This is an old story, but interesting nonetheless. It is an account given by Hadad Adel, former speaker of parliament, of his daughter’s marriage to the supreme leader’s son. ————————– In 1998, a woman called our house and said that they want to come over for khastegari [the suitor comes to the girl's home with [...]
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My friends tell me the lines at the embassy are longer than I would ever remember them … Miles longer than years and years past, when this is what I wrote and experienced. ————————————————————- I arrive there early in the morning, at 6 am, ready for the 2 hour wait and hoping that at least [...]
You may remember that a while ago, Mohsen Rezaie, the other conservative candidate and the secretary of the Expediency Council suggested that an “independent council” be formed to overlook elections – instead of having it in government hands as it is now. [one such council could possibly be the Expediency Council itself, although Rezaie did [...]
Following Karoubi’s letter to Larijani … Via Parleman News: Karoubi and Larijani have been in meeting for the past 3 hours. Ghodratollah Alikhani, minority leader was also present. The meeting has just ended but both sides have agreed not to release any details.
This moment, I want to know NOTHING more than the actual results of this election. If not anything, with an 81% turnout rate, it would give me a good mirror into what Iran is like today. That, we will never know. But since I’ve been only been writing from my own perspective the last few [...]
Oh why oh WHY is Zahra Rahnavard constantly compared to Michelle Obama? Why are some women’s rights activists within Iran saluting the idea of her being our first “first lady”? The biggest issue here is not that they are trying to sell Michelle Obama like Calvin Klein underwear or McDonald’s where she becomes just another [...]
So THIS accounts for all those recent reports of whizzing and clacking noises in the vicinity of Murrow’s gravesite.
If you want to know the real numbers, read this. This was also good – BUT: I do not like it when U.S. politicians diss China; even the way they say it annoys me: China. I know it is the age old matter of rivalry. This eerie “China” has, in matter of 2 decades, arisen [...]
For an interesting conversation from two very different, thoughtful worldviews, go to neo-resistance. I commented there, but I had more to add, and I don’t think naj would like me to use her comment space as my personal opinions pages! When discussing the current situation in Israel and Palestine, Divajood asks: Do you condone suicide [...]
I loved Marjan Satrapi’s Persepolis. It was humorous, heart warming, melancholy. I loved how “cute” it was. If they made her childhood image into a doll, I’d certainly be the first to purchase it. I loved the animation, the images, the black & white. How – as the writer herself pointed out – it was [...]
Despite all criticism, I like Shappi Khorsandi. Even though I don’t think she belongs to that particular genre of “born performers”. Nor is she as talented or witty as her father – once – was. I think she submits to many stereotypes – rather than aid in reducing them. Sometimes I find her remarks plain [...]
I am listening to Steve Kazmierczak’s girlfriend on CNN: “He was a victim too” she says. “I can’t believe he’s gone” “There was no evil in Steven” “He wanted to help people” “People need to know who he really was. He can not be defined by his last action. There’s so much more to him [...]