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Author : Humaira Parveen

“It was overwhelming to come across such a contemplative magazine. In today's era, this is the most necessary subject to create awareness among all, including the current as well as upcoming generations. In my opinion, with the emerging gap between generations and...

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Author : Waris Husain

“The Aura team deserves hearty congratulations for launching such an innovative magazine. The tagline 'Reviving Feminine Strength' truly reflects the need of the day. Feminine strength really needs to be put to its full & better use. Problems plague our society right...

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Author : Uzma Ausaf

“So far we have known our past as His-Story, Aura brings to the readers, Her-Story. It is what a woman feels, aspires for, and accomplishes. Aura is for the new-age woman confident of herself, and strong in her belief.”

EDITORIAL

Author : Aura Staff

The urgency of discussing health and gender has never appeared greater than it is now. While the pandemic is an obvious shadow hovering over our everyday lives, other undercurrents that point to the rot in our societies also have to be examined keenly. The gendered...

THE POLITICS OF HEALTH

Author : Firasha Shaikh

  The politics of health or healthcare refers to the analysis of systemic political factors that determine the nature of healthcare – its quality, affordability, ease of access, and so on. Health and healthcare have long been understood as or considered to be...

Health Protective Social System of Islam

Author : Dr. Javed Jamil

Qur’ān establishes a system, which is health-protective, and on the basis of the guidelines provided by Qur’ān, a Dynamic Paradigm of Health has been developed. The main features of Dynamic Paradigm of Health inspired by Islam are as follows: 1. In the present...

Interview with Raihana Siddique

Author : Raihana Siddique

The following is an interview that was conducted in the month of February with Raihana Siddique, by Farha Shareef V and Nahla Mohammed KT. Raihana's husband, the journalist Siddeque Kappan has been behind bars since October 2020, accused of sedition and UAPA, merely...

KALOPSIA

Author : Naadia Rehman

[kal-op–see–uh] -noun. a condition, state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than they really are. Author’s note: The poem revolves around the struggles of women navigating through the pressure and oppression of society. The gradual shift of colour from...

Book Review: A Talib’s Tale by John Butt

Author : Laiba Zahid

Any writing claiming to be a personal account but devoid of honesty and instilled with the passion of fading a reality that is otherwise colourful is a travesty of truth and the act of writing itself. A Talib’s Tale is just not that kind of writing. Filled with...

Success Stories – Neethu Naik

Author : Aura Staff

This is a brief story of me from being nothing to being something. I was born in Kerala and brought up in Goa. For most of my childhood years, I have hopped from one hospital to another hospital for numerous anomalies I was born with. I have congenital disabilities...

The Rootmap of Desi Racism

Author : Suhra Hasan

After the ‘collective emotional pressure’ for the ‘tiny feet’, here is the root map of the very ‘wellness’ they wish for the new-born, coated with tradition, wisdom and a pinch of racism. Looking at the baby given out to them from the labour room, they say “She/he has...

Family, A Socio-Moral Institution in Islam

Author : Ayesha Sultana

Family in Islam The institution of the family plays a very important part in a society. Family is a basic unit of that society and is organised in such a way that it operates as society in miniature. About one third of the Ahkam (legal injunctions of the Qu’ran)...

Towards the Quest for a Healthy Life

Author : Tasneem Ataullah

Health has always topped every record and checklist. Irrespective of the arena, the well-being of an individual always takes priority and every other matter is subordinate to this condition. Additionally, the supreme understanding given to health has always been...

The Month of Spiritual Rejoicing

Author : Ayesha Syed

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous -- Surah Al-Baqarah 2:183 The fourth of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan, the month of purification of the soul, is around the corner. It is...

Battling Stigma in the Era of the Pandemic

Author : Sufiya Tazeen

The concept of mental health has taken on new momentum in recent times. Be it from passing away of a celebrity to the enforced lockdowns and observing the regulations of the pandemic, everything has been a rough ride. The pandemic has added to existing mental health...

Autism Awareness Day (2nd April)

Author : Chandni Rahman

What is Autism? Autism is a condition which involves persistent challenges for a child in many areas of development. Parents and teachers begin to notice characteristics such as shyness, withdrawn and moody behaviour, among others, at the early stages of onset of...

Autism at a glimpse

Author : Vaishnavi S

(Vaishnavi S, BASLP, M.Sc is a Speech Language Pathologist and the Founder of Andhaadhi Rehab, an online consultancy and teletherapy center.) With the World Autism Awareness Day being celebrated in the month of April, there is no better time to talk about this and...

Towards Stifling all Dissent

Author : Sameena Afshan

Introduction After a long period of 18 months, February 2021 brought some relief to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as the administration announced the restoration of 4G internet in the Valley. Kashmir faced a total internet blackout from August 5, 2019 when the...

A Brief Insight into Islamic Law

Author : Aiman K Rizvi

Introduction "The legislation of the Quran will spread all over the world, because it agrees with the mind, logic and wisdom." - Leo Tolstoy One of the most misunderstood concepts in the field of law is Islamic Law. The average man tends to conflate every legal term...

Parasite

Author : Rollie Mukherjee

This work titled "Parasite " shows how an urban man's body is getting blood from the crucified farmer's body, which has turned blue. The parasitic urban man is almost killing the farmer by his greed. There is no symbiotic relationship. The rich urban man never...