Taliban and Women’s Right | A Media Coverage Analysis

The number of stories published nationally rose by 9000% within a week of the Taliban’s ascent to power. While the national media published 3-4 stories per day on average in the whole of last year on the subjects of “taliban” and “women”, the number of stories rose to a staggering 361 stories in one day (Aug 17th 2021).

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Renewal

I looked back to see a richshaw pull up from behind and stop by my side. It was a familiar face. I knew it right away. Especially the toothless grin. For as long as I can remember, he had never had any front teeth and always smiled with only his canines making him look silly. He had less hair and it was grayer.

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First Figr Scholarship

The first ever Figr scholarship was given to sister Malvi, a graduate of Delhi University and a professional in the travel industry. She has been actively pursuing knowledge and as the next step in her journey, has secured admission to the “Bridge Course for Almiyat” taught by Mufti Omar Abedeen and accredited by Al Mahadul Aali Al Islami, Hyderabad, India under the guardianship of Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani.

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Divine Disconnect

Giving more importance than is due to the material world leads to an obsession with what can be perceived through the senses: what cannot be seen, heard, smelt, tasted or touched becomes unreal. Materialism begets technology which begets a greater materialism. We pour our hearts out into heartless screens. Our words circle the globe a million times before coming back to us, devoid of the certainties with which we send them.

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