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  • Artisans & Artifacts

    To showcase the indigenous practices of Chitral with a focus on women-centered activities, which are unique and contain lessons apart from displaying the aspect of the traditional culture of the region.


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  • IBCSK Admission 2010-11 Announced

    Advertisement & Publicity

    To highlight the activities of IBCSK and promote the cause of education in the Hindu Kush region


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    Last updated: Thu, 2010-03-11 22:09

  • Birds Need Our Help!

    Beautiful Chitral

    To entertain the internet community and those interested in traditional music with the musical heritage of the traditional communities—both Kalash and Kho—in the remote mountains of the Hindu Kush. This also showcase the scenic beauties and places of touristic interest.


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    Last updated: Sun, 2010-05-09 10:59

  • Beauty & Ecstasy

    Shows natural beauty and sunning landscapes


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  • Climate change..

    Climate & Weather

    The global warming has resulted in changed climatic conditions. This has extended its tentacles to the Hindu Kush Mountains in northern Pakistan; the glaciers where are the fountains of rivers, major streams and side streams and clean springs that not only cultivate the Chitral district but also irrigate the low lands both in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Here the threat of the global warming and its negative impacts on the region will be highlighted with pictures. The mud-slides that occasionally inundates the ‘alluvial fan’ villages formed at the mouth of valleys and water ways.


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    Last updated: Fri, 2008-08-01 08:44

  • Students' Open Forum

    Conference & Seminar

    Intended to share with the internet community the proceedings and outcomes of conferences, seminars and workshop on education and other developmental themes in the Hindu Kush region


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    Last updated: Tue, 2010-07-13 22:19

  • Kalash Ladies during Chilimjosht

    Conventions & Practices

    There are numerous conventions and traditional practices—both abstract and material—in Chitral that have meaning for the local in their real life. This category will try to share with friends, professionals and general readers the aspects of both material and non-material culture of the mountainous communities.


    There are 10 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 2010-04-23 20:16

  • IBCSK's Environmental Friendly Students

    Curricular & Extracuricular

    This heading is intended to highlight IBCSK's curricular and extracurricular activities


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    Last updated: Sat, 2009-10-17 15:38

  • Kalash Elderly Women

    Dress & Costume

    The dress code of the Kho and Kalash communities are unique, which showcase the urgency of harsh weather conditions, regal and landlordistic aptitude as well as struggle for social excellence in the given social milieu. By 'adding feather to one's cap' people here literally showcase 'nobility' and 'social power and excellence. This category will elaborate on dress code, their colors, relevance, social and cultural significance and background.


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    Last updated: Wed, 2008-09-24 14:53

  • Zahir Akbar

    Ectacy & Pleasure


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    Last updated: Sat, 2011-08-27 15:01

  • Participants of IDCC

    Education & Learning


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    Last updated: Tue, 2010-10-12 23:00

  • Education & Livelihood

    Undisputedly there is an intimate relation between education and the growth of livelihood opportunities. The lower is the literacy rate and education the higher is unemployment and vice versa. But one should not bask in the superficial and baseless high literacy rate. Rather the focus is to cause workable and measurable change changes in the action habits of students. This contributes to their real worth in coping with the complexities of the present era. It also diversifies their livelihood opportunities and reduces dependence on land resource and rehabilitates the natural environment.


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  • Falconry & Hunting

    To discuss the tradition of keeping trapping, training and taming falcon in the Hindukush Mountains and ultimately using it for hunting of birds. Besides, a range of topics related to hunting will also be discussed.


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  • Mother Week Walk Chitral

    Health & Hygene


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    Last updated: Tue, 2010-04-27 18:07

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    Help Pictures


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    Last updated: Thu, 2007-02-15 14:13

  • The Villge of Sonoghor after Flooding

    Landscape & Topography

    Intended to share with intenet community worldwide the scenic beauties, landscape and topography of northern Pakistan


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    Last updated: Fri, 2010-04-23 20:09

  • Yak Herd in Broghil, Nothern Chitral

    Livestock & Livelihood

    This category showcases the traditional life style of the nomads and general community in the extreme north of Pakistan along the porous Afghan border. The people over here largely depend on livestock for livelihood promotion. In the south, as the region is full of vegetative cover, nomads and even general public keep livestock i.e. goat, cow and sheep. The practice is more glaring amongst the indigenous Kalash community, whose life is almost entirely, depends on livestock, its meat, hide and milk. When somebody of the Kalash die, maximum 40 to 60 goats are killed to arrange the funeral feast whilst the death person is made dance around Jastakhan for 3 days before being buried. Similarly, the Wakhi community in the extreme north also depend on yak, sheep, cow and goat, which they sell for food stuff to be stored for the whole six month in winter. This means there is intimate relations between livestock and livelihood of the communities in Chitral, the Hindu Kush region.


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    Last updated: Fri, 2008-07-04 14:48

  • Chowk-e-Yadgar, Peshawar

    Mausoleum & Memorial


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    Last updated: Thu, 2010-07-15 11:54

  • Ali Zuhur--the Lengendary Sitarist of Northern Pakistan

    Music & Entertainment

    The communities in Chitral, northern Pakistan have rich musical heritage with prevalent Central Asian influence in respect of love songs, its tone and rhythm. Khowar language contains more than 40 percent of the Dari Persian as the communities here have hailed to the region in the remote past from different valleys and regions of Central Asia. The Kalash musical heritage has its own colors with active participation of both men and women. For them, music amounts to worship, which is practiced during the four famous festivals. Likewise, the Khow music has its own features that exclude women except as remote onlookers. Reed instrument, flute and vocalist are the three major components of music here. Musical programs are organized on major occasions such as house warming, child birth, child circumcision, marriage and most importantly at the end of polo event, mostly by the winning teams. The music in Broghil near the Wakhan Corridor is almost Persian. The songs are Persian, the tone of the songs are Persian. Drummer and the rhythm with which it is beaten is also Persian. The influence of the music of Tajikistan is dominant here. It is worth noting that every valley in the Chitral district has its own folksongs and folkdances, which have been composed for the beloved by lovers in the past. For folkdances, there are famous names in the Chitral valley. At every musical concert a certain person, who is known for the folkdance, is named. At present the influence of the Pushtu songs and fast tone seems to have impacted on the Chitrali music that has altered its classic style and slow rhythm. Now the new generation have penchant for fast music.


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    Last updated: Thu, 2013-01-10 00:02

  • Placard Bearing Walk of OSL Students During IDCC

    Nature & Environment

    Chitral is more than 300 long valley with numerous sub-valleys along the border of Afghanistan separated by the huge barriers of the Hindu Kush ranges. It has deposits of glaciers on the Mountain ranges and side valleys here, which are constant source of river, springs and streams that irrigate the low land here.

    The villages alluvial-shaped, that is to say formed on the mouth of valleys by water transported deposits and soil in course of flooding many, many years ago. This means almost all the villages are at risk to be wiped out if the prospect of global warming intensifies. The village of Sonoghor has already been damaged which the expert links to what we call 'global warming' This shows that the valley is bearing the brunt of what is going on in the world in the name of ‘industrialization’ worldwide.

    Besides, Chitral presents a variety of climatic conditions by dint of the lowest and highest altitude, say at Arandu and Broghil. Such diversity in altitude [both lowest and highest] provides an ideal condition for the growth of both plants and animals, some of them are rarest e.g. elusive snow leopard, ibex, markhor and lynx etc.

    For sure, the glaciers here are the source of cultivation for the low lands in the Chitral but at the same time it also cause greater troubles in respect of toppling river banks, eroding cultivable lands, crops and fruit-bearing trees. This category will try to highlighted environment related issues that is destroying the nature in the Hindu Kush region.


    There are 7 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 2010-10-12 23:26

  • Icy Cold Winter

    Nature & Scenery


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    Last updated: Thu, 2013-01-10 00:11

  • International Day of Climate Change Celebrated in Booni, Chitral

    News & Updates

    Newsletters here are intended to focus on the broader parameters of social, political, cultural and religious aspects of life in the fast growing and changing world and views the fashion with which the traditional communities in northern Pakistan respond to this development, which is indispensable and beyond their management capacity in many ways.


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    Last updated: Mon, 2010-10-18 19:37

  • Terichmir—Crown of the Hindukush

    Peaks & Glaciers


    There are 9 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 2010-08-21 08:16

  • The Mother of Love

    People & Faces


    There are 11 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 2013-01-10 21:30

  • Qaiser Uddin's Growth

    Personal Pictures

    Picturing the family...


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    Last updated: Sun, 2010-07-18 19:35

  • Yaks, grazing peacefully, away from everything...

    Picnic & Exposure


    There are 7 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 2009-10-19 12:38

  • Taqalar's Plea

    Problems & Solutions


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    Last updated: Thu, 2010-04-01 08:32

  • Seminar & Workshop


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  • The Gate of Khyber Designed in Silver Plate

    Silverware & Metalwork


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    Last updated: Sat, 2008-11-15 12:36

  • Girls in The Wilderness

    The Culture of Chitral in Images

    The pictures in the gallery reflect on the cultural aspect of Chitral


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    Last updated: Fri, 2007-05-18 08:49

  • IBCSK—the Catalyst Institution for Poor-friendly Education in Northern Chitral

    The School in Pictures


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    Last updated: Thu, 2010-07-15 11:12

  • Wheat trucks

    Transportation & Communication


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    Last updated: Sun, 2009-10-18 18:09

  • Travel & Tourism


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  • The Village of Charoon Owir

    Trekking & Alpinism

    The Hindu Kush region boasts tremendous opportunities for trekking, alpinism and mountaineering with more than 30 natural trails and lofty peaks including the fabulous Terichmir in the Terich valley. Given the peacefulness, friendliness and hospitality of the Chitral region, tourism can be one of the greatest income generating sectors for the local communities, there is no reason why tourism should not grow. Certainly the recent trend of terrorism and fight against terror in the North West Frontier Province, through which approach road passes to Chitral, has dented the image of Chitral as an ‘must visit’ destination, for the revival of which efforts are being undertaken. It is worth noting that tourism will not only to enhance the livelihood opportunities for the locals but also stabilizes the prospect of cross-cultural understanding. Tourism could be instrumental in championing the cause of peace and friendship worldwide, which we desperately require in northern Pakistan

    We would like motivate tourists that they should come and visit to enjoy its rich natural environment, unique and colorful culture besides trekking and mountaineering.


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    Last updated: Fri, 2010-07-16 22:33

  • Waste Disposal


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  • Wits & Tales


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