Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.
Shoppers and cinemagoers in a major mall in central Tehran were terrified to death on Monday night when they saw a group of ISIS terrorists, with guns and horses, entering Kourosh Mall and Cineplex, shouting “Allahu Akbar”, and intimidating the citizens.
Enqelab Avenue in downtown Tehran is the “book” hub of Tehran, a place where publishers have sales outlets and major bookshops are located. Street book vendors are also an integral part of the neighbourhood.
After long debates over the naming of an important part of Tehran after Iran’s most famous prime minister, the City Council finally changed Tehran’s Naft (oil) street to Mohammad Mosaddeq, the man who nationalized Iran’s oil industry.
The third edition of “Baharestan” (Land of Spring) street art event is currently underway in the Iranian capital with the aim of promoting happiness and enthusiasm among the citizens ahead of the New Persian Year.
Several dead trees of Tehran’s Valiasr Street, one of the longest streets in the Middle East, have been carved by wood artists and turned into beautiful pieces of art ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz.
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, has confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.