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February 28, 2012

Paykan Logo


Paykan Logo Look-alike

Paykan was a car produced by the Iranian company Iran Khodro.

>> >> Click here to view the original scary photo

Posted by mehrdad at 09:02 AM | Look-alikes | Paykan |

February 27, 2012

Asghar 2012


Oscar 2012

Posted by mehrdad at 12:25 PM | Films |

Oscar for Best Reaction

And the oscar for best reaction goes to... The Iranians

The director of the Iranian film A Separation, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film last night, delivered a heartfelt plea for the people of Iran to be recognised for their contributions to culture and not just for the harsh words exchanged lately between political officials.

"At this time many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilisations and despise hostility and resentment."

Posted by mehrdad at 07:24 AM | Films |

February 24, 2012

Phil Collins in Tehran

After Chris De Burgh, we now have Phil Collins in Tehran!


Herman Nackaerts the chief inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Phil Collins the English musician.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:42 AM | Look-alikes |

February 20, 2012

2600 years of history in one object

A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:32 PM | TED Talks | Videos |

February 16, 2012

Secret Garden

Melodica: Saman Ehteshami
Piano: Sina Saleemzadeh
Tombak: Omran Forouzesh

Posted by mehrdad at 06:01 PM | Music |

February 07, 2012

Charles Dickens in Colour


My colourised photograph of Charles Dickens.

Today, much of the world is celebrating one of its greatest storytellers ever on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Above is my little tribute to him.

The actual Daguerrotype is by Jeremiah Gurney, circa 1867-1868.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:46 AM | Photography |

February 06, 2012

Snowwoman & Snowkids


Snowwoman with her two snowkids in Golders Hill Park, North London.

>> Click here to view Snow in London set

Posted by mehrdad at 12:15 PM | Photography |