Friday, February 24, 2006

Places in the heart - Lina

This is actress Olla Ghanem ( not as I wrote earlier Olla Ramy - sorry Mo it shows I'm so not up to date on the entertainment industry ;) ) and she plays Lina in this series.

She is a brunette but dyed her hair blond recently.


Mohamed said...

Are you sure that's Ola Ramy? When I was in Egypt, Ola Ramy wasn't even half as pretty, and dying her hair blond or green, she still didn't look even close to that.

Highlander said...

my bad Mohamed , thanks for bringing this up ..too many Olla's as actresses ..I corrected it in the post now by the way. It's Olla Ghanem :)

Roheet Shah said...


My name is Roheet Shah, and I am an intern with the American Islamic Congress, and its project, HAMSA (Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance) based out of Boston. I came across your e-mail address through reading your blog, and I greatly admired what you had to say. I am writing today to ask for help in regards to a project I am working on in Civil Rights in the Middle East.

One of the projects I am working on is the promotion of an essay contest on Civil Rights in the Middle East. The contest has two parts: one for Middle Eastern youth (25 and younger) and one for American youth (25 and younger). To participate, all one has to do is write a brief essay (600-2,000 words) addressing one of the questions below. Winners - selected by a group of celebrity judges, including Gloria Steinem, Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, and Norman Hill - will receive a $2,000 prize, with other prizes for top essays. For more information on the contest, please visit:

Specifically, I would first like to encourage you to enter the contest (if you are eligible), and secondly, I would like to ask for your help in publicizing the essay contest, either by posting about it in your blog, or telling your friends and colleagues about it.

If you would like to post about the contest in your blog, we have pre-made promotional materials available at:

Also, for you convenience, I have included a short announcement about the essay contest below this post.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, and thank you in advance,

--Roheet Shah
Program Intern
American Islamic Congress (


I write to inform you about a new essay contest launched by the American Islamic Congress on civil rights in the Middle East. Anyone under the age of 26 can enter, and finalists can win up to $2,000 in cash prizes.

The "Dream Deferred Essay Contest" (see ) challenges young Americans and young Middle Easterners to express constructive ideas for individual rights in the world's least-free region.

Judges for the essay contest include Gloria Steinem (founder of Ms. Magazine), the Cato Institute's Tom Palmer, Azar Nafisi (author of Reading Lolita in Tehran), as well as noted Middle Eastern bloggers Ammar Abdulhamid of Syria and Mahmoud Al-Yousif from Bahrain.

We are hoping to awaken young Americans to the reform efforts of indigenous Middle Eastern progressives and to engage them in this discussion. Several hundred Americans have already submitted essays, but we would like to reach out to students on campus so you can enter before our deadline, on March 31st, 2006.

We hope you consider submitting an essay, and please feel free contact me at with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

--Roheet Shah

Highlander said...

Roheet thanks for reading my blog I'm going to prepare a post about your topic and put it up here ok ?