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. .................................................................
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,
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.
Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh,
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, thanks for relaying
these messages back and forth.
---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.
Dorood bar shoma,
--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
----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.
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.
---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:
ENSUITE VOUS FELICITER POUR VOTRE BRILLANTE ET SUPERBE MAGAZINE. C'ETAI VRAIMEN GAI, DEPUIS LORS JE SURFE REGULIEREMENT ET JE LES AI PRINTER POUR ARDESHIR. ON A ETE VRAIMENT EMU. BRAVO A VOUS .
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. ...............................................
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!
We are enjoying your site, we see that you are not only
a proud and devoted Iranian, but also doing something about it.
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?
--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?
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.
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
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.
Dear Shirin -
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.
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.............
Dear Mr.'s Shirin
--I am glad to announce that the two relatives have found each other after 20 years.
haan ey shabe shoome vahshat angiz
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.)
Dear Ms. Tabibzadeh,
Dear Mrs. Tabibzadeh
The new issue of Rozaneh is very good. I am glad you are getting so
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
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.
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.
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.?
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........................
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.
Salaam Shirin Joon:
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
Salaam Shirin jaan,
The current issue of Rozaneh is stunning! I am more impressed than ever with the quality and sophistication of the articles presented.----------------------------------------
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
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...................................................
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...................
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........................................................................................................................................................................
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?
Hi Dear Shirin,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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 khanom,
"All Iranians who care
about the widespread of our Mother Culture, will
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
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
It is Very smoothing ...
--- 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
---thanks mamy, a bit too much, even for your mama.
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.
John Winn, Paris
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,
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.
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Dear Webmaster ,
I really appreciate your
cooperation and concern,
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.
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.
attention Ms. Oskooian: Mr. arbabi has recently published a book on this issue. You may contact him personally at: email@example.com or we can provide him with your e-mail address if you don't mind.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Tabibzadeh and friends
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???????
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.