Afghan­fi­ast­caen’s new

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

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

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