Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Normalcy restored

Normalcy restored

So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated. Updated 22 Jan, 2021 08:57am
Of a lesser God

Of a lesser God

Even where the machinations of the establishment are not as prominent, children of a lesser God can be found. Updated 08 Jan, 2021 08:16am
Circle of dissent

Circle of dissent

In recent years, Baloch, Pakhtun, Sindhi and even Punjabi dissidents have been seen as the target of state repression. Updated 25 Dec, 2020 08:08am
Farmers and more

Farmers and more

On both sides, the farmers have faced repression. Published 11 Dec, 2020 08:07am
Same old script

Same old script

The ‘Big Men’ brand has its roots in the colonial regime. Published 27 Nov, 2020 07:33am
Our American mirror

Our American mirror

The US and Pakistan can’t seem to get enough of each other. Published 13 Nov, 2020 06:36am
Of Pinochet & Zia

Of Pinochet & Zia

Augusto Pinochet and Ziaul Haq set into motion processes that have deeply polarised society. Updated 31 Oct, 2020 08:25am
For the 99pc

For the 99pc

More popular unrest can be expected. Published 16 Oct, 2020 07:42am
What is left?

What is left?

The narcissists who rule us are not anomalies. Updated 02 Oct, 2020 09:27am
Genie in a bottle

Genie in a bottle

A small spark can spiral into a raging inferno. Published 18 Sep, 2020 07:21am
Dream gone sour

Dream gone sour

Will the elite be forced out of its myopic bubble? Published 04 Sep, 2020 07:22am
The mass party

The mass party

The field of politics has been transformed by digital technology. Published 21 Aug, 2020 06:44am
Maps and borders

Maps and borders

Partition left many border people in the lurch. Updated 07 Aug, 2020 09:23am
Rumblings to come

Rumblings to come

Our governing elite’s plans do not extend beyond profiteering. Published 24 Jul, 2020 07:30am
On the temple

On the temple

Hateful polemic is just the tip of the iceberg. Updated 10 Jul, 2020 09:20am
Dystopia beckons

Dystopia beckons

The pandemic’s identifiable fallout is just the tip of the iceberg. Published 26 Jun, 2020 07:23am
Of Bramsh & statues

Of Bramsh & statues

What of those heading a non-violent movement in Balochistan? Published 12 Jun, 2020 07:12am
Very old normal

Very old normal

Pakistan is amongst the world’s most unequal societies. Published 29 May, 2020 06:32am
Of strategic depth

Of strategic depth

This is an old story and it always ends badly. Published 15 May, 2020 06:40am
A world to win

A world to win

People have a choice to make about their politics this May Day. Published 01 May, 2020 04:59am