Mon Jan 4, 2016 10:23AM
Mirza Taqi Khan Farahani, also known as Amir Kabir
Mirza Taqi Khan Farahani, also known as Amir Kabir
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Mirza Taqi Khan Farahani, also known as Amir Kabir, was one of the most capable and noteworthy figures in the Qajar-era Iran. As Nasereddin Shah’s chief minister, Amir Kabir is known as Iran’s first reformer and a modernizer. He attempted to bring gradual reform to Iran but was murdered. He was regarded as an inspiring character. Watch the feature with Hoda Lezgee to know more about him.

Sometimes people truly take things in life for granted. An object like a candle is taken for granted. Do people ever realize the value of the beauty and the art that goes into making candles?! In nearly every festive ceremony, candles are used. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Reza Nayebi tells us more.

In addition to the government, the Society of Students Against Poverty or Imam Ali Student Relief Society – an Iranian NGO – has been involved in reaching out to street children across the country. The student society receives the kids in special houses and provides them with educational courses, etiquette lessons as well as warm meals and other services.