Saturday, March 31, 2012
The completion of the world's largest Qur'an was hailed as a major achievement for the Afghanistan when it was officially unveiled in the nation's capital. Measuring more than 7ft long and 10ft wide, the text's 218 pages are decorated in 30 different calligraphy designs and took almost five years to finish.The previous claim to the title was for a copy unveiled last year in Russia's Tatarstan region. The Afghan Qur'an weighs 500kg and its 218 pages of cloth and paper, bound inside an embossed leather cover made from the skins of 21 goats, cost over £300,000 to create.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Hussaini Bridge in Pakistan is a harrowing experience, but commonplace to those who regularly use it. Known as the most dangerous bridge in use, it runs parallel to the original bridge which has already collapsed. One of the most scariest and dangerous bridges of the world is the Hussaini – Borit Lake Bridge in Hunza Pakistan. A bridge can prove to be dangerous for a variety of reasons; either because it’s very old, narrow, too high up above the land, over a quick river or if the wooden “floor” goes missing. What makes them dangerous is the fact that in spite of the condition of the bridge, they have to be used; as many a time, these pathways are the main or even the only way for the local inhabitants of a small village to reach a bigger city.