Iranian.com: Where it is and where it should be
By Jahanshah Javid
March 26, 2001
My daughter went to school a little late today. I had to go the attendance
office to explain. I told them she had a doctor's appointment. I lied,
of course. But I wasn't worried about that.
The woman in charge was looking at me in a strange way. Who wouldn't?
I was wearing the same clothes for the third day in a row. I had not washed
my face or brushed my teeth. Forget about shaving. And my hair... well,
let's just say it needed to be washed and combed >>>
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March 23, 2001
Okay. She's not Iranian. Who the hell cares? This woman is so damn talented
I can't stop listening to her CD >>>
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Changing times for the Student Movement
BBC Persian Service
The Iranian judiciary seems to have resumed its offensive against the
country's reformist movement on the first working day after the Iranian
new year holidays. A court in Tehran ordered the arrest of Ebrahim Sheikh
a student leader and a member of Daftar Tahkim Vahdat. Behrouz Parsa looks
at the future of the Iranian student movement >>>
How the other half lives
By Sally Ramsden
Independent on Sunday (London)
March 25, 2001
Why go on holiday to a country where the local women are shrouded top-to-toe
in black sheets and where the official penalty for slipping your veil is
a flogging? No reason, except that, paradoxically, Iran turns out to be
quite the friendliest, most trouble-free country for a foreign woman traveller
anywhere south of the Channel Tunnel >>>
Pipeline Exporting Caspian Sea Oil
ALMATY, Kazakstan (AP) -- With a ceremonial twist of a valve, Russian
and Kazak officials on Monday began pumping crude oil down the first major
pipeline to be built in the resource-rich Caspian Sea region in a decade.
The opening of the pipe, which runs from Kazakstan's Tengiz field to Russia's
Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, was a victory for Russia. It will bring
Moscow welcome new transport tariffs for years to come -- and added political
clout in the strategic region >>>
Signs you are an Iranian girl
6. With the first notes of baba karam, an irresistible force makes you
leap from your chair and swivel your hips in such a manner as to make Elvis
Signs you are an Iranian guy
4. You drive a BMW that won't start >>>
Thanks to Niki Tehranchi
* Get a woman -- from Iran
writes: In response to "Growing
up": If you can not find a woman in DC area to take good care
of you then I suggest marrying one from home. I know this could be against
all the stuff you ever told your friends and family but eat your pride
and marry a girl from Iran. Talk to your mother (relatives) back home
and they will find you one before you go for next visit home.
* Monarchy's vices
A.V. writes: Dear Mr. Hoveyda, Your recent article on the monarchy
was interesting ["Shah
or president?"]. I have now come to the conclusion as a lifelong
monarchist (I'm 31) that monarchy or republic is, of course, an irrelevence,
and that it is the vices of monarchical government that must be avoided:
lack of accountability, injustice, corruption, cronyism >>>
* Googoosh music not Iranian
Nader Majd, Center
for Persian Classical Music writes: I liked your article very much.
It was quite well-balanced and entertaining ["Houston,
we have a diva!"]. However, being a musician myself, I think
one thing should be added to all this Googooshmania. The lyrics are Iranian,
but the music is not >>>
* Serious problem
Siya T writes:
The fact that a lot of Iranians introduce themselves as Persians shows
how uncomfortable we are with the word Iran or Iranians! The problem with
the name Iran is that it DOES NOT represent US in the world as it is supposed
to. I have done a lot of travelling, specially in Asia and, believe me,
the problem is very serious. we are considered Arabs. And it makes me sick.
I wrote an email to the Iranian President regarding this problem. And I
sent another email to the Iraqi government, asking them to call their
country Babylon and not Iraq. I am not kidding. I did that because I believe
there is a serious problem here and this problem is haunting a lot of us
and it should be solved >>>
Language and Culture in the Persianate World
Translation of today's poem by Zara
"I gave you my heart and my faith," I said,
"I showered on you everything I had."
"You?" she said, "Who cares what you do or not?
I shook you up, and this is what I got."
* Also see more Rumi
The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
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Here's an offbeat archive of Flash animations delivering
quirky, up-tempo animated shorts in cartoon style. We got a kick out of
Tiny DJ, chuckled at the butchered Russian lesson, and relished the riverboat
poker game in "Sassafras".
China and France are arguing over which of them should host the 2008
-- "Certain urban areas [in Paris] leave something to be desired
when it comes to cleanliness. In particular, errant dogs and rabid dogs
are increasingly numerous. If this plague isn't controlled, it could harm
their Olympics 2008 bid."
-- People's Daily, China
-- "Dogs are dogs. They do the same thing everywhere... It's just
that there are no dogs in China because they eat them."
-- Paris' Olympic bid president, Claude Bebear
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Iranian of the Day
& Jackie Chan
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