Who is Elena Noroozi?

“For certain things that cannot be made to understand using the spoken word, I want to show and teach using my art”

Elena Noroozi (ایلینا نوروزی) is an Afghan realist painter. Noroozi attempts to capture the essence of Afghan women – be it their difficulties or their achievements. She is also interested in capturing the raw beauty of Afghanistan, to be able to show the world her artistic re-creation of her own Afghanistan.  Click here to read more.

Commentary: Dark Agendas Lurk Behind U.S. – Taliban Talks

U.S. and Taliban officials held direct negotiations over the weekend in Qatar, according to representatives from the insurgent group – a development that brings both good news and bad news. Click here for more.

Learn Dari – Lesson 2

This lesson clears up why certain sounds (z, s, t, and h) are represented by more than one letter in Dari.

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New Afghan Movie! The Lost Mother

“The Lost Mother” is a compelling story of a single mother (Zohra) who fights to survive in a patriarchal society as her husband abandons his responsibilities to indulge himself in a life of intoxication and addiction.

Cast: Lida Aria, Sahar Yousefzai, Hdji Gul Aseer, Hyatullah, Sahar Saba
Cinematography: Said Waqif Hosseini, Parwez Arify
Edit: Ali Akbar Akbar Kamal

Learn Dari – Lesson 1 (Modern Dari Alphabet)

This lessons goes over all 33 letters of the Dari Alphabet in detail – how they look like, and what sounds they represent.

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