Dirilis Ertugral: A potential role model for Pakistani men?

The Turkish show ‘ Dirilis Ertugral’ has been the hottest thing this summer in Pakistani viewership on YouTube. While the story itself may not be a perfectly accurate depiction of historical figures, it certainly is magnetic. The fighting scenes, the nomadic setting, and the depth of internal conflict all seamlessly combine to form an all-together very realistic yet entertaining series. However, some fans have unfortunately turned their enthusiasm into an opportunity to pass sexist comments. If the very same people who claim to be Muslims read and analyzed Islamic history properly, they wouldn’t have been so bold in their ignorance. … Continue reading Dirilis Ertugral: A potential role model for Pakistani men?

New to the MBTI? Here’s what this personality test is (and isn’t).

Countless people from all over the world have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. And there will be many of you who have yet to take the test. You would want to take it for multiple reasons, say, your teacher/employer wants you to know yourself better, or a friend recommended it, or maybe you just want to see how much the results align with your current state of being. Whatever the reason(s), understanding yourself is a great way to make use of your time. However, it is crucial that we know what the test does, and what it doesn’t. Like everything … Continue reading New to the MBTI? Here’s what this personality test is (and isn’t).

How INFJs Become Cold

A lot of people might be wondering, if INFJs (aka Advocates) are generally kind and empathetic, where does the INFJ door slam come from? It is so often that we Advocates are ignored, talked over, and pushed to the side that we reach the point of questioning our reality. On one hand, we are extremely self-motivated and inspiring individuals, however, on the other hand, when others walk all over your feelings and your voice gets drowned in the all the noise and din the rest of the world is making, you feel so worthless and all of a sudden, your … Continue reading How INFJs Become Cold

The Alchemist-accepting one’s destiny and discovering self-contentment in the truth about the universe

In recent years, Paulo Coelho’s work has become more sought after than usual. This is, I believe, due to the rise in the trend of seeking spirituality and philosophy as an escape from the hurly burly of modern life. ‘The … Continue reading The Alchemist-accepting one’s destiny and discovering self-contentment in the truth about the universe