I Am Not A Racist, Though I Am In Agreement With Them

This may be how our new racists speak – veiling their bigoted, essentialist xenophobia behind a carefully crafted language that displaces their racism onto unnamed others, while subtly agreeing with then. As in this terrifyingly national and ‘clash of civilisation’ qualifying paragraphs: “Today’s Western nationalists argue, also plausibly, that many European distinctives are unlikely to […]


Radical Reductionists And Rabid Revisionists 

There are people out there who think that Islamophobia is limited to the likes of rednecks and lunatics. And yet, what they ignore is that fundamentally obvious way in which publications like The New York Times are front and center in the manufacturing, prioritising and highlighting of narratives, and narrative frames, that feed the Islamphobia […]


Gucci For Government

You have to marvel at the thick headedness of the writers, editors and commentators at The New York Times. Even now, in the midst of a deepening economic crisis, growing economic, social and political inequality, raging racist social and political realities, a deepening crisis of the state, an all out attack against the last bastions […]


Manzoor Hussein – Elder Brother of Executed Juvenile Prisoner Shafqat Hussain

 


Mother of Executed Juvenile Prisoner Shafqat Hussain

You can learn more about Shafqat Hussain’s case here.


Sumeira Hussain – Elder Sister of Executed Juvenile Prisoner Shafqat Hussain

 


Short Documentary Film – #2 – Executed Juvenile Death Row Prisoner Shafqat Hussain


Not Our Men

This habit of displacing patriarchy to the ‘Muslim’, has generated wealth and fame for many in South Asia, so much so that any and all attempts to remind people of the Orientalist lineages of the term, and the racial nature of its application, are often met with disdain and mockery. But the fact remains that […]


Don’t Look Back

You could say that this piece is about the present, and about the city as experienced by the photographer today. You could argue that one need not always resort to historical realities, or trace the threads of memory when the focus is in the here and now. But, the past is not dead. It’s not […]


Iqbal Bano – Mother of Death Row Prisoner Khizar Hayat

I have no money. I can’t even afford to pay for a rickshaw to go see him. So I collect money from relatives and friends and go see him every two weeks. Every time I go I do not know what state I will find him in. He is no longer aware or present. When […]