‘Dirilis Ertugrul’ — A History We’ve Forgotten?

'Dirilis Ertugrul' -- What Makes it So Popular?

Dirilis Ertugrul. Ertugrul Ghazi. Resurrection: Ertugrul. Call it whatever name you want. This is one show that has taken the Muslim World, especially South Asia, by a storm. Muslims of all age groups, all over the South Asian region, are bonafide fans of this one particular show — especially its Urdu version, Ertugrul Ghazi.  Before… Read more ‘Dirilis Ertugrul’ — A History We’ve Forgotten?

Nur-Sultan City (Astana): A Young and Futuristic City

Nur-Sultan City (Astana): A Young and Futuristic City

Continuing my travels through the ex-Soviet states, I reached Astana (now, Nur-Sultan City) from Tashkent. This post has been long due, but things kept getting in the way. Nonetheless, since I am not really a “tourist” in Astana, it makes sense to divide the write-ups by the topic, and publish them at regular intervals. Long… Read more Nur-Sultan City (Astana): A Young and Futuristic City

Tbilisi, Georgia — The City Where (Almost) Everyone Owns a Hotel

Tbilisi, Georgia -- The City Where (Almost) Everyone Owns a Hotel

Recently, I visited Tbilisi, Georgia for a short business trip. This post enlists some of my major observations about Tbilisi during the course of my brief visit. A lot has been spoken about the natural landscape and stunning regions of Georgia, so I will bypass that. Plus, I will stick only to Tbilisi and no… Read more Tbilisi, Georgia — The City Where (Almost) Everyone Owns a Hotel

Turkey Coup Attempt: Propaganda Beats Journalism

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Few days back, Turkey witnessed an unsuccessful coup conducted by certain factions within the Turkish military. The Turkey coup d’état attempted to overthrow the Erdoğan government and install military dictatorship. Amidst all the hysteria and chaos, Turks took to streets to protect their democratically elected government. As a result, the coup failed, and President Recep… Read more Turkey Coup Attempt: Propaganda Beats Journalism