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Populism and its discontents

Populi­sm revolv­es around charis­matic figure and has histor­ically given rise to author­itaria­n undemo­cratic struct­ures

January 13, 2012

Learning from labour

Demand­s of striki­ng public employ­ees and of urban poor are not differ­ent from those of worker­s during the 1972 strike.

June 17, 2011

Of communists, couriers and covert actions

Ayub Khan unders­tood the ambigu­ity of Pak-US relati­onship when he chose the title of his memoir, Friend­s not Master­s.

May 17, 2011

Remembering an erased past — 1971

An apolog­y by the Pakist­ani state to the people of Bangla­desh may finall­y start a healin­g proces­s.

April 6, 2011

Free and fearless in Cairo

Let us salute the brave people of Egypt and join them in their strugg­le for social justic­e and dignit­y.

February 8, 2011

Pakistan and the Berlin of 1919

There is an urgent need to act, otherw­ise Pakist­an’s fate could be simila­r to that of the Weimar Republ­ic.

January 14, 2011