Book Review: Haalim – Episode #22 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

(Drafted on July 4th) Episode 22 was uploaded on the author’s FB page today, 4th of July. Happy independence Day to American friends… This episode has 100 pages and is sufficiently long. The episode moves so briskly that I kept checking the page number every now and again to verify how much I had read….

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #21 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

Episode 21 was uploaded on the author’s FB page on May 18. This episode has 92 pages and is sufficiently long. The episode moves back and forth between new and old Malaka. The trio from the new world continue to plot and plan their escape from old Malaka. Adam’s health worsens and Murad becomes more…

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #20 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

Episode 20 was uploaded on the author’s FB page on Apr 6. This episode has 97 pages and is sufficiently long. The episode begins and ends in old Malaka. The sweet banter between  Talia and Fateh, The mind games between Talia, Murad Raja, Abul Khair, Sultan Mursal, Yon Sofu, Wong Li are back. And it…

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #19 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

Wait till the noise dies down. My takeaway from the episode Episode 19 was uploaded on the author’s FB page on Feb 9. Read Online & Participate In The Discussion | Download This episode was sufficiently long and went back and forth in time 3-4 times. The time swing was 2-4 days at first and then……

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #18 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

The author’s Facebook page has already announced that episode 18 will be published in two parts. The first part was published on November 13. My review for the same is here. Part 2 came on January 5th. My review for the same is here. What’s your take on this episode? Happy reading! Shabana

Book Review: Alif – Episode #6 (By Umera Ahmed)

The sixth episode is out. The episode starts with a letter from Sultan to Husn-e-Jehan. It reveals that the names of their kids Momin and Momina were pre-decided. It is evident that Sultan was not just a makeup artist for Husn-e-Jehan, but also an admirer and loved her. It also hints on a mistake of…

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…