buzkashi


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buzkashi

(ˌbʊzˈkæʃɪ)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a game played in Aghanistan, in which opposing teams of horsemen strive for possession of the headless carcass of a goat
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Being organized by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Upper Chitral district administration, the festival will showcase various activities, including horse polo, yak polo, donkey polo, cricket, football, buzkashi, marathon race, tug-of-war, wrestling, music and other traditional games.
Being organized by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Upper Chitral district administration, the festival will feature various activities, including horse polo, yak polo, donkey polo, cricket, football, buzkashi, marathon race, tug-of-war, wrestling, music and other traditional games.
Being organised by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Upper Chitral district administration, the festival will showcase various activities, including horse polo, yak polo, donkey polo, cricket, football, buzkashi, marathon race, tug-of-war, wrestling, music and other traditional games, said an official statement issued here on Monday.
Nowhere else will you find buzkashi, Paul DeMan, Aunt Frieda, Khalid al-Wazir, the International Criminal Court, Rue Copernic, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, and the Holy Roman Empire sharing space with Bataclan, Samuel Johnson, Kimberle Crenshaw, Ilan Halimi, Rwanda, Ilan Pappe, and the Peace of Westphalia.
Riders in a buzkashi match in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan Image Credit: NYT
(File/AFP) 2 / 3 French (blue) and Uzbek (green) riders play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi also known as Kok-Boru or Oglak Tartis during the World Nomad Games 2018 in Cholpon-Ata, eastern Kirghizstan.
Example 2 ST: She thought longingly of the wide-open skies of her childhood, of her days of going to buzkashi tournaments with Babi and shopping at Mandaii with Mammy, of her days of running free in the streets and gossiping about boys with Giti and Hasina.
The latter country has recently emerged as a cricketing nation and is still to find its form, being more closely wedded to the considerably less sedate buzkashi as a national game.
The rugged men of northern Afghanistan raise their buzkashi horses to be warrior princes, ready for the savagery of polo with a headless carcass.
An utterly uninhibited writer, like Talat Abbasi, Aslam pulls no punches when it comes to depicting the gritty, ugly side of life (evinced, for instance, in one of his novels by a violent game of buzkashi involving a human victim).
1 "Buzkashi" means "goat grabbing" and is the national sport of Afghanistan.
A Kabul resident Khairullah compares the present government to a game of Buzkashi, where people are trying to push their own agendas and grab power.