Davar Ardalan

10:48am

Tue August 19, 2014
The Two-Way

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Simin Behbahani during an August 2007 news conference in Tehran.
Behrouz Mehri AFP/Getty Images

NPR senior producer Davar Ardalan spoke with Simin Behbahani in June 2009 and has this remembrance:

One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani reportedly had been in a coma for more than two weeks.

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8:44am

Sun January 26, 2014
Code Switch

For Persian Jews, America Means 'Religious Pluralism At Its Best'

Roben Farzad and his mother in their 1978 visa photo
Courtesy of Roben Farzad

Code Switch has been writing about some overlooked cultural interactions that have helped shape what Jewish identity is today, and we continue the series with a post by Tell Me More Senior Producer Davar Ardalan on Iranian Jews.

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12:06pm

Mon July 2, 2012
Food

Wake Up Your Vegan Meals With Indian Fare

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:40 pm

Courtesy Anupy Singla

Anupy Singla wants to spice up your vegan diet with some Indian flare.

"If you look at Indian cuisine," the food writer tells NPR's Michel Martin, "it really is one of the only cuisines that highlights vegetarian food, so it's not a far stretch."

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