Volume IV, Number 30
By: Leylana Shajii
with Dr Parviz Mina"
Iran's president elect
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised to make sweeping
By: Amir Sepehr
On the morning of January 15th, 1979, I was sitting in my office at NIRT (National Iranian Radio and Television) on Jam-e-Jam street reviewing the news when I first heard the rumor that the Shah was planning to leave the country.
By: Darius Kadivar
My father Dr. Kioumarz Ruhollah KADIVAR was a prominent surgeon and university professor at Pahlavi University in Shiraz. He was educated in the French Iranian school of Razi in Teheran where he became acquainted with the language of Moliere, Voltaire and Rousseau.
Mordad 2: The Death of a Poet
If in vain is night beautiful
and the curveless stream of stars
that flows cold.
are lamenting the reminiscence
while every dawn
Remembering Dr. Kiumarz-Rouhollah
Kadivar, the famous Iranian surgeon/painter who died in exile in France
on 4 July at the age of 75. He was the father of Darius Kadivar (Rozaneh's
very dear contributor) , Cyrus Kadivar, and Sylvie-Roya Kadivar..
Fount of Beauty and Virtue
Monday, July 18, 2005
When Darius Kadivar - whom I knew through his work, but had never met before - walked towards me as I passed through the gates of the cemetery greeting me by my name and according to the Iranian custom gave me a kiss on both cheeks, I was sure the taxi had driven me to the right place.
By: Dr. Amir Hosein Khanji
More than Babak!
By: Dr. N. Vaahedi
RELIGION AFTER THE FALL OF SASANIAN DYNASTY
Memoirs of a Career Diplomat in the service of the Iranian Foreign Office
Reflections (2) & (3)
By H Hakimi
Dr. Hussein Fatemi, how propaganda can overtake reality!
Given the enthusiastic response I received to the earlier piece published in the Iranian about adverse propaganda by foreign press about Iran, I was encouraged by the younger readers to write further about my experiences as a career diplomat. Here is another piece showing how propaganda can overtake reality so easily in the Iranian psyche.
By H Hakimi
This document indicates to the constant
effort of Pahlavi Regime to snatch more revenue for our oil from the
British. Since the time that Reza Shah opened one of the oil valves
for the oil to pour into the sea for a few seconds at the consternation
of the B.P. Officials in 1933, protesting that the amount of oil wasted
means millions of pounds loss to the B.P.
By: Abbas Milani
Some twenty-five hundred years ago, when Herodotus was writing his Histories, Iran, or Persia as it was called then, was the Wests ultimate "other." Today, that otherness has once again reared its divisive head. A central theme of the essays in this collection is that Iran and the West have more in common than in difference. The crucial link of their unity is their common, albeit historically disparate, quest for human ideals like democracy and freedom.
By Shaul Bakhash
Sent by: Payam
Although best known for his translations and his influential work as an editor, his involvement in the world of books and the arts was astonishingly wide-ranging. He did film and art criticism, wrote on photography, and worked on dictionaries and became an authority on aspects of the Persian language. He helped launch a successful bookstore. As a young man, he even worked on documentaries with the writer and film-maker, Ebrahim Golestan.
and Words : Rezwan Razani's Persian Language Adventures
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
The prominent Indian poet of his time writing in Persian, equally renowned for poems, letters, and prose pieces in Urdu.
By: Bashir Sakhawarz
Bashir Sakhawarz is the author of many articles on Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. He recently delivered a talk on the life and works of Ghalib organized by the London based Iranian society called "Society of promoting Persian language" and "Afghan society of Culture and Art" to celebrate the achievement of Mirza Assadullah Khan Ghalib as great Persian poet who lived in India. . Bashir is from Afghanistan currently living in the U.K.. His talk was well received and generated a lively discussion at the end.
Photojournalist's appeal from Kabul
For the past four years, Aina has trained several hundred men and women in eight media and culture centres in the Afghan provinces and Kabul, supporting independent local media in fields such as video documentary, photojournalism, radio, press, and taking travelling educational cinema to the more isolated provinces. Our trainees have taken part in the production of films, radio shows, photo reporting, and magazines, reaching an audience of a millions of listeners, spectators and readers.
Reza is a frequent contributor to the National Geographic. He founded Aina in 2001 as a non-governmental organization working to build and develop a thriving civil society through independent media and cultural projects.
Avaunt, thou dreadful minister of
Why all this?
Here is one of the reasons why!!
at stake in Irans election?
From Socialistworker online
AMID RENEWED saber-rattling by the Bush administration, Iranians will go to the polls June 24 for a crucial presidential run-off vote. With no candidate in a field of seven getting 50 percent in the first round of voting on June 17, the run-off pits the favorite, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, against surprise second-place finisher Mahmud Ahmadinejad, the hard-line conservative mayor of Tehran.
And here is another!
From 10 am this morning, some of my friends and I went along to the polling booths set up by the Islamic Republic in London. We started by going to the Islamic Centre in England, based in Kilburn.
We talked to some of the people who were turning up to vote. Basically the voters fell into three categories.
And yet another
By Wesley Yang
Sent by: Amil Imani
Copyright © Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
You may not know or recognize his name, but youve probably seen Ahmad Batebis face. In the picture that made him .......
by Amir Taheri
If it looks like a duck, cackles like a duck, and flies like one, could it be anything other than a duck?
Success, it is said, has many fathers. Yet when the Helsinki Accords were signed on August 1, 30 years ago, they were met by many with deep skepticism, if not fear.
Two articles by:
Iran War Buildup
There is no evidence that President Bush has already made the decision to attack Iran if Tehran proceeds with uranium-enrichment activities viewed in Washington as precursors to the manufacture of nuclear munitions.
As Britain tries to absorb the shock of 7/7, some voices are urging what would amount to the appeasement of the terrorists.
Italian journalist is to be judged for the book offending Islam.
by Tom Shuford
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, in a wide-ranging discussion of foreign-policy issues, says he is disturbed at the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear.....
Clashes occurred in front of Teheran University as students on Tuesday protested the continued imprisonment of Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji, witnesses said.
Last Thursday, my son and I returned home after two weeks in Africa, having been blessedly isolated from television, newspapers, and Internet.
Two weeks ago, obscure hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to victory in Iran's run-off presidential election. In his first news conference as president-elect,......
Officials said the
ministry and the Israel Defense Forces have conducted simulations
of an Iranian ....
International Herald Tribune
. . Tehran's 'populist' leader clashes with the people
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice and her French counterpart tried to present a united front Tuesday
By: Gregory R. Copley and
In case you missed it, a well-organized political coup last week propelled an obscure radical with a wicked past .......
London -- Irans defeated presidential contender and current head of the State Expediency Council, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani......
Silver Lining in Iran
The hottest book in Iran these days is Bill Clinton's "My Life." There are three unauthorized....
By: Reza Bayegan
Iran's human face is gone. Hardline vote-riggers have spirited it away......
By: Mark Dankoff
Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan, an Iranian organization dedicated to the memory of Imperial Iranian......