Category Archives: Bohra Women

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala – A Mother, Doctor and Conservationist

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala

Dr Nafeesa Kothawala also known as Dr Frugal, is an anesthesiologist by profession and a passionate environmentalist. With more than 33 years of experience in her field, she is an inspiration to the Bahrain community, even more so for advocating important issues such as higher education, organic living and environmental conservation.  Having grown up in…

Zainab Patanwala – Ajman Driving Instructor

Zainab Patanwala is an Ajman-based driving instructor working for Al Noor Driving Institute. She started training drivers as early as 2000 and has come to find great satisfaction in her work. In this interview, we ask Zainab about her experience in this profession and her life on the road. When you think about cars, what…

Nisrin Kothambawala, Bahrain

Nisrin Kothambawala has always been fascinated by gardens. As a child she would wander into gardens and green vistas, admiring the aesthetic beauty offered by a panoply of shrubs, plants, flowers and trees. These visits instilled in her an appreciation for organised and well-maintained gardens. This allure gradually bloomed into a passion and eventually translated…

Dr Fatema Kutiyanawala, Sharjah

Dr Fatema Kutiyanawala’s story, like that of all doctors, is one of hard work and determination, but more importantly it is about her resolve to continue her parents’ legacy. For the past twelve years, she has followed in her father’s footsteps to chair Sharjah’s Central Private Hospital. Fatema was born to Dr Shakir and Dr…