This book will soon be made into a movie, do watch that! I know I would! And even while reading this book (this rarely happens) I seriously thought it would make a better movie! Why I say so is because it depicts the hyper-reality rom-com movies have. This is an office romance between two executives... Continue Reading →
Had the pleasure to be a part of this great seminar "Qawwali the Song of Love" held at Alliance française de Karachi last night, hosted by Ally Adnan. Qawwali although has been linked to Sufism form of expression but it predates that by a good century. While growing up we got to hear various versions... Continue Reading →
Points of Entry will definitely leave you thinking of a bygone era and yet see patterns of it in present day Pakistan.
Contrary to the tongue-twister of a title, this is a fairly straight forward movie and an Austen-worthy romance. It is a breath of fresh air in the ocean of unnecessarily complicated love stories of today. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a very bookish-romance indeed!
Title: A Place For Us Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Genre: Fiction, Contemporary , Family Ratings: It has been a while that a book moved me to tears. After finishing this book last night, I stared at the ceiling with a sheen in my eyes for several minutes. Lately I have read so many books on... Continue Reading →
This book is a collection of short stories, of ordinary people from Karachi. Each of these stories converge at a bomb blast that took place at Cantt Station. The blast was all that made it to the headlines, these smaller stories that changed the lives of these people forever stayed in the imaginary confines of this book.
Soha Ali Khan is a mid-tier Bollywood actress who belongs to one of the most star studded families in Bollywood. People broadly know her as someone famous's daughter, sister or sister-in-law. This memoir is her take on being associated with over-achievers all her life and her struggle to make her own mark in the cut-throat second most popular film fraternity in the world.
I had been on a reading sabbatical since my daughter's birth, progress was pretty slow with small kids in the house. Reading exclusively was a luxury I simply could not fit into my unpredictable routine. Last year saw some progress as the youngest started playgroup; there were several hours of commute and waiting outside offices... Continue Reading →
Flynn's writing is scary, the kind of scary that makes you want to keep turning pages to find out what happens next. It is amazing really how none of the characters she paints are likable, Characters aren't likeable but are unforgettable. It is Flynn's writing style and the storytelling make the book itself is an absolute gem of a thriller!