Rafia Zakaria

Biden’s world

Biden’s world

Biden’s America is not going to be one that once again throws open visas so that the world’s brightest can easily immigrate. Updated 27 Jan, 2021 08:31am
Long arm of Big Tech

Long arm of Big Tech

How many people would still be alive if Twitter and Facebook had denied Trump a platform to spread lies about Covid-19 a year ago? Published 20 Jan, 2021 07:57am
‘Safe haven’ for white terrorists?

‘Safe haven’ for white terrorists?

The helplessness the Americans feel is the helplessness that Pakistani citizens felt — wanting to do something but not knowing. Updated 13 Jan, 2021 08:05am
Citizen journalist

Citizen journalist

Zhang Zhan became one of a few people who made videos of what was happening inside Wuhan for all the world to see. Published 06 Jan, 2021 07:52am
The Mughal feminist

The Mughal feminist

It is a colonial myth that women’s empowerment struggles were initiated, theorised and maintained by white women in the West Updated 30 Dec, 2020 07:32am
The questions never asked

The questions never asked

A close look reveals an erasure of the dirty origins of the great fortunes of men like Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley. Published 23 Dec, 2020 07:43am
Rich vaccine, poor vaccine

Rich vaccine, poor vaccine

The People’s Vaccine Alliance has been lobbying emphatically for Covid-19 vaccines to be made available to every human being. Published 16 Dec, 2020 07:40am
Path to addiction

Path to addiction

Young people, advertisers know, will only be attracted to products that are seen as cool. Published 09 Dec, 2020 08:04am
Desperate in Dubai

Desperate in Dubai

All of those who were undergoing the licensing process for Dubai have been left without answers. Updated 02 Dec, 2020 08:34am
Visas of the future

Visas of the future

As a labour-exporting country, Pakistan needs to pay attention to emerging trends. Updated 25 Nov, 2020 09:21am
A case for cultural reconstruction

A case for cultural reconstruction

This truth has a direct impact on the ability of Pakistanis to truly understand the role of the land they walk and breathe and Published 18 Nov, 2020 07:46am
Kamala fever

Kamala fever

The positioning of immigrants within American political discourse has been tested in the past four years. Updated 11 Nov, 2020 09:22am
Ancient history

Ancient history

The sturdy survival of humans and their cousins like the Denisovans and the Neanderthals provides some solace in this moment. Published 04 Nov, 2020 07:27am
Feminists before Partition

Feminists before Partition

There are many male heroes and leaders, poets and writers, who stood up to the British; the stories of women are harder to find. Updated 28 Oct, 2020 08:13am
So set in our ways

So set in our ways

Programmes and workshops against gender-based violence are of no use in Pakistan. Updated 21 Oct, 2020 08:22am
‘Catching’ the terrorist

‘Catching’ the terrorist

The terrorist-catching fever of 2018 is now ancient history but the ‘type’ of journalist who indulges in this is worth a debate. Updated 14 Oct, 2020 08:26am
Lost in Xinjiang

Lost in Xinjiang

They had spent three weeks in Pakistan when they received an alarming phone call from back home. Published 30 Sep, 2020 07:16am
Unlit stoves

Unlit stoves

The reasons for the failure of the clean stove could have been predicted had anyone consulted the women. Published 23 Sep, 2020 07:40am
The women will win

The women will win

The fight before them, the fight against a mentality, a culture in which men feel entitled to violate women, is going to be an Published 16 Sep, 2020 07:20am