About Robaba, Kangina and Religions in Afghanistan (Videos)

Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, 21-yr-old Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in her land-locked country that has faced decades of invasions, seen millions of their nationals ending up as displaced persons – and since the sudden exit of the West last year, her country faces humanitarian crisis.

According to a 2015 national survey, about 1.5 million of war-ravaged Afghanistan’s approximately 35 million population has some form of disability, including tens of thousands of men, women and children suffering from landmine injuries.

Religions in Afghanistan 1900 – 2021: A landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia, Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Mostly Islam is followed in the country, very few – around 0.3% other religions are living in Afghanistan.

Ancient practice of keeping grapes fresh: In Afghanistan, grapes are stored for up to six months, kept fresh in airtight mud-straw containers. Afghans developed this method of food preservation – known as kangina, centuries ago in the landlocked country’s rural north.