Monday, November 20, 2006

The City and Mum

Oh yeah, the city! Amsterdam is a comparatively small city with approximately 750000 people (Mehdi’s figure). I have not seen much of it yet. From where I am standing now (The Royal Institute of Tropical Studies!) I can see an astonishing huge Dutch windmill transformed into a factory (Mehdi’s information), a couple of sporadically erected skyscrapers and rows of small tin-roofed houses separated by wide and narrow roads and streets… The widest road is just underneath us; the one that crosses our street. Now it’s wet with the rain and shiny with the lights of rare cars cautiously moving in different directions.

…Mum was shocked that I had changed my job again. She sounded really worried, but I did my best to convince her that everything was going to be OK. That’s what we all hope, anyway.

12 comments:

Salim Aioubzod, Prague said...

I am very happy to hear that you are already starting a new life in a new place. I hope and believe that Mehdi-joon and your other new colleagues will help you to forget the Prague nightmare asap. No doubts they will soon see that you are a big professional and a good friend. A person like you is an asset to any organization and team.

I deeply regret that we could not convince you to stay with us, but on the other hand that was a great step to demonstrate that some of Tajiks could not be bought even by a high price. I wish your deed could awaken the people who is looking to the world through zeros in the green banknotes.

Be always yourself. You do not need to change anything.
And I will start to listen to Zamona.

Anonymous said...

Good news. I wish to see more of them.

Shamsi said...

great to hear back from you Amigo! is there audio link to Zamaneh programs on Internet? i couldn't find it.

Shamsi said...

I FOUND IT. it is live. your yesterday interview with Hakimov is no more there. i wanted to listen to it.

Shamsi said...

is your radio going to introduce archive of the programs online too?

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Rasul said...

Hello Darius

I am really happy listening your voice i listened your interviu it's briliants Congratulation. Did you like Amsterdam and your new job? and I will wait your comment about Javodi plans.
Best Regards

Darius said...

Dear Salim. There was a nightingale in that nightmare that had made my life easier. I was amazed all the time how masterly you could convince me in the trueness of your words, how you could encourage me to keep on working with them while living up to my standards. For the time being you are the only column of the service and without you all of them will be buried under the dust of obscurity. I want you to reach the top of it, since you deserve it more than anybody else on earth.

Darius said...

Thanks, Anonymous, whoever you are.

Darius said...

Dearest Shamsi-jan. So happy to hear from you again too. Radiozamaneh.com is around-the-clock radio station; mainly consists of music for now, but we are going to change its pattern. Our live programs begin at 22:00 (Dushanbe time; 18:00 Amsterdam time). I am one of two producer/presenters here and present the program every other day (except for week-end). There are a dozen of journalists in here; all from Iran and 2 from Tajikistan. You know who.

How about you? Are you writing from Goa already or not yet?

Darius said...

Rasul-jan, Thanks so much for your encouraging comment. I wish you prosperity and a better job as well. Your human purity is too precious to dwell in RFE/RL, and I believe you will succeed to find a better place for it one day.