Hooray! It is here, TenPercent is excited, proud and honoured to announce this new feature.
What is it?
I am searching out the creme de la creme of Iranian Blogs which I then review, publicise, link to and generally say Yeay go read it and get to know some Iranian blog peeps.
Because you may have heard that some loony politician types would quite like to have a war which I think would be a very bad thing (profound ain’t I?). So in an effort to help prevent this I am hoping that by linking up with Iranain bloggers we can communicate and get to know and like one another so that such war mongering stupidity will be stopped.
Do I have to learn Farsi?
No, but feel free to do so if you wish.
So debuting as the inaugural Iran Blogapalooza entry it’s (drum roll please)
Jadi is the proprietor of this blog and this is what he says about himself:-
I’m Jadi. A 27 years old from Tehran / Iran. I blogged for years at my farsi weblog (www.jadi.net) but these days I’m FILTERED in my own country so I have to write here in english. It’s shame but it is the situation !
I am keeping an eye on freedom of expression, censorship, internet filtering and …
And this is him modeling the kind of flag that sane people love but seems to send some religious types round the bend. One of the reasons I chose inside Iran to begin this experiment in net-internationalism is because Jadi has a few Q&A posts where he answers some of the more obvious questions about life in Iran which help to get across a good introductory picture of the people and the place (he’s also strangely obsessed with taxis).
This first Q&A gives the lowdown on his blogging.
This Q&A talks about the role of women in Iran.
His archive of Q&A’s is here.
Further reading of his blog reveals he is married to Leila a communications engineer for Nokia and they both dig the Tandor (just near 7tir square, apparently) which is a good Indian hotel and restaurant. Which makes it even more important that no bombs are dropped on Iran, you absolutely cannot be risking losing good restaurants.
Jadi emailed me and was very nice about this whole idea so I hope Dear Reader that you do go and check out his blog and click some links, not least because then even more interesting things can happen: You too can annoy Jadi with comments and questions and you can explore his blogroll of Iranian Blogs which you could link to or tell me about for the Iran Blogapalooza. Jadi’s blog is also quite succesful so from a purely selfish perspective it helps increase my visibility, but as I haven’t seen anyone else doing this (there may well be, please let me know, I just haven’t seen them) I though I should get on and do it.
If you have a blog of your own that you would like to recommend for Iran Blogapalooza just let me know either in comments or email to askHAL at gmail, or if you would like to share the Iran Blogapalooza goodness then please link, steal my ideas, link up to your own favourite Iranian blog, anything let’s spread it around. But bottom line, we are all just people, we have different tastes and ideas but one thing we can all agree on is that we don’t like being bombed, so let’s not do that, Okay?
Now go to inside Iran, NOW!