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…

Constellations: Aga Khan Museum - Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

Constellations | Aga Khan Museum – Building a Knowledge Epicenter: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the choice of Toronto

[@8:28] I shall finish by saying a few words specifically about our museum in Toronto. As you will have gathered, I am firmly convinced that better knowledge of the Muslim world can overcome distrust and therefore that city has been a strategic choice. While some North American museums have significant collections of Muslim art, there…

Constellations: Aga Khan Museum - Evoking Wisdom: Prince Amyn Aga Khan on Peace

Constellations | Aga Khan Museum – Evoking Wisdom: Prince Amyn Aga Khan on Peace

[@ 1:12] [Now] there is a particularly opportune time to be showing this sort of an exhibition, to be creating this sort of museum. I think a lot of prejudices and misconceptions hopefully will be laid to rest … through mutual understanding, we will achieve mutual respect; and through mutual respect, we will achieve peace. [@ 0:51] And I…

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

The Road to Toronto (Intellectual): The vision and rationale behind the Aga Khan Museum

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 in which, each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this multi-faceted institution. This week’s instalment is on the intellectual…

Microsoft and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) launch YUVA Junction Helpline

Microsoft and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) launch YUVA Junction Helpline

Ahmedabad, 12th August 2014: Microsoft India and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) today announced the launch of the YUVA Junction Helpline in Ahmedabad to offer career guidance to the youth. The Helpline is aimed at empowering the youth, especially from rural areas, with a wealth of information on education and employment-related opportunities. It is…

Harijan village, Iran

Mysticism and the Plurality of Meaning: The Case of the Ismailis of Rural Iran

To what extent does mysticism require a withdrawal from the world? Is there a contradiction between the demands of contemplation and those of an active, responsible life? Is the mystical perspective antagonistic to the intellect? Rafique Keshavjee uses as a case study the Ismailis of rural Iran, whose ideas and actions question the notion that…

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

In The End - Peace, one and all…

In The End – Peace, one and all…

Poem via Abdur Rahman’s Corner Walk gently upon the earth, o my soul, and speak words of beauty and truth, live simply and well. Make no grandiose claims, lest proof is demanded and you are found wanting. Be humane, be human, whilst you still walk upon the earth: in the end, we all bid the…