Rafia Zakaria

Art and friendship

Art and friendship

Who has the rights to stories which are increasingly on display on social media? Published 13 Oct, 2021 07:02am
Poems of those who escaped

Poems of those who escaped

Uighur poetry written by those who have been robbed of their audiences at home is available to read in English on the internet. Published 06 Oct, 2021 07:00am
Poems of those who escaped

Poems of those who escaped

Uighur poetry written by those who have been robbed of their audiences at home is available to read in English on the internet. Published 06 Oct, 2021 07:00am
Weddings with a difference

Weddings with a difference

South Asian weddings, with their rituals and multi-day celebrations, are particularly amenable to image-making. Updated 29 Sep, 2021 09:13am
The rich boys

The rich boys

Such is the toxic masculinity of these rich boys that no one is safe from it. Updated 22 Sep, 2021 08:58am
Covid forever

Covid forever

One glimmer of hope lies in the possibility of a pandemic morphing eventually into an endemic. Updated 15 Sep, 2021 08:14am
Coronavirus and conflict

Coronavirus and conflict

In a world where climate change, pandemics and cyberwarfare are the most pressing threats, why fight a two-decade-long war? Updated 08 Sep, 2021 08:34am
Empowering themselves

Empowering themselves

The US-Nato experiment to transform Afghan women into rough imitations of middle-class women in the Western world failed. Updated 01 Sep, 2021 08:25am
Very angry men

Very angry men

The government needs to take special notice of the current avalanche of violence against women. Updated 25 Aug, 2021 09:08am
Aid and debt

Aid and debt

The fact that aid is for the giver and not the taker is proven in the methods that have been used for its disbursal. Updated 18 Aug, 2021 07:42am
The wolves among us

The wolves among us

If Pakistani women are insisting on justice for Noor, abusive men in the country are likely worried that domestic violence laws. Updated 11 Aug, 2021 08:08am
Capacity for cruelty

Capacity for cruelty

Those who believe in the human capacity to eschew cruelty are believed to be stupid and naïve. Published 04 Aug, 2021 07:41am
Noor of our nation

Noor of our nation

Pakistan’s truth is that we kill women and leave children to watch over their bodies. Updated 28 Jul, 2021 07:45am
A fragmenting ummah

A fragmenting ummah

Muslims are suffering in many parts of the world, all of which is known by other Muslims, but that nevertheless continues. Updated 23 Jul, 2021 07:38am
Army of bullies

Army of bullies

The BJP’s Hindutva troll army makes it its daily business to pursue and intimidate everyone that is not under their umbrella. Updated 14 Jul, 2021 07:45am
The new kingdom

The new kingdom

To get Saudi men and women into the workforce, an agenda of social reforms is also being pursued to transform into workers. Updated 07 Jul, 2021 08:57am
On shaky ground

On shaky ground

It is impossible to watch coverage of the Florida collapse, without shuddering at what lies beneath Karachi’s coastal high-rises. Updated 30 Jun, 2021 07:35am
Fear and abuse

Fear and abuse

Paedophiles and sexual abusers are present in many professions but clerical sexual abuse is of a particularly egregious character. Updated 23 Jun, 2021 08:52am
Modi’s movies

Modi’s movies

Fascists seek to control cultural production in a country in order to realise the complete and centralised control of power. Updated 16 Jun, 2021 09:09am
When the West works from home

When the West works from home

Pakistan can develop and organise its own highly skilled workforce so that it becomes more attractive to foreign employers. Updated 09 Jun, 2021 09:05am