Chitral

Submitted by Shams Uddin on Fri, 2009-12-11 13:27.
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Booni Vigil Rally in Support of Copenhagen Climate Coference

A vigil rally in Booni, northern Chitral, Pakistan. The objectives of the placard bearing rally was to showcase solidarity and show support to the climate change SOS Copenhagen and to highlight the issues of climate change in the Hindu Kush mountains that has already posed a serious challenge to the communities living here.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2009-10-29 16:00.
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The Wheel of FortuneThe Wheel of FortuneThe story about Chitrali women's contribution to family income through their spinning wheel which could properly be dubbed as "The Wheel of Fotune".


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Wed, 2009-10-14 23:40.
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Sardar Ahmed Receiving Trophy
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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Sun, 2009-10-11 17:14.
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The 'Pyramid' of Terich Mir
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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Thu, 2009-09-24 15:50.
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Adventure in the Eastern Pamir

It is a bright morning on July 9, 2007 at the end of the Shandur polo festival that with a group of 6 tourists we start from Shandur over Chamarkand Pass to participate in the Broghil festival and to continue our trek over Darkhot pass further on to the Yasin valley. After night stay at the Chamarkand pass (4328m), we manage to get to the village Chapali (2500m), 8 kilometer north to Mastuj. This village is acknowledged for its traditional folksingers, folkdancers, solo sitar players and vocalists.


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Mon, 2009-07-06 18:52.
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Batua Educational Magazine, Chitral  (Issue 01)

This Quarterly Magazine Highlights Issues Related to Education in the Hindukush Region

 

The 'Non-standards' of Standard Education 


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Fri, 2009-07-03 18:19.
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Trekking through the Nomads' Land

Lonely Planet terms it ‘Chaghbibi—Gokhshal—Chimirsan—Rumbor Trek’. I would rather describe it ‘Trekking through the Nomads’ Land’ given the frequency with which one comes across the nomads in the course of his/her trek illustrated by scenic beauties—dense forests of pine, cedar and oak, milky streams, pure icy springs, colorful flowers and most noticeably an aura of pastoral life.

Day 1:


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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Sat, 2008-11-15 13:00.
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Scene of Sunset
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Submitted by Saifullah on Wed, 2008-07-09 13:20.
Electricity lines in winter

Snow or rain or even sometimes a mere wind can destroy the poles and lines attached to them... for weeks long.


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Submitted by Saifullah on Wed, 2008-07-09 13:12.
Wood collector descending from the heights

During the summer months this scene is commonly met on the paths of the villages: wood collected higher up to be used as fuel for the long winter.


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