Nabila Tejpar, pictured with her Father Aziz, has continued her family's tradition of motor racing.
Nabila Tejpar, pictured with her Father Aziz, has continued her family's tradition of motor racing.
Racing ahead of the game
Racing ahead of the game
28 April 2019

As we sat in a bakery at London’s South Kensington waiting for our tea and cakes, I couldn't help but sense how composed the young woman sitting opposite me was. In Nabila Tejpar’s profession however, I sensed that staying calm under pressure came with the job. It wasn't every day that you met a young Ismaili woman who was taking the UK rally driving scene by storm. 

Video: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019
25 April 2019

In January 2019, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. A rigorous process in which a team of experts investigate each of the 20 shortlisted projects is now underway.

Details of the pillars, made out of upcycled gas pipes, at the Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The project has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle.
Details of the pillars, made out of upcycled gas pipes, at the Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The project has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist announced
Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist announced
25 April 2019

The shortlist of projects in the running for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) was announced at an AKAA exhibition hosted in Kazan in the Russian Federation. The 20 shortlisted projects, which include residential, cultural, educational and industrial buildings, as well as public spaces, are located in 16 countries.

It takes a village: Volunteers from around the world contribute to the transformation of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam
It takes a village: Volunteers from around the world contribute to the transformation of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam
24 April 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attended an event to celebrate the Aga Khan University's partnerships in Portugal, at which Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (left), delivered the keynote address.
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
16 April 2019

At a special dinner hosted in Lisbon on 13 April 2019, the Aga Khan University (AKU) celebrated its partnership with Portuguese universities on research and development initiatives. The event was attended by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra.

Princess Zahra attended a special event to celebrate partnerships between the Aga Khan University and Portuguese institutions of Higher Education.
Princess Zahra attended a special event to celebrate partnerships between the Aga Khan University and Portuguese institutions of Higher Education.
Video: Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon
15 April 2019

The Aga Khan University's Board of Trustees welcomed representatives from Portugal’s government, Higher Education institutions, and leaders of the Jamat and Aga Khan Development Network to a special event in Lisbon on 13 April 2019.

Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.
Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.
Celebrating India’s oldest Jamatkhanas
Celebrating India’s oldest Jamatkhanas
12 April 2019

There are many Jamatkhanas in India, a handful of which have celebrated over a century of existence. In this article we will explore three of India’s oldest Jamatkhanas, including their histories, architecture, and the role they play in the community today.

Tamarind dhow, by Rashida Alibhai
Tamarind dhow, by Rashida Alibhai
US seniors display creative talents through the arts
US seniors display creative talents through the arts
11 April 2019

Art has been shown to be of therapeutic value, creating a sense of calm, engaging creative areas of the brain and offsetting depression, especially in older adults, offering a valuable pastime for everyone to consider. Here, we feature the works of four artists, all senior members of the Jamat, who arrived in the US from different countries, and who display their cultural sensibilities in their colorful creations. 

An illustration of a polo game from a manuscript of the poem Guy u Chawgan (the Ball and the Polo-mallet) dating from 1546, during the Safavid dynasty in Persia.
An illustration of a polo game from a manuscript of the poem Guy u Chawgan (the Ball and the Polo-mallet) dating from 1546, during the Safavid dynasty in Persia.
Sports as recreation: more than just exercise
Sports as recreation: more than just exercise
9 April 2019

Sports have been part of the human experience throughout history, as far back as Sumerian times (4000 BCE), and ancient Egypt. They were often associated with religion, making sports a sacred activity. In those times, common sports included wrestling, archery, and martial arts, each requiring meditation and intense concentration.

World Health Day: Health for all
World Health Day: Health for all
6 April 2019

World Health Day is commemorated on 7 April all over the world, to raise awareness and draw attention towards the importance of global health. To mark this occasion, The.Ismaili highlights the need to take care of one’s well being in the face of increasing public health concerns.

Ismaili health professionals from the US trained doctors in Khorog on heart disease. Here, a doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.
Ismaili health professionals from the US trained doctors in Khorog on heart disease. Here, a doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.
Improving women's health in Gorno-Badakhshan
Improving women's health in Gorno-Badakhshan
6 April 2019

Nestled at the base of the Pamir mountain range lies Gorno-Badakhshan (GBAO), a place of immense beauty within a harsh and rugged mountainous region — home of Nasir Khusraw. The population in Badakhshan is predominantly Ismaili and live in small villages along the slopes of the Pamirs or near the tributaries of the Pyanj River that divides Tajikistan from Afghanistan.

Blind Cricket and Bowling Tournament for differently-abled individuals
Blind Cricket and Bowling Tournament for differently-abled individuals
5 April 2019

Inclusivity is an imperative ethic for the growth of any community. The only true disability which exists in society is the inability to accept and acknowledge each other’s differences. The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBBC) and the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, arranged a Blind Cricket and Bowling Tournament for differently-abled Jamati members from Gilgit, Hunza, Ishkoman Puniyal, Gupis Yasin, Upper Chitral, and Central Regions. 

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