5 Reasons to watch Alif Drama (Geo TV)

I am looking forward to watching Alif Drama (Geo TV). It is written by Umera Ahmed. The novel is already published in April 2019 and is immensely popular amongst Urdu readers. I prefer not to watch the screen adaptation of a book. It is generally very loosely based on the original story and often the…

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Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast

Now that the novel is complete and the drama is about to air, let’s talk about the characters and the cast that is chosen to play those beautifully flawed characters. The official wiki page of the drama lists the below cast.Yeah, that is no mystery. But this post aims at dissecting each character and the…

Book Review: Sang-e-Raah: The stone of the path (by Deeba Kapadia)

Book Details Title: Sang-e-raah Author: Deeba Kapadia # of pages: 14 Synopsis कभी गालियां देने वालों, आप पर हंसने और मज़ाक़ उड़ाने वालों से वास्ता पड़ा है? वो उसी रास्ते पर हर रोज़ चलता था, तनहा! लेकिन वह दिन जब उसकी मुलाक़ात एक लड़की से हुई, सब कुछ बदल गया। उन उम्मीदों की कहानी जो…

Drama Review: Chhoti Chhoti Batein – Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein is a series set to narrate disjoint stories, highlighting the small issues that often tend to ignore. Does that sound familiar? Read this. I’ve more stories planned to be published for Pen To Publish 2019. Stay Tuned! The story is written by Mansoor Saeed. It is directed by Angeline Malick and is being aired on Hum TV. You can read the review…

Telefilm Review: Aik Se Badh Kar Aik

Introduction “Aik Se Badh Kar Aik” is a telefilm written by Faisal Shirazi and directed by Furqan Siddiqui. The film aired on ARY Digital on Eid-ul-adha 2019. Review Characters Nayyar Ejaz as Mushtaque: A butcher, owner of Mushtaque Beef House Nayyar Ejaz as Mushtaque Gul-e-Rana as Mother Gul-e-Rana as Mother Amhad Hassan as Asif Pajama:…

I have my custom domain now, hurrah!

Good morning! I have an important announcement to make, peeps. I just opted for the business plan on wordpress. People don’t take me seriously as a writer when they see my website link as https://theothermeunfolded.wordpress.com. I had the biggest decision to make yesterday – decide the domain name. For branding, if I may call it…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w38

This week was so hectic. There is work coming my from all directions – some of it should be assigned to others, but how often do I escalate this matter? To make things worse, I fell sick. As in, I didn’t sleep much for three days and my left eye is always twitching and burning….

PenToPublish2019 Day 10

To be honest, I am not even tracking. Whatever little time I get, I try to finish writing my own entry for the contest. Total entries: 637 My entries: 0 Books read: 10 Have you subscribed for KU? Please do, read other writers’ work, review amd let’s hope the best entry wins. Shabana Mukhtar

Book Review: Alif – Complete Review (By Umera Ahmed)

Introduction I love when I read a novel about writers, or watch a movie about actors. Umera had not written a novel post Aab-e-Hayaat, which was about 3-4 years ago. I remember that because I had just moved to my apartment, my own apartment, around that time. My sisters and I used to discuss the abrupt ending over a cup of tea until late in the night. Ah,…

Fun Facts About Me #8

I completed my secondary and higher secondary education in Urdu medium schools. English is my father tongue. Some readers do notice that I am not well-versed in the technicalities of writing and nuances of the grammar. My vocabulary is limited. I don’t like purple prose, not even reading it. My mantra is to keep it…

Telefilm Review: Pyar Kahani

Introduction Pyar Kahani is a telefilm written by and directed by Ahsan Talish, the man who gave us a treat like Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2. Plot & Review The telefilm starts on an interesting note – a note close to my heart. Masha Rehman (Hania Amir), author of 4 best selling novels who…

Drama Review: Chhoti Chhoti Batein – Dil Hi Tou Hai

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein is a series set to narrate disjoint stories, highlighting the small issues that often tend to ignore. Does that sound familiar? Read this. I’ve more stories planned to be published for Pen To Publish 2019. Stay Tuned! The story is written by Rida Bilal. It is directed by Angeline Malick and is being…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w37

Has anyone participated in P2P2019? I am hoping to, but I don’t have much time, despite sleeping lesser than usual. Weather is flutuating like anything and it adds to the irritation. Work was hectic, but TGIF. How was your week? Edited: WordPress just informed me that this is my 500th post. :O Shabana Mukhtar  

PenToPublish2019 Day 5

I didn’t get time to KU binge yesterday (I was on binge watching YouTube, various channels). Total entries: 317 My entries: 0 Books read: 4 Have you subscribed for KU? Please do, read other writers’ work, review amd let’s hope the best entry wins. Shabana Mukhtar

PenToPublish2019 Day 3

Total entries: 288 My entries: 0 Books read: 3 Books worth recommendation: 0 Have you subscribed for KU? Please do, read other writers’ work, review amd let’s hope the best entry wins. Shabana Mukhtar

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #23 {{LAST Episode}} (By Nemrah Ahmed)

(Drafted on September 6th) Episode 23 was uploaded on the author’s FB page on, 4th of September.  This episode has 156 pages, woohoo! The episode aims at Revising Tying the loose ends Parting some more wisdom Reinforcing the fact that you may not be the wisest. Talia thought she had figured out Fateh, but Fateh……

PenToPublish2019 Day 2

Total entries: 288 My entries: 0 Books read: 0 Have you subscribed for KU? Please do, read other writers’ work, review amd let’s hope the best entry wins. Shabana Mukhtar

PenToPublish2019 Day 1

Yep, it’s early this year. Last year, my first attempt at PenToPublish 2018, I submitted about a trillion entries. Needless to say, not one of them got shortlisted, let alone winning a prize. This year, I have been sleeping less and writing more. I, therefore, have at least 10 stories of varying length in various…