Sunday February 05, 2023

  • July 11, 2021

    The electoral gender gap

    Gender gap indicators are useful in quantifying the level of exclusion faced by women. One such indicator, and a very crucial one, is the level of...

  • May 08, 2020

    Corona testing priorities

    Covid-19 has generated many urban myths. One very apt one is about the health minister of a certain third world country who was asked why his...

  • September 12, 2019

    Financial inclusion in Pakistan

    One of the most common mismatches in life is that between income and consumption. It’s good when income exceeds consumption, but explains all the...

  • April 12, 2018

    Deflections galore

    Pakistan’s media seems to have a weird relationship with the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement . From Naqeebullah making the headlines, to an almost...

  • April 07, 2018

    Malala and APS

    Malala came back, and so did her haters. Scanning through any Facebook post on Malala’s injury or achievements, one could see the irreverent...

  • February 23, 2018

    The Pashtun long march

    This year will mark the 71st year of Pakistan’s independence. It would be correct to say that most Pakistanis today are better off than the Indian...

  • November 22, 2017

    Looking at 2018

    In the aftermath of the by-elections of NA-4 in Peshawar, many have predicted the PTI’s victory to be an indication of a possible second term for...

  • November 04, 2016

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the PTI

    The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa surprised many when he declared that “Pathans are the PTI, and the PTI is Pathan.” One could...

  • October 18, 2016

    ‘Foul’ Punjabi

    Recently a school notice has been making the rounds on social media. In it, the headmaster of a posh school in Sahiwal has warned children against...

  • October 16, 2016

    Digitising payments

    The relationship between people and government is a ubiquitous one. Be it health, education, travel or security – in every aspect of our lives...