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Au­thors you keep go­ing back to?

Khush­want Singh, Ur­vashi Bu­talia, Muhammed Hanif, Mirza Wa­heed, Mohsin Hamid and Jhumpa Lahiri, among oth­ers.

How do you un­wind?

That would mean yoga, paint­ing, read­ing, watch­ing movies and trav­el­ling.

Liv­ing in Pak­istan as a writer?

Cer­tainly an in­ter­est­ing time as Pak­istani lit­er­a­ture is in­creas­ingly be­ing ac­claimed in­ter­na­tion­ally. Given the com­plex po­lit­i­cal and so­cial con­di­tions in the coun­try, I think writ­ing has given many an out­let for ex­pres­sion and at times, heal­ing.

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