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Celebrating spring blossom in style

Celebrating spring blossom in style

Spring flowers are sprouting in the higher areas of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, from Shigar to Astore, Phandar to Punial and Hoper to Khapulu. The valleys, across the region, are glowing with the pink and white colors of spring. Gojal Valley is no exception in the Upper Hunza Valley, where the...

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8 amazing photographs of paragliding in Hunza Valley

8 amazing photographs of paragliding in Hunza Valley

Paragliders come to the Gilgit-Baltistan region, particularly the Hunza Valley, to fly above the lofty mountains and glaciers, thousands of feet above the land. This allows them better views of the scenic valleys, apart, definitely, from giving an adrenaline rush, while braving the chilly cold air blowing fast at the...

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No Sky Too High: In Hunza women are being trained as stone dressers

No Sky Too High: In Hunza women are being trained as stone dressers

Hunza: More than 500 kilometers away from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, the women and girls of the scenic Hunza Valley located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, neighboring China, have proven their mettle in many fields of life. They are constantly ahead of men and boys in the field of education, as shown by...

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Chilimchi-Masharba Nostalgia

Chilimchi-Masharba Nostalgia

By Roshan Bano Do you remember “Chilimchi and Masharba”? A decade or a bit longer than a decade back “Chilimchi and  Masharba”   were as much part  as other utensils like mug, soup box etc.! Chilimchi:  a portable sink/wash basin for collecting the water drained during washing hands; a container with...

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Pictorial – Nawruz Celebrations in Tashkurgan, Xinjiang (China)

Pictorial – Nawruz Celebrations in Tashkurgan, Xinjiang (China)

Tashkurgan is one of the many towns of the Xinjiang autonomous region of China. It is home to around 50,000 people. Tashkurgan has a significant population of Muslims having Central Asian roots. Navroz Festival, the Persian new year, was recently celebrated by the locals in Tashkurgan under government patronage. These photographs depict the...

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