Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Advertisements in Afghanistan!

Photo by: Mohammad Ibrahim Wahid, March 2012

Among a lot of things that are not up to international standards in Afghanistan. One of them is TV, Radio and visual advertisements (billboards, signboards and etc...). Language errors, misspellings, dullness, no meaning these are the things you can usually see in Afghanistan. The reason! Easy, the companies involved in the advertisement business either don't have the human resources required or they don't pay good salaries. But one more thing is that they hired Pakistanis who don't have knowledge of local language and they don't know how the society functions.

This billboard is from the revenue department of ministry of finance. The main subject if you succeed to understand says register yourself to pay taxes. But it is written and prepared in a very unprofessional way that makes it difficult to understand and besides it a definite visual pollution.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Afghan Young Generation!

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, March 26, 2012,

I am driving home and it is 1800 hours. This young gentleman is sitting on a garbage area and trying to clean the shoes thrown away for his own use. I forgot to remove the filter from my camera lens and the weather is getting dark.

He might have maximum 23 years and addicted to drugs. He is not the only one. We have a marine force (addicted) from 12 years to 60 years underneath a bridge in western Kabul, (District #13). Where they live should now be full of water because the Kabul River starts to be crazy. I don't know how and who will stand against this crime and genocide to stop it. Now a days we see situations like this everywhere in Kabul. Children, women and addicts begging, trying to clean cars windows to take money. I don't know why am I writing this, but the only thing I know is this is something we should let the world know about. Afghan youths are being suppressed in a lot of different ways, one of them is to put them in the chain of addiction. There might be 1000s of reasons behind this.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Herat City

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid

Afghan Portrait

Photo By: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, August 2011

Among a lot of good and bad habits and cultures and traditions Afghans have. One of the good ones is diversity of faces and figures. You will love it walking anywhere in the country. In 10 minutes walk you don't see 10 similar of repeated faces. This diversity give us beauty, more liveliness and colorful city.

Kabul Municipality

Kabul City, Downtown
Photo By: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2009

In a foggy and rainy day, where if you no matter try how much to keep a muddy city like Kabul clean. It may not be possible. But these poor guys were trying to do so.

سال نو مبارک!

سال نو 1391را به تمام دوستان و دوستداران فرهنگ آریایی کهن تبریک می‌گویم
هر روزتان نوروز، نوروزتان پیروز

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Women's Day!

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2006.

In Afghanistan, as a Muslim country, women are considered to be sacred. But behind this veal of sanctity, they have to face and live with situations worse than animals. This is one of them. A group of women in the body of a truck. Other examples are. They are never called by name, when guests come home they are never allowed to say hello or to show their faces. The worse is that they are called (Kouch), the load on a man's shoulder, instead of being called a life partner who has more than a man to dedicate in a married life. Sacrifices they give in life is twice more than man gives.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mahipar Pass

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2006

Camel Transporters!

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2006

This only happens in Afghanistan...!


Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2006.


Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2011,

Afghanistan as a right to copy nation is free to steal, copy and/or take others identities. McDonald might have spent thousands of dollars, energy and time to make this logo and prove his identity. But how long this might have taken the Mann Continental to copy this.


Kunar Province, Easter Afghanistan.

Shohada, Kabul. This is Kabul's biggest and oldest graveyard. The guy is sleeping here since a while
now, no one knows who he is.

Samangan Province, Northern Afghanistan
Photos by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid...

Lake View Roshan Retail Shop

Photo by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, 2011,

For crossing to buy a credit card, sim-card or have an M-paisa Transaction, you may need a boat. Now in March 2012 it is even worse. I think this only happens in Kabul. Afghanistan's capital. I am sure this is world's only capital without canalization.

Out for Work

Photo by: Mohammad Ibrahim Wahid, January 2012