Elan Magazine


Prisoners of Poverty: Local NGO seeks to release and empower Egypt’s innocent women in white. March 6th, 2014.

Sochi Winter Olympics: 6 unexpected Olympic teams competing from the Middle East and South Asia. February 17th, 2014.

Middle East Royals: 5 Modern-Day Princes Changing the Arab World in Unique ways. February 11th, 2014.

Breaking barriers: Women’s Digital League empowers women in urban, rural Pakistan. January 20th, 2014.

Busanti: Making the daily commute safer and ‘healthier’ for working women in Pakistan. January 15th, 2014.

Striking a balance: Handasiyat empowers female engineers, mothers in the MENA region. January 14th, 2014.

Badaweya Handicraft Initiative: Empowering women and reviving Bedouin traditions. January 7th, 2014.


Global Partnership for Afghanistan: Renewing the former “Orchard of Central Asia,” one farmer at a time. December 20th, 2013.

Nabbesh: Diversifying job opportunities for women in the UAE and beyond. December 17th, 2013.

Youth Leadership Development Foundation: Broadening horizons for ICT graduates and women in Yemen. December 12th, 2013.

Women entrepreneurs seek economic equality in the Middle East and South Asia. December 9th, 2013.

Moving beyond stereotypes: Interfaith organizations continue to fight the good fight. December 4th, 2013.

5 inspiring Middle Eastern Royals making a difference within and beyond the region. November 25th, 2013.

Exclusive interview with Nick Osborne: ‘Remember Me’ producer writes thrilling cross-cultural romance trilogy. November 20th, 2013.

MENA+SocialGood Summit: Innovative technology transforms philanthropy in the Middle East. November 5th, 2013.

2013 F1 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi: How a world-class sporting event became the jewel in Abu Dhabi’s crown. October 31st, 2013.

Saudi Arabia’s Women driving ban: What makes this year’s campaign different from previous protests. October 25th, 2013.

South Asian success stories: 10 people living the dream in the Middle East. October 8th, 2013.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island: The UAE’s hottest new travel destination. September 23rd, 2013.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City: How the UAE’s investment in renewable energy resulted in a city of the future. September 17th, 2013.

Can the Pearl Initiative in cooperation with the UN improve transparency and corporate governance in the Middle East? September 10th, 2013.

Reza Aslan on his new book, religion and the infamous Fox news interview. September 9th, 2013.

Emirati Women Beat the Odds to Become Leaders in the Workforce. August 14th, 2013.

Christopher Schroeder’s new Book Highlights the Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Middle East. August 5th, 2013.

Top Unique Travel Destinations in the East. July 15th, 2013.

The Top 5 Most Innovative South Asian Women. July 4th, 2013.

Recycled Goods from Park Rotana turned into Sculptures. July 1st, 2013.

Bodytree’s Little Yogis in Abu Dhabi. June 28th, 2013.

ANX: A Nasheed Artist with a Twist. June 26th, 2013.

10 Social Entrepreneurs changing the Middle East. June 24th, 2013.

Changing the Face of Special Needs Education in the UAE. June 18th, 2013.

Feeding the children of Mumbai one “dabba” at a time. June 11th, 2013.

An Interview with Trend Spotter, +Aziz who talks about his new Sound Art Project. June 4th, 2013.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld Makes a Splash by Continuing to Promote Green Initiatives. May 28th, 2013.

Abu Dhabi’s Man City Teams up with the New York Yankees to Buy into US Soccer. May 24th, 2013.

Green Abu Dhabi 2013: Local Community Takes Action For Sustainability. April 30th, 2013.

10 Fun Reasons why you should Visit the Middle East. April 22nd, 2013.

Afghanistan 2014: How Afghans are Taking Back Control. April 10th, 2013.

Women empowering women in the Middle East. March 25th, 2013.

Khaleeji women step up to the catwalk. March 13th, 2013.

The booming art scene in the Middle East. February 26th, 2013.

Meet renown thought-leader Haroon Moghul. February 21th, 2013.

Celebrities finding new lucrative markets in the Middle East. February 1st, 2013.

Kalsoom Lakhani’s Invest2Innovate invests in Pakistan’s future. February 1st, 2013.


Dutta brothers create a space for South Asian artists in New York. December 4th, 2012.

The new cultures of globalization. November 14th, 2012.

Middle Eastern youth see business as a solution to unemployment. October 22nd, 2012.

DesE-Harmony: Matrimonial website providing fast results. October 8th, 2012.

Noor Theatre’s inaugural play Food and Fadwa. August 20th, 2012.

ISNA to educate attendees about political process. August 14th, 2012.

Who inspires Usain Bolt?. August 14th, 2012.

Project Interfaith: Sharing stories for mutual respect. August 6th, 2012.

International Ramadan photography competition. July 19th, 2012.

Join Susan Sarandon to explore the depths of Islamic art. July 3rd, 2012.

Storyteller-in-chief: The art of building your brand. June 14th, 2012.

Celebrity worship syndrome: Do you have it?. May 14th, 2012.

Social entrepreneurs: Modern-day heroes. April 26th, 2012.

Assessing Turkey’s potential as a global superpower. March 26th, 2012.

Does modern-day feminism intimidate good old-fashioned romance?. February 14th, 2012.

America’s great brain-drain: Is it time to take action?. January 19th, 2012.


Healthy competition: A look at American and Asian schools. December 4th, 2011.

Congo Square: From funk to hip-hop. September 20th, 2011.

Little Big Kids – Bringing culture to your kids the fun way. July 26th, 2011.

Meet Indie director Iram Parveen Bilal. June 30th, 2011.

Tactful Reem Asaad, a champion of women’s rights, talks strategy in Saudi. June 14th, 2011.

Educational, social and charitable networking: Yallago. June 5th, 2011.

Saudi women in charge. May 24th, 2011.

NaanMap makes search for Halal food mobile. May 23rd, 2011.

Maradona to coach Al Wasl in United Arab Emirates. May 16th, 2011.

The Armani Hotel Dubai: Redefining elegance. May 14th, 2011.

Jeddah’s palace: Qasr Al Sharq. May 14th, 2011.