I always told her she was actually in love with a ghost. She used to laugh crazily, and told me “yes, you are no less than a ghost”. I told her, “look, it’s true that I care a lot about […]
Someone I greatly respect has told me that I look at things quite pessimistically. It is not the first time I have been told this. In fact, people have told me that my worldview and, consequently, my writings are melancholic. […]
The beauty about writing, and good writing at that, is that it engages you in a dialogue. It is not inundated with obscure or superfluously complicated vocabulary. A good writing makes you feel immersed with thoughts, and feelings, and the […]
I have been a fan of Saadat Hasan Manto all my adult life, and just a couple of months ago I have bought the entire collection of Manto’s work from Readings, Lahore, (I had read him earlier in my college […]
Unlike many of us believe, success is not common; failure is. However, success most of the times comes only by keep trying – by every time learning from our mistakes and trying harder, smarter, and better.
I have always admired good writers, but some of them have inspired me more than others. One such great pen belonged to Saadat Hasan Manto (1912 – 1955). A lot has been said and written about his writings, and the sheer brilliance he […]
I always wanted to tell you how I became what I am, and why I cannot do things that others expect me to. You have always told me that I am a waste of God-gifted talents, and you are the […]
I have always been fascinated by brilliant people; I feel inspired by people’s abilities such as intelligence, creativity, knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities. I find these inspiring people everywhere, in history books, in world news, as well as daily life. […]
I wonder how so many people walk over this earth without any compassion or humanity in their hearts. How we believe that we are so strong, so powerful, and so clever to be able to do anything. How we treat our fellow […]
Dear old Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall”, and how accurate he was.