Black Lives Matter: My Interview With Faisal Devji

Faisal Devji is a professor of Indian history and a fellow of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. In this discussion, he…

Shambolic Governance And The Doctrine Of Necessity

After three days of intense drama, the Supreme Court of Pakistan conditionally allowed the incumbent Army Chief to continue in his office for six…

What Made 14 Senators Switch Loyalties? Money Or Conscience?

2015: The year in words

Last year was long, unsettling and transitional. I have always welcomed change but being unsure about one’s future path is not too exciting.Have been…

Away from the ‘homeland’

In the past one month, my friends and associates from across the globe have reached out. I am grateful to them. Now that I…

Photo of the Day: Sufis and Soothsayers in Pakistan

By  Shreeya Sinha Source: http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/photo-day-sufis-and-soothsayers-pakistan…

Students at the Old Delhi School

Students at the Old Delhi School, originally uploaded by Jahane Rumi. This photograph captured in March 2011 happens to be the most viewed picture…

Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan’s rally in Lahore

Washington Post quoted my tweet Today’s rally shows that the old political configuration is changing. You have to factor in the young, urbanized Pakistan…

A poem by Eunice deSouza

Through a Twitter discussion with Rohit Chopra (an Indian academic based in the US), Eunice deSouza re-emerged in my cluttered mind. DeSouza taught a…

Death Sentence in Slaying of Pakistani Governor

From the New York Times: “Today’s judgment is a positive development whereby norms of justice have prevailed. Pakistan cannot be allowed to become a…

Greater role for women in decision-making

By Raza Rumi: Last week, I was invited to speak at a seminar on ‘Exploring the Gender Friendliness in Democratic Institutions’ orgnaised by The…

The History of Hate

Today, Thursday, October 6, Luis Bernabé Pons, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Alicante in Spain, will be speaking about…

She Would Not Be Wrapped

For the British, anxious to distinguish themselves from the natives, nothing was more galling than Indians in European attire. The elite women, especially, in…

In Karachi, the political and ethnic violence that’s killed hundreds of people since July

In Pakistan’s largest city and commercial capital, Karachi, the surge in violence that began in July and has killed many hundreds of people, continues.…

What are we teaching our children?

By Raza Rumi The overwhelming response to my earlier piece on the subject of jaundiced Pakistani textbooks has prompted me to continue with this theme. A…

Pakistan: A transitional polity

By Raza Rumi Pakistan’s existentialist crisis is no longer a strictly Pakistani issue. Its potential repercussions have emerged as a cornerstone of global debates…

Rebel Angel: An exhibition at Mohatta Palace Museum -starts May 18, 2011

REBEL ANGEL ASIM BUTT 1978-2010 Mohatta Palace Museum is hosting an exhibition of works by the late artist Asim Butt, commencing on Wednesday May…

Sense and sovereignty in Kafkastan

By Raza Rumi I just returned from Karachi, where the city was outraged at the unscheduled, endless power cuts. Everywhere, the energy crisis dominated…

Mukhtar Mai – Media and Misogyny

My piece for DAWN As if the showering of rose petals on Mumtaz Qadri and the release of a new Urdu book ‘Parwana-i-Shama-i-Risalat’ extolling him…

On the Issue of the United States, Pakistan Is Playing with Fire

I was interviewed on the recently released Wikileaks Cables on Pakistan. Here is part one. Will upload part two soon. Part two appeared on…
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