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Thanks for Sharing
Comment on: Editorial-Dentistry Tips
 
Great post, sharing this with my friends at https://www.studiobsmiles.com/implants.html and on our social media site!...
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yasmen
Comment on: Editorial-توان مندي هاي زنان‏
 
شركة مكافحة البق بجدة



Shah's great great granddaughter is also a talented actress.
Comment on: Editorial-Shah's Cheerleader Grandaughter
 
I saw Sarah Shahi in a television show in which she portrayed a lawyer in Los Angles working for a civil law firm. She is quite a talented actress....
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Fundamentalism
Comment on: Editorial-Fearful (American-Iranian) Duality
 
Reading about a dual citizen facing discipline in Iran for activity in the United States {teaching dance) has fundamentally changed my view of Iran. I believe in freedom and human rights, but apparently Persians do not. I hope the author can expre...
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Simone Susskind seems to be a great person
Comment on: TV Programs-Peace & Conflict
 
Simone Susskind seems to be a great person if she is such devoted to humanistic side of Jewish identity. My best regards!
...
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Touching
Comment on: TV Programs-Peace & Conflict
 
That was a touching story. The injustice to the Jewish community had started from the time of Hitler. This constant strife between Palestine and Israel has claimed numerous innocent lives and destroyed many families. ...
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janik
Comment on: TV Programs-A conversation with Billie Heller
 
I asked her about France's controversial law banning hijab at schools. ...
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Thanks
Comment on: TV Programs-Peace & Conflict
 
I am a regular visitor to your site and I love your style of interviews. Thanks Pari, for making your sessions so interesting. I never miss any of your shows. ...
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Fashion and architecture
Comment on: Editorial-Persian Dress Through the Ages
 
Kimiya Soleymanieh Fukumoto
Hello, I'm an Iranian /Japanese, living in Singapore.
My research theme is Qajar's Architecture's history. I mention these Qajar style fashion, and I compare them with building's form often.
So your articl...
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باتشکر از شما خانم شاهرخی
Comment on: Editorial-دو نمایش از رودریگو گارسیا
 
از اینکه مطالبی پیرامون تئاتر روز اروپا به زبان فارسی می نویسید بسیار خوشحالم. من بصورت اینترنتی آثاری از کارگردانانی همچون جی...
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Arabic Alphabet
Comment on: Editorial-Tajikistan and Arabic Alphabet
 
The Tajiks are actually using Cyrilic alphabet now, not the historic one, that Farsi-speakers in Iran or Afghanistan use.
So if Tajiks would switch to Arabic Alphabet (not the language), that would actualy be returning to the alphabet, that is al...
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Study is Flawed
Comment on: Editorial-Eating Disorders in Iran
 
For God ‘s sake this study is clearly flawed. The assumptions are wrong. This, like everything else in Iran is political. Satellite TV is banned in Iran but 90 percent of people have it. People cover up but the youth are wearing body tight clothes....
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Heartwarming and Touching
Comment on: Editorial-Cultural Barriers: Myth or Real?
 
Interesting and a well told story. It's wonderful to see that even though the two of you came from very different backgrounds, you were still able to make your relationship a success. Congratulations! Heartwarming and a likely inspiring tale for othe...
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Trapped In Iran
Comment on: Editorial-Fearful (American-Iranian) Duality
 
https://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=82328

My book Trapped in Iran goes into much details of what you described here. I was there, it happened to me- how true and fearful then, but never again, not to me. I washed my ha...
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Solution about my problem.
Comment on: Editorial-Dentistry Tips
 
Thanks a lot madam.You have given so so important thing about dental problem, thus we can express our problem to dentists.I have a problem.I have a hole in my dentine.Sometimes it give me severe pain.What can I do in this regards? Which type of solut...
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Thank you
Comment on: TV Programs-Digital dilemmas
 
Very interesting and comprehensive conversation. Thank you both.
Dariush...
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Exceptional. Unique writung style
Comment on: Editorial-Sun Shines,Not So Bright (1)
 
I am not much of a novel reader. Not because I do not like to but rather lack of time. I am lucky if I can keep up wit the medical Jounals in my Sepeciality.
But when I was browsing your site I came across this book. The title peaked my intere...
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Instead of brain drain...
Comment on: News-Iran
 
...why don't we call Iran a major exporter of brains? : )...
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بیانیه سدها
Comment on: Editorial-بیانیه سدها
 
Thanks you for this article. It's the most vital issue, together with deforestation. More important than human rights and democracy. You can't taste freedom if you don't have water and what you have is often too polluted for use. I hope others will w...
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Alamut Books
Comment on: Editorial-Journey to Alamut
 
For the general reader, the most accessible books on the subject are two novels, both of which rely on historical data. They are: Amin Maalouf's "Samarkand" and Vladimir Bartol's "Alamut".

More scholarly works include Marshall G.S. Hodgson'...
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Alamut
Comment on: Editorial-Journey to Alamut
 
I would like to know if there exist some good books and other sources of reference on Alamut and Hassan-i-Sabbah, either in English or Persian.

Thank you.
Alfred Kaye

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Events
Comment on: Events
 
I'd like to know about Iranian events in Sydney....
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Art of elderly
Comment on: Editorial-The art of elderly Iranian immigrants
 
where can I buy the book (Painting and writing of elderly in California)

Thanks again
Mehran...
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Concubines
Comment on: Editorial-Women's Lives in Ancient Persia
 
I am currently studying Ancient Persia at school in Australia. I recently read your article "Women's Lives in Ancient Persia", and I was wondering what evidence is there that the Concubines were not exclusive to the king? And in your opinion, would t...
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چگونه نوروز را مینویسید
Comment on: Editorial-Nowruz
 
پیام "چگونه نوروز را مینویسید" بازتاب گسترده ای داشت و گروهای زیادی به بحث در باره ان پرداختند. در این پیام بر این نکته تاکید شد ...
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جناب آقای باراک اوباما
Comment on: News-International
 
رئیس جمهور محترم ایالات متحده امریکا

برای عده زیادی ازهموطنان شما به تازگی شبهه ای پیش آمده و آن این که شما که دارای تحصیل...
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Merci
Comment on: Editorial-Zarathustra triumphs in Lausanne
 
Cher Mr Kadivar
Merci beaucoup pour votre article sur Maurice Béjart, que j'apprecie comme toujours.
payandeh bashid
Arshama...
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Phenomenal Woman
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride...
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Unknown Sasanian Queen
Comment on: Editorial-Historically Significant Women - Part 1
 
Actually, we do know the name of the consort of Bahram II: Shapurdukhtag. There is such a coin in the Hermitage, which identifies her as "Shapurdukhtag, Queen of Queens". According to Lukonin, she was the daughter of Shapur, King of Mesene, who is me...
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Afghanistan surge doomed to fail
Comment on: News-Middle East
 
As much as we yearn for eradicating extremism and terrorism in Afghanistan and the Islamic world once and for all, I am afraid the military and its recent "surge" is only an auxiliary component in the equation at best.

The far more important...
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گفتگوي حنا مخملباف با نرگس کلهر
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 

آنچه از اين مصاحبه ميشود فهميد، اين است که نرگس کلهر بيشتر به آزاد منشی پدرش اطمينان دارد تا شناخت وجهت گيری خودش

محمد
...
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Remembering Nazak in Santa Barbara
Comment on: Editorial-Princess Nazak
 
I knew Nazak when she was a poor photography student in Santa Barbara. I only knew she was "distantly related" to the Shah.

It makes me both sad and proud to find this note of her passing. At a time of her greatest adversity, she was a bea...
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Ref: Cripple Iran to save it
Comment on: News-Iran
 
I didn't know that anyone from WINEP had an inside view about the Iranian peples desires and wishes. Did anyone else?

I also have not heard the leaders of the green movement have proclaimed their desire for U.S. to impose sanctions or pos...
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Anti Smoking ءشفثقهشمس
Comment on: Editorial-What Is Cancer?
 
Smoking causes cancer. Protect yourself! Please see our farsi flier at

http://www.mcnny.org/NAFIS/nafisflier2pfars1a.doc

also we are at muslimsagainstsmoking.wordpress.com ...
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resources in farsi?
Comment on: Editorial-WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SWINE FLU
 
This is Adem of Muslim Consultative Network at www.mcnny.org --does anyone have info about Swine flu in farsi? if so please send ot us at mcnnyc@gmail.com
JazakAllah
Adem
http://mcnprepareny.wordpress.com/...
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The Lady in Red
Comment on: Editorial-The Lady in Red
 
This is such a beautiful story, about a beautiful lady. Thank you so much for it.

Did you ever find out her name or more information?

Kind regards, Tricia Neda...
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Iran National Folklore Organization
Comment on: TV Programs-Dancing with Shida Pegahi
 
Robert de Warren (Do varen)
Subject:
I was so happy to read Pari's interview and her references to the eleven years I spent in Iran, and the research I did with my team from Zazeman Folklore Iran.

We are wor...
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Fava beans???
Comment on: Editorial-Baghala Ghatogh - Fava Beans Garlic Stew
 
I'm from northern Iran, I grew up there and we make baghala ghatogh all the time it's my favorite food.

But it's not made with fava beans it's made with bacha baghala, it's a bean similar to romano beans and you don't mince the garlic yo...
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Ireland/Iran Connections
Comment on: Editorial-The Web of Iran, Ireland, and China and Beyond
 
One thing to add to this (although I am far from convinced!)

Any traveller in rural Ireland will have noticed the round towers scattered around the countryside. Henry O'Brien claimed in his book "The Round Towers of Ireland" (1834) they were...
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Shut Up about Iran
Comment on: News-Iran
 
by Sheldon Richman,
Here’s some advice for Barack Obama, John McCain, and any other U.S. politician who feels the urge to issue a declaration about the election in Iran: Shut up.

True, Obama has said he does not wish to interfere in ...
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Dear Marajeye Taghlid and Ayatollahs
Comment on: News-Iran
 
As a human being of PROUD and Patriotic Iranian/Shiite Heritage, and while reflecting on the grave concerns and sentiments of millions of people of Iran, I humbly write to gently remind you of your ethical, religious, human based duties to stand UP f...
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Russia support Ahmadi Nejad
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Don’t get so surprised about Russian President supporting the Ahmadi Nejad.
IR’s recent poor excuse for a decent election was a page from the old USSR (Soviet Union) play book.
Stalin wrote the book on pre-selected, pre-arranged and pre-d...
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The world is with Iranian women
Comment on: Editorial-Neda: Fallen Hero
 
The entire world is supporting the Iranian women in their struggle to change their society!
The whole world is praising the Iranian women for their stance.
The whole world is admiering the Iranian women for their bravery and toughness.
Th...
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Am writing in response to article about Neda
Comment on: Editorial-Neda: Fallen Hero
 
Neda
I am so glad you provide me with more information about this courageous young Iranian Student. All through this movement i see women are in forefront. Yet unfortunately even in the West in interviews and discussions about Iran there is hard...
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They love freedom
Comment on: Editorial-Neda: Fallen Hero
 
Words cannot describe my feelings regarding heroic images of protesters in Iran. For the past days many people from around the world have been witnessing struggle of a nation for freedom. Iranians just like everyone else love freedom and this love fo...
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Iranian elections
Comment on: News-Iran
 
No work,no school,no grain,no petro until a rescheduledelection. No violence, hopefully there will be no need for passive resistance. The scheduled election should be monitored by international officials picked by any national party leaders.
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On President Obama’s Speech at Cairo University
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Inextricably intoxicated by the oratory and perceived by some as rhetorical, nonetheless, inspirational speech of President Obama at Cairo University that has ushered in a new era in global diplomacy, and as a patriotic American of multi-ethnic Persi...
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Roxana Saberi NPR Exclusive Interview
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
There are many inconsistencies in her own story; i.e. She surely knew how serious the charge was because she traded being confined in the prison for resisting a confession. Then she did confess. Why so? She does NOT say she was offered a better de...
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کروبی یا موسوی
Comment on: News-Iran
 
من به مهدی کروبی رای خواهم داد.
دلایل ام را این جا لیست می کنم:
یک. هر چه صبر کردیم موسوی حرف دقیق بزنه، از کلی گویی دست بردار...
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Re: The Life and Times of the Shah
Comment on: TV Programs-The Life and Times of the Shah
 
This was a very interesting interview and Dr. Afkhami's view were fresh and interesting.

Towards the end, just before you asked him about nuclear ambitions of Iran, he started to tell us about Khomeini’s rise as an unknown individual. I...
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Iran cancels Solidarity Games over PG
Comment on: News-Iran
 
If there is one topic that every Iranian regardless of their political and religious views can agree on is “Persian Gulf.”Except there are two issues about it that worries me.

1. US and UK in return for using the resources of countrie...
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Empowering Iranians will help resolve dilemma
Comment on: News-Iran
 
In lieu of the lingering U.S.-Iran impasse, so long as the Iranian nuclear issue is not objectively resolved through direct, transformative, multilateral and transparent diplomacy - which is anchored in providing cutting-edge technologies and fuel/wa...
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Science to predict Iran's future!
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Mr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita used game theory to offer three predictions on
the future of Iran. Interesting data and computer model that can predict
the outcomes of international conflicts with high accuracy.

Missing from the mod...
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It is Persian Gulf, Mr. President!
Comment on: News-Iran
 
In one of his recent remarks on March 27, 2009, President Obama called the Persian Gulf “the Gulf”. If we don’t take action now, this will create an ominous precedent leading every U.S. official to deliberately distort this time-honored name an...
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Nowruz "Haft Sin"
Comment on: Editorial-The Haft-Sin Symbolism
 
Haft-sin symbolism by Prof. Davood Rahni

Since this tradition predates Islam, it is obvious that certain words of Arabic origin should not be part of the "7 symbols" namely
Sharab and Sham' ( wine and Candle/Light )

The equival...
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Ref: The Haft-Sin Symbolism
Comment on: Editorial-The Haft-Sin Symbolism
 
I would like to give you a feedback regarding the interesting article about "The Haft-Sin Symbolism" by Prof. Davood N. Rahni.

As correctly mentioned by Prof. Rahni there is a lot of debate about the meaning of Haft Sin. However I am surpris...
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پگاه و بخشندگي حافظ‏‎‎
Comment on: Editorial-ترک شیرازی
 

چنان بخشيده حافظ جان، سمرقند و بخارا را
کسي پس گيرد آن‌ها را !‎‏ ‏که نتوانسته تا اکنون
از آن پس برسر پاسخ به اين ولخرجي ...
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Hello,,
Comment on: Editorial-Green sensibility meets organic lifestyle
 
Hello,,
i read your profile at (www.irandokht.com) it was so good to me.i feel you are the only one missing in my entered life so i desided to stop on it and let you know that i am interested to be a friend first.i also believe that coming to you...
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organic lifesyle
Comment on: Editorial-Green sensibility meets organic lifestyle
 
Very interesting.
Thank you for this very informative and interesting article.
I will be looking for interested friends to join the system.
Yass
Irvine...
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Your interview for Canadian Radio
Comment on: Editor's Note-International women’s day
 
Your interview for Canadian Radio was quite informative and I learned a lot. It would be a good idea if once a month ( or once a week?) we could hear your voice with a short or long comment on your selected subject. We are proud of you....
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Hollywood Group Visits Iran
Comment on: News-Iran
 
have not seen a political exploitation of this trip. I mean I do not know
if anyone took credit for it, but the initial steps were taken by Khatami
long time ago. Even if enemies of Iran dressed as political opposition of
IRA totally ri...
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About Iran's Nuclear Program
Comment on: Editorial-About Iran's Nuclear Program
 
Oh yes, the U.S. mainstream media did learn a lesson! The lesson was the fact "lies and exaggerations" serve a purpose, and truth doesn't matter anymore! So Mr. Sahimi is disappointed
because he expected a different lesson to be learned!
<...
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The economic dilemma
Comment on: News-International
 
To the Editor:
Notwithstanding the lingering economic dilemma faced by the nation and the world, and despite the dispensing of huge lump sums of monies, albeit much of it misguided as we are putting the payback burden of soon to approach $50,000 ...
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U.S. now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb
Comment on: News-Iran
 
I expected this, but NOT so fast.

Mohamad Purqurian

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Why the cowards leave
Comment on: Editorial-Why We Stay
 
There are certain narcissistic cowards who leave their newly wed spouses because they have no sense of responsibility in their relationships and are still tied to the mother's apron strings at midlife. Having internalized the negative mother complex,...
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The Riddle of Natanz
Comment on: Editorial-The Riddle of Natanz
 
Such a rich history. I love reading about this area of the world. Thank you for an excellent article....
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The Riddle of Natanz
Comment on: Editorial-The Riddle of Natanz
 
I just wrote this short note to the writer of the following article in a series of such article on his travel sojourns in Iran:

I have, with much exhilaration, followed the many stories and have indeed served as a humble contributor on a myr...
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Iranian National Anthem
Comment on: Editorial-Ey Iran Reached Sixty
 
Dear Sir:

When I was in school in Tehran immediately after world war II ended, EY IRAN was sang every day at the beginning of morning and afternoon school sessions. I believe at the time Dr. Keshavarz was the education minister. I also belie...
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Obama’s tough language against Iran
Comment on: News-Iran
 
This was expected ever since he pledged his allegiance to AIPC instead of American people right after he beat Hillary Clinton for Democratic nomination. I am sure Iranian policy makers have observed it even before that. Yet Ahmadinejad did not take...
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Question about "World Ages"
Comment on: Editorial-Concept of Time & Calendar -2
 
Thank you for a very interesting article. Do you know whether any of these calendars had the concept of a "Great Year" of precession divided up into "World Ages", such as the Ages of Aries, Pisces, Aquarius and so on?

Clues to whether or not...
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Subject: What lies beneth...
Comment on: Editorial-Era of corporate deregulation over
 
I agree with this article and feel that this article raised the issues that are in fact determinants of the way people vote.
I was impressed by the number and strength of the references (quotes) referred to in this article as well.
I was al...
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Hello fellow Sohrab Sepehri fans
Comment on: Editorial-Sohrab Sepehri at 80
 
I just wanted to mention that Sohrab happened to be the first cousin of my first Iranian friend Touss Sepehr who remains my best friend to this day starting in 1961.

cheers,

Brian H. Appleton...
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تصحیح خبر کذب
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
با سلام خدمت مدیر محترم سایت و سایر همکاران
با توجه به درج خیر اشتباه و با مدرک لازم میگویم که نخستين بانوی اسکواش باز ايرانی که به عضويت...
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UN Leader
Comment on: Editorial-Finally! The UN Gets One Right
 
We hope but doubt she can make any difference in the backward thinking of iranian leaders. Odd country.. love cosmetic surgery yet treat women like dogs....
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with Iranian current 'leaders?'
Comment on: Editorial-War against Iran
 
Never able to tell the truth. Admit homosexuals exist all over Iran. Advising of the need for destruction. Best stop quick or they are headed for destruction. The good people of Iran need to not be afraid and to stand up to their Nutcase leaders. ...
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Response to Spiegel Magazine
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Author: Kaveh Farrokh
Ref.: UN Treasure Honors Persian Despot at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,566027,00.html

Greetings to the Distingui...
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Not so fast
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Ref: The most stupid bridge in the world! پل جاده رشت- قزوين
As a transportation engineer and researcher I have found some troubling errors in the report of the R...
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HoSiEMO
Comment on: Editorial-مصاحبه با حسی امو و محمد دشمن
 
salam. kheili mamnoon babate interview. lotf kardid. faghat chadn ta noktas ke bayad begam.. aval inke esme koochike Hichkase SOOROOSHE na hossein.. dovom inke doshman ba felakat ft nadade ba masood jadoogar ft dade ke oon ba felakat yebar khoonde.. ...
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Confusing activism with intellectualism
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Ref: Top 20 Public Intellectuals http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4349&page=1

Just wanted to clarify that Ms. Ebadi is an activist with limited knowledge and depth. While I
I respect her human right stance but calli...
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Nothing is further than truth.
Comment on: News-Iran
 
ref: BBC's article: Iran exiles back armed opposition -Mojahedin publised June 29th

I challenge BBC's claim. Gathering of a group of self-selected people could not be used as a sample of Iranian opposition. Such a false claims are made with ...
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Iranian Widow Faces Terror Charges
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
“Taleb-Jedi has been linked to the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, a group designated a terrorist organization by the State Department in 1997. Prosecutors say in 1999, she became an English teacher at the organization's Iraq headquarters...
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Hammasa is proud of being Afghan
Comment on: Editorial-First Muslim Miss England crowned
 
Hi As far as I know Hammasa Kohistani does not represent her self as uzbek or russian, but as Afghan. She is from Afghanistan as her parents are afghans. ...
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خانم رفوگران شما مقاله را تا پایان نخوانده اید
Comment on: Editorial-اينهمه لطف ؟
 
خانم دکتر فریبا رفوگران
متاسفانه شما مقاله را تا انتها نخوانده اید اجازه بدهید تا شما را توجه دهم
کپی شده از روی اصل مقاله :
حال خي...
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Fereshte's song about Lady in Red
Comment on: Editorial-The Lady in Red
 
Far out. I will try to find that song!

gorbanat,

Brian...
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A famous song for Lady in Red
Comment on: Editorial-The Lady in Red
 
R: Lady in Red
There was a famous song about her by Fereshteh "Toe ke nistee mano veyloon to kheyaboon bebini". Titled "Shahre Khalee", lyrics by legendry Moenie Kermanshahee. Circa 1355-56 (1977-78).

Alireza Tarighian...
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از "این همه لطف؟" چه می توان آموخت؟
Comment on: Editorial-اينهمه لطف ؟
 
در مجلۀ اینترنتی ایراندخت به مقالۀ خانم پیرایه یغمایی زیر عنوان "این همه لطف؟" برخوردم. در اینجا می خواهم با استناد بر کار ارزشم...
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Romanised Persian
Comment on: TV Programs-National Identity
 
Ladies&Jentlemen,why do you write the ending wovel"e" in "Shahname"or the words like this with absurd combination of "e"&"h"? The letter"h"has ever a concrte sound. Consider the two following words pleas! "Be" means "to" the Englih preposition & "Beh...
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Samira Makhmalbaf
Comment on: Editorial-The House that Mohsen Built
 
I am hoping that you could help me reach the filmmaker, Samira Makmalbaf. We are currently developing a filmseries about young adults all over the world, and we would like to invite Ms. Makmalbaf to direct a film in the series.

We would very...
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salam
Comment on: Events
 
Thank you Irandokht. A perfect site. I am glad I registered myself....
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Rugby in Iran
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
I just read your article on Iranian women playing rugby in Iran. I am an Iranian woman living in Canada and have been playing rugby for many years. I was just wondering if you have the contact information for the Tehran women's rugby team as I will b...
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Cancer Cure
Comment on: Editorial-How to Prevent Cancer
 
I agree with the notion that feeding your body highly nutritive food is one way to stop cancer and even reverse it. Some years ago I had several lumps in my breasts and was so scared to go and get a mammogram. I did some research on the internet and ...
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Different school books for different genders!
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
God did not send separate books for men and women. On what basis Iranian authorities have decided to separate male/female school books!

Where in Islam such an idea is suggested?

...
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Re: Dutch Ministry of Education
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Yesterday, in a meeting between the Dutch Ministry of Education and representatives of the universities in Holland, the Ministry agreed to withdraw its recent demand for a guarantee that the Iranian students not be allowed to have access to sensitive...
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forgotten context of lorca's poem in makhmalbaf 5 in the afternoon
Comment on: Editorial-An Interview with Samira Makhmalbaf
 
very important context for lorca's poem in relation to samira makhmalbaf's film with the same name as his poem at 5 in the afternoon was the exact time on the same day that both lorca's bullfighter friend igancio sanchez majias was killed and the fas...
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We must avert these crimes against humanity
Comment on: Editorial-UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007 - Images Of Extremes
 
This is none political and none partisan issue, it is human rights matter. People of conscience must help UN institution and its divisions to be robustly present in this part of the world to avert these crimes against humanity. ...
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Re: Haleh Afshar
Comment on: Editorial-First Iranian Woman in the British House of Lords
 
shahnaz

Haleh Afshar may be a favourite with the BBC and the British establishment but read what Iranians think of this woman:

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2008/01/haleh-
afshar.html

First time I s...
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My childhood friend Aryana Farshad's film
Comment on: Editorial-Mystic Iran - The Unseen World
 
About Mystic Iran: The Unseen World

First it came as a revelation to me and to many Iranians and foreigners that women dervishes even exist in Iran. For me this film apart from its beautiful cinematography and exquisite port...
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Book Review by Brian H. Appleton of "Lipstick Jihad" by Azadeh Moaveni
Comment on: Editorial-Chatting With Firoozeh Dumas
 
I think this is one of the best books I have read to date about the experience of an Iranian growing up in the USA and trying to cope and then going back to Iran under the IRI and trying to cope. I think that for the average 3rd or even 2nd generatio...
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Book Review of "Funny in Farsi" by Firouzeh Dumas
Comment on: Editorial-Chatting With Firoozeh Dumas
 
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America


I found this book to be delightful, witty and positive in handling an immigrant's experience with the common prejudisms that most experience coming to and growin...
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کلیمیان مخربند
Comment on: Events
 
روز دوشنبه ایمیلهایی که برای من فرستاده شد اکثرا از دوستانی بود که از گرد هم آیی ایرانیان در لاس وگاس ناراحت بودند و از اینکه به...
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A Prevention From False Information
Comment on: Editorial-Iranian Migration to Canada
 
This is a very informative article and has a great variety of information for someone who is concerned or would just like to have knowledge about immigration to Canada from Iran. However, I noticed the author of this article mentioned the Baha'i...
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The "ArtA" root
Comment on: Editorial-Persian names for your daughter
 
I am an American married to a Tajik man. We named our daughter for a Persian hero. However, I have never found proof, so to speak, that all of the "ArtA" names (Artadukht, Artamiz, ArtA) are truly of Aryan/Persian/Indo-Iranian origin, though the me...
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Gish Prize
Comment on: Editorial-Neshat wins Gish Prize
 
Regarding the comments about the awarding of the Gish Prize: Lillian had not yet reached her 100th Birthday, but was in her 100th year when she died....
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brain surgery by an iranian lady
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
How nice to read this news, i am glad world has opened ear and eyes to see the capability of women. this is just a tip of iceberg. these women are the creator of all inventors, scientists, philosopher ......etc.

I adore them and kiss thier h...
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Farokhzad
Comment on: Editorial-همجنس گرایی و فریدون فرخزاد
 
آقای نفیسی عزیز
اگر شما میخواهید راجع به همجنسگرایی صحبت کنید چرا پشت نام زنده یاد فرخزاد خودتان را قایم میکنید. اگر ایشان می...
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Balance Lacking in Iranian Relationships
Comment on: Editorial-The Typical Persian Woman
 
As much as I believe that Iranian women are very graceful and beautiful owing to their rich heritage, the fact remains that the cultural bias that exists today in Iran where men have laws which dominate their wives (even if it is subtle) is unhealthy...
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Women were equal Preachers in True Gnostic Christianity
Comment on: Editorial-Women and Theology
 
The author does not seem to be aware that there was a society in Europe where women were considered the equal to men!

The Cathars of Languedoc in southern France practised Gnostic Chrisianity. In this open society, women were preached equall...
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Mahmoud's Trip to the Big Apple
Comment on: Editor's Note-A presidential reception!
 

This was a week full of unusual events:

-- the leader of a country called part of an "axis of evil" by our own president visited New York, at one point nearly sharing the limelight with President Bush at the United Nations.
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19-20th cent. Iran -between a rock & a hard place
Comment on: Editorial-A page from the history
 
From early-19th cent, stepping over Persia was an Anglo-Russian pastime in their geopolitical "great game" for control over South, Central & Western Asia - a marginalized France held fragments, while an ascendent Germany posed a new threat.

...
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Excellent editorial comment on Ahmadi-Nejad -USA
Comment on: Editor's Note-A presidential reception!
 
Editor Pari Esfandiari modestly understated the shameful reception by US media, government, & most regretfully, a university president of Iranian President Ahmadi-Nejad. As an American academic I was slightly shocked but more ashamed. Mr. Ahmadi-Nej...
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Was the Prime Minister elected or appointed?
Comment on: Editorial-A page from the history
 
This was a very interesting and important historical note. I would encourage further historical comments on the period between September 1941 and the removal of Prime Minister Mossadeq in 1953.



The well-published, international jour...
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A 12 years old girl in Iran
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
I went with my sister and mom to buy mantoo, suddenly, the commitees(here we call them Fati Comando!) arrested us because they thought my mantoo was too short and too tight. I was so scared that I started crying you knew! i was shaking! I didnt know...
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Shaadi baraaye hameye Iraniyan
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Ref: article - I need your help
Baa drood: Baanouye geraami payaame shomaa ro khondam va az vazi ke baraye shomaa pish aamadeh motaasefam, dar edaame nazare khodamo baratoun migham va omidvaram khomaki bashe: Aghar baa eshge baa Mark ashenaa shod...
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Titan book is not racist
Comment on: News-International
 
Ref: Boarders removed Titan book from shelves after accusation of racism.
What the British don't know is that Tintin in Congo is very popular amongst Congolese who love Tintin.

This accusation regarding Hergé is not new but its t...
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MAHASTI
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
The Acclaimed Iranian Singer, Dies at 60 in California Voice of Iranian Americans (VIA), reporting from New York. Mahasti, the renowned Iranian singer whose popular music was whispered and hymmed by the youth and the elders alike in the streets and o...
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Standing up to Kayhan bullies
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
I'm glad that finally someone stood up and answered Kayhan's reign of terror. I found this article in Radio Farda very courageous and wanted to share it with you and your readers. http://www.radiofarda.com/Article/2007/05/13/o2-keyhan_replay.html Read More


Hajiagha Cartoons Iranian.com
Comment on: Editor's Note-Crackdown in Iran
 
I honestly feel ashamed to bring your attention to this subject.
However, I thought, knowing about it, you or any of your writers, may decide to do something to stop this trashy work in Iranian.com. Please see some of these works here: http:/...
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May issue of playboy
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
I read an article written by Pari Esfandiari and Richard Buskin in this issue of PlayBoy. I searched IranDokht and was surprised that there were no reference to this article. Considering that the editor of this site is Pari Esfandiari it is disappoin...
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ACS Policy
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Dear Friends:
You have heard that the American Chemical Society (ACS) has adopted a new policy to expel its members from the Embargoed Countries including Iran, and to restrict their access to its publications. ACS is giving for this new policy ...
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Fallaci and A Man
Comment on: Editorial-Oriana Fallaci and “A Man”
 
Fallaci and “A Man”

Excellent article. This is a very good synopsis of a historical event and romantic consequences.

I have not read the book “ A Man” However, logically we should not create any form of inner positive emoti...
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Oriana Fallaci and “A Man” By Abbas Atrvash
Comment on: Editorial-Oriana Fallaci and “A Man”
 
Fallaci and “A Man”

Excellent article. This is a very good synopsis of a historical event and romantic consequences.

I have not read the book “ A Man” However, logically we should not create any form of inner positive emoti...
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Re-Iranica
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Dear Bruce:
Thanks for taking the time to circulate your enlightening observations.

I agree with preference for clarity and diversity of opinions as opposed to the claim of “widely shared” - meaning probably similar minded academic...
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Re-Iranica
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Its true that Wikipedia.org is a very useful way of getting the feedback you need. As a matter of fact many Iranians are very active on this.

I would say though that an online Iranica could be a good idea for academic and general reference.<...
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Re- Iranica
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Nothing against the effort by Yarshater, I think the translation and reconstruction and update of a traditional Iranian Dayrat-ol-Moaref which has been always available and routinely printed each year, just in Farsi, is always worthwhile. Even fun! H...
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رقص پروانه
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy NowRuz
 
به مناسبت روز فرخنده چهارشنبه سوری برای دوست گرامیم پروانه - پری اسفندیاری
داود شهیدی

On occasion of Chaharshanbeh Suri to my dear friend Parv...
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The 300 article by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh
Comment on: Editorial-The 300 Movie: Separating Fact from Fiction
 
What a beautiful, painstakingly researched and well-balanced article !

I have a 1950's book titled PERSIAN PAGEANT by George Benjamin Walker, a friend of mine who is in his 90's today. I believe that Dr. Kaveh would love to get his hands on...
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The 300 Movie
Comment on: News-Iran
 
To all Iranians and all those who know and respect ancient Persian history and culture:

A new movie called "300" is opening on March 9th in theatres all over the United States, sponsored and made by Warner Brothers Pictures.

It i...
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Re: 300 film
Comment on: News-Iran
 
If Oliver Stone's Alexander insulted anything or anyone it was Alexander himself who was portrayed as Gay or rather Bi Sexual and the Greeks as decadent.

The Persians were hardly insulted on the contrary. The real flaw in Oliver Stones mov...
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Lolita controversy
Comment on: Editorial-Lolita Provokes Iranians
 
Dear Dr. Soheila Kian-Shayeg
I hail you for your balanced and just article responding to Hamid Dabashi. I am in full agreement with Ms Nafisi and Roya Hakakian and some other women, who were and still are the targets of vicious attacks.

...
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خجسته زنی کو ز مادر نزاد
Comment on: Editorial-خجسته زنی کو ز مادر نزاد
 
about u article Please see my article on the same topic: http://www.8mars.com/nashriye/10/10zaban.htm

Rosa...
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Lolita
Comment on: Editorial-Lolita Provokes Iranians
 
Dear JJ,
I don't see the relevance of my article with this new independent film. Also, since I have not seen the film yet, I cannot comment on your reference to the absurdity of the attacks made on the film. I am looking forward to seeing this ...
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Dear Shiva Rose,
Comment on: TV Programs-A socially conscious actress
 
Dear Shiva Rose,
Just wanted to tell you how proud of you I am. There are thousands of beautiful Iranian women but you are also intelligent and more importantly proud of your roots. We are watching your career advancement with pride.
More...
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Lolita controversy
Comment on: Editorial-Lolita Provokes Iranians
 
Dear Sohila,

The criticism of Ms. This book is not about bashing another Iranian, but about understanding politics. Our country has gone through so many political upheavals over 20 century and if we have learned one thing that is to be caut...
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Lolita
Comment on: Editorial-Lolita Provokes Iranians
 
Dear Soheila Kian-Shayeg:
Brava for your piece on Lolita and Dr. Hamid Dabashi! I thought Hamid D is a PhD or is he a mere Mr. Dabashi? HD came to visit here in my apt. wishing to co-curate the first Kurdish film festival in NY. Then Iraq war ha...
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Maryam jan,
Comment on: Editorial-Menopause - the best-kept secret!
 
Thank you for breaking this silence, I too find myself at odds with everyone not knowing what was happening to me.

It was not just being at odds with others but I was at odds with myself. I felt perfectly healthy until the doctor labeled m...
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Just wondering about the web site ?
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Hi From Fort Worth Texas! I just ran across your website and wondering if any feedback goes to Iran? I see you are in Los Angeles. I was wanting to let Iran know that there are Americans whom want our Government to stay out of other Countries busines...
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A drop of water against a raging sea
Comment on: News-Iran
 
How can tasers be CONDEMNED and BANNED from this planet???

I'd like to see it happen. We are well on our way to a Police State and civilians seem poweless to do anything about it partially due to brainwashing on TV news stations (and new pap...
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Think about it: The Gestapo have been reincarnated!
Comment on: News-Iran
 
By Mykee on: 11/19/06
Regarding the UCLA Campus Police with their
taser - they are just WAH-NA-BEES trying to
make a name for themselves. You must
consider that UCLA is in Los Angeles county
(the same county as the dreaded ...
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NOT ACCEPTABLE
Comment on: News-Iran
 
I am discussed....
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I thought police is here to support us!
Comment on: News-Iran
 
I am very disturbed by this video.

This boy needed a fatherly talk not a Taser gun. He could be my son and I always thought with police around he will be safe.
Now I have to think otherwise.

Over last few nights there has bee...
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Freedom of Dress
Comment on: Editor's Note-Hajib hijacked: Politics of the Veil
 
Dr. Esfandiari has once again captured the essence of a difficult issue. When I visited Iran the first time (1968), there were village women who chose hijab and girls there forced to leave their chador at the door of my classroom by government edict...
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Re- The politics of veil
Comment on: Editor's Note-Hajib hijacked: Politics of the Veil
 
Dear Dr. Esfandiari

Thank you for great website and insightful article. As an Iranian woman I am thankful for providing us with this forum that provides a true voice for us and helps international community to know us as we are not as we h...
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Radio Farda accuses me
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Dear Friends

Re: Radio Farda accuses me of being close to the IRI Government

The following link is about a news item on Focus on Farda, an online (joint effort by two entities of the Broadcasting Board of Governors-- Radio Free Euro...
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How do you feel about globalization in general?
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
I am curious as to how you may feel about globalization and with your high education phd. level etc. and also having a middle eastern background. I find that there is legitimate fear of some nations in that of loosing their identity etc. when opening...
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Re: Round Table with IranDokht
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
I just watched the VOA program that held an interview with you. -I wanted to thank you for your efforts. -Confirm the fact that your site is still filtered - Share the trial that was suggested tonight by the VOA: The www.tarshiz.com did not wor...
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Re: Round Table with IranDokht
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Salam hammihan e graami kash mitavaanestam baa horof e faarci yak shar baraayataan benevisam. amroz baraazandeh tarin asr e jahaan ast ziraa ke be almo be honar naghsh e zanaan ast. parvaneh az tehran "pajoheshgar va haammi e zanaan"
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Re: Round Table with IranDokht
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
The accessing way to IranDokht with no limitation
Dear Sirs, You could send the following web address to your visitors for linking to your website and all website without any limitation: www.tarshizi.com Regards.
Majid E ...
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Re: Round Table with IranDokht
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
salam

باسلام وادب بدینوسیله از زحمات وتلاش شما قدردانی وسپاس بعمل آورده پیروزی وموفقیت روزافزون شما راآرزومندم . همیشه شاد ...
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Feng Shui Update
Comment on: Editorial-Feng Shui
 
Dear Heather Catherine Orr

I have found good link abaut feng shui :
http://www.fengshuigate.com
by Prof Stepen L Filed from Tritniy Unversity

There are 8 article of feng shui,s one of them is :

The Truth about Chin...
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Ferberizing the child to instill good sleep habits
Comment on: Editorial-Children's Sleeping Habits
 
Agree with points raised re: importance of sleep habits. As a mother of 8 month old girl, I am trying very hard to instill good sleep habits in her. Her pediatrician is telling me to "Ferberize" her so she can learn to sooth herself to sleep (vs. de...
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Dear Editors of the Toronto Sun,
Comment on: News-Iran
 
I was very surprised to see your distinguished paper publish a qualitatively substandard article by Michael Coren, who openly advocates the nuking of Iran and Iranians.

We Should Nuke Iran
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/2006/09/02/p...
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recipte
Comment on: Editorial-Kabab Joojeh - Broiled skewered chicken
 
Dear, I've read your recipte of joje kebab but please try mine too ,, onion,lemen juice,zafron,sweet red pepper(powder),chicken curry,salt, olive oil. then marinade for 3 or 4 hours then BBQ them ,

Good apttite,

Parmis...
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re: Scholarships for Foreigners
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Dear Mahrokh,
I agree with you.
I am Iranian second generation and I love to receive an scholarship to study in Iran for one year.

Opportunities should be given to us not to some foreigners. ...
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RE: Sex & Iran
Comment on: News-Iran
 
This is what happens when too much restriction is placed on people's private life.

In Iran sex is turned to a taboo, therefore our mind is constantly engaged with this.

Our classes are seprated -boys one side, girls another side. ...
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RE- Scholarship for Foreigners
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
We Iranian women in Iran are strugling to enter to the university because there is a limited space. Daneshgah Azad is expensive and not all of us culd efford hat.

Isn't it netter instead of providing opportunity to others our government for...
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Life of Iranian Opposition in Iran
Comment on: News-Women
 
Additional information about life of women in iran can be found at iranian-women.com this site does not address the controversy surrounding the activities of organizations such as the Mujahadin-e-Khalq (MKO/MEK), The Iranian Women's Studies Foundatio...
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Street children
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
This is the story of this morning.
I looked at the street child who was going through the garbage can to separate the paper from the plastic and take them to the mayoral station to be paid for his find worth his days struggle; probably to suppor...
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Stop Beating the War Drum
Comment on: News-Iran
 
For quite sometime, many of the Los Angeles based Iranian Radio and TV programs have caused grave concerns among large numbers of Iranians both inside and outside Iran. It is very disturbing that under the banner of support for democracy, many of the...
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How could you
Comment on: Editorial-Let Me Tell You Where I Have Been
 
Persis Karim, along with other women in an interview tells American public that human rights in Iran are similar to that in USA.

I just wonder to what extent these new group of academia are prepared to sell their country in order to establi...
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WHERE IS THE REAL WAR?
Comment on: News-International
 
In the 3 years of fighting in Iraq, nearly 2,500 volunteer American soldiers have been killed in the effort to bring freedom to millions of Iraqis. In the same period of time back home in America, Americans murdered about 50,000 Americans.

...
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Subject: Tahereh Shey
Comment on: Editorial-چرا حسادت می کنیم؟
 
I just wanted to let her know how great her articles are and how much I enjoy reading them. Few people have the wisdom, the analytical insights, or the guts to say what she does. Her writings hold a mirror to the Iranian culture, showing its defects ...
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Re: The Hand That Feeds the Fire
Comment on: News-Iran
 
My cousin the young and brilliant Babak Dehghanpisheh is in Beirut, please pray for his and other's safety.
The Hand That Feeds the Fire

Shahri
...
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Zeshtha KhoshShanstarand!
Comment on: Editorial-زشتها خوش شانس ترند!
 
Ba salam va arze adab
Maghaleye jalebi bood va mara befekr foroo bord. movaffagh bashid.
H Arjmandi ...
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My personal opinion
Comment on: Editorial-Rossari Ejbari
 
I’m an Iranian though I’ve lived all my life in Australia, I have family all over the world so I know and have a good understanding of the freedom that some Iranian women are asking for though I really don’t understand why Iranian women cant ju...
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RE: اقوام ايران ريشه ايراني دارند
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Greetings to All,

The genetic study recently forwarded is of great interest: http://www.isna.ir/Main/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-727489&Lang=P

However I suspect serious problems with the study (esp. sampling). This is because the the res...
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Ebtekar among environmental leaders
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Comment received from: NM mailnimo@hotmail.com>
This is a joke right! The petrochemichaels is a recylced use of pertoleum...another words is already a better used of Petroleum waste to make other useful products. What is not clear is how this V...
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مربای پرتقال
Comment on: Editorial-Nirbaj
 
خلال ها را دو بار در آب میجوشانیم و آب انرا عوض میکنیم وقتی خلال نرم شد آنها را ۲۴ ساعت در آب قرار میدهیم و ۳-۴ بار آب خلال را عوض ...
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Morabaie miveh
Comment on: Editorial-Nirbaj
 
Ba salam,
Lotfan agar momkene tarze tahiye morabaye mivehe porteghal ra barai man benevisid,

mamnun&motshakeram.

Simin ...
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Dear April
Comment on: Editorial-After nine years....
 
I was surfing the net for sites on Iranian culture and I read your article on IranDokht about cross-cultural relationships.
I am 20 years old and want to make it work with an iranian Esfahani man,after I finish univeristy in London. I have lived i...
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Ba Pas va Sepas
Comment on: Editorial-اسپند گان،اسپندارمزگان،
 
Gaman mi konam Ostad Jali Doostkhah nyz haman gofte ra bazgo karde and. Bedin gone ke eyn roz dar hengami ke baraye rozha nam haey barzozydand, 5 esfan bood, va sokhan ostad nyz be haman bonyan baz mi gardad, amma agar shoma mehrbani konid va yek sal...
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Dorood
Comment on: Editorial-اسپند گان،اسپندارمزگان،
 
Dar goftar-e aq-ye Qavi-del dar bare-ye Espandarmazgan, zaman-e in jashn be sabab-e digardisi-ye gah-shomar-e Irani, 29 Bahman-e konooni ta'yin-shode-ast. Amma dorost an ast ke haman 5 Esfand-e bastani ra dar gah-shomar-e konooni ham zaman-e in jashn...
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پیک نوروز پیام آور گل،
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
پیک نوروز پیام آور گل،
می رسد سرخوش و مغرور ز دروازه ی فصل
در رکاب سحر، این اسب سپید،
می رمد از دل شب
می دمد بر تن نابا...
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احساس یک دختر ایرانی
Comment on: Editor's Note-The Nobel Peace Prize- The Turning Point
 
خبر شیرین عبادی و دریافت جایزه نوبل به قدری خوشحال کننده بود که در ابتدا باورم نمی شد. قلبم از خوشحالی شدیدتر می تپید. خودم را ...
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مفاله خوبي بود از آن لذت بردم.
Comment on: Editorial-زن در غربت
 
مفاله خوبي بود از آن لذت بردم.
...
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amin
Comment on: Editorial-Constructing a Happy Marriage
 
من امين بهمني هستم لطفا با من همراه شويد
اگر ممکن است با
www.aminbahmani@yahoo.com
بنويسيد که چه شرايتي داريد
...
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amin
Comment on: Editorial-Constructing a Happy Marriage
 
با سلام خواهشمندم مرا ياري کنيد تا با ان دوست شوم که مي خواهد با من با شد
...
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بهارتا ن فرخنده
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
بهارتا ن فرخنده ، نوروزتان پیروز
و سال وروزتان خوش وخرٌم باد!

لیلی ایم...
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Persian New Year
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
We wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Persian New Year with Peace and Love.
Fara Residaneh Norooz Bastani Ra Be Shoma Tabrik Meegooyam. Omidvaram Ke Dar Kenareh Haftseeni as Salamati, Safa, Soroor, Sarb...
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Look What Feng Shui Has Done to My Mom
Comment on: Editorial-Feng Shui
 
Comment sent to IranDokht by Zico F.
Email: tyo340@yahoo.com

Dear Editor,

Somebody please stop the madness already of this feng shui fever. Lillian Too is driving my mom crazy! Well, actually, not Lillian alone but, the whole ...
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هفت سين، هفت شين و يا هفت چين:
Comment on: Editorial-نوروز باستانی
 
آقای کامبیز گرامی
با تشکر از لطف شما، امیدوارم که مقاله زیر پاسخ گوی سوال شما باشد.


هفت‌سينی: در روزگاران کهن دوگونه فرآورده از ک...
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Massoume Price's new book onIranian culture
Comment on: TV Programs-Philosophy of Iranian New Year
 
Hi i like to know where i can purchase Massoume Price's new book on Iranian culture.
I am writing to you from Sydney Australia.
And if possible can you tell me how much it is?
Thanks,
Leila
...
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Eide shoma Mobarak
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
Dorood bar shoma...

Sal No, va eide shoma Mobarak ...

Omidvaram Sale Jadid Sarshar Az Salamaty, Shademany, va Barekat Baraye Shoma Bashad...

Eradatmand,

Ali Parvaneh...
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Happy Novruz
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
Dear friends ,

Wishing you a happy Novruz and a joyful spring.

Nayereh Tohidi...
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Happy New Year
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 

Happy New Year from Shahri Estakhri
...
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NOWROUZ MOBARAK
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
NOWROUZ MOBARAK.
..Vida Ghahremani...
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Norooz, Persian New Year
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Persian New Year is celebrated on the first day of spring. According to the epic Persian poem, Shahnameh, Norooz came into being over 4,000 years ago during the reign of the mythological King Jamshid. Throug...
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Dost aziz,
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
Ba behtarin arezoha baray shoma va khanevadeh, Sale movafaghi dar pish dashteh bashid!

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Happy Nowrooz
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
May this spring bring you a new year
filled with love, determination, abundance and Prosperity
May you know in your heart how beautiful and powerful you are
Love
Foojan Zeini...
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Gham makhor
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
Dear Professor Mojtahedzadeh,

Thank you for your Norooz greetings and may you and every true Iranian enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year. Let me also quote some more lines of beautiful poetry from Hafez, one of the two most illustrious p...
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Friends of Iran
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
This message comes to you only minutes before the equinox upon which the year turns, and the start of the spring signals rejuvenation of nature and life. Time and political fortune not being on the side of the people of Iran at this moment does not m...
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Believe in the spring!
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
Believe in the spring!
BY: F. Moshiri

Open the windows
For, the kind breeze is celebrating the birthday of the beautiful flowers
And spring,
On each and every branches
Close to each young leaf,
Has turned ...
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Noroozetan Mobarak
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
As we commence Spring on Monday, I wish each of you joy and laughter and peace and good health....as the flowers bloom may your wishes blossom into reality and with the spring rains may you feel refreashed and cleansed.....may the light be with you a...
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Happy New Year
Comment on: Editor's Note-Happy Nowruz
 
May the new year usher in peace, joy and well being for you and all Iranians, especially the women.

Baquer Namazi
...
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شراب - می
Comment on: Editorial-نوروز باستانی
 
Dear MR. GHAVIDEL,

I really enjoyed reading your article. I have a self made opinion on haft shine, as I discussed it some weeks ago with a friend : the word that is usually mentioned to be a part of haft shin is "Sharab". and as you stat...
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NOWRUZ MUBARAK
Comment on: Events
 
NOWRUZ MUBARAK
Nawruz-e sa-id omed, Yo Rabb ki muborak bod
Nuzhat be maz-id omed, Ya Rabb ki muborak bod

Biguzasht pareshoni, az rehmat-i rabboni
Alm shud nurani, Yo Rabb ki muborak bod

Chun muzhda-yi id omed, mabda...
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Former Iranian president attacks Ahmadinejad over Holocaust
Comment on: News-Iran
 
TEHRAN (AFP) - Mohammad Khatami has described the Holocaust as a "historical reality" -- a stinging attack on his controversial and revisionist successor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"We should speak out if even a single Jew is killed. Don't forget...
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Vanity Fair
Comment on: Editorial-What's Wrong with a Naked Woman?
 
Doesn't the name of the magazine say it all? Why should something like that be taken so seriously?

As a woman, I much more prefer, if I have to choose, looking at tastefully done, non-pornographic pictures of women than I do a man. I do n...
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Nowruz
Comment on: Editorial-Nowruz
 
نوروز = Nowruz
دکتر بهرام گرامی
bgrami@yahoo.com

به دنبال انتشار مطالب قبلی در مورد نوروز و نحوه نوشتن آن با الفبای لاتین و از جهت اهمیّتی که...
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A Response to Mr. Black
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Abbas Milani

Even for acclaimed investigative journalists like Mr. Edwin Black, few things are more dangerous than the temptation to conflate fact and fiction, to traffic in hackneyed shibboleths, and to write half-truths based on scant know...
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ziba shirazi 2
Comment on: Editorial-Mathilda May's Portrayal of Princess Shams
 
شوهر يا فرزندتان چطور با هنر شما برخورد کردند

مدت زيادي است که مزدوج نيستم. دخترم طرفدار سبک موسيقي من نيست ولي چون خودش علاقه مند به ...
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Iran, Germany and Jews
Comment on: News-Iran
 
San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 15, 2006

Editor -- Regarding Edwin Black's article, "Despite Holocaust denial, Iran seen to have worked with Nazis" (Insight, Jan. 8): Black's justified criticisms of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would have...
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Anti-Jewish movement in Iran
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Dear Mr. Edwin Black,

I was recently informed of your editorial "Denial of Holocaust nothing new in Iran" (article attached below). The essence of your argument is that the Iranians and the nation of Iran are anti-Semitic and that they deny ...
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Ref_ Women in Gulf
Comment on: Editorial-Women Exploited and Patronized
 
Dear reader,

Thank you for your comment.
We share your concern and therefore a note is added to the beginning of the article to clarify the issue. We could not change the text in the article.

Regards,
IranDokht
...
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Armenian Worshippers
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
The article about a Christian service in Tehran on Christmas mentioned "Armenian Catholic" attendees. While this may be correct, since the Encylopedia of the Orient reckons that there are about half a million Armenian Orthodox Christians in Iran and...
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Bravo.
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
What a wonderful and informative website. God bless you all.
Parevash...
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THANK YOU
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
AT LAST, SOMEBODY STARTED A SITE FOR IRANIAN WOMEN.

I LOVE IT AND APPRECIATE IT AS MUCH AS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN CREATING IT.

I JUST HOPE I HAD ENOUGH TIME TO ENJOY ALL THE ARTICLES.
THANK YOU GUYS AND GALS ALWA...
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Persian Names that Americans can Pronounce Easily
Comment on: Editorial-Persian names for your daughter
 
I read "Historical Persian Names for Your Daughter" with a great deal of interest and zeal. My sincerest appreciation and thanks to the administration for preparing this article. Not only do these Persian names teach us about our history and heritag...
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Human Trafficking in Iran / Pakistan
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Read your article on Human trafficking in Iran, Pakistan, etc. Does anybody know where the women and children that are sold into trafficking/slavery are taken to? A Pakistani man told me that they're taken to Saudi Arabian countries. Is this true? Ap...
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FRANCE+LA+BOYS+THOUGHTS????
Comment on: Editorial-Adapting to France
 
Marina, your writing, knowledge, and thoughts amaze me every time I am encountered with it.

The part about sexual harassment....just kick straight between legs...if there cute....wait till they start talking..j/k

so do you like haze...
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Hejabs vs. boob jobs
Comment on: TV Programs-Beauty – A Virtue & An Obsession
 
Thanks for this great article on beauty!

Here are some additional thoughts on beauty and the irony of hejabs vs. boob jobs. But I think a driving force here is that on on...
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Origins of Chivalry
Comment on: Editorial-The basics of chivalry
 
One more thing. Chivalry came into existence during the time of the Crusades. There is a lot of debate as to how it started, and became such a complete institution so quickly. Most European scholars look into European origins (like


Gentlemanly Behavior in Movies
Comment on: Editorial-The basics of chivalry
 
There are a lot of movies out there that explore good masculine behavior. One I rented recently was "Blast from the Past" with Brendan Fraser. The dance scene is priceless. ...
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Re: Five questions non-Muslims would like Answered
Comment on: News-International
 
Response to LA Times on their publishing of Denis Prager's Op-Ed is titled 'Five
questions non-Muslims would like Answered' in Los Angeles Times (Sunday November
13, 2005)

My usual leisurely Sunday morning reading of the "respecta...
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for kristina
Comment on: Editorial-After nine years....
 
i read your short letter and you say that your madly in love with your iranian man and yet you have never met ??? why have you not met and how do you no that you are in love with him and your willing to wait for him too ive been with an iranian ...
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Why using the name: The Gulf?
Comment on: Editorial-Women Exploited and Patronized
 
Dear IranDokht Editors:
I was stunned by the title of this article: "Women in the Gluf". How could an Iranian new paper use a fabricated geographical name of "The Gulf" instead of the original name of Persian Gulf? This is a huge disgrace and an...
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Where do I find out about the screening of mystic Iran
Comment on: TV Programs-Mystic Iran
 
Dear Ms. Aryana Farshad ,

I enjoyed reading your interview a lot. I am very interested to see how I can find out where the mystic Iran will be screened again. I love to see it.

Thanks
Jila Kashef
...
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Bias Journalism
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
In regards to the following article below is a what I think:

http://www.irandokht.com/news/readnews.php?newsID=13749

I am an Afghan residing in the USA and I am happily married to an Iranian woman. My background is technical (engin...
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ادامه جنگ تاريخى در رسانه هاى امروز
Comment on: News-Iran
 
نشنال جئوگرافيك از نوع انگليسى
پژمان اكبرزاده

شناخت جهانيان از تاريخ و فرهنگ باستانى ايران به هيچ رو با شناخت آنها از تاريخ يونان...
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Excellent Article
Comment on: Editorial-IRAN’S ETHNIC COSTUMES
 
Thank you Ms. Naw for an informative and interesting article.

I read your other articles with interest and find all of them fascinating.

I am very curious to know if you are a second generation Iranian? If not what makes you intere...
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Re: Mehregan
Comment on: Editorial-MIHREGAN
 
In the article on Mehregan the writer claims that the prophet Zoroaster created many festivals to pay homage to deities including Mehregan which pays homage to Mitra. I would like to remind you that Zarathushtra was against all deities and Izad worsh...
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کریم
Comment on: Editorial-What's Hot in Teen Fashion
 
من می خام که به کا نادا هجرت کنم . ولی نمیدانم ‌‌چطور؟ اگر مئشود .کمکم کنئد .خواهئش مئکونم
student_first2000@yahoo.co.nz...
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You're welcome
Comment on: News-Iran
 
People in the West deserve to know more about civilizations whose effects on their own were more than incidental

Open Letter to Guardian Unlimited in response to The Evil Empire by Jonathan Jones:

Sir,

It will take more th...
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Answer from Chicago (from CHN)
Comment on: News-Iran
 
CHN published the following today:

Abbas Alizadeh, Iranian archaeologist from Chicago University, responds to Guardian article.
http://www.chn.ir/en/news/?id=5660§ion=2...
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"The Evil Empire" or Evil Intentions
Comment on: News-Iran
 
A Letter to Guardian: By Abbas Alizadeh

Reading Mr. Jonathan Jones’ article, “The evil empire,” in your reputable newspaper (Guardian - 9/10/05) one is left with the feeling that Mr. Jones knows very little, if any, about history, art ...
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Alas
Comment on: Editorial-The Persian legendary diva Haydeh
 
No denying she had a great voice. Too bad she had to get into 1) pop music (which stifled her art), and 2) overt politics (which turned some against her). Bless her soul....
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Re - The Empire
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Hello,

I have been recently informed by several friends about the
article from the Guardian regarding the Achaemenid Exhibition at the British Museum. Per...
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The Evil Empire
Comment on: News-Iran
 
On Jonathon Jones's article "The Evil Empire"

Jonathon Jones betrays his own complexes and neuroses towards the Persians in his extremely biased article. His image of the Persians is the one created for him by the Greeks, their old enemies. ...
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Dear Ms Farshad,
Comment on: TV Programs-Mystic Iran
 
I was delighted to read the short bio of you recently in the press. I am a big fan and only in the past five years have enjoyed Persian films on independent film cable.
I am looking forward to your next documentory. I am an american m...
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What choice
Comment on: Editorial-Iran - The Country of Contradictions
 
What choice do these women really have with unemployment running high in Iran? A woman cannot even manage a resterant now under a new law she must have a male manager to run it for her.
What man can touch a woman if that is against the law? This ...
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Iran Focus
Comment on: Editor's Note-Women’s Voices in the Muslim World
 
Iran says women unfit to manage restaurants Fri. 9 Sep 2005



Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Sep. 09 – Female restaurant managers in Iran will be required to name a man as the person who will carry out the management...
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canada????????
Comment on: Editorial-Iranian Migration to Canada
 
I moved from Isfahan Iran in 1996. I came to Utah united states to live. I love it here so much. I actually lived in canada 1 1/2 years ago for 9 months. Im sorry but Canada is a socialist state. The healthcare system there is horrible. the leftists ...
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If I say something to the Mullahs of Iran
Comment on: Editorial-Women’s Voices in the Muslim World
 
I would like to say I think you do a good job of reporting the NEWS in an area of the world where Religion is twisted into an excuse for hate. Your fair and unbiased views of what is going on are refreshing to say the least. In my younger days I want...
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Teen depression in Iran
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
The research shows that women generally are more susceptible to depression because of gender differences in roles, which have led to differences in the experience of life events. In addition to gender role differences, young women and girls in Iran...
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News Letter
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
I enjoy receiving your newsletter. Thank you. I would like to offer as a suggestion that when sending your newsletter to change your name of "Editor" to "Editor of IranDokht". I do not open any emails if I do not recognize the "sender" & it wou...
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Irandokht Newsletter
Comment on: Editor's Note-Cyberfeminism
 
I enjoy receiving your newsletter. Thank you. I would like to offer as a suggestion that when sending your newsletter to change your name of "Editor" to "Editor of IranDokht". I do not open any emails if I do not recognize the "sender" & it wou...
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Perceptions
Comment on: Editor's Note-Women’s Voices in the Muslim World
 
Dear Maral,

Contrary to your assumptions I am Muslim coming from a Muslim family. My personal and educational back ground in hand with my professional activities in human right domain provides me with a very solid foundation to discuss iss...
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What A Bird Sings?
Comment on: Editorial-FIRST IRANIAN GODDESS OF PRODUCTIVITY AND VALUES
 
“I dreamed she spoke, and the stars leaning down,
Made her a great crown,
So that she stood in the light,
And all behind was night,
Blue, unforgettable, unfathomable night.
Her voice was as the voice of water, clear
and full...
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The Quince Seed Potion A Multicultural Fiction By Morteza Baharloo
Comment on: Events
 
The Quince Seed Potion is a multicultural fiction by Morteza Baharloo, set against the backdrop of Iran's turbulent modern history, is a saga of an indentured servant's devotion and love for his masters during the years 1928 to 1981. The changes in ...
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Sorya Khalilian's award
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Dear friends--

I am pleased to share this good news with all of you. Soraya or as I call her Khanum Moadi truly deserves this award. Congratulation Khanum Moadi! You are the symbol of good spirit, positive energy and strength. Wish Moha...
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about Paris' comments on Islam future and/or Muslim Women
Comment on: Editor's Note-Women’s Voices in the Muslim World
 
I was just wondering what makes Irandokht qualified to negotiate or discuss women issues as they relate to Islam. From your (the editor/Pari) background you don't seem to be from a muslim born background. Aren't you either Jewish or Christian or may ...
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Madam Villaran. Nenita.
Comment on: Editorial-Hollywood's 25 Worst APA Blunders -1
 
My name is Madam Villaran. Nenita. A complete citizen
of the Philippines,
widow to the late former minister of finance in
Philippine who died on 15th of May 2002,
My husband fell sick and he was flown to France for
treatment but l...
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Comment on A Land of Contradictions
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
Why is it no one admits that democracy's No. 1 enemy in Iran is class. The widening gap between the rich and the poor which is now more pronounced than ever--even pre-revolution times--would never allow Iranians to come anywhere close to a civil soci...
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Heaven can wait
Comment on: News-Middle East
 
I read this article by Siamack Baniameri in Iranian.com and thought everyone should see it. Very interesting.

The thought of going to heaven the next time a suicide bomber steps into my bus certainly makes me feel secure
I was channel su...
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Dear Farida
Comment on: Editorial-Drinks to Keep You Cool
 
Thank you for your email.

For Persian food and drinks, there are many articles in this section under Persian Food.
For Iranian Culture have a look at Progressive Woman/Culture.
Good luck with your project....
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Location for the event: the Gâthâs to the Shâh-Nâme: Conservation and Renewal
Comment on: Events
 
hey everyone this is Nastaran, one of the producers of this project. The location is on the UCLA campus in Haines Hall, Room 220. That is not mentioned and so I want to make sure anyone interested has all the information.
Hope to see you all the...
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Iran Iraq
Comment on: News-Iran
 
Dear Mr. Jude Wanniski,

Your article (May 25, 2005): Iraq Started the Iran/Iraq War?
http://www.antiwar.com/wanniski/?articleid=6065
has failed to specify a number of key issues.

First, may I observe how similar your positi...
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Comment from Sima Shakhsari
Comment on: Editorial-فوکو و تاريخ نگاري جنسيتي
 
گویا اخیراً ژانت آفاری در دانشگاه الزهرا در مورد فوکو وتاریخنویسی سخن گفته. زنان ایران گزارشی در مورد سخنرانی آفاری نوشته که این نقل قول د...
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Mystic Iran-The Unseen World
Comment on: TV Programs-Mystic Iran
 
I have seen Aryana's film quite a few times since I have a copy of this beautiful film-journey.

Each frame is beautiful; the script and narration are beautiful; ahhhh!!!

I look forward to Aryana's next film with anticipation.
<...
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I agree
Comment on: Editorial-Should Sanam Marry Jason?
 
I agree that Sanam should marry him if that's what she wants to do. I understand her father's concers and where he is coming from, but there are many examples of successful cross-cultural relationships in which one spouse (or both) fully assimilated...
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No Ruz Article
Comment on: Editorial-Iranian New Year - No Ruz
 
I loved the No Ruz article. I must admit that the article showed me a whole new dimension of the No Ruz not known to me before. In this fast paced life, where often we are too busy working, living life and blending with foreign cultures, I find it ve...
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In love with an Iranian man.
Comment on: Editorial-After nine years....
 
Reading these letters has made me realise that there is hope for a happy life. My best friend is an Iranian man, and I have fallen desperately in love with him. I want to learn Farsi, and as much about the culture as I can. I want to make him a ha...
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I Like it a lot
Comment on: Editorial-My Roommate
 
I think is a really great article.
...
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interesting information
Comment on: TV Programs-Philosophy of Iranian New Year
 
It is very interesting that in almost every culture the traditions and rituals for celebrating the different holidays has a deeper history that extends back to ancient times. And all these times in the past where people who lived more aware of the c...
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Thank you
Comment on: Editorial-Farsi or Persian
 
Dear Sir, I write and prepare articles for Iran Dokht as often as I have the opportunity. You can read my resumé at Iran dokht's writers corner section, in case you are interested. I studied English literature at Sorbonne University. Currently I li...
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Lil Sis
Comment on: Editorial-L.A.U.S.D. and the L.E.S.S.O.N. it Taught Me
 
I am very proud to tell all of you that April is my younger sister. She is a ball of joy equipped with a wit that tickles. And my friends insist she, not me, got the looks in the family. As for her writings, they are insightful and interesting, ...
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Freedom of choice
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
It seems that these so called NGOs feel so badly about the muslim women being forced not to wear hijab in pictures for obtaining visa from USA. How do they feel about millions of Iranian women who hate the scarf, and the chador, and they have to wear...
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She should
Comment on: Editorial-Should Sanam Marry Jason?
 
She should marry Jason it will work out for them both if they truely love each other. The father may or may not come around to accepting him but one thing for sure that will retie the bond is Sanam and Jason giving her father grandchildren.
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Nowruz
Comment on: Editorial-Nowruz
 
With all due respect to our scholars, I strongly disagree with the proposed spelling for Norouz because this spelling is misguiding the non-Persian speaking public into pronouncing 'Now' instead of emphasizing 'No' which is the correct pronunciatio...
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This is not surprising.
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
The Amazons were in fact Sarmatian women and the Sarmatians were an Iranian ethnic tribe who spread out on both sides of the Caspian, and, as Alans in the tow of the Roman army, all the way to France and Spain where they ruled principalities, and eve...
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DRINKS and food OF PERSIA
Comment on: Editorial-Drinks to Keep You Cool
 
Hello Dear I like to know all about persian food and drinks and origin of spices, fruits, Drinks origin place and all about Anciant history of Iran. i would appriciate if you reply me before 10th Dec. i have to make project work for my hotal managme...
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نشنال جئوگرافيك ۶۳ هزار شكايت دريافت كرد
Comment on: News-Iran
 
پژمان اكبر زاده

اعتراضات ايرانيان مستقل از سراسر جهان به اقدام اخير موسسه نشنال جئوگرافيك از بابت قرار دادن عنوان جعلى «خليج عربى» ...
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Hello Everyone,
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
It is with much joy and warm heart that "welcome" are given to
www.IranDokht.com and Dr. Pari Esfandiari its creator and founder. She has
worked extremely hard to have this awesome site and I encourage you to place
it among your ...
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Congratulations
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Oh it is beautiful and I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart and
wish you success and accomplishments in your endavor.

Here is hoping to the time given me by life that I will be able to
contribute in a small way a...
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Great work
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Congratulations!
I am very glad to see your dream is almost materialized now. This looks like a very good start and I liked your mission statement very much.

I wish you and IranDokht all the best and WILL try
to contribute...
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The first community for Iranian Women,
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Dear Ms Esfandiari

Congratulations on your beautiful and interesting site.

After a long time of hard work, you have succeeded in creating the first site for Iranian Women,

thank you and good luck

...
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An extraordinary dream
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
www.IranDokht.com is an extraordinary dream come true. You are a true visionary, and your brilliance and sheer tenacity is commendable.

Now it's up to us to come to a circle around IranDokht, and let the light shine through in every dire...
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Be blessed by success
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
May your endeavors be blessed by success! May Irandokht become an instrument of peace and unity among Persian women as well as women around the world. Until women do not take part in building peace the universal peace will remain just a dream.
...
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What a joy
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
What a joy to see the website.

Congradulations.

Nadia Babaei...
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Very interesting
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Dear friends at Irandokht, greetings and happy new year.

I visited your website and found it very interesting. I was wondering if
you could let me know who the organizing members of your group are.

I wish you great ...
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Pleasantly surprised
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
I am an American but invited myself to IranDokht and was pleasantly surprised by this.

It is great and my congratulations to all of you.
IranDokht is the first of kind and much lessens to be learned from it.

Wishing ...
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Great Website.
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Congratulations on a great website.

Banafsheh Sayyad ...
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Very great.
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
All my congradulations for your website.
I saw the overall organisation of the site and could see some of the editors, writers participating in your project. It is all very great.

Again "f鬩ciations" as French will say.
<...
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Good job.
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
All the hard work paid off.
Irandokht.com is a unique site and it is very empowering.
Congratulations to Ms. Esfandiari and all members

Shahnaz Bonyan ...
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Damet Garm
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Happy Nowruz,
Congratulation for the IranDokht's site.

Damet Garm

Viva the women of Iran

Najmieh Batmanglij...
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A wonderful milestone...
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
You've finally accomplished a wonderful milestone...I am impressed with the results. I know that you've worked exceptionally hard, and the effort has surely been worth it.

I wish you even greater success in the f...
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Looks wonderful
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
The website looks wonderful! I'm so happy to see it up and running.
Your hard work has definitely paid off.

Cathy Manner ...
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Looks fantastic
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Congratulations! The site looks fantastic! I wish you all the best.

Makeda


Makeda F. Jahanshahi ...
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Khasteh nabashid!
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Congratulations! The website looks really good. Khasteh nabashid!

thanks,
Elham Gheytanchi
...
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You have done a GREAT job!
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Hello;
No doubt that you have done a great job by making this web site and gathering all these experts! Great Work!
But I would like to mention that what keeps your great work live is definitely its DYNAMICITY. It can be acheived by tying...
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Gents:
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Who was complainin' that we're missin' our 'Farah' 'n 'Anolushirvan' all-gals school now that we're cruisin' 40 and bumpin' 50....
....well, then, GFO's, your prayers have been answered:
www.Irandokht.com
excerpts from the site as i...
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Male View
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Vow..., I have to say: not a start on the right foot. We have bigger problems and challenges to solve for the benefit of all of us. Clearly, the author?s comments are not being heard as jokes, and I am convinced they are not. As an Iranian man who ha...
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Could it be insecurity?
Comment on: Editor's Note-Welcome Note
 
Why do men get so offended anytime women do something productive?
Could it be insecurity?
Baran Elahi...
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great article
Comment on: Editorial-Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution
 
Everyone needs to know how bad the situation is and unfortunately the mainstream media is not doing their job by reporting it. This was a great article, very informative and conclusive. ...
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Majestic Attitude
Comment on: Editor's Note-Stepping Forward with Shirin
 
Shirin has only herself to balms. She has been unaccessable and already an snob. She shown a majestic attitude and use authorative language. Has claim to knowing it all.
These backfires. Perhaps she shoud come down to earth and be with people s...
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Shirin is brave and slow for some of us.
Comment on: News-Iranian Women
 
BY mfarazian

Comments on Poopak Taati's Article: Shirin Ebadi - Why a Controversy?

To me Shirin Ebadi is the best thing that has happened to Iran During the last 25+ years.

Your article on her appearances in US was truly ...
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Shirin is brave and slow for some of us.
Comment on: Editor's Note-Stepping Forward with Shirin
 

Comments on Poopak Taati's Article: Shirin Ebadi - Why a Controversy?


To me Shirin Ebadi is the best thing that has happened to Iran During the last 25+ years.

Your article on her appearances in US was truly thought...
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very relevant
Comment on: Editorial-Traveling to Tehran
 
Hi
I m going to travel to tehran this summer and had heard about Golestan palace and Bazaar Tehran but I wasn't sure it was interesting enough for me to see. but I m happy to read this article because now I know that I HAVE to see them..
I lo...
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A life altering experience
Comment on: Editorial-The Caspian Sea
 
It was a life altering experience. I had many reasons for going to Iran, but my biggest interest was the history of the Persian Empire. It was a dream of mine to see Persepolis. I was so amazed and in awe of Persepolis. It is a magical place. I di...
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Why to go to Iran?
Comment on: Editorial-The Caspian Sea
 
All my friends American /Germans ask me why do you want to go to Iran
Is it not very difficult ?? Nobody knows how simple it is to travel there
Even for a single, 70 year old woman. Where I wanted, I was treated with respect, politeness and g...
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My Second trip ti Iran
Comment on: Editorial-The Caspian Sea
 
Every time Iran gives me new joys. I think that the way people just stop and talk to you in the street and ask you into their homes is a gift not found in many countries of the world any more. As a woman in my sixties, I found Esfahan, Shiraz and Teh...
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A Trip of Life Time
Comment on: Editorial-The Caspian Sea
 
Iran was a trip of a life time for us & seeing how the country
mobilised to help the people in Bam was a very sad BUT powerful
experience. It is so difficult to sum up the experience, it is such an unexpected ancient land full of art & soph...
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Very Interesting Article
Comment on: Editorial-Global Motherhood
 
I thought this article was very informative and I learned things about how even motherhood is regulated and controlled by economic factors and the needs and whims of those in power, whatever country. I recommend this article to everyone who is as cu...
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Azeri
Comment on: TV Programs-National Identity
 
Thanks for a great source of information on Iranian identity. I would like to find out more about the details and roots of the Azeri language. I have heard, as Fereshteh Davaran emphasizes, that Azeri is a language on its own, but have not found more...
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marriage and dating
Comment on: Editorial-Marital Compatibility
 
Are Persian Jews opposed to their children dating or marrying a Jew that already has been married and has a child?...
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my boyfriend is iranian
Comment on: Editorial-After nine years....
 
hey everyone, my name is sherene and i live in london, ive read ur messages such as Aprils.
As im not iranian, i want to learn as much as i can not only about iran but islam also. My boyfriend is iranian and i love him dearly as he loves me too....
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Re: Misinformation at USA Today
Comment on: News-Iran
 
In 01/26/2004 16:10 SKian wrote:
After reading the letters published on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at USA Today, entitled “Iran is not worthy of U.S. support”, and “Remember reaction to 9/11”, I could not give in to the temptation of sil...
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Foreign wives
Comment on: Editorial-After nine years....
 
Hi April,
I know you are OK, but still I am sorry to hear about your not being able to leave Iran for 9 years. I am also a foreigner (Spanish) happily married to an Iranian man for 21 years! I live no further in Iran, but I did for 12 years in Te...
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Re: Conspicuous Absence
Comment on: News-News Articles
 
Letters to the Editor
The Iranian

At the risk of being presumptuous, I believe I know Dr. Majid Tehranian's fine and sincere heart in suggesting that America and Iran need more Lincolns and Mossadeghs in the present plight of both count...
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To CNN TV NY- Washington
Comment on: News-Women
 
In regard to the tumultuous reaction of both CBS and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to the Janet Jackson breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl, I think the network and the league should reconsider their negative reaction to yesterday's half-time ...
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Misinformation at USA Today
Comment on: News-Iran
 
After reading the letters published on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at USA Today, entitled “Iran is not worthy of U.S. support”, and “Remember reaction to 9/11”, I could not give in to the temptation of silence.

The first letter was p...
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Great Article
Comment on: Editorial-Beauty and Media
 
Hi Cecilia,

Bravo on your Beauty and Media article. I've written a similar article called "Hypocritical Sterns" [I included celebs like Howard Stern and Bill Maher as being hypocritical stud balls;)].

It makes me feel a lot better w...
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Involving Iranian second generation
Comment on: TV Programs-WLP Conference
 
Dear Dr. Esfandiari,

Thank you for involving Iranian second generation in our community. Often they shy away and it is great to see them with us.
I hope this be a beginning of seeing more of our youngsters participating and showing int...
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Seeing Mahnaz
Comment on: TV Programs-Women Campaigning for Equality
 
What a joy to see You Mahnaz Afkhami after all these years.
You looked wonderful, I am so happy that you are doing so well.
You do not remember me, but sometime ago, I was your student. I am proud of you.

Mahin Tabibi...
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Second Generation
Comment on: TV Programs-Second Generation Iranians & The Role of Women
 
I simply wanted to commend Irandokht for the sunjects discussed on its TV programs. Today, I felt as they were calling out to my generation, and as a college student, I heard what I needed to hear. ...
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Dear Ms. Esfandiary
Comment on: TV Programs-The Importance of Music in Education
 
I watched the Subject Program. It was interesting. Your Interview with Jessica was interesting, too. It goes without saying that this program has a positive effect on heightening morale of our country women. I wish you every success in your career.Read More


I would like to contact you,
Comment on: Editorial-Nazanin Afshin-Jam crowned Miss World Canada 2003
 
I met her in Hong Kong airport and I have several photos of you that I would like to mail to you.

Miss Nazanin: "Remember I said to you at the Hong Kong airport that I wish you will win for Canada and you said that it would be the first ti...
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I enjoyed the program
Comment on: TV Programs-The Importance of Music in Education
 
Just wanted to thank you for a great program. I enjoyed it and hope to see more of such an informative programs.
I also like to thank you your guest Sheila, we are proud of such a great women in our community.

THANK YOU...
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Interesting Article
Comment on: Editorial-My Holiday in the Axis of Evil
 
Dear Rudabeh,
I thought this article to be extremely fascinating and thought-provoking. The adjectives and metaphors you used to describe the landscape and the sights you saw were beautiful. It is also great the way you personalize the generali...
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Saddam's humiliation
Comment on: News-International
 
Whatever the spin scenario that the US administration may put out, they should realise that ... the net result of Saddam's capture and his humiliation will leave a big hole in the Muslim heart. Whatever faults he had, however cruel he was, however mu...
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what are the charges?
Comment on: News-International
 
Well, now that they've caught him, what are they going to charge him with? They can't charge him with having weapons of mass destruction, as none have been found; nor can they charge him with involvement in 9/11 or having links with Osama bin Laden, ...
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Iranians praise EDWARD SAEED!!!
Comment on: Editor's Note-The Loss of a Great Mind
 
It is a pleasant surprise to finally see someone from Iranian Community praised the great thinker.

I was beginning to wonder about Iranian Community and how they define their identity.

Thank You,
...
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