Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Hot capital

Hot capital

The ongoing evolution of fossil capital is absent from the debate. Published 24 May, 2024 08:15am
Farmers’ march

Farmers’ march

Even the more comfortable farming segments are protesting. Published 10 May, 2024 08:03am
Vietnam moment?

Vietnam moment?

The protests have rattled Tel Aviv and Washington. Updated 26 Apr, 2024 10:55am
Roots of barbarism

Roots of barbarism

Ours is a society in decay, afflicted by a deep rot. Published 13 Apr, 2024 06:52am
Our Indian mirror

Our Indian mirror

It has become difficult to look towards our neighbour with any degree of envy. Published 29 Mar, 2024 07:18am
TikTok wars

TikTok wars

Globalised supply chains supersede any particular ‘national interest’. Published 15 Mar, 2024 07:34am
Ruling class normal

Ruling class normal

All bourgeois parties compete for the establishment’s favour. Published 01 Mar, 2024 07:50am
Why we fail

Why we fail

This time, there is no shared vision of the future. Published 16 Feb, 2024 08:13am
Grim Islamabad

Grim Islamabad

There is no democratic institution that exists in the capital. Published 02 Feb, 2024 07:55am
What Davos tells us

What Davos tells us

Do the world’s richest and most powerful people care? Published 20 Jan, 2024 07:12am
Punjab must decide

Punjab must decide

What can we expect from young people in the Punjabi heartland? Updated 05 Jan, 2024 09:27am
Baloch question

Baloch question

Their language was, in fact, a plea to be heard. Updated 22 Dec, 2023 08:52am
No justice no peace

No justice no peace

Baloch youth are forced to resort to slave labour to survive. Published 24 Nov, 2023 07:06am
Deprived & hateful

Deprived & hateful

Identity has been polarised in reactionary ways. Updated 10 Nov, 2023 09:15am
New world order?

New world order?

The world’s people are ruled by despots and profiteers. Published 27 Oct, 2023 07:51am
Deadly culture wars

Deadly culture wars

What we should have learned from the war on terror is that violence perpetrated by the state cannot solve political conflict. Updated 13 Oct, 2023 09:43am
No reason to gloat

No reason to gloat

We should note the creeping totalitarianism of political life. Updated 30 Sep, 2023 08:55am
For nationalisation

For nationalisation

We should be compelled to imagine big structural policy changes. Published 15 Sep, 2023 07:01am
Who runs Pakistan?

Who runs Pakistan?

Present circumstances have clarified there is no democratic ‘transition’ happening here. Updated 01 Sep, 2023 09:07am