The Unveiled Truth
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Thursday, November 11, 2010 0:05 - 14 Comments
A picture has been making the rounds on the internet this week titled "The Difference Between Eastern and Western Women." Depending on whom you ask, the picture is "provocative", "obscene", "funny", "clever", "stupid", "tame", "lame" or simply "boring". In this week's 'The Unveiled Truth', Shirin Sadeghi takes a look at the picture behind the "picture".
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, November 3, 2010 22:00 - 8 CommentsIn the old town of Mumbai you can find the Dharavi slum, a place where one million people live in squalor, on less than a dollar a day. Yet just six miles from this tragedy, in a billion dollar house with twenty seven floors, lives the fourth richest man in the world, a man who’s spent years accumulating wealth whilst feuding bitterly with his only brother. As Shirin Sadeghi writes in a powerful new piece, this perverse proximity is a perfect lesson in the infinite paradoxes, and failings, of human nature.
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 19:32 - 5 CommentsIn the wake of Tariq Aziz's sentencing to death yesterday, Shirin Sadeghi revisits a case of striking similarities, that of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, the Shah of Iran's longest serving Prime Minister, who was executed by the Khomeini regime in 1979. As Sadeghi argues, Aziz's unwritten memoirs, like Hoveyda's, would have given us priceless insights into the history of the region, but are too inconvenient for the powers that be.
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 22:14 - 3 CommentsIn this week’s column, Shirin Sadeghi takes a look at the case of M.I.A., who made headlines this week when, at an awards show, she appeared on the red carpet with a highly stylized but completely covering abaya and niqab. As Sadeghi shows, what makes M.I.A.’s work, in its visceral impact, so important is that it forces both the “East” and the “West” to face, and know, each other.
New in Ceasefire, The Unveiled Truth - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 21:14 - 7 CommentsIn the first instalment of a new exclusive column, 'The Unveiled Truth', writer and journalist Shirin Sadeghi takes a look at one of the most controversial and taboo topics around: female virginity.
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