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War crimes

According to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, 15,000 alleged war crimes have been reported since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three months ago. Hundreds more are being reported every day. The…

The state and the disappeared

Enforced disappearances, also known as involuntary disappearances, are a persistent problem across Pakistan. It has been revealed by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) that it has received…

Medical Humanitarianism

Medical humanitarianism

Recently, the prime minister announced a healthcare package for the masses. This is a very good initiative to help the poor, as they are in dire need of such facilities…

Subverting A Faith Of Many Rhythms

Subverting a faith of many rhythms

Easily the most evolved feature of Indian culture has been its myriad musical and dance forms, not in any homogeneous or ordained way, but through its jealously freethinking people and…

A Shattered Dream

A shattered dream

The writer is a rapper and assistant editor of Criterion quarterly. About a month ago, I was approached to rap in a play titled, ‘19: A Shattered Dream,’ which was…

Did Gandhi Hate Music, Cinema?

Did Gandhi hate music, cinema?

Wonder what Nietzsche — who famously claimed not to believe in a god that could not dance — would have said of Gandhi. The question arose when I went to…

Section 7E: Constitutional validity

Taxing immoveable property and taxing income arising from immoveable property are two different concepts. The former is the burden on immovable property whereas the latter is the burden on the…

Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – I )

One of the founding fathers of Iranian New Wave cinema, Dariush Mehrjui, and his writer wife, Vahidea Mohammadi, lost their lives in a knife attack in Tehran on Oct 14,…