The Reading Session at National Book Festival, 2018

 A personal point of view as I was participating for the first time. National Book Foundation is an organization which is purely book based and encourages writers and reading throughout the year. Once a year they hold this festival. After Nigar Nazar had taken me to the LLF (Lahore Literary Festival), she asked her friend …

Lahore Literary Festival 2018 and ….

Who says no one reads in Pakistan?! Really don’t want to deprive you of some interesting things that I’ve been up to. Specially, because these could have some value in your life too, wherever you are, and whatever you do. Sometimes, some very unexpected things happen, and you let them happen, and you wonder how …

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How the ‘powerful weekly plan’ happened

  The last blog on Powerful weekly plan.  received a good response. Yes, I’ve used the weekly plan for many years, especially it took me through tough times. I found it extremely effective. You must be wondering how I got to it? Well, actually it’s an amalgamation of several theories, and then making some adaptations to make …

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Allama Iqbal’s Tulip of Sinai

 Shireen Studio’s first book is published! – My friend tells me, “Now the real work starts!” The most EXCITING thing in my life is the printing of my first publication: yes, Allama Iqbal’s Tulip of Sinai, illustrated and published by Shireen Gheba Najib.  It contains the first two poems from Iqbal’s Persian book ‘Message from the …