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Rajpipla – A Step Back in Time

From the ‘Taj of Gujarat’ to its palatial seat of royalty, the quaint former kingdom of Rajpipla is dotted with little-known remnants of heritage and old world charm. Rajpipla is a small town in the Narmada district of Gujarat – a charming old place that served as the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Rajpipla. Interestingly, Maharaja Vijaysinhji won the Epsom Derby – one of the world’s most prestigious horse races – back in 1934, becoming the only Indian to have ever won this race! He was part of the Gohil Rajput family, which ruled here from the 14th century till 1948, when the kingdom finally merged into the union of India. A peaceful little place with farms and banana…...

Ahmedabad Art Weekly 102

The 102nd week of Ahmedabad Art Weekly has brought you some happening happenings of Ahmedabad city in a short and crisp way. The list includes few amazing poetry events, music concert, art exhibitions, dramatics and various other creative events. If you are a city dweller, who organises innovative and unique events within the city. Here is an opportunity for you to get noticed. Send us the details of your event via the ‘USERS CORNER’ section, and we will list it on the portal along with a mention on our social channels. And if we are intrigued by your event, we may even cover it in person too. Stay tuned with Creativeyatra.com for more! Month of March, took  away another precious gem (after Tarak Mehta) from the field of Gujarati literature – poet, play wright and novelist Chinu Modi. Creative Yatra pays tribute to this excellent penman through the 102nd edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly. Modi who was an amazing playwright, poet and writer have written few beautiful works including plays like Aurangzeb and Ashwamedh which are still considered as some of the best creations ever made in Gujarati literature. Modi’s poems, Gazals and his initiative of mentoring the young poets through his Hotel Poetry…...


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Charlotte Asian Film Festival 2017 Discovering Asia Through Asian Films… A bold new vision by creativeyatra.com (CY) in association with CAHA (Charlotte Asian Heritage Association) – the group of Asian American community members – to organize the film festival featuring different Asian Films (with English Subtitles) at UNC Charlotte Center City. This extends the mission…

2017-05-26 17:00:00 2017-05-27 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

Main Auditorium at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E, 9th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, NC 28202

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https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/polo-utsav.jpg Polo Utsav 2017, Polo Festival Gujarat

Polo Forest is located in the Sabarkantha District, around 150 km from Gandhinagar towards Himmatnagar & Idar in the northern region of Gujarat, India. [google search keywords Vijayanagar, Gujarat, India]. Watch out for the Tomb Raider style old monuments sans the similar adventurous plots and scheme of events. —————————————————————————————– Polo Utsav, Forest Tour – Tucked…

2017-02-05 08:00:00 2017-03-31 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Polo Utsav 2017, Polo Festival Gujarat Polo Utsav 2017, Polo Festival Gujarat

Polo Campsite, Ahmedabad, India

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Dakshinayan Film Festival Dakshinayan Gujarat, Budhan Theatre and Gujarat Vidyapith have organised a film festival a Film Screening Events in Ahmedabad, focusing on the issues of women across the world. Nine films which have attracted the eyeballs due to the subject, treatment and the issues focusing on the life stories of women. Film festival is…

2017-03-18 18:30:00 2017-04-16 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Dakshinayan Film Festival Dakshinayan Film Festival

Diamond Jubilee Hall, Gujarat Vidyapith, Nr. Income Tax Office, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014

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Photo Studio

  • Following His Father's foot-steps

The Potters of Ahmedabad

Inspired by her husband’s passion for photography, Himadri Patel’s curiosity for holding a camera found its way to reality.  Over time she has developed an eye towards the subjects and started covering people and their life in a fresh perspective. Her love towards street photography grew within two months while studying the aesthetics of photography with Ketan Modi at Navgujarat College. Previously she stole a few shots from her husband’s camera, and courageously one day she bought a Canon 1300d and started experimenting with visuals.

The story covered in ‘The Potter Heads of Ahmedabad’ album narrates us a different facet of Ahmedabad. It shows the milieu of Kumbharvas (Potter’s Colony) located in the heart of the city Makarba. Since pottery has been a traditional art of India, most of the artisans and potters still use the traditional methods and materials to produce earthenware, which gives a picturesque shot from every angle. The photographer here has played with emotions and expressions of people, while they perform their mundane activities. In this time of scorching summer, the earthern vessels that store the water for us, assume greater importance.


Photo Studio Curator : Ketan Modi


https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Atul-kumar-Khwab-Sa-Shakespeare’s-A-Midsummer-Night’s-Dream..jpg Contemporary dance choreography in Khwab-sa

  A variety of interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays are being essayed on stage the world over during the year of celebrations of his dramatic genius unravelling mysteries of human behaviour particularly in relation to others.  ASTHA presented Atul Kumar’s Khwab-Sa, which is his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Pt Dindayal Upadhyay Auditorium last…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Krishna-Shringara-By-Dr.-Harsha-V-Dehejia.jpg Krishna Shringara – A Celebration of Krishna in His Worldly Form

  Dr. Harsha Dehejia, an eminent scholar who wears many hats, was in the city to expound on the ancient text Krishna Shringara – where Shringara is one of the 9 Rasas (essences of Indian art), usually translated as attraction or beauty – and its meaning in the canon of Indian Art. Krishna stealing garments…

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If you’re an art lover living in Ahmedabad, then the Kanoria Centre for Arts isn’t foreign to you. Known to be home to artists from various disciplines, the Centre celebrated 33 years this weekend in true artistic style with no less than 4 art exhibits held all at the same time. A patron of art,…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/muskaan-2-1.jpg Fascinating intermingling strands in Muskaan

Whatever scientists say, the moon will continue to have romantic associations and connotations.  A poet has ‘late night conversations with the moon’.  Another imagines the moon to be a balloon coming out from where ‘it’s always green and everyone’s in love’. Two pretty young women in a  dainty stage production Muskaan think of bringing the…


કૂકડો / Kukdo

અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

સૂરજ આવશે સાત ઘોડલે

અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

નીંદરને પારણીએ ઝુલે, ધરા પડી સૂનકાર !

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Navratri Dance Styles

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2016

Navratri is the longest running dance festival on the planet. With multiple mythological and historical roots, the festivities are a celebration of the feminine, wherein the revelers dance to the tunes of traditional folk music of 'Garba' and 'Raas'.

The Navratri dance has many forms and variations and each form has regional variations. These video aims to showcase different forms/styles of the Garba. Those who know the dance well, would love watching it, and those who know nothing about it, will find this of great help.

So what is 'Do taali', Teen Taali, Dodhiyu, Popatiyu, Raas, Hinch...watch the video and find out the beauty in each of these variation and find your own step to groove this Navratri.

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