Danial Shah

NON-FICTION: THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHAI

An ethnographic study of tea-drinking through history and across cultures offers fascinating stories for tea-lovers Published Mar 04, 2018 07:04am

CULTURE: THE GUNSMITHS OF DARRA

Weapons manufacturing may have slowed down after the military operation in the region but traditions still endure Published Nov 05, 2017 06:45am

SOCIETY: Long Trek To Education

An unconventional community initiative in Tharparkar goes a long way to ensure children attend school Updated Apr 09, 2017 11:29am

The best kept secret in Mansehra

A gurdwara-turned-public library is a place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and an important historical Updated Mar 05, 2017 11:08am

A festival of fire and ice

Temperatures that dip well below freezing point, threat of snowy landslides blocking roads and a very long journey Updated Nov 14, 2016 05:15pm

The mystery of Shela Bagh

The Khojak Tunnel is largely forgotten but is an essential part of the subcontinent’s history Published Oct 23, 2016 06:34am

The last iftar

Memon Masjid puts out 250-300 free iftar meals, serving around 1000-1200 people everyday. Updated Jul 28, 2014 02:23pm

Travel: Museum in the mountains

Stranded and running low on cash, Danial Shah decides to go with the flow and ends up making a discovery Published May 04, 2014 07:26am

Mosque in the mountains

Any mention of Kalash and our thoughts drift towards people practising polytheism. The images we visualise are of... Published Jan 19, 2014 07:58am

Heritage: Romancing the stone

The signboard that I saw three years ago on the main Karakoram highway, showing directions to the Danyor Rock, had... Published Oct 20, 2013 08:44am

Concordia: The mountaineer's paradise

As I inched forward to sneak out from my sleeping bag and unzipped my tent, the beauty of the scene before me had an almost celestial aura of a fantasy world. Published Mar 10, 2013 08:32am

In the land of infidels

The Kalash valley is a world in itself; it almost cajoles you into keeping away from the chaotic outside life. Updated Oct 09, 2012 11:28am