We Are What We Eat: Chai, Chapatis and the Taste of Home

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.

Women Suicide in Gilgit-Baltistan

Self, society and suicide in Gilgit

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.

Finding Cure for Cancer in Apricot Kernels - The Mystery of Vitamin B17

Finding Cure for Cancer in Apricot Kernels – The Mystery of Vitamin B17

Dr. Ernst Theodore Krebs, Jr. (May 17, 1911 – September 8, 1996) has been the pioneer of finding out organic ways of treating cancer in the modern age. His quest began in 1950 when he presented the idea that vitamin B17 can be a great cure for cancer. In his publications, he mentioned how people of the Hunza valley remained safe from cancer. He suggested that the Hunzukutz use apricot kernels in large amounts, a dry fruit that is one of the best sources of vitamin B17.

New Jamatkhana Inaugurated in Shishkat - a Attabad Disaster Hit Village in Upper Hunza

New Jamatkhana Inaugurated in Shishkat – a Attabad Disaster Hit Village in Upper Hunza

The resilient people of Shishkat village of Gojal Valley in upper Hunza have moved forward, leaving the agony and pain caused by the damming of the Hunza River caused by the Attabad landslide disaster. Today, hundreds of people gathered in Shishkat to attend the inauguration ceremony of the refurnished and repaired Jamatkhana (Community Center). The…