Khanversations

Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.
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Quebec was lovely! Montreal is a beautiful city! I had never seen it in this light before! Stayed at the Marriott in Westmount and it’s such a quaint little place! Loved the architecture. Normally I don’t care for a lot of statues and stuff sticking out of the brickwork, but they do make it work! […]

Subhanallah! I survived. I feel like a wrung out dish cloth, but I survived. Having two major trips so close together was NOT a good idea! It might seem really cool and fun, and it is, if they’re spaced way apart! But having basically two days in between to recuperate…uh uh, not good. Sharjah was […]

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Groggy old jet lag…

That fuzzy muzzy feeling when you’ve had enough sleep but you’re still woozy because of the time of day. Hope it gets over soon. Got back in from Sharjah yesterday afternoon and I’m still digesting the trip. The best attitude to have in such a situation is a ‘just to go with the flow’ a […]

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An interesting problem to have…

Crazy time has begun early this year. Usually it’s just May that’s crazy but this year, because I’m going to Sharjah for about nine days, and so the commitments in April are kind of compressed, the busy time/crazy time of my schedule has started early. I knew it had been a while since I’d blogged, […]

Professional Development…

Went to an interesting workshop today. Met a bunch of people and did some networking in the arts. It’s so weird. I didn’t notice I was the only brown person in the room till much later when I was relating some interesting anecdotes to my husband. And I thought, “Oh yeah. I think I was […]

Insurance and growth in creativity…

It’s a testament to how strange this world has become that not only do I need to get police checks and clearances in order to step into a school and talk to kids, I have to get insurance in case I inadvertently do something to them. Like what? Fall on them or something? I’ve heard of […]

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In the midst of a Creative Blitz…

Alhamdu lillah, trying to wrap up a number of projects that have been dragging and lagging, competing for my attention but I’ve been so busy with other commitments that I’ve been interrupted on their progress. Got a bit of time now and hope to actually get them done. And when that happens, it’s the blogging […]

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Customizing a presentation…

I was invited to a lovely Muslim weekend school on Sunday. But I went with a lot of trepidation. The organizers asked me to do a presentation that’s designed for grades three to twelve, for very little kids, including kindergarteners. The presentation was The Roses in My Carpets. That’s tough! Because it includes the concepts […]

Taking cues from your Audience…

I did a group of kindergarteners today and they surprised me. There were some kids in the bunch that barely looked three and others that looked almost seven! What a range! I thought let me see how much of my Picture the Story presentation they can pick up on, and so I went ahead and […]

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A New Milestone of dubious merit…

Okay, I had always wondered how anyone could receive emails and not respond. I thought these types of people had gotten ‘too big for their britches’. I’ve always tried to respond to the emails I receive, even if it takes me a long time to get to them. The very least I do do, is […]

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