The article, ‘The New-Age Afghans’, was a bit of an eye-opener as it provided a window into the rapidly developing music and entertainment scene in Afghanistan. It is rather pleasing to know that in a time when war and civil strife threaten to disrupt the smooth return to normalcy, many Afghans are being given a platform that gives them the opportunity to refine and polish their talents and express themselves. The people of the country, simultaneously, are able to benefit and enjoy from massive entertainment, which is otherwise very hard to come by.
Afghanistan has always been strictly conservative, in fact, even borderline extremist, when it came to the rights and well-being of women. Women are seen as nothing but chattel meant for little else than child-rearing. In spite of all these obstacles, it is rather commendable how Afghani women are pushing these barriers to do what