Author Archives: Nasha Khan

The SoCal Way of Giving

Channeling our inner yogis on the beach then following it up with a hearty lunch at a restaurant overlooking the ocean is a quintessentially GiveLight way of talking shop. There are no boardrooms, no black or white boards, no fancy … Continue reading

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Walking to Give

by Nasha Khan The GiveLight Walkathon 2014 commenced under an overcast sky at the Sunnyale Baylands Park, on October 25th. Much like its inaugural year, this year also saw its share of light rain. The first year forecasted a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Journey of Noordeen

by Nur Al-Haqq I came to Indonesia fresh out of UCLA’s Women’s Studies program. I had seven and a half years of undergraduate study under my belt, and four years of all the vagaries, frustrations, privileges, and discriminations that come … Continue reading

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I Left my Heart in Cambodia

by Nahlah Kolkailah Two weeks shy away from Ramadan. I know deep in my heart it is an immensely blessed time; that it is meant to be in this precise way. I do not even think twice about booking my ticket, … Continue reading

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Giving Back through GiveLight

By Dr. Alya Khan On March 12, 2014, our family was blessed with the latest addition — our daughter Noura. Suited to the meaning of her name, which means “light” in Arabic, Noura has certainly illuminated our lives. She has … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Cause

by Nasha Khan The Global Bistro 2014 kicked off this year with high expectations — and with good reason too. Last year — its pilot year — was a delectable feat, inviting foodies from all through Northern California to participate … Continue reading

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A Flicker of Light

by Nasha Khan It’s a clear day, the sun is out, and I’m with my sister on the familiar, winding road leading straight to the heart of Laguna Beach. We talk of sisterly things, note my quarrel with punctuality, and … Continue reading

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