[Hello Tarim] 🗣 Introducing Ephar, 19, a Business Student at the University of Southern California!
1. What are you passionate about?
Salam! I am currently a business student at the University of Southern California. My academic interests revolve around global issues and human rights. However I hope to use my passion for entrepreneurship to create an Uyghur fashion line, and raise awareness by spreading the beauty of Uyghur culture.
2. What inspires you the most?
I grew up under the shadows of my father’s political activism and attended numerous protests as a child and felt the need to stand for injustice. My identity as an Uyghur has shown the realities of oppression, but it has also inspired me to be proactive in everything I do.
3. What is the most important lesson you’ve learnt recently?
A comforting quote I came across was, “I wish I could tell you it gets better. It doesn’t get better. You get better.” I learned recently that, even when a situation is horrible, that does not mean that you’ll have a horrible life as a result of that. Instead, you will rise above it and be better.
4. What are your short term goals?
My university has a large East Asian department; considering USC has strong ties with China, I hope to meet with professors in the department and create seminars to raise awareness for the East Turkistan cause. I hope that USC makes a stance on the Uyghur issue.
Samarkand Travel Guide 🕌
Самарканд - город величественных медресе и мудрейшего Улугбека, столица огромной империи Тамерлана, жемчужина Шелкового пути. Интересно увидеть настоящий древний Восток? Тогда сохраняй список и скорее покупай билеты 🙌🏻
🔭 Углубиться в историю Амира Темура и его семьи в мавзолее Гур-Эмир
🔭 Окунуться в атмосферу древности на визитную карточку города - площадь Регистан
🔭 Переместиться в XV век и взглянуть на три старейшие в мире медресе (духовные школы для мальчиков)
🔭 Пройти тест на грешность в мемориальном комплексе Шахи Зинда 😇
🔭 Восхититься величием мечети Хазрет-Хызр, а после подняться выше и насладиться потрясающим видом на город, открывающемся с минарета
🔭 Загадать желание в самой большой мечети в Средней Азии - Биби-Ханым
🔭 Посетить место паломничества верующих трех главных религий - мавзолей Ходжа Дониера / пророка Даниила
🔭 Прикоснуться к звёздам в развалинах старейшей обсерватории Улугбека #steph_travel
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the choreography I’ll be teaching tonight in the Persian Performance Intensive at @sirenadancestudio in Albuquerque, New Mexico - Let’s dance 💃🏻
4 295 hours ago
Orient and Europe are so different. As a muslim girl from a conservative traditional country living in Europe you face many challenges and often you need to chose which principles to follow. It’s either difficult to follow your conservative traditions while integrating yourself in a European society or fully adapting yourself to the European lifestyle and but still keeping your traditions and values from your home county. But the more you travel, the more you see different people from different countries, societies, traditions and you mindset changes completely becoming broader, like if you take spyglass with a broader opening and start seeing a broader picture that makes more sense. I am so happy that I met so many different people in my life and after each conversation with them I discover a new piece of the world for myself and learn from each of them something that makes me better. For me all that matters in people is being a nice person, not hurting people, being sincere with yourself and others, respecting other people’s lifes, lifestyle, time, being tolerant to all religions, nations, overwhelming egoism and wishing other people the same you would wish for yourself. If the person drinks alcohol or not, prays or not, wears hidjab or nor, follows all traditions, calls himself a religious person does not necessarily show if his heart is big and soul is deep. And we should not forget to be happy and enjoy this precious gift from the Creator to have our lives here and today.... #mythoughts#tolerance#traditions#orient#europe#mindset#bigheart#lifestyle#uzbekgirl#asia#centralasia#europe#travel#traveladdict#conservative#betolerant#bepeaceful#beahuman#beyourself#bekind#besincere#loveyourself#loveyourlife#bethankful#dontjudge#haveabigheart#behappy#wisheveryonehappiness
4 195 hours ago
The Bull, by Vladimir Lysenko, is the centrepiece of the Nukus Museum of Art, an extraordinary collection of dissident works that was squirrelled away in a remote part of Uzbekistan when it was still part of the Soviet Union.
The majority of the paintings here were banned under Stalin, for depicting taboo topics or for being painted in a forbidden style (like Cubanism or even Impressionism) or for just being deemed too colourful for the Communist Party's taste. And their creators were persecuted, mercilessly – for painting The Bull, Lysenko got two years in a mental hospital and twenty more in a gulag in Siberia.
His legacy, and that of many of the other artists whose work is on display here, only survives thanks to Igor Savitsky, the museum's founder, who at great risk to himself gathered these paintings together and put them on public display.
Вот такой ланч мы иногда едим в офисе -нам очень повезло, что наш финансовый менеджер Чинара из Киргизстана и кроме финансов она ещё и эксперт по приготовлению очень вкусного плова. А вы любите плов? Если да, то приходите к нам на Central Asian Plov Masterclass on 30 November. И приводите свою вторую половину, мужчины всегда очень любят плов. #лондон#плов#centralasia#foodporn#charity#fundraising
So we finally made it to one of the countries on the Silk Route.
We were excited to explore and take in the beauty of the monolithic monuments that adorns the gorgeous ceramic work.. It was as pretty as we expected🙂
Colourful ceramics and plov with quails eggs: two wonderful things you’ll discover in Samarkand!
4 367 hours ago
Yurts are an essential element of Kyrgyz culture. The yurt offers a deep connection to they country's nomadic traditions. Used by nomads during ancient times, the yurt is remarkable in that it has kept the same design and function throughout millennia.
Yurts, or typical Central Asian nomadic dwellings, serve as a strong and lasting connection between past, present, and future generations of Kyrgyz people. A typical yurt is composed of individual parts that usually take about a month to construct, but can then be used for decades. Traditional yurts are constructed without the use of a single nail. The entire structure can then be easily assembled and taken down. Once deconstructed, a yurt is easy to transport to a new location. A perfect dwelling for Kyrgyz nomads!
Nomads traditionally use natural materials to build their dwellings — felt made of wool, wood from the forests, and red minerals to paint the yurt’s frame. The wooden circular frame of the yurt consists of a door-frame, or bosogo, and several expanding lattice wall-sections, called kerege. Anyone visiting a yurt easily can identify the tunduk, the crowning circle at the top of the yurt used to admit sunlight into the yurt’s interior.
There is deep symbolism in the shape, design, fabrics, and colors that compose a yurt. Even today, yurts not only serve as a common and recognizable dwelling of Central Asia’s nomadic people, but also as testaments to a commitment to preserving tradition in Kyrgyzstan.
Shah-I-Zinda is one of the oldest and longest-running examples of a continually constructed historic site in the world.
It was established with a single religious monument over 1,000 years ago. Various temples, mausoleums, and buildings were continually added throughout the ensuing centuries, from approximately the 11th century to the 19th. The result is a fascinating cross-reference of various architectural styles, methods, and decorative craftsmanship as they have changed throughout a millennium of work.
The complex was founded to mark a site of legend, where mythology states Muhammed’s cousin, Kusam ibn Abbas, was buried. It is more rare for such historic sites to have endured as long, through centuries of war and weather, progress & expansion.
"Балдар биздин Келечегибиз" .
"Дети наше Будущее"
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Our communications survey is open for just 4 more days! We will use the results to plan for new guides and resources to support the work of LGBTI orgs across Europe and Central Asia, and, with the help of donors, creating new grant opportunities. Visit the link in our bio and take the survey now! #LGBTI#LGBTIeurope#CentralAsia#LGBT#Activism#LGBTIActivists
Photo @mountainscaper 3 long distance trekking in few weeks, a remote and undiscovered country populated by a fascinating nomadic culture. This expedition thought us what does it mean living as nomad, depending on wilderness. Becoming part of an ecosystem.
📍 Masjid-i Jami, the Friday Mosque 🕌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was blown away by each detail of this mosque, which is considered one of the greatest in Central Asia and definitely one of my favorites. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————————————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀🇧🇷| Masjid-i Jami, mesquita da sexta-feira ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fiquei impressionado com cada detalhe dessa mesquita, considerada uma das mais notáveis da Ásia Central e definitivamente uma das minhas favoritas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀