I have always had an eclectic taste and like digesting information in small bits. Reading thick books can be boring and it can be real tough to unlearn what has cost a massive amount of time.
The November 2012 issue of the Indian edition of GEO magazine carries a nice article on Darra-i-Nur. This beautiful place is located in Afghanistan and has miraculously been able to avoid the violence which has torn this Nation apart during the past 3 decades.
Islam arrived pretty late in Darra-i-Nur and a bit over a century ago it was known as Darra-i-Kafiri (the Valley of Infidels).
The people inhabiting this beautiful place are overwhelmingly Pashai speakers ... [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashayi_language"]Pashayi language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] which is a branch of Dardic languages ... [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardic_languages"]Dardic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
According to Wikipedia the Pashai people may be descendants of Gandhari People ---> [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhari_people"]Gandhari people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
The most valuable product of Darra-i-Nur is Rose Oil. The largest Rose Oil enterprise was set up by Norbert Burger, a German, in 2004. 4000-5000 kgs of Rose Petals yield 1 kilogram of Rose Oil which fetches as much as 6000 Euros in the European market!
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