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Danial Shah

NON-FICTION: THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHAI

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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