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,…

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…

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…

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…

Book Promotion: Crooning Techies

Have I forgotten that I am also a writer? Of course, not. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls; please read my book Crooning Techies. It is free for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers. Title: Crooning Techies: Sara’s Journey Summary: Sara landed the job she wanted. She also fulfils her life-long dream to live independently, and away from family….

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w41

I did not write about my previous week. It wasn’t much different. Nor is this week. I didn’t sleep much (what else is new?), had a lot of work to do in office and the interviews are still going on. The only thing that relieves my stress is YouTube. I have watched Pakistani dramas and…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w39

I did not post this yesterday, because my work week is still continuing. That’s right. I am at office today, taking interviews. I don’t understand why the interviews are scheduled for the weekend. It takes away from my precious me time. I get to catch on my sleep over the weekend and that is also…

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…

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….

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…

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  

Book Promotion: Crooning Techies

Title: Crooning Techies: Sara’s Journey Summary: Sara landed the job she wanted. She also fulfils her life-long dream to live independently, and away from family. But is that as easy as she had expected? A new city, new roommates and a new world; she faces a new challenge every day. Sometimes she overcomes those roadblocks; others…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w36

This week was short, as Thursday was a holiday for us. It doesn’t mean that I got to rest all day. Staying home on a week day reminds me of all the pendings chores that need to be taken care of, and… well, let’s just say it was exhausting. I got to sleep two more…

Book Promotion: Uff Haniya

Title Uff Haniya (A Muslim Family Drama and Romantic Comedy) Summary We hear what we want to hear. We see what we want to see. We remember what we want to remember. Often, we hear from others’ ears. We see through others’ eyes. We remember what others want us to remember. But the truth can…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w35

It’s Friday, Yippie! What a crazy week it has been. Work, work and more work. I didn’t publish anything in August. September looks to be the same. I have not read anything, ANYTHING, except Haalim’s last episode, review to come soon. How was your week? Shabana Mukhtar