Opinion

Saudi Arabia’s Swelling Sandstorm

A Ritz Carlton hotel metamorphoses into a makeshift jail. A Prime Minister dubiously disappears and resigns. International skirmishes materialise into acute conflicts. This could be a plotline for a f…

When Universalism Met Culture

As I read the story of Aasia Bibi, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl who unintentionally poisoned and killed 17 members of her family in her attempt to escape the prospect of an arranged marriage, I wond…

Myanmar’s Swiss Cheese Democracy

  The atrocities facing Rohingya Muslims, both inside the Rakhine state of Myanmar and those fleeing into Bangladesh as refugees, are well documented by now. And so is the blanket denial of the g…

Purchasing Passports

From the very moment one disembarks a plane, it is obvious who the non-nationals are. They are the ones darting through the crowds with a sense of anxiety and foreboding. The ones with an urgency in t…

The Dangers of Techno-Optimism

It’s no secret that the internet age has given rise to a generation of clickbait articles, which aim to draw people in with eye-catching, irresistible headlines. Amongst these are ‘news’ posts documen…