Friday, August 25, 2006


Since we were in Botswana with Aref just a while ago, let's stay there for a minute and allow me to say how much I enjoyed "Blue shoes and hapiness" -- the last of a series that has been my favourite for a while.

Incidentally, I recently tried to buy a pair of shoes but they were already sold to someone else... So I got another one and dropped them at my friend's previous address. But they are not blue...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A little quiz

These are photos of the "5+1" (China, France, Germany, Russia, U.K. + Switzerland (representing U.S. interests)) during their meeting with Ali Larijani, who delivered Iran's response on the nuclear issue.

Now in your opinion, who's who?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Shajarian's successor?

I found this great video on this blog and could not but post it, to me the best part is when the little boy sings along with Shajarian. Enjoy!

PS: looks like the video is no longer available online. This blogger and this one, have it posted on their sites.

Monday, August 14, 2006

A new blogger in town

At a time when our best Iranian bloggers (here, here and here) have either stopped or taken a looong leave of absence, Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has decided to launch his own personal blog. Silly me! Six months ago, I thought I was late in starting mine!

Now a few remarks:

- Mr. Abtahi will either complain or be honoured because I noticed that Mr. Ahmadinejad has taken a few ideas from his blog -- he has even used the same font in the Persian header!

- The flag that represents English for the choice of language is really strange, looks a little like the American flag and yet not quite -- perhaps another way of destroying it?

- Mr. Ahmadinejad has immediately started a poll. When I checked last, there were more "no" than "yes" -- if the final result remains the same, will he face a fate similar to that of previous pollsters?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Better late...

I have been meaning to write this post for some days now, so apologies for the lack of freshness of the links.

Nearly a couple of weeks ago, Mr. Abtahi wrote a post where he asserted the innovative idea that Ben Laden and Israel coordinate their actions. I don't know whether this sign of genius from yet another of our leaders-to-be attracted many comments, as his blog does not take any, but it certainly made me reflect on the fact that his is one of the most popular blogs amongst Iranians.

On the other hand, for anyone interested in reading on the Ben Laden/Israel issue I recommend this Op-Ed.