Parvana is a book that is closely based on real life Afghanistan. The book is about a young girl’s fight to survive. Parvana is a 12-year-old girl and she lives in an area that is under the control of the Taliban Regime, a group religious extremist. They enforce violent, radical laws. For example they decided that women must wear burkas at all time when outside and that they are not allowed inside shops. Basically they take away all of the women’s rights and are feared by most civilians.
Parana’s family lives in a small house that is described as just one big room and a bathroom, the parents are both very educated and went to school in England. The father being one of the few that can read runs a letter reading stand in town, this is the only income the family has seeing the mother the 16 year old sister and Parvana are not allowed outside, all they can do is cook, clean and look after there baby. The book really starts when the Taliban drags the father of the family out the door.
This book explores many themes such as fear and courage. Seeing as the father is in prison Parvana must dress up as a boy and work, only she can do this seeing she has not fully developed unlike her sister. This is when the theme of fear and courage get explored. At first Parvana isn’t sure about the whole thing is very scared but then later becomes quite proud that she can help the family which helps her gain courage. The book explores the feelings she had throughout many different situations and gives us an insight into the life of an afghan girl.
In chapter 3, oppression is the main theme that is explored. The mother and Parvana go around town with a picture of the father in hope of finding someone who’s seen him. This is when Parvana says “but mother photographs are illegal.” This quote shows the immense oppression that the people of Afghanistan go through. And when they do find the local prison and attempt to free their father, they aren’t...
...parahon called tunbun. They often wear a short vest or jacket over their shirt as well. The shoes recommended to wear can range from a variety of shoes, sneakers, boots, sandals, or even dress shoes. Afghan men also were a piece called a pato. A pato is a shawl like blanket
used for a number of purposes such as a cover for sleeping, a prayer rug, or a cover for their laps and feet while they are sitting down on the ground.
Men that live in Afghanistan also wear something on their head like the women but instead of a burqa the wear a cap or a turban. They wear these pieces daily. The caps that the men wear come in many different colors and patterns to set them apart in the many ethnic groups. Usually the young boys only wear caps while the older men wear caps or turbans. The cap that the men wear usually identifies their social class while there clothing does not. Men and women alike dress the way they do so that they can maintain a level of spirituality and modesty.
Another interesting piece about Afghanistan is the jewelry aspect of their everyday dress. Typically women are the only ones in the culture that really wear jewelry. They do not wear jewelry as a vanity statement piece they wear it to protect them. Afghan women usually wear jewelry based on what it means and what metal it is made out of. Sterling silver is one of the most popular metals to have because it means something very important. Sterling silver...
...this year, I have lived all my life in Pakistan. There are many differences between these two countries like the lifestyle, culture, religion and others. The main difference I have found is the lifestyle. This huge difference in the lifestyle of the United States has made it quite difficult for me to adjust. In exploring how life in Pakistan differs from the U.S, I have drawn parallels from this transition to that of the wilderness and saying that every time I made a change in my life I am thrown into the wilderness.
When I was young, I lived in a very small house in which there were only two bed rooms and a TV lounge. Then when I was eleven years old, I moved to a large house with six rooms, two lounges and a big garden in front of the house. I had my own room and a lot of space to accommodate any friends coming over to my house. I did not, however, like it because I lived in a joint family system and was involved in every happy and sad moment. In my old house, there were five families living in it, every family had only two rooms and a lounge. Whenever I go to my old house to see my relatives, reminds me of the old days. After moving into my new house, I was mostly with my friends doing something and spend little time with my family. I think this was because nowadays in Pakistan, people are more adapting western culture and because of this cultural influence, the life was...
...a psalm of life
A Psalm of Life | |
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow |
What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist Tell me not, in mournful numbers, "Life is but an empty dream!" For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; "Dust thou art, to dust returnest," Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow Finds us farther than to-day. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act,--act in the living Present! Heart within, and God...
...Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north. Pakistan is also home to sites that date back to word’s earliest settlements rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia . When Pakistan emerged on the map of the world as a sovereign and independent state in August 1947, it was like a baby in ICU with hardly any prospect of survival, on account of its extremely vulnerable defence and fragile economy. However, despite numerous setbacks, crises and turmoils of gigantic magnitude, it has so far been able to survive and make some progress due to several factors, perhaps the most important of which is its strategic geographical location and its particular ideology. Pakistan’s geo-strategic importance can be best understood in the regional and global perspective. In geographical terms, it is surrounded by four countries: Afghanistan, Iran, India and China, each of which is a major player in international politics. In one way or the other, Pakistan is vital for these countries and this raises its international stature.
4 years before I went to America via Dubai, it was my first trip to aboard and to be very honest I felt as if I am going to heaven. I reached Dubai and after that New york international airport. The first thing American emigration officer asked me...
Afghanistan and Pakistan share multiple strands of culture, history, religion, and civilization, but the two countries have never succeeded in establishing bilateral relations free of tensions. Rather, passive antagonism and mistrust have marked bilateral ties for the larger part of more than half a century following the creation of Pakistan. The intensity of hostility has varied under different regimes in Afghanistan, however, and though brief periods of cordiality have occurred as well, these have never been enough to provide a consistent positive direction.
Although relations were stable to some extent under the Afghan monarchy and opposing claims over the boundary and tribes in the frontier region did not provoke serious conflict, a feeling of estrangement prevailed. The two states developed very different strategic visions and perceptions of regional roles, and became enmeshed in competing structures of global power. Their opposite tendencies in foreign and security policies manifested finally in the superpower contest of the 1980s; the Afghan government hosted the Soviet forces while Pakistan aligned with both the Afghan mujahideen rebels and the United States to defeat the Red Army.
As the effects of the Soviet-Afghan War spilled over into Pakistan in the form of millions of Afghan refugees and tens of thousands of armed...
...Essay: Sirat Ahmad Khalid
For University Entrance at American University of Afghanistan
I always remember the first time I was slapped in my right check in class 1 since my homework was not done by me. But that was misunderstood I actually did my homework it was so clean and artily written that the teacher misjudged me. I found life so tough and challengeable even in my honesty and perfection since childhood. I had to prepare myself for the ups and downs of life, especially in field of Learning and Education in a country called Afghanistan.
I was so in love of Learning that in class 3 I started to learn English so I was really and impatiently looking to learn a foreign language, especially The English Language. But when I started to learn English it was so tough and challengeable because none of my family members knew English. I was the first person to learn a foreign language in the family, with very little educational and economical resources.
As a little boy growing up in a prejudiced environment of Kabul and the Taliban regime, I was appearing to be a shame for the family and surroundings for shifting myself from Islam and Afghan Cultural studies to a Modernized Western human who puts no values to Islam and the Afghan culture instead studying English something that no one needs it in my country, that was what other people were thinking so. However, the Taliban planted these...
...Running Head: Science
Science Meets RealLife
Science Meets RealLife
Scenario 1: You arrive home late at night. You walk up to the front door, unlock it, and reach in to turn on the light switch located just inside the front door. The light does not come on! Now what?
As a typical human being, you are compelled to undergo will go a mental as well as physical procedure of premise testing. It should be noted that, the process including the subsequent steps ensues quite swiftly in mind and, proceeding to this, you might not have had tags for the range of directions, which are much the scientific technique.
This could then be ensued by observation where the first instance is to encounter darkness, when you switch the lights on, no light and the darkness persists. Hence, a question follows, could the power out? In essence this would subsequently raise a hypothesis or a prediction by asserting that, if perchance the power is out, then the entire neighborhood ought to be dark when I look around. Eventually, this would lead to an experiment that is, observing if the neighborhood is lighted and this would be indirect evidence. Equally, this would be sustained by analysis of if the neighborhood houses have lights, if they do, this would mean the prediction or hypothesis failed and the conclusion would translate to rejecting the entire hypothesis....
...Possibilities of RealLife Teleportation
Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek and wondered if the possibility of teleportation existed in reallife? Well, the good news is that it’s real! In 2008 for the first time ever in history, a team of scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at the University of Maryland was able to successfully teleport information directly from one atom to another over the distance of a meter. While this accomplishment isn’t as impressive as teleporting an actual human being, it’s still a significant scientific breakthrough that could lead to many possible future innovations.
The first question that many people may be wondering is what actually is teleportation? It is a hypothetical mode of transportation, in which matter is dematerialized in one location and recreated at a different place. In the show Star Trek, a character would walk into a transporter, be converted into an energy pattern, and then beamed to another target location. But in scientific terms, as Lee Tune explains in the article Long-Distance Teleportation Between Two Atoms Achieved, teleportation is tied to a concept called quantum information processing. This is where “quantum information, such as the spin of a particle or the polarization of a photon, is transferred from one place to another, without traveling through any physical medium” (Tune). In the past, physicists have already...