Perfecting the Narrative – A Three-Day Writing Workshop

New Delhi: Earlier this month, the Department of Women, JIH, organised a three-day writing workshop for women from all over the country titled Ihsan: Perfecting the Narrative. Organised at JIH Markaz, the workshop’s objective was to cultivate excellence among aspiring...

Taking Care of Your Smile

Let Aura’s healthcare specialists tell you, on the occasion of World Oral Health Day, why you should care about your pearly whites!Maintaining good oral health is not just about achieving a bright and sparkling smile but is also crucial for our overall well-being....

Emotionally Immature Parents (EIP)

Emotionally immature parents believe their adult children’s role is not to find their own identity. It is to fix their feelings of inadequacy. “Emotionally immature parents are not always able to recognize and acknowledge their children’s emotions,” says Dr Laura...

A Developmental Disorder : Autism

It is vital to understand, with empathy and knowledge what autism really is. Here is a detailed exposition of its various aspects...The pervasive developmental disorders or early onset condition is characterised by delay and deviance in the development of social...

Sibling Rivalry : A Healthy Competition or Damaging Feud?

We all know - or have had experience of - sibling rivalry. But can it be taken too far?A sibling, characterised by sharing at least one parent with another person, can be a brother if male and a sister if female. An only child, on the other hand, lacks siblings. While...

STEM & Women: A Short Explainer

Women’s roles in STEM are critical for breaking down stereotypes and encouraging change. We can create a more egalitarian and innovative future in STEM by recognising historical problems, appreciating successes, fostering diversity and inclusion, and empowering the...

Life is So Beautiful

The author argues that “we should know the worth of this beautiful life, spread goodness, comfort others through our presence, and leave positive impressions wherever we tread.” Read to find out more.Life is a marvel. It is indeed a profound journey. People are born;...

The Transformative Power of Sports on Mental Health

In a sports-obsessed country, nevertheless, women are often discouraged from sports. Sports are crucial in maintaining and improving mental health. The benefits are undeniable, from stress relief to fostering social connections, building resilience, and enhancing...

Voices Unheard: The Silent Genocide In Gaza

The people who fight for women’s rights, human rights, child abuse, racism, and animal cruelty stand ignorant towards the sufferings of the people of Gaza, which shows their hypocrisy.The world no longer seems like a place with humanity since the genocide in Gaza...

Constitutional Challenges!

(Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ is a human rights, reconciliation and peace activist / writer. Contact: cedricprakash@gmail.com )The Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to announce the General Elections 2024 in a short time! The citizens of India know this is a...

Media Watch

For March, here are some major issues that came up in the media :1. Electoral Bonds data made public : Electoral bonds are a financial instrument introduced by the Government of India in 2018 for donating to political parties. These bonds were aimed at promoting...

Want to Look Different ?

 Son : I am so excited; we are going shopping today. Mom : I don’t like to spend so much time outside. The last ten days of Ramadan are very special. I want to spend them in prayers and learning about the Quran. Dad : That’s true. I wanted to finish it all before...

Editorial

Aura turns three! It has been a journey of three fruitful years of insight and inspiration while we made an effort to not only educate, inform and entertain it readers but also to motivate and challenge them. The month of March dawns with two more important occasions...

The Essence of Feminine Strength

As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8, we look at the celebration, the theme and its origins. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s social, economic and political achievements, reflect on progress and demand gender equality. For...

10 Essentials For A Productive Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, is a spiritually significant month in Islam, not only from the aspect of fasting, but also because it was during this blessed month that the Angel Gabriel (Jibreel: in Arabic) first delivered the divine words of...

Empathising with Women

Some men might find it challenging to open up about their deepestthoughts and feelings due to concerns about being judged or misunderstood. But, one needs to understand that until and unless one opens up the way for transparent two-way communication, how would the...

Female Genocide: The Quiet Epidemic

The author channels her passion for writing alongside her academic pursuits, showcasing a genuine commitment to education and creative expression.وَإِذَا ٱلْمَوْءُۥدَةُ سُئِلَتْ بِأَىِّ ذَنۢبٍۢ قُتِلَتْ “...and when baby girls, buried alive, are asked for what crime...

Unorganised Sector Workers & their Situation

The writer holds a postgraduate degree in Political Science and is currently working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Study and Research (CSR), New Delhi.IntroductionThe unorganised sector (interchangeably, the informal sector) comprises 90 per cent of the...

World Down Syndrome Day ‘2024- End the Stereotypes

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed globally on March 21st, has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. The choice of this date symbolises the distinctive triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, the genetic anomaly responsible for Down...