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کیا ابد ازل کا پابند نہیں ہے؟تو ہے ہی ہمیشہ سے تو تو ہے ہی ایسےمجھسے پوچھا ہی نہیں مجھکو بنانے والےاور بیکار ابد مجھکو تھما ڈالا ایسےRead more …
Jani & The Thin Guy – The Bus

Jani & The Thin Guy – The Bus

It was past noon, the sun was up, broadcasting its light and heat but nobody had the courage to look up and locate it. It wasn’t necessary, for the sun was playing the role of a flame thrower that day, well that had generally been the everyday story. The thin guy walked towards the bus stop and walked right into the waiting shed without looking up only to realize there was no waiting shed there anymore. A big construction truck of some sort grunted as it appeared out of the corner of the…Read more …
Albert – A Short Story

Albert – A Short Story

Chapter 1   In the midst of flickering flashes from digital cameras and news reporters carrying their microphones like fishing rods, casting question after question, young Albert stood there semi-paralyzed, responding only with his confused nods. Unable to answer any of the queries thrown at him, he simply gave away smiles every time he was jostled by one of the suited men standing beside him. A grim looking, neatly clad reporter hurled a question at him, "Albert! Albert! How do you think your brain will shape our world this time around?" Another reporter…Read more …
Book Review – After the Prophet(SAW): The Epic Story of The Shia Sunni Split in Islam (Lesley Hazleton)

Book Review – After the Prophet(SAW): The Epic Story of The Shia Sunni Split in Islam (Lesley Hazleton)

This book, in its initial pages is extremely abhorrent, however as it progresses the reader is forced to make peace with the narrative. Doesn't necessarily mean one has to acknowledge everything written in the book as the truth but one eventually subsides personal beliefs and emotions somewhat, for the sake of reading it. Let me make my statement loud and clear for what it's worth. This isn't a history book, although it does pretend to be one. This is biased historical narrative mixed with neutral elements and author's own elderly, deliberate opinions that…Read more …

My Fetid Orthodoxy

We are all aware of the fact that there are intellectual classes of people. There are masses and then there are those people who think a bit differently. They have an eye that sees things that masses tend to ignore. Masses are called masses because they make up the majority of the people in any culture or nation. Every time an event takes place, masses would want to rush to conclusions, and since they are not always well informed they would soon arrive to a generally accepted or easily comprehendible verdict. It serves…Read more …
Movie Review – Edwood

Movie Review – Edwood

So I almost ventured to write a review for this particular movie but then I stopped. I thought it's better to have the person who actually recommended this movie to me to write the review as well. And besides once I read what he wrote, whatever I had in mind sounded so much ordinary. So here is the review for Edwood. A delightful movie that I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed and I thought it was one of those gems that need more appreciation from more people. Can your heart stand the true facts of the…Read more …
Book Review – A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

Book Review – A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

What do I say about this O my brothers..Okay I won't go into the nadsat mode, and also I have a confession to make. First time I opened this book was a year ago or something and I actually thought it was a corrupted epub! I thought alright let's put this one on hold as I wasn't really excited about it back then. When I got back to it a few days ago, I did a little research for a change and found out it was the language that the author uses, not…Read more …

Kuch bhi nahe

Kuch bhi nahe Shokhi-e-rang-o-mahtaab kuch bhi nahe Taazgi, Tashna sahaab kuch bhi nahe Arzu gul ki betaab kuch bhi nahe Dard-e-janaan ka taryaaq kuch bhi nahe Ahmari shaam ki, saaheri aankh ki Toba baad-e-hashar, Nafl baad-e-qasr Ehd-e-haazir mein Yazdaan ye leil-o-nahr Sarnigun ikhteyaraat kuch bhi nahe Bin kali koi sayyaad kuch bhi nahe ~ArqumRead more …