Saturday, April 29, 2017
Authors Posts by Afshar Iqbal

Afshar Iqbal

Afshar Iqbal
The author is Islamabad based and his areas of interest include religion, sports, entrepreneurship, advocacy, psychology, media and communications. He blogs at and tweets at @AfsharIqbal (

Meet the Narcissist (Part 2)

Narcissism is a personality disorder in which a person ends up falling in love with the projected false image of one’s self.
A number of prominent psychologists around the globe are of the view that narcissists respond to early injuries (hurt, abuse etc.) by discarding their...

Meet the Narcissist (Part 1)

Meet the Narcissist
I was talking to XYZ. I choose to call him XYZ because he really was an XYZ (I hope you know what I really...

The Pursuit for Answers

The author's conversations with different people inspired him to search for answers on why Islamic animal slaughter is necessary.
As strange as it sounds over the years I have had this opportunity of interacting with people who offer sacrifice during the holy festival...

Pakistan’s Future in Limited Overs Cricket – Still Alive and Kicking!

Despite recent dismal performances, the author finds 3 reasons to be hopeful about Pakistan cricket team's future in limited overs cricket
A lot has been said during the last few days about Pakistan cricket team’s performance in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) against the English...

Symptoms of OCD

OCD can give rise to fear of contamination that can lead towards compulsions or repetitive behaviors such as washing repeatedly
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or simply OCD is a psychological disorder in which irrational thoughts and fears (obsessions) force a person towards repetitive behaviors (compulsions). At...

Life of an Introvert (Part 2)

Life of an Introvert (Part II)
In one of my previous articles I had discussed at length some of the advantages introverts like myself can enjoy. However, everything has a...