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Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Who is sovereign?

Who is sovereign?

Everything, it seems, is a ‘foreign conspiracy’. Published Apr 19, 2019 07:01am
Economy of fools

Economy of fools

Every political regime here has spewed the same rhetoric. Updated Apr 05, 2019 09:50am
Nation reboot

Nation reboot

It is unlikely that this wave of nationalism will last forever. Updated Mar 23, 2019 12:34pm
Men must march

Men must march

Men do not own feminist struggles as their own. Published Mar 08, 2019 06:41am
Killing history

Killing history

They write and rewrite history to create pliant populations. Published Feb 22, 2019 07:33am
Beyond the bubble

Beyond the bubble

Progressives in Pakistan tend to veer between two extremes. Published Feb 08, 2019 06:56am
Elite vs people

Elite vs people

The voice of the system’s real losers has been muted. Published Jan 25, 2019 06:56am
Darkness descends

Darkness descends

The fallout is now increasingly centred in countries like ours. Published Jan 11, 2019 06:58am
Terrorism bogey

Terrorism bogey

Does the contemporary state really want to rid the world of terrorism? Updated Dec 31, 2018 09:44am
Orwell’s vengeance

Orwell’s vengeance

The trope of security will become even more powerful. Published Dec 14, 2018 06:56am
Educating for peace

Educating for peace

Dents can be made in the hawkish attitudes of Pak-India officialdom. Published Nov 30, 2018 07:22am
Encroach if rich

Encroach if rich

The illegality of the rich is almost always glossed over. Published Nov 16, 2018 06:45am
The bigot brigade

The bigot brigade

Reactionary forces are gaining ground everywhere. Published Nov 02, 2018 07:06am
The anthropocene

The anthropocene

There is a crisis of survival and of human agency. Updated Oct 19, 2018 08:29am
Austerity rules

Austerity rules

The poor continue to be left by the wayside. Published Oct 05, 2018 07:08am
Chaos junkies

Chaos junkies

One is inclined to think that it all doesn’t really matter. Updated Sep 21, 2018 10:45am
Five million homes

Five million homes

Political will is needed to give security of tenure to katchi abadi dwellers. Published Sep 07, 2018 07:03am
The middle muddle

The middle muddle

The middle class did not bring the PTI to power. Updated Aug 10, 2018 10:12am
The people speak

The people speak

Those who want change must make themselves seen and heard. Published Jul 27, 2018 07:26am
A broken record

A broken record

If this is Imran Khan’s dream come true, how will it unfold? Updated Jul 13, 2018 10:41am