India: A Liberation of Horizons — By Saif Lakhani on The Ismaili | 14 students and young professionals from the India Jamat, were selected for Harvard University

In early January, 14 students and young professionals from the India Jamat, were selected among thousands, for Harvard University’s, ‘Harvard U.S. India Initiative’ (HUII). Ten of them were students from AKEB,I’s ‘Reach for the Stars Mentorship Programme’ (RFS). Saif Lakhani, an RFS alumni, reflects on how programmes like RFS, are opening corridors to powerful opportunities…

Celebrating spring blossom in style / Photos — Pamir Times Net

Senior citizens gathered to celebrate the spring festival, an event initiated by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, a local level community institution. Photo: MountainTV.NET   Spring flowers are sprouting in the higher areas of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, from Shigar to Astore, Phandar to Punial and Hoper to Khapulu. The valleys, across the region, are…

As builders of institutions, Ismailis are helping to forge a stronger India —By Zaitoon Esmail Aly Jagmagia on The Ismaili Org

Once seen as a trading community from Gujarat, today Ismaili women and men are helping to shape India’s future. Builders of some of the country’s premier healthcare and financial institutions, they are also strengthening government administration.   The Ismaili community has long been a part of India’s fabric and continues to contribute towards the country’s…

Ismaili athletes in Pakistan share experience and training with the next generation — The Ismaili org

Climbers celebrate at 3,000 feet. Ismaili Council for Pakistan Runners learn the importance of varying their training between speed and interval workouts. Ismaili Council for Pakistan Climbing the white glacier. Ismaili Council for Pakistan Myra Nur Lakdawala, Pakistan’s national record holder in the ladies 3,000-metre long distance run, together with programme participants. Ismaili Council for…