• Muslim women at prayer. Photo via Flickr user: PnP!
    Gender Apartheid: The Real No-Go Zones

    Instead of zones based on Muslims and non-Muslims, Muslim communities have no-go zones for women. These no-go zones have existed for much longer and been much more accepted than the fictitious no-go zones of Paris or Birmingham.

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  • Profiling, security checks, and long visa applications all come with holding a Pakistani passport. Photo via: Wikimedia Commons.
    Traveling While Pakistani

    Even if all traces of the poliovirus were to disappear from Pakistan tomorrow, we Pakistanis would still approach levels of near-insanity every time we have to travel abroad.

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  • Nu Nu Yi: The Writer, the Role Model, and the Bird
    Ten Most-Read Columns of 2013

    We look back at the most-read columns of 2013, featuring contributions from Tarik Günersel (Turkey), Bina Shah (Pakistan), Khet Mar (Burma), Israel Centeno (Venezuela), Hamdy el-Gazzar (Egypt), Tienchi Martin-Liao (China), Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador), and Yaghoub Yadali (Iran).

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  • Shahid Mahmood
    Amplifying the Ludicrous

    Bina Shah speaks with Canadian-Pakistani political cartoonist Shahid Mahmood. His work has been censored in Pakistan and he has received death threats from the Taliban. Mahmood gained notoriety in 2004 when he was stopped from boarding a plane for appearing on a “no-fly”list.

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  • Francesca Borri
    This Woman’s Work

    Bina Shah discusses Francesca Borri, a female journalist covering the Syrian War, and how war psychologically damages men and women in the same way.

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