Culture and History
The sky is grey and windy, and the air peppered by occasional faint wisps of snow. The earth, however, yawns with the first shoots of verdant green.
Today is the fourth anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s second revolution. Mustafa Coşkun, an anthropologist with the Max Planck Institute, and I took a walk to Ala-Too Square to see how the Kyrgyz commemorate the event.
A new exhibition called “Az Nawruz to Nawruz” is open to attend in the National Museum of Tajikistan. The main topic of the exhibition is “findings and acquisition ” that mean that museum exhibits everything that is purchased for the last year from the very moment of its opening at the time of last Nawruz celebration in 2013 to present year Nawruz.
Transitions Online, an English-language magazine covering Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and NewEurasia, Central Asia’s first and largest citizen-journalism network, are looking for the most promising visual artists in Central Asia to participate in our new competition for the visual arts, “Exit Permit.”
Chefs from Kyrgyzstan took part in the World Congress of Culinary Traditions that was held in Bucharest (Romania) in mid-March 2014.
Francophone week that has became traditional for Tajikistan is taking place in Dushanbe these days. The organizaer of the week is Bactria Cultural Centre.
«Novellasia», a new fiction competition for Central Asia, closes its doors to new submissions today (1 April 2014).
A qualifying round of the international break dance competition Red Bull BC One Cypher was held in Dushanbe on March 29. It was long-expected and huge event for Tajik break dance community. Red Bull BC One started in 2004, and Tajikistan gets a chance to participate in it for the first time.
Loki, our blogger from Dushanbe, has visited Nowruz celebration at Ismaili Centre: special photo and video report
The Fifth Photo Championship “Photochamp-2014″ starts on April 9 in Bishkek. Both professional photographers and amateurs can participate. Read the full story »
Editor’s note: a story by Olga Zavyalova, journalist based in Tajikistan
A charity event devoted to International World Down Syndrome Day was held in Dushanbe on March 23. This Day is observed on March 21 since 2006. In Tajikistan an event was organized for the first time.