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Archive for July, 2016

Urdu 101 Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

Urdu is a language which, according to estimates, is spoken by close to 100 million people around the world. It is the official language of Pakistan, a status which it shares with English. It is also spoken and understood in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Middle East, and many other countries around the world where Pakistani…

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

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

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

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

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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