Commentary

A collective madness

What Modi's victory says about today's India.

| May 27, 2019

Letter from Karachi: For a place in the shade

Shade is increasingly becoming a luxury in Karachi's public spaces.

| May 17, 2019

The audacity of ‘sitting improperly’

Navigating patriarchy on Karachi streets

| Apr 09, 2019

Uniform hysteria

Following the suicide attack on security forces in Kashmir, India’s media went on a nationalist, fact-free overdrive.

| Mar 07, 2019

Celebrating chauvinism

The biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is a cynical endorsement of violence.

| Feb 14, 2019

Pakistan’s missing #MeToo movement

Why has #MeToo remained a murmur and not gained more traction in Pakistan?

| Jan 11, 2019

India’s queer politics after Section 377

On the limits of the Supreme Court decision that decriminalised same-sex acts in India.

| Dec 31, 2018

Performing lust, rendering misogyny

Netflix’s ‘brave new’ offering treads old ground.

| Nov 30, 2018

‘Dissolve the people and elect another’

Kashmir local government elections belie the Indian state’s narrative of democracy.

India’s #MeToo moment

Due process and the art of listening

| Nov 13, 2018

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