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Kalash Valley: Where Fairies Dance and Sing Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

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Obscured by high mountains and treacherous muddy tracks, there live a people up in the north of Pakistan, who do not even know who they are or from where they came to live a life of isolation – yet maintain and protect their beliefs, their ideology and way of living. Their ancestry is enveloped in…

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Ajrak – A Sindhi Tradition Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

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The Ajrak (Sindhi: اجرڪ)  is an essential part of the apparel of a Sindhi person. Men use it as a turban, a cummerbund and wound it around the shoulders. Women use it as a dupatta and chaddar, as a shawl and sometimes as a makeshift swing for children. The Ajrak is usually about 2.5-3 meters. It is patterned in…

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Edhi-The Richest Poor Man Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

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Abdul Sattar Edhi (Urdu: عبد الستار ایدھی) is the founder of the Edhi International Foundation, a private charity organization that funds relief efforts in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Edhi is far more than a celebrity in not only Pakistan but around the world. Dressed in plain grey suit with cheapest quality rubber slippers, one would find this…

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Eid-ul-Fitr marks the End of Ramadan Posted by on Jul 12, 2016

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There are two Eids celebrated in the Muslim world. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. An individual has to refrain him/herself from drinking, eating or having sexual intercourse. The term ‘roza'(fast)  is an Arabic word means abstinence. Eid…

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Turkish Words in Urdu Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

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In this blog I will highlight the words which are exclusive to Turkish language and will list their relation to Urdu language. Resultantly there only remain the following 24 words which are pure Turkish (they are neither borrowed nor loaned from Persian, Arabic or English). 1. Urdu اردو  (which means ‘camp’ or ‘army’ in Turkish but is…

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