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Rafia Zakaria

The ‘not-yet-disappeared’

The ‘not-yet-disappeared’

We imagine ourselves safe, not at threat of armed men arriving in the depths of the night. Updated May 16, 2018 07:49am
No let-up in ‘honour’ crime

No let-up in ‘honour’ crime

A demand can be made for a special investigation unit to probe the motivations behind ‘honour’ killings. Updated May 09, 2018 10:45am
The strongman season

The strongman season

We are living in a moment when some Western countries are liberal but undemocratic or democratic but illiberal. Published May 02, 2018 06:11am
Conquest and Cordoba

Conquest and Cordoba

The true loss is that of the Muslim imagination as it was in Islam’s golden age. Published Apr 25, 2018 07:09am
Visas and global poverty

Visas and global poverty

The international aid system is a moral hierarchy, with the aid grantors at the top. Published Apr 18, 2018 07:14am
A school of our own

A school of our own

The Mama Parsi Girls School, that turned 100 this month, has managed to create an environment of equality. Published Apr 11, 2018 06:48am
Removing hate from sermons

Removing hate from sermons

Those who use freedom to abridge and destroy the freedom of others must not be permitted to do so. Published Mar 28, 2018 07:08am
Shunning the architects of hate

Shunning the architects of hate

One would imagine that the increasingly educated Indian middle class would have been better informed of world history. Updated Mar 21, 2018 09:32am
Women and math

Women and math

Women in many Muslim countries have a higher number of graduates in STEM fields than their counterparts in other nations Published Mar 14, 2018 06:41am
Taming the trash

Taming the trash

People throw garbage out of their houses and imagine it magically gone simply because it is no longer on their property. Published Mar 07, 2018 07:12am
The aid class

The aid class

Pakistan’s economic and non-governmental sectors are not poised to find alternative donors. Published Feb 28, 2018 06:51am
Courts of the people

Courts of the people

Courts exist not for the exoneration of one or another politician, but for the protection of Pakistan’s democracy. Updated Feb 21, 2018 10:47am
A deep hatred

A deep hatred

Can interfaith marriages escape allegations that one side is using ‘emotional appeal’ to get the other to convert. Updated Feb 07, 2018 09:44am
Deadly proposals

Deadly proposals

Few pause to consider the culpability of a society that collectively believes in male entitlement. Updated Jan 31, 2018 09:42am
Invest in Pakistan

Invest in Pakistan

The success of the prime minister’s efforts is not something that will trickle down to all. Published Jan 24, 2018 07:12am
Asking for a favour

Asking for a favour

‘Knowing people’ is perhaps not as important as it is imagined to be. Published Jan 17, 2018 01:55am
Posing as liberators

Posing as liberators

Women, particularly Muslim women whose fortunes and futures have been regularly used as pretexts in the half century... Published Jan 10, 2018 07:33am
Understanding harassment

Understanding harassment

The situation is a two-sided hell, harassment by bosses at work and abuse by husbands at home. Published Dec 27, 2017 07:01am