Dawn News

Mubarak Ali

Past present: Myths and lies

Distorted history always supports the current power structure and lets generations upon generations of people be Published Aug 30, 2015 06:44am

Past present: Man-made landscape

Urban planners modify an urban scene already shaped by complicated historical process, so why are our cities the way Published Aug 23, 2015 06:36am

Past present: The urban sprawl

Big cities evolve by swallowing surrounding smaller towns, thriving on their energy and culture Published Aug 09, 2015 07:54am

The decision to die

Through the ages, suicide may have been viewed differently, yet its reason remained the same Published Aug 02, 2015 07:09am

Power play

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate’er it touches — Percy Bysshe Shelly, Queen Mab Published Jul 26, 2015 07:16am

Past present: Bow to the king

In every age and in every country, the people of every nation have always supported a dictator. — Ludwig Von Mises Published Jul 12, 2015 08:00am

Past Present: The lost art

What has been celebrated from the salons of 18th-century Paris to the present day chat over coffee is increasingly being Published Jun 14, 2015 07:06am

Past present: Dead language

Simple, unintimidating words and technology might help maximise the potential of Urdu as an academic language Published May 31, 2015 06:46am

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