“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…

Khatoon's Kitchen

Khatoon’s Kitchen

Khatoon Gulamani is 81 years old Ismaili lady originally from Dar es salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Born to Indian parents, she has been married and lives with her husband and family in the United States, for the last 15 years. Before moving to the United States, they lived in Toronto, Canada. They have three sons…

Fenulla Jiwani wins film award

Fenulla Jiwani wins film award

Fenulla Jiwani has won the 2014 Cayle Chernin Award for her short film Nobody. The award was presented to Jiwani on Thursday evening during a ceremony at the Carlton Cinemas in Toronto. The annual Cayle Chernin Award acknowledges the work of a woman who is emerging or transitioning to the field of media arts or…

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana is an emerging documentary photographer with a passion to tell unprecedented stories about street children around the world. He is currently doing a multimedia internship at Krokola, a platform for creative projects that promote freedom of self expression. He is being mentored by Avi Hudson, the award-winning Canadian creative producer and working on…

Afzal Huda: How to reinvent yourself as an Artist

Afzal Huda: How to reinvent yourself as an Artist

My name is Avi Hudson. Trust me, I’m lying. I’m not the only one, there are thousands of artists, musicians and celebrities who have reinvented themselves, especially at the critical junctions in their career. Like successful brands, they are good at getting lucky, however, there are thousands of ‘starving artists’ who struggle, despite their extraordinary…

Trailer for Samina Baig's Movie: Beyond the Heights

Trailer for Samina Baig’s Movie: Beyond the Heights

  Learn more: Ismailimail – all expeditions and related The Ismaili feature – Female Ismaili mountaineer conquers Everest as an inspiration to the women of Pakistan Simerg’s Exclusive Interview with Mirza Ali and his Sister Samina Baig Who Became the First Ismaili and Pakistani Woman to Reach the Summit of Mt. Everest 7 Summits in 7 Continents – Adventure…