Me and my sister | Notice the smirk on my face — it’s because I had another crazy story cooking in my head. | Image source: Author

I don’t remember when exactly I realized that I had a writer in me.

But I remember that I knew how to tell stories — funny, colourful, and unheard stories. When I was six, my younger sister, who was two at that time, was victim to most of my make-believe…


Tons of snacks
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When the pandemic hit last year and the sudden changes in the kind of life we started living, most people’s mental health was affected. Like everybody else, I was affected too. However, I found my solace in snacks. Tired? I snacked. Happy? I snacked. Sad? I snacked. Bored? I snacked…


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“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.”

Carl Sagan, American scientist and writer

I always loved listening to stories — big or small, happy or sad, realistic or fairytales — as long as…


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“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.”

— Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Every time I opened my favourite YouTube channel, I would see advertisements, one…


Our own species is a relative newcomer. | Image credits: Elisabeth Daynes/ Science Photo Library

As unbelievable this may sound, the humans that inhabited Earth thousands of years ago were not dumb. They did not just eat bananas and swing from one tree to the next. If anything our ancestors were smart and brave. Living in the wilderness sharpened their survival instincts. They knew when…


A sketch of Anthony Johnson | Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If there is anybody to be blamed for the gruesome history as we know today, then we can all agree on one word: traitors. Throughout the past and across the cultures, some people were hypocrites of the worst kind. Never once they felt uncomfortable selling out their people in exchange…


Germany was very close to building the atomic bomb — which would have changed the course of history | Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash

The world, as we see it today, is a marriage of events that happened and the ones that didn’t. Fallen empires, lost wars, forgotten heroes, and unexpected decisions in history have shaped the present we live in. Though we celebrate many events from history and remember many historic idols, there…


The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion | Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Throughout human history, several cultures have developed beautiful structures that gained widespread recognition for the beauty, elegance, and importance they held. Yet, there have been monumental beauties that didn’t achieve the attention they deserved. Let’s have a look at some of such historical monuments around the world.

1. The Temple of Poseidon

Located at Sounion…


A portrait of a Vestal Virgin | Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The ancient Romans were superpowers of the world once. There are many reasons behind their dominance — they fought well, provided well, and ruled well. Despite that, they held certain beliefs and practices that wouldn’t make much sense now. …


Blackbeard’s castle | Image source: Flickr

Who doesn’t love a quality treasure hunt regardless of its quantity? Even if the treasure hunt holds hidden promises that may never be fulfilled, one can’t deny the thrill it keeps. History bears witness to many such quests that uncovered some of the most expensive, exquisite, and exotic treasures from…

Fareeha Arshad

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