Family-oriented – a traditionalist in many ways — fun-loving and a great mimic: A side of Asma Jahangir obscured by headline-hungry media.

Zia Mohyeddin: One of a kind, Sapan News syndicated feature, 15 February 2023

Imran Aslam, Pakistan’s Veteran Thespian Journalist, Bows Out, The Wire, The News, Geo, 3 Dec. 2022

Remembering two gems, stellar journalists and old friends – Khalid Hameed Farooqui, Talat Aslam, The News, May 2022

Sara Suleri bows out – a Sapan News Feature, 25 March 2022

Pioneering educationist Dr Ismail Saad passes away, Dawn, News, Geo, 18 January 2022

A mentor and a guideI.A. Rehman, The News on Sunday, 18 April 2021

Farewell Saleem Asmi: A quiet warrior slips into the night,  The News on Sunday, 8 Nov. 2020. 

A beloved jurist passes on – Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, The News on Sunday & The Wire, 12 Jan. 2020

Rest in peace, comrade Kutty. The struggle continues, 20 Aug. 2020

Asma. A human rights giant, and more. My tribute in EPW, 24 March 2018.

Asma’s tribe: a remembrance at Harvard, 17 Feb 2018

Asma. A profound loss. An enduring inspiration,

Salute to a stellar actor and courageous humanist: Farewell Om Puri, Aman Ki Asha, 7 Jan. 2017

Farewell, Aslam on the life and times of Aslam Azhar, a giant of Pakistani TV and theatre. The Friday Times, 15 Jan 2016

Pakistani scholar Nasser Hussain laid to rest. The News, Nov 15, 2015

Haider Rizvi (1963-2015): Journalist, optimistic rebel who stood up to General Zia’s excesses – Life’s ironies toyed with the Pakistani journalist; he laughed right back at them., Nov 11, 2015

Shahab Ahmed: a brilliant scholar.  The News, September 23, 2015

R.I.P Ruqaiya Hasan: A life well lived. June 24, 2015


‘You refused to cower in silence’: A letter to fallen Pakistani comrade Sabeen Mahmud., Apr 26, 2015

Torchbearer for a progressive politics: Tahira Mazhar Ali struggled to reclaim spaces for a secular, pluralistic Pakistan. Indian Express, March 28, 2015

Shayan “Poppy” Afzal Khan, beloved friend, support, provider of spaces for dialogue, dissent and understanding. April 21, 1963-Feb 21, 2015

Praful Bidwai — the peacemaker – A personal tribute to a true secularist, humanist and peacenik not just of India, but of South Asia and the world. The News on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pakistan’s “three-headed monster” bows out. RIP Comrade Sobho Gianchandani. Dec. 8, 2104

Masood Hasan: A man who represented all that is good and decent. The News, June 2, 2014

A quiet hero – RIP Rashid Rehman Khan. May 8, 2014


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Perween Rahman: by K. B. Abro, Dawn

Perween Rehman. Keep the Torch Alight. Economic & Political Weekly, April, 2013

Bomb blasts in Quetta target Hazaras, claim over 100 lives #RIPKhudiAli. Jan 11, 2013

RIP Ayesha Haroon: Clear-sighted courage, grace and laughter. The News, Feb 4, 2013

Iqbal Haider, we’ll miss your ‘groove’. The News on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

R.I.P. Cass. You fought the good fight. – Remembering Cassandra Balchin. July 13, 2012

Salmaan Taseer: The political context of a ‘religious’ assassination. Viewpoint Online, Jan 7, 2012

The tribesman who showed the way – Zarteef Afridi was killed, but his consistency and commitment will live on in his legacy of peace. The News on Sunday, Dec 18, 2011. Also in Latitude News as: In Pakistan, an unlikely hero dies for his cause

Pakistan’s ‘enlightenment’ martyrsThe News, June 9, 2011

RIP Prof. Saba Dashtiyari… Tujh ko kitnon ka lahu chahi’ay ay arz-e-watan. June 2, 2011

Balochistan: Condemn the target killing of Nazima Talib. April 29, 2010

Adieu, Gul Hameed Bhatti, Feb 5, 2010

Asim Butt. Artist. Activist. Rebel. Karachi lover. RIP. Jan 15, 2010

Dr Mohammad Sarwar passes on, Obituary for my father, 26 May 2009

Justice Sabih’s legacy. Remembering Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed. April 2009

Benazir Bhutto Pays with Life for Democracy. IPS, Dec. 27, 2007

Saneeya – To Saneeya Hussain (August 13, 1954-April 20, 2005). The News on Sunday, May 1, 2005

No, we won’t lay down our weapons… Aziz Siddiqui, journalist, activist, co-director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan died on 7, June 2000.

Lady Courage – Razia Bhatti, intrepid journalist, spared and favoured none. Outlook, April 3, 1996


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