Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

MET Schools of Management faculty, Dr. Farida Virani has been appointed as Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) – Empretec Programme for India. In partnership with the Office of the National Director of Empretec’s India, she would be contributing towards the installation and development of Empretec’s national building programmes…

Humayun Tomb: Google’s 360° project goes live

Humayun Tomb: Google’s 360° project goes live

NEW DELHI: India’s most famous monuments can now be viewed online. The iconic Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb amongst other popular sites will now be available for online viewing with a 360-degree panoramic view, thanks to an initiative by Google and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ASI and Google on Thursday jointly launched a…

Human Dignity Foundation in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation for a Project in Andhra Pradesh, India

Enabling Secondary Education and Employability for Out-of-School Adolescents in Minority Slums of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Grant amount: $249,883 Time frame: Jan 2014 – June 2016 Location: Andhra Pradesh, India Aga Khan Foundation was established in 1967 to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health in poor and marginalised regions. AKF…

Aga Khan Foundation India: Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement

Aga Khan Foundation India: Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement

The European Union funded SCALE (Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement) project enabled access to safe drinking water throughout the year in Gujarat. This programme, implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, has benefitted more than 125,000 households across 1,250 villages in semi arid regions, and promoted strategies…

Government of India to Improve Facilities at Qutb Shahi Tombs, works with Aga Khan historic Cities Programme

Government of India to Improve Facilities at Qutb Shahi Tombs, works with Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar has emphasised the corporation’s objective of paying attention to heritage precincts within Hyderabad with an intention of enhancing the historical character and improving quality of life for residents. The Commissioner chaired a meeting on ‘Aga Khan historic cities programme’, for integrating the Deccan Park in Qutb Shahi Tomb Complex, in his…

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India looks to Aga Khan Trust for Culture for Red Fort Restoration as it commends renewal work at Humayun’s Tomb

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture wants the Red Fort as well as its surroundings to be developed. They emphasised the need to integrate the Red Fort with Shahjahanabad. It said information and images of the entire Walled City area have been made into a dossier and despatched by the Ministry of Culture…

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity

Briton inspired Dalpatram to write in Gujarati language – New Book by IIS Scholars

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity Excerpt: The book has been edited by Sharmina Mawani and Ankoom Mukadam, both lecturers at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. A chapter talks about the process of transformation which occurred in Gujarat in the first half of the 19th century because of the encounter…

A walk through India’s rich heritage

A walk through India’s rich heritage

MADHUR TANKHA for The Hindu – It was an interesting blend of historical narrative and knowledge on contemporary conservation work for all those who assembled at the Humayun’s Tomb, a world heritage site, on Saturday morning. A group of people from different walks of life were explained the rationale behind certain architectural design patterns and…

Hushen Savani co-authors a book on Computer Programming Language

Hushen Savani co-authors a book on Computer Programming Language

Hushen Savani is from Morbi city of Gujarat (India). He currently lives in Ahmedabad. By profession, Hushen is a Software Engineer at Elitecore Technologies Ltd., Ahmedabad, India. He has Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) from Department of Computer Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Hushen works on Java Programming Language Platform of Computer Science. He has expertise…

Life around the tombs

Life around the tombs

By Isher Judge Ahluwalia – Excerpt: In the scheme of urban rejuvenation of the basti, initiatives on health and education came first. I visited the MCD school, which was clean and cheerfully decorated with artwork. The 15 municipal teachers are being supported by 25 trained members of the community. Enrolment has increased from 120 to…

Rediscovering Humayun's tomb in Delhi

Rediscovering Humayun’s tomb in Delhi

Humayun\’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, underwent large-scale conservation that began in 2007, and was completed in September 2013. On a recent visit, Dhara Vora discovered many unknown pages of Indian history, including the time when the site served as asylum to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor. [...] The construction of Humayun’s…