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

Archive for January, 2013

Guess it’s official…

I’m going to Iran to be a juror for their 16th annual Storytelling Festival. It’s funny how it happened. Came back from Singapore in December thinking of all the stuff that’s on my plate till the ‘next’ trip which was supposed to be in March, first to Texas for a day at a school down […]

and Greg Mortenson. Everyone knows about Lance, but not that many know about Greg Mortenson. Mortenson is the one who wrote Three Cups of Tea. It’s a huge bestseller, feel-good kind of book. It was all the rage when I was touring Newfoundland a few years ago. Went to dinner with some lovely librarians who […]

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Because I was chosen as one of the Toronto District School Board’s writers in residence I’ve been going to various schools who’ve won visits from me. On Thursday I was lucky enough to go to a school I’d been to several times before! One of the things I like best about the Toronto School board […]

Our Deepest Fear…

is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small […]

If it aint ‘broke’…

don’t fix it right??? Well apparently the way it works in mainstream media is keep the same formula till something eclipses it! Just finished watching Singing in the Rain, you know with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds! Fast-forwarded through the sappy parts and honestly the title dance sequence still stands up brilliantly! And the dubbing […]