As Karachi burned in the 1990s, the painfully shy Noor Kamal found refuge in an antique jade mirror she stole from Daisy Kamal, her social butterfly mother. One fateful day, the violence hits home as a motley crew of burglars storm the Kamal residence, killing Joseph, the faithful driver who tried to shield Noor, and kidnapping Daisy.
Traumatised by the turn of events and succumbing to familial pressure, Noor reluctantly agrees to start life afresh in Singapore as the wife of Meekaal Kalim, an investment banker.Trapped in a loveless marriage, she secretly enrols herself in a course in Psychotherapy. Her attempt to heal others brings her close to Ella, her neighbour, and Jake, a handsome American who is struggling to deal with his emotional breakdown.
As she tries to exorcise ghosts from the past and break free from the shackles, where will this quest take Noor?
A racy novel, Kolachi Dreams, tells a gripping story set in modern Pakistan. The protagonist, BK, becomes a terrorist to avenge the death of his sister- at the hands of a despotic landlord, Bahadur Shah. BK’s encounters with the landlord’s young and complexed wife, Twinkle, crooked political leaders, spiritual healers, clairvoyants and comrades in Karachi, pave the way for his tortuous journey to seek justice.
A compilation of short stories and sketches that depict the inequities plaguing Pakistani society and the third world. The lives of women and children-two groups living on the fringes of Pakistan since its conception-are powerfully portrayed as they exist in real life. The story, Broken Souls, is a stirring recount of the plight of children- employed as workers in the carpet weaving industry. All the stories reflect the cobweb of corruption and contradiction handled with a freshness of vision and hope for a better future.