Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:6AM
Kashan; an overlooked gem of Persia
Kashan; an overlooked gem of Persia

These are some of the stories covered in this episode of the Iran program:

Kashan, a historic city in Isfahan

In the 19th century, the Qajar Dynasty had a chancellor who Iranians are very grateful for because he was a genuine patriot. Amir Kabir fought hard to bring reforms to Persia but it eventually cost him his life. He was killed in the bath house you see in the upcoming feature. This incident has added to the historical significance of the Fin Bathhouse which Hoda Lezgee tells you more about on a tour to the city of Kashan.

A game of mental martial arts

You have probably noticed people around you or yourself making clumsy mistakes sometimes, misplacing words, or getting pretty forgetful. The malfunctioning of the brain can be common under certain circumstances. But just like other parts of your body; the more efficiently you use your brain and give it proper exercise the stronger it will get. Your brain needs a sport. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi suggests Chess; which she found out has been played in Persia for more than a thousand years.

Chaharmahaal & Bakhtyari and thousands of years of civilization

Hafshejan is a city in the Province of Chaharmahaal & Bakhtyari in the south-west of Iran. You will see the nature of the region is breath-taking. But about the region’s civilization, the figure Golnar Farnoodi is going to throw at you is mind-boggling!