Afghanistan / Art / International / Leaders & People

Art as a Peacemaker in Afghanistan?

Impossible to imagine that art could possibly be a mechanism to bring peace and prosperity to the Afghan community.  However, in the midst of war, terror by local militia, food shortages, domestic violence, artisans are finding peace and hope by crafting silk scarves, jewelry and even modifying traditional tent lining felt into home interior products for … Continue reading

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Note from Afghanistan: “Make Sure What You are Ridiculing is Not Your Own Beard” by Rameen Javid

Rameen Javid, founder of Afghan Communicator, recently sent this note out to the Afghan community worldwide. “Make sure what you are ridiculing is not your own beard” With the recent resurgent interest in Afghanistan and complex theories being put forward by an army of self-claimed Afghan experts, whose collective wisdoms seems to lead us into … Continue reading


Afghanistan: Led by Donkeys – News from Rameen Javid in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Led by donkeys Editorial The Guardian, Friday 10 July 2009 I am shocked by The Guardian Editorial [Friday July 10, 2009] “Afghanistan: Led by donkeys”! While the saying itself is Afghan, nonetheless the Editorials does not specify where they have gotten the quote from. It is not clear whether the article points to the … Continue reading