Picture-AslamHello, I’m Aslam! I am a Ph.D. student of Global Affairs and Teaching Assistant at the Political Science Department at Rutgers University, Newark. Since I was born and raised in a conflict zone in Pakistan, I am interested in the study of war, violence and peace, which sadly don’t seem to go together too well.

I am An avid reader and a writer. My reading interests include philosophy, positive psychology, culture and much more. Growing up in a small village on Pakistan’s periphery, I had not seen a library until I was eighteen.

I write about a variety of topics —ordinary and salient— to inform and hopefully inspire you to scribe your thoughts or solve some of your problems. Welcome to The Authorling, and thanks for stopping by.

As the name indicates, I am a writer who might grow up to a real author someday but sure isn’t there yet. This blog then is a place where I spend my free time writing as a hobby and where express my ideas. I hope to turn it into something bigger, eventually. Can’t I?

I started this blog because writing is my life’s passion. I write because it is the best way for me to make sense of the world. I believe to be a better writer is to build little by little. There is no magic wand for it. The thick volumes you see on your school’s library shelves were all started with a single sentence.

Lastly, if you would like to contribute guest posts to the blog, shoot me an email via the contact tab. Please, pitch your idea first before submitting a full draft of the article. Thank you for visiting and looking forward to hearing your thoughts.