About Tehran Avenue
TehranAvenue started its operation in 2001. We ventured into a new medium with the aim of establishing a small city magazine. The small group of young writers who originally contributed to the magazine has now grown into a sizable community. They are trying to focus on issues that official or established media seldom do. In the various sections of TehranAvenue, or in its back alleys if you prefer, the visitor will come upon a new language that is trying to push the limits of understanding and not simply stay within the confines of communication.
TehranAvenue is bilingual. The reasons are many. Two of them follow.
Lingua franca - The Internet is dominated by the English language, no doubt reflecting the political, cultural, and economic influence of the post-industrial Anglo-Saxon countries.
Expatriation - In the two decades in particular, the number of Iranians migrating abroad has increased exponentially. Whatever the reasons, the second generation of Iranians born outside the country are more comfortable with the language of the country they were born or raised in. We use English to reach out to them.
Articles that appear in TehranAvenue are divided into three main (1/ The Art, 2/ Editor's Corner, and 3/ Around Town) sections.
TECHNICAL ISSUES AND THE PERSIAN LANGUAGE
Browsers and Farsi - The Persian language can be accessed by many Operating Systems, although discrepancies may exist when it is view by different browsers. There is a button above the main text of each article that will bring the Farsi script to the reader.
To view the files in Persian you will need a browser that can support Unicode. Most recent browsers do that, including Internet Explorer 5+ and the Netscape family browsers (Mozilla, Firefox and Netscape). You can contact us if you run into problems viewing pages.
Newsletter - To subscribe to our Newsletter, it is enough to send an email to email@example.com from the address that you intend to receive it. You need not write anything and what you write will be ignored by the program. A confirmation email will be sent to your address. If you reply to that email, you will be added to our mailing list.
To unsubscribe, you have to send another email from the same address that you received our Newsletters to firstname.lastname@example.org and your address will be removed from the list.
The engine that does the search in
is Farsi sensitive. You work with it the way
you do with any search engine.