Author Archives: Faraz Talat


Faraz Talat

Who’s helping the NGO women?

Some modicum of justice please! Over the past few weeks alone, I have collected numerous reports of wanton abuse, unchallenged aggression, and hair-raising incidents of repeated sexual harassment and violence. Based on


Faraz Talat

Gorilla Lives Matter

There’s no reason for human empathy to drop dead This is not satire, and the very need to clarify so, is upsetting. This is not intended to ridicule or belittle Black Lives


Faraz Talat

We, the Oppressors

Chak 44, Minorities and breeding extremism There’s a crisis looming in the horizon of Chak 44 in District Mandi Bahauddin, and it is distressingly similar to the storm that hit Gojra and


Faraz Talat

A House Divided

The Inside Politics of Desi liberals A few days ago, Pakistan’s online liberal community detonated into a mushroom cloud potentially visible from the international space station, with a spark originating from the bloc’s


Faraz Talat

What About Lahore?

Recognition of humanity   There’s long been an unsaid agreement that a death toll in the East is simply a number that tickertapes across the bottom of the news screen. It is


Faraz Talat

Capital punishment

A long, failed experiment     Thou shall not kill… and now, a list of exceptions that rolls out like credits at the end of a major film. The state plays, or


Faraz Talat

The politics of sexism

A politician needs not fear a dupatta sliding off his head during a public speech   With Bernie Sanders gaining momentum in Democratic primaries, the foremost concern aired by Hilary Clinton supporters


Faraz Talat

Sin, crime, and porn

The right to make personal decisions   No one wants to advocate pornography or internet sites peddling it, and that includes me, for so many reasons. However, when the establishment loses sight

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