Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Christians & caste

Christians & caste

One often hears refrain that there is no such thing as caste in Pakistan, this rhetoric is completely out of touch with reality. Updated 24 Dec, 2021 07:26am
Humanity & the mob

Humanity & the mob

Do not expect our ruling class to develop the vision or the will to stop processes through which people will be drawn to the mob. Updated 10 Dec, 2021 10:14am
History and truth

History and truth

There is no concern for Baloch protests. Published 26 Nov, 2021 07:38am
The new landlords

The new landlords

It is a myth that squatters build their homes for free. Updated 12 Nov, 2021 08:54am
Sport as politics

Sport as politics

Even rivalry on the field reflects political tensions. Updated 29 Oct, 2021 08:41am
The people’s page

The people’s page

Many are disillusioned with the ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative. Updated 15 Oct, 2021 08:40am
Playing with empire

Playing with empire

A war-making machine earned the US lots of money. Published 01 Oct, 2021 07:26am
Pro-rich growth

Pro-rich growth

An intellectually honest prognosis of our political economy for the working class makes for grim reading. Updated 17 Sep, 2021 08:41am
Fish, farm, forest

Fish, farm, forest

An unprecedented process of dispossession is underway. Published 03 Sep, 2021 08:01am
The new cold war?

The new cold war?

Freedom, dignity and equity are at greater risk. Published 21 Aug, 2021 07:07am
The Afghan refugee

The Afghan refugee

In Pakistan the proverbial refugee — the vast majority of whom are Muslim — is viewed with utter contempt. Updated 06 Aug, 2021 08:43am
Good & bad Muslims

Good & bad Muslims

It is essential to interrogate the wider epidemic of violence. Updated 24 Jul, 2021 08:16am
World on fire

World on fire

We will literally be thirsting for water. Published 09 Jul, 2021 07:09am
Colonial frontier

Colonial frontier

There is no shortcut, no quick-fix ‘counter-terrorism’ operation that will disappear all of the bigots and guns. Updated 25 Jun, 2021 08:57am
Budgeting hate

Budgeting hate

Across the world, the politics of hate thrives because of economic crises endemic to capitalism. Updated 11 Jun, 2021 08:28am
Evict & extinguish

Evict & extinguish

Ours is a regime of dispossession that cannot be divorced from a larger global political economy story of rapacious profiteering. Updated 28 May, 2021 09:11am
May Day manifesto

May Day manifesto

The scenes from India are the latest reminder that capitalism’s crisis is worsening. Updated 30 Apr, 2021 09:37am
Beyond the ban

Beyond the ban

Formal bans do not translate into substantial dents. Updated 16 Apr, 2021 08:32am
From Cuba with love

From Cuba with love

We can’t imagine being a society that produces doctors like Cuba. Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:56am