Monday, February 13, 2012

Karachi Literature Festival 2012

Kudos to Ameena Saiyid for successfully organizing this event for the third year running!

KLF gives Karachiites something to look forward to; a much needed intellectual platform where writers and artists can come together to connect in a safe, open environment. And the best part? It's free and open to all (all ages, genders and socioeconomic classes are welcome although the festival was dominated by the elite aunties in their winter shawls, sarees and designer sunglasses :-P).

I missed William Dalrymple, acclaimed author of White Mughals and The Last Mughal but I managed to sit in Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy's talk which was both edifying and witty...

I'd also like to share that I got 2 rejections... one from Stanford and one from Yale :'(
Guess it's not meant to be but I hope Allah Mian shows me the light soon... I really want to get back to academics (safe option) or do something amazing (not too safe) soon Inshalah.


  1. I thought you're expecting a baby, so how you suppose to tag her/him along grad school?

  2. Are you interested in teaching? You could eaaasiillyy do that once your baby is a little grown up, and the best thing about that job is that it's fulfilling, yet doesn't take up the full day :).

    All the best :). These rejections only mean there's something better out there insha Allah. The One who Plans is the One who has All Wisdom (Al-Hakeem)

  3. @Anon... I know people who've successfully managed both :)
    @Uni... Thanks dear.. and yes, I'd love to teach eventually!