The Taliban change as state power comes within grasp

The Taliban change as state power comes within grasp

Since 2003, the Taliban of Afghanistan, have been seeing themselves not just as an insurgent group destroying everything and every institution that they consider “un-Islamic”, but also as an administrative group, delivering social, economic and other State-like services to people in areas under their control, even if only partially.

The postal runners of South Asia down the ages

The postal runners of South Asia down the ages

Visual anthropologist and South Asian culture aficionado, Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai, takes the reader through the history of the postal system in South Asia, highlighting the role of the postal runner - the messenger who delivered mail until early 20 th.century in some parts of the world..

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

On Thursday, Afghanistan’s national cricket team played India in a Test match, a form of the game — taking place over five seven-hour days — reserved for a select group of nations. In cricket’s near 150-year history of international fixtures, only 11 countries have competed at that level; Afghanistan becomes the 12 th. The achievement marks another high point in...

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