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October 27, 2004


We are on holiday in Greece. We are staying in Nidri (Nydri), Lefkada.
I am sitting with Max in an Internet cafe, writing these few words.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:16 PM | Travelogues |

October 21, 2004

Ca$h & Kerry: Store Manager of The Month


Who is going to be the Store Manager of The Month in November?

Posted by mehrdad at 06:49 PM | Politics 2004 |

October 17, 2004

Prize for a Gherkin look-alike


The Gherkin, the City of London's new landmark has won an architecture award.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:13 PM | Architecture | Look-alikes |

October 12, 2004

The only hope for Iraq

Salam Pax whose weblog gave the world an insight into the lives of Iraqis, says fair elections are the only way to end the violence in Iraq.

He has also made several short films for BBC. You can watch the films here.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:49 PM | Politics 2004 |

October 11, 2004

The Power of Art


Picasso's Guernica still retains its power to offend and shock. According to Gijs van Hensbergen's new book Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon, the United Nations in New York has a copy of it in tapestry. It hangs in a corridor outside the Security Council's meeting room, where it acts as a visible reminder of cruelty of war. Last year, however when Colin Powell attempted to persuade the UN into legitimising the war in Iraq the tapestry was suddenly covered!

This censorship recognises the great power of Art. ?What the picture showed up,? says Van Hensbergen, ?was the embarrassing contradiction of presuming to take the moral high ground while simultaneously campaigning for war?.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:47 PM | Art |

October 03, 2004

My portrait by Max


This is my portrait by Max. I didn't have a shave that day!

Posted by mehrdad at 07:51 PM | Max's Corner |