Anjum Altaf

Upside-down world

Upside-down world

And then, it would be time to figure out the space for the servant. Published 12 Sep, 2020 07:01am
Strange economics

Strange economics

Here we see the politics of power and powerlessness. Published 25 Aug, 2020 07:03am
Living wage

Living wage

The minute we talk of raising minimum wages, howls are let loose and myriad admonitions pour forth. Published 31 Jul, 2020 07:11am
The city from here

The city from here

Awareness, followed by the desire to change the world, is what motivates the lovers of Faiz. Published 27 May, 2020 06:35am
Where are the experts?

Where are the experts?

We are not even clear about the primary objective of our policy. Published 13 Apr, 2020 06:04am
‘My body, my choice’

‘My body, my choice’

The infliction of pain on the human body is commonly viewed as a just and effective corrective. Updated 17 Mar, 2020 07:32am
Interrogating democracy

Interrogating democracy

Democracy relies on collective wisdom to yield the best of a set of often bad choices. Updated 10 Feb, 2020 07:30am
Rules and discretion

Rules and discretion

We have to minimise discretion in Pakistan at least for this phase of our existence. Published 05 Jan, 2020 07:01am
False signals

False signals

Why do the rulers consider increase in remittances praiseworthy? Published 27 Oct, 2019 07:03am
Put to the test

Put to the test

Our education systems need to be independently assessed. Updated 05 Oct, 2019 07:55am
Taxation: A way forward

Taxation: A way forward

Taxpayers here have valid concerns: does the government care for us? Published 16 Sep, 2019 06:58am
Unpacking education

Unpacking education

Chota is highly skilled, street-smart and wise. Yet no one would consider him educated. Why not? Updated 09 Sep, 2019 01:26pm
Cutting it short

Cutting it short

Why, as a society, we feel increasingly disinclined to enforce the rules is a matter of great significance. Published 24 Aug, 2019 07:06am
Quality of food

Quality of food

We literally do not know what we are eating in Pakistan. Published 04 Aug, 2019 07:07am
Education is not a solution

Education is not a solution

Pakistan’s development problems are not going to be resolved even if every citizen acquires a postgraduate education. Published 25 Jul, 2019 06:56am
A vision for the future

A vision for the future

The kings and kingmakers have now led the country into very dangerous territory. Published 15 Jul, 2019 07:01am
Debating education

Debating education

Just as a robust undergraduate system is a prerequisite for successful doctoral programmes, ... Published 16 Jun, 2019 06:37am
The real India

The real India

Liberalism, pluralism and secularism resonated very little with the mass of the Indian population. Published 09 Jun, 2019 07:09am
Language and society

Language and society

Our linguistic confusions are compounded by the fact that Urdu is very carefree with its pronunciation and use of Published 19 May, 2019 07:16am