“They are but beggars that can count their worth.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
From the time of the Greek philosophers to the present day, faith and knowledge have been in a love-hate relationship.
By ignoring the past and learning no lessons from history, the oppressed transform into oppressors
Does Sufi culture benefit society or is it in fact a regressive force?
We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure. — Hernan Cortez
When religious homogeneity is imposed by the state, it is the nation that suffers
Poetry appeals to the emotions, while prose appeals to the intellect
Our flawed education system is deeply rooted in the history of the subcontinent
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. — Abraham Lincoln
While the feudal system dominates our politics, culture and society, we still live in medieval times
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. — Che Guevara
On the brink of social decline, we need a Socratic approach to think bigger
By shifting focus from the conqueror to the conquered, history is freed from the clutches of the elite
From Herodotus to the History Channel, it’s important to know the past in order to understand the present and change the
Why intellectuals fail to counter politicians who exploit the sentiments of the people
He went from being a Pan-Islamist who was considered responsible for introducing the Ulema to politics to a nationalist.
The power of the people, once unleashed, is nearly impossible to contain
Are we incapable of handling our own issues or is the need for foreign dictation a national trait?
An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics — Plutarch
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country — Sir Henry Wotton