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Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh,

Congratulations on Rozaneh. I checked the site and was impressed by the quality of the works and the visual appeal of the site..........................................I hope you will continue to prosper as a leading and active member of our community. .................................................................

K. H.


Dear Shirin

The stories about people finding each other through Rozaneh are marvelous. I think that there is great potential for this kind of thing through the magazine, and hopefully, for stimulating dialog between people in both places.By now I have looked at nearly everything in English in the great latest issue of Rozaneh. I really loved the article on the cypress by Tanavoli.  He is a wonderful man. The poem by Dr. Reza Baraheni is more challenging, but fascinating and impressive.  


Dear Editor,  I think your choice of articles is superb.  I know  I have promised to send articles but you know how it is.  Keep up the good work, at least I have been spreading the news.  Your magazine is getting better every issue.    My best!

A. Mahmoodian, London


Shirin Jan, I am glad that you had something from Dr. Baraheni, hope you have some of his literary works too.  He is my favorite.  Were is he?  hope he has lectures in our area, I personally will gladly contribute to his trip.  


Salaam Shirin khanoom,
Hope everythig is good, The new issue of Zan-Emrooz is being prepared. I was wondering, if it is ok with you, send me some info about yourself and we will introduce you and your achievements in the coming issue.
Please let me know

Have a great day,

Dear Shirin Tabibzadeh,

I like the way you have arranged Rozaneh. It is wonderful to see that you are bringing Iranian literature to the attention of Iranians as well as foreigners................


Your choice of the works of some of my colleagues and friends, particularly Professor Abbas Milani's article, demonstrates your great taste and knowledge of Iranian literature. 

R. B.

Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh,

I looked at your web journal, Rozaneh. Congratulations for the excellent work you are accomplishing....



With warm wishes, M. A.

The article Yaldaa, the Iranian Christmas! by: Dr. Esmail Nooriala was really interesting and enjoyable. One small point however, why do we Iranians insist on arabifying Ferdosi's name by writing Ferdowsi in English?  What is wrong with Molana or as the French would put it Moulana, why Mowlana? Or indeed, why Nowrooz? Why the 'w'?


Dear Shirin,



As of "w" in Ferdowsi, I should first of all say that writing a name in Latin cannot be called "arabifying" it. Apart from that, though I have been a proponents of changing the Arabic alphabet into Latin (with some modification that are needed), and though, in a superficial look, it seems to us that Farsi has only six vowels: a, e, o, A, i, u, every student of Farsi pronunciation soon comes to realize that we have also a compound sound that is absolutely Iranian and has nothing to do with Arabic. It is "ow". This vowels can be detected clearly in the way people of Kurdistan (a people with purer Iranian origins) pronounce the words. So, there is definitely a difference between o and ow, and writing Ferdosi kills that special elongated ow sound in his name.

I believe that although the insufficient Arabic alphabet does not show this sound in writing, the capabilities of Latin alphabet enable us to write exactly what we pronounce and that is why i write Ferdowsi instead of Ferdosi.

Nevertheless, in creating general rules for writing Farsi in Latin (an endeavor that I have called writing in Persik), one can ignore this miniscule differentiation for the sake of more simplicity. This is an important issue that needs the participation of experts and linguistics. 


Dear Shirin, thanks for relaying these messages back and forth.

While I agree that Latin alphabet is phonetically unsuitable for Persian, I would beg to differ with Doctor Nooralai. The w is completely out of place. Isn't the Kurdish ''w'' more Aramaic than Persian or Farsi?

I agree very much that we need the debate mentioned below because of the rapid changes brought about by the Internet. English is the primary language on the net. There is a wealth of Iranian related material being
published in English or Latin languages and lack of a standard makes good organization of the data difficult specially when it comes to searching.

Thanks & Regards


---You may be right Mr. Beglie, hope as Dr. Nooriala put it, some linguistics take it on them to do a thorough research on this.

thank you

Dorood bar shoma,

Dr. Noriala forwarded your email to a list which I am on. Is your on line publication supported by advertisements? The current articles sound intriguing, how can I read them?

When I went in to the Rozaneh start page I saw that the word Heritage is not spelled correctly.

Also, here is an article written by the Daily Camera Newspaper here in Boulder Colorado. It's about the Iranian Bicycle riders who happen to still be here in Colorado recovering and waiting for the cold weather to pass. They are planning to continue their journey after Nourouz. They are in need of financial support and have listed their bank information on their web site.   

Ba Mehr,


--Could you possibly contact these young athletes and if you can, support them? They are still in Colorado.  Here is their web site:  www.Pedal4peace.com

congratulation,your site is beautiful.
shahrokh ahkami

----in response to my thank you note for the link they have for Rozaneh on Mirass Iran, an extremely valuable periodical:

You deserve it. I'm proud of you, any thing that help you,we are ready to do for you.  There are a lot of important articles in Persian & English in Persian Heritage magazine that by mentioning the source you can use it.  

ba sepass
shahrokh ahkami

Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh, I enjoy reading your magazine a lot, thank you and congratulations. I read the article "Yaad-e Hoghoogh-e..., "although it is talking about  valid and important issues, I have a little problem  with the section on Bahrain. I am too young to remember it all but I have read quite a lot and I don't agree that we should include it with the other legitimate grievances that every Iranians should have for losing a part of the mother land.

Bahrain was really never a part of Iran for the last 200 years. It was and is an island that was more under the dominations of the Brit and only on name and the map, it was a part of Iran. A good place for Arab supported terrorists and a nuisance. I believe what we got, the three strategically important islands, in return for losing Bahrain, were great achievements and years later this was proven.

I am not going to argue too much because the writer seems like a fair and knowledgeable person who is saying this out of his love for our country but nevertheless I will find and send you an article exactly on this issue that I read a while ago in Rah Avard, if I can find it. Please provide your mailing address if you would like to have it and hopefully in all fairness you will publish that too. Again your magazine is great.

Bahram M.

---as I mentioned in my email, the articles you sent  were too long and unfortunately because it was a response to another article, was impossible to post them all on Rozaneh.  I conveyed your messages to the people who were interested anyway.  Our apologies.

Shirin Khanoom Salaam:

Thank you for the email. Mr. M....... is absolutely right about the article that appeared in Rah-avard and its allegations. Dr. Mitra Khosravi, a well-informed researcher in this field, rejected the allegations in the next
issue of Rah-avard.

About the three islands, although they were returned to Iran, at about the same time that Bahrain was separated, as the British forces were leaving the Persian gulf, I have not seen any credible evidence linking the two issues. This is not to say that there aren't people linking them. All I'm saying is that I have yet to see any of these claims substantiated.

About Bahrain not having been under Iranian control for some time, he's right. Explaining the circumstances surrounding this issue is obviously beyond the scope of a short response. However, there is ample evidence of Bahrain belonging to Iran which dates back thousands of years. Which one of these two sides one chooses uphold is perhaps a matter of personal opinion.

Thanks again,







Dear Shirin,

I know, once again I promised! but could not do it due to my extensive trips.  I just came back from Italy and had a quick look at Rozaneh, it looks great.  I hope I can find the time to read it before the next issue is out.  Would love to hear from you and will hopefully be good next time!.



Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh, I have read and enjoyed Dr. Milani's book.  I also enjoyed his article on Hedayat in your periodical..  I did not know he has books other than this one, would like to know more about his works.  ...............................................

S. Nafici

Dear Shirin, I love literature, thank you for bringing that to us.  If you could have kholaseyeh some of the recent books of our great writers can help us a good deal.  I do not have time to read the whole book but I like to know about them.  Zemnan, the poems you select are excellent but nobody has anything about baba taher, I like him.  I am from Hamedan too!  If you don't have them I will send you his book.  Kholaseh thank you, good job and great outcome.  Dasteh shoma dard nakonad!

Abdi Zamani

We are enjoying your site, we see that you are not only a proud and devoted Iranian, but also doing something about it.

thank you for the excellent job

monir & ali nasiri 

Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh

I wish you luck in your work, and as a Persian, offer my deep sense of gratitude for your efforts in bringing out a journal of culture. I can only guess at all the labor that it must entail. 



Dear Mrs. Tabibzadeh

I read the new issue of rozaneh-- always getting better. I wholly agree with your point. we all need more democracy; democracy is based on citizens -- responsible and self reliant individuals. Spiritual problems arise when the individual is not in command of her or himself. I do not reject the teachings of the mushrooming prophets and preachers out of hand -- although a lot of them are charlatans. But I think if people could be taught to assume their responsibility towards themselves most of such problems vanish. I have not seen a single person with a positive disposition who has suffered from spiritual disorder.


In a letter to your editor, an old friend of mine has asked for your help to find me. Her name is Goli Khorvash. She says that she has left her phone number and address with you. Would you kindly share that information with me so I can get in touch with her, or send my information to her?

Your help is very much appreciated.

Jila S. M.

--and this is how I found one of my most precious friends of childhood and teenage years after 25 years. It is impossible to describe the feeling.  Jila S., an accomplished journalist, author, and translator is indeed a brilliant lady and I sure am so glad to have found her!.  This kind of things makes the hard work, worthwhile.

Hello. I am writing to you from New Zealand in the hopes that you could perhaps help me learn of the fate of Meriam Al-Khalifa since her return to Bahrain... have you any news?

Thank you.
Danielle Williamson
New Zealand

Dear Shirin, I found your lovely magazine Rozaneh very suddenly.  It is great and you are writing beautiful. I mean it, without any Iranian exaggeration. I read your last article in Rozaneh No. 7 "Spiritual Teachings of the New Millennium" Your attitude to politics is very correct. I completely agree with you, especially with the last paragraph. Your language is beautiful. I wish my Persian were as good as your English.

Nick Mohseni

Shirin Jaan,
.... you are doing a great job. I always admire the people like yourself and your daughters who spend money, time and energy to contribute so much to their community. I have done volunteer work and I know what it takes to be able to continue; you must have a real love for what you are doing. Do you want to have some email addresses to send Rozaneh, or you want me just forward it to my list? Thank you, simin

I would like to contact Dr. Arbabi if possible.  Is he teaching somewhere in the United States?  I am trying to translate Kelileh & Demineh, have difficulty about a few things.  Maybe he can help.  Please give my email to him or his email so that I can write.   thanks   

nazem maleksalehi


I enjoyed both your articles.  Your article "to tell or......." was very funny.

Congratulations for a job well done, all my friends read your magazine and enjoy it a lot.  Thanks for playing a valuable role in connecting the two cultures.  My best friends are Iranian and they are all such beautiful people. 


Kathleen K.

Dear Shirin -

I have noticed there is a beautiful gif image of xxxxxx on your webpage:


Currently I am creating a Dutch non-commercial educational website about ancient history. It will focus primarily on cultural aspects of the ancient  Persian Achaemenid empire. The website is aimed at people with interest in ancient history and students doing research or assignments. The website does not sell anything and it is hosted by a non-profit provider who only works for non-commercial NGO's.

If I can use the image, I would be happy to add a link to the Rozaneh magazine.

A reply would be very much appreciated.

Best regards -

Nick Welman
Lecturer Fontys University of Management Economics & Law
Chairman 'REISbeWIJS' Sustainable Tourism Project

To the editor:  I enjoyed Melinda's article very much.  My question is why she is so interested in our culture.  How can I contact her and thank her for being so attentive and for having so much love for our culture.

Nicole Babaknia

I wanted to write something in response to the article "Farsi a new language."  It is an important issue, but did not know how to separate the several facts.  Each one of those need a good speculations and I agree that our people in exile don't pay enough attention to those facts.  Unfortunately we don't care, our government doesn't care either, hence the situation.   I think we should take those matters to an international court to put an end to it once and for all.  Don't know if it is possible.............

Naser A.

Dear Mr.'s Shirin

You are not gonna believe me, but I found my cousin's footprint after 20 years. That's happened when I looked up your lovely magazine Rozaneh (Number 5). I didn't believe it, is that my cousin Fariborz Mofidan, the author of "My Little Cocoon" I wasn't so sure about it, perhaps he is not the Fariborz (Ferri) then I saw another article wrote by Amir Hushang Firouzbakhsh.

I'm Mohammad Mohseni Mofidi, Fariborz knows me (if he still remembers me) as Mohammad-e Am-e Beigum Jani. I have been in Denmark since 1985, I didn't see Fariborz since 1979.

--I am glad to announce that the two relatives have found each other after 20 years.

haan ey shabe shoome vahshat angiz
taa chand zanee be jaanam aatash 
ya chashme maara ze jaay barkan
ya pardeh ze rooye khod forookash

nima yushej

and so much of our thanks and gratitude to sheereen and associates for the 
excellent job on rozaneh.

ali nasiri 

Dear Shirin

I have been wanting to tell you that the Rozaneh entry screen for Thanksgiving was most beautiful -- and then it was immediately updated with the beautiful rose on a black background. I am most honored that you highlighted my article along with that of Dr. Arbabi on this screen! (I will have to read Dr. Arbabi's article. I have not managed to do this yet, though I have read a great deal of the issue.)

Some other comments: I very much enjoyed your article called "Spiritual Teachings of the New Millennium." It is most impressive that you include a spiritual dimension in your magazine (not to mention that the article is enlightened and heart-felt). At the same time, "To Tell or Not To Tell -- That Is the Question" is a vibrant story about a human interest situation. It is great to have both the spiritual and the everyday so well-represented on the same site. Finally, I found the article called "Farsi: A New Language?" quite interesting. The link from this article to the iranweb page of Payvand was an added benefit. You are doing great!  Melinda

It has been a while, but I just read a few articles in your magazine... I loved the one regarding Princess Soraya. What a beautiful lady.  I liked also your article on spirituality.   .......................


Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh,
I visited your website, Rozaneh, where you have acknowledged a number of important dates, months and holidays, which is great. But, one of the most important months in our culture and religion is missing. There is no mention of Ramadan, which is the month that we, Iranians are familiar with. In addition, today, in U.S., month of Ramadan is well acknowledged and has become a part of this culture too.

Happy Thanksgiving and Ramadan mobarak.


Dear Mrs. Tabibzadeh

The new issue of Rozaneh is very good. I am glad you are getting so
many letters. Do not change the magazine's feminine character. It is both 
necessary and natural - with its editors.-------------------------------------------------------



I like Melinda Barnhardt's writings. I am so glad that she has a column on a regular basis. I have a question for you. Do you
pay to your writers. I myself, can write and send you some. A little extra cash won't hurt. thank you.
P. M. 

I have already started writhing my new piece. I might send you next week... I
hope it would be OK for you.
Love, sadaf

Shirin Khanoom, I sent you a write up about my impression from Africa.   I travel to that continent extensively, thought to share some inforamation with your magazine.  Hope you like it.  If you don't you do not have to publish it.  I enjoy your magazine a lot and wish you more success.

much love


Hello Shirin,

I want to share with you a little more information regarding Thanksgiving. I am sad to say that most of our history books up to and including our high school level do not speak with accuracy on this topic. There is a strong
tendency to offer feel-good patriotism rather than fact about our relationship with the Indians. I finally located in my stored library a reference that I can strongly recommend to you. "Lies My teacher Told Me" by James W. Loewen. Published 1995 by Touchstone Press ISBN 0-684-81886-8. Chapter 3: The Truth About The First Thanksgiving.

I also note with interest that a very excellent history of America " A History of The American People" by Paul Johnson published by Harper Collins 1997 ISBN 0-06-018636-6 does not even mention the first Thanksgiving. This may be because he won't take the effort to cut through the inaccuracies.

We do indeed have a history of which we can be proud. But there have also been problems and errors from which we can learn if we do not lie to ourselves and our children.

With affection and best wishes, Donn


Looked to find articles, enjoyed the simplicity of designs, beautiful picture 
of autumn.
Also links were pleasing.
Keep doing the good job.

Sohrab A.

Shirin jan, I refer to rozaneh for the latest news most of the time. But it looks like you do not update it on a daily basis. I would like to commend you for choosing the best and giving an easy overall look at the news of Iran and the world but wished you updated that section more often.

Azadeh Moslem

Dear Editor, it is been a while you did not have any articles from Mr. Fariborz Mofid.  Is there a reason for that.  Do you think you will have his writings in the future?  I really liked his writings.  Would you also let me know when the new issue is out.?

K Malek

Dear Shirin,

I sometimes look at your magazine.  I am glad that you did not go with the trend of getting tangled into the web of our media constantly scaring people about Anthrax, war, etc.  It is a pleasure browsing through Rozaneh.  I have stopped reading papers or watching TV.  I am sick to my stomach.  One more thing is........................



Shirine Aziz,

J'ai consultÄe votre home page. C'est extraordinaire, particuliĆrement la
poÄsie "Are you coming" ? traduite par vous.

What a great job !! Well done,

Love you

Hedy, Belgique

Dear Editor, your magazine is finding a good solid place in the community.  It is getting better and better and it looks like as you go along you are finding some kind of direction.  Have you ever thought of having it on hard copy and sell?  With some more focus, Rozaneh can become a good  publication.  Have you thought of going that direction?  I ENJOY READING it AND THANK YOU.

Ramin Barkohana

Salaam Shirin Joon:
I am so proud of you. please keep up the good work! I totally enjoy reading 
your magazine. It is full of informative contents. I love the pictures of 
Iran in this issue. please thank Saman Azimi for me. Hope to see you soon.

While I am impressed with the content of most pages of your magazine, Rozaneh is somewhat a wild mix.  Golden age movie stars?  Princess Stephane?  you need to focus.  Some of the articles and links are very good.  Thanks for the hard work though.


happy anniversary rozaneh. thank you for the good job,that is hard and time 
consuming, keep up the good work. 

ali nasiri

Salaam Shirin jaan,

Thank you for your time & effort in putting together such a quality online publication. It is absolutely a pleasure to read your
informative magazine.

Wishing you continued success,

Dear Shirin

The current issue of Rozaneh is stunning! I am more impressed than ever with the quality and sophistication of the articles presented.----------------------------------------

On nostramous:

This IS such a blatant HOAX, but some gullible readers might still believe it, and worst, perpetuate it. Perhaps you should clearly mark it as such or, better, move it to the humor section of your magazine.



I am in the midst of preparing a city wide and environs program on Islam. Our local Unitarian minister called the Islamic Society to ask what could be done to help out during a trying period for hyphenated Americans in their 
neighborhoods. The Imam suggested that we get a speaker to properly explain Islam. I immediately said it shouldn't be a cleric but a lay person and subsequently ╩located a European Muslim who speaks good English. ╩It is clear that nobody around here knows anything about ╩Middle Eastern and Asian peoples (even the "experts" I hear everyday on TV spouting their "facts"). I suggested to the minister we meet this unbiased speaker before we engage him and that is what we are doing. Undoubtedly, there will be a great deal of interest in this program and attendance will be high. ╩In the meantime, we are having small study groups and Marty and I are the resource people. It is very sombre here because there are constant memorial services. Yesterday, downtown was cordoned off for a funeral for a deputy marshal from the Port Authority who was killed leading 11 people down the stairs of the World Trade Center. Mayor Guiliani, Governor Pataki, our NJ governor and busloads and busloads of police and firemen from Manhattan (over 3000 people) crowded into  and outside the Catholic Church. It was eerily awesome! The solemnity and the  horror of it all is surreal.

Shirin jaan, 
Great site! Very professionally done and full of wonderful readings..........................................................................................................................

Shirin Jaan,

I just finished looking at your Rozaneh site...It is beautiful...Makes me proud to see how our Iranian community is merging together throughout the globe...Thanks for the beautiful page on my artworks...If there is anything I can do for your magazine, please let me know.

Love & Light,

Shirin Khanoom, 

I love the "Garden", I get lost in it.  I have sent you one of my poem.  I am only 18, and I have come to America recently.  Don't know if my poems are good but I like them a lot.  What is your phone #?  here is mine....................please call me on this coming Sunday...................................................


Nooshin Gholami

I was so sad to see the pictures of Leila Pahlavi, I did not know she was so pretty.  Also the funeral was so sad.  I am so furious at some  comedians to make fun of it.  Extremely cruel, can't even leave  people alone for a few days for them to mourn their loved ones in peace.  So sad to be like that.

Laleh , Berkeley

I loved your tribute page to Princess Leila.  It is amazing how you are always up-to-date.  I cried reading the poems.  What a waste.  I feel so much for her family and especially for her mother...................

Just Manijeh

Dear Shirin, This issue was fab! Aside from the wonderful articles, the letters are something else again. What a wide range of coverage you have........................................................................................................................................................................


Dear Shirin,

July 1st, or 10th of Teer Maah, is the official Teergaan Celebration (Jashn-e Teergaan). Teer, which is the fourth month in the Iranian calendar, means "arrow" or "the rain star." This festival has been celebrated in Iran for centuries. There are three important things about this festival.

1. It is the longest day of the year. Weather is hot and people pray for rain. (Setaareh Teer, Teshtar) a bright star is seen in the east.

2. Families and community would gather for a feast. They would pour water on each other and have a good time. This way, they cool themselves and give thanks for this life-supporting element, which is water.

3. It is also the day that Aarash-e Kamaangeer (Erekhsha) whose name means "the best archer of Aryans" released his lone arrow from his bow. With this arrow, the border between Iran and tooran was decided and further bloodshed was avoided. This happened at the time when Afraaseeyaab defeated Manoochehr ( See Shaahnaameh for the story). The arrow flew for several days before it landed on a walnut tree, on the other side of the Jayhoon River, which is in the NE direction of present Iran. 

I sent you several poems in July, you did not put them in your magazine.   At least if you don't like them, inform me, I have all kinds of them from the old to the recent ones.  I looked everywhere, do you have poems anywhere other than the Garden? What kind of poems you like?

A.  Razaz

Hi Dear Shirin,

How are you doing? It seems you are great as usual!

I am glad to see your very exiting and interesting web site and I like to congratulate you for your fantastic job.I really enjoy it and I will certainly send it to all of my friends.I am sure they gonna enjoy it too.

I miss you and hope to see you some day .

Take care,


Dear Shirin,

I very much enjoyed your web site. Thank you for the hard work. 

There is a very interesting article which I read couple of weeks ago through the net. It was about return to the simple life, and the writer was talking about the things we all go through in our daily life. It was very interesting and my friend and I enjoyed very much reading it. I Can not very well remember the name of the writer, but I would go back to the site and will e-mail it to you. You might be interested to post it in your web site. Please let me know what you think.  Keep up the good work.


Dear Rozaneh,

I liked the satire of this issue, it looks like  a part of it was missing, didn't go back to check.  Also, going back to previous issue was not possible.  Please fix that too.  No bigi.  Good luck.


Shirin jan,

I thought writing abut Thoreau was so great.  He is my favorite writer socioeconomic.  I have done my dissertation on him.  Good job to remember him.  Ms. Barnhardt's article was excellent, hope I had access to it last year!!.

Mino Heravi, VA.

Ms. Tabibzadeh

Your article called "the tale of two revolutions" was bias and unfair.  The writer has played down the role of one of the foremost and most important revolutions in history of mankind as a failure.  While it is true that the French revolution was a bloody one, like all others, it was also the beginning of the awakening of the mass all over the world for their rights.  Many nations were inspired by it afterwards to fight for their rights.  Besides, American revolution was not a revolution as such.  It was the war of a nation to get rid of a usurper, meaning the British Empire.  If I find the time,  I don't mind writing an article on the two.    Moreover...........

Dr. Ardeshir Mahmoodian, London 

Ms. Tabibzadeh's

I would like to congratulate you for choosing so many good articles.  I personally am so proud of people like Dr. Nafisi.  I had the privilege of meeting her at her lectures several times.  She is an excellent orator as well as an extremely well balanced, good and kind lady.  I am one of her fan and hope she has more lectures in our area.

by the way what is the name of her book?

S. P., Washington DC.

I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Nafisi's article.  I hope you have more of those types, only I wished Mr. Nafisi had also done a research for finding the root to that decline.  I also would like to ask you to continue an article on the same issue, because people forget to go and find the rest of it in a month or two.  In general, not too many people are going to sit and read an article that long on the internet but if they really like them, they will make a print out and read whenever they can, just a suggestion!  In all, most of your articles are  good and sometimes very good.  The satire of the last issue had some parts missing, did you know that?  Thanks anyway for your hard work. 

 P. Mar'ashi

Dear Shirin,

Thank you for a job well done. The article by Dr. Nafisi, was one of the best articles in your periodical, I enjoyed it very much and I congratulate Dr. Nafisi for paying attention to this very delicate matter.  It is so sad to know that in our treatment of women we have gone backwards.  I have enjoyed reading those stories and it shows that we once had a more modern society than what we have today.  Our modern literature is full of putting down women, women are shelakhteh, and ignorant, and a doll or a servant for their men.  It is such a shame.  In our family we had madarshahi but I don't think people in general respected women as they should.  I sure hope to see that. Also.................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................

Moji Hashemi, Japan

Salue Chirine

Ce'st Tierry, do you remember me? Bruxelles and Unviersity. I saw Firouzeh and Vallerie in paris last week.  Firouzeh told me of your web site.  Good site, felicitations.  I am coming to the U.S., maybe .....................................................................................

Hello Auntie Shirin and family, I was looking on the internet and typed your  name and found your magazine page, so thought i would send an email to say  hope you are all keeping well and that I think about everyone a lot even  though i don't contact you that often. I have no contact address for anyone.  I am happy to find you at last  .....................................................



Darush Nateghi, London

Dear Editor,

I am Guity Novin, artist. I congratulate you for a very interesting
and informing e-Zine. I invite you to visit my site at



Guity Novin

Congratulations! Lately I discovered your magazine. It is very nice and
informative. My name is Simin Habibian, I live in Washington, DC area.
Lately I've published the second edition of my book " 1001 Persian-English
Proverbs" You can visit my website( Not complete yet) if you get a chance.
The book has been very popular among Iranian and American communities. I
will send you some information in the mail. Please let me know if you are
interested in using the proverbs in your magazine and introduce my book.

Thank you, Simin Habibian
By the way, I also write and report for couple of Persian magazin here and
in CA. I would like to write about your magazine. Thanks, Simin

Dear Shirin Tabibzaeh, ahou and maryam, you guys are doing great, are you related? Can't you have something for us the poor guys too, it is all women stuff. NOT FAIR!


Hi, Shirin,


I can only imagine how much work it is to put out an issue of Rozaneh. You
are doing an amazing job. I could do a writeup about Farzaneh Milani's
talk here on July 14, and probably get it to you a week or two later. Does
this sound like something you would be interested in?

More soon.

Hi Shirin khanom,

Thank you for your nice magzine, it is so nice. My brother and myself read rozanehmagazine whenever we have time, so many things in there. We love it so much that we decided to write to you and ask if you need people to send you information from Iran, like agents. We can send you news, articles, pictures, or CDs. If you like, it will be great.

We also like to know if you know of a web site with the information for immigration lawyers, (Yor live in United States, it looks like). or if you have a list.

thank you and we wish you more success, please write a few lines for us.
Sara and Amir Azimi

Hello Shirin,

R.L. gave me your email address. I'm the editor of xxxxx, the
Iranian cross-cultural quarterly in English. I am putting together an issue
about Iranians and the Internet and R.  told me you had a great site.
Would you give me the url so that I can look it up and then get back in
touch with you?

Dear Mrs. Shirin

We started visiting your polifacetic Rozaneh, through Payvand site. We felt
it's a product of the heart.
Perhaps it is of help to say that the Farsi fonts do not work with normal
western PCs, programed to write left to right only. If the Farsi texts were
encoded as pictures, such as the poem on the main page, they would be
received by anyone.

With best regards,

Ricardo Viegas

"All Iranians who care about the widespread of our Mother Culture, will
receive with enthusiasm the news that the Rubaiyyat declaimed in Persian in
two CDs has been published. The artist, Parvin Zarazvand, depicts with the
lively diction of the robais, a surprisingly contemporary portrait of
Khayyam, making the depth of his concepts astoundingly evident. In short,
Khayyam comes alive!

We are sure that you will be proud to spread the news, and communicate the
Web address where further comments are available:

We will be glad if you authorize us, to include in our Web site, a link with
yours, to invite browsing and improve retrieval."

Looking forward to listen from you,



Dear editor, I am looking for a friend.  We used to work at Etelaat Banovan many years ago in Iran.  Her name was Jila Sazegar.  I hope if any of your readers know about  her write to me.  I will leave my phone number and mail with you.  Please help.  Jila's sister, Lila was a good friend of my sister.  This is going to be very helpful.  I live in Germany and to help you, Jila was a very good writer.  Maybe some one knows her.   Moteshaker

Goli Khorvash

Salaam !

I just wanted to send a quick mail to say how grateful I am for your kindness to remind me of the new issues.Needless to say,the magazine is coming up better and better each time,and perhaps the same way that we get better and more pleasant as we age, the same thing also holds true for Rozaneh.

Any how,I don't want to take too much of your time.Once again,thanks for the remarkable effort and the wonderful product(Rozaneh).I wish you much health,success and prosperity.

Best Regards,

Masoud A.


Shirin Jaan,
I looked up your Rozaneh Magazine. Very impressive. I truly admire your efforts. I specially enjoyed your article about Noruz(it brought tears to my eyes). You are a good impressionist writer. 
Love & Light,

Dear editor,

I am a journalism student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am currently doing research for an article that I am writing for one my classes about the differences in outlooks on life, love, career, etc., between Middle-Eastern parents, who lived most of their lives in the Middle East, and their children, who were born in the United States or came here at a very young age. I believe that there is major conflict between the generations, especially young Middle-Eastern (specifically Iranian) women
and their parents. I believe that young women are trapped between two cultures, their parents' culture and their own, American culture. From what I have seen, it seems that there is very low expectation for young Iranian women to go to college and have successful careers, whereas Iranian men are
expected to be doctors, lawyers, etc.. I would really like to discuss these issues with you or anyone else that you think may be helpful to my research. I haven't seen any research or discussion of this topic and would really appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. Please e-mail me back at......


Dear Shirin==Eid mubarak!--I thought you might be interested in a letter I recently wrote to a friend. Perhaps you may put something on your website about what the Persian Community in xxxxxx in xxxx is doing. Naturally, I would not want you to quote my friend on xxxxxxx Anyway, tell me what you think--

"Two weeks ago, I had my friends, xxxxxxxx here to dinner and we talked into the night as they are most interesting people. xxxx had just returned from Iran and, although xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx He is our local carpet dealer (the descendent of a long line xxxxxx) and he says antique carpets in Iran are now running into the millions of dollars. Anyway, the xxxxxxx hosted a two day Now Ruz gala at our xxxxx Museum of Art and Science on the 17th and 18th. I helped with it and it was phantasmagorial. .Eight Iranian films were shown. If you have never seen one of them, give yourself a treat. They are mood evocative and you will find yourself wrapped up in their warmth. There was Persian dancing, food, a teahouse, a bride dressed in red, astride a caparisoned horse, going to meet her groom. There were interactive music workshops of all sorts, --vocalization,, percussion, tar and stringed instruments. xxxxx, 6th generation Doctor of Traditional Persian Medicine, an herbalist, had a much visited exhibit. There was a poetry festival with a special lecture and recitation on Rumi by Majid Naini and a world music concert. In addition, there were countless children's activities where they learned to write their names in Farsi, learned Persian dance, attempted to weave, colored Persian carpet patterns, played stringed instruments, etc. A high school senior, one Bijan, manned the history booth. He fascinated young and old with his heroic tales from Persian history recited in a dramatic, exciting fashion. I sold goldfish! They are an integral part of the New Year scene and every child wants his very special goldfish bowl. At one point, I was displaying khatam, a unique Persian craft similar to marquetry, people came up to the exhibit, picked up a box or pencil holder and reminisced about the same type box or pencil holder that they remember on their grandmother's bureau. It was a time of bittersweet memory and nostalgia for many--including me. I didn't want the weekend to end. The Persian community is a small one in xxxxx County but xxxxx wants to make sure everyone knows that they are here! He succeeded!-- Love -Rosemary.

Dear Shirin, I ahve just opened your most recent edition of Rozaneh and both Pari and I would like to congratulate you on a truly professional presentation. There are some excellent articles. Keep up the good work. I will certainly spread the name.

Lots of love to you all.


Hi, Shirin,

I just looked at the new issue of Rozaneh, and the graphics once again are stunning!!! Also, I read your Norooz article, and there are wet drops all over my keyboard -- so it was extremely moving. Really, you did a better job of explaining Norooz to me than anyone else ever has. And I suspect also that your family celebrated it in an especially beautiful way -- particularly by doing so much for the poor, and welcoming everyone. I know that Iranians who read your article will savor the memory of so many details. I do hope that many Americans and others read it as well, and learn for the first time.


It is Very smoothing ...
Your maghaleh was beautiful.......and "Taken out my tears!!" [ashkamo Dar Aavourd] Using Flowers.... is fantastic!!

Some Suggestions....

1- You can not find other section in first page ..... you have to look!!!!
2- On all pages there better be a Bottom to go to home page!!!
3- On Pictures section need to have more guide lines to find what you want or....
4- When I e-mailed I am interested to know when is next issue .... it replied ...**March 1st**!!!

--- we fixed some, we will fix the rest at our earliest, it's been quite busy.  Thank you so much.

Bunny, your website is beautiful. I really like how you designed it! I can see you put a lot of work into it. And your articles are really interesting. 



When I read your article again, I thought it was poetic, really. It even has something of the sense of Farrokhzad. I have told a few people about it already. It is perfectly charming. And I am thrilled to have my review in such a marvelous magazine. I am thinking of writing Elaine Sciolino to tell her about Rozaneh. (I liked her very much, at the January lecture -- she is very personable and attractive, and she said that the reason she keeps going back to Iran is the Iranian people.) I probably can't do it this week, but hopefully the week after.


I LOVE YOU!!!!! your article was so intense.. beautiful.. i started crying and had to go to the bathroom.. YOU are the most amazing, strong, intelligent, beautiful woman in the world. i look up to you, learn from you, want to emulate you and am proud to be compared to you anytime such words are shed. you are glamorous, progressive, refined, classy, smart, hip, deep, intuitive, and just plain evolved... your parents would be beyond proud of you...


---thanks mamy, a bit too much, even for your mama.

Dear Shirin

Just saw my article on Omar - looks great!! You did a very nice job of setting it up. Also - I enjoyed so much your beautiful article on Norooz and celebrating with your family in Iran. It's a most sensitive and delightful piece of writing.

My very best regards,

Dear Shirin

I did see your new edition of Rozaneh. Have not read all the articles yet. But you seem to have done a good job again. I had also enjoyed the articles on Forough in the last issue. 


Dear Shirin, I think you've done a great job, keep up the good work.  

warm regards

John Winn, Paris

Hello Shirin-jan:

I have been tremendously enjoying your on line magazine.  Now I hope to be able to submit some articles to you and images. I really love the global approach you have brought to women.
Thank You!

M. O. 

Congratulations on your website, it looks like you've put a lot of work into it. We'll be regular subscribers! I 've already told some friends. Best wishes.
Kathleen Kelly.

Shirin, we have recently come to know about your Magazine on the web, we are so impressed.  Simin is a regular reader and I have just browsed through it.  It is good and the look quite impressive, perhaps you need to focus on the direction a little more.  Otherwise we are so proud of you.


S. and A. Izadpanah,

South Africa

Dear Rozaneh,

I would like to know if it would be possible to submit articles for publishing
and if there are specific formats one should follow when writing such articles.

Ba Sepas

ali Derakhshan

Dear Yaddolah, I don't work for SIP any more, I redirected your e-mail to their e-mail address.  Don't have a clue about that issue, I learned about it at the same time that you did as I don't take part in their meetings and don't have an official position in there since the new administration.  I was just doing their NL which is not political at all as you can observe yourself.   I thought I was doing  a service to the community and nothing more.  thank you.

Dear readers, if you are interested in an authographed copy of  Pulitzer Prize nominated "Tao of Surfing.....Finding Depth at Low Tide" by the author, Michael Allen, please send an e-mail to : shirintabib@earthlink.net  We will gladly process your order.

Dear Webmaster , 

first let me take this opportunity, to thank you for the great website and the amount of work you have put for this job, I congrdulate you.

I would appreciate if you would kindly place links to the following not-for-profit sites, aiming in providing information for Iranians, please let me know if you would do this, and please also provide us with your web address and possibly your banner, so I will place it in Iran News links page , or Rahnama Links page ( link page will be opening soon ).

I really appreciate your cooperation and concern,

Very truely yours
Maziar Momeni - Webmaster Rahnama and Iran News (Canada)

Hi Shirin
I like your magazine but as I try to open it some of the pages load very slowly including that of Mr. Allen. Can you fix this?

Ferry Zamani

Attention: we fixed some of them, please bear with us.  thank you.

I am an Iranian women who has lived in a shelter for a while, I took refuge there because of all the abuse that I received from my own Iranian husband!. I am now living with a nice american family taking care of their children in exchange for a room!! I have an MS. degree  in Chemistry but since I don't have any experience in this country I am working at a restaurant. I am mostly looking for a relevant job on the internet (thanks to my employer , using their computer). I know there are a lot of Iranian organizations in this area, can someone help me? If they can't help us to the extent of finding a job, I don't know what is the purpose of even having an organization. Wherever I send my resume, they need experience. I am so desperate, do you know what I can do? thank you.


attention: I sent a copy of your resume to some of the people that I thought might be able to help. My heart is with you, stick in there. I love you.

Dear Rozaneh,

The article written by Mr. Arbabi attracted my attention, I would like to read more about this subject. Can Mr. Arbabi write a little more about this subject?.  I am studying music and while I am more into classical music per say,  may write my dissertation on Persian music.  thanx.

Naz Oskooian
University of Ottawa

attention Ms. Oskooian: Mr. arbabi has recently published a book on this issue.  You may contact him personally  at: farbabi@mtu.edu or we can provide him with your e-mail address if you don't mind.   

Dear Shirin,
Congratulations on the new web magazine. I wish you success with this new initiative.
Hossein Farzin
Associate professor
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of California

I am interested to know what type of articles you are seeking to publish for I would like to submit several of my pieces to your magazine.

Once again, congratulations on your website. I wish you the best.


Banafsheh Pirasteh

Attention: Dear Banafsheh, we responded to your two messages but unfortunately they both returned, can't figure out why?  If you read this, please contact us asap.  Thank you.

I was very impressed with the article "Meditation........." by Ms. Barnhardt. Aside from the excellent manner she depicted just a simple painting that we always take for granted if it is not "made in.......", it was refreshing to hear a foreigner especially an American to write about our country and our culture with such love and affection and attachment. Her delicate expression of each and every detail demonstrates a deep, un-bios persona whom I thought to send my regards and thank her from my heart. Thanks Ms. B., it was great.


Nazem Azimi

Dear Shrin:
I love your Roanehmagazine. It is so beautiful and full of content.  When I start reading it, I forget about everything else that I need to do!
Thanks for the hard work.

Shirin joon,

This is the third time I am sending you an e-mail to congratulate you on the
beautiful job you are doing putting out your very delicate online magazine.
Unfortunately, those first two e-mails were returned to me and I couldn't
figure out why.

I commend you and the crew for the nice work. It truly takes love, caring, enthusiasm, and efforts to put such beautiful magazine online. It contains nice and beneficial articles and resources. Any particular subject of interest you are looking for?

Keep up the good work!
Marjan K.

I came upon your O/L magazine quite accidentally. It caught my curiosity and after reviewing the different pages, I found it attractive in appearance, entertaining, informative, and cosmopolitan. 

Ms. Tabibzade, you're a credit to our community and the Iranian Diaspora.

Bon Chance
Dr. Ardeshir Mahmoodian, London

Dear Mrs. Tabibzadeh:

Now I know why we haven't seen you lately, you've been busy putting together an informative web site. Looks good, and congatulations!


Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh and friends

Thank you for such a wonderful job. A friend told me about your magazine, when is the next issue due. Good luck to you all.

S. Dorostia

Hey, good job Rozaneh, only I think you are a little on the feminist side, is that true? I also think you should put more stuff related to our country, I think you are a little too westernized!!. Other than that, this is one of the most informative beautiful web sites I have ever seen. NO hard feelings???????

Saman Firouzbakht

Congratulations on starting a long due Iranian magazine on line. I already like your mag format and I am sure given time you'll have more to contribute. Keep up the good work and please let me know how I can subscribe so I'll get it automatically. Thanks, Farhad

Good job Rozaneh, Please contact me, I have some articles to send you, they are at least 4-5 pages each, is there a limit? thank you for all the information and when is the next issue coming out, I have already read it all. More than anything else, it is so easy to navigate around! Don't make it too complicated and crowded.

Mitra Vasseur


I took a quick look at your web page, as I only find a short time week nights for other than daily choirs. I would love to contribute something. I did a little research about Tazieh and was intrigued by it. It seems to have all the elements of opera. If I get a chance that could be a short article. Another possibility is to extract pieces from the little book I recently published on Classical Persian Music. The historical accounts should be of interest to general public. 

Good luck and congratulations on a job well done.

Fereidoon A.

Shirin Jan,

My congratulations to you for your rozanehmagazine.com

All during my lunch today, I was enjoying the very educational, fun and relaxing on line rozanehmagazine without leaving my desk. I had my classical music on and reading from Top Fashion in Paris to Poetry of Forough to Political Problems between Israel and Palestine.

Thanks for your CREATIVE work of Net Art Journalism.

Maryam Radmand

Dear Rozaneh,

I am so impressed with your online magazine. Your wide coverage of various topics from poetry and the arts to relationships and psychology is quite refreshing and informative! I am particularly fond of the section you have devoted to women's issues around the world. It is about time Iranian women had such a source! Please keep up the
excellent work.

A devoted reader,

F. Oshkoian

Dear Shirin:
I am so proud of you and I love your Rozaneh. Keep up the good work!
Firuozeh Zandi

Hi Rosaneh,

I would like to see more action as they say, pages like the relationship page where we can chat and fight and get to some kind of conclusions. I also like to know more about our singers, new films, fun stuff, you know. I like the colors and the pictures and the paintings. also your rozaneh picture is so interesting and meaningful. Give us more good stuff. I will write to you again. thank you again.

Nicole N.


At a glance ....This is a neat ..... Clear .... Friendly ..Relaxing ... Artistic ..... and Interesting Web Site .... Good Links ...... May be a little too much Feminist (Which is not BAD) ... and too much TabibZadeh in editorial and Management!!!

In general ... Congratulations ..... and good luck with you ...

H. Pakpour, 

Hi Rozaneh

What a cute name. I want to ask you about your article sections, what kind of articles would you accept. I like to write about my love and love only, is it ok if I send you that kind of stuff? please respond. Also tell me about the length of the article. I am quite new in this thing.


Dear Shirin

Your web site is really quite engaging. I looked at all of it, and liked it alot. ...

Here are some of my comments: I think your graphics are unbelievably lovely, really first-rate. You are extremely talented in this way, I think. I don't think that I have seen another web-site that is so consistently beautiful and appealing. Also, I thought the individual pieces had a great deal of appeal. The site is interesting partly because it shows so much originality and personal involvement. The personal involvement carries through, down to the topics selected and small details. I can feel that there is a caring and informed and exquisite sensibility behind the whole
site. It doesn't seem piecemeal. Also, I particularly liked the "articles" that seem to consist of brief memoirs or vignettes about Iran. These came off as extremely convincing and interesting pieces of experience. I think that you could ultimately put together a book of this type of thing. As a matter of fact, this appeals to me alot. I do think that the "articles" are really more like "vignettes" than they are "articles" (which sounds like news stories). Also, the two pieces on great women are a little hard to read because of the yellow font. But this may not be final, I realize. (
I changed the font on that page after I received this letter. st).

Melinda Barnhardt