Author Archive: Satish Sekar

A Recipe for Injustice

by Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (February 20th 2013) A Curious System? Twenty-nine year model, law graduate, aspiring actress and television presenter Reeva Steenkamp should have had the world at her feet. Instead she was cremated yesterday at a private…
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Entitlement

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (March 15th 2018) Scandal 25 years ago today a precursor of the ‘Me Too’ movement claimed a very important victory in an unlikely place. Morocco, at the time, was seen as a place where…
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Misconceptions

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (February 4th 2018) Romanticised Nonsense History is full of misconceptions and airbrushing of crimes to present a nostalgic view justifying the rule and crimes of one side or other. More often than not the…
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Rivalry

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (February 2nd 2018) The Power and the Glory By 718 the Berber and Umayyad presence in Spain was established, although fighting continued. The last Visigoth King of Hispania, Rodéric, had usurped the throne and…
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The Origins of Al-Andalus and Beyond

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (February 1st 2018) The Umayyads It was one of the world’s major empires, albeit a short-lived one, but its influence, culturally, historically, politically, etc. was immense and not just in Spain, but Morocco too….
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