JUNE 2001
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This issue

-Kalash of Chitral valley in Pakistan

-Hidden Falls of Tibet

- Endangered Medicinal Plants

- Manchester  the city hosting the   Commonwealth Games 2002

and other articles



June 2001

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Kalash of Chitral Valley
Dr. Peter Parkes

Kafiristan, the land of Kalash (in Chitral Valley of Pakistan), romanticised by the visiting foreign researchers and tourism promotion agencies in the country, has been fast moving towards the brink of bankruptcy.  Contemporary accounts of the Kalasha - including ethnography, development prospectuses, and travel journalism - reiterate a handful of romantic motifs: mysterious 'Aryan' origins, or legendary Greek descent from Alexander the Great; ancient shamanic mysteries; prehistoric 'children of nature'; an arcadian 'lost world'. 

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Hidden Falls
The Hidden Falls at the centre of the Tsangpo gorge in Tibet have challenged explorers for years. Ken Storm and his team of explorers made their way to this magical land and  came back with a stunning film for the National Geographic Channel


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Tunday Kababi
of Lucknow

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For over a century, the succulent kebabs of a decrepit but renowned shop in Lucknow have lured food enthusiasts from all over the world. The fans of this quaint eatery are said to include Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee,  film stars Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan and more..

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the-south-asian data bank


Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh



JUNE 2001- Contents

Kalash of Chitral Valley


Endangered medicinal herbs

Manchester getting ready
for 2002 Commonwealth Games

Ayurveda's remedies for the heart

Digital Cinema - the advent in India

Tunday Kababi of Lucknow

Visual Arts
City of Djinns- Photo Album

The General's Haveli in Delhi

Travel & Adventure
Hidden Falls of Tibet


Editor's Note


the craft shop

the print gallery



From the past issues

The First People of south Asia

The Jews of India

The Parsi Community of India

Modern Art in Pakistan

Elephant polo in Nepal

... and many more



Tibetan medicine

Ayurvedic spas of Kerala


Optical networks

B2B - Efficiency & Profits

Reinventing India

Internet in South Asian Development