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Author : Esteemed Readers

I applaud the publication of your wonderful magazine for enhancing the overall development of women across the globe. The magazine focuses mainly on women’s empowerment, to promote women’s sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their...

Editorial

Author : Editor's Desk

The nation was rocked by the brutal assault and murder of Sabiya, a Civil Defence Worker in the month of September. But as always, it appears that the brief outrage was merely that - and nothing more. In the past few years, many women’s rights groups, movements and...

The Girl Child in India

Author : Sameena Afshan

Women are an integral part of our society. Throughout history, the active role of women in society has guaranteed the progress, stability and overall development of nations around the world. Their substantial contributions are undoubtedly indispensable for the...

Face to Face with Dr Zaki Kirmani

Author : Aura Staff

Ph.D. Chemistry, IIT, Delhi Honorary Secretary, erstwhile The Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science 1) What were the social, political and economic conditions of women in pre-Islamic Arabia, and how did it change after the revelation of the Qu’ran? It...

Violence, Forms and Manifestations

Author : Arshad Shaikh

The dominant theme in media and films is violence. There is not a day when we do not hear, read or watch some kind of violence. All of us have also encountered violence in our personal lives or had the occasion to be at the scene of a violent crime. It could have been...

‘Jihad’ in Different Religions

Author : Ayesha Sultana

Extremists! Fundamentalists! Terrorists! Do these words ring a bell? Yes, these are descriptions of Muslims coined by the “liberal”, “progressive” media, especially the Western press, over the centuries. The term ‘Islamophobia’ is a more recent one, the use and misuse...

NCRB 2020: Some Reflections

Author : Aura Staff

NCRB 2020 Data: Some Reflections The NCRB (National Crimes Record Bureau) Crime In India data for the year 2020 has revealed some not-so-surprising but still, as always, alarming data: Communal riots marked an increase of 96% in 2020, compared to 2019, while… Fake...

Sacrifice

Author : Mumtaz Nazir

Sacrifice your son was the order in the dream,Flinched not nor faltered, the Surrenderer Supreme. Sacrifice was not desired, but a test for Ibraheem,Triumphed he and his obedient son Ismaeel. Deed so great, never witnessed by any nation,Glorify them did He - The...

A Woman’s Place

Author : Mafazah Sharafuddin

I When the rage comes to roost in my heart, It comes bearing memories. You are twelve years old and you keep your eyes on the ground the sun has set and no one is around and you are afraid. II You are fifteen and you watch the news with eyes peeled. You recite rules...

Women Entrepreneurs

Author : Tasneem Ataullah

MISS NATURA is an organic skin and hair care brand with customers all over India. Instagram : /miss.naturaFacebook : /missnatura.in/Website : www.missnatura.inHere is what these#SisterPreneurs – Zeenath and Salma have to share on their successful business story – ‘We...

Metamorphosing Your Dreams

Author : Iman Shakeel

Go to the kitchen of life, take those dreams of yours, put in some amount of hard work, add a pinch of inspiration, mix them all in the right proportion and voila! You have prepared for yourself the perfect life on your plate! Your dreams and how much you are willing...

Women’s Reservation Bill

Author : Javed Gaihlot

In July 2019, DMK MP Kanimozhi had raised the issue of Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha. Two years later, on July 28, 2021, Kanimozhi raised the same issue – in the same Lok Sabha. The question and the questioner were the same, so was the answer. In fact, the...