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Aftab Husain Kola
Aftab Husain Kola

Aftab Husain Kola is an India journalist and writer who has worked with Times of Oman, Muscat, for 12 years. He has contributed to prominent newspapers like Arab News, Saudi Gazette, Deccan Herald, Indian Express, and Brunei Times. Kola regularly writes for the Muslim World League Journal, Makkah, and has also authored two books.

Australian entrepreneur becomes Indian legislator to serve place of origin

A successful young Indian entrepreneur based in Australia dared to dream of change for his native place in India and now has an opportunity to realize that dream. Meet Wajib Ali, 36, who has been...

IN PICTURES: 3.5 million Indian women form spectacular human chain across Kerala

More than 3.5 million women formed a human chain across the south Indian state of Kerala last week as part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender equality.This comes amid growing protests in...

In two years, there will be ‘no burial space’ left for Muslims in Indian capital

While grieving the loss of a loved one, relatives have to often undergo harrowing times hunting a space for burial in New Delhi. And as the situation continues to worsen, shortage of space in New...

With world’s 4th largest rail network, India flags off first Railway University

India is now home to its first Railway University, the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), based in Vadodara, Gujarat. Formally dedicated to the nation the university offers...

IN PICTURES: Peninsular India turning into fishing destination

Offbeat holidays are getting increasingly popular in India with more people opting for leisure that offer fun and thrill, nature and an overall immersive experience. This thrill of reeling in a fish...

Hadhramis present a slice of Yemen in India’s Hyderabad

Can you believe that there is a large settlement of Yemeni descent people in India’s Hyderabad? Barkas, about 4 kms from the iconic Charminar, presents a slice of Yemen. Here, a large number of...

Book on Islam presents visually striking images of mosques around the world

From simple, open space surrounded walls of sunbaked brick of the bygone era to or recent ones that are architecturally stunning structure, the mosque primarily remains a place of prayer.However, the...

Forts of Oman: Ancient citadels that remind of the country’s magnificent history

Every country has its historic and tourist landmarks. For Oman, it is the forts. The Sultanate of Oman is blessed with about 1,000 forts including watchtowers scattered along the length and breadth of...