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…

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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  

Book Promotion: Happily Ever Afters: An Anthology of sweet romances

Introduction: Title: Happily Ever Afters: An anthology of sweet romance stories Summary: An anthology of sweet romance stories 1. A Journey To Remember 2. Crazily Yours Forever 3. Love At First Shoot “Happily Ever Afters” includes three stand-alone novellas with a happily ever after theme. It is squeaky clean and does not contain any profanity or…

Fun Facts About Me #5

I am crazy about DIY projects. I get obsessed and addicted to stuff very easily. My current obsession is daydreaming. Wait, that’s always the number one obsession. Other notable addictions are writing, reading, stitching, crocheting and sulking. I know!

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w34

This week was 0% productive in terms of writing because I dedicated 100% to office work; and some stuff at home that I have been procrastinating for months. My YouTube videos binge watching spree continues. And, I have stumbled upon a fabulous song – ‘Ae Watan’ from Raazi, for the first time. It has been…

Book Promotion: Jab They Met: An Anthology of sweet romances

Introduction: Sometimes, love happens when we least expect it. I love ‘accidental love stories’. I have written some myself. I am glad to present an anthology of such stories. Each story is a stand-alone novella with a happily ever after theme. It is squeaky clean and does not contain any profanity or sexual content. Title:…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w33

This week was a 50% anxiety and 50% boredome. I am back to Pune, and back to office. Since Monday morning, the butterflies in my stomach started going crazy until I reached my Pune abode on Wednesday morning. The thought of travelling makes me anxious, even though it is from one home to another. Does…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w32

I was home for the entire week and it was awesome. I tried finishing the story that was slated to be published in August. I noticed some plotholes and decided to rework some bits. Then, I changed my mind. I don’t think I am publishing anything this month. I have read some Urdu stories, but…

Is ‘Respect’ Diminishing?

In today’s age, have we stopped respecting people? I am picky, and I say that aloud. Other people are picky, but they don’t have the guts to admit it. But that’s beside the point. My point is that I don’t like loud voices and I talk about it. I have been working for nearly 14…

Happy Independence Day, India

Dear India, I wish you a happy birthday on your day of independence. Of course, you have been born for ages and seen the good times and the bad ones. I wish you prosperity, progress and independence in truest sense. Happy 72nd! Shabana Mukthar

Book Promotion: A True Lie (Happily Ever After #5)

    Title: A True Lie Subtitle: Happily Ever After #5 Summary: A novelette highlighting some of the pressing issues that young adults face in India A social, cultural, family drama… A romantic story… A May-December Romance Neha is a high school student. She is constantly pressurized by her friends to have a boyfriend, buy a…

Eid Celebrations

People asked me how I spent my Eid. I had a long answer but I simply answered. It was nice. We had a great time. Eid is just about waiting. For Eid-ul-Fitr, the wait begins on the evening of the 29th of Ramzan, waiting for the moon sighting. Then we wait for announcement from other…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w31

I am going home tomorrow, insha’allah. I was in bad mood mostly, as I shared yesterday about the stupid pressure of working from home on a weekend. I didn’t read anything. If i did, I don’t recall much. The temperature is dropping as monsoon continues. Instead of finishing the cardigan, I have shelved it completely….

Do you like giving your personal time for office work?

I am not being very picky when I say this, but I don’t like spending my personal time for office work. I cannot help if my train of thought diverts to ponder about a design related decision or a defect. I don’t mind staying late once or twice in a week, after office-hours. But that’s…

Book Promotion: A Journey to Remember

Title: A Journey to Remember Subtitle: Happily Ever After #1 Summary: Asmara is from Indore, working as a campaign manager, living in Kolkata for an assignment. She gets a much deserved short vacation. She has a lot of plans for spending the holiday with family and friends. Little did she know that destiny has other…