Volume II, Number 8







Anything Goes

Who's Who


Previous Issues

Host: MIS




Hedayat Va Jahaanbini-e Tragic
    by: Dr. Abbas Milani
(Click to read)



Zanaan-e Naami-e Adabiat-e Iran
   by: Nosratollah Nooh
(Persian)(Click to read)


The End of Remembrance
     by: Reza Jula'i

Translated from the Persian
by: Farzin Yazdanfar

It was raining. Rain, mixed with snow, was coming down all evening. Under the dim streetlight hanging from a wooden pole, I could see the small bubbles on the pavement. A carriage passed me, its hood up. I could hear the sound of the horses' hooves. Once again, it was Lalehzar Street in the late hours of a Saturday night in winter. (Full Text)


Tales of Subversion -Women Challenging          Fundamentalism in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    by: Dr. Azar Nafisi

I will begin with a tale.  Its plot centeers on a woman and poet known as Tahereh.  Tahereh was not her real name; it was the title bestowed on her by Bab, a religious leader and the precursor of the Baha'i faith in Iran.  It means "the pure."  Tahereh was born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1814, to a well-known and influential clerical family. (Full Text)


Yaad-e Hoghoogh-e Taarikhi Ra Negaah Daarim
    by: Houshang Tale'e
(Persian) (Click to read)

Yaldaa, the Iranian Christmas!
   by: Dr. Esmail Nooriala


Fire, in Persian Mythology
    by: Farideh Pourabdollah (
persian) (Click to read)


The Cypress of Zoroaster
    by: Parviz Tanavoli
From: Tavoos, Iranian Art Quarterly, published in Iran.

Among the symbols which the Iranians hold dear, none is as popular as the cypress tree.  Innumerable qualities are attributed to this tree and its form. (Full Text)


    by: Sadaf Kiani
(Persian)(Click to read)


    A Literary Piece

     by: Mimi

That night I saw „Nothing‚ sitting on his yellow winged bloody mouth horse of ego.  His beady eyes were shining with a sense of nefarious revenge, having it all under perspective of his eyes of snake, impatient to see the woman‚s defeat.  He was tall but he looked like a dwarf. (Full Text)


Masterpieces of the World
    Wuthering Heights
    by: Emilie Bronte

     Excerpt and Translation by: Shirin Tabibzadeh
(Click to read)








White House sued for Enron records

'Cyanide attack' foiled in Italy

Iranian student leader sorry for 'confession'

Stove blamed for Egypt train inferno

Jospin joins race to be president

Picture Gallery: Mecca pilgrimage

Muslims mass for Hajj

Picture gallery: London Fashion Week

Winter Games

Europeans detained in Iran

Nepal ups security after rebel attacks

 Life hanging by a thread

GM bug to tackle tooth decay

Search resumes for Iran crash victims

Picture Gallery

Iran divided over US criticism

Top Islamist militant 'killed' in Algeria

US company to protect Gandhi's image

Iran-Palestinian weapons link 'likely'

'Degraded' Danish prince takes time out

Hume receives Gandhi Peace Prize

Iran lashes out at Bush

Milosevic to face single trial

Bush warns on terror

Actors' nods point to Oscar hopes

Police violently suppress teacher demonstrations...

Deadly storms lash Europe

Iran's teachers protest poor pay

Top Enron executive commits suicide


Annan in Iran for Afghan talks

Iraq and Iran discuss improving ties

 Kidman and Crowe share Globes glory

E. Mediterranean shaken by tremor

Latvia flower-attacker spared jail

Human rights body
condemns Iran's record

Iran reimposes entry visas on Gulf Arabs

Hemingway's 'Old Man' dies in Cuba

Bush makes light of pretzel scare

Record fee

Iran pledges Afghan support

Iranian MPs stage walkout

Chirac judge claims sabotage

Orthodox leader calls for Iran dialogue

Show goes on

Bush warns Iran on

Iran hits back at Bush

India 'ready for war'

Afghan captives land in Cuba

Castle row

Starving Afghan villagers eat grass