• The Prospects for Reform in Islam, in ‘Current Trends in Islamist Ideology’, March 30th, 2015
  • Pakistan: Education, Religion and Conflict’ in Religion in Conflict: Responding to the Challenges”, Tony Blair Faith Foundation; January 2015
  • “Re-interpreting History: Where did the Congress go wrong [a review of Seervai’s ‘Partition of India’]” & “Crime and Punishment in Pakistani Society” (Syndicate Report), Civil Services Academy, Pakistan.
  • “Participatory Development and NGOs: Orangi Pilot Project and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan”; London School of Economics (MSc. Dissertation)
  • Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (Focus Areas): Household and Income Expenditure Survey, Village level Institutional Maturity Index, Village Studies and impact assessment studies of project interventions; etc.1992-94; (titles available on request)



Dynasties and clientelism in Pakistan, A Seminar India, 2010.

My Candle Burns at both Ends  Nautch girls in early Urdu fiction, Himal SouthAsia Magazine (April 2010).

Devotion, syncretism and politics: myth and legends of the Indus;a paper presented at the Folklore Conference organized by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature, Chandigarh, India (November, 2009).

The enigma of dual belonging: Qurratulain Hyder’s enduring popularity in Pakistana paper presented at a Seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (February 2008).

Through a screen, darkly, a paper on South Asian televisual experience and its relationship with patriarchy, misogyny and commercialism; Published in India International Centre Quarterly (Spring 2008 issue).

The Unholy Trinity of Love “Kabir, Bulleh and Lalon”; The Third Frame quarterly, published by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (Summer 2008 issue).

Shifting the Boundaries: Revisiting Islam and Muslimness, The Third Frame, quarterly published by Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India (Spring 2009 issue).

Silhouetted Silences  contemporary Pakistani literature in the age of terror; a paper presented at the SAARC Writers Forum, Agra, India (March 2009).

Living Lohawarana, published by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008).

The pampered Islamabadites, published by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008).

The invisibility of the Mughal princessespublished by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008).

Speak Up! Pakistan’s rich dissident literary tradition published by Himal SouthAsia Magazine, Nepal (October 2008).

Negotiating Identities: Unpacking cross-border cultural exchangesforthcoming in the South Asia Free Media Association Journal , Lahore, Pakistan (July 2009).