With the protests condemning police brutality and the cruel death of George Floyd in the U.S, South Asians too came forth with their sentiments on social media, expressing their sympathy for African-American people. However, many of us are realizing that … Continue reading Exploring Racism in South Asia
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?
“I often wondered why female names were so different from male names, more whimsical and dreamlike, as if women were unreal, a figment of one’s imagination. Male names embody power, ability and authority, like Muzaffer, ‘the victorious one’; Faruq,’one who … Continue reading On Gender and Naming, From Elif Shafak's "Honour"
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).
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
There are few writers who have the ability to rock us to our core. There are even fewer who make us realize how flawed the power system is in the human world. Khaled Hosseini did both. Through his works, ‘The … Continue reading Khaled Hosseini’s Works Reflect on the Plight of the Afghan People
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
I’ve always felt out of place during most social interactions. Quiet, patient and yet, very awkward sometimes. I just don’t respond to social cues the same way other people my age do. It seems as if it all comes naturally … Continue reading A Tribute to the World’s Rarest Personality Type-The INFJ
For those not familiar with Bloodborne lore, I have added a brief description below of the game’s story and its dominant themes. Enjoy! Warning: Contains spoilers You awaken in the city of Yharnam-famed for its blood healing- to find the … Continue reading The lessons we learn from video games-Bloodborne