Explore The Kite Runner, Afghanistan and more!

Explore related topics

Rebuild Afghanistan's Giant Buddhas? Foot-Shaped Pillars Give Legs to Debate - WSJ

Rebuild Afghanistan's Giant Buddhas? Foot-Shaped Pillars Give Legs to Debate - WSJ

Afghanistan in the 1960's when it was beautiful and free. Tourists loved to go there.  - Peg Podlich im Sommer 1967 in Kabul

Afghanistan in the 1960's when it was beautiful and free. Tourists loved to go there. - Peg Podlich im Sommer 1967 in Kabul

Journeys to the Ends of the Earth: The Lost Buddhas of Afghanistan  Video

Journeys to the Ends of the Earth: The Lost Buddhas of Afghanistan Video

J.K. Rowling on the Women of Harry Potter. She is such an inspiration. I want to write characters like her.

J.K. Rowling on the Women of Harry Potter. She is such an inspiration. I want to write characters like her.

A generation of Muslim women is taking off the headscarf, or hijab. For many, their choice is an attempt to balance their private lives with...

Lifting The Veil: Muslim Women Explain Their Choice

A generation of Muslim women is taking off the headscarf, or hijab. For many, their choice is an attempt to balance their private lives with...

You watched Kite-Runner? Afghan men and boys gather on a Kabul hillside for a kite flying competition at dusk on Friday, March 10, 2006

You watched Kite-Runner? Afghan men and boys gather on a Kabul hillside for a kite flying competition at dusk on Friday, March 10, 2006

The Art of Gudiparan bazi - Afghan Kite Flying. A Kite Flying Unit:  Kite flyer (leader).  Charkha gir - person holding the wire.  Kite. Wire. Charkha. Accessories:  Finger protector - A tubular leather, usually worn around the right index finger to prevent trauma to the index finger from the sharp wire.

The Art of Gudiparan bazi - Afghan Kite Flying. A Kite Flying Unit: Kite flyer (leader). Charkha gir - person holding the wire. Kite. Wire. Charkha. Accessories: Finger protector - A tubular leather, usually worn around the right index finger to prevent trauma to the index finger from the sharp wire.

Buzkashi: The Most Dangerous Sport - Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan, it is similar to polo played with a headless goat instead of a ball.

Buzkashi: The Most Dangerous Sport - Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan, it is similar to polo played with a headless goat instead of a ball.

"If you were a boy living in Kabul, the day of the tournament was undeniably the highlight of the cold season. I never slept the night before the tournament. I'd roll from side to side, make shadow animals on the wall, even sit on the balcony in the dark, a blanket wrapped around me. I felt like a soldier trying to sleep in the trenches the night before a major battle. And that wasn't so far off. In Kabul, fighting kites was a little like going to war." Khaled Hosseini

"If you were a boy living in Kabul, the day of the tournament was undeniably the highlight of the cold season. I never slept the night before the tournament. I'd roll from side to side, make shadow animals on the wall, even sit on the balcony in the dark, a blanket wrapped around me. I felt like a soldier trying to sleep in the trenches the night before a major battle. And that wasn't so far off. In Kabul, fighting kites was a little like going to war." Khaled Hosseini

Pinterest
Search