Book Review: Alif – Episode #12 (Finale) (By Umera Ahmed)

The 12th and final episode is out. It is 29 pages long. I have included the link to read the episode online at the end of this post. Summary The episode is generally about tying the loose ends and there are some revelations. Don’t worry, I am not going to spoil the story for you….

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w22

This week was a much awaited vacation at home for Eid celebrations. The three days of Ramadan were a blur. All I remember is now terribly hot it was (46 degrees Celsius, folks). True to my expectations, the moon was sighted on 29th of Ramadan. I stayed awake all night, not much by choice because…

رمضان المبارک کا تیسرا عشرہ اور جمعتہ الوداع

…السلام علیکم جمعہ مبارک۔ جمعتہ الوداع مبارک۔ اللہ تمام مسلمین کو مزید رمضان دیکھنا نصیب کرے۔ آمین۔ اس رمضان میرے جاننے والوں میں، یا یوں کہیے کہ میری فیملی کے جاننے والوں میں سے دو لوگ انتقال کر گئے۔ خوش نصیب تھے، رمضان میں انتقال ہوا۔ اللہ انہیں جنت نصیب کرے۔ میری وہی حالت ہوئی،…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w21

Let the countdown end. I have a week’s vacation planned which starts on June 2nd, 2019, which is tomorrow. It means that I started to cross-off days on my mental calendar since Monday. Today’s Friday. Once I swipe out today at 5:22 PM, I won’t be setting foot in office until June 10th, 2019. The…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #11 (By Umera Ahmed)

The 11th episode is released on 29th May, 2019. It is 38 pages long. You can find the link to read online below. I would still request you to read the review, and leave comments. That’s what I get in return. Here goes. Summary The episode starts with yet another letter, from Qalb-eMomin to Allah….

رمضان المبارک کا دوسرا عشرہ

السلام علیکم سخن گفتن چہ مشکل بود شب جائے کہ من بودم ذرا سی بات کرنی تھی بہت مشکل جہاں میں تھا۔ آج کل کا زمانہ ایسا ہی ہے نا؟ لب ہلے نہیں، کچھ کہا نہیں کہ اعتراضات کہ بوچھاڑ شروع ہو جاتی ہے۔ یہ شعر مجھے اکثر و بیشتر یاد آتا ہے۔ قصہ یوں…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w20

What a week it was! I couldn’t sleep through the night, 3 in 7 nights and I had to be at office because I have a vacation planned for the first week of June. It was a crazy week. I am stressing out a bit as I am forced to squeeze four week’s worth of…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w19

Second week and twelfth day of Ramzan. I cannot believe how quickly it has passed. My manager is out of office and the office is cool these days. It is literally cool. With the arrival of summer, people have suddenly started to act like they cannot live without AC. At 24 degrees celsius, the atmosphere…

رمضان المبارک کا دوسرا جمعہ

السلام علیکم۔ المبارک کا دوسرا جمعہ مبارک ہو۔ الحمدللہ۔۔۔ دوسرا جمعہ آ کر گزر بھی گیا۔ تین مہینوں پہلے سے میں اور امی رمضان کی باتیں کرتے تھے اور آج گیارہ روزے ہو بھی گئے۔ میرا روزانہ ڈیڑھ پاروں کا اوسط برقرار ہے۔ الحمدللّٰہ۔ دوسرا عشرہ شروع ہوا ہے۔ اللہ ہم سب کی مغفرت فرمائے۔…

Drama Review: Suno Chanda 2 Characters

The second season of superhit ramzan special drama is currently on air. Written by awesome Saima Akram Chaudhary, and directed by Ahsun Talish. The drama is being aired on HUM TV. Characters from season 1: Samina Ahmad as Mumtaz Begum (Bi Jan) Farhan Ali Agha as Jamshed Ali: Elder son of Mumtaz Begum Nadia Afgan as Shahana Batool/Shahana…

رمضان المبارک کا پہلا جمعہ

السلام علیکم۔ رمضان المبارک کا پہلا جمعہ مبارک ہو۔ کہتے ہیں کہ رمضان میں شیطان بند کردیا جاتا ہے تو پھر مجھے بہکاتا کون ہے؟ کیا شیطان میری رگوں میں اتنا اتر گیا ہے، اتنا رچ بس گیا ہے کہ رمضان المبارک میں بھی پیچھا نہ چھوڑے؟ سوچا تھا کہ اس رمضان روزوں کے ساتھ…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w18

Ramzan’s started this Tuesday and things are going to be different. No more pictures of Friday delicacies that we get in office. No more discussions on the books I read and the progress on writing front. It is just going to be plain-old Ramzan posts. I hope to share some pictures from the Iftar spread…

Drama Review: Shadi Mubarak Ho

I needed to watch something as I revise the draft of my upcoming novel. I found this and started to watch. The story is written by Yasir Husain and directed by Wajahat Rauf. It is being aired on Hum TV. The duo has delivered some good content in the past. The cast is perfect. ***…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w17

This weeks temptation is chocolate. Yummy! Hello again and welcome to my world! I finally completed the translation of my first-ever book and it is live. Please check it out here. Please read and support me. Cheers! Work front was more challenging than usual. I am on-call support this week, AGAIN, which means 12 hours…

Book Review: Revenge Wears Prada – The Devil Returns (By Lauren Weisberger)

Book Details Title: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns Author: Lauren Weisberger # of pages: 400 Link to Buy: Amazon.in Author Profile Lauren Weisberger was born March 28, 1977, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a locale recently made even more chic, if possible, by The Office. She was joined four years later by sister Dana, a.k.a. The Family Favorite,…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #10 (By Umera Ahmed)

The 10th episode is released on 1 May, 2019. It is 48 pages long. You can find the link to read online below. I would still request you to read the review, and leave comments. That’s what I need in return. Here goes. Summary The episode starts with yet another letter, from Husn-e-Jahan to Abdul…