Shahzad Sharjeel

Right to be forgotten

Right to be forgotten

The internet is another source of anxiety for those who want to be forgotten.

Published Jul 05, 2020 07:13am
Jarring justice

Jarring justice

A flawed justice system has eroded trust in state institutions.

Published Jun 08, 2020 07:01am
Circular buck

Circular buck

When push comes to shove we turn to the IPPs.

Published May 04, 2020 05:03am
Eternally indebted

Eternally indebted

Covid-19 has given us a chance to rethink our social practices.

Published Mar 30, 2020 07:25am
Hands up

Hands up

Those ostensibly in charge feel no need for new fig leaves.

Published Mar 01, 2020 07:10am
Eat cake

Eat cake

It is inevitable that the defence angle of food security would trump other aspects.

Published Feb 02, 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 Dec 05, 2019 06:52am
Social amnesia

Social amnesia

Rejection of what is held dear by the ‘other’ needs to stop.

Published Nov 17, 2019 07:08am
‘Suitable boy’

‘Suitable boy’

Enough of games and intrigues; reforms are unavoidable.

Published Apr 29, 2019 07:11am
Masters of disaster

Masters of disaster

It is mainly the LGs’ job to tackle disaster. But do they even exist?

Published Apr 01, 2019 06:54am
Ghettoed by degrees

Ghettoed by degrees

Why should a scholar’s degree mention her religion?

Published Feb 24, 2019 07:29am
Induced censorship

Induced censorship

What if the purpose of an artwork is to shine a light on our dark side?

Published Feb 10, 2019 07:05am
Shared heritage

Shared heritage

Are any major landmarks named after Ismat Chughtai or Intizar Husain?

Published Jan 21, 2019 07:09am
Come on, Batman

Come on, Batman

In some ways, the electoral process is akin to a corporate takeover.

Published Jan 09, 2019 07:14am
Benefit of doubt

Benefit of doubt

It all boils down to giving people a stake in the system.

Published Dec 25, 2018 06:58am
Influence peddling

Influence peddling

So you made your money by the dint of hard work?

Published Dec 17, 2018 07:00am
Lively and livable

Lively and livable

Since when has it become anti-public to ask for a little space for pedestrians?

Updated Dec 06, 2018 10:05am
Where is academia?

Where is academia?

TV anchors have assumed the mantle of public intellectuals.

Published Nov 25, 2018 07:03am
PTI is right

PTI is right

It is anybody’s guess how the country should ‘behave’ in a given situation.

Updated Nov 09, 2018 09:26am