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…

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…

Telefilm Review: Dilnaz Naseeb Wali

  Telefilm Details Title: Dilnaz Naseeb Wali Channel: HUM TV Cast: Bushra Ansari, Ashraf Khan, Faraz Farooqui, Hammad Farooqi, Nimrah Khan Review The story of this telefilm is tiny, the execution is elaborated with a series of incidents that are supposed to be funny. Dilnaz (Bushra Ansari) is a widow who runs the household by…

Telefilm Review: Help Me, Durdana

  Telefilm Details Title: Help Me, Durdana Channel: ARY Digital Written By: Saba Naseem Directed by: Aabis Raza Cast: Ushna Shah, Yasir Hussain, Mehmood Aslam Review It is the most cliched and painstakingly slapstick comedy movie. I liked Yasir Hussain and how his acting put an interesting twist to seemingly average story. This one, did NOT….

A retrospective: The year that was – 2018

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short. The journey always begins in December. I mean, I remember I was actively writing down the first draft of…

A retrospective: 2018 as a blogger

I have realized that perseverance and determination is must, if you want to be successful. The same applies to blogging. In 2017, I was blogging less and checking the stats more often. Now, I just blog. The time I use to spend on checking stats of my blog and compare it with others, is now…

A retrospective: 2018 as a writer

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short.   Where do I begin and where do I end? Let’s begin with December 2017 and end on December 2018….

A retrospective: 2018 as a reviewer

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short.   I read a lot this year. Since I read more, I reviewed more. That got me noticed in the…

A retrospective: 2018 as a reader

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short. I discovered the world of GoodReads, got addicted, and here’s a sneak peek of my addiction. I like reading. I…