The widow of an Islamic State fighter, Olima Kamolova had pleaded with the Tajik government for months to help get her out of Afghanistan, where she was imprisoned as the wife of a foreign militant.
Tajik authorities eventually repatriated Kamolova and her four children last summer, just before the Taliban took power in Kabul.
The nostalgia industry has become something of a lucrative business. There are now entire TV channels dedicated to repeats of old shows where (if you have time on your hands) you can spend all day watching the likes of Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch or The Sweeney. There are radio stations which only play golden oldies.
The ancient Indian practice of yoga exercise is rooted in the Bhagavad Gita, which was written in the 2nd century BCE. Its purpose is to enhance a person’s skill and help them separate themselves from pain and also suffering. The basic tenets of yoga exercise are to raise stamina, flexibility, concentration, and also equilibrium.