Shahzad Sharjeel

Protest pitfalls

Protest pitfalls

All the characters in this epic tragedy want us to have selective memories. Published 20 Oct, 2020 07:45am
PTI does a number

PTI does a number

The party’s obsession with numbers started with ’35 punctures’. Published 20 Sep, 2020 07:20am
Blind eye

Blind eye

Is no one blowing up the images to get a closer look at the faces? Published 17 Aug, 2020 06:42am
Sikh allure

Sikh allure

Demonisation of Sikhs began before the post-Partition chaos. Published 26 Jul, 2020 07:21am
Right to be forgotten

Right to be forgotten

The internet is another source of anxiety for those who want to be forgotten. Published 05 Jul, 2020 07:13am
Jarring justice

Jarring justice

A flawed justice system has eroded trust in state institutions. Published 08 Jun, 2020 07:01am
Circular buck

Circular buck

When push comes to shove we turn to the IPPs. Published 04 May, 2020 05:03am
Eternally indebted

Eternally indebted

Covid-19 has given us a chance to rethink our social practices. Published 30 Mar, 2020 07:25am
Hands up

Hands up

Those ostensibly in charge feel no need for new fig leaves. Published 01 Mar, 2020 07:10am
Eat cake

Eat cake

It is inevitable that the defence angle of food security would trump other aspects. Published 02 Feb, 2020 07:07am
‘The end is nigh’

‘The end is nigh’

The song as we know it today may be an amalgam of devotion to various mystics. Published 05 Dec, 2019 06:52am
Social amnesia

Social amnesia

Rejection of what is held dear by the ‘other’ needs to stop. Published 17 Nov, 2019 07:08am
‘Suitable boy’

‘Suitable boy’

Enough of games and intrigues; reforms are unavoidable. Published 29 Apr, 2019 07:11am
Masters of disaster

Masters of disaster

It is mainly the LGs’ job to tackle disaster. But do they even exist? Published 01 Apr, 2019 06:54am
Ghettoed by degrees

Ghettoed by degrees

Why should a scholar’s degree mention her religion? Published 24 Feb, 2019 07:29am
Induced censorship

Induced censorship

What if the purpose of an artwork is to shine a light on our dark side? Published 10 Feb, 2019 07:05am
Shared heritage

Shared heritage

Are any major landmarks named after Ismat Chughtai or Intizar Husain? Published 21 Jan, 2019 07:09am
Come on, Batman

Come on, Batman

In some ways, the electoral process is akin to a corporate takeover. Published 09 Jan, 2019 07:14am
Benefit of doubt

Benefit of doubt

It all boils down to giving people a stake in the system. Published 25 Dec, 2018 06:58am