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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

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  • May 21, 2018

    Markhors and haraamkhors

    My Lord, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, is not impressed by the goatly charm and manly posture of the markhor, our national animal, that found its...

  • May 14, 2018

    The first bullet

    We have lost two prime ministers and quite a few political leaders to assassins’ bombs and bullets. The bullet that hit Ahsan Iqbal was a...

  • May 07, 2018

    Self-hatred and other demons

    Self-hatred is a strange demon. It haunts us all, to some degree, at some point in life. In most cases, it is our constant companion, making us do...

  • April 30, 2018

    One Pakistan

    The PTI has come up with a new, powerful slogan for the next elections – Do Nahi Aik Pakistan, Hum Sab Ka Naya Pakistan . Over the next few weeks...

  • April 23, 2018

    The greatness of the Chaudhrys of Gujrat

    For more than a century, anthropologists have been fascinated by the culture of Melanesia, a region comprising small islands close to Australia....

  • April 08, 2018

    Elitistan

    Two great things have happened, one after the other – seemingly unrelated but closely linked. The government has announced an amnesty scheme for...

  • April 02, 2018

    Malala: an ordinary girl

    Malala is an ordinary girl. She is what so many Pakistani girls can be. And that’s what makes her a larger-than-life symbol and, therefore, so...

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