Do You Question That God Does Not Love You (Urdu)

This is the first articla in “Philosophy Of Life” Series. Sometimes I like being philosophical or just want to ramble everything that comes to mind. I would try to keep such posts to a minimum – once in a month. If people like it, they can request me for more 🙂

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My earliest memories of YouTube

The year was 2008 and I had just discovered that there is a website that plays videos and it is NOT forbidden. By IT security team, yet. The site was YouTube, my dear friend and companion YouTube. It was like finding a treasure. I wasn’t much into Bollywood music until then. And, I preferred ghazals….

Let’s Revise Duas #1: To Begin Any Work

We all have been to Madarsas and learned our Duas. I did, too. I recited ’em on all occasions. As I grew older, I started to forget reciting them. Soon, I forgot Duas. For people like me, I’m starting a new series. Let’s Revise Duas. We will begin with the most obvious and simplest dua….

Links to read Alif online (By Umera Ahmed)

I understand that Alif is not just a novel, it is a phenomenon that has gripped the Urdu speaking people across the globe. While some are content by simply watching the drama; others want to enjoy the literary experience as well. There is good news for all. Umera’s website uabooksonline.com has shared Alif in various…

Book Review: Mere Humdum Mere Dost (By Farhat Ishtiaque)

This post is a spoiler filled review of the book. If you’re planning to read the book, please don’t read further. You have been warned.

Book Review: Deewar-e-Shab By Aliya Bukhari

I will summarize the complete story of Deewar-e-Shab. This review, therefore, will be filled with spoilers. If you want to read the book, or want to enjoy the drama without ruining the mystery, stop reading now.

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: Chhoti Chhoti Batein – Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein is a series set to narrate disjoint stories, highlighting the small issues that often tend to ignore. Does that sound familiar? Read this. I’ve more stories planned to be published for Pen To Publish 2019. Stay Tuned! The story is written by Mansoor Saeed. It is directed by Angeline Malick and is being aired on Hum TV. You can read the review…

Telefilm Review: Pyar Kahani

Introduction Pyar Kahani is a telefilm written by and directed by Ahsan Talish, the man who gave us a treat like Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2. Plot & Review The telefilm starts on an interesting note – a note close to my heart. Masha Rehman (Hania Amir), author of 4 best selling novels who…

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….

Movie Review: Ho Mann Jahan

Details Ho Mann Jahan is a Pakistani movie written and directed by Asim Raza. The movie was released in 2016by ARY Films. The film has a stellar cast, starring Adeel Hussain, Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar and Sonya Jehan, along with veterans Bushra Ansari, Kainat Saleem, Arshad Mahmud, Jamal Shah and Munawar Siddiqui. Review I watched it long time ago, shortly after its release. There are reasons why I…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #31

Finale Episode, woo hoo! The last episode reiterates that nobody should be between Allah and banda when we ask from Him. And we should ask only from Allah. The conversation between Noori and Fehmeeda, well, more like a monologue was really nicely written and executed. Well done! We need that change in Muslim society. So, Noori refuses to…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #30

It is confrontation time. Noori kicks Sahir out. Fehmeeda has asked Nusrat to move out and he has agreed, still thinking of ways he can reverse the game. Sahir suggests the marriage to be preponed, just to make Noori jealous. Yeah, as if.  Nusrat, goes the last mile and hits Bhola with his car. Bhola is…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #29

Noori sees the real face of Sahir and we can see that she has changed her mind. Or it was always her plan (see review of episode 25). Fehmeeda was asked to offer her first kid to the peer, but she didn’t. She feels that she is suffering the fate of having a son like…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #28

Noori is upset with the news, obviously! Sahir is happy, obviously because Noori’s unborn child would be the heir to the property. At the same time, he mentions that he will have to marry Komal until the baby is born. Sahir suggests the ultimate step to Nusrat – kill Bhola. He doesn’t stop at that. He shares the same…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #27

Bhola hurts himself to avenge hurting Noori and then runs away. People leaves some.coins near him and he can feed himself.   Sahir eventually suggests Nusrat that divorce settles everything for everybody for good.  Amma Jannate visits Noori.  After hearing her side of the story, she confronts Fehmeeda. Rizwana tells Noori’s story in front of Fehmeeda and Amma Jannate. Fehmeeda forgives Noori despite knowing the…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #26

The episode opens with Nusrat and Sahir talking about Noori.  Noori continues to trick Bhola to get angry but the medicines are not working as they expect. It looks like Bhola’s will power is stronger than the medicines.  Bhola eventually succumbs to Noori’s instigations and hits her, breaking her arm.  Everybody is showing their true colours. What…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #25

Noori talks to Sahir about her fears and that she wants a Iife with him. He asks her to increase the dosage. As it’s side effect, Bhola stays asleep for for than 20 hours. Noori loses her strength as she cannot see Bhola in that state. The preparations for marriage start and Noori insists Sahir to break the engagement. The next trick…

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….