“Vanishing Act” goes live

“Vanishing Act” goes live

The Tajik government wants to tear down the fabled Mayakovsky Theater. But it’s not going anywhere without a fight. Read the full story here.

 

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Wild and uncompromising fame

In a strange twist of fate, Sher and I seem to have become Dushan-lebrities in the course of the past 72 hours, after I posted a short video we made about all the harassment we experience while running. Since the video went live on Monday, it’s been watched almost 9,000 times by Dushanbinci. Take a look for yourself here.

You can also like the We Run Dushanbe Facebook page.

This happens every day here

It was his first time at the ATM.
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Everything is going to hell

Every night when the sun goes down and every morning when it comes up the crow orchestra starts. There didn’t use to be this many of them. But now–while they don’t exactly crowd out the sun, they do manage to make a god-awful biphasic racket.

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Clinical hospitality

Clinical hospitality

I am in line to have my blood drawn at an HIV clinic on the outskirts of Dushanbe with seven or eight other people. Two women with leopard-print head scarves in slightly different patterns of leopard-print are working hard to distract a fretful year-old child with feverish cheeks firmly encased in a powder-blue snow parka and matching tasseled hat.

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Going to the fun park

Going to the fun park

This was the day I tried nos.

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