Roshan Afghan Premier League champions

Sports Diplomacy: Roshan unites Afghanistan through Soccer – “Nazdiq Shodhan”

Through football and sports, Roshan is continuing to bring Afghanistan’s various peoples closer … celebrating Afghanistan’s many talents … uniting the country, one match after another. – Nazdiq Shodhan (Bringing You Closer)   Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, has a reputation for excellence, innovation and service. The recipient of more than two dozen international honors, the company has…

Seated from Top – left to right: Amyn Bhulji Shain Bhulji, Amin Kanji & John Mmbando (the Head of YES Tanzania – NGO – the Lead Co-ordinator) Alnoor (Bunju) Virani, Hannah Jiwani and Lawrance Manyonyi (Moshi Football Assoc.) Isack Gamba and Hamad Haule (the local coaches)

Sports Diplomacy: IYSC builds the next generation of talent everywhere, “Fostering Stars of the Future”

Nurturing the holistic human being has always been a central belief for IYSC founders Amyn Bhulji and Abeed Hirji. Through their love and passion for soccer they have been able to exercise this belief in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and have recently extended the same model across the ocean to East Africa. Last year, Bhulji’s…

TSC President Altaf Hirani with the winning Team Tanzania enjoying the SCWC 2014 trophies.

Sports Diplomacy: Altaf Hirani’s Tanzania based team brings home the Street Child World Cup from Rio!

Altaf Hirani’s efforts yield dividends in Brazil as Tanzania Street Children Sports Academy trained team wins the 2014 Street Child World Cup. Hirani was delighted with the outcome and the progress made since the last Street Child World Cup in South Africa. Held ahead of each FIFA World Cup, the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) and Save the…

Zul Abdul, President - Ismaili Council for Kenya in conversation with Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Sports Diplomacy: Reminiscing the Golden Jubilee Games: Celebration Through Sport – “Goal Saving Ovation”

Flashback: Soccer in the Spotlight The football (soccer) team from the United Arab Emirates received a standing ovation from the crowd as well as its opponent, Team Canada, after two spectacular saves by their goalkeeper. The Canadians scored four times shortly after half-time giving them an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Both teams knew the likely outcome…

NA Ismaili Games Flyer

Sports Diplomacy: North American Ismaili Games 2014: Jamats strengthening bonds of friendship through competition and seva

This Labor Day weekend, Chicago will play host to hundreds of athletes from across Canada and USA, cheered on by their families and friends as they compete in the very first North American Ismaili Games (NAIG). The much-anticipated tournament is a platform to showcase our communities’ talented men and women, competiting in dance and over a dozen sports. The festivities are…

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

I had a the honour of being a part of the launch at Carleton University in Ottawa yesterday of the Uganda Collection – an archive of over 1,000 newspaper clippings, two video recordings, and a personal memoir that documents the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda in 1972. This is a magnificent collection (now digitized…

Co-Author Aashish Morani: The Role of Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants in Cancer Development

Co-Author Aashish Morani: The Role of Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants in Cancer Development

An international team of accomplished researchers has been assembled to define the role that antioxidants and pro-oxidants play in cancer. Increasing scientific evidence points to the importance of antioxidants and pro-oxidants in both the etiology of cancer development and in cancer treatments. This book should prove useful for research scientists wanting a comprehensive review of…