Despite the presence of and intervention from foreign forces, the people of Afghanistan have always sought peace, which continues to evade them. In attempting to make sense of events in Afghanistan, what is the importance of listening and referring to Afghan voices? Do the long historical, trade and cultural connections between India and Afghanistan somewhat explain why Indians feel especially welcome in Afghanistan? Despite the deeply problematic ways in which the Indian media covers Afghanistan, do alternate viewpoints and possibilities exist?
In this episode, film-maker, journalist and writer Taran Khan ponders on the meanings of war and peace from the perspective of Kabul. She speaks about the common shared passions and differences between Indian and Afghan people. Taran shares her personal impressions of culture and life in Kabul based on her frequent travels to the city. She also discusses her book, based on Kabul.