Author Archives: Faraz Talat


Faraz Talat

Blasphemy or Treason?

Who decides? Notable theologians agree that the further we retreat into history, the more the lines between religion and secular matters begin to blur. The modern Muslim world often struggles to differentiate


Faraz Talat

Don’t Panic

Trump as the President elect – who would have thought it? It’s difficult to resist despondency, but the orange cloud may yet have a silver lining. It hasn’t been very long since


Faraz Talat

The clerics may not approve

Some things do need to be said I’ve long lamented the propensity of Pakistan’s progressive citizenry to be tempted by the same game, whose rules are fundamentally opposed to their interests. Recently,


Faraz Talat

Not a laughing matter

Labels used without understanding harm real sufferers more than we realise The inclusion of ‘depression’ – a medical term – into the everyday vocabulary of ordinary, healthy people, has enormously padded the


Faraz Talat

The ruler is never one of us

“Just smile and wave boys. Smile and wave.” It seems that the politicians who are ‘just like us’ struggle an awful lot trying to get photographed while behaving like ‘regular’ citizens. In

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