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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.

COLUMNISTS
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.

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In a world where millions don’t have access to safe sanitation, a noble initiative in India to ...

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Monday, 05 November 2018

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Children who find it difficult to travel distances to go to schools in India will soon be able to ...

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The celebrated 11th century physicist and mathematic genius, Alhasan Ibn al-Haytham, known in the ...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Inauguration of Pakyong airport in India’s state of Sikkim reflects the tiny state as a ...

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India, the world’s sixth-largest coffee grower, on an average produces about 3.2 lakh tons of ...

Arab nations high on India’s thriving medical tourism agenda

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Buoyed by the good response for medical tourism India has received in the last few years, the ...

IN PICTURES: Renovation time for India’s historic mosque, with Mecca connection

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

A 17th-century mosque in India’s historic city of Hyderabad, which is said to have been built ...

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Friday, 21 September 2018

Arabic food is turning out to be a hot trend in India these days due to obvious connection. GCC is ...

The book that retraces Arab traveler Ibn Battuta’s tryst with India

Friday, 14 September 2018

A visit in February 2018 to India’s Kozhikode (Calicut) – an important town in the ...

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Apart from harboring 780 languages, India is also home to a large number of scripts which have been ...

Once great legacy of Arabs, India reviving ancient underground water channels

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

One of the great legacies of Arabs and Persians to the world, the Qanat (Arabic for conduit) or ...

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