Rafia Zakaria

Nameless girls

Nameless girls

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

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

The Eid challenge

Conjecture is shaky ground on which to begin something new.

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

Stuck in Pakistan

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

Published May 06, 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 Apr 29, 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 Apr 22, 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 Apr 15, 2020 10:28am
Anxious days

Anxious days

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

Published Apr 08, 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 Apr 01, 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 Mar 25, 2020 05:37am
Recalling the 1918 pandemic

Recalling the 1918 pandemic

Like the Spanish flu, the novel coronavirus may also trigger a collapse of the world order.

Updated Mar 18, 2020 01:55pm
The princess who got away

The princess who got away

Pakistan does not have royals but many millionaires here operate under the same archaic belief that women are property.

Updated Mar 11, 2020 07:56am
A note to men

A note to men

The collective organisation of the powerless is not a repetition of the sins of the powerful; it is an attempt ...

Published Mar 04, 2020 06:59am
Where the money goes

Where the money goes

Researchers have suggested that the entire architecture of aid needs to be reconsidered.

Published Feb 26, 2020 07:11am
Hamas’s hackers

Hamas’s hackers

It was only many weeks later that Israel realised that the apps were targeting its soldiers.

Published Feb 19, 2020 07:08am
A floating prison

A floating prison

The quarantined ship has the highest number of coronavirus cases for a single location outside China.

Updated Mar 03, 2020 06:01pm
A world cordoned off

A world cordoned off

Whether it is due to disease or outright discrimination, a picture emerges of a world wrapped in knotted barbed wires.

Published Feb 05, 2020 07:31am
Fanning the foreigners

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

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

'#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

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