Ayesha Durani

Written by: Abdul Sabor Janbaz

Shagofa and her brother, Farhad goes to the castle to visit Lalo Mama. When they reach the yard of the castle, they find Lalo Mama whispering a poem.

Shagofa and Farhad go near Lalo Mama and greet him.

Farhad asks about the poem that Lalo Mama is whispering. Lalo Mama replies that it’s from the poem collection of Ayesha Durani.

The guests want information about Ayesha Durani. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and there in the corridor of the castle, he opened a window for his guests’ information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks to Suhaila Idrees, a student of journalism.

Suhaila says, “Ayesha Durrani was born in 1150 AH in Kabul city and is one of the Dari language poets. She was the daughter of Yaqub Ali Khan Toopchi Bashi, one of the elders of Timur Shah Durani’s Castle.

One day when Timur Shah returned from war, Aisha composed a poem describing Kabul. she was caressed and encouraged by Timur Shah. Ayesha Durani had studied at home and tried to improve her level of knowledge by using the available facilities.

Ayesha was interested in Hafez Shirazi's poems. She had left a collection that has three thousand poems. She has written poetry in all forms and her poetic life is divided into three periods; poems that belong to his youth are emotional.

Her middle-aged poems are mystical and Sufi. And the poems of her old age are mostly about the death of her son and all are elegies.”

Ayesha Durrani died in Kabul in 1232 and was buried in Onchi Baghbanan, Kabul city. A girls' high school is also named after her.

The lesson that we can learn from Aisha Durani’s life is to use the available facilities and gain knowledge and use every opportunity we have for education.”

Lalo Mama closes the window and picks up a filter of a cigarette from the ground and says that some people are not as wise as a crow.

The guests ask about the link between the crow and the filter of the cigarette.

Lalo Mama opens another window for their information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle gives the following information. “Crows are smart birds. According to a 2014 report by researchers, black crows are as smart as a five- to seven-year-old child.

A Swedish company wants to use the intelligence of black crows to solve the problem of collecting cigarette filters on the streets. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, a team from Corvid Cleaning is training crows to collect cigarette filters from the streets.

The company has developed a device that feeds crows with peanuts after delivering the filters. According to the information provided by Kristin Gunter Hansen, the director of the company, this method reduces the cost of road waste by up to 75%.

According to the Guardian, "Keep Sweden clean" estimates that over one billion cigarette butts are dumped on Swedish streets each year, 62% of the country's total street wastes.

Approximately € 2 million is spent annually on street cleaning in the town of Södertälje, southwest of Stockholm alone.”
Lalo Mama closes this window too. The guests like the information and they want Lalo Mama to open the window of the listeners.
Lalo Mama opens the window.


In the window, a boy (Nimat) a resident of Mosahi district of Logar province says, “I had developed a program for Facebook and it was writing the name of Facebook users very funny.”