Can I request you to spend INR 100 for me?

Can I or is that too much to ask? Would you spend a dollar for your fellow blogger and aspiring writer? With trembling fingers and thumping heart I write this post. My first novel is published on Kindle and Google Books. I have said what I had to say. I have been working on it…

Favourite Poetry: #3

Urdu وہ اپنے گھر چلا گیا، افسوس مت کرو اتنا ہی اس کا ساتھ تھا،افسوس مت کرو انسان اپنے آپ میں مجبور ہے بہت کوئی نہیں ہے بے وفا،افسوس مت کرو Devanagri वो अपने घर चला गया, अफ़सोस मत करो इतना ही इस का साथ था,अफ़सोस मत करो इन्सान अपने आप में मजबूर है बहुत…

Book Announcement: Ctrl Z (Non Stop Ramblings #1)

Move around, make room and pay attention, please; coz I got something to say. After drowning in the sea of self-doubt I recover and bounce back with another short book. Ctrl Z – That Life Doesn’t Have (Non Stop Ramblings #1) Does the title intrigue you? Thanks 🙂 This one has been completed in record…

Happy Urdu Day

  !السلام علیکم جمعہ مبارک۔۔۔ جمعہ کا دن ہے، یعنی کہ یومِ بریانی۔ ابھی ابھی جب ہم  دسترخون پر بریانی کے مزے لوٹ رہے تھے، تو میرے بھائی نے پوچھا۔ “یومِ اردو پر کچھ لکھا نہیں؟” جی ہاں۔ مجھے اکثر چھیڑا جاتا ہے ، لیکن میں برا نہیں مانتی۔ اور یہ تو برا ماننے والی…

NaNoWriMo 5 days streak

If you’re a fellow NaNoWriMo in Asia – India region, please look me up. I know nobody and I need a buddy. Looking forward to have fun. Shabana Mukhtar

I joined NaNoWriMo

That’s right folks. Trying hard to recover from self doubt attack and shrug off the negativity, I was on my regular intake of ‘social media scroll through’ spree when I saw NaNoWriMo. This rang a bell somewhere in my head but I couldn’t recall. After following a series of links, I joined in. In fact,…

Free Kindle Edition: An hour in the corporation bus

If you’re interested in getting a free pdf to review, please email me, or IM me on Goodreads or Facebook. For more details, click here. For purchasing in Indua, click below. The ASIN is B07GV1Y723, for other Amazon market place. The book is free until August 30, 2018.   Shabana Mukhtar Email || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Amazon || Twitter

Book Release: मिलना था इत्तिफ़ाक़

The book is published through Kindle Direct Publishing and is free for kindle unlimited. The same will also be free for August 15, 2018. Grab your copy while you can. It is a contemporary fiction short story, with less than a hundred pages. Please refer to my page for more details. Synopsis: अस्मारा ख़ान शहर इंदौर…

Book Preview: Bichhadna Naseeb Thha (Urdu Edition)

If you’re interested in getting a free pdf to review, please email me, or IM me on Goodreads or Facebook. I have published my Urdu story ‘Bichhadna Naseeb Thha’ on Google Books and it is available for free today. If the excerpts hold your attention and you want to read this book, you can download…

Book Preview: The Farewell Gift (Urdu Edition)

If you’re interested in getting a free pdf to review, please email me, or IM me on Goodreads or Facebook. Synopsis:  مناف، احید اور عاصمہ تین ماہ قبل  ہی ایک دوسرے سے ملے تھے،جب وہ شیفیلڈ شارٹ ٹرم اسائنمنٹ پر آئے تھے۔ بہت کم وقت میں ان کی دوستی بہت گہری ہوگئی تھی۔   ایک چھوٹی سی کہانی اس دن…

Book Preview: The Farewell Gift (Hindi Edition)

If you’re interested in getting a free pdf to review, please email me, or IM me on Goodreads or Facebook. Synopsis: मयांक, अमीत और अंजलि तीन माह क़बल ही एक दूसरे से मिले थे,जब वह शेफ़ील्ड शॉर्ट टर्म असाइनमनट पर आए थे। बहुत कम वक़्त में उनकी दोस्ती बहुत गहिरी हो गई थी। एक छोटी सी कहानी…

Book Preview: The Farewell Gift

If you’re interested in getting a free pdf to review, please email me, or IM me on Goodreads or Facebook. Synopsis: Three people became friends when they came to Sheffield, UK. During their three months’ stay, they become inseparable. A tiny tale, that narrates the last working day of one of them – the farewell…

Free Kindle Edition: A Journey to Remember

The book is published through Kindle Direct Publishing and is free for kindle unlimited. The same will also be free for July 14, 2018. Grab your copy while you can. It is a contemporary fiction short story, with less than a hundred pages. Please refer to my page for more details. Synopsis: Asmara is from Indore,…

Two months of Uff Yeh Ladki

Hi y’all, It has been two months since I published my first book. It is doing okay, if not great. I can say so by looking at the stats daily. Those who haven’t looked at it yet, please visit the book page. Take a look. If it does not interest you, recommend to others. Go…

Book Release: A Journey to Remember

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, I have completed writing a short story in English. My beta readers are off for a vacation, and I am just too excited. What do I do then? I decide to make this book a guinea pig of sorts. I will learn the nuances of self-publishing. How…

Upcoming Book Announcement: A Journey to Remember

I am writing an English novel for a few months now. I kept nurturing the the idea for a while now, a little over a year. It needs more development. I don’t want to share the half-baked story. In the meantime, last Saturday (9 June 2018), I got another idea for a story. Every second…

Book announcement: Uff Yeh Ladki (Urdu Devanagari)

Title: उफ़ यह लड़की Summary: A short story that focuses on general prejudice and judgmental behavior towards people. It highlights those small problems that are conveniently ignored in society. This book was originally written in Urdu. and published in Devanagari for those who can’t read Urdu, but understand it. Date published: 13th of June 2018…

Every heart has a story, mine is coming on 28th

السلام علیکم! شبانہ مختار کی پہلی کاوش کتاب “اف یہ لڑکی”کی شکل میں آن لائن شائع ہونے جارہی ہے۔ یہ اشاعت سر بکف پبلیکیشنز کے ذریعے اٹھائیس اپریل 2018 کو شام ساڑھے چھ بجے ہوگی۔ قوی امید ہے کہ آپ کو یہ کاوش پسند آئے گی۔ پلیز پڑھئے ضرور۔ کم آپ کی رائے اور تبصرہ…