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#1Pic1Day: Warna-warni Gurun | Colors of the Desert (Pakistan, 2006)

Colors of the Desert (Pakistan, 2006) Desert inhabitants in South Asia are known for their sophisticated costumes, full of ornaments and colors. The women in Thar Desert of Pakistan, especially the Hindu ones, still wear colorful costumes, with dozens of bangles all over their body, and are totally at ease with cameras. Warna-warni Gurun (Pakistan, 2006) Bangsa-bangsa gurun di Asia Selatan punya keunikan pakaian yang sangat rumit, penuh dekorasi, berwarna. Kaum perempuan di gurun Thar, Pakistan, khususnya umat Hindu, masih memakai pakaian yang berwarna-warni, gelang di sekujur tubuh yang berlusin-lusin, dan sama sekali tidak antipati terhadap kamera.   [...]

January 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Menyibak Harapan | A New Hope (Pakistan, 2006)

A New Hope (Pakistan, 2006) Survival is still the biggest question in the middle of Thar Desert, Pakistan. Aside from serious problems in water and healthcare, economic situation is also not quite optimistic. Some humanitarian projects have arrived here to introduce to the locals their own tradition they have already lost: carpet making. This is a new source to generate income for the desert dwellers. Menyibak Harapan (Pakistan, 2006) Di tengah gurun kering Thar, Pakistan, bertahan hidup adalah pertanyaan terbesar bagi penduduk. Selain masalah air dan kesehatan yang sangat serius, keadaan ekonomi juga sangat parah. Beberapa organisasi kemanusiaan datang dengan mengajarkan penduduk mempertahankan tradisi mereka untuk membuat permadani, sehingga mereka punya tambahan pemasukan untuk keluarga. [...]

January 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

#1Pic1Day: Dusun Kering | Dry Village (Pakistan, 2006)

Dry Village (Pakistan, 2006) Some areas in interior of Thar Desert, Pakistan, had not got rain for four years consecutively. Some villages were even deserted by its inhabitants, as they were looking for a new place with more water. These deserted villages turn to ghost villages. Dusun Kering (Pakistan, 2006) Beberapa daerah di pedalaman gurun Thar, Pakistan, sama sekali tidak mendapat hujan dalam empat tahun berturut-turut. Beberapa dusun bahkan ditinggalkan begitu saja oleh penduduknya, untuk mencari tempat yang masih ada airnya. Dusun-dusun yang ditinggalkan kemudian menjadi desa mati.   [...]

January 22, 2014 // 3 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Empat Tahun Tanpa Hujan | Four Years with No Rain (Pakistan, 2006)

Four Years with No Rain (Pakistan, 2006) Water and rain are very scarce in Thar desert, Pakistan. Some areas even had not got rain for consecutive four years. The inhabitants have to walk very far just to get water. Water is very precious here; some people even keep their water with gridlock and bury it under the sand. Empat Tahun Tanpa Hujan (Pakistan, 2006) Hujan sangat langka di gurun Thar, Pakistan. Di beberapa lokasi bahkan hujan sama sekali tidak turun dalam empat tahun. Penduduk harus berjalan jauh hanya untuk mendapatkan setetes air, sehingga air teramat berharga di sini. Beberapa warga bahkan menggunakan kunci gembok untuk mengamankan air yang [...]

January 21, 2014 // 5 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pulang | Going Home (Pakistan, 2006)

Going Home (Pakistan, 2006) Thar is one of the driest deserts with the highest population density in the world. Thar stretches from Pakistan to India. The inhabitants have to walk for kilometers on boiling sand just to gather water. The desert dwellers usually travel to the nearby town of Umerkot in interior Sindh Province for shopping or selling their animals. The public transport departs from the desert villages in early morning, and return back from the town at afternoon. That’s the time for the desert dwellers to go back to the dry desert they call home. Pulang (Pakistan, 2006) Gurun Thar adalah salah satu gurun paling kering namun paling padat penduduknya di dunia. Gurun ini melintang dari Pakistan hingga India, dihuni oleh bangsa gurun yang harus mencari air hingga berkilo-kilometer. Penduduk Thar biasanya bepergian ke Umerkot, kota terdekat di pedalaman Provinsi Sindh, untuk berbelanja. Angkutan umum biasanya berangkat dari kampung-kampung gurun pada pagi buta, dan kembali lagi dari kota ke tengah gurun di sore menjelang petang, karena itulah waktunya bagi warga gurun untuk pulang ke tengah padang gersang yang menjadi rumah [...]

January 20, 2014 // 5 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Tertutup dan Terbuka | Veiled and Unveiled (Dubai, 2008)

Veiled and Unveiled (Dubai, 2008) An Arab woman with thick make-up walks in front of a shop selling underwear inside a luxurious shopping center in Dubai. Tertutup dan Terbuka (Dubai, 2008) Seorang perempuan Arab dengan kosmetik tebal melintas di depan toko pakaian dalam wanita di sebuah mal mewah di Dubai.     [...]

January 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

#1Pic1Day: Kota Berkilau di Padang Pasir | Glittering City of Desert (Dubai, 2008)

Glittering City of Desert (Dubai, 2008) Two years before, this stretch of road only had two multistory buildings. Today, this road in the middle of desert is full of skyscrapers. Kota Berkilau di Padang Pasir (Dubai, 2008) Dua puluh tahun sebelumnya, di jalan ini hanya ada dua gedung bertingkat. Hari ini, jalan yang melintang di tengah padang pasir ini penuh sesak oleh bangunan pencakar langit.     [...]

January 16, 2014 // 6 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Time to Have Fun (Dubai, 2008)

Time to Have Fun (Dubai, 2008) Arab youngsters are having fun in an exhibition event in Dubai. Para pemuda Arab bersuka ria bermain ayunan di arena pameran di Dubai.   [...]

January 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

#1Pic1Day: Taman Dunia | Round the World (Dubai, 2008)

Round the World (Dubai, 2008) Visitors are enjoying their “round-the-world” trip in an annual international exhibition in Dubai, which was participated by dozens of countries from all continents. Taman Dunia (Dubai, 2008) Pengunjung sedang menikmati wisata “keliling dunia” yang dihadirkan dalam sebuah pameran internasional tahunan di Dubai, dihadiri oleh puluhan negara dari semua benua. [...]

January 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Tertinggi di Dunia | Numero Uno (Dubai, 2008)

Numero Uno (Dubai, 2008) Forty years ago, this desert nation was just a stretch of poor and quiet desert settlements. Now, the emirates have transformed to one of the richest countries in the world, with fantastic projects to be world’s numero uno. At this time, Dubai was building the highest tower in the world, of which height was kept secret during its construction. The initial name was Burj Dubai (Tower of Dubai), but due to financial crisis, Dubai had to receive aid from the Khalifa of Abu Dabhi, the name of the skyscraper was renamed Burj Khalifa. Tertinggi di Dunia (Dubai, 2008) Negeri padang pasir yang pada empat puluh tahun sebelumnya masih merupakan dusun miskin dan lengang, kini berubah menjadi salah satu negara terkaya di dunia dengan proyek-proyek fantastis untuk selalu menjadi yang nomor satu di muka bumi. Dubai sedang membangun gedung tertinggi di dunia, yang pada saat pembangunan masih dirahasiakan berapa ketinggiannya. Semula rencananya akan dinamakan adalah Burj Dubai (Menara Dubai), tetapi karena krisis moneter hebat, Dubai harus dibantu oleh Abu Dhabi, sehingga nama menara ini diubah menjadi Burj Khalifah (Menara Khalifah).   [...]

January 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pengejar Layang-Layang | The Kite Runners (Afghanistan, 2008)

The Kite Runners (Afghanistan, 2008) One of so much cheerful activities during Naoruz New Year celebration in Afghanistan is to run after kites. In Afghanistan, many games have touch of “war”. Even when they fly kites, it’s not for the sake only for flying kites, but to defeat your enemies and be the last one survives in the sky. For people who don’t fly kites, the main purpose is to run after the falling kites, thus known as the kite runners. Pengejar Layang-Layang (Afghanistan, 2008) Keriangan lain dalam perayaan Tahun Baru di Afghanistan adalah permainan berebut layangan. Di Afghanistan, banyak permainan yang bernuansakan “perang”, bahkan saat bermain layangan pun mereka saling beradu layang-layang siapa yang kuat bertahan di angkasa. Sedangkan mereka yang tidak menerbangkan layang-layang akan berlarian berhamburan untuk mengejar layang-layang jatuh.   [...]

January 10, 2014 // 3 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Olahraga Keperkasaan | Sport of Honor (Afghanistan, 2008)

Sport of Honor (Afghanistan, 2008) Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan, and usually held amidst the Naoruz New Year celebration. Buzkashi is the ancestor of polo, of which the horse riders fight to get a headless carcass as the ball, and they have to bring the carcass around the ground to be the winner. This sport emphasizes on values of honesty, bravery, strength, and honor—all of which are the pride for the Afghans. Olahraga Keperkasaan (Afghanistan, 2008) Buzkashi adalah olahraga nasional Afghanistan, dan biasa dipertandingkan di tengah perayaan Tahun Baru Naoruz. Buzkashi adalah nenek moyang olahraga polo, di mana para penunggang kuda berebutan sebuah bangkai binatang tanpa kepala sebagai bola yang dibawa berkeliling lapangan. Olahraga ini mengutamakan nilai-nilai kejujuran, keberanian, kekuatan dan keperkasaan, menjadi peleburan semua nilai kebanggaan Afghanistan. [...]

January 9, 2014 // 4 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Bendera Ajaib | Magical Flag (Afghanistan, 2008)

Magical Flag (Afghanistan, 2008) The Afghans celebrate Persian New Year, known as Naoruz (“New Day”), which is usually celebrated on 21 March when the sun arrives exactly on northern equinox. The center of Naoruz celebration in Afghanistan is in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, which is believed by the Afghans as the location of the mausoleum of Caliphate Ali bin Abi Thalib. On the Naoruz morning, they will raise a sacred flag known as “janda”. People would struggle hard to touch the flag as they believe the magical flag would cure any disease and bring good fortune. The celebration used to be banned under the Taliban. Bendera Ajaib (Afghanistan, 2008) Orang Afghanistan merayakan Tahun Baru Persia, yang disebut Naoruz (“Hari Baru”) dan jatuh pada 21 Maret, ketika matahari tepat berada di titik balik utara. Pusat perayaan Naoruz di Afghanistan adalah di kota Mazar-e-Sharif, di mana terdapat makam suci yang dipercaya sebagai makam Ali bin Abi Thalib. Di hari Naoruz, mereka akan mendirikan sebuah bendera suci yang disebut “janda”, dan orang-orang berebutan untuk menyentuh bendera itu karena dipercaya akan membawa mukjizat. Perayaan Naoruz pernah dilarang pada zaman Taliban. [...]

January 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

#1Pic1Day: Manisan India | Indian Sweets (2005)

Indian Sweets (2005) Diwali celebration in India cannot be separated from the sweets, or mithai, which come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. The adjective “sweet” is far not enough to describe the taste of these Indian sweets. The sensation is like chewing a kilogram of sugar and milk at the same time in your mouth. Manisan India (2005) Bagian penting lain dari perayaan Diwali di India adalah manisan atau mithai yang tampil dalam berbagai bentuk, ukuran, dan warna. “Manis” adalah kata yang terlalu sederhana untuk mendeskripsikan rasa manisan India. Sensasi rasa yang ditimbulkannya di mulut adalah seperti menelan satu kilogram gula dan susu bulat-bulat. [...]

January 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

#1Pic1Day: Festival Cahaya | The Festival of Lights (India, 2005)

  The Festival of Lights (India, 2005) The most important festival among Indian Hindus is Diwali, also known as “Festival of Lights”. The celebration emphasizes victory of light over darkness, good over evil, hope over despair. Aside from the puja ritual for Goddess Lakhsmi, Diwali celebration is also signified by millions of lights shining roads, streets, and alleys. They also burn firecrackers for the whole night.   Festival Cahaya (India, 2005) Perayaan terbesar di kalangan umat Hindu India adalah Diwali, dikenal juga sebagai “Festival Cahaya”. Hari raya ini menekankan kemenangan cahaya atas kegelapan, kebaikan atas kejahatan, harapan atas keputusasaan. Selain ibadah puja kepada Dewi Lakhsmi, perayaan Diwali ditandai dengan menyalakan jutaan lilin di berbagai sudut jalan, dan menyalakan petasan yang meledak-ledak sepanjang malam.                 [...]

January 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pakistan Streets #10 (Multan, 2006)

  Pakistani Streets #10 (Multan, 2006) Women in totally enveloping burqa (covering face and both eyes) are very common of Multan streets. Jalanan Pakistani #10 (Multan, 2006) Perempuan dalam burqa yang menutup rapat (termasuk wajah dan mata) adalah pemandangan lazim di jalanan Multan.               [...]

January 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pakistan Streets #9 (Uch Sharif, 2006)

  Pakistan Streets #9 (Uch Sharif, 2006) A Pakistani movie billboard shows men with guns and sexy women dancing. Jalanan Pakistan #9 (Uch Sharif, 2006) Sebuah baliho film Pakistan menggambarkan para pria dengan pistol dan para perempuan seksi menari.             [...]

January 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pakistan Streets #8 (Karachi, 2006)

  Pakistan Streets #8 (Karachi, 2006) Karachi was the capital of Pakistan, and is still the most modern city in the country. Jalanan Pakistan #8 (Karachi, 2006) Karachi pernah menjadi ibukota Pakistan, dan masih merupakan kota paling modern di negeri ini.           [...]

January 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pakistan Streets #7 (Lahore, 2006)

  Pakistan Streets #7 (Lahore, 2006) Dusk is when Lahore streets start livelier, as the heat during the day might be unbearably painful to linger around. Jalanan Pakistan #7 (Lahore, 2006) Sore menjelang matahari tenggelam adalah saat di mana jalanan Lahore mulai meriah, karena panasnya matahari siang sangat menyakitkan bagi kebanyakan orang untuk berkeliaran di jalan.         [...]

December 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

#1Pic1Day: Pakistan Streets #6 (Multan, 2006)

  Pakistan Streets #6 (Multan, 2006) Nice dream, good nap, this is how a boy is passing a scorching day in Multan Jalanan Pakistan #6 (Multan, 2006) Mimpi indah, tidur lelap, beginilah seorang bocah melewatkan hari yang panas membakar di Multan.       [...]

December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

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