Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

An Ismaili civil society collaboration with Prof. Ali Asani brought Salim & Sulaiman to Harvard University to reflect on the brothers life and music careers. Continue reading Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant

Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

I, am afraid of the dark. Lost in the unknown, with the limitless potentials of what could be hiding in the shadows creeping upon my mind. The paranoia causes me to shut down and panic, leaving me helpless to the invisible monsters that hide in the darkness. Click here to read more at the source: Truth in Words Continue reading Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

Hussain Amarshi's incredible cinematic journey

Hussain Amarshi’s incredible cinematic journey

Hussain Amarshi is the President and Founder of Mongrel Media; one of Toronto’s massive success stories in the film world. The independent distributor is responsible for the success of film’s like Deepa Mehta’s Water, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote. Currently, the company is enjoying critical acclaim for the release of Brooklyn, and excited about distributing the upcoming … Continue reading Hussain Amarshi’s incredible cinematic journey

Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Daanish Dhansi is a Canadian Ismaili. Daanish started off as a dancer at a young age performing at community events. He then moved up to managing and booking Bollywood celebrities for shows and promotions. Now, he is working with multiple artists of Bollywood and also gives daily updates on Bollywood for those who do not have access to their favourite movie stars. Follow Daanish on … Continue reading Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Karima Essa is a contestant on Canada’s Bollywood Star Season 2 “THE COMEBACK KID” A Bollywood dance and fitness instructor by trade, Karima is obsessed with Indian culture and cinema, despite being Vancouver born and raised. In Season One, Karima made it to the Top Eight and was eliminated before getting to go to Mumbai. She speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu and is hoping that … Continue reading Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist

Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist

South Asian Alliance (SAA) Ryerson, is a student group at Ryerson university whose aim is to unite students of the South Asian heritage as well as educate those of non-South Asian descent through the biggest university dance competition in North America. The group consists of a dance and an executive team, both coming together to prepare for the competition called the North American Culture Show … Continue reading Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist