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Mubarak Ali

Past present: Pragmatic politics

History shows that empires flourish and people prosper when religion plays zero role in statecraft Published May 17, 2015 07:13am

Past present: Trial by ordeal

Despite being outlawed by international conventions, treaties and governments of most nations, torture is alive and Published May 10, 2015 07:21am

Past present: A multi-layered heritage

Our history neither starts with 1947, nor with Muhammed bin Qasim’s conquest of Sindh, but goes back to the Indus Valley Published Apr 12, 2015 07:25am

Past present: Unholy wars

Wars fought in the name of religions damage society to an extent that is only fully realised much after the wars have Published Apr 05, 2015 07:27am

Death and taxes

Taxation without representation has spelled the doom of many a nation Published Mar 22, 2015 06:42am

To protect, serve and sell out

Roman history shows that in the absence of disciplined rule, the state and society suffer Published Mar 15, 2015 06:35am

Work is worship

Without the empowerment of the working class, true societal progress will remain a distant dream Updated Mar 09, 2015 09:40am

Past present: The culture of work

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.― Booker T. Published Mar 01, 2015 06:58am

What Confucius taught us

We love Chinese food and culture, how about some Chinese philosophy? Updated Feb 02, 2015 10:13am

Twist and shout

History is often revised to advance political or ideological agendas Updated Jan 25, 2015 10:57am

Past present: State of violence

I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the Published Jan 18, 2015 07:19am

Political violence

Terrorism rarely achieves its end goals. Updated Jan 11, 2015 10:19am