Iran, land of ancient secrets; Tehran, European city: Indian academic
Tehran An Indian leading media academic who had recently taken a trip to Iran described the country as an influential land of ancient secrets and its capital Tehran as a European city in the Middle East.
According to the Delhibased News Website Millennium post, during his second trip to Tehran, Professor Ujjwal K Chowdhury described Iran as a beautiful land brimming with tourist attractions.
The Indian academic has pointed to good memories of walking in Iran's alleys and streets during his eightday trip, saying he would never forget nightwalks in the streets of Tehran.
Tehran's beautiful infrastructure is another attraction to Professor Chowdhury. 'From wide roads to wellmarked small alleys, every destination had an English and Farsi (Persian) identity written at welldesignated places,' he says.
Most construction in Tehran is ecofriendly and glass walls are an attempt to save energy, he went on to say.
Some other mesmerizing features of Tehran, in his view, include tradition blended with modernity, impressive education statistics and public healthcare.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA