I was in Dara-e-Noor, a district far to the north of Jalalabad city. My team members and I were there for a mapping survey for which talking with a local resident helped us make better and more accurate maps for any given area.
Here, we ran into Baghcha Gul. We were talking about the village and names of the roads, public buildings, etc. and my colleague, Akbar asked this random question: “How many children do you have?” “I have only one son”, Baghcha Gul answered.
Then Akbar asked again, “What do you do, Mama?“
He said, “that’s what I do.“
Baghcha Gul: Making babies.
Later, we found out that the man had 10 children: Nine girls and one boy. Some people, especially in rural areas of Afghanistan , shy away talking about female members of their family.