Internet Blackout in Iran and The Future it Foreshadows

Early morning on June 12th, 2009 when Iranians were heading for polls of Presidential elections, they were faced a peculiar surprise. Text message service was disabled on the cellphones nationwide. Everyone was sure Mousavi would win the election but when the results were published, unexpectedly early, Ahmadinejad was announced the winner. On June 15th, the … Continue reading Internet Blackout in Iran and The Future it Foreshadows

Second Wave of #IranProtests

It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog because of the extreme number of things I have had to deal with... I never thought, or even wanted, to get back to it in such a condition. We are now on the fourth day of a new round of #IranProtests which are … Continue reading Second Wave of #IranProtests

Mueller Hearing and What It Was(n’t)

The day that many House Democrats had long been anticipating finally came. Robert Mueller appeared in the House of Representatives to testify before the members of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. The first set of questions was asked by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep Jerry Nadler of NY who tried to stab the … Continue reading Mueller Hearing and What It Was(n’t)

The State of Fascism

A lot has been discussed and written as far as Fascism is concerned in the West. Has it been useful? I believe not. Because what has been counted as signs of Fascism emerging in the society is being seen again and few people are reacting. Because the ground is being laid for the atrocities Fascism … Continue reading The State of Fascism

Trump’s White-Supremacist Tweets Deconstructed

As an immigrant living in a country where migration is visibly a serious issue and has recently led to significant political shifts as well, I happen to hear people saying "Go back to your own country" to immigrants pretty often. Since Matteo Salvini entered the government, racial slurs have become more frequent because of the … Continue reading Trump’s White-Supremacist Tweets Deconstructed

Reading “Saul” by Vittorio Alfieri

Note: I had the opportunity to get to know Alfieri through my university professor whose great knowledge over the matter came to be of great help. My personal fondness of this play, and the fact that it narrates a biblical event made me decide to analyze it. Obviously the opinions here are totally personal. I … Continue reading Reading “Saul” by Vittorio Alfieri

Reading “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert

Note: These are my personal observations upon reading Madame Bovary. Needless to say, they can be totally contrary to what anybody else might grasp from reading the book. Throughout the text, I have included excerpts from Madame Bovary and other books; for the texts originally not in English, whenever not mentioned, the excerpts are translated … Continue reading Reading “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert