Kabul Traffic

Outskirts of Kabul

Eagle Eating a Squirrel

I took this photo at Dickinson College’s campus lawn. I remember it was on a Sunday afternoon, after my shift at the media center was over, I walked out of the building and started walking towards my apartment on West Louther Street, where I saw a bald eagle feast on a squirrel. (more…)

The Curious Squirrel

This photo was taken on the fall of 2012, on Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Drug Addiction: The Afghanistan’s Never Ending Affliction

A Painful Memory of Temor Shahi Bazaar

An old part of Kabul called “Temor Shahi Bazaar,” or simply ‘Temor Shahi,’ Known for its bustling shops. Temor Shahi has lots of buried memories deep into its alleyways, corners, and warrens of mud houses. This photo evokes a painful memory for me. (more…)

Inhale Heroin And Slow Kill

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has released a report today that United States has spent approximately $7.6 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. (more…)

Kabul and Modernity: An Ugly Contrast

Besides that this photo tells thousands words in its context, like how artless and ugly this glass building looks among muddy houses in the ruins of civil war, it also shows a rigid dichotomy between Afghan society and modernity. Afghans fantasize modernity and they imitate it badly and ineptly, but I assume that is how a country should start rebuilding itself and strive for conformity with its status quo. (more…)