Mubarak Ali

Reassessing the Mughals

History is full of examples of religious bigotry of being shunned to accommodate marginalised communities in mainstream.

Building blocks

Is our architecture and town-planning reflective of our chaotic thought and dying aesthetics?

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.

Role reversal

By ignoring the past and learning no lessons from history, the oppressed transform into oppressors

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

Past present: End of feudalism

While the feudal system dominates our politics, culture and society, we still live in medieval times

Past present: Missing ingredients

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. — Che Guevara

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