All That’s Shakespeare Isn’t Gold

Recently my coach recommended that I read this book by Mark Forsyth called ‘The Elements of Eloquence’. My initial plan was to toss it in my never-ending TBR pile, but they say opportunity creates desire, so I picked it up. In this book, Forsyth uses his witty style to deconstruct works of famous authors to help readers understand the simplicity of language behind the complicated … Continue reading All That’s Shakespeare Isn’t Gold

Good Deeds Gone Bad

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and are not representative of the platform itself. In the words of Joey Tribbiani “There is no unselfish good deed”. When people help others, they often benefit themselves as well, which gives rise to the question: do these benefits disqualify their good deeds from being truly altruistic? Well, scientifically speaking, an MRI scan … Continue reading Good Deeds Gone Bad

Religion Through the Eyes of a Traveler

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and are not representative of the platform itself. Although religion has always been a source of conflict and consensus for the world, the varied nature of religion has been a source of fascination to me. From childhood, I’ve been encouraged to educate myself in the intricacies of the world we all inhabit, especially … Continue reading Religion Through the Eyes of a Traveler

Types of science students you will find in A-levels

I find myself regretting taking sciences very often (regret intensifies during exam season), but I do agree that science is a very intriguing subject as it helps you to dive deeper into the complexities of the universe and understand them better. As a science student myself, I have come across several diverse science students but in this article, I have divided them into five groups.  … Continue reading Types of science students you will find in A-levels

Chess: A Reflection of Ourselves

Welcome to the world of chess. A game of analytical thinking, strategy, clear and well composed thought processes, reading your opponent’s moves and a whole lot of mind boggling elements. Feeling overwhelmed in the beginning, one cannot help but wonder how a simple game of black and white squares can gain so much popularity. That is exactly what this article is going to uncover—exploring interviews … Continue reading Chess: A Reflection of Ourselves

Dumb Ways To Die: A Level Edition

Countless empty bottles of Sting, tear-stained past paper pages and many sleepless nights later, I have somehow miraculously made it through the first term of A Levels. Now, people will tell you that “it’s just A1” and “it’s not that bad,” do NOT make the mistake of trusting their words. They are your enemies. Trust me; the transition from O Levels to A Levels is … Continue reading Dumb Ways To Die: A Level Edition

Baby Shoes, Never Used: A Tale of Lost Lives

TRIGGER WARNING Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and are not representative of the platform itself. The constant beeping and panicked voices become indistinct, as the pleasant cries of a child reflect off bland walls, filling the air with relief like the sun illuminates the sky. The dreams of a new beginning shape themselves into a beautiful reality when … Continue reading Baby Shoes, Never Used: A Tale of Lost Lives

Fluffy Cats, Ramen and Mythical Creatures: Why are Ghibli movies the perfect form of escapism?

 When I want to relax, I don’t have a bath, or go in for some meditation, or listen to soothing music or clean my cluttered room. Instead, I watch Ghibli movies.  For those living under a rock, Ghibli movies are animated movies created by Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo which has produced notable films such as Howl’s moving castle … Continue reading Fluffy Cats, Ramen and Mythical Creatures: Why are Ghibli movies the perfect form of escapism?

The Backbone of Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain Technology: Part 1: a sneak peak

Editor’s note: This article is Amaan in his natural habitat. Proceed with caution and some extra IQ points. The PKR 1000 note in your wallet is under threat. Not by your friends for that treat you promised them but by a system so sophisticated, it might give the banking system a run for its money (sorry not sorry). Effective solutions are often not the most … Continue reading The Backbone of Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain Technology: Part 1: a sneak peak

The Fault in Our Stars; Pakistani Edition[Trigger Warning]

Disclaimer. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and are not representative of the platform itself. Hearing my so-called ‘liberal’ family yell a volley of curses at the Tiktoker in the Minar-e Pakistan incident brought back memories of a twelve-year-old me, lost in the same park amidst a sea of men. Whilst some leered, others seemingly undressed me under the watch … Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars; Pakistani Edition[Trigger Warning]