Alefba CD-Rom

Features 2001

Holiday concoction
Christmas dinner with Mam, mum and zoolbia bamieh
By Siamack Salari

Afsaneh and Enayat
Qashqaie wedding
Written and photographed by Nader Davoodi

Few are free from homesickness
By Mersedeh Mehrtash

Wonder and magic
Growing reputation of Iranian cinema
By Hamid Dabashi

Jaguar of the sky
My uncle flew that thing
By Babak Peyvandi

Oboor (3)
Reflections in Iran
By Shervin Afshar

Let him go home
Why was I attracted to religion and the revolution?
By Jahanshah Javid

Merry Yalda
The Iranian Christmas
By Esmail Nooriala

The lion and the sun
A Persian in Russia
By Anton Chekov

Club X Agreement
Regulations for eye-ranian entertainment and youth centers
By Niki Tehranchi

Sorry, no elevators
I simply call it ignorance
By Hassany

Magical mystery man
Thank you! You are not hypocritical or condescending
By Assal Badrkhani

Falling from the sky
I have never felt such a sense of fulfillment

By Jason Rezaian

Should have done laundry
But started scribbling in my notebook
By Mersedeh Khozin

Out of breath
Thinking of my best friend, wherever she is
By Sima Asgari

Our hero in ground zero
Saving lives on 9/11
By Bruce Bahmani

Looking under the carpet
Remembering Hiroshima so that we do not let it happen to us
By Mersedeh Mehrtash

Suckers come in all forms
Johnny Walker should be forgiven and sent home to his family
By Siamack Baniameri

Java Javad's
They were all there for one reason only
By Niki Tehranchi

Who'd ever guess we would want to go back to Iran?
By Katy Maty

Gorgeous brown eyes
I felt this weird feeling come over me
By Sharareh Shirazi

Do not embarrass your children
We need new names
By Raha N.

Looking for security
By Sadaf Kiani Abbassian

Watching history go by
Trans-Siberian to Vladivostok
By Amir Khosrow Sheibany

Accidental Eden
Overwhelmed by Iranian women's beauty
By Roozbeh Shirazi

Inshallah we will make it alive
Flying form Herat to Kabul
By Farnaz Fassihi

The hunt for hamsar
Am I asking for too much?
By Sharbatehalbaloo

Earth whisper
Music of Mohammadreza Aligholi

Turkish pop music comes of age
By Bruce Bahmani

Wake up. I have something to tell you
I will not always get a second chance
By Mersedeh Mehrtash

Travel warning
U.S. State Department needs to expand its advisory
By Farid Moghadassi

Can't forget or forgive
War scars: Photo essay
By Farid

Churchill rules!
Growing up in Iran
By M. Sadat Nouri

The virgin of Pomegranates
Hits and misses
By Burnttoast

Darke maa shodan
Traditional vs. modern notions of marriage
By Maral Karimi

This curtain of cloth
Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I value it
By Gelareh Asayesh

Beleaguered beautiful Beirut
Lebanon has seen it all and yet it remains an amazing place
By Laleh Khalili

Gorooh e Gitaar Talaayee
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah
By Saeed Ganji

Beyond imagination
Words fail to capture the despair
By Farnaz Fassihi!
What do you take to a circumcision party? Flowers, cookies, Band-Aid?
By Siamack Baniameri

Tehrangeles blues
I would go back again and again
By Mersedeh Mehrtash

Iran, the foreign land
.... where I was no longer an alien
By Ashkan Yekrangi

Showing teeth
I decided to become like them
By Maryam Williams

$2,000,000 for abusing my rights
What was done to me was wrong

America's split personality
September 11: An Iranian In New York
By Kian Tajbakhsh

Many surprises
Americans in 1961 Iran
By Fred Sensing

Helping hand
Raising funds for needy children
By Niki Tehranchi

All or nothing
A nation of risk takers
By Sepehr Haddad

Dark emerald
Agatha Christie in Shiraz
By Cyrus Kadivar

Temptation to plunder
We brought not a relic from Ephesus!
From Haj Mirza Khan

I couldn't believe what I heard
By Joojoo

Do you vote?
Why we should care
By Newsha Moraveji

Tight knot
I could stay in my country forever
By Mersedeh Mehrtash

Reflections in Iran (2)
By Shervin Afshar

My ambrosia
I had to make time to see him
By Mitra

Questions of faith and freedom
Does the exercise of power by a woman make her a prostitute?
By Darya Allen-Attar

Still feeling the war
Khorramshahr, Ababdan and Ahvaz 11 years after the Iran-Iraq war
By Siamak Namazi

Growing pains
We could have made it to World Cup 2002
By Hooshyar Naraghi

The perfect trip
Iran did not beat Ireland, but...
By Sohrab

Living grandma's dream
Her intelligence, stamina, and persistence gave me inspiration
By Farzaneh Fouladi

So Iranian... So American
She seems such to be an unusual blend of flavors
By Susan Warda

Az tabaare Abu Moslem
Two letters in memory of Ahmad Shah Massoud
By Reza Deghati

Dubai: Closest thing to home
It is almost as if we never left home, almost
By Sanaz Salehi

Persian Romantics
Literature of the Second World War generation
From H. Behzadi

I am starting to believe
I don't think events in life are a bunch of probabilities
By Ali Kazemi

Under bright lights
Guilty until proven innocent
By Ben Bagheri

Paternal instincts
Is this the right time to have a child?
By Siamack Salari

Passive aggressive volcano
I'm having one hell of time romancing Iranian women
By Siamack Baniameri

A stranger in America
By Sadaf Kiani Abbasian

Let's be irrational -- together
I want to have PMS too
By Masoud Maghami

Cheraa farhange lompanizm?
Language and education
By Maral Karimi

Agha Dracula
My favorite fantasy monster
By Niki Tehranchi

Love, abuse and loss
If I could understand WHY?
By Azadeh

Iran beats UAE

Curse of the torshi
I may have started World War III
By Simin Habibian

Being real
Gay Iranians struggle to be themselves
By Dr. Payam

Father's brownies
A little bit of crap won't hurt, would it?
By Javid Djalili

Never give up
Soccer players, and the rest of us, need an attitude adjustment
Hamid Taghavi

What is this?
Las Vegas memoirs
By Shahriar Zahedi

Enemy within
Finding wholeness as a bi-cultural immigrant
By Parisa Parsa

Reflections in Iran
By Shervin Afshar

What money can't buy
Saudi prince snubbed by New York
By Iqbal Latif

Iran-Bahrain soccer match
By Hossein Derakhshan

2,500 years of tamaddon
Soccer and other manifestations of "civilization"
By Chiva K. Tafazzoli

Football will solve all problems
By Moji Agha

Grassroot social work
Center for Research on Pre-School Education
By Persheng Vaziri

Common values
Claiming a piece of "Old Glory"
By Hamid Karimi

A different war
Attacks on Middle Easterners in America
By Pedram Moallemian

For you
Old Persian story about love
From Ash Farhang

One of them
The thing I traded my national pride for
By G. Alam

Jonoon aasaa
Beyond love
By Davoud Changizi

Close to home
Six colorful days in Colombia
By Aref Erfani

Asserting principles
U.S. gave impression that fanatics would be spared no matter what
By Omid Parsi

Modern pranks
Not funny
By Sepehr Haddad

Red card
A match between me and my suitor
By Sanaz Salehi

Reaching for the sun
Plagued by dark thoughts of life and death
By Meysa Maleki

The new juveniliarchy
Forceful in ways that previous generations couldn't be
By Sidewalk

All the time in the world
Escaping the World Traade Center
By Mehdi Dadgarian

Defaa az haqe hayaat
Terrorism's roots, and the right to life
By Dariborz Rais-Dana

Top of my lungs
Childhood story
By Yasaman J

Tavaqofe zamaan
Loss of humanity
By Vali Dashti

Chop chop
I hate revolutionaries
By Siamack Baniameri

Pay cut
You promised me the moon and the stars...
By Siamack Salari

Get off the fence
You are either with or against
By Roy

Latest news
War on terrorism
By Peyvand Khorsandi

United we shall heal
We are still not accepted as Americans
By Nooshi

Glimmer of hope
Sharing common enemies not enough for an alliance
By Zara Houshmand

Strange new world
A new level of connectivity for the human race
By John Houshmand

Matter of survival
I dread being recognized
By Sepehr Haddad

Will you stand for this?
Personal crusades
By Craig Moreschini

Identity, meaning
If only we educate ourselves
By Behrad Mahdi

Remembering our own
We can only belong to one country
By Zal Bameri

No "us" or "them"
An Iranian-American tries to explain
By Zara Houshmand

So much more
America, defects and all
By Leyla Momeny

American Fundamentalism
Can we stop participating in the closing of American minds?
By F. Kian

Making history
... in downtown Colorado Springs
By Bardia Saeedi

We are the victims
Women: Foremost victims of fundamentalist fanatics
By Setareh Sabety

The voiceless
The solution is not a simple job for a sledgehammer
By Maryam Moghaddas

Soft spot
I wonder when, if ever, I will get back to gentle

By A. Shahmolki

Dealing with the West to deal with the Taliban
By Akbar Houshmand

I crash
I can no longer separate the components of my grief
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

The noble camel
Favorite way to put down the perceived enemy
By Niki Tehranchi

Ask why
Yeah it's wrong regardless, but....
By Roozbeh Shirazi

How America can prevent self-destruction
By Ali Parsa

Freedom, freedom and freedom
Let's hope domestic American values will be projected in the Middle East

So low, so wrong
I knew my world would never be the same
By Haleh Nazeri

Respect their sorrow
Understand the depth of the tragedy
By Saeed Ganji

Modernism vs. Traditionalism
By Ali Kazemi

Truman's legacy
Presidents become president when they have their war
By KayArash Serri

Hasht rooz ba'd
Eight days after the tragedy
By Sadaf Kiani Abbasian

My soul cries
How do we rescue our lost human dignity?
By Yahya Kamalipour

Never again
It is not enough to condemn these acts
By David E. Price

Connecting Iranians
But still a one-man show
By Ali Akbar Mahdi

Gentle voices
People like me are among the minor casualties
By Gelareh Asayesh

Innocence lost
Tied up to the tragic events that unfolded on September 11
By Nastaran Sinai

Soul searching
Where do I stand?
By Saeed Ganji

Scared out of my mind
I feel like I can't defend my country
By Negin Shadaram

This is a mistake
We must act to stop this "crusade"
By Peyvand Khorsandi

I am tired
Terrorized Iranian's journal of hope
By Moji Agha

Big leap
Debating to buy the American flag
By Setareh Sabety

Darkest day
Mankind's balance of terror has been most unfortunately changed
By Iqbal Latif

Taking a stand
... and giving credit where credit is due
By Jahanshah Javid

Totally surreal
Amidst general pandemonium
By John Houshmand

And for what?
A love letter from New York, in ruins
By Laleh Khalili

Feeling human
Cure for sadness and horror: eating
By Kobra Khanom

Watch out
Pointers for doing "God's work"
By Shahriar Zangeneh

Sanjaaq sinheye noqreh
Feeling strange in a strange land
By Sadaf Kiani

Blond or bearded
Fanatics of every color and creed are all enemies of free-thinking peoples
By Setareh Sabety

Holy smoke
Thick cloud over Islamic fanaticism
By Jahanshah Javid

Spiritual virus
What we are seeing is a global sickness
By Rica Yoush

I'm afraid, pops
"Dad, this the end of the world?"
By Peyvand Khorsandi

Who needs them?
By Azam Nemati

Why you should support this site
By Hossein Nushazar

The rest is history
When things started to become sacred
By A. R. Begli Beigie

1, 2, 3
Royal wives

Abbas Agha's dancing lesson
He could dance better than any woman
By Niki Tehranchi

Iranian Don Quixote
No real basis for hostility against Israel
By G. Motamedi

We'll meet in court?
Suing the U.S. over bombing of oil platforms
International Court of Justice

Encounters with this whole name problem
By Shireen Ahmed

Sepehr to Zip
Instead of Sepehr, I have been called...
By Sepehr Haddad

Qezaavathaaye sathi
Homosexuality and its critics
By Saviz Shafaie

Too much time to think
Ronnie, Nancy and the Afghan refugees
By Farzin Foroughi

Politics as usual
U.S. sanctions & the peace process
By Iranians for International Cooperation

Haqe entekhaab
Thinking of her father, at a film fest
By Namdar Nasser

Riviera postcards
Honeymooning in Nice
By Cyrus Kadivar

Avoiding responsibility
By Mahyar Etminan

"Real" irooni woman
Niki Tehranchi

Kaare cheh kasi tamaam ast?
On Googoosh's last concert in Toronto
By Hossein Derakhshan

Competing with cousins
They speak Persian, I don't
By Parisa Zangeneh

Do you want to be a human being today?
By Minou

Alhambra is great
But I came to Granada to find the pomegranates
By Roozbeh Shirazi

Come with me
Photo essay
By Reza Tajalli

A la Bella
How to make Ghalye Mahi
By Ashpaz Baashi

A rational man
Aryanpour believed science could explain everything
By Reza Moini

To write home about
"Foreign Iranians" tend to create cultural ghettos
By Ebrahim Harandi

Am I homeless?
I feel I don't have a place where I can truly call my home
By Meysa Maleki

What luck
I wish I'd broken both my legs
By Kamran Seyed Moussavi

What makes us
What is "ghessmat"?
By Mahyar Etminan

The postman
They all had beards, and were holding rifles
By Sharareh Shirazi

Leaving all I had in Iran
By Sadaf Kiani Abbassian

Frequently asked questions about
By Jahanshah Javid

Crouching chap
"Terror"on my walk home from work
Siamack Salari

Can't walk away
They are the only people I have left
By Yasaman Rohani

Parvaneh's memories
Khatereh Parvaneh sings again, for women only
Najmeh Fakhraie

Heat stroke
An Iranian-American postcard
By Kathy Koupai

Near a garden
The watermelon became part of our house
By Bernard Radfar

King of damboli dambol
Shahram Shabpareh
By Niki Tehranchi

Cheraa ezdevaaj nakardeham (2)
Why I haven't married
By Namdar Nasser

Mix & match
The ghost behind interpersonal conflicts
By Payam Heidary

The language of defiance
By Sami Gorgan Roodi

So true
She's loved me through thick and...
By Siamack Salari

The C word
Why are Iranians obsessed with cholesterol
By Mahyar Etminan, Pharm.D

"Stepfather" from hell
By Tannaz Ebadollahi

Hug a tree
Beating suicidal tendencies
By Yana Youhana

Super agent
CIA should recruit Iranian women
By Niki Tehranchi

Teaching in a remote Kurdish village in the 60's
By Ab Mobasher

What is this image?
Almost feeling like an alien from Mars
By Sara Ch. Farhodi

Acquired taste
What to do with caviar
By Ashpaz Baashi

Smile and nod
Believe in your choices
By Sheila Shirazi

Like hope
How to make noon sangak
By Ashpaz Baashi

Firmly planted
Long-standing culture of tyranny
By Rasool Nafisi

Quiet weekends
No desire to have kids
By Sharareh Shirazi

The first stone
How could I promote Iran as a destination for tourism?
By Setareh Sabety

Looking for a grave
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

They got it
An Iranian in Shanghai
By Siamack Salari

Voices in the dark
Photo essay
By Hassan Zerehi and Nasrin Almasi

God's way of preventing Iranian women from ruling the earth
By Niki Tehranchi

Nap time
At noon I quitely shut my office door
By C.S.

Gasping for air
You and I are alive. Many are not
By Arman Sadati

Nothing but a name
What did my father die for?
By Yasaman Rohani

Burning eyes
No one will cry for us
By Javdon

Crown of lilies
I walked up to the open grave and threw my white rose
By Cyrus Kadivar

Bigger is better
A pair of perfect bouncy hips
By Niki Tehranchi

Here I go again
It's my name. It's me. I have to be free, to travel
By Azadeh

Reality check
An Iranian Jew in the Israeli army
By Faryad

Leila's last ride
Death of a princess
By Mina Pejman

Loving a farangi
He holds me up to the air and the winds and the sunshine
By Laleh Khalili

Turning 40
What kind of car should I get?
By Bruce Bahmani

Under the shade
Why was it so hard for me, this loss of my father?
By Setareh Sabety

No home coming
Family of imprisoned Jews concerned about their fate
By Farshid Bakhshi

Tak savaare jaadeye abreesham
Writer, soldier, lover, MS stricken
By Sheema Kalbasi

Cheraa ezdevaaj nakardeham
Why I haven't gotten married
By Namdar Nasser

Flowing black
Qom resembles German brown bread
By Azadeh Moaveni

What have you to offer me?
Question for Iranian men
By Azadeh

Russian nimru
On the border
By Ashpaz Baashi

My flag
Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro cleared my mind
By Amir Khosrow Sheibany

Where am I?
Chihuahua, Mexico
Photos by Iran Javid Fulton

Here come the in-laws!
Enjoying your long-distance, long-term visitors
By Susan Nurre Bagheri

That girl from Iran
I can still remember the moment when I let go
By Gelareh Asayesh

Sedaa-ye koocheh
Down and up in 48 hours
By Sadaf Kiani

Don't be boring. Be Iranian
By Linda

Into the horizon
It finally dawned on me what he was seeing
By Nima Behnoud

Cooking with words
Goljan's Bread
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

See more, learn more
By Azadeh

The key
Be very careful who you give it to
By Yasaman Rohani

Siavash to Hossein
The grieving never stops
By Najmeh Fakhraie

Two gods
Being bi-religious has made me more open-minded
By Christine Zahra Beyzaei

Just shoot me!
Iranian family values
By Siamack Baniameri

Persian spirit
Things that make me who I am
By Mana

The Refrigerator
My mission on a hot summer's day in Tehran
By Maryam Kazemieh

In love again
Tehran falls into my pattern of love
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

I can read!
Wish I had learned Farsi earlier
By Behrouz J. Roohi

Salaam aaghaa
You never know who you'll bump into in America
By Bahar Jaberi

Passion & tolerance
We must elevate to the higher plains of tolerance in political debates
By Behrouz Enayati

My right foot
Or how I married a podiatrist
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

School graffiti
By G. Reza Sami Gorgan Roodi
March 27 2001

Growing up Where it is and where it should be
By Jahanshah Javid
March 26, 2001

Mageh marizi
Teenager from hell
By Siamack Baniameri
March 22, 2001

A glass of Iran
The power of a fistful of soil in northern Virginia
By Jahanshah Javid
March 21, 2001

Joghraafiyaa-ye Noruz
History of Noruz & immigrants
By Esmail Nooriala
March 21, 2001

Chicken scratch
In perfecting my English I forgot Farsi
By Mahsa Tousi
March 19, 2001

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

New old tradition
A taste of Chaarshanbeh Suri in California
By Yasaman J
March 15, 2001

Rooz-haaye aakhar-e saal
Last days of the year
By Sadaf Kiani Abbassian
March 13, 2001

Khanoom doctor
Unusual way of becoming a "doctor"
By Daniel Zangeneh
March 8, 2001

My mother is trying to learn the Internet
By Yasaman J
March 6, 2001

Zanaan-e bozorg-e sarzamin-e man
Women's Day & women in Iran
By Shokooh Mirzadegi
March 6, 2001

Shah Hassan at Price Club
Actually, Reza Pahlavi at National Press Club
By Karim Azari
March 5, 2001

My friend
Reza Pahlavi's humility and friendliness has never changed
By Mihandoust
March 5, 2001

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

Here & there
What if Ebrahim Nabavi was born in Detroit and Eminem in Tehran?
By Ramin Tabib
March 1, 2001

Art of kissing
Kissing guys on the cheeks is something I needed to learn
By Siamack Baniameri
February 28, 2001

He walked into my secluded coffee shop
By Maryam Khosharay
February 28, 2001

We went home
Shiny lady in blue and gold told me it will be okay
By Mary Haidari
February 28, 2001

Not going back
American traveler sees religion, religion & more religion
February 27, 2001

The general's widow
Overnight our lives had turned upside down
By Cyrus Kadivar
February 21, 2001

I'm the shah here
Back then generals were gods, and they took our dream away
By Behrooz Parsa
February 21, 2001

Welcome to Chevron
Vast, impersonal, intense loneliness of America
By Bakhtiari Rose
February 20, 2001

Just turned 26
And he won't turn 27
By A. R. Begli Beigie
February 20, 2001

When all else fails
By Setareh Sabety
February 15, 2001

Paalto-ye khaakestari
Would Zahra Khanom object to my clothing?
By Sadaf Kiani Ababssian
February 14, 2001

Persian Watch Dog
In defense of Persian Watch Cat
February 7, 2001

Just don't do it
If Agassi embraces his Iranian background
By Farid Moghadassi
February 7, 2001

South Pole
Where there's true freedom
By Siavosh J.
February 7, 2001

Brits & Britain
Letter to a friend
By Reza Sami Gorgan Roodi
February 5, 2001

Theater of deception
Confessions of an Iranian spy novelist
By Salar Abdoh
February 5, 2001

The mirror and the book
Till we meet again, till we part again
By Hossein Samiei
January 26, 2001

Holiday confusion
I think I will stick to birthdays and Earth days
By Iran Javid Fulton
January 26, 2001

Persian cookbook
By Pari Ardalan Malek
January 24, 2001

Bad service
Customers not respected at Iranian restaurants
By Mahmood Kanani
January 24, 2001

Marrying me
My Indian wife loves noon barbari & Googoosh
By Siamack Salari
January 19, 2001

Hell no
I see young Iranians gradually loosing their identity
By Babak Nikain
January 16, 2001

Please stop
Reactions to The Iranian Times emails
January 12, 2001

Adab az keh aamookhti?
U.S. elections
By Mohandes
January 12, 2001

Let them know
Life's too short
By Fariba Amini
January 9, 2001

Looking for my soul mate on the web
By Ferial
January 4, 2001

Weekend millionaires
Suddenly they become the most significant people in the world
By Farid Moghadassi
January 3, 2001


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