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25 years old child, trying to exist amid this chaos by penning down his thoughts on philosophy, psychology, history & an eclectic mix of topics.

In short, yes.

A couple of days ago, I was asked to provide a valid and reasonable answer to this thought-provoking (read: interesting) question: Do fairy tales affect our perception of reality? Although I wasn’t sure, yet I was confident that the answer would be in the affirmative.

Naturally, I did some research and found very interesting details about the significant impact of fairy tales on our understanding of our own selves and our overall reality.

For those who can’t wait, the short answer to this pertinent question is, yes! Fairy tales surely influence the way we think about ourselves and everything around…


A valuable tool to deal with the unprecedented crises, our world is experiencing right now.

It’s 2021. The whole world is suffering from a novel pandemic. Many have already lost their lives — 3.11 million to be exact — and around 150 million are still enduring the pain of this never-heard-before disease.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop here.

As a result of Covid-19, the global economy has dealt a heavy blow — resulting in the worst economic crisis the world has seen since the Great Depression. Poverty has increased multiple folds and so does the mental trauma — leaving the vulnerable with no option but to endure.

Not to mention, the developing countries — especially most…


Well, it depends.

For the last few days, I have been thinking (read: procrastinating) about writing something meaningful. And when I say meaningful, I am referring to an engaging and informative piece of writing. However, the issue is, with all the data scattered almost everywhere, I am struggling with a couple of things: to organize the data and then to find a crispy piece of writing out of it.

So, as I woke up today, I thought of challenging this condition and working my way out of it. …


Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it.

Do you mind if we start with an evocative thought?

Why certain people — with whatever they have — appear to be more happy and contented than most of those, who have more than what they had desired for?

There are no right or wrong answers. For you, the answer may lie in their innate ability to always look at the brighter side. However, for some, including me, their happiness has a lot to do with their understanding of life and whatever comes with it.

Let me rephrase. Happiness is a spiritual experience. …


The most important lesson from 2020

Last year — this time around — everyone or at least most of us were busy making plans for the new year while hoping for a prosperous and joyful 2020. However, little did we know, 2020 was going to be one of the most challenging years in recent human history.

A year that would change the way humans think and percieve — awakening their consciousness and making them reconsider their choices and priorities.

Thus, when it comes to 2020, there is a lot to talk about but the idea behind this piece is to keep it as personal as possible…


A concise overview of one of the most significant periods in Medieval history

Setup: First Crusade & Revival of Muslim Jihad

Of all the military conflicts between Christianity and Islam, the 200-year long holy wars — Crusades — are of the greatest significance vis-à-vis their impact on the ever-changing geopolitical landscape of two of the greatest religions in the history of mankind.

Led by Western European Christians, Crusades were a series of military campaigns, aimed at regaining the control of former Christian territories including the holy city of Jerusalem, which had been conquered by the Muslims in the last five centuries, and to prevent the further expansion of Islam in the Eastern Mediterranean.

However, the question is what actually transpired that…


Part-III: Rise of Mamluks & the End of the Crusades

Unlike Salah ad-Din, his successors relied on the policy of reaction and it gave the Crusaders a chance to regroup themselves and also provided the Church with an opportunity to send another military expedition.

Thus, in 1199, Pope Innocent III — who had already made Crusades a major concern of the Latin Church — called for the Fourth Crusade towards the Eastern Mediterranean.

Fourth Crusade (1199–1204)

Contrary to the first three Crusades, this time the Crusaders were aiming for Egypt, which has now become the center of Muslim power in the region. …


What to do for becoming a part of Behind The Curtains?

Although Medium is arguably the greatest writing platform, yet it doesn't provide a writer with a variety of great publications, when it comes to content related movies, documentaries, and TV series.

Thus, when I looked for a suitable publication for the movie geek, residing within me, I couldn’t find one. (Pop Off is the only exception!)

Fortunately, I looked at the bright side and saw this as an opportunity for starting my own publication, with a special focus on movies, documentaries, and TV series. And that’s how Behind The Curtains came into being.

However, at first, I thought of doing…


3 Valuable Lessons from Jack Conte’s PatreCon 2017 Talk

In this post-modern age, where pop stoicism and self-help theories have completely engulfed humans, nothing motivates us more than listening to or watching a success story. Right?

I mean, YouTube and all platforms of digital content — even Medium — are loaded with success stories of individuals, who came out of nowhere and literally changed the whole landscape of business and many other industries.

However, even with the availability of all this ‘motivational stuff’, there are a lot of people who are still finding it difficult to cope with their failures — hence, struggling to achieve their desired results.

Why’s…

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