Editorial

Author : Editor's Desk

Our fifteenth issue is one dedicated to mothers - whether new or old, struggling or thriving, happy or exhausted…To mothers of all kinds, all shades and all emotional states. We have invited doctors from across specializations to talk about the need for safe...

On Motherhood: Through the Lens of a New Mother

Author : Zainab Rashid

As I am writing this, I haven’t slept in three nights, in servitude to my child’s habitual tantrums. An apt start to a piece on motherhood. I gave birth to a daughter last September. As I am writing this, I haven’t slept in three nights, in servitude to my child’s...

Aura Readers Club Karnataka Review Meeting

Author : By Aura Staff

Aura Readers’ Club Karnataka Review Meeting On the 6th of April 2022, a virtual Review Meeting of Aura’s April issue was organized by Aura Readers’ Club Karnataka. Speakers from all walks of life, different professions and fields of expertise chose one article each...

A Nurse Speaks: International Day of Nursing

Author : By Aura Staff

1) First tell us a bit about your professional journey - your designation, where you work and how long you have been a nurse. Schedule. Ans: I did my BSc. (Hons) Nursing from Jamia Hamdard. I live in Delhi. I started to explore the practical field of Nursing 4 months...

Amathur Razzaq: A Life Lived Fully

Author : Tasneem Fatima

Amatur Razzaq was Secretary, Women’s Wing, Jamaat e Islami Hind, Karnataka; Member, AIMPLB, and Member, Council of Representatives, Jamaat e Islami Hind. She passed away on 16th April, 2022. The author is her daughter-in-law. Grieved, but we will not say anything...

Eid

Author : Syeda Heena Waseem

Eid in Arabic means a feast, festival, or holiday. Eid-Ul-Fitr means “festival to break the fast” to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. Declaration of Eid depends on the moon as sighted by the lunar calendar.Eid in Arabic means a feast, festival, or holiday....

What’s Cooking this Eid?

Author : By Aura Staff

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan and is celebrated around the world with unique traditions, diverse food items, community gatherings and reuniting with family. We asked our readers what’s usually found in their kitchens and on their plates on this...

Challenges Faced By the Youth and Ways to Meet Them

Author : Madiha Javed

It is crucial that teens feel validated in their feelings and thoughts because what they are going through is a real part of their lives. Parents and guardians should not judge or criticize their feelings or thoughts. Being sensitive towards youths and the fact that...

Demystifying Food Imposition

Author : Shayma S

Economic Boycott and ‘Halal Cut’ An initiative by ID Fresh Foods, the Bangalore-based start-up offering instant batters and filter coffee has caught the eye. Founded by PC Musthafa, ID Fresh has been targeted in social media campaigns by right-wing accusations of...

A Mother’s Heart

Author : Aftalya

Heart so heavy Still keeping thoughts to myselfNot letting them outScared that my thoughts will hurt my children Oh my heart Sorry for the acheHeart so brokenStill keeping the broken pieces to myselfNot throwing them awayThinking others might bleed from it Oh my heart...

Mamma: A Baby Girl In The Womb

Author : Huda Naaz

BABY Sometimes I smile...... I wish you are near to walk with me a mile Sometimes I want to say I wish ............it’s okay Every-time I don’t want to hide I wish, I could see the world outside. The pain...............it hurts, I wish, I could have that guts, I...

I Wish

Author : Dr. Ayesha Subhan

I wish I could show you, All the things that I have seen. Hold tight your hand, lead you; To all the places that I’ve been. I wish I could hug you and never let you go. But life has come knocking at your wee little door. Adventures don’t happen sitting safe by the...

Dowry: An unwritten evil custom

Author : Mehboobi Patel

What would people say? This is the biggest and most persistent query which arises in the minds of people, not only in the matter of dowry but in every sphere of life. The question of what people would say has been a force powerful enough to even outdo the fear of the...