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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Farmed and dangerous

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:54pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com Afghan growers are ignoring Taliban threats and supplying Hong Kong importer and restaurateur Todd Darling with a wealth of organic produce Farmed ... and pay them higher prices than the Taliban could offer for opium poppies," he says. He was made aware of the farmers' plight by the Hummingfish Foundation, an NGO that works to develop ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: No Good Men Among the Living, by Anand Gopal

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... Laura King No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal Metropolitan 4 stars Laura King Anand Gopal wisely chooses to tell the war's story from the personal perspective of three characters: a Taliban commander, a US-allied Afghan official, and an Afghan housewife who claws her way out of a suffocating village existence ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... against the Afghan group implicated in the attacks- the ultra-Islamist Taliban- is a flop. Peter Eichstaedt's portrait of Afghanistan, based on a year of travel there, is revealing and unusual because he invites the views of locals from all kinds of backgrounds: think an ex-warlord, a Taliban judge, daring female parliamentarians, self-immolation victims, would-be suicide ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Novel retrieves forgotten memory of massacre in Pakistan

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13pm by Bron Sibree

    ... story, particularly now when the stereotype of the Pathans as a violent people is so prevalent and so closely associated with the Taliban. How did growing up in a family of writers during ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 04:51pm by GDN

    ... of the girls answered. But everyone in the valley knew who Malala was. Ten years old when the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan came to the beautiful Swat Valley, 11 years old by the time she had established herself as an international advocate for girls' education in Pakistan, Malala was targeted by the Taliban for "spreading secularism". Malala's voice has the purity, but also ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Modern-day Monuments Woman in Afghanistan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by WASHPOST

    ... to teach soldiers how to avoid destroying them. "I can't predict whether the Taliban will come and mess this up," Tedesco says of sites the State Department has successfully restored ... of cigarettes", she says, listening to locals discuss their needs. "I once asked a man from Bamiyan about the destruction of the Buddhas," she says of the sixth-century statues the Taliban blew ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Lebanese chef brings lifetime of experience to private kitchen in Aberdeen

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:50am by Charley Lanyon

    ... in Pakistan. Her career in Pakistani television came to an end when she was reporting a story on the Taliban. Her husband told her: "If you want to be Christiane Amanpour I will support you, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Pollywood a window into seedy, risky side of Pakistani cinema

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to a handful of cinemas that have not been attacked by Islamists. The Taliban banned cinema and music during their five-year rule in neighbouring Afghanistan, deeming them un-Islamic, and insisted that women wear all-enveloping burqas. The Pakistani Taliban are just as strict, and in Pashto cinema, where there is no sex or even kissing and only a bit of midriff on show, all their rules ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - WAR

    Book review: The Tender Soldier, by Vanessa Gezari

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... the people they were expected to live among, protect and kill. Enter a multimillion-dollar Pentagon programme to address the problem. With Iraq descending into civil war, and the Taliban resurgent ... investigates the Afghan who doused Loyd with petrol and set her on fire. Taking no small risk in tracking down his family and neighbours, Gezari punctures initial conclusions that he was a Taliban ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: The Blind Man's Garden, by Nadeem Aslam

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... months following the attacks. The action moves between the small town of Heer in Pakistan and the mountains of Afghanistan, where American soldiers have begun the fight against the Taliban ...




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