Archive for June, 2016

It is exciting to see people with talent and the will to write joining hands to create beautiful art and literature.

That being said, I announced last year that Beyond Sanity Publishing is accepting submissions for a paperback anthology of the best work submitted. Last date to submit was May 31st. So right now I am going through hundreds of different poems and stories to see what comes where. I will announce the final list on In July!

So that leaves us with little over a week. way too much to do, so little time. Beyond Sanity Publishing is currently working on the following projects:

  • The Youth Of Pakistan by Hafiza Noor.ul.Ain
  • Psychaotic by Irum Zahra (2nd Edition)
  • The Tales of Crucified Blunt by Areesh Fatmee
  • Five Wishes and the prophecy of the prince by Faran Kiani
  • Out of the labyrinth by Zoha Hidayat and Saja Ali
  • Reneging Quiescence by Dr. Samiha Zubair
  • Eliminating Riba- A Way Forward by Summan Waseem

Many other projects are in pipeline as well, including my personal favorite, Humans of ICG. I studied in Islamabad College for girls for 12 years and it was a long long time. I learnt so much and I went through so many emotional changes during that time. ICG was and is a place where we made friends, had endless gossip sessions, motivational pep talks sessions, Oh and the students week was the best of all. Funfairs, concerts, book fairs. What was not there?

Sadly, not me anymore. Everyone graduated and then their sisters are there and their cousins and the cycle goes on. The story goes on. So I decided to make a Facebook platform where everyone who has attended ICG can submit a story of their time in ICG and other students can read and share and relate to the same things. This project is lead by Maham Fatima, an excellent student of ICG and a very important member of Team Beyond Sanity.

We have also started a giveawayEnter Here! winner will get a free BOOK from us and an Eid gift! How cool is that. 

Then, we are currently taking submissions for book reviews ans marketing. If you’re already a published writer, let us help you in promoting your work to our audience.

Highlight of this week is Noor.ul.ain’s National Television Interview, that you can watch Here.  We are so proud of her. To order her book, please drop an email at beyondsanitybooks@gmail.com

SUMMERS! Send us your summer book collection. we want to know what you’e reading.

Have fun!

 

 

World consist of billions of humans Creatures are the beautiful elements of this genetic universe. Regardless the cast, color all human s are equal and deserves the best around them. We live in a world where people are rich, poor or living average life, though they can feel, live the nature either they are billionaire or poor so they have every right to express what they feel that why we are considered as fragile creatures. We can feel the pain we also get hurt. Every living tangible thing is different by nature deep inside the behavior to! But their acts can affect them no matter what. Male are always considered as strong entity. Whereas women are considered as weak as they are physically weak, but that is the one of the fact one cannot argue. Are they supposed to fight? To show their strength?

Yes they are strong ! Strong enough to represent their ability yet again, the perception is they are fragile feature. Because they Are supposed to feel the pain or get hurt more than the man. Human beings are most explosives with their ideas on the other hand most kind, a savior for others too! No offense we are too much in technology driven world because of this we are so. much dependent on the technology which is point for us to ponder for. Persons achievement in this world is the ability of their own who reorder the world. Yet they are big flows in them to overcome that each attribution should fight hard and show the world that we can bounce back and emotions can be kept a part to capture the word for them. 

” God made the world, humans made it worth living for”

Awais Tariq from BYTE for Beyond Sanity Publishing

Don’t let a writer fall in love with you if you’re afraid of the attention.

Because they will notice everything – the way you wrinkle your forehead when completely clueless about something. How you absentmindedly scratch your knee when furiously scribbling notes. The soft sigh that escapes your lips when you lean back on your pillow, tired after a day’s work. They will notice the slightest of purrs that emanates from you as you pull a blanket over your body, and the softest of smiles in which your left dimple flashes merrily.

Don’t let a writer fall in love with you if you’re apprehensive of taking care.

They will be emotional – dramatic too, sometimes to the extent of driving you crazy. But don’t lose your cool when, and not if, they do that when you two fight. Look into their eyes and see past the heightened emotions within their soul. Don’t take offense when they make compare situations to some scene from some book they read in some bookstore. Instead, take their hand and convince them that you are not one of the bad guys they’ve read about. Emphasize on how you’re not Prince Charming, or a knight in shining Armour either – although they know for a fact that those don’t exist. Just tell them how you’re…you. And honestly, if you mean even a little bit to them, that is going to be much more than enough.

Don’t let a writer fall in love with you if you’re not going to let them know why.

Because they will be curious. Curious about why your eyes glitter magically when you see someone perform on stage. Inquisitive about why you steel you jaw every time the topic of childhood comes up in the most random of conversations, and why you quickly steer the topic away from yours. They will want to know why you hide the slightest of tremors in your fingers as you light a match. Be prepared to give an answer to their curious eyes when they see you pause for the smallest second at your ex-best friend’s contact – someone you haven’t talked to in months because of some small stupid fight you two had, but neither of you is willing to bow down – in your phone and scroll rapidly ahead.

Don’t let a writer fall in love with you if you’re afraid of the idea of Forever.

Because they will immortalize you with their words. If a sculptor loves you, they will chisel your face into stone. If a chef loves you, they will bake soufflés and tarts for you that are lighter than air, sinking under the weight of their own promise, melting into sweetness the moment you put them in your mouth. If a painter loves you, they will create magic with brush strokes and water and paint onto their canvas, your face hidden in the shadows of the sun hitting the mountains at sunset. But when a writer loves you, they create another You. You will be the muse behind so many of their poems, their pieces, their writings. Words are their weapons that they sharpen against the stone their experience, the sparks that fly off igniting inspiration in their mind. They will describe you and your actions in ways even you were unaware of. They will startle you with their observation, maybe even scare you by how open you were to them. They will take you by surprise, and will never stop for as long as you know them.

But while not letting a writer fall in love with you, be careful not to fall in love with them yourself.

Disclaimer: This piece was Submitted by Ananya Bhardwaj to The Artelier

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Every year on 14th June,countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day(WBDD).The event,established in 2004,serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products,and to thank blood donors for their voluntary,life saving gifts of blood.World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by The World Health Organization (WHO),along with World Health Day,World Tuberculosis Day,World Immunization Week,World Malaria Day,World No Tobacco Day,World Hepatitis Day and World AIDS Day.
The word ‘DONOR’ origins from the Latin word “Donare”,which means “to give”.Here I will describe the World Blood Donor Day,which will take place on 14th of June.It was first established in May 2005,at the 58th session of World Health Association in Geneva.The event directly relates to the Human Services and social work.This day will be celebrated across the world to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation including its products voluntarily and unpaid by the healthy person.
It’s the day we celebrate and honor blood donors from around the world who give up a little of their time(and blood) to help someone in need.Most blood donors will never know who their blood eventually helps,but they donate for no other reason but just to do something altruistic to benefit someone else.That’s why we say that “BLOOD CONNECTS US ALL”.Blood donation is one of the most significant contribution that a person can make towards the society.It is not harmful for adult person to donate blood.The body of donor can regenerate the blood within few days.so it poses no threats to the metabolism of the body.
       “You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives.Just donate blood.It’s safe.It’s simple and it save lives.”
Now a days public awareness is noticed to donate blood.Many colleges,societies,offices etc organize blood donation camps on different occasions.It is a healthy gesture,we must keep this aptitude up at any cost.Blood can be stored for a limited period of time that is why blood banks need a steady and constant collection.In many countries there is an inadequate supply of safe blood,and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available while also ensuring its quality and safety.There is no substitute for blood,so the only way to get blood is through unpaid donations from donors.
     “Blood donors bring a ray of hope”
Despite about 92 million yearly blood donations world wide,safe blood is constantly on high demand.In Pakistan specially because whenever there is a bomb blast,hospitals need blood in large quantity and they ensure that it is safe because that’s the matter of saving lives.Malnutrition,Thalassemia and severe Anemia are the major diseases prevailing in children.Up to 70% of all blood collection in Pakistan is given to children with Thalassemia,which accounts for about one in ten of all childhood deaths in Pakistan.
Imagine how many lives of innocent children you could better by donating blood.
To promote the idea of blood donation in Pakistan,the government health department itself,with the help of WHO and Pakistan Red Crescent Society must start awareness campaigns.Despite the fact that we Pakistanis are very active in charity,we have a very low ratio of blood donors.There are few volunteers that donate blood frequently.The main factor behind this isn’t no proper education regarding blood donation at the school level.In our country people only donate blood when a friend or relative is in need.I don’t say that people here don’t donate blood,they do but not many people are interested in blood donation campaigns.According to annual WHO report,65% of blood is donated by the Pacific countries.Some countries including Pakistan are donating less than 10% of their population.
So on this day healthy people should go and donate blood.Actually not only on this day but at least once in a month.On this day let’s promise with ourselves that we will take part in saving lives by donating blood.Last but not the least I challenge each of you to go out and find out about what a difference you can make by saving a life.
“EVERY BLOOD DONOR IS A HERO,ARE YOU?”

Yousra Naeem for Beyond Sanity Publishing

Pushing the dark heavy gates open, she walked over the fallen dry leaves cracking them under her feet. The sun was walking away from the face of the world leaving behind a trail of burning orange.
There she was, in the graveyard. The very same one he wanted to be buried in. Approaching towards him she felt a gentle hug, a hug of the cool wind. She smiled and whispered ‘Your obsession with hugs are never gonna end’.
She was there. She was with him. Close to him. Watching him rest there. Sleeping deeply. She moved her hands over his tombstone caressing his beautiful face cut. Her stare was mad. She wanted to cage him in her eyes from his grave. The pearls in her eyes were making the grave saline with her sorrow.
She gently trailed her fingers over the damp moist soil admiring his chiseled body. She bent down as the hug of the wind grew tighter with clouds moaning. She bent and kissed him over his chest deeply and whispered ‘You still taste the same. Bitterly sweet and addicting’.
Written  by Muhammad Hamza
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Björk, “Mutual Core” video still, 2012. Credit: Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, Image courtesy of Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian

When I was light and insufficient,
My ears were fond of hearing.
That women are fine and elegant,
While men are arrogant *domineering*
Attains the nature that persecute,
Turns world into his enemies through combating
His style..converse and expatiate,
Depicts constrain and tormenting.
He walks arrogantly *belligerent*
Cares for none,such egotistic.
He is caged between his own thoughts,
Ignores others,Oh!the creature overweening.
“But ,oh!You women,much delicate,
“not every men is bossy and subjugating”
As I grew up and became adolescent,
i stumbled upon a Man, relying
He changed my view on men entirely,
revealed the qualities not obviously manifesting
my time spent with him benignly
Such voice which was soul-soothing
I came across his tender and warmth,
My God!emotions full of nurturing.
The way he looked upon women,
The stare of his eyes is embellishing
“Men has those feelings that tear him down”
Yet he is strong not unconvincing.
The reason he hides so often his screech,
The world demands him to be fiercing
Is he tha man i was told to restrict?
Nay!he must be the angel sparkling.
“Not every man that gaze on woman,
Is meant to be unbefitting
Stop labeling traits of men as brutal,
Not every man is callous and unfeeling.
Asma Rashid for Beyond Sanity Publishing

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Tete d’une Femme Lisant By Pablo Picasso

Do you know why its really difficult to surrender yourself against the norms? Because we are too strangled between our wishes and the acceptance of the circumstances. Whenever we find a situation suffocating us, we run towards many obstacles that are actually helpless in providing any cure or solution. We always forget why patience is the key. It plays a major role; either helps you slow down with your hypertension about any issue you are facing or teaches to just accept things at whatever pace they are running at. No matter how much we control that discussing your problems with anyone isn’t going to help; we still want to talk to someone who can just listen to us without blaming us for anything. And sometimes the thought “may be this was meant to happen” forces the discussion especially when the other person comes up with an idea whether or not it will work. Sometimes the hypertension of the situation takes control over everything that we start believing in every ideology or every experiment to get rid of the current situation. This definitely does not mean one can just simply give up without putting any effort into the situation and start thinking as if they have initiated the patience gear. Everyone must give their best and take everything light with a positive mind set of an excellent outcome. As we all know the more sweetened it will be, the better results will come. Above all, when someone is suffering from the toughest of reality, a little bit of hallucination of being successful in future isn’t so bad. In fact, it makes us a true believer and a leader. It opens up doors of opportunities where you can stand as someone with perhaps the worst of all experiences and still achieved what you had desired. This clearly means you did not give up, you patiently waited while putting your best. You can actually stand as a inspiring figure for someone who might be suffering today from the same what you went through yesterday. You can be the candle in their lives to show the difficult past easy with the light of your experiences. That feels really good. Give it a try. 

Marvi Rajput for Beyond Sanity Publishing