Rafia Zakaria

Procuring vaccines

Procuring vaccines

The matter of obtaining a vaccine is crucial to the health of millions of Pakistanis, many of whom have pre-existing conditions.

Published 05 Aug, 2020 07:55am
End of an era?

End of an era?

Only a new vaccine can save Trump.

Published 30 Jul, 2020 07:37am
The fallen Buddha

The fallen Buddha

The unveiling of the sleeping Buddha was supposed to represent the turning of the page on the age of the TTP.

Published 22 Jul, 2020 07:15am
To speak or not to speak

To speak or not to speak

No one is willing to open up their homes, no one is willing to mediate, no one is willing to watch out and report.

Updated 15 Jul, 2020 09:12am
The fate of Tipu’s Tiger

The fate of Tipu’s Tiger

The iconic tiger should come to Pakistan, which, being the Muslim successor state after colonial India, should have a right to it.

Updated 08 Jul, 2020 09:18am
Visa disaster

Visa disaster

Ironically, no one in India seems to want to accept the truth behind the US visa ban.

Updated 01 Jul, 2020 09:19am
The mess that is Karachi

The mess that is Karachi

Can a man or woman standing in sewage ask questions? No, absolutely not, and KMC knows this.

Updated 24 Jun, 2020 08:01am
A Sufi woman’s courage

A Sufi woman’s courage

Her story is yet another example of a heroic Muslim woman who has been largely erased from history.

Published 17 Jun, 2020 06:53am
Speak up, Pakistan

Speak up, Pakistan

Safoora Zargar chose to speak out against the injustices of the Modi administration, and for that she’s in prison.

Published 10 Jun, 2020 06:56am
Secrets and society

Secrets and society

Women are expected to be open books, the details of their lives fodder to keep gossip machines going.

Published 03 Jun, 2020 06:50am
Astrology and Covid-19

Astrology and Covid-19

What is the unthinkable of our moment? What new world can we see through the haze of this virus?

Published 27 May, 2020 06:35am
Nameless girls

Nameless girls

So-called honour killings are simply mercenary money killings, where women are reduced to a kind of stock.

Published 20 May, 2020 07:02am
The Eid challenge

The Eid challenge

Conjecture is shaky ground on which to begin something new.

Published 13 May, 2020 06:27am
Stuck in Pakistan

Stuck in Pakistan

Apparently, some stranded individuals are completely without means and are living on the streets.

Published 06 May, 2020 04:48am
Return of foreign workers

Return of foreign workers

The threat of the virus and the uncertainty of their economic futures loom over them.

Published 29 Apr, 2020 07:00am
All good deeds are public

All good deeds are public

Individual politicians and government figures are merely acting out the mores of public piety.

Published 22 Apr, 2020 06:13am
For the women

For the women

Some would say that, even before the pandemic, the summit was dead before it ever lived.

Updated 15 Apr, 2020 10:28am
Anxious days

Anxious days

How does one survive in such a world while retaining some semblance of sanity?

Published 08 Apr, 2020 07:03am
Virtual reality

Virtual reality

There is no doubt that what we are living through will transform the world around us and all of us who inhabit it.

Published 01 Apr, 2020 06:29am
The world after Covid-19

The world after Covid-19

In the midst of darkness, it is difficult to imagine light or a future.

Published 25 Mar, 2020 05:37am