were organized starting 15th February 2022, with the topic ‘Is Love Too Costly to Go on a Discount Sale?’ Other topics that followed were ‘Oppressed if you’re Dressed?” discussing the hijab ban; ‘Elections and Women’, ‘Motherhood vs Career?’ and ‘Education: From Darkness to Light’, which received an overwhelming response from listeners. Healthy debates ensued in all the Spaces, many of which were addressed by senior experts and experienced writers, activists, journalists and academics.
On the 19th of February 2022, an online program hosted by the Aura Readers Club gathered together many dedicated readers of Aura who gave their valuable feedback and comments to the Aura Team, on many aspects including layout, content, design and social media publicity. Some major speakers who attended were PK Abdul Ghafour, Former Senior Journalist, Arab News, Dr Nooshin Moosa, Dentist & Writer; Zakia Khan, Journalist and Dr Shahnaz Begum, Professor. The Presidential Address was delivered by Rahamathunnissa A, Chief Editor, Aura e Magazine, and the Welcome Address was delivered by Juveria Farheen, Convenor, Readers Club. The value of reading as well as the need to publish critical young voices was emphasized. The guests appreciated Aura’s attempts to publish a diversity of voices as well as the layout and design.
Were conducted across the country to familiarize readers with Aura and help them subscribe to the magazine. Aura’s Chief Editor and Editor joined in some of the programs, in order to explain the objectives of Aura and to reach out to more readers and contributors.