Umrah Diaries | One Day To Go

12th Jan 2019 To say that the day was crazy will be an understatement. I reached home this morning, around 10:30 AM. This city is freezing, and the 45 minutes ride from railway station to home was a sheer torture. I slept a lot in train, almost 7 hours, which is is double then what…

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The Other Me On Hiatus

All the lovely readers, I am going away for a month long hiatus. I don’t know if I will have internet connection or time to blog. Fret not, I have tried to schedule a few posts to keep the blog going; so you don’t miss me. I will see you next month. Please keep visiting….

Umrah Diaries | One Days To Go

I reached home this morning, around 10:30 AM. This city is freezing, and the 45 minutes ride from railway station to home was a sheer torture. My posts will be far and few, starting today. You may have read my post about taking a hiatus. Shabana Mukhtar PS: This post is back-dated. I was too…

Umrah Diaries | January 2020

Dammit! Why am I so indecisive? I am in Mecca and have just finished my Umrah. I wanted to post every day, a little bit about how each day felt like in Mecca and especially in Haram Shareef. I had drafted the posts, with tags and categories and whatnot. Then, I realized that i don’t…

Best of 2019

There are too many, because I am easily amused and impressed. These 5 events stand out for the happiness and / or amusement that they brought. Alif Yes, Alif is the best thing that happened in 2019. First, it increases traffic for book review. Once HAR PAL GEO announced the airing date for the drama,…

The week that was – 20w01

I have read two books already and drafting the review posts. The reviews will be up sometime in next week, or this weekend, depending upon how much time I get. Office was okay. After the skip level (you can read about it here: Shut The Beep Up | How to Not Lead By Example) and…

2019 As a Writer

I didn’t write much, not fiction at least. I focused my energies more on the blogging side and reading, than actually writing stories. I have written a few but they are not published yet. I published 11 books in 2019. Hopefully 2020 turns out better. Sigh! Shabana Mukhtar

2019 As a Reviewer

I went berserk as a reviewer. There were books that I read and then we’re dramas, telefilms, web series and everything else under the sun. I reviewed, a LOT. Books I read ~180 books and posted reviews on Goodreads. There are some reviews that I posted on TOMU. Others, I didn’t. Alif By Umera Ahmed…

Most Searched On The Other Me Unfolded | January 2020

You guys are curious. It is only a week into January and I am already getting questions about current on-going dramas. There are some answers that I should give straight away, hence I am publishing this post now. I will keep on adding more, as I get more questions. Most Searched Questions (Dramas) – November…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w52

It is the last week of the year and white hectic by regular standards. It is supposed to have less workload but… Anyway… The week started okay and ended on a quick shipping spree in a shopping mall nearby. How was your week? Did you read / watch anything interesting? Shabana Mukhtar

Shut The Beep Up | How to Not Lead By Example

Note: This series is about all those incidents that make me want to scream “Shut The Beep Up”. Alas, I cannot do that aloud, because I am scared of people around me, people who cannot handle honesty and truth. This is my way of venting out. You could, in turn, ask me to STBU 🙂…

2019 As a Blogger

CRAZY…. that’s the word.   From venting out my frustration in online journals to reviewing books, dramas and sharing my stories; I have come a long way since I started blogging. I have my own domain – theothermeunfolded.com or TOMU as I like to call it. I hope 2020 proves to be more successful and…

First Shopping of 2020

  My first shopping of new year… new decade… I know… A part of me is admonishing me that I began splurging way too early. The other me is freaking excited. In my defense, I got a good deal. Any guesses how much it would have cost me? Shabana Mukhtar

2019 As a Reader

I didn’t read as much this year. My ranking on Goodreads has dropped, even though I am still part of top 50. I no longer retain the #1 top reviewer. Not that it matters to me. It did, in 2018. I completed my reading challenge of 150 books. That’s a big number but I read…

December 2019 Roundup

This month was chilled, literally and figuratively. I have become lazier and blanket has become my best friend. Laptop and notebooks don’t attract me anymore. Sigh! Posts published: 97 Words written: 20K I am adding more scenes to my NaNoWriMo draft. I don’t count the words I write for my blog posts. Books published: 0…

Welcome 2020 | New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year!!! TOMU wishes you all a very properous year. Let me admit, I am not a “New Year Resolutions” kinda person. I make and break a resolution every day, often times more than once. But one can change, right? So, here are my 5 new year resolutions. Read LESS You read it right….

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w51

I am freaking out these days. As the year nears its end, my to-do list is growing exponentially, even though the plan is to make it shrink to nothing. We had a day off on December 25 (Merry Christmas, everyone!) but that did not help much, except that I slept through the morning. My body…

Most Searched On The Other Me Unfolded | Dec 2019

I started this series on a whim. When I posted the first one here, to be honest, I did not know people are so curious to know about these characters. Incidentally, I know answers to some of these questions, so here goes. You can thank me later. Alif There is a lot of curiosity about…

Teritree: A new eatery in Magarpatta

It is that time of the year. The year is drawing to an end and we have to party. Yes, it is a mandate because we get yearly budget for team activities and we haven’t had one all year. Oh, wait. We had one. So, this time, we decided to go to a new eatery…