Photo by Nader Davoodi
Real Iranian girls?
Looking for a bride? Go to Iran.
By Cyrus L. Raafat
April 27, 1999
I always believed in, yes, a so-called "double standard" that
after being a self-designated playboy I would certainly have the right
to have a decent, virtuous, virgin-bride. PERIOD.
[During my visit to Iran] I met about 13 girls whom I would all consider
real candidates and about 10 or more girls I met on my own in parks, restaurants,
businesses, and so on. Beautiful girls, chaste, nice, and dignified (yes
a little too much make-up, but that's OK); girls who tried to talk to me
in English and really wanted to get to know me, and so on. In summation:
I had the best time of my life. Awesome! ... GO
Grief on full display as Iran marks Ashura
TEHRAN, April 27 (Reuters) - Iranians took to the streets on Tuesday
for the Ashura mourning day, an annual outpouring of communal grief and
religious devotion unfettered by the political and economic tensions of
In ceremonies repeated throughout the capital and across much of Iran,
members of the Shi'ite Moslem majority flooded the old commercial quarter
of Tehran to beat their chests or flail their backs with ceremonial links
The festival peaks in the heat of the day on Tuesday, after a two-day
build-up, as the Shi'ites mourn the deaths 13 centuries ago of their spiritual
leader, Imam Hussein and 71 loyal followers, at the hands of an overwhelming
army of Moslem rivals ... FULL
Dear people in Iran,
Could you please inform me if the dairy product Kashk or Kashta is written
properly, in case it is not will you please inform me?
If possible could you also make a small description of the product?
Thank you on forehand for your effort.
With kind regards,
Kloosterman Food Engin.
* Iranian slave tarde
Khodadad Rezakhani writes: Iranian
ideas of supremecy does not start from their immigration to America. Although
we are fortunate enough to not have racial ideas against our fellow Iranians
and consider ourselves the same, we have had the attitude of racism against
foreign races for ages before America even existed.
Note the terms "Siyaah Zangi" and "Kaakaa Siaah"
which start from Iran's era of overseas travels and the import of slaves
from Zanzibar ... FULL
* Idealizing Blacks
Babak writes: I am not sure
what Ms. Nadjmi is pointing out here, the subtitle reads "Prejudice
towards Blacks and other non-Europeans" - but the force of the article
is pointed at Iranians adopting Western aesthetic standards ["Siaah Sookhteh"].
Perhaps she should not be one to judge those who glorify adoption of
another racial groups; indeed her entire article sounds like a justification
of a racial fetish. In this woman's case it happens to be people of the
African race ... FULL
* Job: Teach Persian at Arizona University
The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona
announces a one-year position in the area of Persian language and literature.
Persian language proficiency is essential and applicants must have a primary
specialization in Persian literature. A specialization in contemporary
Iranian cultural studies is also highly desirable ... DETAILS
Book of the Week
The Hand of Poetry
Five Mystic Poets of Persia : Translations from the Poems of
Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz
In 13th century Persia, spiritual teaching was given in the guise of
poetry. From this vast treasury, Coleman Barks has selected a broad assortment
of poems form the works of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. These
are combined with the lectures originally given by Inayat Khan in San Fransisco
during 1923, which discuss the signifigance of the poets for our lives.
The book is quite possibly the best anthology of Persian Sufi Poets currently
available ... GO TO BOOK
Copyright © Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved.
May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Election body disqualifies reformists in
April 27 (AFP) - Iran's conservative electoral supervisory committee has
confirmed the disqualification of five leading reformists elected to the
Tehran municipal council in February. Among those disqualified was former
interior minister Abdollah Nuri, the leading vote-getter in the capital
in February's election, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday ...
Saudi Prince Sultan off to Tunisia, Iran,
RIYADH, April 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Defence Minister Prince Sultan
left for Tunisia on Tuesday on the first leg of a three-nation tour that
will include Iran and Pakistan, Saudi media reported ... FULL TEXT
Qatari foreign minister in Iran for two-day
TEHRAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister arrived in
Tehran on Sunday for two days of talks with President Mohammad Khatami and
other Iranian officials. ... FULL TEXT
IIC welcomes President Clinton's apology
to the Iranian nation
DC, April 19, 1999 (IIC) - The President's admission of the past wrongful
policies towards Iran from some Western countries goes a long way in breaking
the wall of mistrust between the two nations of the US and Iran ... FULL
Iran counting on surging oil prices to
April 26 (AFP) - Iran is counting on resurgent oil prices to make up for
last fiscal year's budget shortfall and straighten out its hobbling economy,
the specialist Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) said Monday ... FULL TEXT
A critique of Qaderi's latest B movie
(Hamshahri) - On the one hand, you have Abbas Kiarostami. On the other there's
Iraj Qaderi. His films haven't earned him much respect, but they sell a
lot more tickets than any of Kiarostami's work ... FULL PERSIAN IMAGE TEXT
Iran's Esteghlal aim for third Asian title
TEHERAN, April 26 (Reuters) - Iran champions Esteghlal, aiming
to become the first side to win the Asian club championship for a third
time, will be at full strength for their semifinal against China's Dalian
Wanda on Wednesday ... FULL TEXT
Updated April 26
dollar now offered at 800-815 tomans in the U.S. and 819 tomans in Iran
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
"This site is dedicated to the study of Iranian political,
economic and socio-cultural affairs." See an article by Karl Marx about
the war between Britain and Persia.
Blocked Site of
They don't want you to see this.
Hezaar doost kameh; yek doshman besiyaar.
(A thousand friends are not enough; one enemy is too many.)
Photo of the Day
in Tehran bazaar
Musician of the Week
Four melodies from his recent CD.