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Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – I )

One of the founding fathers of Iranian New Wave cinema, Dariush Mehrjui, and his writer wife, Vahidea Mohammadi, lost their lives in a knife attack in Tehran on Oct 14,…

The Saudi-Iran accord

The disintegration of the Soviet Union left the Middle East bereft of any alternatives to US leadership. Washington, a prisoner of American exceptionalism and manifest destiny – the mythical doctrine…

The Iran-Saudi pact

The recent rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia has created a ripple of excitement among the people of the region, who have been badly affected by the undeclared cold war…

What is happening in Iran?

During the last few months, different news agencies including Western Persian-language media have been publishing stories on mainstream or social media – stories that raise unfair allegations against the Islamic…

The bold tactics that have kept Iran protests going

Flashmob-style protests, images beamed onto tower blocks, water fountains dyed blood-red: young Iranians armed with little more than their phones have adopted a slew of tactics to give demonstrations over…