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Munaf Kapadia details his extraordinary journey from Google to Bohra food in new book

'How I Quit Google to Sell Samosas’ by Munaf Kapadia, published by HarperCollins, will be released on 10 April on ThePrint's 'SoftCover'.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint.

Long way to go in India, say activists on Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Day 

Activists say the Modi government, which once promised to ban FGM, now refuses to acknowledge that it is practiced in India. 
As part of the first phase, 610 families and 128 businesses were rehabilitated into two towers, ‘Al Sa’adah,’ which means prosperity | Photo: SBUT

Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar makeover hits phase 1 milestone in Covid year, 2 towers up & running

The Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project, Mumbai’s largest urban renewal scheme, is being undertaken by a non-profit organisation of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
A Bohra family observing Muharram in Mumbai | By special arrangement

Dawoodi Bohras bring mosque home this Muharram, praying with family during Covid

Members of Dawoodi Bohra community are not going to mosques during the Ashara Mubaraka period observed in Muharram month, and are praying at home due to Covid pandemic.

Today is Zero Tolerance to FGM day, and battle to end Bohra Muslim custom has only begun

With Supreme Court gearing up to hear pleas seeking a ban on female genital mutilation, survivors continue their fight within and outside their community.
Narendra Modi with Dawoodi Bohra chief | Commons

Modi govt does U-turn on female genital mutilation days after PM meets Dawoodi Bohra head

After supporting call for ban on practice, govt's lawyer wants matter to be heard by constitution bench to decide on issue of religious rights and freedom.
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Photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Muslim skull cap shared on social media

Pictures tweeted from PM’s official handle show that Modi wasn’t wearing a skullcap while exchanging greetings with the Syedna, the head of the Dawoodi Bohras.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event | @BJP4India/Twitter

PM website calls period of mourning ‘Ashara’ as ‘Ashara Mubarak’ & Shias are not happy

Several Muslims have taken objection to the PM's website using the word ‘Mubaraka’ for a period of mourning.
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‘Khafz’ is okay, it isn’t female genital mutilation, says Dawoodi Bohra women’s group

The statement comes after an Australian court overturned the conviction of 3 people accused of FGM and ruled 'khafz' doesn't amount to FGM.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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