Clashes between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India are always unnerving, but for Tanveer Ahmed, the latest border flare-up is personal: It’s harming his marriage prospects.
The 20-year-old Pakistani’s village, Dhamala, is just a few hundred meters from the barbed wire and watchtowers. He says he has approached three families in other towns with marriage proposals and all demurred.
”They said ‘We can’t take this risk. You could be killed at any time,”’ said Ahmed. ”I think I will have to move away from this village.”
The gunfire and mortar shelling along the border of disputed Kashmir that erupted in August and peaked again in late October is the worst in a decade, killing eight Indian army soldiers and a border guard, and five military personnel and six civilians on the Pakistan side. (source)
Ramadan moon has been sighted in Pakistan. Ramadan Mubarak people! May you and your family be blessed in this holy month. And that while fasting and depriving yourself of the everyday amenities of life you are able to appreciate the lives of the less privileged. Amen.
Abarimon is the name of a legendary race with backwards feet. In spite of their backwards feet, they were able to run at great speed. They lived side by side with wild animals in a great valley of Mount Imaus (now called the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan). There was a special quality of air which meant if it was breathed for a long period of time it would be impossible to breathe any other type of air and the inhabitants could never leave the valley alive. (via sinlesss)
This is also most probably the legend which gave birth to the “pichal paree” (Punjabi/Hindko. One with backward feet), an often evil or mischievous creature yet with attractive features.