Rafia Zakaria

The American eclipse

The American eclipse

Undoubtedly, even for those who do not believe in any higher powers, witnessing a total eclipse is a profound experience. Published 10 Apr, 2024 08:09am
Diminished spending power

Diminished spending power

It is a tragic situation, not least because it is unclear how the government intends to assist ordinary Pakistanis who have had Updated 03 Apr, 2024 09:51am
Chips in the brain

Chips in the brain

Development of cutting-edge technology such as this reveals that we are on the cusp of transformations. Updated 27 Mar, 2024 10:01am
Rift over Rafah

Rift over Rafah

So far, the Biden administration’s ‘anger’ has been all talk. Updated 20 Mar, 2024 09:41am
No place for medics

No place for medics

While most in the health profession in Pakistan do not die on the job, their state is precarious in other ways. Updated 13 Mar, 2024 09:30am
Humanitarian women

Humanitarian women

If there is one feminist quality that is worth celebrating this International Women’s Day it is resilience. Updated 06 Mar, 2024 10:03am
Good examples

Good examples

It is not impossible for female (or male) leaders to fulfil promises if they have the will and drive to do so. Updated 28 Feb, 2024 09:53am
Endless wait for a plan

Endless wait for a plan

The depressing prospect for the people of Pakistan is that there is no end in sight to their financial woes. Updated 21 Feb, 2024 09:54am
Crass consumerism or love?

Crass consumerism or love?

Love, the existence of it, the lack of it, the profusion of it, is thus translated neatly into the amount of money that was spent or not spent. Updated 14 Feb, 2024 09:57am
Abandoning the people of Gaza

Abandoning the people of Gaza

The suspension of aid to UNRWA by a number of countries is a grotesque and heartless move. Published 31 Jan, 2024 07:21am
Transforming slums

Transforming slums

Dharavi, in the heart of Mumbai, reflects the challenge of ‘redeveloping’ shanty towns. Updated 24 Jan, 2024 10:21am
The curse of being busy

The curse of being busy

All those who find it necessary to project their faux busyness should remember that they are aping oppressors. Updated 17 Jan, 2024 09:51am
Trumpistan

Trumpistan

If young people and Muslims boycott Biden, it could mean an easy victory for Trump. Updated 10 Jan, 2024 10:05am
Is this it for humans?

Is this it for humans?

There have been concerns that our current make-up may no longer be working in a manner to maximise our survival. Published 05 Jan, 2024 07:09am
Unprepared for pandemics

Unprepared for pandemics

Countries in the Global South had to rely on the goodwill of wealthier countries to obtain the most effective vaccines. Updated 27 Dec, 2023 09:45am
Decolonising the museum

Decolonising the museum

The movement to have stolen relics returned to the countries of their origin is gaining ground. Published 20 Dec, 2023 07:14am
Loan sharks in apps

Loan sharks in apps

The difficulty in distinguishing between the ‘services’ of dubious loan apps and those of legitimate fintechs has led many. Updated 13 Dec, 2023 09:29am
Women dying everywhere

Women dying everywhere

All cultures have the ability to stop excusing male behaviour and looking away from the suffering of women. Published 06 Dec, 2023 07:09am
Cities left behind

Cities left behind

Our generation of witnesses will know why and how Gaza City was razed to the ground. Updated 29 Nov, 2023 08:36am