Qawwali – The Song of Love

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 →

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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!

A Psychological Roller-coaster Ride- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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!

Chic- Flick-Worthy- November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Fallon is an actress whose career ended and Ben is an aspiring writer, they meet on November 9. Their individual circumstances don't allow for them to be together so they decide on meeting each other on the same date, same place every year with absolutely no contact in between. Sounds cheesy right? And yes that has already been done in movies. But it isn't a simple as that!

Rampura’s- Saints and Charlatans by Sarim Baig

Title: Saints and Charlatans Author: Sarim Baig Genre: Short-stories, Fiction, Contemporary Ratings: This is Sarim Baig's debut narrative. It is a collection of short stories that are set in contemporary Punjab in the neighborhood of Rampura where the majority of settlers are from the village of Suratwalla. As someone who grew up in a small town, the... Continue Reading →

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