April 30, 2018

Anwar Versi interviews HH The Aga Khan

Our classmate, Anwar Versi finally got a chance to interview HH The Aga Khan recently (April 2018) in Nairobi. Please visit the karibuni page for details and updates as they become available. I have had several email responses to the posting on our website and so thought that it would be a good idea if I create a blog where everybody in our inner circle (all students of AKHS, Mombasa irrespective of which year-class you were in) can post a message for all visitors to the website (specially Anwar...


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al-noor Vellani on June 30, 2020 11:55 AM
Checking in to see what I have missed since the last time (2013). Thank you Amin (and all) for keeping the site fresh.

After so many years of living the question I have (and Nazim has yet to answer): Is life in general probablistic and the living of a specific life (given the constraints and, perhaps, the epoch in history one finds one-self in) upto us? Even the dying? Or is it "written" and deterministic?

al-noor Vellani

Any body out there to take this up?
Amin Mawji on June 30, 2020 1:38 PM

Good to hear from you - the last time we met was a couple of years ago when Fatima and I were driving to western Ontario and stopped for a couple of hours in Hamilton for Razia's bhajias!

To me, the answer to your question is clear - life if probabilistic. We go through life making choices using incomplete information and many a time, uncompleted journeys but always electing to choose the option with a higher probability of positive outcome. Example of choices one makes - career, life partner, place/country to live and bring up your kids ...

Of course, there is a lot of randomness in life that may give the feeling that it is pre-determined with several aspects simply beyond our control e.g. one comes and leaves this world on choices not of one's making. Throw in luck and fate to extend this randomness.

However, for the part that one can influence/decide life is probabilistic.


Amin Mawji on April 30, 2018 9:02 AM
Congratulations Anwar - a terrific achievement. I knew you as 17 year old classmate who specifically excelled in language and literature.

Life takes us in unpredictable directions and your calling took you to a publication house in London, England. However, at heart you have remained an African - how else can one explain that you had to choose to work for the NEW AFRICAN Magazine!

Life is an allocation game - hope you allocate time to come to the next reunion (2020 maybe..)

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December 21, 2013



I was certainly hoping that a lot more of our classmates would have registered by now (six weeks). Obviously, this calls for more motivation. I have called several folks who have promised to "show up" on the site but nada so far. I NEED YOUR HELP, TAFADALI.

The site has been updated - I hope you find something of interest for you and yes, am always open to suggestions. THIS IS OUR SITE

Please register as soon as you can - this will permit a meaningful stab at organizing a reunion in 200...


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December 6, 2008

Tafadali Tu Saidia

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Our first step is to get everybody registered on the Class of 1965 page with their photos. This allows individual contact very easily by clicking the blue email tab under the record of the classmate you wish to contact.

It also allows me to broadcast emails - a big administrative help.

To date, we have only 11 registered classmates - out of approximately 130 (8.5%) Also, some of the registered classmates need to upload their photos.

Please do your part and REGISTER. Also, ENCOURAGE at least...


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November 11, 2008

Class of 1965

Around the end of Nov 2008, it will be 43 years since we parted company as Form IV students at AKHS, Mombasa. Life has taken us on different journeys - most of us now live away from Kenya.

However, it is our shared past that has kept the bond intact. Over the years, I personally have met many of our class-year mates in different countries and yet there are some whom I have never met, despite some effort in that direction. It would be an absolute thrill if all of us make it a point to attend the...


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