Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book launch:My feelings!

Sir Khurram(Third from the left,Miss Bushra Khurram and son Hamza)

It was a very fine evening on 23-July-2010 when i decided to attend the book launch of Sir Khurram Ali Shafique. Though i had persuaded my mother and father both to take me there but i was still very much afraid that I'll be late and miss the essence of the program.

It was my first ever experience to attend a gathering of writers and their circle,therefore i was nervous a bit.But the excitement of meeting with Sir Khurram ,Komal.Urooj and HR overcame all the other feelings.We hired a taxi and directed him to take us to our destination.I was continuously checking the time at my cell phone and every passing minute was making me sad that the program might have started and I'm still wandering in the streets of the near-by area.

Finally we reached at the right spot.PAF Kiet Building looked quite impressive that I felt that no other place could be as suitable for the book launch as this place is.Ceremony was arranged in Room no 20.As soon as i entered the room I put a deep glance over the hall to find the author.I had thoughts that he will be a man with a very high collar and stiff neck with a leg over the other.It is a common issue of our society that if a man is enjoying a good status and his followers are increasing day by day then these specific circumstances turns him so.To my surprise, I couldn't find such a person in the whole room!
I selected a chair for myself and for my parents.Speakers came and went.It was interesting to hear all but my ears were waiting to hear Sir Khurram!

And Whoa!! i was totally amazed when i actually saw the author! Contradictory to my thoughts i had about him, he seemed a very simple man with no proud at all!After having a little chat with him at the end of program i found him really "Shafique" as according to his name.

I also got a chance to meet with Miss Bushra Khurram.I was pleased to know that she belongs to English department of Karachi University. I have strong associations with this institute as I'm a student of KU.I found her very nice, decent and elegant!I really felt honored,having finally got a chance to meet Sir Khurram and Miss Bushra Khurram.I hope someday I will also manage to attend the weekly sessions.

14 comments:

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

Excellent… just wanted to hear from someone about the event as unfortunately I missed the opportunity to be there. The excitement and the nervousness of meeting someone you look forward to, is perfectly described but the way you have described Khurram Sahib is awesome. Khurram Sahib is man honest, simple, dedicated and gentleman to the core, a rare example of brilliance, talent and simplicity personified in times of showmanship and ostentation.

Komal Khan said...

Indeed! It was a beautiful evening and a touching ceremony with superb personalities including Sir Khurram, Sir Ahmad Safi and others.

I also missed Sir Akhtar. Sir you should have been there so that we might get a chance to meet you again after the Karachi Literature Festival.

And ReeBz, it was a pleasure meeting you there :). The moment you entered the room, I recognised you and also told Urooj that you are Areeba Fuad - ReeBz.

Hope to meet you again inshaAllah in any such gathering or in SOIS sessions inshaAllah!

Connie L. Nash said...

What a beautiful and perfect post which so effectively described your experience and the aliveness of this event!

Thanx so much for sharing this and the earlier item on the hero Rashid...

By the way, your photos are so much more professional than so many in that they don't "cut off the feet"...

I love to see your progress, ReeBz, as an up-and-coming media professional along with so many other qualities - including personal gifts of heart-to-heart which you already possess and are developing ever more day-by-day.

Your nation, teachers, friends and readers are most gifted to have you not only present among them yet willing to speak out regularly on that which is most valuable - past and present.

ReeBz said...

Sir Khurram,Connie,and komal thanks for the comments.

komal i'm still amazed that how did you recognise me:P? cause i also had seen one pic of yours but i couldn't recognise you. may be you made a guess about me,cause i was new:-)?

Komal Khan said...

No it wasn't like that. Actually you have seen my one picture only but I have seen your many pictures that's why it was easy to recognise you...

Thinking said...

hmm..hope to see more of you in the coming sessions of Shafique Sahib....

I am happy that Shafique Sahib finaly include you in the family.

connie nash said...

NOTE:

11:05 PM One Hour GEO TV re-broadcast of Ibne Safi Tribute 2010

http://oneheartforpeace.blogspot.com/2010/07/program-on-ibne-safi-to-air-monday-and.html

or just go one down on my blogsite:

http://oneheartforpeace.blogspot.com

Please spread the word on this favorite writer of fiction. There is so much depth yet unexplored in his works from what I understand so soon I'll be reading right along with you... Thanx!

ReeBz said...

connie thanks for sharing the news piece.
and once again thank you so much for all the praise and love, you always have for us, for ME:)

Thinking,Sir Khurram,asked me in the very beginning to join his Iqbal sessions, but as my home is alot far and i can't go out without my parents its almost impossible for me to attend,for which i'm ofcourse feel myself unlucky.
therefore,i'm not a new member of a family:)

ReeBz said...

connie thanks for sharing the news piece.
and once again thank you so much for all the praise and love, you always have for us, for ME:)

Thinking,Sir Khurram,asked me in the very beginning to join his Iqbal sessions, but as my home is alot far and i can't go out without my parents its almost impossible for me to attend,for which i'm ofcourse feel myself unlucky.
therefore,i'm not a new member of a family:)

ReeBz said...

connie thanks for sharing the news piece.
and once again thank you so much for all the praise and love, you always have for us, for ME:)

Thinking,Sir Khurram,asked me in the very beginning to join his Iqbal sessions, but as my home is alot far and i can't go out without my parents its almost impossible for me to attend,for which i'm ofcourse feel myself unlucky.
therefore,i'm not a new member of a family:)

ReeBz said...

connie thanks for sharing the news piece.
and once again thank you so much for all the praise and love, you always have for us, for ME:)

Thinking,Sir Khurram,asked me in the very beginning to join his Iqbal sessions, but as my home is alot far and i can't go out without my parents its almost impossible for me to attend,for which i'm ofcourse feel myself unlucky.
therefore,i'm not a new member of a family:)

Connie L. Nash said...

Dear ReeBz,

If YOU are not a "...member of "the family" neither am I. Somehow I tho't you had been going to the sessions all along. Nevertheless I am sure that we are both - especially YOU - considered MOST vital and valuable to this work and community...so Plz consider yourself so.

(You know IF only I were there, I would get in good with your family and would drive us both or at least accompany you there by public transport to the sessions! :)

All my encouragement and love is sincere and ongoing for each and everyone at RR.

You are now way beyond me technically and in many other ways...my talents are not technical as anyone can tell you...

Plz do share advice as I NEED...

Your Always Friend/Sister,

Connie

mao said...

You all sound like you had a great time. Good to take out time in our lives for books and authors. Mashallah.

Bushra said...

Thanks for this lovely piece!

Take care!

Bushra A Khurram

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