Rafia Zakaria

Fanning the foreigners

The British took most of India’s wealth with them, but they left their sense of entitlement to germinate and grow. Updated Jan 22, 2020 08:46am

Voting for the children

There are thousands of children like Zainab who are abducted, abused, sold, sexually exploited and tortured every day. Published Jan 15, 2020 07:10am

'#MeToo' on trial

The outcome of the Weinstein trial is likely to have a tremendous bearing on the #MeToo movement. Updated Jan 08, 2020 10:48am

With love from Pakistan

The situation of emigrant workers and the families they leave behind continues to be a difficult one. Published Jan 01, 2020 07:42am

World of prison camps

The world used to be a place where indiscriminate detention would have attracted the attention of human rights groups. Published Dec 25, 2019 07:19am

A tale of three elections

Two that have taken place this year, and one more, will together redefine the world. Published Dec 18, 2019 07:16am

Saudis and segregation

Whatever dissenting Saudis may think of the changes, there is no doubt that a transformation is taking place. Updated Dec 11, 2019 07:26am

No safe spaces for women

The scars of Karachi’s crimes are visible everywhere, on the bodies and faces of its people. Updated Dec 04, 2019 07:35am

American killer

Washington’s exercise of power over the past two decades has been brash and brutish. Updated Nov 27, 2019 10:00am

A women’s ‘caliphate’

The creation of the ‘matriarchal caliphate’ seems to have little to do with matters of actual religious dogma. Published Nov 20, 2019 06:56am

Will Trump survive?

Republican bravado being what it is, the case against impeachment is looking strong. Published Nov 13, 2019 07:15am

Salute to the virtually silenced

The government and PTA believe they have broad powers to assault the rights of political organisations. Published Nov 06, 2019 07:24am

Can Baghdadi save Trump?

No Trump press conference could conclude without a reiteration of his superiority over all other presidents. Updated Oct 30, 2019 07:43am

A relentless war

It is not for the first time that an American ally has suffered such a fate. Updated Oct 16, 2019 09:39am

Suffering in Swat

Why must they turn to these ‘guardians’ who may be capable of forcing them into illicit relationships? Published Oct 09, 2019 07:13am

The child predators

The dark recesses of the internet have become home to the most evil and depraved actions. Updated Oct 02, 2019 07:32am

Too few good men

At the root lies toxic masculinity, or the cultural maintenance of norms that entrench male dominance. Published Sep 25, 2019 07:14am

The filth inside

So despicable is the situation in Karachi that it would not be difficult to construct a compelling dystopian novel using Updated Sep 18, 2019 10:50am

The scholar and his crimes

The first cases surfaced in 2017; the latest accusation — terrifying and repugnant — came to the fore last week. Published Sep 04, 2019 07:07am