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As India Slides Into Majoritarianism

As India slides into majoritarianism

In the wake of the international fallout over deadly anti-Muslim riots in Delhi– following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act–- the UN rights chief has moved the Indian Supreme Court…

Task force efforts

The prime minister of Pakistan had established a Task Force on Knowledge Economy which he chairs and of which I happen to be the vice-chairman. The task force had initiated…

Evolve or perish

We are in a confusing period. But we have gone through many gloomy periods similar to or different from what we are compelled to face today. Sooner than later, this…

Social security for all

The federal government has extended the restrictions imposed in the country till April 14. This decision was taken in the meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC). The NCC will…

The post-Covid economy

Over two million infected and more than 150,000 dead world-wide. That is the toll the new coronavirus has caused at the time of writing these lines. The pandemic may wind…

Confusion kills

Humanity hasn’t faced a challenge like the novel coronavirus in a hundred years. Millions of human lives are at stake. Our government is visibly confused. On March 22, at 3:30pm,…

Corona petri dish

Now is the time to empty the prisons. With over two million people incarcerated, the vast majority for nonviolent crimes, prisoners are packed like sardines, their overcrowding perfect for mass…

Leave it to the local system

Had the PTI stayed committed to put in place an effective local government, Punjab alone would have the following grassroots structures with financial and administrative autonomy: 22,000 village governments (which…

Time changes

The nine-day fasting festival of Navatri concluded this week. Like every year, I tried my best to utilize the time engaging in fasting worship. I had never thought during my…

Occupation virus

Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story. Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through…