Moving on :)

Moving on :)
by Jahanshah Javid

Dear Friends, has been through many changes in its nearly 17 years of existence. The only constant has been my editorship. That too is about to change.

Starting next month I will no longer be having a role in management. I have sold my shares to my partner Saïd Amin and will be pursuing a new project. For the next few months I will stay on as a caretaker editor until a replacement is found.

Any dynamic organization needs to carry on independently without relying on one person. This is a big step in that direction, followed by major changes in design in the near future. These much-needed changes will revolutionize your experience on with the latest tools and gadgets.

My experience with has been a blast. It truly has. Every single day has been full of fun and excitement, so much so that no amount of hardship or disappointment ever had a lasting impact. At some point I might reflect on the meaning of it all, but the only judgement that counts is yours.

I want to express special thanks to my dear friend Nazy Kaviani for contributing much of the best content in the past few years and being a tremendous help in maintaining the site as a volunteer. I could not have managed without her good taste and dedication.

But the biggest Thank You goes to You for feeling comfortable with contributing thousands and thousands of pages of your aspirations and frustrations. And you can continue to do so. will always be your home.

Lots of love



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Soosan Khanoom

I say hey, what's going on ? LOL

by Soosan Khanoom on

What are these love comments all about?  JJ is moving ON not moving OUT!! He can still blog and comment here. 

Now let us welcome the new site owner ... Shall we?  after all from now on he is the one in charge of the Russian Roulette here.  ; )

Speaking of which, JJ jan could you please unblock all the kindred spirits who have been so ruthlessly blocked by you?

And I should thank you for putting up with my constant blah blahs on this site.  

I wish you the best in everything you do.



Thank You

by sobh on

Dear JJ,

Thank you for all your hard work here. No matter where you go, and what you do, I'm sure you'll be part of this site and vice versa.

I wish you all the best and looking forward for your exciting reports from all over the world.


JJ, thank you for creating & maintaining IC

by AMIR1973 on

By so doing, you have contributed to the Iranian community.



by Farfromheaven2002 on

Good wishes to you, my role model in bravery. (especially you) played a great role in my initial integration to new life out of Iran.  Thank you.  I didn’t live in Iran from 15 years ago, which is about the era of  I admire daring people who move on.  I hope you could share your spanking position in the future.  I bet it’s exciting and more challenging. 


"Today’s quote: My favorite short and easy-to-read book: The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, starting from page 25.”

Saïd Amin

Thank You & Congrats!

by Saïd Amin on

Congrats Jahanshah! has clearly been a huge inspiration to so many, myself included. Feels odd to see you move on, but I wish you much success on the new venture. As for fans, thank you for your continued support. I'm excited at the opportunity to serve all of you well. More info to come soon. Onward & Upward!



by yolanda on

Please let us know when you launch your new site! I am sure you will have more creative control over the new site!

Looking forward to the new site!



by R2-D2 on

Would Like To Wish You Well :) - I Believe That The Future Of Many Sites, Including The One That You Are Probably Planning To Do, Will Be Either Directly, Or Indirectly, Linked Or Associated With "Facebook" - 

Please Take Care, And Keep Us Posted,








یا رب ان نو گل خندان که سپردی به منش -- می سپارم به تو از چشم حسود چمنش


IC would not be the same without you;(((

by Mahvash Shahegh on

I am shocked and speechless! All I can say is you took away my virtual homeland in diaspora from me! IC was my connection to all Iranians and I got all my information from it. I knew that I was in a good hand and trust your fairness, smartness, impartiality and, especially, your belief in "nothing is sacred."

You will be greatly missed and IC would not be the same without you.

Good luck in all your future endeavors!


Kheyli sepâs gozâram!

by JG on

... and good luck for all your future projects!


mr jj: i hope whoever takes over from you would still allow jews

by mousa67 on

to comment on this great site.

and good luck to you sir. the value of the work you have done for your people can not be judged by the number of zeroes on that check.

persian westender

I wish you

by persian westender on

...all the best and thank you for all the supports. being a (casual) poster in this site has been an interesting experience for me and I appreciate your honest efforts...


Good luck  



May the wind be on your back

by mrlayl on

and the Sun on your face.

Thank you very much for providing a cyber home for us expatriates, all these years. Hope to continue to see your blogs and pictorials in the future.   



So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, no seriously, Thanks

by ramintork on

No seriously, Thanks. You gave many of us a platform that we would otherwise not have.

Many of us started to actually believe we are Artists, writers and political activists. Many of us did actually become that.

At the end, is like a communial karma, we make it as good or as bad depending on what we contribute and I hope with the new editor the spirit of it improve or at least does not change.

Good luck with life and everything. I hope your next project is something social so that we still see you around. 

NB. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" written by Douglas Adams. Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, as described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The phrase has since been adopted by some science fiction fans as a humorous way to say "goodbye".

Not that I am suggesting any doom for IC. I hope it will have a bright future. 


کجا میروی



Thank you for all you did for IRAN & IRANIANS.


Mohammad Alireza

Thank you

by Mohammad Alireza on

Having as an outlet to express my ideas freely has been extremely valuable, especially when in Iran no such thing exists.

You were always fair and handled difficult situations very well.

Many thanks and much success with your next venture.


Mohammad Alireza


Best to you JJ

by daneshjoo on




Happiness will come to us when we know our creation has
benefited others. Yours has done so greatly. Thanks

Immortal Guard

My first encounter was in 1998!

by Immortal Guard on

My first encounter was in 1998!

I wish you all the best! Your site is the best Iranian site!


Best of luck

by Shepesh on

JJ this site is an achievement and you will be missed. I also welcome Saïd Amin and hope he will keep core value of free speech alive on this unique site. Please leave information about your new site too. Thank you again.



by Mehrban on

This site has been a precious gift and a priceless learning experience for me. I thank you for that and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope our paths cross again.  

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, 
May God hold you in the palm of His hand." 


Nader Vanaki

برو به امید خدا

Nader Vanaki

از طرف معدود خوانندگان اواخر دهه نود میلادی در ایران، تهران حومه و به خصوص قاطبه ونک از تو تشکر و سپاسگذاری می کنم.  این سایت همونقدر که به اشاعه اخبار و فرهنگ ایران کمک کرد، همونقدر هم به اشاعه زبان انگلیسی و فرهنگ آمریکایی پرداخت و این هم قابل تقدیره.  موفق باشی.

Bahram Gohari

Good luck JJ

by Bahram Gohari on

Dear Mr. JJ, let me make my point simple and clear, when you were campaigning for financial support for IC, I made my donation, now that you sold your share for $1.5b, what is my share in terms of $$$$$$.


Mr. Jahanshah, infinite thanks for your love of Israel!


You have always given the pro-Israeli folks the opportunity to express their views freely and protected them against the violent and aggressive attacks by the gangs of elements of Hezbollah.

May lord Moses protect you and guide you through your next business ventures!

Dr. Love, Ph.D., M.D., J.D., Member of Iran-Israel Love Association.


you shall be missed ....You are the salt of the earth!

by jasonrobardas on

I have been reading and sometimes commenting on this site since it started . It is truly the best site available for the diasporic Iranians.

Personally, I want to congratualte you for creating such a democratic, faire and balanced medium where we could  participate and express ourselves freely.We  have loved and enjoyed it to the max.

Thank you Jahanshah Javid ......


Movin’ on up to the East Side!

by Faramarz on


“Well we're movin’ on up
To the East Side
To a deluxe apartment in the sky
Movin’ on up
To the East Side
We finally got a piece of the pie”

Among the things that I have learned in Corporate America is that an organization is always a reflection of the values and the vision of its top guy. You see that clearly at Ariana’s Huffington Post and Murdoch’s Fox. is no different. It has always been about JJ’s values, world views and life experiences.

The people who blog and comment on this site have a connection to JJ, although many of them have never met him. This is what makes this site unique and different from other online experiences.

It will be interesting to see what the next editor will bring to the table. And although changes in the format and to the structure of the site are always necessary and welcome, it is the underlying philosophy and the views of that person that will determine what this site will be like in the coming years.



R: So he is more

by alimostofi on

R: So he is more sacred.

FB: astrologer.alimostofi



by Raoul1955 on

He is the founder of this site, hence his farewell blog should be at the top for all of us to note.
You are welcome to post your blogs at the top of YOUR own site.


Thanx JJ and may God bless you!

by Ruhi on

Thanx JJ and may God bless you!


Farewell Jahanshah and remember..........

by Simorgh5555 on


Whatever you are doing next and wherever you go always remember to say these magic words. 

Oh, and get this new guy to buid that mobile app as well.  


Farewell JJ

by divaneh on

Thanks JJ for bringing so many Iranians together in this unique site. I don't like to see you go but think that you have made the best decision. I hope that IC prospers and maintains its continuous improvement after your departure so you would see that 17 years of your hard work has created a media organisation that is independent and can continue without its founder.

I wish you success with your next project and think the ultimate outcome would be to have two successful Iranian websites.

All the best.