I was So glad to see Iqra Asad back. And, that too, with a bang. She is getting better and better and I am so happy that I will continue to enjoy her work, thanks to this week’s cover story (October 2) ‘The Eid engagement, and other weddings’.
The new serial clearly shows how versatile she is! From bickering siblings in school and college, she has moved to wedding issues that young girls have to confront in our society. She writes it so well that it becomes a joy to read her stories. And, I really like the quiz ‘Of bugs and bats’. Keep up the good work, Ed! And congrats to us all for having good writers!
Sulaiman Ali, Lahore
In the issue of October 2, ‘A note to nobody’ by Khalila Jibran was really worth reading. The writer – I am not calling her Khalila because it seems phony to me with Jibran as the last name – has a great style of writing, or maybe I should say she has a way with words, but isn’t a Noiser. This type of articles are few and far between, but are a pleasure to read.
In the same issue, a very thought-provoking article ‘Living under the knife’ by Sidra Jahangir caught my attention as well. It’s a shame that we live in a superficial world where beauty is worshipped and average looking people with hearts of gold are not given importance. We all are so conditioned that we only want to see beautiful people in our dramas.
Having said that, I must point out that people go under the knife because of vanity issues as well. The celebrities who cannot accept aging are the ones that go for artificial measures to preserve their looks. Aging is a natural process and I understand people want to look good all the time, but they should not fight nature.
Halima Shah, Karachi
October 2 and October 9 were both great, and I must congratulate you for regaling us with two back-to-back great editions. It’s lovely to see we have such talent, such great young guns: serious minds like Khalila Jibran, entertaining writers like Iqra – with a message, of course - and Unsa Athar who writes sparingly but always so well. Us has become a potpourri with something for all types of readers.
Shehrum Ansari, Pindi
Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):
The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Allah said, ‘I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day of Resurrection:
1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous;
2. One who sells a free person and eats his price; and
3. One who employs a labourer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his lab our.’ ”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 36, Number 470
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