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Under the Skin (2/3): Reshma Ruia’s Another Life

Part 2 of Under the Skin: Reshma Ruia’s Another Life, a caustic tale of abandoned dreams, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 00 30  on 26th March 2012. Read by Lyndam Gregory, Deni Francis and NSR Khan.

Mwana: “Can I call you Jimmy?”

A personal response to Mwana (an Ankur Production at the Traverse Theatre). Not a review I have, after many years, only recently started going to the theatre. I have seen two plays in the last two weeks. First Snookered (Tamasha Theatre Company), the second Mwana ; both at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The last play I … Continue reading

Kugle Speaks on Various Islamic Views of Homosexuality by Kip Pesses

By Kip Pesses  published in the Kenyon Collegian Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:02 Scott Kugle came to Kenyon to discuss Islam’s understanding of homosexuality. The Bible and the Torah explicitly address homosexuality.  But what does the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest book, have to say on the subject?  Less than you … Continue reading

BBC iPlayer – Under the Skin: Correspondence

Under the Skin 1/3: Correspondence by NSR Khan on BBC Radio 4 “Listen Again” for 7 days: BBC iPlayer – Under the Skin: Correspondence.

Homosexuality, the Spirit of Islam and my Father

What my father taught me about Love. The story behind Correspondence: BBC Radio 4 at 00 30 19th February 2012 Last year, I was given the opportunity to take part in a South Asian Literature Festival event , Same-Same: Sex, Love and other Queeries  which showcased, in part, the writing of South Asian gay writers. … Continue reading

BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Under the Skin

Correspondence to be broadcast Saturday night/Sunday morning 19th February at 00 30 on Radio 4 as part of the Under the Skin series. A celebration of the South Asian Literary Festival. BBC – BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Under the Skin.

South Asian Literature Festival “Under the Skin” Live Recording for BBC Radio 4

SALF records short stories for BBC Radio 4 NSR Khan’s poignant ‘Correspondence’ is told from the perspective of a man who gradually comes to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality Sunday’s DSC South Asian Literature Festival event Under The Skin saw three short stories recorded live for BBC Radio 4 at the Soho Theatre. Author: Iman … Continue reading

“Family Values”, Same-Sex Marriage and my Wife (to be)

I have never been very keen on marriage. Whilst I loved my ex-husband, as a soul mate and a friend (and indeed still do, in a watered down sort of way) I didn’t actually want to marry him. The act of marriage, was I thought, a means of securing my father’s “blessing”. A completely futile … Continue reading