User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
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A tale of two Akbars, and of Muslim women 14.3.2017 Rediff: News
Have Muslim women taken to the BJP under Modi even while their menfolk cling to 'secular' politics, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
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Hijab gets haut: The Arabic classic gets a chic makeover this Fall Winter 10.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From Max Mara at Milan Fashion Week to Issey Miyake to Vanessa Seward at the recently concluded Paris Fashion Week — hijab’s reinterpretation this season seems to be the major runway story. It’s fashion’s way of making the style spectrum all-inclusive and also a salute to the fashion-forward Middle Eastern women, who never skip a style beat while keeping their inherent modesty intact. Vogue Arabia’s new cover features supermodel Gigi Hadid in a beaded hijab. Looks like modesty seems to be the new black. Boundaries are blurring  It’s a well-established fact that Middle Eastern women are extremely style-conscious and also enthusiastic high-end luxury buyers.   Designer Alpana Mittal of label Alpana Neeraj observes that fashion does get inspired by a particular culture from time to time. “Of late, there’s been a Middle Eastern/ Moroccan kind of vibe. Designers have reimagined the hijab with a panoply of textures and embellishments which are an interesting addition to the staple,” says she.   She adds, “It’s ...
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What will they say about you?: Nike releases empowering ad for the Pro Hijab designed for Muslim athletes 8.3.2017 DNA: Top News
Sporting apparel company Nike has developed a high-performance hijab for Muslim women athletes slated to release in Spring 2018, the Nike Pro Hijab. In a statement released by Nike, they claimed the Pro Hijab was part of “an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport, this movement first permeated international consciousness in 2012, when a hijabi runner took the global stage in London.” The Pro Hijab is made from a single layer of thin polyester and includes microscopic holes to make it breathable, according to CNN . Additionally, it is longer in the back so it doesn’t become untucked in the midst of competing, Vogue Arabia reported. Image Courtesy: Nike The company developed the Hijab following complaints from some Muslim athletes about wearing a traditional head cover while competing, CNN reported. The Nike commercial for the Pro Hijab features five prominent female athletes from the Arab world, titled: "What will they say about you?"  It features Zahra Lari, the ...
Now you can wear a Nike hijab! 8.3.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Hijab Pro gets a thumbs up from the world!
Why the hounding of Gurmehar Kaur shouldn't deter youngsters from speaking their minds 3.3.2017 DNA: Top News
Not many had heard of 20-year-old Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur till last week. Some of you may have seen, shared or discussed her video on Indo-Pak peace  at some point last year, when doing so did not result in an angry swarm of people descending around you, quick to raise their fists and brand you as an “anti-national”.  The video was an account of how the daughter of a Kargil martyr had made peace with the heart-wrenching pain of her father’s death, after hating every Pakistani in the past and even trying to stab a burqa-clad Muslim woman when she was six. Coming to this understanding was not easy, she says, but she learnt to let go of her hatred and finally saw the bigger picture. She says it dawned on her that “Pakistan didn’t kill my dad, war did.” For anyone who has lost a loved one, it’s a moving point in the video, which resonates with that single profound thought or moment that finally allows you to make sense of the world around you after your loss and helps you move forward to live ...
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UP Elections 2017: BJP asks for deployment of female cops to check voter IDs of burqa-clad women 2.3.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has written to the Election Commission demanding deployment of women police officials at booths during the sixth and seventh phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh to check the voter IDs of burqa-clad women to avoid bogus voting. "A large number of burqa-clad women cast their votes, hence proper checking of IDs is important to avoid bogus voting," the letter read. The BJP also asked for the deployment of paramilitary forces at polling booths in sensitive areas for the remaining two phases. All political parties are making efforts to woo the voters in poll-bound areas for the sixth phase. 49 constituencies spread over seven districts of Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia will go to polls in this phase on ...
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Refugee camp to runway: Halima Aden makes Milan debut 23.2.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
At her first appearance on the runway at the Milan Fashion Week, she hopes to break the stereotype.
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On poll drive, this MBA wears the hijab to gel with her constituency 17.2.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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WATCH: Hijab-clad Muslim woman attacked in New Zealand 13.2.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
A shocking video on Twitter has emerged of a woman making racist comments and attacking a Hijab-clad Muslim woman in New Zealand. 28-year-old Mehpara Khan and her friends were returning from a road trip in Auckland when they stopped at a rest stop in Huntly where the incident occurred. At first, Khan and her friends didn't realise the woman yelling, was speaking to them until she said "Muslim b-words", she told NZ Herald. That is when she decided to record the attack she posted on Twitter. The video shows her attacker, who appears to be intoxicated, abusing them and at one point she shouts to Khan:"Get the f*** off you ugly f***** Muslim b****." She then proceeds to fling a beer bottle at them. Who said islamophobia doesn't exist. This just happened in Huntley. I'm shaking. pic.twitter.com/yoVMNON1rA — Mehpara Khan (@MehparaK) February 11, 2017 The group filed a police complaint of the incident that left them "shaking" when they arrived Manukau, Auckland, stuff.co.nz reports. At the police station in ...
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Neil Nitin Mukesh's Wedding Diaries: Rishi Kapoor and Pamela Chopra join the celebrations on Day 2! 9.2.2017 DNA: Top News
The second day festivities of the majestic Neil Nitin Mukesh Rukmini Sahay wedding continued on a grand scale. Inspired by a colourful ethnic decor, crepe drapes in pink, orange and yellow contrasts brought the venue alive against the majestic backdrop of Sajjangarh Fort perched atop the Aravalli Range. The entire set-up didn't complemented the finesse of the natural landscape and the detailed architecture of Radisson Blu. The entrance was decorated with a genda flower curtain veil specially flown in from Kolkata and sweet smelling desi gulab. The Victorian swings resembled a timeless scene from Radha Krihna's love story with couples enjoying the breathtaking view. Most of the bride and groom's friends left their thumb impressions and goodwill messages on a tree of life cardboard which Neil will be framing in his new residence. From turban makers who curated 45 different styles to parrot tarot card reader who saw a bevy of guests living up to know their future forecasts to women trying out different ...
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Saraswati Puja today 1.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Saraswati Puja today
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Was SP feud a veil for Akhilesh's failure? 27.1.2017 Rediff: News
Akhilesh believes his catchment area is the 4.1 million new voters who are 18 to 19 years old.
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How art died in Kashmir 23.1.2017 TOI: India
Theatre, arts, music once flourished in the Valley. Now, young talent has to move out to be successful.
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Dangal’s Zaira, minister trade tweets on hijab 21.1.2017 TOI: India
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Dangal star spars with Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Twitter over hijab 21.1.2017 Rediff: News
Reacting to Goel's post, the Kashmir teen on Friday tweeted, "@VijayGoelBJP Sir, with all respect to you, I feel I must disagree. I request you not to connect me to such a discourteous depiction.
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Zaira Wasim reacts sharply to Vijay Goel's tweet: Do not connect me to discourteous depiction 20.1.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Dangal actor Zaira Wasim slammed Union Minister Vijay Goel after he tagged her in a painting which showed a burqa-clad woman next to a woman in a bird cage. The minister tweeted a photo of the painting showing burkha-clad women, terming it a story similar to that of Wasim's and said, "Our daughters are breaking out of cages and moving forward." This painting tells a story similar to @zairawasim , पिंजरा तोड़ कर हमारी बेटियां बढ़ने लगी हैं आगे | More power to our daughters! — Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) January 19, 2017 Zaira Wasim sharply reacted to the tweet by first asking the minister to not associate her with the image and then said that she disagreed with such a depiction of women in hijab.  @VijayGoelBJP Sir, with all respect to you, I feel I must disagree. I request you not to connect me to such a discourteous depiction. (1/3) https://t.co/BIgWVstqZh — Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017 @VijayGoelBJP Women in hijab are beautiful and free (2/3) — Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, ...
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United States: 15-year-old Muslim girl says she was asked to get off school bus for wearing hijab 15.1.2017 DNA: Top News
A 15-year-old Muslim girl in the US has claimed she was evicted from a school bus by a driver twice because of her hijab, prompting her family to demand an apology from the school district. Janna Bakeer, a girl who attends Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah, tried to ride a bus home when the bus driver used the bus's intercom system and said, "Hey you with the blue hair thingie, get off the bus, you don't belong here," according Randall Spencer, the family's lawyer. "It's (hijab) a part of who I am and where I come from and a part of my religion. Every day, I match my hijab with my outfits," Bakeer was quoted as saying by ABC News affiliate WBND-LD. "...the bus driver, she got her speaker and I was wearing a blue scarf. And she's like, 'Hey, you with that blue thing, you don't ride this bus and I've never seen you ride it so get off'," Bakeer said of the incident that took place last month. She said she felt humiliated and started to cry as she got off the bus. "I was just really embarrassed how ...
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Muslim girl booted from school bus for hijab in US 15.1.2017 Rediff: News
Janna Bakeer, a girl who attends Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah, tried to ride a bus home when the bus driver used the bus's intercom system and said, "Hey you with the blue hair thingie, get off the bus, you don't belong here," according Randall Spencer, the family's lawyer.
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The A to Z of 2016 12.1.2017 Rediff: News
It was the year 'anti-national' became the 'it' gaali, and our humble haldi-doodh became the toast of the West's wellness brigade as 'Tumeric Latte.' It was the year 'cash' became unholy and 'fake news' became real. Shuma Raha looks back.
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Bengaluru molestation 'staged' by couple to stop woman's marriage 9.1.2017 Rediff: News
The complainant woman and the accused, who is married to her sister for the last six years, were in love with each other and planned the incident to force her parents to give consent to their marriage, thinking that no other man would ask for her hand after the incident.
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