Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance”

Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance”

Dr. Farida Virani speaker for workshop on “Accreditation and Quality Assurance” At Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai The pressures for change in higher education are increasing in India. To remain viable, educational institutes / universities are building capacity to respond promptly, positively and wisely to this interlaced combination of ‘change forces’. To meet…

Sultan Khetani – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | India’s Sultan Khetani, member of Harvard Medical School team – 2014 Bright Futures Prize

Ismailimail highlights the fourth and final of 4 posts today, seeking support from our readers to vote for some inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Imagine how “detecting HIV on a piece of paper” using a hand held device for less than $2 in 30 minutes,…

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, at the opening of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Friday, September 12, 2014. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Times of India | Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto

 “I encourage Canadians coast-to-coast as well as international visitors to tour these architectural marvels. I am certain the Centre and Museum will help to promote spirituality and deepen religious and cultural understanding and respect in Canada.” –  Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking about the significance of the two new additions to Canada during the opening ceremony…

Dr. Farida Virani, guest speaker at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology - Mumbai

Dr. Farida Virani, guest speaker at Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology – Mumbai

July 3rd 2014 VESIT, approved by AICTE and affiliated to Mumbai University is recognized as one of the premier Engineering Colleges in Mumbai. As an initiative to enable faculty keep abreast with the latest trends. Continuing with this trend, VESIT organized a 2 week ISTE approved STTP on SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytic, and Cloud). Dr.…

India's National Monuments Authority seeking Aga Khan Trust for Culture's expertise in protecting national heritage

Cultural Diplomacy: India’s National Monuments Authority seeks Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s expertise in protecting national heritage

 “We are in talks with AKTC. They would have the best expertise for monuments in Nizamuddin as they have been working here for years.” – Himanshu Prabha Ray, National Monuments Authority Chairperson NEW DELHI: Twenty-eight centrally-protected monuments in Humayun’s Tomb world heritage site and the crowded Nizamuddin area could serve as case studies for framing heritage bylaws…

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Arif Lalani is an Ismaili artist from India and Uganda. He is a New York Film Academy graduate from California. Very active as film maker with Hindi, Telugu and English feature films, Arif was part of the filming crew when Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Uganda during Golden Jubilee.

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…

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…