Hailing from neighbouring countries – Dr Aziz Pirani in Indore, India, and Dr Safia Pirani in Karachi, Pakistan – the Piranis were destined for careers in medicine.
For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.
A personal story: A day in the life of a pediatrician in Birmingham, Alabama, treating children in the age of the Coronavirus.
Accomplishing Our Dreams: Continuing to promote opportunities for women and reducing gender inequality.
“I believe deeply in the potential of the architectural world to help inspire and enrich a creative dialogue…A dialogue between creative architectural partners, a dialogue between past and future, a dialogue between natural reality and human creativity, and a dialogue among diverse cultures.” Mawlana Hazar Imam at the award ceremony for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, which focused on the theme, Architecture in Dialogue.
Alternative Winter Break (AWB) provided an opportunity for Ismaili college students from around the United States to gather in Atlanta, over a course of three days, during their winter holidays in January 2020.
On a chilly Saturday morning in Atlanta, the Southeast region’s Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) took part in an initiative to help the environment as part of its 100-year celebration. The program was hosted by the Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV), in partnership with Trees Atlanta.
This last article in the International Women’s Day series illustrates how a young girl with a vision and determination can create an organization that serves communities a continent away.
“As a student, when choosing the right school, you have to ask yourself if this institution will prepare me for the future,” advised distinguished scientist, Dr. George P “Bud” Peterson, President Emeritus and Regents Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was addressing middle and high school students in particular, at a program entitled “Ivy League Connect,” organized by the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States to provide the community with information on how to select a quality higher education institution.
Pakistan, with its vast culture and loving citizens, is welcoming and open for tourism. My visit to the various regions of this beautiful country with the experienced and talented cultural dancers of Sanam Studio was in itself a great learning experience and added to my patriotism and love for the country in which I was born.
The melody of a mandolin, accordion, banjo, and violin filled the room, bringing together nearly 200 people from different faiths and cultures on a Sunday afternoon. On October 27, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), and the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States presented in partnership a film screening of “El Gusto,” a musical documentary by filmmaker Safinez Bousbia, who won the Best Director Award at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival in 2011. The film screening was held at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Norcross, Georgia.
At the International Athens Democracy Forum in 2015, Mawlana Hazar Imam stated, "The progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life." He cited four elements that could help advance democracy: an improved constitutional understanding, independent and pluralistic media, the potential of civil society, and a genuine democratic ethic.