nsrkhan has written 19 posts for NSR Khan

A Tropical Breakdown: Partition, Inherited Sadness and Mental illness

Piece shortlisted for Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012 (amended) My father told me a story, when I was perhaps too young to understand its import, about his emergency admission as a patient to the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in London. It was the ‘50s and he was an overseas student living far from his newly … Continue reading

Saving EH4  performed as one of 50 plays for Edinburgh at the Traverse. Spectacular theatrical marathon and sold out show of 52 back-to-back 500 word plays, from the Traverse 50 and Zinnie Harris and Keiran Hurley.

The Traverse Fifty

December 2012 selected as one of the Traverse Fifty #traversefifty and even sometimes #traverse50. A year-long attachment with the Traverse as a celebration of its 50th anniversary.

All that Glitters at Elements: New Writing at the Bush Theatre

All That Glitters is a tragicomic monologue. A work in progress, to be part of a linked series of Muslim “talking heads”. Rukhsana Akram, a British Asian designer, with hidden shallows, is interviewed after the disastrous failure of her runway show at Islamabad Fashion Week. Her story is inspired by a news piece that was widely … Continue reading

Shortlisted for Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012

I want to bask, for a moment, in the news that my piece “A Tropical Breakdown” has been shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012  for Life Writing. The winners will be announced at a special event at Asia House on 3rd October: London’s Radical South Asian Writers-Retro Style  Susheila Nasta will be talking with Daljit Nagra, Bidisha and Shyama Perera.

Tamasha Developing Artists: New Writing 2012 Showcase

At Tamasha New Writing Showcase, on 30th March 2012, I had a short scene, from a developing play, read by Shaheen Khan-Levy, Jaz Deol, Asif Khan and Samatha Peiris. I, also, was honoured to  read the part of Amma in Ayeesha Menon’s Mumbai Family scene. I hope she will let me perform in more of her work.

Same- Sex Marriage, Ideals, Aberrations and My Sons

A postscript to Correspondence I have been overwhelmed as a writer, by the response, to my piece about my father and “what he taught me about love”. Thousands and thousands of people have read the piece; and many have sent personal messages to me about what a remarkable man my father was. As a daughter, … Continue reading

Part 3 of Under the Skin, South Asian Literature Festival series on BBC Radio 4

Part 3 of Under the Skin, South Asian Literature Festival series on BBC Radio 4. Kavita Bhanot’s Eyebrows will be read at 00 30 on Saturday night/Sunday morn., 4th March 2012 on BBC Radio 4. It is read by NSR Khan in the part of Nani, and Deni Francis (Narrator) and Lyndam Gregory.

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