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Remembering Srebrenica memorial Event at Oldham 6th Form College

On Friday 14th July at 6pm, Oldham 6th Form College was delighted to host, in partnership with Faith Network 4 Manchester, (FN4M) Oldham Interfaith Forum and Oldham Council a very special and marvelous Memorial event as part of the 500 National Remembering Srebrenica UK commemoration events. The main ‘Srebrenica Memorial Day’ took place on 11th…




Interfaith Twinning Event at Withington Girls’ School – Spreading Peace & Hummus

It was a pleasure visiting Withington Girls’ School in Manchester for our season of twinning event. Over 100 Muslim and Jewish girls with their teachers and sixth form prefects attended a session led by myself and Jonny Wineberg. This was one of the five schools who benefited from the celebratory #SpreadHummusNotHate initiative to promote messages of peace,…




Commemorating the Life of an Amazing Woman: Begum Sarfraz Iqbal

On behalf of Malik Muhammad Iqbal Khan Prof. Ghazala Hayat  Prof. Samina Yasmeen  Ambassador Ghalib Iqbal Dr. Nadeem Iqbal  Arranged by Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi  Remembering Begum Sarfraz Iqbal on  26th August 2015 Begum Sarfraz Iqbal Memorial Meeting 12th death anniversary The Begum Sarfraz Iqbal Foundation will hold an event presided by: Lt. Gen. (Ret) Abdul Qadir…




India February 2015

Date City Event Details Saturday 7th  Kolkata Kolkata Book Fair Milan Mela GroundEM Bypass Dhapa Kolkata – 700105 Sunday 8th Kolkata Kolkata Book Fair Panel discussion on ‘Fiction in time of Facebook’ 6pm KLF AuditoriumMilan Mela Ground EM Bypass Dhapa Kolkata – 700105 Monday 9th Kolkata Talk at the University of Jadavpur12pm – 1:30pm  …




Listen to Qaisra’s Interview

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Writing Diaries in Morocco

This evening- thanks to my wonderful hosts I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting two real villages. One ‘Dayt Roumi’ was a rather upmarket one, with a gorgeous lake in the middle, a café, even a hotel and houses of all sorts dotted around it. Another was a traditional village with a real farmhouse…




Writing Diaries 9

Writing Diaries is my current blog where you can follow how I am getting on with writing my latest novel, provisionally named The Henna Painter. I hope to be posting every so often- so you’ll be getting live updates on my progress and perhaps even a sneak peak here or there of the actual manuscript when it’s in a…




Mandalay Day 4

Day of sightseeing.  Golden Monastries, Royal palaces, watch towers and the greatest of all treats on this visit. The Kuthoda ‘Book’ Pagoda. What a place!  With 729 little white temples in acres of land- housing life sizes pages from the Buddhist Holy Book inscripted on tall tablets. Hence the title of ‘Biggest Book in the World’. I…




Irrawaddy Literature Festival

Mandalay 3rd day. Fabulous end to the Irrawady literature festival, with more lively and enjoyable sessions, speeches, gala dinner, interactions, including the appearance of one of the sons of Burmese prince, come to attend a session about his grandfather, the former deposed king of Burma. Dances and puppetry ended it.  The venue of Mandalay Hills Resort Hotel…




Irrawaddy Literature Festival

We thought we’d share some of our images gathered here in Mandalay , Myanmar from Irrawaddy Literature Festival 2014. Comment, review, share and tweet (note: we love tweeting but the world of twitter can be very distracting) with all the usual social media widgets found on various locations of this wonderful webpage. Blog sharing experiences…