01 August, 2014 / Shawwal 4, 1435

Rafia Zakaria

Fear and Acid

It was in bottles and syringes, flung and squirted. It was easily purchased and used without the fear of prosecution.

Women watching women

This strategy of using women to discipline other women is not a new one. It has been previously employed by Saudi Arabia

The war on teachers

The targeting of teachers is an element of deliberate anti-intellectualism.

The merit visa

“THE US has the best research universities in the world, which is why we attract the best students from around the...

Breaking up with China?

While denouncing the West and India, Pakistanis ignore the racism and human rights abuses perpetrated by its friends.

After activists die

SALWA Bugaighis believed in a different future and in a better one. Even as post-Qadhafi Libya dissipated into ...

IDP = Internally Disowned Pakistanis

The wanderers are cursed and disowned, their death acknowledged as a more preferred fate than their displacement.

A homeless world

MORE than half of them are children. According to a report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for...

The Drowning Hazara

A story of helplessness and hopelessness, of winter vigils beside cold corpses and children killed in school uniforms.

Curse of the prodigy

TANISHQ Abraham is 10 years old. At an age when most children are finishing fourth grade, he is graduating from a...

War and childhood

THE United Nations Children’s Fund estimated last week that 9,000 children had been recruited into fighting in...

An India of small towns

A new anthology captures the elusive charms of living in small town India - an India harder to find and tougher to love.

A province for women

ONE of the first stories written in English by a South Asian woman was Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain’s Sultana’s ...

A country of dead women

Farzana Parveen was dead long before she was actually killed, she died when she imagined herself as a full person.

The primitive & the present

Revivalist movements in Pakistan focus on a primitive aspect that may never have existed.

Arabicising Pakistan

In the proposed Arabic curriculum, perhaps parents of Pakistani labourers should be taught, “I want justice for my son”.

A nation’s narrative

IN a recent essay ‘Draws and Drawbacks of Success’ in the New York Times, author Mohsin Hamid discusses the...