YEARS BEFORE BECOMING a journalist, I learned about Afghanistan as a child growing up in Mumbai. Afghanistan holds a significant place in Indian history and mythology, and in school, I learned about places like the ancient region of Gandhara — located […]
Kabul’s pediatric surgeons face a perverse challenge in determining the best way to treat newborns for war wounds.
Every morning Marzia Akbari, a 25-year-old psychologist from the western Afghan city of Herat, wakes up, picks up her phone and starts calling women. Most calls go unanswered. Since Herat was put in lockdown two weeks ago, Akbari’s work as […]
We speak to Fakhria Momtaz, the founder of Kabul’s first yoga centre, about the challenges and criticism she has faced, as well as the support she has received
‘I got so used to it that I forgot that it hurts; that it’s not normal’
The self-immolation cases seen at the country’s only burns unit are a symptom of a bigger problem in the country, where violence against women is rife
The Kabul authorities are painting houses bright colours in order to give a new lease of life to the area – and improve residents’ mental health
“I watched my friends and colleagues die; I’ve been injured several times, but instead of being rewarded, I have been labeled as crazy.”