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Adventure Diplomacy: Beyond the Heights – Mirza Ali shares Samina Baig’s triumphs on Everest in an upcoming documentary movie

An extraordinary true story of human will: determination; courage; strength; trust; passion; spirit; and patriotism; against one’s own fears and nature’s forces: snow storms; avalanches; hazardous ice walls; crevice falls; scarcity of oxygen; altitude sickness and extreme cold. An epic tale of the journey to ascend to the top of the world; of hope’s triumph…

AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan Munir Merali addresses the Navroz gathering at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: TheIsmaili.org/ AKDN Tajikistan

Newly appointed AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali presents credentials to Bangladesh Foreign Minister

New AKDN representative presents credentials to FM Diplomatic Correspondent The newly appointed The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the ministry yesterday. Prior to this appointment, Merali served as AKDN resident representative to Tajikistan and as the CEO…

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji Associate Deputy Minister – Tax and Benefits Administration Ministry of Finance [Appointed July 2014] Mahmood Nanji is currently the Associate Deputy Minister, Tax and Benefits Administration in the Ministry of Finance. Prior to re-joining Finance in 2012, Mahmood was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Economic Development Division in the Ministry of Economic…

Aliya Gulamani: My Education Journey

Aliya Gulamani: My Education Journey

There’s several papers sprawled on my desk, which to the outsider may look frantically misplaced but to the trained eye actually have a perfect sense of order. There’s a fresh cup of camomile tea brewing, drinking coffee during the exam period in my first year of University led to terrible jitters and a feeling of…

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Toronto exemplifies multiculturalism, but struggles with inclusion and equality of opportunity. “Having diversity is interesting,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer for the Royal Bank non-commitally. “It’s when you do something with it that it becomes powerful.” She had put her finger on one of the biggest challenges facing this city: moving from diversity…

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

St. Michael’s Inner City Health: Excerpt: Through the launch of a new pilot program starting this July, I’ll be heading out into the community with a team of health care professionals to provide palliative care to patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Our new program, called PEACH Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless,…

Stop relying on experts for innovation - Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

Stop relying on experts for innovation – Harvard Professor Karim Lakhani

This article is by Saj-Nicole Joni, chief executive of Cambridge International Group. The Right Fight, by Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer, is available in book, ebook and audio formats. Karim Lakhani. In the face of looming challenges like deficits, economic stagnation, environmental collapse, and soaring health care costs, most people believe that the world needs…

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Alliance Conference Canada speaks with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC about the Successes of Alliances. by Almeera Jaffer Almunir Remtulla, the founding Chairman of the Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC speaks to Alliance Conference Canada ACC about the success of the alliance and its future endeavors.JHAC is structured as a…

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

“It’s very important because it allows the family to share some of the experiences that we’d been through during the time that we had to leave the country and also the experience of settling into Canada,” said Nizar Fakirani, Hassanali and Sakinabai’s son. “We want to preserve this experience for the future generations. I hope…

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…