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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Zehra Naqvi

The writer is a freelance journalist

Social media helps the independent woman find and forge new solidarities
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Social media tribes can never be substitutes for family or childhood pals. But then, they are not meant to be. They are a different kind of tribe — an additional tribe.

A spectacle of resistance
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

How Shaheen Bagh reminded me of the power of protest in the story of the battle of Karbala

The incomplete father
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Why is fatherhood not considered integral to a man like motherhood to a woman?

The Nanis and Dadis of Shaheen Bagh… not just Dadis
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Patriarchy needs to be checked the moment it starts creeping in. It is, therefore, imperative to bring the Mothers of Daughters or Nanis in focus as well.

There are no Islamic restrictions on women’s entry to mosques
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Writer and historian Rana Safvi has publicly spoken about and posted on social media her accounts of praying in mosques across the country, from Kashmir to Kolata, Sonepat to Shimla, Bijapur to Barielly.

Lessons from Battle of Karbala
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

This is the first universal lesson that Karbala teaches us: Never support injustice and oppression no matter how powerful the oppressor might be.

By opting out of Bollywood, Zaira Wasim is finding herself, not becoming ‘radicalised’
Thu, Jul 18, 2019

We need to give our youth the space to explore who they really want to be. The important thing is that in an inclusive world the doors would never be shut upon you — whether you want to come in, or go out. Or come back in again.

If you look visibly like a Muslim, is that reason enough for you to be marginalised?
Mon, May 20, 2019

The fact is that the young Muslim woman of today has chosen to go ahead and own the hijab. She has personalised it and decided to carve her path following her own rules.