The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan's passion for parks and gardens

The Road to Toronto (Societal): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan’s passion for parks and gardens

Next month the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park are expected to be officially opened. In anticipation of this landmark event, NanoWisdoms is pleased to present The Road to Toronto series in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s installment is on the…

Aleema Jamal: Leading Change - Laurier Project

Aleema Jamal: Leading Change – Laurier Project

Aleema completed her B.A. in International Relations and M.Sc. in Management Science & Engineering, from Stanford University. In her current role, Aleema is tasked with building the Laurier Project’s strategic direction and capabilities in support of its vision: to develop a project that will have long-term, transformational impact on the nation. The Laurier Project’s board…

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Tasneem Jamal: Uganda's Asian Exiles

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Tasneem Jamal: Uganda’s Asian Exiles

In 1972, Dictator Idi Amin expelled tens of thousands of South Asians from Uganda, many of whom had lived in the country for generations. Author Tasneem Jamal’s family was among those expelled. Her family fled to Canada along with thousands of others, an experience she chronicles in her novel “Where the Air is Sweet.” This…

Rumi Chunara: Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Rumi Chunara: Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Problem: Our systems for detecting outbreaks of disease are unreliable. Typically, word of outbreaks bubbles up as patients see health professionals, who report cases to authorities. Those authorities often can’t piece the reports together in time to prevent significant numbers of other people from getting sick. Solution: Rumi Chunara, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital…

Farrukh Valliani, president Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

Farrukh Valliani, President Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, at Dallas Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue

DALLAS—Recently, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted dozens of Dallas-area high school students for the 8th annual Youth Summit and Diversity Dialogue held at the Southern Methodist University’s Owens Art Center. [...] Farrukh Valliani, president of the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, addressed the students, highlighting that cultural diversity was crucial in today’s…

IIS Timeline: Quranic Commentators Throughout History

IIS Timeline: Quranic Commentators Throughout History

Timeline By The Institute of Ismaili Studies From about the third/ninth century, Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir al-Qur’an) has constituted an important sub-discipline of a larger scholarly discipline known as ‘ulum al-Qur’an (literally, the sciences of the Qur’an). This scholarly discipline has been responsible for a literary output that has continued into the modern day. Tafsir works…

Karim Ahmad Photography

Karim Ahmad Photography

Karim Ahmad Khan is an Ismaili Muslim Photographer from Gojal Hunza, Pakistan. Karim Ahmad completed his secondary education from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit. He is now a student of Fine Arts in National College of Arts, Lahore. Karim Ahmad has been a volunteer throughout his life, being a Boy Scout, Shaheen Scout, and…

CBC Exclusive - Inside the Aga Khan Museum

CBC Exclusive Video: Inside the Aga Khan Museum

An inside peek of the new Aga Khan Museum Click the image to view the video Earlier and Everything related to the Aga Khan Museum on Ismailimail Accelerate your Awareness – Explore, Discover and Learn more on the Toronto Trio: Ismaili Centres Series (Perspectives on matters of Soul and Spirit): Constellations | Ismaili Centres: Architecture, Design and a Video Montage…

Aga Khan Foundation India extends humanitarian support to Afghanistan

Aga Khan Foundation India extends humanitarian support to Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network (AGDN) have been working in Afghanistan for nearly two decades now. Talking exclusively to ANI, Dr. Matt Reed, CEO, Agha Khan Foundation, India said, “India’s contribution to Afghanistan’s development through the AGDN have been substantial. We have a substantial number of…

Preserving history of Lahore, Pakistan: Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration project

Preserving history of Lahore, Pakistan: Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s restoration project

Preserving history: Aga Khan Trust helping restore Royal Bath – The Express Tribune Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Director General Kamran Lashari said on Wednesday that conservation work at the shahi hamam was being carried out with the objective of integrating the hamam in its urban surroundings. He said the hamam’s original baths, structural…