Zoheb Mashiur

The West, FIFA and Us: We're all being hypocritical about the World Cup

Pro-migrant, anticolonial discourse has been weaponised to support Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup

Mermaids aren’t real, and neither is race

Our current conceptualisation of race derives heavily from the last couple centuries of European imperialism.

Declan Walsh's 'The Nine Lives of Pakistan': A journalist explains the country that banished him

In the middle of an Islamabad night, just before the Pakistan election of 2013, the Irish journalist Declan Walsh was visited by “angels”.

An anarchist retelling of Tintin

The globetrotting hero-reporter, he of the blonde quiff and the plus four trousers, had many an adventure throughout a 46-year-long run under

Revisiting the only book written by an Indian about the Indian soldiers of WWI

Tens of thousands of men sailed across the ocean to a land they’d never before heard the name of. They fought long and hard, in the world’s

The Dead Can’t Dance

The death’s head is panther-stalking her through the party. Bodies washed in neon pink ebb and flow, sinking and rising from the shadows as light thrums.

The trap of Re-Orientalism

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” wrote Rudyard Kipling, a man with a silly name who only had a career because West met East and immediately mugged it, running off with wallet, shoes and pants. Through Kipling’s pen, the British

World’s marrow

The old demon king was named Jael and he had a hunger for meat.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

The West, FIFA and Us: We're all being hypocritical about the World Cup

Pro-migrant, anticolonial discourse has been weaponised to support Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

Mermaids aren’t real, and neither is race

Our current conceptualisation of race derives heavily from the last couple centuries of European imperialism.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

Declan Walsh's 'The Nine Lives of Pakistan': A journalist explains the country that banished him

In the middle of an Islamabad night, just before the Pakistan election of 2013, the Irish journalist Declan Walsh was visited by “angels”.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

An anarchist retelling of Tintin

The globetrotting hero-reporter, he of the blonde quiff and the plus four trousers, had many an adventure throughout a 46-year-long run under

October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020

Revisiting the only book written by an Indian about the Indian soldiers of WWI

Tens of thousands of men sailed across the ocean to a land they’d never before heard the name of. They fought long and hard, in the world’s

November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019

The Dead Can’t Dance

The death’s head is panther-stalking her through the party. Bodies washed in neon pink ebb and flow, sinking and rising from the shadows as light thrums.

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

The trap of Re-Orientalism

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” wrote Rudyard Kipling, a man with a silly name who only had a career because West met East and immediately mugged it, running off with wallet, shoes and pants. Through Kipling’s pen, the British

July 26, 2019
July 26, 2019

World’s marrow

The old demon king was named Jael and he had a hunger for meat.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Fossil fuels spark wars and create migrants. Are renewables better?

There is a concept called the Resource Curse. Countries with high quantities of natural resources such as oil and certain minerals have

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Islamophobia is the New Black

Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent partnering with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban appears at first blush to be the

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