Rafia Zakaria

Numbers paint a cruel reality

Numbers paint a cruel reality

Greed and entitlements are not limited to class. They are also structural and institutional. Published 21 Apr, 2021 06:32am
The perils of being a journalist

The perils of being a journalist

To those who target journalists, principles such as the belief in the freedom of speech is an indulgence. Updated 14 Apr, 2021 08:42am
Women living alone

Women living alone

The punishment for not marrying is a life sentence of living in a home where they never make the rules. Published 07 Apr, 2021 07:53am
Women during the pandemic

Women during the pandemic

The constant presence of men and the absence of any external outlet for women have created a pressure-cooker situation. Published 31 Mar, 2021 06:46am
The forever struggle

The forever struggle

Global primitivism prevails where the lives, welfare and choices of women are concerned. Published 17 Mar, 2021 07:40am
Reviving a moral universe

Reviving a moral universe

In a world rooted in the Persian language, aesthetics and ethics were intertwined. Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:26am
Ordinary killings…

Ordinary killings…

It is questionable whether the environment is any safer for women than it used to be. Published 17 Feb, 2021 05:53am
The price of ‘youth’

The price of ‘youth’

What’s good for Hollywood and the rich housewives of New York is, of course, welcomed with open arms in Pakistan. Published 10 Feb, 2021 08:49am
Mental illness and possession

Mental illness and possession

One wonders how many people with mental illness in Pakistan have been viewed as being possessed by a jinn. Published 03 Feb, 2021 06:58am
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