Welcome new members

by Souri

Recently our site has been blessed with some fresh air. The arrival of some new comers to the site, is a very good omen for believing that "good things still happen" to us.

It was a long time that we were used to the same old names and habit, same old conversions which were becoming too repetitive and boring.

Suddenly, I discovered Shirin (ahang1001) with her amazing talent, her great sense of humor and her high level of intelligence. I became her fan, immediately. I love you dear Shirin!

Then I happened to read some nice blogs from Afsaneh (Hafez for beginners), very useful. I am amazed by her passion and devotion to the Persian literature and especially Hafiz, our dear great poet. No matter if I agree with her vision and perception about Hafez poetry, I think she is doing is a great job. She is providing a good space for discussion and exchanges of ideas. This is very nice and much appreciated.

Finally it comes the turn of our dear Persian dance teacher, Kamran. He is passionate, nice and intelligent. He is very innovative. With his funny speeches and dance classes, he tackle a difficult job of gathering different people with different background and ideas, around the subject of Persian traditions (not exactly the culture).........and this is fabulous!

I am glad those new members have joined to iranian.com and contribute to its content, everyday. I thank them for bringing this fresh air we needed since a while now, after reading the same old debates almost every day!

Also I want to take the opportunity to thank some of our much older contributors like Ari, Faramarz, MPD, Anahid and our dear Dr Saadat Noury. Without their daily efforts we could never keep the quality of these pages so interesting. I'm glad to have all these gems( and some other great contributors who work rarely, but consciously) in our site .

Thank you guys.

I am very proud of you.


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Anahid Hojjati

Thank you Nazy jan for all your work

by Anahid Hojjati on

Nazy jan, thanks for all your work for Iranian.com. Sometimes I go back to older blogs like from 2008 when I was not reading IC on a regular basis and read some of the interesting blogs. Your blogs are always fun to read, and they are also very informative. there is also your work regarding the Iranian.com concerts, interviews, and everything. Thanks for all your contribution.

Nazy Kaviani

Souri Jan,

by Nazy Kaviani on

What a sweet idea. Thank you for reminding the rest of us about good manners. (Don't tell him, but my heart just melts for that Kamran!). Welcome new contributors! I appreciate the new blood and all your talent very, very much. I hope you stay and continue to enrich the site, and I hope that you will get something in return, too.

To my old fellow-contributors: thank you for your tenacity and for staying despite the spats and the disagreements, the drama, and the thorns. You all have a very good place in my heart. I miss some of the old contributors, but I continually discover that not seeing people's familiar avatars and names does not necessarily mean that they are not among us.

Thanks Souri Jan!


بیست و یک هفته و سه روز


سوری گرامی و همه کاربران این سایت خوب

نخیر..من غایب نیستم...فقط شش روز تعطیلات عید پاک داشتم و به  برلین رفتم

متاسفانه   غیر از من ..این فکر بکر..تو کله دو میلیون نفر دیگر هم وارد شده بود و این شهر آنچنان شلوغ شده بود..که سگ صاحبش را پیدا نمیکرد... 

بگذریم                                                                                               سوری عزیزم...من هم بسیار شادم از آشنایی مجازی با هم زبانان عزیزم...خواه آنهایی که بفارسی فکر میکنند و به انگلیسی مینویسند...و خواه فارسی نویسان...بطور کلی سرگرمی خوبی برای من شده است

و اینطور که سوری عزیز نوشته است...من هم در این بیست و یک هفته سرگرمی کوچکی برای دیگران شده ام که موجب خوشحالیست.

شادمانی همه شما را آرزومندم



Only Shirin is absent

by Souri on

Thank you so much dear Dr Saadat Noury and dear Kamran. I'm glad you have visited this blog.

Now we miss only Shirin aziz. I hope she will see this blog and comes to visit us.

Miss you Shirin.



by KamranDanceTeacher on

Special thanks to Ghormeh Sabzi who posted the initial How to Dance Persian video.


Thank You

by KamranDanceTeacher on

I am honored to be here and to be loved in the way that I am here.  It is a dream of mine to be famous, or at least notorious, and you have made me feel in some part, famous.  It has encouraged me to drive harder and longer each day to make videos.

I will never forget the role Iranian.com and my Persian heritage  has played in my life.

Special Note! - I will be attending another Doreh this weekend with my family, so I should have some new stories and maybe incites or jokes.  Hopefully I can make a video about it.

M. Saadat Noury

Dear Souri Banoo

by M. Saadat Noury on


با سپاس، لطفا نام و امضای نگارنده ی حقیر کمتر از قطمیر سرا پا تقصیر را هم به پیام خوشامد تان به تازه واردین گرامی بیافزایید. عشق و دلبستگی شما به پایداری و پیوسته شادابی این تارنما ، شایان تحسین است کز صدای سخن عشق ندیدم خوش تر...


What a delight, dear Mammad !

by Souri on

Nice to see you back again!

And especially to see you here in my blog. Welcome back. You were missed. Actually Mammad jon, you are as old as myself (in both senses :)

But your name has been classified in this category:

(and some other great contributors who work rarely, but consciously)

Looking forward to hear from you, more often


Souri khaanoum

by Mammad on

I am old anyway! No complains on my part. Nice blog.


Anahid Hojjati

Faramarz, Both my parents were teachers

by Anahid Hojjati on

But sometimes I was not nice to all my teachers. So , here in this comment, I thank all my teachers, past, and present.  Special thanks to Ms. Mahboob, Mr Mazlomi, and few others. May be someday I should blog my ghadrdanee.


آناهید، باید از معلم قدردانی کرد!


Well, some people take an apple to their teachers and others sing and kiss their teachers to show their appreciation! And at the end, it is the education that matters the most!

Anahid Hojjati

Souri jan, I got what you meant, but I couldn't pass up

by Anahid Hojjati on

opportunity for a little attempt at humor. Also, I was joking about my age too. I am much closer to 45 than I am to 35.


Old is Vs New

by Souri on

The title of the blog is about the New members!

Before the subject gets derived and out of hand, I must remind all of you that we are not talking about ages here.

Mash Ghasem (with his another ID) has declared he is old and already grand pa. I don't care how old he is really, but I can give him between 45 and 50 (not less)

Faramarz, I didn't get a word of what you have tried to say. It was a completely non-sense (take it friendly pls) for me.

Dear IranMarzban : I don't believe you are a new member, only a new ID. But if you were innovative like the three others, i would welcome you too :)

Thanks for your comments.

I am mostly concerned by Shirin, who has disappeared after a funny blog has been posted here. Hope she is not offended. I want her to come back.



well i was born in july of

by IranMarzban on

well i was born in july of 1992 so i guess i`m the youngest :)


Anahid Hojjati

Souri jan, I am only 35 :), how did I become older member?

by Anahid Hojjati on

Souri jan, by the way, nice of you to mention me but how did I become older? I am only 35.  35 is not that old. I think I am close to age to Faramarz but I have neither kissed any French/English/Math/... teacher nor have I made any love sandwiches :))). I better start acting my young 35 age before getting a reputation for being an older member :))).


Mash Ghasem Is the Youngest Member Here!

by Faramarz on

I would also like to welcome all the new members, including Vandad who blogs about important Iranian social matters.

A word of caution to the new members though!

This site is very much like the movie, “Stepford Wives!”

In the movie a young couple arrives in a small town and is greeted by friendly couples and the submissive wives (who turned out to be robots!) Something just didn’t seem to be right about the friendliness and at the end the couple was trying to escape and that’s when it got exciting!

Actually, we have had new members disappear after a short while and come to think of it, they all vanished after they met some of the members off-site in what appeared to be an innocent gathering!

p.s. Mash Ghasem is the youngest member here. He just sounds mature and worldly! If you see him in person, which I haven’t, you will see that he is only 21! He was wait-listed for several years until he was old enough to join.

Peter Pan

Suzi's welcoming committee in "hugging mood"

by Peter Pan on

Don't take it for granted, though...


Hafez for Beginners

Kind of You

by Hafez for Beginners on

Souri: Very kind of you, Souri jan. Such grace. It's inspiring.

Anahid: Thank you, too. And here's to peace :- )) 




by IranMarzban on

 and don`t forget me iran marzaban :) i think i`m the youngest member here :D


Anahid Hojjati

I am enjoying contributions of these new members too

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Souri, thanks for a timely blog. Even though Shirin jan has been here for a while, but Afsaneh (Hafez for beginners) and KamranDanceTeacher are more recent. I am enjoying work of all three. I don't always get a chance to listen to all Shirin's music or watch Kamran's videos or read all blogs that Afsaneh has done, but what I do get a chance, it is great.

Thanks Souri jan for also mentioning my name in your blog. Lotf dareed.