Posts by Arbaz Fahad

From Jerusalem to Kashmir- Treading along the path of the Saviour

Rozabal, Khanyaar district, Kashmir-2015   Even as the nail biting chill of January forces everyone to stay amidst the vicinity of Kangri and Kahwa, pilgrims continue to flow in to

The Exorcism Of Fawad Hashmi

“Slowly Fawad, You’re scaring me,” implored Mehar, holding on tightly to her seat. “Chill, babes. The intoxication of speed, of uncertainty, of fathoming into the unknown, is irrepressible,” replied Fawad.

The Spring that Shall Last Forever- Part 2

(Read Part One here)   I rushed back to the camp in a helter skelter, along with Mehnaaz. I kept running, stumbling upon cadaverous entities, completely oblivious to the chaos

The Spring that Shall Last Forever- Part 1

15th May, 1948. Deir Yassin, Palestine. Six hours before Al Nakba-The Catastrophe.   As the sun steadily gathered its crimson hues, thereby scathing the sky with a reddish texture and

The Second Marriage

In Islamic etymology, Tasneem refers to a “fountain in Paradise”. However, for Tasneem Raza Hydari, her name had spelt catastrophe and a rugged life clinging to the portents of adversity.

Will You Marry Me Again?

She was dead. This very night, seven years ago.   The streets were buzzing with clamor, a definite indicative of the festive season. The heavy rains, the snow, the sleet,

Mortal and Immortal

Those deep black eyes, Shattering the illusions of my apparent arrogance. Your piercing gaze, Hard and sharp as a flint; Cleaving my soul and slashing my conscience, Leaving me to

The Kiss of Redemption

~ 4th Feb, 2012 ~   I staggered my way through the broken window panes and the shattered wind screen. It’d been a bad accident, but call it sheer luck,

Shared Existence

“Disgusting! How can you like him?” asked Sidra loudly. “Shut up. His smile is just so beautiful. It has this wow effect on me,” replied Sadaf. “But, Emraan Hashmi? I

Zindagi Gulzar Hai

“You’ve cheated us” shouted Falak aapi’s father-in-law in a shrilling tone. Her mother and father were trying hard to pacify her in-laws.   Falak aapi gazed at the whole fiasco,

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