* Iran in Shahnameh
Dear Mr. Kadivar, [Sekandar,
Iran and Aryans]
The word "Iran" comes literally thousands of times
in the Shahnameh,
and is the name used in the poem for the whole country we now
call Iran / Persia. The word originally referred to the inhabitants
of the country, rather than the country itself, and this is
clear from the fact that the country is also sometimes called "Iran-zamin" ,
ie "the land of the Aryans". The word is of pre-Islamic
origin, and derives from the same Indo-European root from which
the English word "Aryan" derives.
Aryan more precisely refers to the speakers of a language
rather than to the descendants of a common ancestor. Because
this was an Indo-European language, Persian has many cognates
in other Indo-European languages >>> Full
* Sekandar, Iran and Aryans
Dear Mr. Davis,
I read your very interesting interview with Mr. Javid of the iranian.com. [A
huge conservation project] I have three questions to ask you :
You mention the name of Alexander (the Great) as "Sekandar". This
intrigued me in that I recently watched a DVD movie of American director John
Huston called "The Man who
would be King" (1975) based on the poem written by English writer
Rudyard Kipling >>> Full
* Poll: Has he got a clue?
Having been inspired by your amazing survey of opinions on Mrs Ebadi, as appeared
on iranian.com [Can
you do a better job?], I decided to put your super scientific
method to test by running a similar survey to yours and, surprise surprise, I
came up with exactly identical figures as reported by you. Isn't
it so fascinating? Look: >>> Full
* They dseserve worse, but come on!
I appreciate the platform you provide for contributors
to express their points of view, and I always enjoy the diversity
of opinions expressed.
However, I think the "Chera
satire is of extremely poor taste. I am not referring
to the cotext, but am amazed you allow such foul language and
unrelated hardcore porn photos to appear on your website.
you want your family be exposed to this kind of vulgarity?
I think not. The akhound from Bandar Abbas dseserves worse,
but Effat-e Kalam should not be copmromised. Otherwise
we are as bad as the mullahs in Tehran.
* Bush is not as bad? Oh boy
Here we go again [Educated
vote]. Another misguided soul, labeling anybody who disagrees with
him “neo-Liberal Iranians” and repeating the Fox channel propaganda.
I am sorry to inform you, this is not about labels like Republicans and Democrats.
It’s about what one’s believe in. If you think president Bush’s
environmental policy is one for the future of America; if you think gunboat diplomacy
is the best foreign policy; If you think taking rights away from women and gays
are the best civil right policies; if you think building a wobbly economy based
on borrowing is the best economic policy, then vote for him.
But if poison in the water matters to you; if you think a society is stronger
when it equally protects the rights of all humans in that society; if you think
strength in military does not necessarily means forcing your will on the world;
if you think a balanced budget create a better financial environment for the
private sector, then you must vote to get ride of Bush. Not because he is Saudi’s
body, because his policies are disastrous.
You suggested we should make an educated vote. I’d say you should return
* It all disolved
You claimed the "such loyalty and sacrifice (of the
armed forces) stems back to Cyrus the Great, and the Imperial
gunned down]. However, you fail to mention that during
the Sassanid Empire, the armed forces all disbanded and joined
the Arab invaders because of the corruption and repression
of the Zoroastrian clergy under Sassanid Rule. The Persian
Empire collapsed with little blood lost, because the Persian
armies never gave a fight (because they were tired of all the
fighting against the Byzantines for hundreds of years).
The same with the Shah's Imperial Guard. How long did that
last when the revolution happened? It all disolved within a
matter of days. Most of the generals left way before the revolution
happened, or during the revolution for fear of their lives >>> Full
* Is this Islam?
Again and again.... when are we (Iranians) are going to
hold the mullah's responsible for what they are doing
to the Baha'is? [Takhreeb]
have they done to deserve such treatment from the government?
Is this Islam's
teaching to persecute other religions? Does Islam
teach hatred for other religions? Where is this
written in the Holy Qoran?
Don't make any mistake
about it, the future generation will hold each and
everyone of us (Iranians) responsible for this savage
* Words we hear a lot
What are the interpretations of the following words
in Farsi which we have heard a lot and not truly understand
* Guatemala impressions
Dear Ms. Ravon,
I really enjoyed your pictures
from Guatemala. Your selections
give a good
impression of the kind of environment there is in that country.
you and good luck to you.
Ali Akbar Mahdi
Thank you very much for making this great site available to
all the Iranian music lovers. I was wondering if you had any
of the songs from a group called Ojoobeha (they were a group
that surfaced for a short time in mid 1960s) and
could possibly add it to this collection.
* Palestinians should be --
I think it's important to know what you're talking about before
you broadcast whatever it is you're trying to say [Placing
blame where it counts]. It's
evident you don't. I'm sorry to sound hostile, but I have Jewish
and friends, and you are simplifying a terrible conundrum as
they would, too, testify.
You make it sound as if intellectuals
are babysitters. Why don't you go live somewhere where you
have absolutely no human rights and are getting pushed into
the water after having your home taken away and pull off a
peaceful demonstration. Let's see if you can change human nature's
reaction to hostililty after years of colonialism (hell, at
least they're not weilding machetes like some other post-colonial
societies we know).
Things haven't always been this way and
unfortunately the world pays attention to blood more than rational,
intelligent words (look at Edward Said and how he got sidelined).
Maybe if there were more people pushing for a negotiable solution
(let's get back to the ORIGINAL agreements), then it wouldn't
be such an all-or-nothing situation. But, no one stuck to the
original agreement and hence the Palestinians should be --
wiped out, you'd say?
According to World Watch organizers and
rights groups, the death of Palestinians has reached genocidal
numbers but we're too afraid to use that word because Jews
have a history of genocide. I think that's pretty stupid
but people can be stupid.
Anyway, be careful when pulling propaganda without enough
knowledge to pull it off.
* Attacking our baby, Googoosh
Azam aziz, [Iranian
There are four kinds of people who attack Googoosh.
1- people who are just jealous because they cannot hold a
candle to her sunshine.
2- people who belong to political groups and want to take advantage of her
popularity and gain financial and popular support for themselves.
3- people who always accuse others to show how much MOBAREZ they are and on
the other hand by accusing others they try to make it understood that THEY
are ok themselves.
4- but the fourth group which I think you belong to are those people who want
to become famous overnight >>> Full
* Like Kurdistan's rivers
I wanted to than you so much for compiling these beautiful
songs. And Rojan's voice is just beautiful, just
like the Kurdistan's rivers. I was wondering if you have
made a video of this performance. If you have not, please
to do so. I am sure it would be a great success.
for you and your group specially for your vocalist, Rojan.
Thanks a lot for putting
my collection at the Iranian.com [Glass
wall]. The interesting is the fact that the whole
process of these pictures was totally based on a coincidence.
I was photocopying several school related papers in De Anza
College's Cafeteria [in Cupertino, California]. And I accidentally
pushed the bottom 'start' on the photocopy machine while
To my surprise the outcome of photocopy (zirax) of my hand
was quite interesting. So just for the sake of it I put
face on the screen of the photocopy machine in the middle of
Anza College's Cafeteria. Like an insane, I continued taking
the photocopy of my face since then and the collection
you saw is the result.
The interesting fact is that I have tried
taking the photocopy of my face in many other photocopy machines
too. I have photocopied my face in Kinkos, Santa Clara University
and many other place; but it is only the De Anza College's
Cafeteria Photocopy machine that has given good results. As
one of my friends says: "I may not be photogenic, but
I am definitely a photocopygenic".
* US should clean house in Iran
Thanks for reading my article [Do
not be fooled] but I respectfully disagree!
Lie down with dogs - you get up with fleas...that's practical
advice (not idealistic at all). The Akhoonds are dogs -
and the US will rise up with fleas (it will have a hard time
getting rid of). Remember, 9/11 terrorists were nationals
of Allies (Saudi Arabia and Egypt ... totalitarian dogs
good relations with the US, that sent fleas here ...).
Raprochement with Iran will create, not reduce, anti-US
terrorism - that was my point.
US should clean house there and build from a clean foundation
- like in Iraq. The mullah's must go - and go now. Short-term
help to the Iranian people is less important than sustainable,
long-term help - in the form of a real democracy. The
very problem with US policy has been its short-term orientation.
* Deterioration overdue
Dear Massud, [Oh,
make it all a nightmare!]
Are you kidding?!! I am over-joyed that the "reformists" are
finally getting the hell out. The hippocrites who only added
life a scoundrel government
deserve to leave in disgrace.
The smiling mullah who got elected
president of one of the most corrupt regimes in the history
is nothing but a two-faced, conniving criminal.
I cannot believe
so many people fell for them and actually thought that they
to implement actual reform within a rigid, archaic dictatorship
a bunch of under-educated Islamist men.
The regime that was due to deteriorate many years ago lasted
the support it received from people LIKE YOU! Shame on you
this tyrranical regime continue to crush our people's souls
for so many years.
* I won't vote for Torkzadeh
I followed the link from your Today page to MTV's "Choose
or Lose" page to see who Reza Torkzadeh is and why
I should vote for him on that site! As I began reading his
essay I thought it was well written and supported a good
cause (community service and voluntarism, etc.) But then
he went down the path that many Iranians go trying to get
credit and sympathy at the expense of the"Iranian Revolution".
Now, reading any of the pieces I have written on Iranian.com
shows that I am no fan of the Islamic Republiuc of Iran or
the ruthless religious fundamentalists that lead it. But it
disturbs me to hear yet another Iranian who claims to have
fled Iran in 1979 or shortly thereafter to save their lives
from certain annihilation and doom!
But history shows that a large percentage of these people
didn't leave Iran to save their lives and indeed no one was
after them and they just had the money and resources to pack
up and leave. Even worse were those who mismanaged the country
and ran it into the hands of Khomeini and his followers and
then left Iran (without even being in any danger necessarily)
leaving the less fortunate to deal with the wrath of the Mullahs!
So, the answer is NO, I won't vote for Reza Torkzadeh because
he wants to win hearts and minds at someone else's expense!
* What's wrong with praising Islam?
Dear Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang, [How
about just doing your job?]
Salaam va Doorood. Shirin Ebadi has neither failed Iran or
Iranians. She has lived in Iran the past 25 years, even spent
a year in prison for her activities. She has defended the oppressed,
the down-trodden and those who lost or have no rights in society.
However, I saw your mindset in your article.
You mentioned the "raping of virgins in the prisons." That
happened in the early years of the revolution. Things have
changed dramatically in the past 15 years (especially past
7 years) of the IRI. I am in no way saying Iran is now some
kind of utopia, or even close to it. It is far from it. However,
the Iran of 24 years ago is radically different than the Iran
of today >>> Full text
* Orgasm or perish
Ms. Najmabadi, [Sexual
politics of naming]
I am surprised with a well known scholar such
as yourself who
builds a scholarly proposition on fictional evidence
(In parsi tongue Afsaneh?) regarding the sexuaity and sexual
eroticism in Iran.
I suppose when it comes to publish or perish
one should choose perish if she or he has to compromise one's
chosen disciplinary principles for the sake of publication.
But don't get me wrong-- just to see one's work in print holding
it with both hands is as erotic as you can get worth overriding
any deep held principle that one is adhering to -- even having
seven orgasms one after another in one shot intercourse pales
color when compared to the euphoria experienced of
having one's book in hand.
Professor Danesh, Ret.
* Change is slow
When it's all said and done what will we accomplish? [Last
Tango with Tehran]
No matter what we do Ms. Zahra Kazemi will still be dead.
Republic of Iran has already sentenced
a person for the murder of Ms. Zahra Kazemi. Ms. Ebadi, the attorney of Zahra
Kazemi will eventually re-open this case.
Dr. Ebadi will eventually obtain more
awards. Ms. Ebadi may one day become the President of the Islamic Republic
of Iran. But will anything change? Not much. The Rafsanjanis,
Khatamis, and Ebadis
of the world are so many and change is slow.
Iranian Immigrants in America should be proud that we live
in a democratic republic. After watching Fahrenheit 9-11 I
know that our lives are better than some bums
living in the 3rd world. God bless America. And God bless us all. And why not?
* I'm Croatian and proud
I just got done reading the new article by Siamack Baniameri
queens]. I stayed up until 3 in the morning the other
day to see Iran's second match in China live, and man was it
painful. Here, while I would like to echo and sustain all of
Baniameri's many right-on and witty points, I would like to
especially draw out one particular point.
He is absolutely right about Iranians propensity to blame
their own shortcomings on others. It's always someone else
who has done us wrong, while we, the righteous have always
been victims of evil-doer's satanic designs >>> Full
* Q is for Queer
I was just ready to recover from Bruce Bahamni's funny film review that
I had to put up with Qumars Bolourchian's
hilariously written piece of political paranoia [W
is for War].
Is it not fun to have so many comedic writers on the
same issue of the Iranian? Q. Bolourchian (hereafter
Q for brevity AND for Queer - as in strange!) has such an insight
into the future that one wonders why his ESP has been ignored
all these times. Using the predicting powers of his
crystal ball, Q gives us a picture of things to come (in
the event of Bush starting war with Iran: >>> Full text
* Intolerant intolerance
is for Queer]
Nothing like denouncing Islamic intolerance by egaging in
intolerance yourself! I may just BE Queer, can you handle it?
* Horrible role model
I am really shocked to read a commentary [All
good] for a book (a piece of garbage really
[Farah Pahlavi's "An
Enduring Love"]) and recommending it.
I have not read the book and have no desire to read it. I
saw the old gold digger who is truly an embarrassment to Iranian
people because she is really stupid and after having lived
more than 26 years in the Western world, her English is horrible >>> Full
* Liberation from within
Just some facts here in response to "Top
Your American freedom fighters freed
Iran about 50 years ago or so from a democratic government
and gave it to a dumb
dictator. Iran was librated about 25 years
ago by Iranians but we (all of us) with the help of some foreign
forces f*&ked up again
and let it slip into this mess.
And some opinion: Those who advocate for a foreign country
to come with force and liberate Iran are nothing but traitors.
needs to come within and by the Iranian people. I doubted you
would ever take part in that, as you and I have found a safe
heaven here and waiting for others to sacrifice and liberate
the country again.
And I will assure you, if Americans ever
tried such adventure, they will face a bigger Shock & Awe
then what they have got in Iraq.
* Give me the job!
I found Mr. Mohammad Poor's review of Radio
Farda's web site [A
vision for Farda] to be a terribly biased and unprofessional
critique. It made me wonder what his true intentions were by writing it.
list of his suggestions at the end of his article can be a clue to that.
Something like, "GIVE ME THE JOB, I CAN DO IT BETTER!!"
Though I don't consider myself to be even a beginner in the world of journalism,
yet I could clearly see the begrudging and obvious unfairness within Mr.
Mohammad-Poor's literary attack. I am convinced that he meant it to be that
way >>> Full
maast k-e bar maast
Ever since Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize, I have
been reading news items of demonstrations against her and articles
condemning her. Lately I just read the titles, not the actual
articles! All countries around the world invite her to
speak at universities and come to listen to her but her
own people, Iranians, demonstrate against her outside those
and lecture halls!
Is there anything more shameful than this
for a nation? All I want to say is one thing: ever since
people came together and established nations, we Iranians are
the only nation on the face of this earth that criticize,
condemn, demonstrate against and attack one of our own WHO
HAS WON THE
Every other nation in the world would
be proud that one of its citizens has won such a
prestigious award. Arab women, Southeast Asian women, even
Western women laud her and praise her for her untiring work
and courage, but we Iranians, her own people, demonstrate against
her and write so called "scholarly" articles against
Can we Iranians do ANYTHING ELSE except criticize
each other and whine and nag about everything! I hate
to say this, especially as an Iranian, but I guess we, as a
nation, deserve what we have! As the saying goes: "«az
maast k-e bar maast"!
* Military intervention
Dear Mr. Mahmoud Ghaffari, [Top
I was still a teenager when the Nojeh coup failed, and I got
to learn more about the events through Iranian newspapers and
books recalling the event. I also think that that the men and
officers who participated in this attempt to overthrow the
mullahs were courageous people who unfortunately paid dearly
for their lost cause.
It is important for historians to look
back at those troubled years where many Iranians actually hoped
for an American intervention or a military coup especially
after things turned from bad to worse in the political life
of our nation when the Islamic fundamentalist students took
over the US embassy with the help of PLO terrorists >>> Full
* Shame on you, Team Melli!
I watched the game and while my patients were waiting in the
office, I stood there and watched a disappointing end to a
disappointing game [Not
to be]. I have played the game and have been in similar
situation, where after a tie game and a tie extra 30 minute,
the game ended up in penalty kicks.
Our coach, a player of our own caliber, realized and recognized
that I, a less experienced defender, should not be in the game during
the last minutes. There needed to be better "kickers" or
at least ones with better knowledge of kicking a ball into
a huge goal from freaking few steps >>> Full
* Tone of language
I suggest to review materials such as
F... Shodam" before publication. I support free
expression; however, such articles might be published in a
different site with similar tone of language.
and open communication with the author prior to publication
might effect modification
of the tone of langauage and wording for your site.
* Failing each other
Dear Faye, [How
about just doing your job? ]
It seems as if you are trying your best to discredit and
undermine shrirn ebadi's efforts in iran and abroad by placing
a rather heavy burden, the responsibility to represent our
nation's integrity in the world and expose the criminals, solely
on one person's shoulders, and then you go on to criticize
iranians for being too self-involved and individualistic, a
punishment and a criticism that is totally unrelated and unfair
to the crime that you claim to have been committed >>> Full
* Rajavi supporter or not
Dear Mr Mohammadi, [Kooky
You have attempted to use
the old tactic of discrediting the messenger to reject
the message!! [Growing sex trade]
Whether Donna Hughes
is a supporter of Maryam Rajavi or not, the growing sex trade
and slavery of young Iranian women by
the muslim clerics of Iran is a real shame and MUST be stopped.
According to some estimates, over 2,000,000 women in Iran are
involved in the sex trade. That is, 1 in every 14 woman
in Iran. This is shameful. Not for the women, but for the men
who have caused and allowed this to happen.
Would you react
the same way if your 16 year old sister or daughter were sold
to some Arab or Pakistani man and was
providing sex to upwards of 20-30 men a day?
* Logical advice
I have been glued to your advice column [Abjeez]. Not only
are the stories intrieging, your advice is like a free couseling
You give unbiased logical realistic
I have gotten many people onto this website, many just to
view your advice column...so keep up the great work!
* Soopoor or "superintendent"
Soopoor is actually a bastardized version
of "super" or "superintendent," or
the person who gathers the trash of the apartment building
and disposes of it on designated days [Saturday
school ]. The super also does
light labor and repair work on the behalf of the owner of the
house and for the residents.
I am sure there is a joke in here
somewhere. Something to do with the English or something.
* Follows logic
Simply one of the best articles I have read regarding the
US - Iran relationship and in general an excellent assessment
of the situation. [W
is for War - with Iran ] It contains facts and
* What many
Thanks for finally publishing what many
Iranians in Iran believe and would like to hear. [W
is for War - with Iran ]
This is a rather nostalgic and unrealistic look at the Nojeh
coup attempt. [Top
gunned down] Let us not forget that the coup was a foolhardy
attempt to topple the Islamic regime at the height of revolutionary
fervour, with blind disregard for the prevailing social and
currents of the time.
It would not have succeeded, and would
likely have caused more bloodshed had it developed any further
than it did. Also, I would much rather that the US 'liberate'
of Iranian assets that it has been holding for decades than
to 'liberate' Iran.
* No military action
Would you please name one time President Bush has even remotely
said he's going to "attack Iran"? [W
is for War - with Iran ] Those who are
going around claiming this should be held accountable for their
lies and deception.
Read this several times especially the part that reads "NO
MILITARY ACTION ON IRAN", and FOMET REVOLT - meaning REVOLUTION
- not military action. That's been said a million time by President
Bush and the entire administration. What President Bush wants
to do in Iran is help the opposition overthrow the government
inside the country, military action is totally off the books.
Re-elected Bush would act to foment revolt, says senior
official: THE US will mount a concerted attempt to overturn
the regime in Iran if President Bush is elected for a second
term. It would work strenuously to foment
a revolt against the ruling theocracy by Iran‚s "hugely
a senior official has told The Times. The United States would
not use military force, as in Iraq, but "if Bush is re-elected there will be much more intervention
in the internal affairs of Iran", declared the official,
who is determined that there should be no let-up in the Administration‚s
War on Terror >>> see
* How dare you?
I could not help but laugh that either this chick [Left
to rot] is really stupid or has balls enough
to think the rest of us are stupid. If my memory does not
fail me this is the same person who did not know who Dariush
the singer is [He's
not Shahram] and thought going to a concert
made her more Iranian and advertised the fact that in her
home Farsi was not the spoken language and neither was
Iranian music the music of choice.
How dare you bored (no doubt well off) person giving yourself
the right to give an opinion on Bam? So you got your bored
ass there to feel like you are Iranian, right? What did you
do while there? >>> Full text
* NO substance
Why do you constantly print such pointless verbal diarrhoea
by this Mohammad Atta clone? [My
Iranian neo-con] Do you realise this man
makes countless trips to and from Iran even though he writes
children's articles criticising the Mullahs? Do you realise
this so-called die-hard Muslim was a supporter of the Mujahedin
and its leader Rajavi and now considers himself somehow reformed?
Do you realise that his pieces on the 'Days of our Lives'
at some obscure fruit stand in Queens, where he resides, in
to some tomato he bought on a break from dicing Halal meat
at Mamoun's Falafel Palace on MacDougal Street, which he
insisted to be from Palestine, but the stand owner maintained
Israel and as a result he going to ask all his fellow cabbie
friends to boycott the poor man's shop in protest, do NOT
add substance to your website?
I just ask you to be more objective
in admitting these 'dunces' access to your website, as it
just brings your credibility
to an even lower level within the Iranian community (Zartoshti,
Bahai, Massihi, Mosalman).
* Difficulty in perfection
Dear Ms. Farhang, [How
about just doing your job?]
Thank you for being interested in human
rights and thank you very much for writing for the media.
I am learning considerably from your article. I totally agree
with you that one needs to go for a job after evaluating
sides of it. At the same time I have noticed the complexity
of the social issues during my 60 years of being interested
in people and in their well being.
As you would agree the difficulty
is in the extent to which we would like to see actions being
close to our ideals and to the perfect situation. It is the
speed with which we like to see the improvements that results
in the main difference between our judgments. Fortunately
we Iranians inside and outside Iran are improving in all aspects
of life. It is gratifying to see that our activists are not
claiming to be heroes or saviors. You hear: I am just an
I follow the laws of the nation until we change them with
better laws. I was glad to see that they are against hunger
and say that a healthy individual can fight for her/his rights
better and so on.We need more realistic active men and women
and we know that this struggle is a continuous and lasting
process. It started many centuries ago and will last for
many to come.
Thank you again for your valuable efforts .
* You liberals
I thought you liberals were open minded people and
quite tolerant of other point of views. After all, this is
what you pride yourselves of being. Yet you are so shocked
that some one else has a completely different point of view
and opinion than you. Your intolerance is so ridiculous as
to criticize your friend for reading the Wall Street Journal.
me a break. You live in New York City, the capital of capitalism
and you think that reading the Wall Street Journal makes
you a radical freak in need of intervention? Go sip your cocktails
at your posh upper east side parties. You are an intolerant snob
who has his head up his ass.
* Silent opening
If I didn't know what Professor Najmabadi's specialised subject
was, reading her article, "Sexual
politics of naming", would have me believe that she
is the current incumbent of the prestigious Vali Khan chair
in Bums and Buggery, named after the legendary Vali Khan, an equal
opportunity bugger of the Qajar court who treated his objects of desire hole-ly
equally! As a matter of fact, the expression "bugger all" finds
its true usage in the exploits of Najmabadi's valiant Vali Khan.
Indeed Professor Najmabadi's in-depth analysis of the sodomiser and
the sodomised must have left many wondering if Harvard is offering a degree
course in this tightly competing area. And why not? With Abdolkarim
Soroush among its most recent visiting fellows, Harvard can boast having
tapped into the innermost sanctums of Islamic research. >>> Full text
Dear Natasha and Boris,
Jahanshah kindly passed along your messages. I'm glad you
liked my "Assology"
and didn't take offense to it's humor.
Keep the great research going and let us know of any new discoveries
in the koonzone. :)
* Plastic foreingers
Could you please advise me about any company / organisation doing cosmetic
surgery for foreign people? Some of my friends are interested in doing
their surgery in IRAN. I have explained to them that they can do it with
a better quality and reasonable price.
* Iranian organisations in Madrid?
Do you know of any Iranian organisations in Madrid, Spain?
In particular I want to practice my Farsi and re-learn to read and write
* Freedom of choice
In reply to article 'Iranian
Diva' by Azam Nemati
I went through your article several times and I still can't realize
your main purpose of writing such an article. Was it supposed to be general
analysis of social problems like marriage/divorce, male sovereignty and
oppressed women or did you try to teach us the basic life theories by
exemplifying your trite family stories?
Was it all boasting about your open minded and second to none father
or was it about the trivial problem you have with your son and his interests?
Or maybe you wanted to show how DIFFERENT you act as a lady who spits
on the floor to express her objection like hooligans and used to tease
her teacher by placing gum on his seat!? (I hope your son don't choose
you as his role model!) Whatever your purpose was, I believe you totally
chose the wrong subject for that. The title was Iranian Diva but all
I could find about her was hardly 1 page of your 7-page article! What
did you think you are doing? Chit chatting with a friend? >>> Full
* "REAL" Javid?
I'm so glad I read that disclaimer by you [Not
my nonesense]. I received
a few of these e-mails with terribly rude and disgusting words and when
your name I was appalled! I said is this the "REAL" Jahanshah
At any rate, you should have sent this disclaimer much earlier
and in a more conspicuous place on the site for people to see. These
e-mails have a very negative effect on people.