Sorry for being away for far too long now.. I’m Having little bumps in my life right now..I’ll probably start being regular again after everything is settled.
Thank you everyone.
A suicide bomber blew up in the PRT near our house in Ghazni province. All the house moved and it was massive. As it appears, 2 girls and and one boy as well as an elderly man have been killed, 10 more are injured. The taliban leader zabihullah mujahid claims that there have been damage to American soldiers as well, but nothing have been confirmed about that. After the bombing, there was a lot of gun fire sounds in that area, now more than 4 American helicopters roam the site.
Q:Hiiii!!!!! I just want you to know that everytime you post a photo or anything on tumblr, it makes my day. I really want to visit Afghanistan someday, when it becomes more safe, for vacation. Thank you so much to let me know how's the condition in Afghanistan and I'm really glad because you post not only about the bad condition but also the great views. Sorry for my bad English, I'm Indonesian. You're my favorite tumblr account.
Thank you, I’m glad to have helped even if little. I’m currently in Afghanistan so i can’t update much. But hopefully I can be active again.
Thank you for your appreciation.
Last week i went to visit nomad/kuchi tent. There lived a woman with 4 of her beautiful children. She asked me to take her pictures after she cleaned the face of her small baby. Her eldest son’s face remained unclean as she told me to be aware from him, that he had a contagious disease. I don’t know what it was.
She had mesmerizing blue eyes and was very friendly. I wish i could have stayed alittle long and asked her some of her stories as she travelled alot from one place to another.
Death after death.
A tragic incident have fallen upon my cousin’s house, their uncle was shot dead as he was returning home from mosque right after the sunset on 27th june.He was shot in crossfire between Taliban and security escort company with a bullet that left him injured, yet not dead, by the time he was taken to the hospital he had already lost alot of blood to live. He took his last breath there, laying on the ER bed.
He was a humble poor man, all his life he had struggled one way or the other like most people of Afghanistan. He had 4 daughters and 3 sons, all minors. For now, they have no one to look after them except for God.
Today was his funeral, 2 of his small children had run away from home to that police post whom killed their father, which was few kilometers away from their home (it was the only one along the road) , yet they managed to reach there despite their young age and asked those police men crying, ” Why have you killed our father, bring our father back”, to which they replied, ” We dont know who your father is, go find who really killed your father” and dismissed them.
Watching my cousins cry in agony broke my heart. Realizing how unfair this whole situation is, just made me feel like some one is squeezing my heart. For how long furthur will afghans suffer for no reason, by the hands of almost everyone!. We aren’t safe from anyone.
Alot of such incidents happen here, yet no one is there to report them or talk about them. No press comes to the villages mostly and almost 90% of the time all the bad things happen there.
I was sad about this whole thing and just needed to write it down. It is not detailed because its still fresh and just happened so, my mind is in haze.
Pray for his family, his name was Khalil, may his soul rest in peace.
Q:This is by far the most amazing blog on tumblr :) I absolutely love it! ♥
Thank you. I hope I can manage to keep it that way.
I’ll be leaving tonight, I know I said I would update more often before I left, but circumstances did not help. I’ll be in Afghanistan for the next 3 months.
Wish me a safe journey beautiful followers.
MISSION AFGHANISTAN | A Documentary about Sikhs in Afghanistan.
A young adventurous Afghan Sikh, Pritpal Singh, who had left Afghanistan 2 decades ago, set out from the UK to document the suffering of fellow Afghan Sikhs and Hindus communities in Afghanistan. The film “MISSION AFGHANISTAN” portrays the life and hardships of minorities in War-torn Afghanistan.”
Attan is a traditional Afghan dance; It’s origin lies in the Afghan Pashtoon tribes pagan yester-years and usually involved men performing a ritual dance. This was later modified into a Muslim dance of soldiers to allow the dancers to get ‘closer to God’ before they advanced on their missions. It was noted by the Moghuls of the period and is unique only amongst Afghans living in and around southern borders of Afghanistan.There are many different kinds of Attan in Afghanistan, Kabuli, Wardaki, Logari, Khosti/Paktia, Herati, Kochyano, Khattak, Pashayi (played with Surnai flute), and Nuristani.
It is performed usually with a Dhol, which is a double-headed barrel drum that has a very deep and low resonance sound. Other instruments can include a single barreled Dhol, Tablas, the 18-stringed Robab, Surnai flute (aka shanai-India, zurna - Central Asia and Turkey, and zurla Macedonia), or wooden flute known as a Toola. The technique behind the Attan has changed much for over centuries, but its base has not changed. Its a circular dance ranging from two to over a hundred people, and the performers will follow each other going round and round in a circle to the beat as the rhythm and beats faster.
More complex Attans involve an Attan troup leader who begins the attan slowly using a variation of styles and techniques, and the ultimate spin is performed after the leader gives the signal, either by placing his hand on the floor or raising it in the air. The musicians perform the music at the technique of the leader and is fully dependent on the attan leader for guidance. The dance can be anywhere from 5 minute to 30 minutes long. The attan will end when no dancer is left standing on the dance floor.
Afghan traditional songs:
Sorry for the late reply. I searched but could not find proper links to traditional songs, so i did not have enough to time upload before. I’ve uploaded some of the songs i had to my soundcloud account. You can download aswell.
These are some of my favorite traditional Attan songs. I hope everyone gives them a try; they are beautiful, makes you want to perform Attan.
Shin Ghoti Lawango
De Paktiawalo Attan
Rawali Janan me
Sherena yara dar jagameka
Zaar La mashomtoba
Tora da Jilkay
Q:Loved your post about all of the different tribes in Afghanistan. I'm so proud to be Afghan and this site has really helped me learn so much about our fascinating country! Khshala woosay hamaysha :-) <3
Thank you! I’m glad to have helped.
Manana la taso na layla jan.