Afghanistan: Drowning into the hell of heroin

It is no surprise to hear that a country which has often been entitled as the world’s largest opium producer, today, has it holds the highest number of addicts. Afghanistan is not only at the brink of a civil war as a result of its dysfunctional polity and its bellicose contenders who are not willing to compromise, but because of its increasingly opium cultivation and trade that might splinter the country into mini states. (more…)

Afghanistan deepening into tragedy of drug use

It is no surprise to hear that a country which has often been entitled as the world’s largest opium producer, today, has it holds the highest number of addicts. Afghanistan is not only at the brink of a civil war as a result of its dysfunctional polity and its bellicose contenders who are not willing to compromise, but because of its increasingly opium cultivation and trade that might splinter the country into mini states. (more…)

Afghanistan: A dangerous place for children to be born

Afghanistan has been through decades of conflict and it become of the most dangerous places in the world for children and their mothers to live. Here are some facts to know about Afghan children: One in seven Afghan children will not live to see their fifth birthday. Enrollment in primary education has vastly improved over the past 10 years, but still only 7 girls for every 10 boys are enrolled in primary education. (more…)

Berry that brings hope

Maria has been selling berries to make money for her family. She was 10 years old, and hopeful to finish her school and eventually find a job to support her family. Today, I have been looking for photos of a trip that I had to then Northern part of Salang pass, Baghlan and came across Maria’s photo. (more…)

The Hell of Opiate

In 2009, a U.S. Department of State report estimated that there are two million drug users in Afghanistan with at least 50-60,000 drug addicts in Kabul alone. (more…)

Old part of Kabul city

This is an old part of Kabul city called “Temor Shahi Bazaar,” sometimes it is simply called ‘Temor Shahi.’ Known for its bustling shops, Temor Shahi has lots of buried memories deep into its alleyways, corners, and warrens of mud houses. (more…)