Author: UMERA AHMED
It is a collection of three stories published together; Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Abhi to Maat Baaqi Hai and Aisa Kabhi Nahi Hota.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai (English: Life is a Rose Garden) follows Kashaf and Zaroon, class fellows with backgrounds poles apart. Kashaf, an average looking girl from a middle-class family, has a lot of responsibilities. She has an extremely unsatisfied life due to the financial constraints which affect her self-esteem badly. Zaroon belongs to the elite class, has every good thing in life and an unshakable self-confidence. The only thing lacking in Zaroon’s life; a close knit family with enough time for each other.
They meet in college and their lives are forever intertwined. ZGH chronicles the journey of these two characters, how they overcome their animosity for one another and learn to love and respect each other.
The story was first published in Khawateen Digest.