5 Reasons to watch Alif Drama (Geo TV)

I am looking forward to watching Alif Drama (Geo TV). It is written by Umera Ahmed. The novel is already published in April 2019 and is immensely popular amongst Urdu readers. I prefer not to watch the screen adaptation of a book. It is generally very loosely based on the original story and often the…

Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast

Now that the novel is complete and the drama is about to air, let’s talk about the characters and the cast that is chosen to play those beautifully flawed characters. The official wiki page of the drama lists the below cast.Yeah, that is no mystery. But this post aims at dissecting each character and the…

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….

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….

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…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #9 (By Umera Ahmed)

The ninth episode is released on 1 April, 2019. It is 35 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, but from a different…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #8 (By Umera Ahmed)

The eighth episode is released on 1 March, 2019. *** Summary The episode starts with a letter from Husn-e-Jehan to Sultan. The rest of the episodes revolves around Qalb-e-Momin and Momina. Their circle in narrowing. They travel together, without saying a single word to each other. The constant talks of Momina’s success bothers Momin, to…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #7 (By Umera Ahmed)

The seventh episode is released on 2 February, 2019. *** Summary The episode starts with a diary entry by Taha. He sits down to do calligraphy but can’t focus on anything, except being mesmerised by the beauty of Husn-e-Jehan. Abdul Alaa narrates the story to Qalb-e-Momin – a tale of love between Taha and Husn-e-Jehan….

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: “Yaaram” By Sumaira Hameed

Background: Sometime in 2016, I was addicted to reading all the digests that were published in Pakistan. For us non-Pakistanis, the paksociety website was and is, the treasure – a place where you get most of all Urdu Novels and Digests. The website displays most trending books on the top – and there were only…

Book Review: “Qaraqoram Ka Taj Mahal” by Nemrah Ahmed

Background: After reading Paras, I was so mesmerized by Nemrah Ahmad’s writing that I quickly asked around for more of her books. Thanks to my sister, again, who recommended and shared the pdf of “Qaraqoram Ka Taaj Mahal”. I had drafted it back in November… November 23, 2017 to be precise. And I publish it now. I…

Urdu Book Genres

Books have two genres – fiction and literature. I don’t really care about that. I just want to read. Fiction (as well as literature to a certain extent) can be further categorized. Typically, the Urdu magazines that are published are distinguished by the genre of stories that are included, and thereby the audience that it…