Friday, January 27, 2012

War? Sanction? Tehran people are worrying!

I just got a phone call from a friend of mine who lives in Tehran. He was telling me that people worry about the sanctions. Apparently, shops have been emptied from many items and foods. He said people shop like there is a war tomorrow! So, things do not look very calm in Iran as the government reflects. We shall see how things will progress.

Friday, January 20, 2012

I am Jealous, is there any problem!

I wished I could return to Iran and work there. There is this Arab guy who has studied and received a PhD from the University of Concordia. His title is assistant professor at the University of Amman, Jourdan! He has done a short post-doc there and now he travels in different laboratory to publish collaborative work. However, he is considered a prof. from the University of Amman! We have so many talented people across the globe and yet none of them can get cross appointment to any university in Iran since we might be considered the outsider or don't comply with theological rules in Iran. So, I am Jealous, Jealous of all those can do business with their homeland and enjoy many opportunities that may exist in their origin country or their new country! Hope I will see that day!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Simin and Nader Separation won Golden Globe 2012!

Perhaps, this is memorable time for Iranian cultural and theatrical people. I watched the movie about a few months ago on internet and I told myself, I shall watch the first half and an hour and get some sleep after that. However, I stayed up to watch the entire 2 hours movie. I was quite moved as I think the topic was quite tangible across human societies.
People have talked about Asghar Farhadi, director, and his great screen play. However, I think one of the best performer who has not be praised enough is Leila Hatami. She by her performance was leading the entire script to where it had to go. She was the leading actress and the best performer of the entire crew.
My hat off to her and of course Shahab Hosseini who plays a radical believer with mass of money and cultural problems, his performance should not be ignored, either.

A behind the scene of the movie:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reviving my weblog!

It has been more than 10 month that I have shut down this weblog. Now, I am intending to write more. However, I am still busy as then, but I would like to update this weblog as far as 3 time of a week.
This weblog needs resuscitation, mouth to mouth resuscitation. Let's see how things will work out!