• Persian garment embellishment 2017-12-10 10:54

    Embellish your garments in Persian style

    TEHRAN – Embellishment is an essential part of Iranian traditional dresses in each part of the country. During history, embellishing clothes manifested social class, financial situation and even the tribe of the person wearing it.

  • sofreh 2017-12-09 10:55

    Sofreh: meal serving custom in Persian style

    TEHRAN – In every language and culture, there are some untranslatable words and terms which do not have equivalents in other languages. ‘sofreh’ in Persian language is in this category.

  • herbal tea 2017-12-05 15:13


    Soothing and relaxing with herbal teas

    Iranian grandmothers always have a cabinet in their homes full of herbal teas as remedies for different diseases, especially for relaxation and soothing. Here are three herbal teas, which are good for relaxation and are remedies for sleep deprivation.

  • korsi 2017-12-05 11:52

    Korsi: pleasant warmth for family gathering

    TEHRAN -- Not a long time ago, korsi was found in nearly all Iranian houses during cold seasons. With the change of lifestyle, korsi is not a houseware anymore these days.

  • Men’s costume in Gilan Province 2017-12-03 09:10


    Men’s costume in Gilan Province

    Men living in highlands and lowlands of the northern province of Gilan wear very different outfits.

  • SURTAN RITUAL 2017-11-30 15:08


    Colorful Iran: Surtan ritual for bride and groom

    In northern Mazandaran Province, neighbors and relatives of bride and groom hold Surtan ritual the night before wedding ceremony.

  • facial mask 2017-11-30 10:48


    Iranian traditional medicine helps you get glowing skin

    looking at the mirror, you are not satisfied with your skin. You want brighter skin? Here are some at-home remedies to get glowing skin according to Iranian traditional medicine.

  • Persian carpet gives your home timeless elegance 2017-11-30 10:15

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Give your home timeless elegance with Persian carpet

    TEHRAN –Persian carpet with its awe-inspiring patterns and brilliant colors can create a house with timeless elegance for you.

  • marmeh ritual 2017-11-28 19:22

    Colorful Iran

    Marmeh ritual in Mazandaran

    On the first day of each month, people in northern Mazandaran province perform Marmeh ritual.According to the ritual, each family asks an auspicious person to knock on their door and enter their home. They believe that it brings happiness and luck for them through the month.

  • Iranian style decoration 2017-11-28 19:11

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Give Iranian taste to your home

    Not very long time ago, homes of Iranians were associated with some appliances and housewares which remind us of colorful tasty foods cooked by mothers and grandmothers and family gatherings on long nights of winter.

  • lalehzar 2017-11-25 20:24

    Lalehzar: Discovering emergence of modern life in Iran

    TEHRAN – In the heart of Tehran, you can find signs for early days of this modern metropolitan at the Lalehzar Street.

  • Persian style bathing 2017-11-23 13:16

    Taking a healthy bath in Iranian traditional style

    Most of us are used to take a shower in a few seconds and consider it as a way for relaxation. Even if you are tired or have no time, that is good to take a longer bath to relax your body and mind.

  • Iranian bathhouse 2017-11-22 19:52

    Iranian bathhouse: A meeting place for cleaning up

    In past time, bathhouses or ‘hammams’ in Iran were not only places for bathing and cleaning up. They had a social concept for people who gathered at these places weekly.

  • Men’s costumes in Qashqai tribe 2017-11-21 11:53


    Men’s costumes in Qashqai tribe

    The outfit of nomadic Qashqai men in southern Fars province has faced many changes during history.

  • persian drugstore 2017-11-16 11:14


    Traditional remedy for rough, dry hands

    Our hands are the best companies in our daily life. However, many of us neglect these helpful parts of our body.

  • The photo depicts the Persian version of "Confess" written by Colleen Hoover(Instagram/Mashhad_ketab) 2017-11-14 11:36

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Develop reading habit amid busy life!

    As a commuter with a pile of chores waiting for you at home, may be you think that there is no time for reading books! But when there is a will, there is a way. Even in a busy life, you can stay a bonafide book reader if you believe in book reading as a must.

  • harvest festival in Zanjan 2017-11-12 10:29

    Colorful Iran: harvest festival in Zanjan

    Halla celebration, a harvest festival, is held annually in early autumn in Anguran region, northwestern province of Zanjan.

  • Experts are seen at an excavation site at Tappeh Sofalin, northcentral Iran. 2017-10-16 20:24

    Traces of Elamite urban life detected in northcentral Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of urban life attributed to Elamite-era (c. 2700 – 539 BC) have been found at Tappeh Sofalin, a prehistoric archaeological site located near Pishva, Tehran province, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/10/04

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament: psychiatric conditions

    Part 4

    TEHRAN —Similar to human beings who have distinguishing temperaments, everything including body organs, seasons, colors, day and night, flavors and climates has a temperament too.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/09/06

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament

    Part 1

    Everything in this world including animals, plants and inanimate objects, seasons, climatic conditions, age, or gender have a temperament (Mizaj). It means that everything can be described regarding its warmness or humidity.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/26

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Melancholic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    part 1

    TEHRAN — Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which has been based on individual differences and a determinant basic concept named as Mizaj (temperament).

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/19

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Sanguine temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    Part 2

    TEHRAN — Different diseases are nowadays spreading at an increasing rate throughout the world. So, traditional medicine is advised by the World Health Organization as a complementary method or an alternative to classic medicine.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/05

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle Part 2

    Temperament (Mizaj) of a person is a distinguishing factor identifying the most appropriate lifestyle suiting for each person’s optimum health.

  • Mohammad Tajeran 2017-06-28 19:15

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘Light and simple life opens windows to beautiful places every morning’

    Mohammad Tajeran, 41, packed his life in a 60-liter rucksack 11 years ago and began cycling around the world aiming to promote the protection of environment.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/28

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle

    Part 1

    Temperament or Mizaj is referred to four different conditions differentiating individuals physically and mentally and as a result, proposing different preventive measures for their diseases or wellbeing.

  • meqdad baqerzadeh 2017-06-21 14:44

    Setareh Behroozi

    Devoted teacher earns love in remote schools

    TEHRAN – The 27-year-old Iranian teacher, Meqdad Baqerzadeh, is renowned for his active role in providing deprived children in remote schools with aids through photos he shared on Instagram.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/20

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    How to recognize one's temperament

    The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which has been based on individual differences, a determinant basic concept named as Mizaj (temperament).

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/18

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan part 8

    All Muslims take part in the month-long dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Eating and drinking (including water) is prohibited during daylight hours, and the day’s abstinence is offset by a nightly meal known as Iftar.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/14

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Traditional medicine clarifies: warmness, coldness, dryness, wetness

    From the Iranian traditional medicine point of view, Mizaj (temperament) represents the excess or lack of warmness and humidity in one's body and is classified based on four qualities of warmness, coldness, dryness and wetness.

  • gilehboom 2017-06-14 10:17

    BY Setareh Behroozi

    Live a green life far from the madding crowd!

    The couple Mahin Shamsikhani and Khosro Mahin-Roosta with their friend Shiva Shamshiri live a different kind of life. Although they are both engineering graduates from Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, they are now running an eco-lodge in a village in northern Iran.