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First of all, thumbs up to Sultana Aapa who directed this wonderful serial drama after a decade or two. What a beautiful comeback. This is a drama serial which will stand out from all others and shine like a diamond.

It was really interesting to watch. I don’t watch much dramas but when I went over to Pakistan in April for my brother’s wedding and went to in laws, I watched a couple of episodes of this drama and the acting seemed to be spectacular. I end up watching the whole episode with my sister in law who is crazy about dramas.

So the first thing which came into my mind after seeing Zarun (Fawad Khan) is Christian Grey. I think he would be a perfect Christian. He has that perfect businessman look and he speaks good English. Okay, now that is off my chest, I shall proceed reviewing this piece of gem.

Kashaf is a complicated girl with life full of difficulties. Her mother is divorced and they live alone and barely fulfill their expenses. Kashaf is somewhat of a complex. She is always moody and complains to God about how her life is miserable and how there are rich people who have to do nothing.

On the other hand, there is Zarun, who is from the rich sector of the city. He likes his music, his girlfriends and he is a flirt. He has nothing to worry about but he has his complexes.

The start is absolutely amazing. The way things are handled and the way relationships are handled is really good. Then the bitterness between Kashaf and Zarun and how it comes to an end and things go in a different way unexpectedly.

I would split this drama in three parts. Before marriage, through marriage, after marriage. The before marriage is the best and I would rate it 7/10.

The through marriage which is the bitter interaction between Zarun and Kashaf is handled pretty well and the drama dips low toward the boring side a little bit but there is enough fuel to keep the viewers entertained.

The after marriage bit is handled poorly in my opinion. Especially the romance bit. I admit the couple looks fantastic but there should be more interesting dialogue. Especially the first night what the hell was Zarun doing acting all weird. Like a lost puppet. That did not make sense and what is up with pulling and holding Kashaf’s hand all the time. These things plus the poor dialogue just made me feel like this drama is going to ruins but luckily the end everything gathered and once again it paced up and we see the beautiful climax to this amazing serial. I simply loved it. Overall I would rate this 7.5 out of 10.

The most important thing I learned from this is Shukr which is thankfulness. We should be thankful to God/Allah for whatever he gives us. Our every breath should be thanking him. He tests you and you have to pass in those. In your low times, you keep steadfast on your path facing all difficulties thinking it is test from Allah. I learned so much from Kashaf and so will you guys.

I highly recommend this drama.

Kara Zor-El is Supergirl, sent from Krypton just before its destruction. She is proven to be one of the most powerful heroes on earth.

Supergirl is Superman’s Kryptonian cousin. She is also a white pawn in the Justice League chess set. Although still new to the planet Earth and still testing the full range of her amazing abilities, Supergirl has the potential to become the Man of Steel’s equal in every way. Kara wasn’t raised on Earth and her alien heritage has made it hard for her to adjust to her new homeland.

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Also this will be the last item in this collection as I have decided to discontinue collecting these. It was fun collecting these.

440) The Wheel of Time book 12: The Gathering Storm

Author : Robert Jordan

Date (I read) : 25.5.13 to 5.6.13

Length : 825 paperback pages

Duration: read in 35 hours 28 minutes over 11 sessions.

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I finished this marvellous novel pretty quick. Why? Because it was so damn good. Every page of it. I mean it and it will be fun reviewing. And this is going to be a spoiler free review.

Well first of all nice red colour. I loved it. I wish there was some art in it as those American ones have but I like the red colour. The start was a bit slow for me. Mostly the prologue. You know how it drags. Yes. Rodel does his work and all that.

But chapter 1, it goes interesting as we take a tour of the world travelling with the wind. Some people say the events roll out too fast. Well in my opinion, it wasn’t fast because Brandon had focused on two major characters and those are Rand and Egwene. And boy did he work on them. I say Brandon has put his heart writing this. I so much enjoyed it. Even more than Jordan. I know I shouldn’t say this because it is Jordan’s creation but Brandon did a wonderful job. I’m so glad it got in the right hands. I’ll talk about it shortly.

So the story revolves around Rand trying to gather the forces of the world under a banner and kill any Forsaken if he meet them midway. His main mission is to unite the nations so his struggle continues. Then something happens in the middle and he changes completely. He becomes this icy cold man with no emotion. Even Nynaeve dare not speak to him. This particular part in the book was amazing.

But the most interesting was Egwene. Egwene, who I love the most. She is my favourite character out of the whole series. Her struggle and her passion to get the White Tower whole is so amazing. The character development is just superb. You just feel for her and then feel amazed at how much she is putting in it. A couple of specific moments will always stick in my head and in my imagination and I love that. That is Brandon’s trick. He gets the images in your head.

Now let us talk about Brandon Sanderson and his writing. I haven’t read any of his other books. I really loved his writing style. You just want to dive deep into it and it grabs you, make its way in your imagination and form these images which will stay forever. It is like you are watching a movie. I have to say that every chapter was epic in this book. Every single one of them. Even smallest events were written like very powerful and epic. Something Jordan lacked, I have to say.

Anyways this was a fun and quick read and I would rate this book 8 out of 10.

Slade Wilson is Deathstroke the Terminator, one of the world’s deadliest assassins – but one with strong personal code.

Deathstroke is a black pawn. An amoral assassin and bounty hunter who will stop at nothing to get the job done. Blessed – some would say cursed – with amazing metahuman talents, he is a one-man killing machine. While pawns are loyal to the king, Deathstroke only cares for himself. His only monarch is money.

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So we went to see this film. I’m a fan of Star Trek from my childhood. I used to watch Star Trek The Next Generation and it was brilliant. So I kind of had the basic idea what it was about. I never really watched the first film though.

Well it was brilliant, of course. Really really good. My brother and sister went as far as saying that it was better than Iron Man 3 but I disagree. Iron Man 3 was way better than this. As I heard that the hardcore Star Trek fans didn’t like it because there was too much action in it and less of the relationship emotion and all that. Well, you had your relationships in the first movie didn’t you? Let the action roll in and boy was there action? You bet.

The bad guy named Khan (for some reason) was a cold f****r. He acted so good. Probably outweighed all of the actors. The music was a bit dull. All classical and Mozart type. I didn’t really like it but it was good. I like the way the movie started, the opening scenes. Throughout it was good. No great twists and suspense. Just straight forward action packed film.

Rating. I would rate this 6.7 out of 10.


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