Sunday, Nov 28, 2021

Omar Ali

The 12th Man Rises?

Nov 08, 2011 Omar Ali

The Facebook generation and the deep state may both be ready to opt for Imran Khan. And Imran Khan, it seems, is ready to opt for them. But...

The Narratives Come Home To Roost

May 23, 2011 Omar Ali

Most Pakistanis probably believe that 9/11 was an “inside job” and Mumbai 26/11was staged by some rightwing Hindu colonel. This amazing level of denial and disinformation that was carefully cultivated by the deep state has resulted in the present blo

'A Thousand-Year Writer's Block'

That's what had hit Islam, William Burroughs famously remarked. Was he just being provocative? Or is this assessment justified?

Grieving for the victims of terror in Karachi on November 11

More Or Less?

Nov 17, 2010 Omar Ali

The notion that we are being unfairly asked to “do more” by the US and that things would be fine if that was not done is a common feeling in Pakistan...


A happy speculation on what the shape of a different Pakistan could be if it manages to pull back from the edge of disaster and reorient its ideological mindset of the "deep state".

26 August, 2010

Manufacturing Martial Law?

Omar Ali

We Pakistanis have a finely developed sense of conspiracy, so when we see the army's usual supporters out in force, we naturally suspect that the army is behind this and is itching to take over...

28 May, 2010

Blowback In Lahore

Omar Ali

The attacks on Ahmedi mosques that killed over 80 people once again underline that such terrorism is unstoppable until you get at the infrastructure that trains and guides these terrorists

11 May, 2010

The Lunatics Took Over the Asylum

Omar Ali

What explains the Air Marshal's incompetent bomb-maker son? Why does Pakistan seem to have an endless supply of morons willing to ruin their own lives for "the cause"?

Photo Gallery

A health worker disinfects Kanyakumari S.P office after a few office staff tested positive for the coronavirus, in Kanyakumari district.

PTI Photo

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperon Rakesh Tikait speaks during a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to mark one year of the farmers' agitation, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the 150 metric ton per day Milk Powder Plant and Automatic Robotic Storage and Retrieval System of Amulfed Dairy, in Gandhinagar.

PTI Photo

Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrive for the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Smriti Irani, Locket Chatterjee and Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt arrive to attend BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh