This is a personal blog on random thoughts about many things — various forms of arts (e.g. painting, film, dance, music), literature, politics, travel, knowledge, … and life — the things that I am passionate about, besides technology (which I cover at TekTrends) and my identity as an Iranian (which I have dedicated ParsTimeout to).
This is a reincarnation of an anonymous blog that I started back in 2005 inspired by a bad relationship. It remained dormant for most of 2007-2008. Starting in 2009 I decided to salvage it and give it a new identity and a broader scope. So here it is including my early posts circa 2005-2006.
I had previously called it Xazar (or Khazar), one of the Persian names for Caspian Sea (the largest salt water lake in the world). It is a special place for me as I was born in Astara, a small beach town on the southwest corner of Caspian Sea in the Guilan province of Iran, where I lived till I was 18.
The name UnMind came to me one day at a cafe in OC while I was soul-searching for a new name that would also be available as a domain name. I can think of a few good interpretations for unmind such as unconventional, critical and outside of the box thinking. Or it can be being irrational, illogical and dealing with matters of the heart. A more interesting meaning for unmind is around spirituality and is inspired by Eckhart Tolle‘s book “The Power of Now — A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”. I discuss this in more detail in this post.
UnMind is also on Tumblr with shorter and sometimes different posts. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I welcome your comments and input.