Thursday, March 13, 2008

Make your URL tiny!

Click here. Recently when I was just playing with my code here, I found out that there is a website that is called TinyURL. I always have long urls in the code and I thought it was a great idea and help to put it online. So if you have long URL's and you would like to make it short and hide for some good reasons, then visit this site I personally use it and I thought I would put this little post for people who did not know. Code is poetry, I read somewhere and I think who ever wrote that is right. It takes a lot of time to learn a language and coding, but once you learn it pay off is great. So if you want to make money online, the first thing you should do it learn a language that you would feel comfy with. Once you learn it, it is easy. I wish with our tea houses we have some kind of learning ideas including computers. So once I earn enough revenue from Google Adsense, I will open up a free cafe for beginners. That is a promiss. Students will be able to come and learn for fee as well as use free internet and open source programmes. I just need a little bit more time to get it all planned and organized. So until next time, please take care and spread the word about TEA-HOUSES!

Sunday, March 02, 2008



Sister City Demonstrates True Meaning of "Family" with Relief Effort
for Tajik Victims of Worst Winter in Memory

BOULDER, CO - February 28, 2008 - The citizenry of Boulder, Colorado
and surrounding areas are taking part in a massive relief effort to
help get food to Tajikistan, where the harshest winter in memory has
sapped energy resources and caused food shortages so severe that the
U.N. has declared that as many as 250,000 Tajik residents are in need
of "immediate food aid."

Boulder shares a unique bond with Tajikistan: the capital of
Tajikistan, Dushanbe, is Boulder's sister city. That in itself may
not be so unusual, but how many sister cities can boast an iconic tea
house, hand-crafted and shipped piece by piece across oceans and
miles, to be reassembled and become one of the city's most beloved

That tea house is the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, which was built by
hand in Tajikistan over the course of two years, and then shipped to
Boulder, as a gift from the people of Dushanbe to their sister city,
in 1990. Since its arrival, re-assembly, and opening, the Boulder
Dushanbe Teahouse has become one of the best-loved spots in all of
Boulder. And with good reason - the handiwork of the Tajiki
craftsman and artisans is truly something to behold, and the tea
house is a gift beyond compare.

In exchange, Boulder is constructing a cyber cafe for Dushanbe. The
cafe will be a model of many different green construction techniques,
giving Dushanbe not only a cyber cafe, but a living model of new
energy-saving construction techniques.

But right now the people of Dushanbe need something much more
immediate. Something much more urgent.

"Now it's time for the citizens of Boulder to repay the kindness, and
come to the aid of their generous Tajiki friends," explains Anne P.
Mitchell, organizer of Boulder Dushanbe Relief (http:// "Tajikistan is suffering what has been
referred to as 'the worst winter in living memory'. The power plants
there are barely generating enough power to provide heat for a few
hours a day - the rest of the day and night there is no heat; people
are freezing to death. And they have no food."

The Boulder Dushanbe Relief effort, which is working with the United
Nation's World Food Programme, is a joint relief effort coordinated
by Mitchell, and supported by the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, the
Boulder Dushanbe Sister City organization, and Mitchell's own
organization, ISIPP. Boulder Dushanbe Relief will be coordinating a
series of fund raising drives and events over the course of the next
three weeks, including dinners, silent auctions, and a reception for
a visiting delegation from Dushanbe, and culminating with the annual
Navruz Festival at the teahouse on Sunday, March 16th. The funds
raised will be used by the U.N.'s World Food Programme to put food
directly in the hands of the people of Tajikistan.

Explains Lenny Martinelli, proprietor of the Boulder Dushanbe
Teahouse, "I have been in the unique position to see on a daily basis
what the gift of the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse has meant to the
people of Boulder. To be able to now in some small way return the
favor to the people of Dushanbe in their time of need is not only the
right thing to do - it's a privilege."

"Our thoughts and hearts go out to the people of Dushanbe and
Tajikistan during their time of need. Through our sister city ties
we have learned that Tajiks are among the most generous and
hospitable people in the world. We can follow their example now,"
said Sophia Stoller, a member of the board of the Boulder Dushanbe
Sister City organization. "To be able to help our sister city of
Dushanbe in such an immediate and tangible way when they desperately
need it is exactly what the sister city relationship is,
fundamentally, all about, and we are thrilled to be able to help to
facilitate this effort," added Stoller.

In addition to the various fund raising events and activities that
the Boulder Dushanbe Relief effort is organizing, corporate and
individual donations can be made through the Boulder Dushanbe Relief
website at The website also offers a
schedule of events and activities.

"I have to believe that if the people of Boulder knew what the people
of Dushanbe were going through right now, they would open their
hearts, and their wallets," said Mitchell.

For more information, or to donate to Boulder Dushanbe Relief, see, or send email to


About Boulder Dushanbe Relief

Boulder Dushanbe Relief is the cooperative effort between the Boulder
Dushanbe Teahous ( the Boulder
Dushanbe Sister City organization (,
and the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (http:// Created in response to the dire situation in
Tajikistan, the Boulder Dushanbe Relief effort is working directly
with the United Nation's World Food Program to get food to the people
of Tajikistan. For more information see

Until Next time, God Bless!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


HELP me with development of my blog at your spare time and I will share the revenue with you. That is a promiss. You can black list me if you don't get your share. Whoever joins me in developing this blog further will be paid directly by PAY-PAL; However, I would like to see the ideas on paper before negotiating any price. So if you have enough time and energy, let's work together and make TAJIKZONE a better blog! Here is a tool to help us get ideas together!


Until next time, god bless!

Friday, February 08, 2008

So Green!

For friends and visitors from cold places where you don't see this green. Would you like to guess where these pictures are from? It is soo green and beautiful. Your eyes would love this scenes if one was in a cold place like Tajikistan. As a result of the cold weather my heating system at home broke. It was so cold that everything was frozen and now I am looking to buy a new heating system. If you have anything to offer or suggest, please kindly do. I will most probably be looking at all the options this summer. For now we can dream about warm weather. Even though Turkmenistan is giving us more electricity we know that it will not be enough until we fix our own problems. I am sure this year coal prices will go up as people will anticipate that there will be much more cold weather next year. I am sure people are already thinking of this business.

For now, we can just watch the pictures below and think about TROPICS!

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tea House Ceilings

This tea house ceilings are more than 100 years old. In some instances it is not possible to identify the date it was made. Usually you would see this in a traditional Tajik tea house.

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You can order a ceiling for your bedroom, restaurant or a tea house. Just let us know what you want and we take care of the rest. It's that simple!

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Thursday, December 27, 2007


Thanks to Google, we now have our own custom TAJIKZONE SEARCH ENGINE; CLICK HERE and check it out; It is fully functional. However, much time is needed to fully use it's potential. Please feel free to submit your views.

Until next time God Bless!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


For those of you who don't watch BBC or don't have access, I though I would post the following link ; This programme is fun to watch, and at the same time educational. If you would like to stay up to date with current technology, click and learn!

Winter is here, so is the problem of electricity shortage AGAIN. Currently, citizens of Khujand are receiving electiricty and gas supply 3 hours per day only; With all it's hydro power potential Tajkistan is still behind and people are hungry for electricity! Small generator business is booming; So if you are in a generator business this is the time to get in; Investing in electricity at this time could bring good results in coming years.

To follow up on previous posts. Road from Aybek border and Khujand is at it's final stages, so if you are traveling via Tashkent, this cold be the quickest way to reach the Northern part. Updates on other roads connecting Khujand is coming soon;

Until next time, God bless.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Free electricity...

Today I have visited a nicely organized blog and wanted to share the news about electricity in Tajikistan. The limit has been lifted and finally I can watch BBC news late evenings. It is a great feeling to have electricity at home!!!

Investors wanting to invest in Tajikistan should consider investing in small dams here. Recently local news reported a person generating electricity using a tracktor engine. He has invested almost US$ 2,000 to build the hydrogenerator. However, I wish our government creates a programme to support this kind of business. Although he has made the electricity for his village, it would have been nice to receive insentives if connected to national grid. I don't know what our law makers are working on...

Until next time, God bless!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Roads in Tajikistan are beeing fixed!

Thrusday, April 5, 2007.

Chinees are contributing a lot of money to fix Tajik roads. Currently they are working from Aybek border of Uzbekistan to Khujand and from Khujand to Kanibadam and Ura-Tube roads. It looks like soon businesses will flow to Northern Tajikistan. With the weather now becoming warm they just might finish it early. Today for example after a long week of rain it is 23 degrees centigrate outside.

So anybody wishing to travel on these roads should use TOYOTA Land cruiser or similar vehicles. You can rent vehicles from private persons if you arrive to Khujand or Sughd Region. If you are not familiar just send me an e-mail and I can put you in contact. If you are looking to travel to Tashkent through Khujand, a renting of a vehicle can also be arranged at costs between US$ 60 - $100 depending on the vehicle. However, I would recommend TOYOTA with airconditioning again for roads here.

Recently couple of people have contacted and wanted to know about hotel bookings as well. This can also be arranged just send me an e-mail. Ticket purchases are not a big problem nowdays. The good news is that Tajikistan Airlines has approximalty 5 flights per day to Dushanbe.

If you are looking for appartment rentals and would like to travel to mountains, just drop me an e-mail and all will be taken care. For bird and mountain lovers this year is the time to get out and visit Tajikistan, especially Shahristan mountains.

Good luck, until next time take care.