Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reply to a Mail from Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama  10:24 PM (13 hours ago)           
to me
Friend -- 

Twenty-six years ago, I fell in love with Barack because of his compassion and his desire to make life better for other people. It's just who he is -- and it's who he tries to be every day as President.

He only has 12 months left as your President, and I know he's anxious to make the most of every opportunity to make change. And trust me, you'd better believe that you being right there alongside him, doing the hard work of organizing, matters to him.
On January 12, Barack will give his last State of the Union address, and OFA is one of the groups making sure people are preparing to watch, and recommitting to the work ahead.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY and best wishes for continued service to your country. I will however repeat, Please take pity on the rest of the World and save disaster to millions of lives by confining to your beautiful country only rather than dictating weaker countries to subjugate their actions to what USA thinks appropriate.

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:59:22 -0400
Subject: Wish him a happy Father's Day

Friend --

Our girls are growing up so fast, and Barack and I couldn't be more proud of them.

Barack has a lot to do with that. No matter what this job throws at him, he always makes time to help with homework, sit down with the family for dinner, and even help coach Sasha's basketball team.

To him, fatherhood is something special -- and there's nothing more important to Barack than being there for Sasha and Malia.

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and it would mean so much to him to hear from supporters.

So I hope you'll take a moment to wish him a happy Father's Day:

To Barack, fatherhood isn't just about putting in the time. It's about setting a good example and a high bar -- and never letting our girls forget how proud he is of them. When he's with them, he's at his happiest.

I am so thankful for Barack, and for our girls.

Thanks for your help, and happy Father's Day.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

World Enough and Time -The Memoirs of Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III

In 1885, the eight-year-old Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan Ill takes on the mantle of Imam of the Ismaili community. Thus begins an extraordinary journey that will see this exceptional man becoming one of the leading players on the world stage during the crucial years of Muslim awakening. 

Originally published in 1954, The Memoirs of Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan Ill are an absolute pleasure to read. They chart the lifetime journey of a man of extraordinary wealth, charm and intellect. 

The extraordinary life of an extraordinary individual in extraordinary times

Vol. I

1. Childhood and Youth
2. My First European Tour
3. Early visits to the Middle East
4. Nine Crowded Years (1900 -1909)
5. London, Dehli and St. Petersburg
6. The first World War
7. Post War Problems in India, Turkey and East Africa

Vol. II

8. The Islamic Concept and my Role as Imam
9. My Career on the Turf
10. Towards Dominion Status
11. My Work for the League of Nations
12. The War Years & the Partition of India
13. Friends: Old and New
14. My Recent Travels
15. Looking Back and Forward

From his early, middle and later years, his fore father and parents, his family, his peers and horses …... 58 rarely seen photographs, including 10 never published of his visit to Karachi in 1930. 

Accompanying this two volume box set - a set of three posters, including two the Aga Khan with members of the community taken in the 1930. 

Published by the Dawn Group of Newspapers in collaboration with the Trustees of the Mohatta Palace Museum. 

Mail to the Dawn office that is closest to the city where you reside.
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 +92 (21) 56&7221 or e-mail us at

 +92 (21) 567-0001 Ext 3361 & 3362. E-mail: circpromo@dawn.oom

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Published by the DAWN Group of Newspapers in collaboration with the Trustees of the Mohatta Palace Museum

Available at Liberty Books and at the Mohatta Palace Museum.

An extract from the Gazette 1898: