Dar Digest (story ‘Muhafiz’), February 2015. Free from the fetters of common natural laws, horror stories represent a society’s fears and prejudices.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses his supporters at a campaign rally in Lahore.
As Pakistan moves closer to an election next year, 2017 will be marked by a political campaign by Imran Khan and other opponents to bring the Nawaz government to a premature end. They will exploit allegations…
A funeral for one of those killed in the Sehwan attack.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
A useful avatar for threats both real and perceived, the notion of a pan-Islamic nuclear weapon has little to do with reality.
Mass inside the church dedicated to our Lady of Good Health in Valenkanni, Tamil Nadu.
A common place of worship in India and Pakistan offers solace and bonds religious minorities in Pakistan.
The nativity scene, organised and prepared by Christians in Peshawar just before Christmas.
Christians' plight in Pakistan reflects the confused identity and ideologies of the country they live in.
Protests in Pakistan after the killing of Qandeel Baloch.
Presenting violence of any sort as a cultural issue does not help prevent it.
Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
The Indian government risks a serious escalation of violence if the Pakistani government and militant groups in that country respond with even more attacks.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
Members of the Non-Aligned Movement meet at the session of the 17th summit of heads of state and government.
The Non-Aligned Movement member states enjoy cohesion on few issues. Historically, their heterogeneity ranged from absolute monarchs to socialist presidents.
A long-festering military and diplomatic sore has been dramatically reopened. Can it ever be healed?
If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
Urdu-language maxims adorn a school in the Swat Valley, Pakistan.
India and Pakistan wanted to replace colonial English with national languages after independence. The process is still far from over.
Protests in Karachi against Altaf Hussain, the British-based Pakistani politician.
Could this be the end of the road for the London-based leader of Pakistani's Muttahida Qaumi Movement?
Protests in Islamabad against the killing of Qandeel Baloch.
What the law in Pakistan says about honour killings.