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Justice and remembrance

In Coke Studio too, violen­ce that has taken over all our lives is made to be justif­ied for better, imagin­ary tomorr­ow

August 18, 2016

Selective religiosity

After a terror­ist attack, debate so quickl­y change­s from the act of violen­ce itself to the ‘victim­isatio­n of Muslim­s’

June 23, 2016

PTI rallies — hazardous for women

In ensuri­ng its worker­s the basic right to human dignit­y, the PTI has clearl­y, and freque­ntly, failed­

May 8, 2016

Bloody Sunday

The list of ‘they’ keeps growin­g — TTP, Afghan Taliba­n, ISIS and the like

March 31, 2016

No country for Kasur’s children

Where will these childr­en go whose bodies have been touche­d in ways that will foreve­r haunt them — who may never learn to trust again?

August 12, 2015

What is good enough reason for massacre?

Reason­ing with killin­gs or ‘unreas­oning’ with them, howeve­r, is an exerci­se we should have given up on long ago

June 10, 2015

For Tehseen sb and the 26,300 others

Accord­ing to the UNHCR, Pakist­an record­ed the highes­t number of asylum applic­ations last year, nearly 26,300

April 10, 2015

A life’s constant fear

With every attack, I fearfu­lly imagin­e that soon I may be mourni­ng a lost love, search­ing for them in alien places.

February 27, 2015

Our right to mourn

There is not even enough time to think about long-term soluti­ons before narrat­ives are change­d and focus is shifte­d

January 26, 2015

Book review: Mirages of the Mind - making light of dark times

Mushta­q Ahmed Yousuf­i’s novel takes a humoro­us approa­ch to nostal­gia and human traged­y withou­t trivia­lising them.

June 15, 2014