Mubarak Ali

When democracy fails

After de-colonisation, most Asian and African countries were unable to stabilise democratic institutions. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

Reassessing the Mughals

History is full of examples of religious bigotry of being shunned to accommodate marginalised communities in mainstream. Updated Oct 19, 2014 08:18am

Building blocks

Is our architecture and town-planning reflective of our chaotic thought and dying aesthetics? Published Oct 12, 2014 07:13am

Past present: Mind over matter

From the time of the Greek philosophers to the present day, faith and knowledge have been in a love-hate relationship. Published Sep 06, 2014 11:39am

Role reversal

By ignoring the past and learning no lessons from history, the oppressed transform into oppressors Published Aug 31, 2014 06:21am

Past present: Cry freedom

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. — Abraham Lincoln Published Jul 20, 2014 06:42am

Past present: End of feudalism

While the feudal system dominates our politics, culture and society, we still live in medieval times Published Jul 13, 2014 06:02am

Past present: Missing ingredients

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. — Che Guevara Published Jul 06, 2014 07:12am

Past present: Historians and heritage

From Herodotus to the History Channel, it’s important to know the past in order to understand the present and change the Published Jun 15, 2014 09:08am