The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum's pre-launch exhibitions

The Road to Toronto (Collaborative): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum’s pre-launch exhibitions

This month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment, and last of…

The Nizari Ismailis of the Alamut period: Engineers

The Nizari Ismailis of the Alamut period: Engineers

The Nizari Ismailis of the Alamut period were highly skilled water engineers. Researched by Nimira Dewji According to modern scholarship, Ismaili castle design in the Alamut period (1090-1256) included water engineering of the highest order. Compared to the designs of the Crusaders, the Ismaili approach to castle architecture was more elaborate: for example, water was…

Q&A with Rahim Hirji, CEO of Maths Doctor | EdTech Times

Q&A with Rahim Hirji, CEO of Maths Doctor | EdTech Times

Mr. Rahim Hirji, CEO of Maths Doctor, graciously sat down with us and shared with us his experience at Maths Doctor, the company’s background, and other edtech things. Maths Doctor is a UK-based company (acquired by Macmillan Digital Education) offering online tutoring to K-12 students. Founder: Simon Walsh – CEO: Rahim Hirji – Founded: 2008 –…

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs "Growing up with Tanzania"

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs “Growing up with Tanzania”

In Growing up with Tanzania. Karim Hirji, a renowned Professor of Medical Statistics and Fellow of the Tanzania Academy of Science, presents a multi-faceted, evocative portrait of his joyous but conflicted passage to adulthood during colonial and early-Uhuru Tanzania. His smooth style engages the reader with absorbing true tales, cultural currents, critical commentary and progressive…

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Enlightened Leadership in Times of Globalization

Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, Karachi: A five-day continuing professional education program facilitated by Dr. Jan-e-Alam Khaki​​, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development | 22 – 26, 2014 Who should attend? Executives or heads of organizations, NGOs, departments, schools and universities; principals, head teachers, coordinators and organizational or community leaders. discuss ideas…

Samina and Mirza Ali Baig at jam packed Aga Khan University Hospital’s gymnasium

Samina and Mirza Ali Baig at jam packed Aga Khan University Hospital’s talk

Of women, mountains, equality and success – By Sumaira Jajja for Dawn.com KARACHI: A woman can do just about anything a man can, all she requires is ‘opportunity’, said 22-year-old Samina Baig, speaking at the jam packed Aga Khan University Hospital’s gymnasium, with her talk aptly titled ‘No Mountain Too High, Nor Too Easy’. Baig…

Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

Esoteric Thought in Physical Form: The Aga Khan Campus in Toronto

“Great architecture, like great art, captures esoteric thought in physical form.” – Imam Shah Karīm al-Husayni Aga Khan IV These architectural masterpieces commissioned by the Ismaili Imamat, such as the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Campus, are actually texts (nass) by which the Ismaili Imam announces his spiritual authority (walayah), instruction…