Star Weekend

Hong Kong histories: converging narratives of struggle

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong are not just about an extradition bill, civil liberties, or even a constitutional right to democracy—

Kashmir Caged!

Travelling and collecting personal testimonies from Kashmiri civilians, a team of economists and activists offer a glimpse into the silenced streets of Srinagar and neighbouring villages. The report was made public on August 13, 2019.

Articles 370 and 35A, explained

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the people of Jammu and Kashmir lost all contact with the outside world. After clamping down on the internet and telephone lines for the 53rd time this year, deploying tens of thousands of troops in what is already one of the most

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

Hong Kong histories: converging narratives of struggle

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong are not just about an extradition bill, civil liberties, or even a constitutional right to democracy—

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

Articles 370 and 35A, explained

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the people of Jammu and Kashmir lost all contact with the outside world. After clamping down on the internet and telephone lines for the 53rd time this year, deploying tens of thousands of troops in what is already one of the most

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

Kashmir Caged!

Travelling and collecting personal testimonies from Kashmiri civilians, a team of economists and activists offer a glimpse into the silenced streets of Srinagar and neighbouring villages. The report was made public on August 13, 2019.

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

Nothing is the same anymore

What does it mean for the people when a country is put in fear and terror, a country that already has a whole history of violent experiences behind it?

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

The Fate of Julian Assange

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald once described WikiLeaks as being “one of the very few, if not only group, effectively putting fear into the hearts of the world's most powerful and corrupt people.” But was that too outlandish of a statement?

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s War on Venezuela

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind.

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Stuck in limbo

An old Dhaka native, Sheikh Shariful Amin went to the UK as a student in 2008. He had already completed a master's degree but as it didn't count there, Amin then did one at the University of East London.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Dismantling The Privilege Of Ignorance

On the day America, after a long-drawn process involving yet another sexual abuse discourse, finally confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Justice, I was travelling on the train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC.

July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

Pakistan gears up to vote amid allegations of serious 'manipulation'

Pakistan goes to polls in less than a week. But the country is stunned by a set of terror attacks that killed more than 160 people in a span of two days. Last Friday, a suicide bomb ripped through an election rally killing at least 149 people including the candidate in Mastung, a district in Balochistan.