Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

India vs Pakistan

In both India and Pakistan, these dark times also represent an unprecedented opportunity. Updated Feb 21, 2020 07:49am

Colonialism lives

The freedom movement has continued into the era of independence. Updated Feb 07, 2020 07:39am


It scarcely matters whether the patron is the US or China. Published Jan 24, 2020 07:37am

India burns

India, Pakistan’s alter ego, stands at a crossroads. Updated Jan 10, 2020 07:31am

Beyond Jinnah

We need new forms of mobilisation. Published Dec 27, 2019 07:08am

The £190m question

Those of us on the progressive side of the ideological divide in this society will have to answer the £190m question. Updated Dec 13, 2019 09:13am

Law is politics

The law has always been a political instrument around the world. Updated Nov 29, 2019 09:08am

The Punjab card

Mian Sahib is now biting the hand that once fed him. Published Nov 01, 2019 07:21am

Young, poor Baloch

The youth crisis is triggered by frustrated aspirations. Published Oct 18, 2019 06:57am

Divide and rule

Why haven’t we been able to overturn an unjust order? Published Oct 04, 2019 06:43am

We have a choice

At least some young people will be marching in Pakistani cities. Published Sep 20, 2019 06:59am

The long war

States certainly play cynical games. Published Sep 06, 2019 07:00am

Economic illusion

The debate on informality is reduced to polemic. Published Aug 23, 2019 07:14am

Hegemony unhinged

Hyper-nationalists were demanding a response, and in the revocation of Article 370, they got what they wanted. Updated Aug 09, 2019 07:33am

The new normal

The new normal has been pushed even further to the right. Updated Jul 26, 2019 11:28am

Fatima’s election

Back in 1965, Ms Jinnah was hardly a darling of the establishment. Published Jul 12, 2019 06:35am

World Cup healing?

The imperative of truth and reconciliation cannot be denied. Published Jun 28, 2019 07:22am

Of debt and war

The commission’s ToR only extend to probing the last decade. Updated Jun 14, 2019 10:05am

Decolonise now

In recent days, Pakistan’s reputation of being a country at war with itself has been reinforced. Updated May 31, 2019 07:57am