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Travel Bucket List: an unlikely destination

Looking at the picture above one could guess it’s from somewhere in Europe; in fact this stunning district, a conservative part of northwestern Pakistan is popular known as the Switzerland of the East. 209 more words

The forgotten tourist hot-spot, Swat Valley and NW Pakistan

“So when did you last see a tourist”? I asked the man, a resident of Battagram, a Pashtun town in NW Pakistan. “Ummm….” he pondered, eyes to the sky, deep in thought, “15…..17,18 years ago, when I was at school”. 705 more words


Nobel Winner Malala in Pakistan: 'I've Never Been So Happy'

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she has pined for her home in Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, even as she recalled two years living in fear under the Taliban’s harsh interpretation of Islamic law. 797 more words

Women In News

Malala visits Pakistan after six years

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai made her way to Pakistan after six years and the first time since she was shot in the head by Taliban for advocating the right to girls education in Swat Valley in 2012. 64 more words

Politics And Society


Will you pray with me for Malala.  I believe Jesus’s hand is on her. Not Allah but Jesus.  She is very special. 195 more words

World Events

Book Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

This is a wonderful, exciting, amazing, and important book. It’s one of those world-changing special books that rarely comes along. It celebrates freedom, education for all, and women’s rights while at the same time telling a horrendous story of oppression, fear, and violent savagery. 575 more words

Book Reviews

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

Everyone has heard of Malala, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by Taliban. She won the Nobel Peace Prize that she shared with Kailash Satyarthi. 316 more words