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Learning from History with Dr. Qayyum Kochai

Posted October 7th, 2014 at 4:32 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad Dr. Qayyum Kochai, a former Afghan diplomat in his mid-seventies that fled Afghanistan with his family nearly two decades ago during the Soviet invasion. As I sat with him in his living room on the outskirts of “Little Kabul”, I received one of the greatest history lessons of my life, leaving me […]

Khumariyaan Intoxicate Washington, D.C.

Posted September 17th, 2014 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad “Art is Like Water for the Fire of Fundamentalism”-Khumariyaan the Band As I sat on in the grand foyer of the Kennedy Center, overlooking the Potomac River, a feeling of pride and nostalgia overcame me as I watched a group of young Pashtun men dilute the image of extremism placed upon their […]

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