Cross Cultural Doctoring: Off the Beaten Path at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan

Cross Cultural Doctoring: Off the Beaten Path at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan

By William LeMaire In Cross Cultural Doctoring you will read about my career as a successful obstetrician and gynecologist in academic medicine at a major university. You will read why I decided at age 55 to leave my position, jump into the unknown and get off the beaten path. I will relate how my wife Anne and I accomplished this and how I kept working … Continue reading Cross Cultural Doctoring: Off the Beaten Path at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan

Maria Speck's Book makes it to Washington Post's Highly Recommended Cookbooks List for 2015

Maria Speck’s Book makes it to Washington Post’s Highly Recommended Cookbooks List for 2015

Thrilled beyond words to have made the @WaPoFood cookbooks list for 2015. Such an honor—TY! #simplyancientgrains https://t.co/ngCNF2P4Qa — Maria Speck (@MariaSpeck) December 18, 2015 2015 was a good vintage year for cookbooks. Early on, it seemed as though “paleo” — meats, fish, vegetables, no dairy or grains or beans or processed foods, a la caveman — would club and drag down the category’s sub-genres: paleo pressure … Continue reading Maria Speck’s Book makes it to Washington Post’s Highly Recommended Cookbooks List for 2015

Award-winning cookbook author Maria Speck

Award-winning cookbook author Maria Speck

Maria Speck is an Ismaili food journalist and author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, which won the Julia Child award as well as other accolades in the publishing world (including NY Times and Washington Post top cookbook). She recently published a new cookbook, Simply Ancient Grains. Both the New York Times and the Washington Post named Simply Ancient Grains a top cookbook, and Cooking … Continue reading Award-winning cookbook author Maria Speck

Feisal Nanji launches his new book "Made in Kenya" with humorous vignettes about growing up in Africa

Feisal Nanji launches his new book “Made in Kenya” with humorous vignettes about growing up in Africa

Travel back to the Kenya of the 1960s and 1970s in this enlightening and touching series of vignettes about an Indian boy growing up in Africa. Author Feisal Nanji relives his childhood and teenage years in this humorous account of an awkward, skinny, clumsy boy growing up in a tight-knit Indian community. With stories about lobbying his family for a new pair of soccer boots … Continue reading Feisal Nanji launches his new book “Made in Kenya” with humorous vignettes about growing up in Africa

University of Central Asia Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs

University of Central Asia Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 12 November 2015 – The University of Central Asia (UCA) launched three new books that focus on the history and cultures of the Pamir region of Tajikistan, including an Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs by Mira Bubnova and two volumes in The Musical Arts of the Pamirs series by Nizom Nurdjanov, Fayzulla Karomatov and Bahriniso Kabilova. “This series is widely viewed as … Continue reading University of Central Asia Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs

Yasmin Alibhai Brown launches new book "Refusing the Veil"

Yasmin Alibhai Brown launches new book “Refusing the Veil”

Review – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Refusing the Veil | Patheos Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Refusing the Veil, part of the Provocations series by Biteback publishing, is a very short, refreshingly honest book about why the author thinks Muslim women should give up wearing the veil, in all its various forms, so that they can be liberated women in the 21st century. The book begins with a list of … Continue reading Yasmin Alibhai Brown launches new book “Refusing the Veil”

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Altaf Tyrewala, satirist extraordinaire, launches new book “Engglishhh”

On Mumbai and the decay of India’s literary culture Altaf Tyrewala, stylistic chameleon and satirist extraordinaire, charts the tragedies of unread books and bowdlerised language in his first collection of short fiction, writes Aditya Mani Jha. 6th Sep 2014 – Excerpts: The truth of these lines hits you like a sucker punch, and it is moments like these that make Engglishhh©, Altaf Tyrewala’s latest book, … Continue reading Altaf Tyrewala, satirist extraordinaire, launches new book “Engglishhh”

Lahore, Pakistan: Malik Mirza - Story Book for Children: Cha Cha and the Forest of Wisdom

Islamabad, Pakistan: Malik Mirza – Story Book for Children: Cha Cha and the Forest of Wisdom

You are cordially invited to the launch of the story book for children written by myself and Quin Sq, an accountant from Hong Kong (with loads of passion for social work and drawing) on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Children’s Literature Festival being organized by Oxford University Press at Islamabad Lok Virsa. The festival is for whole day. Story book launch is from 2:30 … Continue reading Islamabad, Pakistan: Malik Mirza – Story Book for Children: Cha Cha and the Forest of Wisdom

Dr Malik Ajani publishes his first book: ‘Citizenship, the Self and the Other’ | Aga Khan University

Dr Malik Ajani publishes his first book: ‘Citizenship, the Self and the Other’ | Aga Khan University

After completing a PhD at Royal Holloway in 2014, ISMC graduate Malik Ajani (Class of 2006) published his first book: “Citizenship, the Self and the Other – Critical Discussions on Citizenship and How to Approach Religious and Cultural Difference”. In his book, Malik uses discussions with citizenship educators in England to share insights regarding the challenges and opportunities of creating a pluralistic society in today’s … Continue reading Dr Malik Ajani publishes his first book: ‘Citizenship, the Self and the Other’ | Aga Khan University

Lee Hilling's book "A Place of Miracles" launched in Kabul | Afghanistan Times

Lee Hilling’s book “A Place of Miracles” launched in Kabul | Afghanistan Times

August 8, 2015: KABUL: Lee Hilling, the author of “A Place of Miracles”, formally launched his book here at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC). According to a press release issued by French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), the launch of the book was attended by Minister of Economy, Abdul Sattar Murad, Afghan and French governments’ officials, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), La Chaine … Continue reading Lee Hilling’s book “A Place of Miracles” launched in Kabul | Afghanistan Times

Daryoush Mohammad Poor's Talk in Turkey: "The Imamate in Contemporary Times: Authority Without Territory?"

Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s Talk in Turkey: “The Imamate in Contemporary Times: Authority Without Territory?”

Dr. Mohammad Poor, the author of Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate (New York: Palgrave Macmillan; September 2014). His work also includes the Green Movement in Iran, and the talk will be followed by an informal session on Iran’s Green Movement and its current whereabouts. Source: The Imamate in Contemporary Times: Authority without Territory? – ide.org.tr/detay.asp?ac=duyuru&id=49 Continue reading Daryoush Mohammad Poor’s Talk in Turkey: “The Imamate in Contemporary Times: Authority Without Territory?”

The Sultan’s Spymaster, Peera Dewjee of Zanzibar By Judy Aldrick

The Sultan’s Spymaster, Peera Dewjee of Zanzibar By Judy Aldrick

Coastweek– Many books have been written about the history of Zanzibar from 1850 to 1900, but these books focus almost entirely on the role of the European powers and their relationship with the Sultans. Left out of these histories is any mention of the important role played by Indian merchants and politicians. This new book attempts to fill in the missing information by looking at … Continue reading The Sultan’s Spymaster, Peera Dewjee of Zanzibar By Judy Aldrick