Stubborn enough to resist

It has been a while since I started sharing some thoughts on Medya magazine. Time has shifted forward and many things have changed, but at the same time many aspects of life stays the same, because we are just ...

Daily conversations episode 2

As I familiarize myself with everyday life in South Kurdistan, I come across a lot of people that wants their story to be told. It is true that most people keep busy by keeping track of politics and the situati...

Daily conversations

I always enjoy talking to people to understand how their minds tick and what their desires are. I aim not to ask people questions but just have a conversation, where we both share a time of cleansing our minds ...

My neighbours are making a ruckus

I hate waking up to unexpected noise that is new to me, from hammers hitting nails, drills screaming into a wall or those irritating couple's that keep shooting bullets at each other. It seems that my neighbour...

A Peoples hope

It’s early in the morning, almost 6 am. My mother wakes me, she says ‘sleeping on such a day!?’ As the kids come and irritate me, I see them all dressed; they all have brand new clothes on, full of colour, I ev...

My empty moments with my smartphone

As technology develops more with time and less is left to the imagination, I can’t help but think that we as humans are getting lazier to do the things we have been doing for a long time. Some say it’s the mill...

Silent Stories by Pishtgir Goran

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” - Ansel Adams....

Kurdistan: a working title

The Kurdish cause has made us into what and who we now are, as most Kurds seem to have become deep nationalists because of the sufferings they have been through, and the loss of lives they have had to grieve. T...

Origin: 14th Trip home, episode one

Origin: 14th Trip home, episode one; The time is 20.30 and as the plane descents and I hear the rubber tires of the plane hit the tarmac, all of the sudden I go into a daydream of thoughts, realizing how far we...

Origin – The village

Routine. From the minute that my alarm clock hits 8.30am, a day of routine awaits me; repeating the usual early morning steps at home and then soon after follows the anticipated journey to work. It’s funny that...