Monthly Archives: January 2013

Interview with Fawad Mohammadi and Sam French A much longer, and very good interview with Fawad Mohammadi and Sam French by CNN.  

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I received my copy of Buzkashi Boys!!!!

  Happily, I received my own personal copy of “Buzkashi Boys” from the Afghan Film Project really quickly.  Upon viewing it, I have to say it is the best $20 I’ve ever spent.  It is an extremely well-done movie, and … Continue reading

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Buzkashi Boys (Or how I’ve evidently been living under a rock)

My only excuse, and a faint one at that, is that my work in and with Afghanistan has kept me extremely busy.  I am so focused on writing for work, that I neglect to really pay attention to things that … Continue reading

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Mandawi Fire

http://www.wadsam.com/fire-engulfs-600-stores-in-kabuls-main-commercial-district-948/ It’s odd that several of my last posts were about the traditional shopping districts in Kabul, when almost immediately afterwards, one of those traditional shopping areas has had a very large tragedy, in that a fire has consumed Mandawi. … Continue reading

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Antiquities – A Quandary

Afghanistan is a very rich country, in terms of it’s archeological past. The remains of multiple empires and the detritus that accumulates for being such an important trade route are evident every where you look.  I would venture that if … Continue reading

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Martial Arts Demonstration at Marefat High School

Martial Arts Demonstration at Marefat High School.

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Martial Arts Demonstration at Marefat High School

On one of our trips to Dasht-e Barchi, we had the honor of meeting the championship Afghan National Martial Arts team. They gave a demonstration of martial arts, and we were able to get a sense of how important martial … Continue reading

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