A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w49

This week was fun. I am working on a new technology. Though it is a challenge, it is also quite fulfilling, a welcome change from the same old routine work. I don’t want to blog about technical stuff, else I would have shared some insights about the same. We also celebrated Thanksgiving this Tuesday. Yep,…

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Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 6 | Bo Giyam | Nimra Rafiq & Kashif Din

om YouTube Channel   Newcomer Kashif Din is joined by Coke Studio backing vocalist Nimra Rafiq in Bo Giyam, fusing Burushaski and Urdu in a song bemoaning the disappointment of unrequited love. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Coke Studio Season 12, Episode 6 Review I only understand the Urdu lyrics, and Nimra has done a good…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 6 | Aaye Kuch Abr | Atif Aslam

From YouTube Channel #CokeStudio12 presents an incarnation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry in the voice of Atif Aslam with Aaye Kuch Abr. Speaking of solitude and finding personal solace in life’s little pleasures, the ghazal provides a space for one to find the common humanity in one’s own experiences. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Original Artist:…

Kahin Deep Jaley | Episode 11 | Zeeshan & Rida Are Soon To Be Hitched

Cast and Characters 1st Episode Review 2nd Episode Review 3rd Episode Review 4th Episode Review 5th Episode Review 6th Episode Review 7th Episode Review 8th Episode Review 9th Episode Review PLOT SUMMARY & MY COMMENTARY Farhan tries to justify his actions and talks shit about Rida. It irks Faham and he threatens to kill Farhan….

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 3 | Chal Raha Hoon Main | Umair Jaswal

From YouTube Channel Umair Jaswal takes the stage in #CokeStudio12 with Chal Raha Hoon, a deeply personal song inspired by heartbreak and loss. Created from a place of vulnerability, Chal Raha Hoon paints an intimate picture of the artist as he sings of the darkness he once experienced. Lyrics Urdu تم نہیں تو کیا ،…

Daghabaaz – Haqeeqat

INTRODUCTION Writer: Kiran Khan Director: Abdullah Badini Channel: APLUS CAST AND CHARACTERS Kinza Hashmi as Anaa Self-centred, talkative, likes to spend money and do makeup. In short, chadar dekh kar pair phailana nahin seekha hai. Mona Anaa’s elder sister. She works and dies homely chores, too.   Wahaj Ali as Asif A widower and Mona’s colleague….

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 5| Balma | Feriha Parvez

From YouTube Channel #CokeStudio12 presents Balma, a thumri with simple, sincere poetry that expresses the restlessness of a broken heart. In Fariha Pervez’s voice, Balma’s poetry turns to music within an ambient soundscape that gives centre-stage to the song’s flowing melodies. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Coke Studio Season12, Episode 5 Review It reminded me of…

Yeh Dil Mera | Episode 6

The sixth episode of Yeh Dil Mera is out. Ahad looks so freaking handsome. It traverses through a predictable arc but entertains in part. Here is my review for the same.1st episode review 2nd episode review 3rd episode review 4th episode review 5th episode review PLOT SUMMARY Despite knowing that she’s claustrophobic, Amaan takes Aina…

Thora Sa Haq | Episode 7

Alright, so this is my review of 7th episode of Thora Sa Haq. This episode aired on 4th December, 2019. PLOT SUMMARY Upset with Rabia’s decision, Seher begs everyone to stop that marriage – Hareem, Munazza, even calls Zamin and Waqar. Zamin is scared shit, that Seher will tell the whole truth to everyone. Be…

Book Review: DOOSRA DOZAKH by Umera Ahmed

I have been meaning to post about this since ages. Something or the other always comes up; or I end up watching the drama again.

Zindagi Gulzar Hai is Umera Ahmed’s first book and it was published in 2010 by Ilm o Irfan Publishers.

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 4 | Aaye Kuch Abr | Ali Sethi

From YouTube Channel Ali Sethi takes the stage on #CokeStudio12 in Gulon Main Rang, a ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz that weaves multiple layers of meanings within images of blossoming springtime and romantic yearning. Produced by: Rohail Hyatt Original Artist: Mehdi Hassan Poetry by: Faiz Ahmed Faiz Composed by: Salim Shahid / Mehdi Hassan Coke…

Coke Studio Season 12 | Episode 4 | Hairaan Hua | Sanam Marvi

From YouTube Channel With poetry composed by Sachal Sarmast, Sanam Marvi graces #CokeStudio12 in Hairaan Hua, a celebration of the Ultimate Beauty of the Divine, and the love and wonder it inspires in His devotees. Produced: by Rohail Hyatt Original lyricist: Sachal Sarmast Original composer: Abida Parveen Coke Studio Season 12 Episode 4 Review This…

Daasi | Episode 12 | Drowning Yourself In Work Is The Way To Be Sane

Let’s review the 12th episode of Daasi.  Before you proceed, please read my review of previous episodes. Because, how else would you know the characters? Let’s know them, their backstories and how they are related. 1st episode review 2nd episode review 3rd episode review 4th episode review 5th episode review 6th episode review 7th episode…

Most Searched On The Other Me Unfolded | Nov 2019

Lately, I have started to observe a pattern in search terms that people enter on my website. These are some of the questions I get on my blog. I thought it would be interesting to answer them once or twice a month. Alif Novel Ending, Summary, Spoilers Obviously! The most anticipated drama has caused quite…

Qismat | Episode 14 | Soha Is Thrown Out Of Her House

Qismat Cast and Characters and Review of Episode 1 through 13 PLOT SUMMARY After Waleed’s tamasha, Soha’s parents are extremely upset with her. She tries to explain, but they don’t listen. Waleed arrives home to see Sara and Bilquis eating and happily discussing their shopping. Bilquis is determined to get him married as she pleases….

Qismat | Episode 1-13 | As Predictable As It Gets

Generally speaking, all women fiction stories in Urdu rely on age-old tropes. I have read billions of stories where one or more of these tropes are at play. Especially, #2 is almost in all stories. However, Qismat is different. It is that one drama where ALL OF THEM apply.