In Tehran, a Taxi’s Metamorphosis Is Kafkaesque

Friday, August 15, 2014

TEHRAN—The husband-and-wife team of Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner were cruising the streets of Iran’s sprawling capital in search of targets.

They homed in on a young woman standing at the side of the road looking for a cab. Her hair was covered by a black scarf.

Pulling over, they swung open the rear door and she slipped into their white compact sedan.

“Do you read a lot?” a smiling Ms. Heraner asked the woman as they drove into traffic.

Samira Chigani, 26 years old, was thus introduced to the quirky brainchild of Mr. Yazdany and Ms. Heraner: a mobile reading room and taxi service, complete with chauffeur-librarian.

Source: The Wall Street Journal (link opens in a new window)

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