Dawn News

01 March, 2015 / 10 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436

Mubarak Ali

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

Red tape

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. — Laurence J. Peter Updated Jan 04, 2015 07:37am

Violent chapters

Nightmarish episodes they might be, but human civilisation is a story of suffering and sacrifice. Updated Dec 28, 2014 12:08pm

Past present: The new imperialism

It is another historical epoch but Israel’s occupation of Palestine reflects how classical imperialism has been Published Dec 21, 2014 06:46am

Blood ties

Dynasties have a sell-by date, after which they lose potency and relevance Published Dec 07, 2014 07:10am

The spirit of the small town

While stories of the city loom large in history, tales of the town go unrecorded. Updated Nov 30, 2014 01:25pm

Writing the history of Sindh

Modern historiography requires emphasis on the contribution of common people in shaping history from below. Updated Nov 23, 2014 07:13am

Guilt and redemption

The discipline of history became a tool for materialising the dream of German unity. Updated Nov 16, 2014 07:29am

Adapt and innovate

Japan could teach us a thing or two about learning from others. Updated Nov 09, 2014 06:43am

The age of the sage

In the ancient Greek civilisation, people used to worship a number of gods and goddesses. Updated Nov 02, 2014 07:01am

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