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Miracle of music from Africa to Iran, from Iran to India

Miracle of music from Africa to Iran, from Iran to India

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: More than half a century ago, a man in the south of Iran sang a local song. This song referred to the people who came to Iran from the African island of Zanzibar several centuries ago. A few years later, an Iranian pop singer sang this song again. This piece was […]

United States, Pakistan sign agreement to protect Pakistan’s cultural heritage

United States, Pakistan sign agreement to protect Pakistan’s cultural heritage

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and Pakistan Secretary of National Heritage and Culture Ms. Humaira Ahmed signed an agreement on cultural property protection in Islamabad on January 30, 2024. The agreement establishes import restrictions on certain types of archaeological and ethnological materials originating from Pakistan and entering […]

“Asre Rowshan” shines in Iran

“Asre Rowshan” shines in Iran

TEHRAN: Alireza Bahrami, a member of the Asian Journalists Association (AJA) since 2019, is an active and well-known journalist in Iran, especially in the field of culture and art. He has had many media activities and was one of the founders of Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) in 2000. ISNA is one of the most […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Days of Culture held in Qatar

Kyrgyzstan’s Days of Culture held in Qatar

DOHA: Kyrgyzstan’s tapestry of culture, traditions, local customs, and artistic movements that define the country’s rich heritage were shared with enthusiastic crowds in Qatar. The Days of Culture of Kyrgyzstan were held in the capital city Doha and in Lusail where people have thronged to watch the football matches of the Asian Cup. The first […]

Shada Al Ala Mountain Reserve: A wealth of historical carvings, natural diversity

Shada Al Ala Mountain Reserve: A wealth of historical carvings, natural diversity

AL BAHA, Saudi Arabia: The Shada Al-Ala Mountain Reserve, located in Al-Baha Region, some 20 kilometers northwest of Al-Makhwah governorate, is an extension of the Sarawat Mountains, known for their impressive heights that reach about 2,200 meters above sea level. From the Jibal Mussala Ibrahim summit, the highest point, the mountains slope down, reaching an […]

Mumbai Poetry Festival: Celebrating 20 years of Poetrywala

Mumbai Poetry Festival: Celebrating 20 years of Poetrywala

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, President, Asia Journalists Association MUMBAI: The name Poetrywala was suggested by Dilip Chitre and the logo was designed by him after translating into English Hemant Divate’s first book of poems Choutishiparyantchya Kavita (Poems till 34 years of age) as Virus Alert. In 2003, there were no publishers publishing poetry in English or […]

Celebration of overcoming darkness in Iran

Celebration of overcoming darkness in Iran

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: On the days when Christians celebrate the new year, the people of Pars (Persia) also celebrate an ancient occasion. “Yalda” is the name of one of the oldest festivals that has survived from the time of the Persian Empire. The night between the last day of autumn and the first day […]

Winners of “Italo Calvino” award in Iran announced

Winners of “Italo Calvino” award in Iran announced

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: Everywhere in the world, the prosperity of the English language is ordinary. Following it, we can mention French and German. Chinese language and Arabic language have flourished in universities. But in the last 20 years, two other languages have become popular among Iranian teenagers: Italian and Korean. Korean movies and Italian […]

How did Saudi Arabia win hosting Expo 2030?

How did Saudi Arabia win hosting Expo 2030?

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The new host of the world expo became the rich country that plans to show off in all international events in its development plan. Before hosting the 2034 World Cup, Saudi Arabia was able to host Expo 2030. In the more than 170-year history of Expo, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) […]

South Korea’s Busan comes up short in World Expo bid; Saudi’s Riyadh wins

South Korea’s Busan comes up short in World Expo bid; Saudi’s Riyadh wins

PARIS/SEOUL: South Korea’s Busan came up short in its bid to host the 2030 World Expo on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh won a resounding victory over Busan and Italy’s Rome without a runoff vote. Members of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the body responsible for overseeing the international fair with the potential to […]

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