Latest News for: Kabul cafe


Young Afghan models risk all in catwalk beauty contest

Arab News 05 Jan 2021
KABUL. In traditional Afghan dress, regional costumes, Western outfits, and some in more revealing attire, young men and women walked a red carpet to background music, taking applause from a tightly packed audience in a sprawling Kabul cafe ... He ignored his family’s concerns and traveled through the night to Kabul for the first day of the event ... ....

How Poetry Societies Are Giving Women in Afghanistan a Voice During Coronavirus Lockdown

Time Magazine 10 Jul 2020
On a frosty February morning in Kabul, Lima Aafshid’s face glows in the pale blue light of her smartphone ... For the past six years, Aafshid has been a member of Sher-e-daneshgah, the Kabul University Poetry Association ... Their meeting place is a hip, bustling cafe in Pole-e-surkh, Kabul’s vibrant 3rd district.

US, Taliban sign deal to pull foreign forces from Afghanistan

Asiatimes 29 Feb 2020
Even the requirement for a “permanent and comprehensive ceasefire” was listed only as an agenda item – and not a precondition – for future talks between Kabul and the Taliban, slated to begin March 10 in Oslo ... In Kabul, small groups gathered in cafes to watch the signing, but reaction was muted.

Midnight Traveller: A refugee documentary that feels like a thriller

The Irish Times 21 Feb 2020
A bullet-stopping pile of newspaper clippings and forms reveals that Fazili and Hussaini once operated Kabul’s Art Cafe, until a mullah called for a boycott of the establishment, as it allowed men and women to congregate. The cafe soon attracted protestors and was shut down ... “From here we’ll go, go, go to Iran,” Fatima explains to Nargis and Zahra ... .

Six of the best films to see in the cinema this weekend

The Irish Times 21 Feb 2020
THE CALL OF THE WILD ★★★★☆. Directed by Chris Sanders. Starring Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell, Scott MacDonald ... A bullet-stopping pile of newspaper clippings reveal that the couple once operated Kabul’s Art Cafe, where men and women could congregate – until a mullah called for a boycott ... .

Meet Timea: the robot waitress taking Kabul by storm

The National 17 Feb 2020
It’s only been two weeks since Timea started her job as a waitress in a Kabul cafe, but she’s already on her way to becoming one of the most popular and beloved servers in the Afghan restaurant industry ... “I feel happy to see such thing here in Kabul,” said Quyash Shaibani, a 28-year-old engineer who was visiting the cafe with his fiancée.

Traditional dish nourishes hope in Kabul

Arab News 25 Jan 2020
Sat, 2020-01-25 18.59 KABUL. The soft snap of customers breaking bread punctuates the silence in Waheed’s Restaurant in the heart of Kabul ... With a recipe dating back 150 years, the local dish is served by only a handful of Kabul restaurants and is one of the few remaining on menu lists as cafes and restaurants offering foreign cuisines take over.

An outsider chronicles a resilient Kabul

Deccan Chronicle 19 Jan 2020
Khan goes to Kabul, the country’s capital to teach journalism, write and make films, she is told not to walk on the streets of the city ... It is not the Kabul we think we know from what we read from news stories ... Even before Taran goes to Kabul she feels an affinity towards it ... In 2006, Kabul is rapidly expanding ... Taran says Kabul was spreading.


The Oklahoman 08 Nov 2019
'Midway' ... Nagumo ... Fazili had been a filmmaker, and his wife a TV actress, in their previous life in Afghanistan; he also co-owned Kabul's socially liberal Art Cafe. But after police attacked the cafe and the Taliban put a price on Fazili's head in retaliation for a documentary he made about a commander who left the militant group, the family fled ... .

Cafe aiming to offer Afghan experience to Bagram troops is 'a work in progress'

Stars and Stripes 11 Oct 2019
Handing me my tea, BAF Cafe manager Sushil told me the pictures were meant to show troops what Afghanistan is like outside the blast walls that surround the largest American base in the country ... Kabul-born Riza Rahmdel, the owner of the cafe, wants it to “create cultural awareness” of Afghan life, he said by phone from Canada, where he now lives.

Midnight Traveler: a powerful refugee documentary filmed on a phone

The Guardian 25 Sep 2019
They had fled Afghanistan for Tajikistan 14 months earlier after the Taliban targeted their Kabul arts cafe, and soon Tajikistan would send them back ... Related.

John Abraham reveals how he shed his chiseled body for Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran

Bollywood Life 18 Sep 2019
A new wave of patriotism seems to have taken over the themes of films in India these days ... So, he thinks differently ... When asked if he had any inhibitions before signing the film, Abraham said, “No… because I did films like Madras Cafe in the past and before that I did lot of films in which I took lot of risk like Water, No Smoking and Kabul Express.

Young Afghans pen ‘letters of pain’ as war rages

Asiatimes 08 Sep 2019
Omaid Sharifi, who heads a Kabul-based art collective, sits in his studio and leafs through a stack of dozens of hand-written letters, reading out sentences at random ... He reads from another, this one addressed to the Kabul government ... One of the letter boxes has been placed in a hip new cafe in Kabul, where young Afghans sip lattes and read books.