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Author : Esteemed Readers

The magazine is unique in its presentation style. Particularly, the recent edition conveys a lot of information and literary knowledge to the readers. The poetry pictures the life of a woman in the present scenario.The article, ‘Girl Child in India’ depicts the naked...

Editorial

Author : Editor's Desk

‘The Money Issue’ is a common feature of most, if not all publications. The cover, usually adorned with a currency symbol or the color green; the inside, mostly about how to spend and invest. But money is a lot more than just that - particularly in today’s world where...

A Conversation with Aishath Muneeza

Author : Aura Staff

Q. You have held many positions in the finance world, as well as worked in governmental positions at the international level in South and South East Asia. Tell us a little bit about your journey and what it took to reach here.A. While doing postgraduate studies, I was...

Face to Face with Irena Akbar

Author : Aura Staff

Q. First of all, you are an entrepreneur, an art curator, a journalist, an activist and a writer. Tell us a little bit about your journey and what keeps you most engaged these days.A. I was a journalist for 14 years, working with English-language media in New Delhi. I...

Money and Finance

Author : Arshad Shaikh

Money and finance is not just about earning and spending. There are some fundamental truths associated with these terms irrespective of our financial status and ‘monetary value’ in the economy. We can protect our hard-earned savings if we develop a sound understanding...

Food for Thought

Author : Sameena Afshan

During Caliph Haroon Al Rashid’s reign in the Abbasid Caliphate, the translation movement that was initiated by his predecessors gained great momentum. Baghdad became a renowned center of learning. Translations of books on medicine, mathematics, astrology, philosophy...

What Prohibits Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse?

Author : Himani Saini

According to the National Study on Child Abuse, released by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India (2007), almost half of the children in India reported having been abused sexually in some form. The peculiarity of child sexual abuse is that it primarily...

Was it Old Age…or Parkinson’s?

Author : Uzma Sarwat Beenish

When you started getting shaky while walkingyour hands tremblingwith every morsel of food you liftedyou even forgot how old I wasyour prayers were not comprehensible anymoreyour voice turning into mumbling. Right after I left for schoolyou would start calling out my...

Yours Positively…

Author : Dr. Nooshin Moosa

Allah loves it when we give. To spend a little out of what he has given us. He advises us to give without being fearful of poverty because he will compensate. Mostly, it makes us feel good and gives us a fuzzy warm feeling in our hearts when we give with the best...

When Will We Change?

Author : Fatima Choudhary

When we had the crown and didn’t care, They worked hard and took the chair. Our downfall was obvious, For success was promised to the hard-working, diligent and industrious. We were chosen as the religion’s ambassadors, But do we even offer our five daily prayers? We...

Jihad Battu

Author : By Aura Staff

Artwork by Hawwa HudaAn 85 year old Palestinian grandmother, Jihad Battu (born 1936 in Nablus during the Nakba) was recently in the news for an extraordinary achievement. Having dropped out of school in 1948 at the age of 12, due to the Nakba as well as her mother’s...

Environmental Thoughts

Author : TK Jameela

When we teach children at schools about the scientific aspects of rain, we don’t mention the Creator of this wonderful blessing that plays a significant role in maintaining human and animal life on this planet. While describing the chemical structure of water (H2O),...

Usha Singh

Author : Anuradha Singh

This is the story of my life. My name is Usha Singh and I’m the resident of Rath. I ventured on this journey when there were financial constraints in my family and economic stability was the need of the hour. I always had a deep regret that I could not take up further...

The Silence of the Lambs

Author : Firdaus Sayed

It is a solemn time for us. Our nation has been gripped by a disease that has shaken the very foundations of humanity. While we are still grappling with the gruesome rapes and murders of many names, there is a surge of similar incidents across the country. It is a...