"While moral ambiguity is not an option for superheroes, how far can a writer take political and social messages of their time without resorting to the pulpit?" asks Deputy Articles Editor Mahnoor Yawar.
From a Facebook page to bringing out Pakistan's first true comic book, Ghausia Rashid Salam traces the progress of the Kachee Goliyan Comics' boys.
In exquisite prose, Features Editor Maria Amir ruminates 'freedom', what it means now and whether an absolute definition is even merited.
Features Editor Sana Hussain writes of Pakistan's arguably most controversial writer in Urdu and how the troubled writer coped with 1947's partition from India.
In the seventh issue's cover feature, Sana Hussain writes about the constant quest for belonging in literature from the Lost Generation up to and including the twenty first century.
"A literature such as ours, which is slowly maturing and coming into its own, is often hauled over the coals for being elitist, or unrepresentative of the “true” Pakistan," writes Sana Hussain. This generalization betrays t...
Priyanka Uchil writes about the changing perceptions around arranged marriages in the sub continent, arguing that "tying a chastity belt around a land that preached, practiced and propagated the Kamasutra seems a little far-fet...
Communal living. Pacifists. Anti-war music. The Missing Slate Features Editor Maria Amir wonders about the willing absence to put up a fight before insufferable cruelty.