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Rafia Zakaria

Going to America

Going to America

The proposed rules, if passed, will eliminate family reunification as a category of visas. Updated Nov 14, 2018 07:33am
Mistrusting science

Mistrusting science

The results of the DNA tests done are not considered determinative in the courts. Published Nov 07, 2018 06:20am
A Muslim congresswoman

A Muslim congresswoman

Even a woman who is extremely popular cannot get through the harsh process of electioneering without some... Published Oct 31, 2018 07:05am
The definition of aggression

The definition of aggression

The United Nations today is experiencing perhaps an unprecedented devolution in terms of its power and its influence. Updated Oct 24, 2018 08:46am
China’s ‘leftovers’

China’s ‘leftovers’

Unlike more critical aid givers of the past, China will let Pakistan perpetuate its own misogynies. Updated Oct 17, 2018 09:53am
The bride hunt

The bride hunt

Women have not amassed enough power to actually overthrow the patriarchal system that was at the core of arranged Published Oct 10, 2018 06:55am
Hearings from hell

Hearings from hell

It is difficult to imagine a sexually abused woman in Pakistan speaking up publicly about her ordeal. Published Oct 03, 2018 06:52am
Terrified of television

Terrified of television

Politics became entertainment long ago, but it is at best bad entertainment, and in Pakistan it is terrible ... Updated Sep 26, 2018 10:22am
Drugs, bombs and failure

Drugs, bombs and failure

Ending drug addiction, a huge problem in Afghanistan, is not really America’s goal. Updated Sep 12, 2018 09:22am
Muslim beauty queens

Muslim beauty queens

The headscarf has evolved from a spiritual basis of modesty and equanimity to a symbol of political identity. Updated Sep 05, 2018 12:03pm
The children of terror

The children of terror

According to the UN report, once children are ‘procured’ by the IS, they are indoctrinated through various methods. Published Aug 29, 2018 07:08am
A tale of two handshakes

A tale of two handshakes

All Muslims who live as minorities in Western countries may have lost. Published Aug 22, 2018 04:21am
Past, present, and future

Past, present, and future

In a history boiled down only to a religious past lies a simplistic moral clarity that may never be present ... Published Aug 15, 2018 07:05am
Sinking Kolkata

Sinking Kolkata

It would be a win-win for all were it not for the intrusion of uncooperative and angry nature. Published Aug 08, 2018 06:53am
Enemies next door

Enemies next door

In a fast urbanising Pakistan, neighbours who have no understanding and connection to each other are routinely thrown Published Aug 01, 2018 07:03am
Making it shine again

Making it shine again

The democracy of today is a lot less shiny, quite a bit tarnished with the scum of being subjected to too much... Published Jul 25, 2018 07:06am
Other women prisoners

Other women prisoners

Adiala jail is home to over 6,000 inmates, hundreds of them women, who lack the privilege to request for even basic Published Jul 18, 2018 07:18am
Political daughters, wives & sisters

Political daughters, wives & sisters

If you are not talking about the superhuman worth of a venerated father, like Maryam Nawaz is, you simply do not have Updated Jul 11, 2018 02:59pm
Asians at Harvard

Asians at Harvard

In simple terms, African-Americans and Hispanics who are not as well represented as whites and Asian-Americans... Updated Jul 04, 2018 10:27pm