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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Little magazine

The latest issue of Papercuts is out! My gorgeous blogger friend Mahwash Badar's written for us this time, along with several other talented writers. This is a special issue for me (well, actually all of them are) because it's my last one as Editor. Check it!

Papercuts Vol. 9 - Tall Tales

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Beautiful Literette

Here is a blogpost I wrote this morning for Desi Writers Lounge about Hanif Kureishi at the first day of the Karachi Literature Festival. 

KLF 2012 - A Conversation with Hanif Kureishi

It's an uninspiring title, but I realised a little while ago that it gives the erroneous impression that I was in conversation with him. Ergo the title remains as is.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

You speaka da English?

Me: Solom, you want more fries?

Solom: YAS.

Me: Betay what's 'yas'? It's 'yes', okay?

Solom (nodding vigorously): Okay, yas.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Here's something you'll want to do

One of my favourite bloggers is running an essay contest on her blog! The theme is Modern Love - super interesting and so open to interpretation. She's promising to publish each entry AND there's a prize. So don't just hang around with your mouth open... check it out!!!

Cooking up a storm

Conversation between Solom and me, making pizza this evening.

Me: Look Solom! What is this?

Solom: MAMA. This is MUSHROOM.

Me: Garlic.

S: This is GAARIC.

Me (waving bowl under his nose): What does it smell like? Does it smell sweet?

S: NO.

Me: Then? What does it smell like?

S: MAMA. It smells like... it smells like MUSHROOM and BUTTER and SALT and ANDA and TOAST and JUICE and CANDY and OTHER THINGS and... and SCHOOL.

Me: Really.

S: Mama, Solom school jaey ga.