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In another age, we would have met for a latte at the local cafe to discuss art, literature, and life. Today, we bring the conversation to you through this blog, Tillism (Magic) طلسم , a conversation which will transport you to the magical words of literature from around the world. Make yourself a chai latte and join us.

Sarrkaan/سڑکاں/ਸੜਕਾਂ/Roads-Inspired by Amrita Pritam
When I try to understand the Urdu poetry of Ghalib and the …
Seeking Solace in Capricious Gardens
Excerpt from The Simurgh Rises سیمرغ کا عروج by Selma Tufail and …
Islamabad ke Sarkain-The Streets of Islamabad
This poem was inspired by Hassan’s poem “Yaad” which brought back memories …
Uth Jao -Wake Up – اُٹھ جاؤ – उठ जाओ- by Mehreen Khan
“To do something extraordinary, you have to be willing to push the …