On Writing and Not Writing

I miss those days when I would sit in front of my screen, and words would string themselves together, and I would just write. Write my heart out about anything, and post it on my blog, and see the views gather really slowly. I would just be delighted to see that a few people had … Continue reading On Writing and Not Writing



Thoughts, they lead me on and on, They lead me into passageways, I restrict them not, Catch them not, For they have leeway.   Into the past, into the future, Not in the present, They refuse to dwell, where I wish to. I want to lead my thoughts into Passages I know.   Yet they … Continue reading Thoughts

Blog Review – 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thank you WordPress! Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people. Click here … Continue reading Blog Review – 2014

Praise be to Allah

"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?" (The Holy Quran - Surah Rahman - Verse Number 16) It seems that day by day, Allah shows us His Blessings, His Bounty and His Power. And each time, it's even more surprising, leaving you all the more awestruck. An … Continue reading Praise be to Allah

A story of eleven years

In just a few days, I will be stepping into a different phase of my life. I will be stepping from this transit phase between school and college to a higher stepping stone. It isn't excitement or anticipation that dominates my mind, but more of sadness to leave school behind. Eleven years is just enough … Continue reading A story of eleven years

Into A Different World…

You hear of a place, you see it in photographs, on the television, read about it, even pass by it, but have never actually been there. It is then that your imagination starts to work; what if you are completely alone, right IN there? Your mind then takes you inside it, with borrowed glimpses and … Continue reading Into A Different World…

Literati Galore

“The first time I saw a man injecting himself with heroin...”  Her voice still vibrates in my memory. The Karachi Literature Festival was indeed a dream event-one I wanted to visit so eagerly; keen and imagining myself to meet Kamila Shamsie, Bapsi Sidhwa, I entered the venue. Murmurs, sophisticated laughter, dainty steps engulfed me, taking … Continue reading Literati Galore