Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.

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And extra heavy on that action! Apparently we literary writers tend to let our characters just stand around and talk too much. Boring! That’s what I mean when I said in an earlier post that part of the learning curve when it comes to screen writing has been thinking in three and even four dimensions. […]

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Fitna is an Islamic term that I think roughly translates into trial, but it’s more like a test of faith, I think. Don’t quote me on it though. I’m no Islamic scholar. I’ve just heard the term bandied about all my life and figure that’s what it means. These last few weeks have been a […]

All this broohaha over the ‘draw Muhammad (peace be upon him) day’, where people are rioting in Pakistan and all that kind of stuff, just makes me so sad. Yes the cartoons are hurtful.  Yes, the very thought of them shocks me to my core. That’s exactly what they’re trying to do. There’s no doubt that […]

First day on a New Plan

A while ago some scientists did an experiment on putting some people in a kind of earth dome where they were sealed in and had to grow their own food and live off what they could produce. It was its own little microcosm and unfortunately pretty soon food began to run short. People lived on a […]

To serve your turn long after they are gone And so hold on, when there is nothing in you, Except the will which says to them “Hold on!”  This is the second half of third stanza of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If” and somehow it always reminds me of an obstacle course race I ran when […]

twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your live to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: This stanza of the poem If by Rudyard Kipling, always reminds me of the Prophet (peace be upon him) Sometimes I wonder what he would say if […]