Azizo, dosto, ’tis the season of short days and long nights, coats and boots, scarves and gloves, dry fruits and gajar ka halwas, bhaap urati chai ya coffee, beautiful snowy days and the not-so-beautiful slush after, and of course garma garam soup. For me winters are all about soup. And of course soup ke saath saath dramey dekhney ka maza hi kuch aur hai …
So… bringing together my love for dramas and soup, I am kicking off a new series under the umbrella heading Alphabet Soup. In these weekly posts I will choose a random letter of the alphabet and do a thematic post around some drama related topic/s that begin with that letter. All in all, like our dramas these days, there will be 26 posts, one for every letter of the alphabet. Basically I’m approaching this as an interactive series, where its not just me writing, but you all are also writing mini posts over the course of the week and sharing with everybody else.
Sorry! But fikar not! Main hoon na … Let me elaborate …
Say for instance we are doing “M” :
Ab kyonke hum na tau boring hain na typical, is liye hum aur loagon ki tarah M=monkey, M=mat, M=mouse nahin karenge. Hum “M” ko denge ek DRNR ishtyle tarka and drawing upon our extensive drama vocabulary, to say nothing of utterly useless knowledge, I might do M= mohabbat and write a post around the various kinds of love shown in our dramas, illustrate my point with some examples. On your end, you might have thought M=mazloom sounds perfect and might want to do a mini post around that theme. Others might go for M= mera dimagh khaali and do a write up about how some (most?) dramas are causing a dramatic loss in your mental capacity. Possibilities, as they say, my friends, are endless.
By now I know for a fact that all of you are fabulous writers and have a great sense of humor, and so I am inviting you to exercise your creativity and share your talents with us. I am not looking for serious, long winded posts, just some ideas, some thoughts that crossed your mind when you read the letter for next week.
Many of us are new to Pakistani dramas and that’s perfectly fine. This is not intended to be some sort of a competition or a serious thing. Rather, see it as a way to use and share your new found [bekaar] knowledge in an innovative manner. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing how many of us will bring in Fawad Khan in how many ways! I can already envision “A” being all about Ashar, “Z” dedicated to Zaroon, and for Sanam Saeed fans “K” will probably become a great chance to pay tribute to their fave gal.
Yes, please, play nice and don’t forget apni Khirad!
In short, let your imaginations go wild. Recharge those rapidly graying cells and let’s see how creative you can get!! Your letter for this week is ……
I am aiming for a weekly Alphabet Soup post, so all things remaining equal let’s shoot for a new letter post every Wednesday. Till then looking forward to seeing all that you can conjure up with “B.” Chalo ji, taiyyar?
Ready, get, set and go …….
Written by SZ~
P.S. Since we have already started the ball rolling then lets continue with B’s for this week. I’ll come up with a different letter for next week.