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The last book
I must have been a year away from starting school when my mom started reading Sa'di's "Golestan" to me at bed times
April 20, 2006

Everyday journey
Watching, waiting and wondering in Tehran traffic
March 22, 2006

A hospital story
Walking in hospitals always has me trying to swallow this incredible lump in my throat
September 5, 2005

The ugly truth
If the people who stayed home had voted, this Ahmadinejad guy would have never been elected
June 28, 2005

Ready... set... go nowhere
Presidential candidates line-up for a race nobody cares about
May 23, 2005

Staying in place
Did a small piece of cloth on her head really make a difference?
April 15, 2005

Bitter goodbye party
Watching Khatami reacting to angry former supporters
December 7, 2004

Was it Thomas?
Meeting the past in a parking lot
October 6, 2004

The game
Iran will surely win, he promises
August 13, 2004

This is quite an interesting place: an all-female salon in Iran
July 9, 2004

Murder they wrote
Iran's version of the O.J. murder affair
June 23, 2004

Leaving Tehran
Remembering every tear, every suitcase, and every good-bye, not knowing where or when the next hello will be
April 28, 2004

A day in the life of D.
October 3, 2003

Tango on
We are 20-somethings who have little to lose by making a fool of ourselves
September 12, 2003

Hett or Bagh
Looking back half a century at an uprising in Dezful
July 22, 2003

Waiting for our turn
The world has still not heard our stories
May 16, 2003

What if heroes become villains?
I feel as if the world is falling around me
February 27, 2003
Amir's Reply

Train of thoughts
You live and breathe beside the unexpected
October 7, 2002

Parvaneh's memories
Khatereh Parvaneh sings again, for women only
August 14, 2001

A voice, nevertheless
Voting to say No to Khatami's opponents
June 11, 2001

Walking along
First step into school, stepping out into the world
June 7, 2001

Siavash to Hossein
The grieving never stops
April 30, 2001

Something to smile about
Yes, thank God for Noruz
March 16, 2001

Simply waiting
There's not much left but hope
March 1, 2001

Price of change
Can't there be change without violence?
December 19, 2000

The blind musicman
His sound tells me I'm almost home
November 1, 2000

"Contraband" movies & CDs make us forget real issues
October 10, 2000

Welcome home?
Where is home, really?
September 12, 2000

Over and over again
Never stopped to see where we went wrong
August 24, 2000

At war with your people
What good is peace if you have to kill and destroy for it?
August 4, 2000

Eat, sleep, nose job
Iran could hold the world record in plastic surgery
June 6, 2000

Tehran's good side
It's there. Just have to look for it
June 20, 2000

Heaven sent
If there were only a few more like Mrs. Sadr
June 6, 2000

Generational gap
When I see young people talk about "those religious bums" it's scary
May 25, 2000

The red ribbon
Hatamikia's new film goes right to the heart
May 17, 2000

Wishing upon a star
What about the children of unemployed journalists?
May 15, 2000

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