The Siberian Crane Returns to Iran
The lone migrating Siberian Crane has landed in Iran after a 5000-kilometer flight, ending his journey in the Fereidun-Kenar wetlands in Mazandaran Province before returning home in March.
Getting paid for reading in Iran
In today’s world of social media and smart phones few people have the patience to read books. Nevertheless, some innovative plans can reconcile people with “books are my best friends” again, especially the young ones. To this end, Mazandaran Province in northern Iran has set up novel ideas such as “Wednesdays for Reading”, “Hangout for Homemakers”, “Golden Reader”, and “A Taste of Summer Reading” to attract people back to book reading.
Nima Yushij: leading modernist poet
Today, 12 November, is the 120th birthday of the late Nima Yushij, who led modernism in Persian poetry at a time when the framework and style of ancient Persian poetry was still being fanatically pursued into a standstill.
The lost paradise
A good place to visit in Iran in autumn is the ‘Sangdeh Village’ for its beautiful scenery in this season and pristine nature. To get there, one must travel to the city of Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran. The village is only 50kms from Sari by air. By road, it is 100kms from Kiasar, and 110kms on the winding roads of Firuzkuh.
A lake at the heart of mountain forests
As you leave Tehran and start north towards Mazandaran Province by the Caspian on its scenic mountainous road, at a distance of 200kms from the capital, you can make a detour to ‘Pol Sefid’ and find one of Iran’s most amazing lakes 6kms from the city