Islamic Architecture: A Photo Montage

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Freedom

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Lying is sweeter, the easy way out

As bitter the truth may be

Where lies will only tie you down

The truth shall set you free

(Image: The flight of freedom, Gujranwala, Pakistan)

Rage

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Words of rage, when unleashed

Can shake you to the core

Scorpions stinging might hurt less

Words end up hurting more

(Image: Scorpion at Stratford Butterfly Park, UK)

Perception

When all you've left is hope

When all you’ve left is hope

Nothing seems to go your way

Your life is one hot mess

Stop for a second & look around

There’s many with lot less

(Image: A local man at a masjid in Thatta, Pakistan)

Afterlife

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Lead a life that’s free of sin

Learn to forget and forgive

Death is not the end, my friend

In thoughts you’ll always live

(Image: Shah Rukn-e-Alam’s Tomb, Multan, Pakistan)

A Literary Treat: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Pictures

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2015 is supposed to be a year of change for me; I had stayed holed up in my comfort zone for far too long and it was high-time I ventured outdoors to follow my passions. Volunteering at the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature 2015 seemed like a perfect opportunity to awaken the literary beast within me from a long hibernation. Plus, it gave me the ideal opportunity to inaugurate my new Nikon D7100. Words would be wasted on the awesome experience that was the EAFOL, so without further ado, here’s a look at the essence of the festival through my lens.

Culture Vulture: Birmingham

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Birmingham, a vibrant multicultural city, is teeming with historical and modern marvels. I just spent a couple of days there but I wish I could have spent more. Here are some pictures taken in and around Bullring, St. Martin’s, New Street and Victoria Square. Enjoy!