Fareeha Arshad
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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…

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 painting that shows a man trying to lock a woman into a chastity belt to protect her ‘virtue’ | Image source: Picryl

If you heard about the ‘chastity belts’, you’d know that they are often attributed to the Medieval period. These metal belts came with a lock to be fixed around a woman’s hips to ‘protect’ her chastity. Not only did they appear highly misogynistic, but they were also very primitive and…

A portrait of Oliver Cromwell | Image source: Flickr

Imagine, at a time when ‘hanged, drawn and quartered was a popular punishment, it would take someone extraordinary to earn the reward to be beheaded after being already dead for two years!

Yes, you read that right.

Oliver Cromwell was the famous historical figure of the seventeenth century which ushered…

A statue of a neanderthal man — ancestor of modern humans | Image source: Pxfuel

Recent studies on the human genome using artificial intelligence have revealed that humans previously had a ‘ghost’ ancestor. The remnants of a thirteen-year-old girl who died 50,000 years ago revealed some fascinating information about how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago. One thing was very evident from studying her…

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