Author Archives: Faraz Talat


Faraz Talat

A tribute to a civilian

You are important too  Thank you, dear civilian, for your service. I feel that this isn’t said enough. And consequently, despite our constant financial and sociopolitical struggles that keep the country afloat,


Faraz Talat

How marriage enables inequality

It’s not clear when marriage was invented It’s imperative to acknowledge that a marriage is not a natural relationship among consenting adults. It’s an institution invented to determine the legitimacy of a


Faraz Talat

In praise of ‘sensitive’ men

Steaks are ‘masculine’ and salads are ‘feminine’ Masculinity cannot be gauged by one’s insensitivity to suffering. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is no stranger to controversy. It’s an international


Faraz Talat

After Faiz

We are not used to being heard We never know how much we don’t know. The highest and the most ominous form of censorship is not only about censoring content, but hiding


Faraz Talat

A world without superheroes

Encouraging a hyper-individualistic, neoliberal worldview I’ve never liked Superman, and I won’t get into arduous platitudes about this beloved comic character and our childhood memories of him. Marketed globally as a universal


Faraz Talat

PTI versus democracy

To disrespect democracy is to disrespect people There are two things Imran Khan claims to know well: cricket and democracy. Regrettably, the latter has never been demonstrated in action. The PTI leader


Faraz Talat

The act of liberalism

Not just philosophies, but political actions also So you’re a liberal. I suppose that means you care about women’s rights and believe in equal opportunities for them. It could mean that you

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