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  1. Hey SZ, I was watching the video you uploaded, Weekend with Nadia with guest Sarmad Khoosat. They kept referring to the project Manto. Ive tried searching for it, but was unable to find it. What do you know about this project? Is it a film or a drama? Is it available? And whats the background? I understand its about a writer?! I dont know anything about this topic but am very interested! Esp with him as director and the cast that is supposedly involved.


    • Hey Masooma,

      Manto is based on Saadat Hasan Manto, the writer’s life and his body of work. Sarmad’s been working on this project for the past couple of years. it started off as a serial, but then they decided to make it into a movie, Main Manto, as well. So now the movie is supposed to release sometime soonish (we’ve been hearing this fir a while though 🙂 ), and serial is supposed to follow soon after ….. If you google Manto you will find a ton of info abt the man, and of you have the time I would higly recommend that you read some of hos brilliant short stories …Khol do, Parhiye Bismillah, Naya Qanoon, Thanda Gosht, Toba Tek Singh … all are available online in English translation ….


  2. thx girl! i always feel a kindred sense in our communication. Kinda feels like we know each other without ACTUALLY knowing each other, lol. Not sure if you get that alot, perhaps that is just your nature 🙂 btw are you in the States or Pak?


    • 🙂 🙂 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away one of my profs had told me that for writing to be effective it has be honest, one can’t write dishonestly and expect to get away with it for too long .., and going by that understanding of writing, there is a huge part of me that I put out there in each of my posts, which in turn attracts a particular kind of a reader/commentator and so then when we do communicate one on one it feels like we are old friends, probably that’s why the connect 🙂 Waisey in real life I’m a very quiet boring person! Actually I sometimes wonder if we would be able to match up faces with names if the DRNR gang were to ever meet up lol!!
      And, I’m in the States, in snowy Boston. Where are you?


  3. oh no too far! originally NY and now NJ. we’re both east coasters! another reason for the connect 😉 i am so sick of this snow! heard you guys got it really bad this winter…


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