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Organisations hire management consultants to aid in solving complex issues linked with marketing, sales, logistics, administration, and more.
Organisations hire management consultants to aid in solving complex issues linked with marketing, sales, logistics, administration, and more.
Solving problems and adding value
Solving problems and adding value
5 April 2021

In order to improve their performance, organisations often hire the services of management consultants. But what exactly is a management consultant, and what do they do?

Hidden within the narrow, bustling streets of Mazgaon, Mumbai, is Hasanabad Mausoleum, the resting place of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah, Aga Khan I.
Hidden within the narrow, bustling streets of Mazgaon, Mumbai, is Hasanabad Mausoleum, the resting place of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah, Aga Khan I.
History speaks: Rediscovering Hasanabad
History speaks: Rediscovering Hasanabad
30 March 2021

Hidden among the bustling streets of South Mumbai and its sprawling skyline lies a haven of solace and peace: Hasanabad. Often described as ‘Mumbai’s Taj Mahal’, the monument is a mausoleum or dargah: the final resting place of Imam Hasan Ali Shah, the 46th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. 

Spearheaded by the Ismaili Council for the Far East, the song Mawla Mera Ishq Tu showcases the collaboration between composer Karim Barolia (right) and 62 global artists commissioned by The Ismaili Sounds.
Spearheaded by the Ismaili Council for the Far East, the song Mawla Mera Ishq Tu showcases the collaboration between composer Karim Barolia (right) and 62 global artists commissioned by The Ismaili Sounds.
Looking back at a labour of love
Looking back at a labour of love
29 March 2021

I am silent in anticipation, as adrenaline rushes through me as a music lover. I delight at the opportunity of listening to original compositions. It is for this reason that when the song Mawla Mera Ishq Tu is shared with me, I eagerly click on the link to experience the musical journey expressed through this beautiful composition.

Students of the Leif Larsen Music Centre in Gilgit Baltistan practice musical instruments.
Students of the Leif Larsen Music Centre in Gilgit Baltistan practice musical instruments.
Harnessing and celebrating cultural heritage
Harnessing and celebrating cultural heritage
27 March 2021

Institutional initiatives in Pakistan are assisting the Jamat and the community to take pride in their shared legacy, while a focus on arts and culture is contributing towards improving quality of life.

Young members of the Jamat are increasingly stepping into the visual, musical, and performing arts.
Young members of the Jamat are increasingly stepping into the visual, musical, and performing arts.
Young Ismailis embrace the arts
Young Ismailis embrace the arts
27 March 2021

In his remarks at the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards in 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam said, “after all, art is a matter of humanity just as much as it is a matter of identity.” Ismaili youth across the globe have been embracing art in this very spirit, to express, appreciate, and propel their emotions, thoughts, and passions in an outstanding way.

Photography: Island Life by Rahim Salim
Photography: Island Life by Rahim Salim
Far East youth reflect on difficult year through art
Far East youth reflect on difficult year through art
26 March 2021

At the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, Prince Amyn emphasized the importance of art in our lives by noting that “art and culture can have a profound impact in healing misunderstanding and in fostering trust even across great divides.” He made this speech in 2014, although the essence of his words remains timeless.

When in-person dance classes and performances came to a standstill, Aziza Jaffer Sharma used technology to channel her creativity. She began posting dance tutorials on her YouTube channel (some of which were also streamed on The Ismaili TV) and conducting virtual dance lessons on Zoom.
When in-person dance classes and performances came to a standstill, Aziza Jaffer Sharma used technology to channel her creativity. She began posting dance tutorials on her YouTube channel (some of which were also streamed on The Ismaili TV) and conducting virtual dance lessons on Zoom.
Channeling creativity during a global pandemic
Channeling creativity during a global pandemic
26 March 2021

Art has often played a powerful role in shaping society’s consciousness, especially in times of crisis. Some of the most touching moments during the early days of the pandemic were people singing or playing music for their neighbours, drawing their communities out on balconies and rooftops to share the moment. Ismaili artists from various countries share their stories of how Covid-19 impacted them and how they adapted to the new normal.

Aga Khan Academy Mombasa graduate Danish and his university roommates co-founded Orai, a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to coach people to practice and enhance their speaking skills.
Aga Khan Academy Mombasa graduate Danish and his university roommates co-founded Orai, a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to coach people to practice and enhance their speaking skills.
Helping others to find their voice
Helping others to find their voice
25 March 2021

This week, on our fifth episode of Trailblazers, we are joined by Danish Dhamani, the co-founder of Orai, and one of 2021’s Forbes 30 under 30.

Nuha, Wassim, and their two children are excited about the various opportunities for growth at the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo.
Nuha, Wassim, and their two children are excited about the various opportunities for growth at the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo.
A home away from home
A home away from home
22 March 2021

After months of excitement, anticipation, and a journey of over 6,000 miles from Salamiyah, Syria, Nuha Alaizouki and Wassim Alhammwy are finally able to call the Aga Khan Academy in Maputo, Mozambique their new home.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 21 March 2021
Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 21 March 2021
21 March 2021

On the occasion of Navroz, Mawlana Hazar Imam has graciously sent a Talika Mubarak to the global Jamat, which is being shared via The Ismaili.

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new perfume

Music video: New Perfume
19 March 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present New Perfume by the Canadian Artist Collective. The lyrics draw on the symbolism of fresh fragrance to invoke feelings of hope, excitement, and renewal as we look ahead to a new year.

sabza

Music video: Sabza Ba Naaz
19 March 2021

Today we feature a rendition of the popular Sabza Ba Naaz by US-based The Sufistics featuring the Noor Band from Tajikistan. The song aspires to leave us with hope that the world will soon be green with abundance again.

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