This photo was taken on the fall of 2012, on Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Heroin addiction is increasing with alarming speed across Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post.
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…)
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…)
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…)
It is winter in Afghanistan and among cock fighting, dog fighting and numerous other animal fighting, young Afghans venture to slide their arse in the snow as part of their winter game. This kind of snowboarding in Farsi is called Yakh Malah, or, Yakh Lakhshak, which literally means sliding on ice.
Afghanistan has been through decades of conflicts and it became one of the most dangerous places in the world for children and their mothers to live. (more…)