Coming Soon … 3 Unique Interviews: Salim-Sulaiman speak with an aspiring Astronaut, Ismailimail & PBS

Coming Soon ... 3 Unique Interviews: Salim-Sulaiman speak with an aspiring Astronaut, Ismailimail & PBS

Ismailimail is pleased to share upcoming interviews that we will share with our readers.

Salim-Sulaiman’s North American Tour has been of a success of epic proportions in terms of the impact it has had in inspiring different interest groups.

– An inspired Fan

SS-Aspring Astronaut -Qayl interviewing
Qayl Maherali, an eleven year old, 5th grader and an aspiring Astronautinterviewing Salim.
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PBS: “Salim and Sulaiman were delightful and they gave us an interesting and thoughtful interview.”

About Qayl Maherali

Qayl Maherali, Canadian born and American resident, is a spirited 11 year old 5th grade student. He loves math and science, reading, listening to music, watching movies, sports and playing computer games.

An avid soccer player, he also enjoys swimming, basketball, American football, tennis, badminton and playing other sports. He also like to “keep his brain busy” by engaging in “brain games” such as chess, sudoku and solving puzzles.

His love for travel has also led him to have a substantial collection of world monuments ranging from the Mughal Taj Mahal, Egyptian Pyramids, Roman Coliseum, Greek Parthenon, Ottoman Hagia Sofia and Mayan Chichen Itza, to Canadian Parliament Buildings, Buckingham Palace, London’s Big Ben, San Fransicso’s Golden Gate Bridge, Washington-Lincoln- Jefferson Monuments, the White House, Lisbon’s Tower of Belem, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and skyscrapers such as the CN tower, Empire State Building, the twin Petronas Towers, Burj Khalifa. His interest in buildings and architecture has led him to also collect and build various buildings from the Lego Architecture series. His collection grows with more travels and gifts from friends who travel to exotic places …

His interest in space has so far taken him to Kennedy Space Center – Florida (3 times), US Space & Rocket Center – Alabama (4 times) and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum – Washington, DC (2 times).

Qayl wants to be an astronaut and an international soccer player when he is all grown up.

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About PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Series

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly is an American weekly television news-magazine program which airs on PBS and delivers one-of-a-kind news coverage from around the nation and the world. The program explores the top moral questions facing the country and profiles notable people and groups in the world of religion and ethics.

PBS-Religion and Ethics logoSince its debut in 1997, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY has set itself apart from the mainstream media by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, the acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role — and the ethical dimensions — behind top news headlines.

Correspondents Saul Gonzalez, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Tim O’Brien, Deborah Potter, Betty Rollin, Lucky Severson, David Tereshchuk, and Judy Valente, along with managing editor Kim Lawton, travel around the nation and the globe to explore how issues of faith, religion and ethics shape both national and international events. Newsmakers, scholars and policy analysts also provide insightful perspectives in roundtable discussions from the show’s studio in Washington, DC – in the same building as Reuters news agency.

Winner of more than 115 industry awards — including the Sigma Delta Chi, the Gracie Allen, the Chicago TV Fest, New York Festival and CINE Golden Eagle — the program has been hailed by the Religion Newswriters’ Association for setting “a national standard for balanced and fair coverage of religious topics.” Phil Mushnick with The New York Post says, “Week after week, R & E similarly delivers, helping restore one’s faith in, of all things, television.” And Charles Honey of The Grand Rapids Press writes, “As far as news stories go, there are none better.”

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY . . . has become a respected voice in the conversation about American religion and culture.”
– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

PBS logoTo complement the program’s weekly broadcast, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY offers a Web site, pbs.org/religion. The Web site features individual show transcripts, streaming video of weekly reports, full transcripts of interviews with notable guests, related articles dealing with significant issues in religion and ethics news, a list of related resources and an online pressroom featuring downloadable versions of the program press kit, as well as detailed summaries of individual stories. Audio and video podcasts of the program are also available.

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American non-profit public broadcast television network with 354 member television stations. Since the mid-2000s, Roper polls commissioned by PBS have consistently placed the service as America’s most-trusted national institution.

Via PBS | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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About Salim-Sulaiman

Their greatest honour has been performing in the presence of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan twice, once in Kenya and more recently in India. They have also had the privilege of performing in the presence of Princess Zahra.

Kenya, 2011 - Mawlana Hazar Imam with music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who performed in his honour at the Kenya Jamati Institutional Dinner (Photo: The Ismaili/Ejaz Karmali)
Mawlana Hazar Imam with music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who performed in his honour at the Kenya Kenya, 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam with music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who performed in his honour at the Kenya Jamati Institutional Dinner (Photo: The Ismaili/Ejaz Karmali)

Salim-Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies including Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, FASHION, Roadside Romeo, Iqbal, Dor, Heroine, Chak De India, and many more.

The versatile duo has scored for a string of Bollywood movies, composed for several Indi-pop sensations including Viva, Asmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai among others, composed and produced hundreds of TV commercials.

Recognized for their talents throughout the industry, Salim-Sulaiman have received numerous awards including the 2004 Screen Award for Best Background Music for Bahoot; the 2005 Screen Weekly Award for Best Background Music for Dhoom; the 2005 Technical Award for Best Background Score for Ab Tak Chhappan; the 2007 Zee Cine Technical Award for Best Background Score for Krrish; and the 2014 Mirchi Music Award for Best Indi-Pop Song of the Year.

Incorporating cinematic, folk, Electronica and Sufi influences to their music, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India’s most respected composers. Recently they composed the musical Merchants of Bollywood, as well as their much awaited Hollywood film Sold which is rapidly gaining attention at numerous film festivals.

They have been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards and collaborated to remix songs with Lady Gaga.

The duo has enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts, particularly during their performance at the FIFA World Cup 2010 opening ceremony. In addition, Salim-Sulaiman have been part of numerous television shows including their role as celebrity judges on Indian Idol.

Via Pennant Media Group | Iconic Bollywood duo Salim-Sulaiman to take part in first ever North American tour this November 2014

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