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Aanisa Mirza

The Woman Card

Since the beginning of time women have had it tough. They had to fight for recognition that came so easily to men. They weren’t even recognized as human for most of the time. In Indian society, although female deities were worshiped and they were given the right to marry of their own choice in the […]

Muharram: Remembering the Martyrs

  Muharram- the very word signifies a feeling of deep mourning. It may be the start of the Islamic year but it’s also a time of deep reflection to a great sacrifice. All Muslims observe Muharram in one way or the other with the Shias being the more vocal and visible. However, fasting on the […]

In the Name of Honor

  Does any man have the right to take another’s life in the name of honour? Many people who believe killing in the name of honor often link their cause to religion. However, this is a misconception as ‘honor crimes’ emanate from cultural roots.In many societies women are considered a symbol of the honor of […]

Gaming Addiction; A real problem!

China takes the first step in the worlds largest gaming market to limit children’s gaming as Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, putting gaming addiction under the spotlight. I have a teenage brother who has a gaming console. I am a witness to the daily fights between my mother […]