Though some of the inhabitants of the villages and small towns here still live in stone and mud houses, you don’t see any poor people in the streets of Gojal. Of course you don’t see any obviously rich people either. Those who have money tend to spend it on the betterment of the community, and evidence of this can perhaps be found in the close-to-zero illiteracy rate among the new generation. Even the youngest children here grow up speaking two to three languages.
An annual fashion show “Safar-e-Balad” was organized at STEP Institute of Art, Design and Management, Lahore. The event with the tagline “The Creative Journey” allowed 1 year BTEC Level 3 Diploma students of Fashion & Clothing to display and exhibit their final collections.
A video dedicated to all of those who believed in my project and collaborated with me with joy and passion. You all gave me the strength to believe in this dream.
Romantic-movie fanatics might have better idea how exhilarating the movie gets when two true lovers are separated by the manacles of boundaries. The love story of Sher Ali from the Hunza valley is in no way lesser than a Bollywood movie that is filled with all the thrills of ups and downs. Lucky enough for Sher Ali and his admirer from India, the story has a happy ending; something we have been seeing in most of the desi movies for decades.
Packing up his underwater gear, Matthieu Paley says goodbye to the sea-dwelling Bajau. After a weekend stop-over in Turkey to see his wife and sons, Paley travels to a place that has a special hold on his heart, the mountains of northern Pakistan. Over the coming weeks, we will be taking you with us as Paley travels the globe on assignment for National Geographic in search of our ancestral ties to the food we eat.
This teaser video of Flying JIB Studio’s upcoming documentary film “The Grip” has been released on their official Facebook page. The documentary is based on the ultimate and flawless performance of the adventure bikers and hikers from Pakistan including Zaghum Chauhan and Arshad Malik among others.
Two weeks back, we started a contest “Pose with Salao” on our Facebook page. The members were asked to submit their photo that was taken with Salauddin (Salao) – the guy from Baltit Fort who according to Google Images is one of the most seen faces from the Hunza valley on the internet. The post…
A great one is about to start. We arrived in Islamabad 2 days ago. I am now with the team getting ready to travel North to the high mountains of the Karakoram. We are refueling the O2 cylinders for high altitude flights, buying dry food, and spending hours on Google earth, analyzing landing on the glaciers of Hispar, Biafo and Concordia.
The contemporary society of Gilgit is undergoing an existential crisis begotten by drastic changes and ruptures caused by the forces of modernisation. For the last four decades it has been exposed to a medley of forces which are exogenous, but which have given birth to trends endogenous to the society. These changes have enabled people to get rid of a few institutions and actors that were impediments to progress.
A series of presentations on the Gilgit-Baltistan region has been initiated by Pamir Media Group. First part of the series is uploaded here. The sources for information have been given at the end of the presentation. More aspects of life in Gilgit-Baltistan region will be covered in the future presentations.