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…

World's First Menstrual Hygiene Day

World’s First Menstrual Hygiene Day

On 28 May, Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative organized Menstruation Day Workshop to make menstruation a non issue and remove taboos surrounding it. The project’s health team celebrated this by organising an event for adolescent girls. 80 girls from all over the Basti participated in this event. Workshop photos: via Menstruation Day. The Guardian Report:…

A Surprising Discovery at Qutub Shahi Tombs

A Surprising Discovery at Qutub Shahi Tombs

HYDERABAD: Restoration work at the Qutub Shahi Tombs by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has led to the surprise discovery of the signs of an old gate within the complex from where the burial processions from the Golconda Fort entered the tombs complex for the final ceremony of the departed royal. Initial excavation on…

The Deccan’s largest necropolis: The Qutb Shahi Tombs

‘Seven Tombs’—the name by which this tomb complex in Hyderabad, one of the city’s major heritage attractions, is known—is very deceptive. Firstly, because while the large tombs, those of various rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, do total up to seven, there are dozens of other tombs, of everybody from dancers to physicians to queens.…

Dr. Farida Virani, HR and Behavioral Science at MET, authors a paper titled ‘HR in the Misty Maze of Ethics’

Dr. Farida Virani, HR and Behavioral Science at MET, author of a paper titled ‘HR in the Misty Maze of Ethics’

HRM holds the moral ‘stewardship’ of organizations – standards, values, morals and ethics as it plays an important part in building an ethical and moral climate in organizations. Paradoxically, management of Human Capital (HRM) itself deals with a lot of ethical challenges. This paper discusses various ethical philosophies and investigates the challenges faced while these…