Crooning Techies: The Novel

Each day, I am taking baby steps towards achieving my passion for writing. My journey for indie author is taking baby steps as well. My first full length novel is 80 percent done, and there is another 80 percent remaining. Just like my journey, I am phasing out the publishing process too. I would prefer…

Episode 6: Coke Studio Season 11 (Zamana)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. The coke studio episodes didn’t come last week…

Dear Google: Happy 20th

Good morning all! The first thing I do after login to my work computer is open a new tab in Google Chrome. Okay, that is not what I do. I check my emails, to find if anything needs immediate attention and then I open a new tab in Google Chrome. I have plenty of things…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #2 (By Umera Ahmed)

The second episode reveals some more characters. It reveals some relationships amongst them. And no, I’m not mentioning those here. Read for yourself 🙂 It generates further curiosity. The tracks will converge soon, based on the first two episodes. The calligraphy link is already established. This novel is sounding like Mann-o-Salwa. The setting and the…

Book Review: Alif – Episode #1 (By Umera Ahmed)

Background & Review: Much like ‘Mann-o-salwa’ the first episode is about parallel tracks and a lot of characters. This episode had introduced a few characters; characters which are not necessarily named through the episode. There are four parallel tracks. A girl / woman named Jahan who’s writing a letter. She maybe Husn-e-Jahan; but I cannot…

Book Review: Haalim – Episode #17 (By Nemrah Ahmed)

I don’t generally do episode reviews. I was planning to do a single lengthy review for Haalim. But the current episode, much-hyped episode is out and I am asked to review it. I’m asked by those readers who don’t use social media or internet, except for download Urdu novels. Nemrah and team were posting about…

Review: Speak Your Heart with Sameena Peerzada

The show was earlier titled as Rewind with Sameena Peerzada. But there is nothing to review about that. Both titles work just fine. The show has so far brought a diverse range of guests. From singers to actors to standup comedians to image consultants. The questions are serious. It brings out the best of the…

Should authors review other authors’ books?

I am not an author in the strict sense, as I have no paperbacks published yet. All my work is digitally published. But I am a reader. I haven’t read thousands of books, but I read. Of late, after discovering the world of Goodreads, I am reading happily because I can read and write a…

Episode 5: Coke Studio Season 11 (Mauj)

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 First and foremost, I apologize for late review. I was on vacation and was travelling yesterday….

Book Announcement: Tales of Software Engineers

What’s the opposite of ‘writers block’? I have been through the phase where I just can’t come up with anything. No ideas, no words, not even the passion to write. And then there is this phase where I’m swamped with ideas. Too many of them. And I don’t have enough time to work on those….

Book Review: The year of short stories: Jeffrey Archer

Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer has digitally released a series of short stories. Some stories are taken from his earlier collections, some are new. I had read a few when I used to obsessively purchase all Archer books. Some, however, I read in past two weeks. And it was quite a lot. Each story is amazing….