Pakistan has failed to understand the crucial role played by cultural production in constructing lived realities.
Even as terror’s shadow seems to recede, the future promises its own challenges. Pakistanis are likely to find
The British colonisers labelling of a vast cadre of women involved in cultural production has endured.
The divisive nature of the US election campaign reveals how differences can corrode even strong and old democracies.
The meaning of the hijab, its symbolism and signification, has completely changed.
It takes forever to make something beautiful, only moments to tear it apart.
The transnational human rights apparatus is failing the casualties of IS.
Lewd, doctored pictures are being used to blackmail women in Pakistan.
Commitment to try and convict, to not forgive beyond being spared the death penalty, is more than nothing.
With the duties to faith fulfilled, the duties to fellow men or women could be filed away, unimportant and unworthy of
South Asian writers are rising to the challenge of changing the way populist media views Muslims
Murder is always wrong but in cases involving women who have been abused, justice is not a simple matter.
Criticism of women who fill the reserved seats stands the risk of being incorporated in the general misogynistic tone
Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty over what is holy to all Muslims appears far more real than the concept of an ummah.
Men stare and stare and stare — old men and young men; bearded men and clean-shaven men; ...
There is no corner of the country where the exploitation of children is not taking place.
When the fuel to run the country comes from elsewhere, the ways in which it is used is often dictated by others.
A better Olympics, one that is not exploitative, may simply not be possible.
Pakistani society refuses to budge from the premise that women’s lives belong ultimately to men.
A society that elevates, simulates and celebrates corrections is one that does not believe in moral boundaries.