What Makes it so … Controversial – 13 Reasons Why  

Last year, Netflix released a new show titled 13 Reasons Why. As usual, people jumped on it and binge-watched it. The show resonated with a lot of teenagers around the world. They could relate to it because of its depiction of certain things no one talks about or teenagers themselves are unable to talk about … Continue reading What Makes it so … Controversial – 13 Reasons Why  

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What Makes it So … Great – The End of the F***ing World

Actively watching TV series is not something I usually do. But recently I’ve watched … quite a few of them. And nothing has stood out as much as The End of the F***ing World. The End of the F***ing World is a short 8-episode series adapted from a mini-comic series The End of the Fucking … Continue reading What Makes it So … Great – The End of the F***ing World

Can a Djinn Fall in Love?

Before the question is answered can a djinn fall in love, it is important to ask what is a djinn? A djinn, in the Islamic mythology is figure; a figure from the other world. When Allah made humans from earth, he made djinns from the smokeless fire. They have fire burning inside them at all … Continue reading Can a Djinn Fall in Love?

Some of the Best Women in Literature

The whole world celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March.  It is the day when every man and every business is respectful to women and then go on to buy and sell used displaying cleavages. I think we all can do a bit better than this … if we try. But, be that as it … Continue reading Some of the Best Women in Literature

Going On…

Hi, This week, I have some updates regarding my recent writings. Those who have been following this blog may already be familiar with the fact that I started this blog to publish weekly updates during the process of writing the second draft of my first novel Beyond the Dark Sun. But as it happens, I … Continue reading Going On…

(Discussion) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of literature of all time, a piece that people have extreme views about. Either it is one of the most beautiful novels they have read or it’s just horrid to the core of it. But why is it so? … Continue reading (Discussion) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

(Book Review) – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

It begins with a beautiful poem:   Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome,   and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again and the stranger who was your self. … Continue reading (Book Review) – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Project Abandonment

Hi, I have a small confession to make. Those who have been reading this blog since its beginning already know why it came into existence. Those who haven't, allow me catch you up: for the past three years (now four), I have been trying to work on a novel trilogy, still working on the first … Continue reading Project Abandonment

(Book Review): A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman, Translated by Jessica Cohen

Very rarely do you come across a book that not only strips and bares the emotions of the characters, but also the reader. A Horse Walks Into A Bar, written by David Grossman, and translated by Jessica Cohen (Winner of The Man Booker International Prize 2017) is one of those books. A short read. What … Continue reading (Book Review): A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman, Translated by Jessica Cohen

(Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks

I must have been 16 or 17 when I had this conversation. I had gotten my first mobile phone some months before. A friend sent a text, and after we were done with the pleasantries, he asked, ‘Are you secular?’ The question hung in the air for a while. He knew I hated politics, never … Continue reading (Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks