Most of the structure of the mosque still stands intact, and from the outside one can even see the intricate mosaic designs, in Persian styling, made with blue-and-white, hand-painted tiles, on the large dome structure. But if one were to […]
“I watched my friends and colleagues die; I’ve been injured several times, but instead of being rewarded, I have been labeled as crazy.”
Hamid Karzai may have retired, but he is still keeping a close eye on political affairs in Afghanistan and building ties with different groups in the country.
Three decades after arriving on the shores of the United States as a five-year-old girl escaping conflict in her native Afghanistan, Masuda Sultan reflects on what it means to be an immigrant in today’s global turmoil. Born in Kandahar, a […]
It was a dark, stormy night, or maybe a sunny afternoon in Kabul, when our casual conversation over chai and samosas drifted to a darker place. As we sat together with some of our dear Afghan friends, a few days […]
Khanzir likes to lie in the sun. He spends long days sprawled across the grass, sometimes trotting over to greet the people passing by and admiring him. He almost seems to know he is popular, that visitors come from far and wide […]
Food is a definitive part of most cultural identities, and for Afghans especially, it is a distinct extension of their customs of hospitality and pride. While a lot of the contemporary Afghan food has seen an incredible evolution inspired by those returning from years […]
Laila Haidari founded a shelter in Kabul to help those struggling with addiction. Some 3,600 people, she says, have left the facility recovered.
The Kabul Zoo is an oasis of green in a dusty city still lying in rubble. It’s also challenging the international community’s perception of what carrying on with life looks like in a war zone.
Earlier this morning, I came across a Buzzfeed post on “millennials” and how the internet often takes pleasure in mocking them. I read a lot of comments from millennials, which turns out includes people born between 1980 and 1995, defending […]