The headline “Cherishing an ordinary life” in the International Herald Tribune of February xx caught our eyes.

“We are enjoying life,” says a former taxi driver who once sold chick peas and balloons in Pakistan, now is a IT manager for the British Council in Kabul.

People in Kabul have been aspiring to ordinary things like electricity, schools, rule of law, and security — things many of us have had for years but are new to many in Kabul are only now getting.

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