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Category: Iran

  • Excerpt on travel luck

    I have been working on a feature article about travel writing for a magazine, an essay on my thought processes while writing a travelogue. Below is an excerpt that I cut from of the piece (which focuses on Japan) that thought I could share here. It’s an anecdote to demonstrate one of the joys of…


  • Minimalist wall-hangings

    Minimalist wall-hangings

    People who think I am a downsizing/minimalist fundamentalist, are surprised when they come into my livingroom and see a number of wall hangings. We don’t have many, but almost all of them are handpainted art (like the family portrait featured in this post). They are all gifts, and have a personal touch. For example, the…


  • Working through Ramadan: the inverse edition

    For Muslims working in non-Muslim work environments, observing Ramadan is an epic feat of self-discipline. Working through Ramadan is an excellent piece on the Slack blog that I recommend for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. For Muslims, there are some tips on toughing it out with a 9 to 5 schedule, how to prioritize your focus…


  • Foreign Affairs: Cash but no plan

    Foreign Affairs: Cash but no plan

    Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada announced $9 million dollars in funding in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T for something called the “Digital Public Square project.” The CBC dubbed the project an experiment in digital diplomacy. The Globe called it “direct diplomacy.” The coverage in the National Post,…


  • Iran’s Lost Territories

    Although this DIA presentation on the “new” Great Game is too high level to be really insightful, and is guilty of being an OWerpoint (also see this example) in some places, there are some really handy slides detailing Iran’s claims to surrounding territories. Slide 29: Iran: Territories Lost and Gained Slide 30: Iran: Territorial Changes…