Giveaway: A True Lie (By Shabana Mukhtar)

A True Lie I have just published a novella about life of a teenager, a student of tenth class and her predicaments – academically, socially, romantically. She faces the exam pressure, the pressure to be a nice daughter, the pressure to have a boyfriend. It gets to her. And thus begins a long and seemingly…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #5 (By Umera Ahmed)

The fifth episode is out. *** The fifth episode starts with a letter from Qalb-e-Momin to Allah. This episode delves deeper into the mystery named Qalb-e-Momin. This episode sheds light on why he has become the atheist and woman objectifier that he is today. Momin’s track sees him backlash on Neha for pestering him to…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #1 (By Umera Ahmed)

Background & Review: Much like ‘Mann-o-salwa’ the first episode is about parallel tracks and a lot of characters. This episode had introduced a few characters; characters which are not necessarily named through the episode. There are four parallel tracks. A girl / woman named Jahan who’s writing a letter. She maybe Husn-e-Jahan; but I cannot…