For once the printing and page quality of Us of this week (June 29) was better! I was thrilled to see Adeel Hussain on the cover, as I really like him. His answers were crisp and to the point, and I found the cover story very interesting.
Ed, I saved the issue of May 11 to read later as I had guests at home then. I must say Sameen Amer’s quiz on Avengers: Infinity War was awesome! Please convey my appreciation to her and also my request to keep them coming. Keep up the good work.
Andaleeb Saeed, Karachi
Hey Team Us,
I want to ask why you people are not publishing stories? It’s not that I don’t like what you do print, but it’s been a while since I read a good story. The last story that I liked was Asif Nawaz’s The dead end. Since then, nada. Hackschool Project seems to be over too, without a proper ending. So at the moment I am not happy with Us!
Farwa Hussain, Lahore
Hey Farwa, Hackschool Project has not ended, but due to some personal issues, Iqra Asad has not been able to send us the new episode. We will soon publish more stories. Happy?
I have been meaning to write to you for a while, but laziness stalled me. However, in the issue of June 22, the interview of Qurat-ul-Ain Ansari by Mehreen Khan jogged me up somewhat.
It’s amazing what young people are capable of, and this venture by cousins is very special for, nowadays, family values are not as they were and most cousins I have seen are so jealous that they can’t wait to hurt each other. In this clime, this venture is a testament to the fact that unity in family can be very useful. I loved the colours, designs and embellishments of the shoes. Way to go, Qurat-ul-Ain and co!
Muhammad Abdul Hadi, Hyderabad
I am an old reader of Us, and feel very happy when I see the articles of some of my favourite writers of Us who have either stopped writing altogether, or write only occasionally.
Unsa Athar is one of my favourite writers and I loved An intern’s cry for help. It was a very sensitively written piece, and clearly showed how difficult it can be for doctors. But my advice to Unsa is not to lose her humanity. It’s all right to cry, because it means you have empathy. In time, you will get used to it and probably won’t cry, but I hope you never lose your humanity and empathy.
Asad Siddiqui, Karachi
In today’s issue (June 29), Farah Tiwana’s article A language for feelings completely bowled me over. It was interesting and informative and fun! It just proves that language is a living thing and keeps growing. So all those who are for all style and words should realize that they should not deride new changes in the way English is spoken and written. Great work, Farah!
Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A)
Allah’s Apostle (S.A) said, “There is a sadaqa to be given for every joint of the human body; and for every day on which the sun rises there is a reward of a sadaqa (i.e. charitable gift) for the one who establishes justice among people.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 49, Number 870
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