All posts filed under “Stories


A Libyan Odyssey

Sherif Dhaimish tells the story of his father, Hasan, who fled Benghazi as a teenager for Burnley in England, where he later cut a name for himself as ‘The Cleaver’


Threads of Continuity

Kriti Bajaj remembers a recent trio of New Delhi-based exhibitions involving India, Iran, and the UK, which provided a novel and comprehensive overview of Zoroastrian culture, art, and identity

Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort

Heaven’s Scent

Al Jazeera’s Ali Al-Woozain embarks on a journey around the world to discover the origins of oud and the beloved scent of his childhood days in Qatar

Hassan Hajjaj


Joobin Bekhrad’s take on Hassan Hajjaj’s fly-on-the-wall documentary about a day in the life of Karima, a henna girl in Marrakech’s Djemaa El Fnaa


My Grandfather’s Room

‘His house was full of welcoming mysteries, except for one room on the top floor called “the salon”. It was rarely open, and only used for “important” visitors …’

Abadan Iran

Soul of the South

A visual journey across the vibrant and culturally diverse cities of Abadan, Ahvaz, Shush, and Shushtar in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province