Ratish Nanda outside a Lodi-era tomb in Lado Sarai, New Delhi. Photo- Pradeep Gaur:Mint

Aga Khan Trust for Culture Rescuing India’s Monuments: From Delhi’s Humayun Tomb to Hyderabad’s Qutub Shahi Tomb – A conversation with Ratish Nandha

Nanda has become a healer of Delhi’s crumbling monuments. He has been involved in the conservation of more than 100 of them. And last year, the team led by the 41-year-old conservation architect finished restoring the Capital’s Humayun’s Tomb, the first of the great buildings raised by Mughals in the subcontinent. “Since we started preliminary…

Aga Khan Foundation India extends humanitarian support to Afghanistan

Aga Khan Foundation India extends humanitarian support to Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network (AGDN) have been working in Afghanistan for nearly two decades now. Talking exclusively to ANI, Dr. Matt Reed, CEO, Agha Khan Foundation, India said, “India’s contribution to Afghanistan’s development through the AGDN have been substantial. We have a substantial number of…

Microsoft and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) launch YUVA Junction Helpline

Microsoft and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) launch YUVA Junction Helpline

Ahmedabad, 12th August 2014: Microsoft India and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) today announced the launch of the YUVA Junction Helpline in Ahmedabad to offer career guidance to the youth. The Helpline is aimed at empowering the youth, especially from rural areas, with a wealth of information on education and employment-related opportunities. It is…

Rahman Jamal: Saving milk from spoilage in rural India - A thermal-battery powered cooling device could help farmers

Rahman Jamal: Saving milk from spoilage in rural India – A thermal-battery powered cooling device could help farmers

India has the highest number of undernourished people in the world. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that figure currently stands at 217 million and more than 30% of children are born underweight. Against this backdrop, lack of refrigeration in rural India is leading to millions of tonnes of fresh produce…

“Africa – You’re A Star” A creative collaboration of Salim & Sulaiman Merchant, with Alisha Popat, Loyiso Bala & Eric Waynaina to inspire the World in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song is written by Jeanne Merchant, Salim's wife.

Sports Diplomacy:  Reminiscing Alisha and Salim-Sulaiman’s inspiring “Africa – You’re the Star” 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem

Celebrating continental Africa’s first hosting of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Ismaili artists from opposite shores of the Indian Ocean, joined hands with Africa’s talented artists to record this inspiring anthem for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Bollywood music duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant also performed ‘Shukran Allah’ from ‘Kurbaan’ along with songs with other African beats. The…

Promoting Walkable, Bikable Streets in Rajkot, India - Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Promoting Walkable, Bikable Streets in Rajkot, India – Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Final Report 2012 Prepared for: The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Prepared by: Mariko Davidson, MCP, IDG ‘13 Project: Promoting Walkable, Bikable Streets in Rajkot, India: Developing a Local Street Design Handbook NGO: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy Location: Ahmedabad, India Some Background Information about Rajkot Rajkot…

Dr. Farida Virani leads the conference of Association of HR Professionals in India

Dr. Farida Virani leads the conference of Association of HR Professionals in India

NIPM (National Institute of Personnel Management), India’s largest and oldest association of HR professionals in India, organized its Western regional (Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa) HR Conference on 7th and 8th March 2014 in Mumbai. The theme of the conference was ‘Nesting (Employee Engagement) for Business Sustenance’. Dr. Farida Virani, eminent Faculty and HOD (HR &…

Hit by storm, repair on Humayun’s Tomb dome begins

Hit by storm, repair on Humayun’s Tomb dome begins

The restoration work on the century-old wooden dome core of the brass finial of Humayun’s Tomb, which was damaged during the squall that hit the city on Friday evening, has begun.Immediately after the damage was reported by guards and eyewitnesses, officials from Archaeological Survey if India ASI and Agha Khan Trust for Culture AKTC had…