INFJ, Actually

If you have no clue what INFJ is, it's a personality type (heard of the Myers-Briggs test?) According to their statistics, it is an uncommon type, although I'm not too sure how rare it is because I can list about 5 other INFJs I personally know off the top of my head (then again, maybe … Continue reading INFJ, Actually

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The Parallel Universe of Social Media

We know it's all mere fantasy when Hermione, in the Prisoner of Azkaban, attended two classes in two different places at one time. But who would've known it can be a reality. Now, we too can be simultaneously present in two worlds. We talk to real people offline while maintaining our availability online. Social media … Continue reading The Parallel Universe of Social Media

The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

For a long while, I was struggling to understand the phenomenon of the turban hijab. I can somewhat understand its gain in popularity - fashion icons, celebrities, companies repackaging the 'traditional Muslim headgear' into something that's more 'modern', digestible and acceptable to the masses, but I cannot understand the prevalence of it in terms of it … Continue reading The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I picked this book after listening to the podcast on World Book Club where Mohsin Hamid answers readers' questions with regards to the story. The Reluctant Fundamentalist tells about the story of Changez, a Pakistani man with a degree from Princeton and now works at a valuation firm for a decent salary. He falls in love … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

If you are a fan of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Room, you'll love this too. Meet Budo, an imaginary friend of Max. They are the best of friends. Max is diagnosed with the Asperger's Syndrome. Budo has always been a fiercely protective friend who has helped Max overcome bullies in school. Budo is … Continue reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green