Author: The Meraki Magazine

The haunting thoughts // Khulood Mushtaq

She used to admire darkness more than chaos around her. But the darkness she used to praise was the darkness inside her that was seizing every ounce of her peace that once would prevail her heart. The scars on her hand, the painful bruises make me think about her. I had encountered them on the […]

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With Prussian Blues // An interview by Sarah Salman

Artist: Fatimah Nadeem Instagram: @fatimah.creates Q1. Seeing how you’re a self-taught artist has intrigued me so much! What inspired you to start being creative? A1. My earliest memory begins with paints and paper. I think it’s that inclination everyone is born with, I was inclined towards imagination and art and bringing life to those thoughts […]

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لِسّان // لاریب رضوی

5 قسط تاریک راہ کی کہانی °°°°°° رجاء اور شجاع کو سوہا اور حریم کی نگرانی میں گھر کے صحن میں بات کرنے کے لیے بھیجا گیا۔ وہ دونوں خود زینے کے پاس کھڑی ہوگئیں جب کہ شجاع اور رجاء صحن کے درمیان میں موجود کرسیوں پر جا کر بیٹھ گئے۔وہ سفید کاٹن کا کُرتا […]

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میری ماں میری زندگی // خالقہ جمیل

ماما آپ کو پتہ ہے آج پہلی بار بابا نے مجھ پر یعنی اپنی لاڈلی پر ہاتھ اٹھایا۔وہ لاڈلی جس کی ہر خواہش پوری کرنا وہ اپنا اولین فرض سمجھتے تھے۔ماما آپ مجھے چھوڑ کرکیوں چلی گئیں؟میں تو آپ کی جان تھی نہ،پھر آپ مجھ سے اتنا دُور کیوں ہو گئیں؟آپ نے ایک بار بھی […]

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سلسلے // زینب نغمان

زیرِ قید ہوںاپنے ہی بنائے پنجروں میںپیر جکڑے ہیںانگنت زنجیروں میںکئ خیال ہیں کئ سوال ہیںالجھی ہوں اپنی ہی لکیروں میں ہر ہوا کا جھونکا نئے سوال لے آتا ہےمیرے ان پھڑپھڑاتے پروں کونئے بوجھ دے جاتا ہےجواب تلاشتی ہوں میں ہر سوپر ہر قدم پر اندھیرا گھنا ہو جاتا ہے درد نہیں ہے،ایک خالی […]

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Rose // Eman Khalid

She and Iheld handsour fingers entwinedand bodies alignedwe danced sensuallyto the rhythm of an old songas she bent closerI parted my lipsallowing her to kiss meI woke upIt was just a dream, I miss you. One of the worst feelings in the world is missing something or someone you never had. Sometimes when we like […]

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2019- Era of Women // Junaid Ahmed Sohoo

No doubt, women have persistently played their constructive and pragmatic role in the myriad of arenas since the genesis of the world. They have become a tower of strength against predicaments and stumbling blocks throughout the history. Likewise, women have turned out to be the equal fraction of society with her herculean will, perseverance and […]

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Teenage Pain // Ayesha Ismail

Crying the entire night and faking a smile in the morning? Being really active in class, asking so many questions to the teachers, putting in so much effort at school but what happens when you come back home? Tired from pretending you have got it all together and that your life is perfect. I know […]

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Imagination // Majida Anwer

It’s about travelling I do, a lot Imagination I do, sometimes  Always with me, in my head.  Sam returns to his town after studying in a city for a very long time. Sitting in the bus, on the window seat, listening music blasting through his headphones. Many people are there some kids, senior citizens, other […]

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