The Iranian Times

Friday March 2, 2001 / Esfand 12, 1379, No. 1177



Rather bleak
Iran from an expatriate businessman's point of view

By A. Peeroozi
March 2, 2001
The Iranian

I met with a cross section of Iranian businessmen and one businesswoman. My overall assessment was rather bleak. The level of expertise for running and managing companies is very low compared to many other Asian countries. I met with attorneys regarding business laws in Iran. These meetings were not very encouraging. I found that the laws are absolutely anti-business >>> GO TO FEATURE


    Shajarian, Alizadeh, Kalhor

    March 2, 2001
    The Iranian

    Mohammad Reza Shajarian (vocals), Hossein Alizadeh (tar), Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh) and Homayoun Shajarian (tonbak and vocals) performed magnificently during their European and North American tour in 2000 and 2001 >>> GO TO FEATURE


Lalehzar lives (2)

By Mahmoud M.
Updated March 2, 2001
The Iranian

More cartoons by Mahmoud M. Thanks to Soroush Motahari for forwarding them >>> GO TO FEATURE


Persian cooking
This week's recipe

By Pari Ardalan Malek
March 2, 2001
The Iranian

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


'Terra-Cotta Diplomacy' Brings Persian Art West In Rare Loan From Iran

The Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2001

There were people standing four-deep in front of the cases at "7,000 Years of Persian Art" here on a recent Saturday morning -- a lot of people, considering that, outside of Vienna, this dazzling show at the Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the best-kept secrets on the continent >>> FULL TEXT

Iranian computer consultant is a man on a mission

San Jose Mercury News

When he returns to the Bay Area in May, Iranian computer consultant Ali Parsa will be leading a delegation of other Iranian scientists to San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation for some cutting-edge inspiration >>> FULL TEXT


Big fan -- in Korea

Hello. I'm a girl who lives in Korea. Well, I'm interested in Mohsen Makhmalbaf's films. So I want to send email to him. I'm sure that you know his email address. If he has not his own email address, please give me his daughter's. I'm his big fan. I hope I will receive your answer soon. Thank you, have a nice day!! Email :

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* Get Eminen

Shirin writes: After reading the short piece about how Eminem wins awards for his freedom of speech and the Iranian journalist gets punished ["Here & there"], I thought, "Hang on a minute. This could be turned into something positive." >>> FULL TEXT

* At last

Mark Cooper writes: At last a well thought-out discussion of the revolution that does not blame any number of conspiracies and Western powers ["Surprise"]. The eternal truth of the world is unexpected results.

* We all lost

Eliot Salehi writes: I was about 10-years old when the revolution happened. Even at that age I was in middle of everything ["Surprise"]. I almost died twice in 24 Esfand Square and Maydan Shahyad area. I remember that no one back then knew the reasoning behind it all, but the revolution became an entertainment center for the people, especially young people. A good source of excitement like no other they knew >>> FULL TEXT

* In France too

Darius Kadivar writes: I would like to draw your attention to the following regarding Behrooz Parsa's article, "I'm the Shah here": I read the article with great attention, and I believe every word he said. I would't go as far as to say the generals were gods everywhere in Iran but such power abuse must have been common in a totally bureacratic country Iran had become... I personally had a similar experience but in a democratic country, the country that claims to be the country of human rights >>> FULL TEXT

Film: Kiarostami films in Washington


    Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:

    I was drinking wine, mired in my distress,

    And fell asleep before my heart could be expressed.

    When I woke from my drunken sleep, I found

    My love--a candle out--and Saghi sleeping sound.

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