Anna is a girl who has traveled to Iran alone. She has shared the narrative of her trip to the country in a video and written the following summary:
“I traveled to Iran solo, without a guidebook or concrete plans. I met a lot of incredibly nice and welcoming people on the way, saw stunning architecture, attended local birthday parties, hiked around nature, visited many mosques, and even bought a carpet!”
(Persia Digest) – On the official Iranian calendar, 20 March is a public holiday marked as the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry by Dr Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of the time, and his efforts under the Pahlavi Dynasty. He was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran (1951-1953), deposed by a US and British led coup after he nationalized the oil industry in Iran. Taghi Amirani has made a documentary about the events entitled “Coup 53”, the trailer for which has been officially released. The documentary is a compilation of over forty interviews with witnesses of the coup, filmed in nine countries, exposing hours of rare tapes, film, and documents. It has been seven years in the making. The film narrates the efforts of Dr Mosaddegh to nationalize the Iranian oil industry until the coup that deposed him. It shows previously unseen scenes of famous political figures telling their take of the story on what happened in Iran and its oil industry during the years leading to 1953. Amirani has been able to access rare or unseen photos and films of refineries in Iran, the tomb of Mosaddegh, the cemetery of those who lost their lives in the coup, and much more. He has also had access to US archives on the coup kept in Washington DC. You can watch the official trailer of the documentary below.
On 15 April 2018, Thomas Friedman wrote in the nytimes.com: “SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Syria is going to explode. I know, you have heard that one before, but this time I mean really explode. Because the U.S., British and French attack on Syria to punish its regime for its vile use of chemical weapons — and Russia’s vow to respond — is actually just the second-most dangerous confrontation unfolding in that country.
Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure. Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.