Theek Tumhare Peechhe

"Would it be out of line, if I said I miss you?" He said to her. He thinks she doesn't know it. He thinks she's never felt the way he has. For years. He never crossed the line. He always stood by her. He never lied. He never broke her heart. And he believes. He... Continue Reading →

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Wo Jo Hum Mein Tum Mein Qaraar Tha

Dreams. Bad dreams aren't good for the soul. It's like feeding your mind the worst of your imagination. Of all the things that one could think of, to think of being stranded in a land you don't recognize and no familiar faces- that's the dream I fear the most. Because reality isn't very different a... Continue Reading →

Piya Tora Kaisa Abhimaan?

I wish I could write something impressive. It's been a while since I wrote. Nearly a year. Over three hundred such days have passed that I don't remember my hands trembling, furiously typing in words on my Keep and categorising them under 'Khayaal'. But no more. I wonder sometimes if we could also just do this act... Continue Reading →

Taraana-e-Pakistan (Pak Sarzamin)

Let's open our hearts, shall we? Celebrating 70 years of Independence on both sides. We're so close, so similar. We are basically the same people. We speak the same language, we wear the same clothes, we celebrate the same festivals, we share the love for music and the arts. What's the difference? Really? Music broke... Continue Reading →

Singaar Ko Rehne Do

Do people talk like this anymore? Do we tell each other enough that we love the little things? Do we notice them at all? Do we spend time just watching? Observing? Do we bother to listen beyond just what the other person's saying? Do we stop. Stare. Smile. And say everything without uttering a word?... Continue Reading →

Ye Ishq Hai

Aren't we all a little about love in one way or another? Even if it's our poison. A recent dialogue that played out in my head: I turned to someone because I was scared and unsure and feeling lost and mustered a lot of courage to say: "I feel nothing." He turned to me and... Continue Reading →

Naya Saal

Nida Fazli said: "दुनिया जिसे कहते हैं जादू का खिलौना है मिल जाए तो मट्टी है खो जाए तो सोना है" But someone very dear to me once told me: "मिल जाए तो मट्टी है, खो जाए तो भी मट्टी है" The more I live, the more I believe in what he told me. Nothing... Continue Reading →

Yariyaan

As the new year unfolds, I couldn't help but look back on how much the relationships I've had over the last few years have shaped who I am. People have walked into my life, without a warning, and changed it. For better, mostly. I've learnt so much in 2016. Twenty sixteen. The year of many,... Continue Reading →

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