Tuesday November 30, 2021
Munazza Siddiqui
Munazza Siddiqui

  • November 24, 2021

    Time of the undead

    The way these Conferences of the Parties climate summits drag on from one venue to the other with an ever bigger fanfare, it’s not unrealistic to...

  • November 13, 2021

    The window is closing

    Midway through the 26th Conference of Parties Climate Summit in Glasgow, two almost simultaneous but unconnected events reminded us of the starkness...

  • October 27, 2021

    Covering the circus

    New media is still uncharted territory and with an ever-evolving landscape, it will be some time before a system of intrinsic checks and balances...

  • June 23, 2021

    Mercurial meanderings

    Freedom of expression is the most discussed, most fought about, yet the least understood of all individual rights. Difference of opinion is inherent...

  • December 21, 2020

    Stunted councils

    Human rights violations arising specifically from panchayats/jirgas in Pakistan are signs of the times to come. Why panchayats/jirgas in...

  • November 24, 2020

    This is the way

    I sometimes wonder how incidents of rape are discussed and interpreted in male baithaks in Pakistan. Do they acknowledge the grisly nature of such...

  • November 14, 2020

    Between fear and fear

    Buridan’s donkey was quietly dying. Philosophers were ripping apart the paradox at the seams when it suddenly acquired a new lease of life. It...

  • September 21, 2020

    The curse of Medusa

    Rape is a crime dictated primarily by a twisted psychology. It’s about power, not pleasure. It’s about asserting control. So while demands for...

  • September 09, 2020

    Blockchain Karachi

    The Rs1,100 billion Karachi package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan is not enough. Without transparency, no amount of money will ever be...

  • September 02, 2020

    On polygyny

    The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961 is one of the most progressive pieces of legislation to come out of that era in Pakistan. It was decades...