Wandering the cobbled streets of Karimabad in Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, you might come across a few shops that sell beautiful handcrafted Hunza wooden products like spoons, forks, knives, bowls, and musical instruments. One of the artisans who has opened a similar small shop is Shafqat Karim, a Burusho local of Karimabad Hunza. The woodcraft […]
The epitome of nostalgia hits us right when we long for our roots, crave our past and miss our good old days. As we have distanced and live apart now, in the midst of enormity and chaos, no matter where life takes us, a place called home is always missed—a place we grew up in […]
The annual Hunza Cultural Festival 2018 is going to be held in Islamabad on 22-23 December 2018 at Ibex Club in Islamabad.
If you have been following the Pakistani music scene, I am very much certain you have heard about Music Mela. If you are someone living in Rawalpindi / Islamabad, you already know it as the biggest music festival in the capital. Music Mela is a top of the line music festival organized every year by […]
In cooperation with the international organisation BraveHearts International and the Pakistani NGO KADO (Karakoram Area Development Organization), two separate permaculture systems are being established in two demonstration areas together with down to earth PERMACULTURE DESIGN.
The Hunza Valley is a pristine mountainous region in northernmost Pakistan. It is rumored to have been the inspiration for Shangri-La in Lost Horizon, a classic novel by James Hilton that depicts Shangri-La as heaven on Earth.
Like many Muslims nations that celebrate Eid al Adha (the feast of sacrifice following Abrahamic tradition), Ismaili Muslims in Hunza also celebrate the day with great religious zeal but perhaps with a slightly different tradition.
The 2015 edition of Hunza Cultural Festival concludes in Islamabad with performances by some well known artists from Hunza. The 2-day long cultural event was organized by Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) under the slogan “keeping tradition alive’.
The Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) is back with its annual Hunza Cultural Festival. HCF has been doing this event for the diaspora of the greater Hunza (Shinaki, Kanjud & Gojal) annually since 2009.