The Iranian Times

Friday February 2, 2001 / Bahman 14, 1379, No. 1158

Flower delivery in Iran


Sehaty Foreign Exchange


Passing images of Tehran

February 1, 2001
The Iranian

Driving through Tehran on Sunday, January 28, 2001. Click on images to see larger photos >>> GO TO FEATURE


Where my heart is
I have what it takes to be a fashion designer

By Farahnaz Zolfaghari
February 2, 2001
The Iranian

The features you are viewing are part of my nightgown collection. In my sketches, I mostly use ink, pen and watercolor.

My interest in this area goes back to my childhood when I started to knit and sew various materials to make toys for my friends. As a child, I used to be exceptionally good in the visual arts, drawing and making objects >>> GO TO FEATURE


Persian cooking
This week's recipe

By Pari Ardalan Malek
February 2, 2001
The Iranian

This week's recipe: >>> GO TO FEATURE


His red-robed highness
Exposing Iran's dirty secrets

By Akbar Ganji
The Iranian

We haven't scrutinized Rafsanjani yet!>>> GO TO FEATURE


Iranian Woman, No Longer Silenced, Calls for Trial of Her Torturers

Nora Boustany
The Washington Post
February 2, 2001

A woman who was once jailed and tortured in Iran is calling for creation of an international tribunal that would try officials in charge of killings in Iranian prisons. Monireh Baradaran, who has been granted political asylum and citizenship in Germany, made the appeal last weekend, while addressing the Washington-based Alliance for Defense of Human Rights in Iran at George Washington University's Funger Hall >>> FULL TEXT

Friday prayer leaders: Two decades on

BBC Persian Service

Head of the Policy-Making Assembly of the Friday prayer leaders in Iran has criticised the propagation strategies followed by Friday prayer leaders >>> LISTEN


Badbakhti-ye maa...

MOSCOW, Feb 2 (AFP) - Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky on Friday praised the Iranian regime on his return from leading a parliamentary delegation to Tehran >>> HERE

More Letters

* Personal vandeta

Shahram Mostarshed writes: I read Guive Mirfendereski's article ["Power of one"] and found it highly provocative. It seems that Mr. Mirfendereski has used his bully pulpit (as a regular contributor to The Iranian Times) to settle a personal vendetta against Dr. Kamyar Kallantar-Zadeh... Mr. Mirfendereski's comment about the PWC leadership being "bigots" is a fabrication at best and a personal vendetta gone awry at worst. Please spare us from his future rantings >>> FULL TEXT

* Inclusionary

Farid Marjai writes: All in all, I consider Dr. Tehranian's inclusionary and progressive views ["Pacific Islam"] as a helpful constituent of the enlightenment that is taking place in our civil-society (Jameah Madani), and in the larger scheme of things >>> FULL TEXT

* Bozak namir...

Houshang writes: Bozak namir bahaar miyaad kharbozeh baa khiyaar miyaad.

Please tell the Reza Pahlavi: keep dreaming ["Citizen Pahlavi"]. It was after all his father's arrogance which brought the country down.

Where the hell has he been for the last 21 years? They stole enough money to live like royalty all this time.

Please tell him to shut up and grow up.

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* Googoosh $$$

Behrooz Jalayer writes: Is The Iranian Times receiving $$$$$$$ from Googoosh to mention her in the newsletter every day? What is the deal? Why doesn't aby other artist (Iranian) receive this much attention from you? Just wanted to know!!!

Lecture: Afshin Molavi, Washington DC

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    Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:

    She's come! She who never left us has come!

    That water never left this stream at all.

    She's the pod of musk and we're its perfume.

    How could the scent be separate from the pod?

    * Also see more Rumi translations

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Rumi: The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
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More news

Shah's Rolls Royce Stars at Charity Auction

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fancy the black Cadillac owned by Egypt's former President Gamal Abdel-Nasser? Or the gold-fitted white Rolls Royce used by the late Shah of Iran? Both can be snapped up at a week-long charity auction that was launched at a gala dinner for Cairo's rich and famous on Monday to raise money for mentally handicapped children >>> FULL TEXT

Kharrazi inaugurates embassy in Belarus

MINSK, Feb 2 (AFP) - Foreign Minister Kamal Khazari on Friday inaugurated an embassy in the Belarus capital Minsk on the second day of a two-day visit. His Belarus counterpart Mikhail Khvostov said the opening was a "historic event" in relations between the two countries >>> FULL TEXT

Persepolis defeat Zobahan

Tehran - Febraury 2 (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Persepolis defeated Esfahan's Zobahan 2-0 on Friday in Azadi Stadium. Both teams were motivated to gain the three valuable points of this match. Zobahan played an open game, attacking on many occasions. However, they were tightly marking Persepolis' Ali Karimi through Taghipour >>> FULL TEXT

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Yeh irooni sheyton ro dars meedeh; do taa irooni az khar khartar meeshan.

(An Iranian by himself can teach the devil a lesson; two Iranians become dumber than a donkey.)

-- Persian proverb

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