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Manekji Limji Hataria

Tomorrow 15th February is the baj of Manekji Limji Hataria, the Parsi missionary to Iran. A jashan will be performed at Wadiaji Atash Behram 1st floor hall in the morning at 10 a.m. Below is an article penned by our dear friend and esteeem Parsi historian Marzban J. Giara. MANEKJI LIMJI HATARIA (1813-1890) He was sent as a Parsi missionary to Iran by the Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay in 1854 to better the condition of the Iranian Zoroastrians. This great and brave man ...
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Carter, Rockefeller And The Shah Of Iran: What 1979 Can Teach Us About The Dangers Of Shadow Diploma

In 1979, David Rockefeller mounted a covert campaign to convince President Carter to admit the Shah of Iran to the U.S.
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Bank's Secret Campaign to Win Entry to U.S. for Shah of Iran

One late fall evening 40 years ago, a worn-out white Gulfstream II jet descended over Fort Lauderdale, Florida, carrying a regal but sickly passenger almost no one was expecting.Crowded aboard were a Republican political operative, a retinue of Iranian military officers, four smelly and hyperactive dogs and Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the newly deposed shah of Iran.Yet as the jet touched down, the only one waiting to receive the deposed monarch was a senior executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, which ha...
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Sufi Symbols in the Poetry of Hafiz by Peter Booth

PETER BOOTH is a Hafiz scholar and translator and the coauthor of Dante / Hafiz. In the recently published book, The Illuminated Hafiz (Published by Sounds True, November 2019), Peter Booth contributed as one of the main translator and shared a Glossary of Terms comprising of symbols and imageries used in the poetry of Hafiz. I am hereby sharing a selection from the Glossary. Beloved. The personification of God by endowing Him/Her with perceivable attributes such as beauty, coquettishness, ele...
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Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling 'Ashamed,' and Kurdish Allies Describing 'Betrayal'

WASHINGTON -- U.S. commandos were working alongside Kurdish forces at an outpost in eastern Syria last year when they were attacked by columns of Syrian government tanks and hundreds of troops, including Russian mercenaries. In the next hours, the Americans threw the Pentagon's arsenal at them, including B-52 strategic bombers. The attack was stopped.That operation, in the middle of the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, showed the extent to which the U.S. military w...
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Iran at 40…what’s changed?

Iran (MNN) – This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In February 1979, a recently returned-from-exile Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini led an uprising that eventually ousted the Shah of Iran.  Although he initially spoke about human rights and freedom of religion, the rise to power saw the Ayatollah in pursuit of an Islamist agenda and the imposition of Sharia law. The early days of the new state also saw a group of Iranian students held 52 Americans hostage for 4...
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At Khomeini's Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution's leader

The former home of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who in 1979 led an uprising that ousted the Shah of Iran, is bustling with tourists on the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Islamic Republic. Escaping for a moment Najaf's crowded Shi'ite Muslim shrine nearby, they tour the humble home which is now a museum and gallery showcasing Khomeini's political and personal life. "The house captures the spirit of Khomeini.
Tags: News, Najaf, Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Shah of Iran, Islamic Republic Escaping

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Farah Pahlavi, Iran’s first and last Empress, in the late 1970s. “When you leave your land, your love, your belongings, it’s very sad,” she reflects now.CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhatta...
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CS Interview: Peter Bogdanovich on The Other Side of the Wind

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Peter Bogdanovich on The Other Side of the Wind Netflix provided the honor of chatting 1:1 with legendary director and film scholar Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon, The Last Picture Show) for The Other Side of the Wind, the long-awaited final film from master director Orson Welles. Bogdanovich was a longtime friend of Welles who wrote the career-spanning interview book “This is Orson Welles” which the Citizen Kane filmmaker considered his autobio...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, Hollywood, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, Paris, Oscar, Playboy, John, John Ford, Burt Reynolds, Cannes

Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville talks about his new documentary on director Orson Welles and the struggle to finish his final film

Director Morgan Neville poses for a portrait at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January 2018 where his film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” premiered. His second film of 2018, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” arrives on Netflix and select theaters on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Photo by Robby Klein/Contour by Getty Images) Orson Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” and a documentary about its making, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” arrive on Netflix and in select theater...
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Washington’s dangerous fixation on Iran

President Donald Trump must not go to sleep at night without worrying about Iran. Why is he so fearful of Tehran? Iran is a struggling regional power. It lags well behind its competitors in economic and military clout. And Tehran clearly is not in America’s league. Nor does the Middle East matter much to America any more. The U.S. is becoming the world’s leading energy producer. Israel has become a regional superpower and doesn’t need Washington’s protection. Syria and what little remains of the...
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We drove the $136,000 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and finally understand why it's an automotive legend

The Mercedes-Benz G550 starts at $122,400, but our test car cost $136,375. The G-Wagon debuted in 1979 as a utilitarian off-roader, but it has evolved into a plutocratic runabout.  Even though it's far from flawless, the G-Wagon is just effortlessly cool.  As an auto journalist, I drive more than 70 cars a year. And yet, there are few vehicles I've been more excited to experience than the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen. Or as it's more commonly known, the G-Wagon.  (Technically, Mercedes-Benz re...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hails 'light at the end of the tunnel' after Boris Johnson's Iran visit

A British mother jailed in Iran hailed the “light at the end of the tunnel” on Sunday when a fresh trial was postponed after Boris Johnson met with the country’s president. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker who is serving a five-year sentence for allegedly plotting to topple the Iranian government, said she could “see some light today” after news of the postponement reached her. She had been scheduled to face additional charges of spreading anti-government propaganda in court on Sunday...
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Celebrity Drive: David Hasselhoff

Quick Stats: David Hasselhoff, actor/singer/producer Daily Driver: 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe (David’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: Gumball Rally Car he learned to drive in: Ford Falcon First car bought: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL It turns out, in real life, Michael Knight is like the rest of us when it comes to cars and exclusivity. Only it’s not KITT. For David Hasselhoff, his 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is what makes him smile every time he lo...
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Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

By Pat Buchanan The Russia baiters and Putin haters will be put in same circle of hell by history as the idiot war hawks of 1914 and the three blind men of Versailles in 1919. Patrick J .Buchanan USA –  -(  “Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC's Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP nomination, “Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.”To Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., entert...
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The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is a beautifully flawed automotive legend

As an automotive journalist, I have had the privilege of driving a couple of hundred different cars over the past few years. Even still, very rarely do I have the chance to get behind the wheel of a legend.   Which is why we simply couldn't say no when Mercedes-Benz dropped off a 2017 G550 clad in an eye-catching paprika metallic paint job. In a marketplace filled with soft-riding, car-based wannabes, there are still a few hardcore off-roading purists left. For the past four decades, the Mercede...
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Defeating Terrorism Requires Recognition Of Western Complicity And Responsibility

Terrorism will in time consume the world, unless numerous parties admit inconvenient truths and adopt a holistic, cooperative and long-term approach to defeat it. The first step must be a transparent realization of all the factors that have fueled, and continue to fuel, terrorism. But it appears that we cannot even take this first step. When Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the U.K.’s Labor Party, recently stated what to us is self evident with only the extent debatable—namely, that the foreign pol...
Tags: Isis, News, Osama Bin Laden, France, Russia, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, West, United States, Middle East, Islam, Muslim, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Donald Trump

Turns Out Andy Warhol's Death Wasn't So Simple

"For at least a month before his death, Warhol had been ill, but had done his best to keep up his usual exhausting pace. His terror of hospitals had prevented him from getting any serious treatment. Even once Warhol had finally ended up in the office of Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, a leading surgeon — he was known for treating the Shah of Iran — Warhol had begged for some kind of stay-at-home treatment. “I will make you a rich man if you don’t operate on me,” the artist had said, Dr. Thorbjarnarson rec...
Tags: Art, People, New Jersey, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Shah of Iran, 02.21.17, Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, Thorbjarnarson

'This Was The XFL': Examining Television's Greatest Sports Flop Ever

It’s the week of the Super Bowl, the crown jewel of the NFL, and better yet, of professional sports. In 2001, however, there was a different kind of pro football league ― a violent, tawdry circus known as the Extreme Football League, or XFL. Created by two titans of the television industry, pro wrestling magnate Vince McMahon and NBC’s Dick Ebersol, the eight-team league was everything that the NFL still tries not to be: brash, abrasive and crazy. Before it was disbanded after a lone season, th...
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Unite to abolish ‘might makes right’

After 20 January, 2017, Donald Trump will command America’s enormous power. His order will launch a devastating attack on any country. Sanctions will descend at his pen stroke. Alliances will be his to offer. Yet one kind of foreign power will defeat Trump—as it has defeated presidents for 40 years. This is the power that comes from the world’s consumers, who buy billions of dollars of oil a year from violent and repressive foreigners. In 2014, for instance, the average American household sent $...
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Thailand's future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

Buddhist monks pray in front of a picture of Thailand's new king at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok on December 1. Jorge Silva/Reuters Patrick Jory, The University of Queensland Thailand's crown prince has become King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun or Rama X, the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, succeeding his father who died on October 13. But great uncertainly remains about Thailand's future - and that of the monarchy - both within the country and among international observers. ...
Tags: Asia, News, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, US, Iran, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Chinese communist party, MI6, Cia, Bangkok, Huffington Post

The Responsible Thing To Do

Aside from Lena Dunham leaving the country(i) , it's hard to see any upside in this. Watching what seemed like an inevitable path to Trump's victory, I ran the gamut of every conceivable emotion, as you can see on my personal facebook page, where I interacted with more people online than I had all year. I predicted this six months ago and in a fury warned every person in my mailing list a week ago (in a desperate email full of broken links and typos), feeling like it was my responsibility to sho...
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Trump, Clinton Distort Facts on Jobs, Taxes And More In First Debate

Summary LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy. The less-than-accurate claims included: Clinton wrongly said that the only tax returns that anyone has seen from Trump “showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.” Trump paid federal taxes in three out of five years in the 1970s. Trump was right in saying that Ford is moving its small-car division overseas, but wrong in claiming that as a r...
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Bibi Backs Up What Trump Says … on Putin

By Pat Buchanan Bibi Backs Up What Trump Says … on Putin Patrick J .Buchanan USA –  -( Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed.John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him intolerable.Said Lindsey Graham: “Vladimir Putin is a ...
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The Kurds Are Betrayed Again -- Never Mind Angelina Jolie

Asia Ramazan Antar, a fearless 19-year-old Kurdish woman fighter was killed in Syria fighting ISIS. Many brave Kurdish fighters, men and women, are being killed these days in the slaughter fields of Syria and Iraq, being the victims of Assad's army, the Turkish army, ISIS, Russian airstrikes, but also Western, chiefly American, betrayal. So, why any mention of Asia? What makes her such a special person, whose death is widely reported? Is it because she won the nickname of "the Kurdish Angelina ...
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Art Review: Ron Mallory, Kinetic Artist, Shows in Paris

On May 19 in Paris on 32 Rue de Lille, the RCM Galerie will have a Vernissage, a private opening, of the show stopping kinetic art by the renown artist Ron Mallory. Perhaps I'm a bit biased in my enthusiasm because I'm the former Mrs. Ronald Mallory. In the early 70s when we were married, he was a struggling artist and I was a model. We traveled in a fast, frequently star-studded crowd. While we lunched with Princess Grace and Prince Rainier on Sam Spiegel's yacht and chacha'ed with the Sh...
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The Huge Challenges Ahead For Saudi Arabia’s Oil Reforms

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Dr. Muhammad Sahimi about Saudi Arabia's new plan to diversify its economy. Saudi Arabia launched an ambitious 14-year strategy to reshape its economy amid plummeting global oil prices on Monday, the same day the International Monetary Fund revealed grim prospects for Middle Eastern oil exporters. Titled "Vision 2030," the blueprint seeks to increase Saudi Arabia'...
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Trump Is Charming, and Hitler Loved Dogs

"There's the Donald Trump that you see on television and who gets out in front of big audiences, and there's the Donald Trump behind the scenes. They're not the same person. One's very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual. [As voters] begin to see the real individual there, I think we're going to be comforted as a nation." - Dr. Ben Carson Speaking from personal experience, I'd say Carson has a point. Several years ago, when Trump Plaza in New Rochelle topped-off to bec...
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Island Hopping Around Panama

Panama has more than 1,400 islands, and, just like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Some are Caribbean, some Pacific, and some jut above the ocean's surface near the entrance to the Panama Canal... Most all are blessed with white-sand beaches. Some also boast coral reefs just offshore... Some are comfortable, even luxury standard, well developed for tourism, while others are wholly uninhabited... Some are dense with jungle vegetation, others home to centuries-old towns... The "perfect" Pa...
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America's Deadly Embrace

Stephen Kinzer's 2008 book All the Shah's Men traces the roots of today's Middle East terror to when the United States and Great Britain engineered the return of the Shah of Iran to power in Iran in a 1953 "coup." And since the mullahs seized power in 1979, the Iran "terror masters" have been the primary terror threat to the U.S., murdering thousands of Americans in Beirut, Lockerbie, Khobar Towers, the African Embassies, the World Trade Center on 9-11, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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