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Sabreena Merchant interviewing Sparks head coach and five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Derek Fisher

Two young Ismailis, Shams Charania and Sabreena Merchant, are now in the forefront of reporting for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

There are twenty seconds left and you are at the edge of your seat. It could be anyone's match and suddenly there is a power outage. You suddenly remember that you follow Shams Charania and Sabreena Merchant on Twitter, among the most-followed and high-profiled NBA-reporters in the business. And as you realize that your team has won, you get the satisfaction of being the first to message your friends as you heard it directly from the best in the industry.

The VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation recognised the Ismaili community of British Columbia for its support of mental health initiatives and its contribution to the broader provincial community with the 2019 Leadership Award at the Telus Night of a Thousand Stars Gala in Vancouver on 26 October.

Shaheen Ishani, Head of Learning Support, Southbank International School, Hampstead and Shelina Ladha, Educational Psychologist and CYP-IAPT Accredited Therapist, Enfield Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS discuss special educational needs, mental health, and wellbeing

"...there is no greater form of preparation for change than education." Mawlana Hazar Imam, Kyrgyzstan, October 2002

Golden, British Columbia Canada/Nabila Walji

Our natural environment constantly changes, due to natural phenomena that have been happening over millions of years. Human activities, however, are causing unfavourable changes within the environment.

Dr Amina Jindani receives an award in 2018 from Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive, National Zakat Foundation.

On 16 October, Dr Amina Jindani was bestowed with a Professorship by St. George’s, University of London, in honour of her years of service and momentous contribution to the field of medicine. We sat down with Dr Jindani to discuss her childhood decision to become a doctor, her work which has spanned over 40 years in the field of medicine, and her recent award of Professorship.

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