Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fallen out of blogging

I know, I have not been blogging at all in months, and I also know that you are still checking it regularly. But what can I say? This one-way conversation was interesting as long as I felt the need to vent and somehow expose the IRI. Today it is one year after the deaths, the tortures, the rapes... and the world has finally come to know what has been going on for years, decades. And when Mr. Larijani says at the UN that "we are, perhaps, the only, the greatest democracy in the Middle East" it raised laughter in the audience.
So you will understand why there is no longer much to say here, and perhaps decide to communicate differently.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Niloufar Abi

There has been so much exposure of the Bahai Temple over the past 2 days that I think if they had wanted the publicity, they could not have done that well !

Look here, here, here, here, and here -- not to mention the official Iranian media, which, when criticizing something gives it more credit...

Of course, the government thought that this was the best excuse to close down Hamshahri, and thus attack Qalibaf, Ebtekar and the like, but I am not sure they expected this flurry, which present the so-called "misguided zionist sect" (sic.), as having an open, recognized and even praised presence in India -- one of Iran's best friends.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Speak to the point

For once the International media reported the adoption of the resolution on the human rights situation in Iran, and they even reported a few sentences of the statement of the Iranian Ambassador. However, they omitted to say that rather than trying to respond to the criticism that was included in the text,
Mr. Khazaee, aside from attacking Canada for its widespread (!) human rights violation, went on and on about the Goldstone report and about Israel and Palestine.

Far from me to want here to dismiss the Goldstone report, I just want to point out that Mr. Khazaee, his superiors, and his inferiors (who probably drafted the statement) should listen to the Iranian people.

Monday, November 16, 2009

How to become unpopular in 10 seconds

I know everyone is going to hate me for writing this because they oh-so-love their Shahram Nazeri, but last night's concert at Carnegie Hall was a great disappointment -- despite the standing ovation they got.

Yes they, and I think that is where the main problem lies: Hafez Nazeri, the son, is not as good a musician as his great father.

So when it comes to father and son, frankly, this is so much more melodious, and these are the one that have succeeded in combining Persian music with others.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I need to clarify that if I am wearing green it is for freedom and human rights in Iran -- only.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


There was so much hatred in the look of my basiji (or maybe etelaati) brother today, when he saw that I was wearing a green wristband.

It reminded me of this friend who told me that there had been so much hatred in my eyes the first time we met... Its a hatred that's overcome and I miss my friend, but I know he/she is watching.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dream, dream, dream

Some years ago, a friend of mine told me of a dream he/she had: Ayatollah Khamenei was giving a talk at the university and the room was full. I was standing outside, and to my friend's great surprise he/she too. But then while Mr. Khamenei was speaking all the students started leaving the auditorium, until he was left alone. The dream is coming true. And I miss my friend a lot.