His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to visit Chitral

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Source: Chitral Today – Translated via Google – September 15, 2017 The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan will visit Chitral. According to the sources, the arrival of His Highness is expected to be in the middle of the next month, and the arrangement…

The real Kashmir — Photo Essay on Qantara de by Onkar Singh Janoti

Poets call it one of the most beautiful places on earth. Analysts consider it to be one of the most dangerous areas in the world. But what is Kashmir in reality? By Onkar Singh Janoti ‘Switzerland of the East’: Kashmir boasts some of the world’s most beautiful flowering meadows and snow-capped peaks. Many people call…

India/Pakistan: Thought leaders try to build a bridge to peace

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
Just a few of the hundreds putting their weight behind the resolution. Collage by Farhan Ahmed Without expecting overnight transformation, over 500 eminent signatories from both countries are hoping to create a ripple effect that changes how citizens and governments view each other. My piece in The Wire about the recent citizens’…

Lifting the veil: Queer life undercover in South Asia

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
“Secret” – fine art photo by Ali Mehdi Zaidi The struggle of Muslim homosexuals in Pakistan, South Asia, or as expatriates is not just about LGBTQ rights but part of the larger fight for inclusion and pluralism within Islam. My essay published in The Boston Globe Ideas section (July 31, 2016)  on…

The Aga Khan Development Network Statement at the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan

Since its restoration by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Bagh-e-Babur has attracted over 400,000 visitors annually. AKDN has mobilised over US$ 1 billion for economic, social and cultural development in Afghanistan. Photo: AKTC Statement delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On behalf of the Aga…

New Book on Heritage of the Mughal World: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme by Philip Jodidio (Editor)

some images inside this book This beautifully illustrated book explores the historic cities, buildings, and gardens that flourished during the Mughals’ three-century rule, highlighting valuable conservation and restoration projects in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. From 1526-1857, the Mughal Empire presided over an extended period of peace, prosperity, and unprecedented artistic achievement in the Indian subcontinent….

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia — Global Voices online org

In 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began photographing strangers on the streets of New York, asking them a few questions, and sharing their story online. After three years, he put together the Humans of New York (HONY) Facebook page, and as the project grew in popularity, professional and amateur photographers across the world began to replicate…

Video: Afghanistan VS Pakistan Friendship Football Match / مسابقه دوستانه فوتبال میان افغانستان و پاکستان

Afghanistan VS Pakistan Friendship Football Match on 20th August 2013 at AFF Stadium, Kabul, Afghanistan. مسابقه دوستانه فوتبال میان افغانستان و پاکستان به تاریخ ۲۹ اسد ۱۳۹۲ در استدیوم فدراسیون فوتبال افغانستان – کابل Source: afghanpremierleague· ->>>>><<<<<-