Commentary

Mallikas of yesteryear

The forgotten histories of Pakistan’s music queens.

| Jun 18, 2021

Unpacking the Maldives’ Transitional Justice Act

New legislation must provide meaningful redress for survivors of past abuses.

| Jun 04, 2021

Can’t catch that big break

Is gatekeeping and nepotism in Lollywood stunting aspiring actors?

| May 31, 2021

No end in sight

The Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed's sister recounts the family’s long struggle for justice.

| May 04, 2021

Bound by the bindi

Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?

| Feb 25, 2021

Beyond the boundary

When a pandemic takes grip, even cricket knows when to stop buying its own hype.

| Dec 16, 2020

A brief history of moments indoors

Marginal notes on a collaborative journal of lockdown.

| Dec 12, 2020

From pleasure to protest

On how food helps us connect, exhibit power and protest.

| Dec 07, 2020

The state of suspension

The closure of Amnesty India is a rude reminder of the growing antipathy towards political freedoms and dissenting voices in the country.

| Oct 30, 2020

The costly spectacle of cricket

What COVID-19 reveals about the spectacle of cricket and inequality within the cricket fraternity.

| Oct 13, 2020

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