Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

| Nov 26, 2021

Military creep

Pakistan’s federal system is being undermined by militarisation.

| Aug 04, 2021

Mallikas of yesteryear

The forgotten histories of Pakistan’s music queens.

| Jun 18, 2021

Can’t catch that big break

Is gatekeeping and nepotism in Lollywood stunting aspiring actors?

| May 31, 2021

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

| Apr 12, 2021

Love in the time of lockdown

How Pakistani women continue to challenge patriarchal norms.

| Dec 18, 2020

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

| Oct 16, 2020

Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

| Sep 28, 2020

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

| Sep 08, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

| Apr 28, 2020

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