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Capital violence

THE unbreakable bond between Pakistani city administrators and anti-encroachment has been at the fore in Islamabad for weeks, as clashes have broken out between authorities and protesters during the demolition…

Land and violence

There is much outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision of June 14 in which the bench declared the leases of more than 10,000 houses fake with a stroke of a…

Women Rebel In Italian Mafia Heartland

Women rebel in Italian mafia heartland

As police patrol outside and pace the corridors of her office, anti-mafia prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti talks about her specialty - breaking the power of the clans by turning their women.…

Another day of infamy

While the advent of May 9, the first anniversary of attacks on some military installations after Imran Khan was taken into custody, had certainly prompted dark apprehensions about its political…

An eviction epidemic

The government is gearing up to demolish Rehmanabad, a more than 50-year-old working-class neighbourhood in Karachi inhabited by one of the most oppressed and vulnerable communities in the city. Rehmanabad’s…

India’s carte blanche

The Arthashastra, Chanakya’s 4BCE Sanskrit exposition, is a book on statecraft that introduced an empire-running module expounding upon Chanakya’s theory of conquer or be conquered. As against the age old…

No shape or substance, just hollowness

The Friday Column Throughout my living years, I imagined that I had a fair stock of words I could choose from to express my thoughts exactly the way I needed…

Battleground Zaman Park

By all intentions and purposes, Pakistan is being pushed into the realm of violence, anarchy and chaos. Battleground Zaman Park is an apt manifestation of that eventuality. It is a…