Cricket Is Bringing New Hope to Afghanistan

Jul 20, 2018

When it comes to Afghanistan, sportsmen are slowly replacing warlords in popular imagination. More than a century ago, the Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore, in his short story “Kabuliwala” (peddler), portrayed an Afghan dried-fruit seller befriending a little Bengali girl who...

For Drug Addicts in Kabul, Life and Death Are Never Far Apart

Dec 21, 2014

Drug addiction is having a devastating effect on Afghan society. In addition to economic challenges and insurgent violence, Afghanistan is facing a growing drug problem. As the world’s leading opium producer, it is likely the...

The Little Book of Kabul: The Everyday Life of Artists

Nov 07, 2014

The Little Book of Kabul explores what it means to be an artist in the Afghan capital. The Little Book of Kabul is a book project that depicts a portrait of Kabul through the daily activities of a number of artists who live...

Our Man in Kabul: America and the Next President of Afghanistan

Apr 04, 2014

What does Washington hope for from Afghanistan's next leader? After 13 long years, over a trillion dollars spent and thousands of lost lives, the United States is finally bowing out of Afghanistan. To outsiders, Afghanistan might still seem like a fragile state racked by continuous...

Kabul Diary: Hope and Fissures

Aug 03, 2013

Afghans simply want to move on and build a new life. [Note: Kabul Diary is a compilation of experiences and observations by Gateway House’s Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, who recently visited Afghanistan. In this entry, she writes about her first impressions and important political developments,...