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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Mon, 2007-03-26 20:41.
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A Young Water Miller

Above is the picture of a traditional environmental-friendly flourmill. The grinding stone rotates anti-clock-wise as waterfall hits the turbine in the water chamber 'chhanian'. A piece of wood 'takhawook' is connected to the outlet from where grain pour into the mouth of the grinding stone as it hits the 'takhawood' and sets it on a ceaseless dance that shakes the outlet or 'par'.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2007-03-22 13:56.
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Learning From Nature

The universe as an informal school is replete with manifestations of nature as teaching aids--ranging from small creatures, such as dragonflies to a gigantic heavenly object like the moon, for example--can afford ample opportunities for inspiration that leads to creativity. These aspects of nature, often taken for granted, can potentially promote our 'sixth sense' as the sum total of the five faculties of learning i.e. listening, seeing, tasting, smelling and touching. The more our 'five senses' are exposed to their surroundings and natural environment, the higher the probability of acquiring a reasonable 'sixth sense' [the real seat of intellegence] that can be rewarding in terms of verifiable perception and advanced creativity, leading to innovation in our life. This approach to education can also sharpen intellegence, promotes empathy and negates selfish indulgences aside from instilling environment-friendliness and civic responsibilities.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2007-03-22 10:10.
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Yak Polo in Northern Chitral
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Submitted by Jürgen Depicker on Mon, 2007-03-19 20:00.
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Content administrators can outline posts into books: just click the 'Outline' tab when viewing the content, and include the content in a book!  Simple as that.

(Maybe you need to create a mother book page first).


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Submitted by Jürgen Depicker on Sun, 2007-03-18 22:29.
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A typical Chitrali picknick
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A new-born baby of Chitral
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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Fri, 2007-03-16 13:49.
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The Benificiary Villages of IBCSK

The Project Region of IBCSKThe Project Region of IBCSKPictured above is the village of Kosht and other adjoining settlements that are potential beneficiaries of the Ibn Batuta Community School, Kosht.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Mon, 2007-03-05 16:29.
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Aspect of Material Discomfort
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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2007-02-22 14:09.
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Music of Gharba

Momin Khan in Kishmanja, Upper Chitral, clad in a rough goatskin coat, is playing the “Gharba,” an esoteric musical instrument, to the chorus of his mystic poems.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Wed, 2007-02-21 12:15.
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Cooking in Traditional Chitrali House

In the far-flung villages of Chitral, northern Pakistan, women are traditionally involved in unrewarded labors such as cooking, house-cleaning, cattle-raising and knitting, in addition to a range of embroidery and farm-related occupations. This has created dependency syndromes among the womenfolk, who are less likely to influence decision-making, owing to reliance on others for economic needs. The situation can only be remedied through standard education for girls, vocational training, honing the existing skills of woman artisans and awareness-raising schemes and exposure opportunities.


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