Hafsah Zamir-Khan is a zealous NaNo-er and reckons you should be one too. You’re asking if I have I ever wanted to write a novel? Is that a silly question? I guess there a very few people who haven’t fantasized about writing a novel and becoming an international bestselling …

Hafsah Zamir-Khan talks to Farrah Azam of Bespoke Henna about inspiration, process and well-being. Hafsah Zamir-Khan: Please tell us about your background and the inception of Bespoke Henna. Farrah Azam: As a graduate In Criminology and Psychology, my background is not one you would immediately associate with an artist. Although I have never …

Sajid didn’t waste any time arranging a meeting with his friend after Samiah begrudgingly agreed to do so. Two days later she found herself with Sajid, walking towards the restaurant where they were to meet Amer. “This feels like a blind date,” Samiah said, trying to hide her nerves. “When …

Despite the years she had spent painstakingly studying, sitting exams, training, teaching, planning and marking, it appeared that the world was adamant to reduce Samiah’s whole life, nay existence, to that one dirty, unspoken word. Spinster. The fact that she no longer cared to waste precious time searching for this …