Culture

  Peer Muhammad Culture, traditions, rituals, and even the very existence of endangered indigenous Kalash communities are threatened by the increasing effects of climate change. The communities are in three valleys of the Chitral district in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range of …

Expansion of small hydropower and microgrids could tackle poverty in remote mountainous villages in the Hindu Kush Himalayas Life is tough in the remote villages of the Hindu Kush Himalayas of northern Pakistan, far from the reach of power grids and at the mercy of …

The picturesque valleys of northern Pakistan are the cradles of many strange languages and cultures. The languages spoken here — virtually little explored just like these valleys —include Balti, Shina, Khuwar, Wakhi, Pahari, Burushaski and many others. Burushaski is perhaps the strangest of them all. …