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A new car for us 

On Thursday 7 June (Khordad 17, 1397) we buy a new car. It is a black color Peugeot Persia.




Spring in Sorkhrud  

From 19 to 22 May I have a family trip to the Caspian Sea shore. We attend a resort in Sorkhrud that is offered by the space agency for the employees. Located in Mazandaran Province the nature around and environment of the accommodation is wonderful and gives us the pleasure of a nice stay far from the commotions and stresses.


Kiting by the Caspian Sea


Kiting by the Caspian Sea


Kiting by the Caspian Sea

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I in Sorkhrud resort environment


Caspian Sea shore in Sorkhrud


Construction by the Caspian Sea shore in Sorkhrud



20170601_Father-1Obituary for a great human  

Following a 40-day fighting against Cerebral Vessel Accident (CVA) [March 15, 2017- 24 Esfand 1395] and after 93 years of life my father passed away on April 25, 2107 (5 Ordibehesht 1396). The family held obituary ceremony in Tabriz. To attend the ceremony I traveled there on April 24 and backed four days later after conclusion of the anniversary ceremonies. After nearly a year I recall that day while I was contacted by mother and brother-in-law, Houshang from Tabriz. They said that father was too patient. I rushed to Tabriz but I reached parents’ home at about 6 o’clock in the morning on April 25 while father passed away at about 5:40 early in the morning when I was in the way to Tabriz. Everybody from the main family members are in parents’ home. They are all in grief and unhappy and mourning and this reflects the sad news of the demise of father after about 40 days of fighting CVA and after 93 years of living. I am unhappy and in grief like every other people in parents’ home. Today is Mabaas Day- that is the anniversary of when Prophet Mohammad became Muslim’s prophet. We all make farewell to father with great grief and his corps is taken by an ambulance to the cemetery of Tabriz that is known as Vadi-e Rahmat in south west of the city. I and Houshang follow the ambulance and drive to the cemetery for official arrangements for inhume. After making official arrangements and leaving father’s corps to the fridge of the cemetery I and Houshang back to parents’ home to wait for the burial ceremony mid-day. I and Houshang then back to home. In parents’ home the arrangements is made for the obituary ceremony in the evening. Mid-day I and my cousin, Masoud go to Vadi-e Rahmat Cemetery of Tabriz. We there arrange for the burial of father’s corps. There it is made a collective prayer for him. Later his corps is taken to the grave where it would be entombed. I was in the ambulance where the corps of father in the coffin ported to his tomb. The corps of father was entombed mid-day in the grave 58-41-33- 1st floor. Everybody was mourning. In the afternoon we all attended the mosque near parents’ home for obituary ceremony.


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Late Dad’s photo on the desk in my office


Excursion along Simineh-rud 

On March 27 I accompanied by my wife and son drive to Mian-do-Ab where my aunt lives there. We reach there in lunch time. In the evening I accompanying the husband of my cousin drive by the Simineh-rud and see nice views of nature. We try to make fishing with no luck. It is pleasant and I enjoy the opportunity. Other relatives join us there in auntie’s home.




Happy New Solar Year 1396 and Happy spring!



Compliance with a weird invitation 

Starting from February 8 in the evening, I accompanying my spouse began a trip to Iraq following the invitation of the Karbala Center for Studies and Research (KCSR) affiliated to the General Secretariat of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine. Based on the recommendations of Dr. Abdulkareem Abd Ali Mohammed, the Director General of Space and Communications Directorate (SCD) of Iraq I was invited to contribute to the implementation of the ongoing project in the Karbala Center for Studies and Research with the aim to Identify and discover the historical path of Imam Hussein’s convoy from the site of his entry into Iraq from the Saudi border to Karbala using new radar remote sensing technologies. Worth to say that the path has been historically studied and the historic cities along the road have been well identified, and old oases and wells also have been identified along the path.

While our first destination was the city of Karbala, we went there from Baghdad wherein we were welcomed by two people from Kabala Center at Baghdad International Airport. We moved soon to Karbala and resided in the Seyed al-Shohada (AS) Complex. The next day that was Friday I went to the Kabala Center for Studies and Research. At the center I attended a meeting with Dr. Abdul Amir Aziz Al Quraishi, Managing Director of the center and Dr. Abdulkareem the head of the Directorate of Space and Communications and some other people from the center. I appreciated all with a descriptive remark and presented a copy of my last book to both Mr. Al Quraishi and Dr. Abdulkareem.


Meeting with the directors of KCSR and SCD

I gave a presentation in the morning which was welcomed by the audience from the center who are involved in the implementation of the above-mentioned project. After lunch time in the afternoon a presentation was given by Dr. Zuhair Aljwahery, a professor from Karbala University and the leader of the project; we stipulated to go to field check and site seeing the next day. In the evening of the same day I accompanying Zohreh walked to the shrines of the martyrs of Islam including Imam Hussein for pilgrimage. The shrines were too crowded and after visiting there we walked at the nearby streets.


Giving my presentation to the  experts and directors of KCSR and SCD

On Saturday February 10 soon in the morning I and my wife attended the Kabala Center for Studies and Research to join others at the center to go for field check out of the city of Karbala. With three automobiles we headed towards the pre-decided sites in the west and south west of Karbala but a short time after departure we had a car crash for the leader car in which there was the head of Karbala Center and some other colleagues. It led to injuries and we all returned back to Karbala and took the injuries to the hospital. Mr. Al Quraishi, his son and some others were hurt. In the hospital the injuries were taken under control, protection and medication. We were there by mid-day and later my wife and I were taken to our residence. In the evening I accompanying Zohreh walked out to go to the site of shrines and after taking photos and video clips and making shopping returned to hotel.

The next day a colleague from Kabala Center for Studies and Research come to pick up us to go to Najaf and Kufa. There is an 80km distance between Karbala and Najaf. At first we went to Kufa. There we visited the shrines of Prophet Ali’s colleagues and companions, his house and Mosque of Kufa. We later headed to Najaf about 8km from Kufa wherein we had our lunch and then went to visit the shrine of Prophet Ali. We finally returned to Karbala in the evening. In hotel in the evening Dr. Abdulkareem met me and my wife and we talked about some issues for cooperation. When Dr. Abdulkareem left us I accompanying Zohreh walked out to make shopping.

On Monday February 12 I attended the Kabala Center for Studies and Research. I went there accompanying Mr. Abdulla Husseini by motorbike! At the center I met Dr. Abdulkareem and I, with him and Mr. Husseini had a discussion session about the future plans. The meeting lasted by noon and after having lunch I returned back to hotel. Late in the evening I and Zohreh walked out for shopping and returned the residence after shopping.

On February 13 in the last day of our trip we went to Baghdad by the car. We reached Baghdad on time and went to Ishtar Hotel (previously called Sheraton Hotel of Baghdad). It was raining in Baghdad. There I and Zohreh went to our room but after a short relax I attended the expert meeting with the specialists from the Directorate of Space and Communications of Iraq. It was a dynamic meeting and lasted by noon. After lunch we concluded the meeting and then we all went to the shrine of Imam Musa ibn-e Jaafar and javad ibn-e Reza. A colleague of Dr. Abdulkareem came to pick up us late at night to take us to the Baghdad Airport. It was raining severely. After passing several number of inspection posts we reached the airport terminal. It was crowded in the terminal. Our trip ended by reaching home early in the morning on Wednesday February 14.



Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018

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Happy New Year 2018 Season’s Greeting!

Wishing a prosperous New Year for you,

your dearest and nearest ones!

Parviz Tarikhi

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