Editor’s Pick

Gujarati author Kundanika Kapadia passes away

Sahitya Akademi award-winning Gujarati author Kundanika Kapadia, the author of Saat Pagla Aakashma – a seminal work on the theme of feminism in Gujarati died on April 30 at her residence in Nandigram in Gujarat. Here is a tribute to her legacy and influence.   “મારું સઘળું છે – માની જીવનને સ્વીકારીશ : મારું કાંઇ જ નથી – માની મૃત્યુ માટે તૈયાર રહીશ. ” – પરમ સમીપે Gujarat lost one of her literary great Kundanika Kapadia on Thursday, April 30. She died at her residence in Nandigram Ashram in Vankal village, situated in Valsad, Gujarat at the age of 93. Addressing Kapadia’s ill health and the cause of her death, one of the persons associated with the ashram said, “She had received treatment for intestine…

Things to do during #JantaCurfew : Find out in Art weekly #253

Over years Ahmedabad Art Weekly has been with you, giving you a curated list of the best events to visit during the week. Under the current situation, with the threat of COVID-19 increasing every moment, it is advised to stay home and avoid undesired movement and physical contact. We completely support Governments advisory of work-from-home advisory and no-public gathering. However, keeping up with our responsibility of being your guide to the most creative engagements, this week, we give you list of 5 activities that each one of you can engage in while staying home. Either alone or with your families, this activities will keep your spirits high, and your minds positive. We all have pending to-do’s, now is the time to dig into that to-do and make most of the crisis that is on hand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to nation on March 19,2020 has announced a #JantaCurfew on Sunday,  March 22, from 7am to 9pm. All of us at Creative Yatra wholeheartedly support the initiative. We request all you to respond positively to the call of resolve and restraint and do our bits towards this global crisis. Here are the 5 things one can do during…...


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/akrita_post.png CY Lockdown streams with Akrita Shrivastava

Meet the young and the vibrant Akrita Shrivastava on #CYLIVE, a singer-songwriter from #Ahmedabad who shall be performing a medley of various retro Hindi numbers, in her own soothing style.   Here’s to a lovely #Friday afternoon, so grab a cooler of your choice, sit together with family, and start a watch party with online…

2020-04-24 15:30:00 2020-04-24 16:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home


Creativeyatra.com info@creativeyatra.com
https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/निबंध-कोरोना-के-साथ-कोरोना-के-बाद-जीवन-में-बदलाव.jpg निबंध : कोरोना के साथ, कोरोना के बाद – जीवन में बदलाव

Only residents of Ahmedabad District can participate in this event.     Source : Facebook.

2020-05-22 00:00:00 2020-05-28 22:00:00 Asia/Kolkata निबंध : कोरोना के साथ, कोरोना के बाद – जीवन में बदलाव निबंध : कोरोना के साथ, कोरोना के बाद – जीवन में बदलाव

Online Event.

Creativeyatra.com info@creativeyatra.com
https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ahmedabad-Online-Property-Expo.png Ahmedabad Online Property Expo Online Event

India’s prominent online property expo “AHMEDABAD ONLINE PROPERTY EXPO”   Source : Facebook.

2020-05-30 14:00:00 2020-05-31 18:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Ahmedabad Online Property Expo Online Event Ahmedabad Online Property Expo Online Event

Online Event

Creativeyatra.com info@creativeyatra.com

Photo Studio

  • Maghi in Nepal, Shakrain in Bangladesh Poush Sangkranti and Tirmoori in Pakistan

Uttarayan in Ahmedabad Pol


In this Photo Studio, photographer Ashish Mehta of ‘Meet Me at Khadia’, who has been running a time-honoured photo-walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad captures the authentic flavour of Amdavad’s kite festival known as Uttarayan.

Also known as Makar Sankranti in various traditions, Uttarayan festival, is dedicated to the Sun God and marks end of the 6 month period that began with June Solstice. Makar Sankranti, the Indian equivalent of Winter solstice marks the beginning of 6 month long ‘Uttarayan’ period, in which  the northern hemisphere of the planet is tilted towards the Sun. Considered an auspicious time for new beginnings, particularly in agrarian societies, this day is marked with lot of festivity. The festivity is passionately celebrated all across India, but in the city of Ahmedabad, it is specially rejoiced by flying vivid kites using a sharp abrasive string called Manja.

The Heritage city of Ahmedabad is famous for its Uttarayan revelry as people and families gather on the Pol terraces to fly kites with utmost enthusiasm. The festivity is marked with authentic Gujarati dishes including the quintessential dish full of winter vegetables called Undhiyu. This album is a compilation of Mehta’s four years of Uttarayan photography, which was mostly conducted during the evening times of the festival in the Khadia Pol. The senior lensman is using Canon 1100D to capture the saffron hues of the Amdavadi Uttarayan skies.

To be a part of this celebration, you can contact Ashish Mehta as this year he has organised a ‘Uttarayan in Pol‘ event within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since the happening is meant to be a traditional affair, participants will be given colourful kites, environment friendly manja, lip-smacking indigenous delicacies and of course an original Amdavadi Uttarayan experience curated by Mehta himself.

The captions of the photographs are the different names of Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti in various regions of India, Nepal and Pakistan.


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1.jpg Watching Webber's musical opera 'The Phantom of the Opera' is an opportunity.

It’s Andrew Lloyd Webber all the way. His music expresses what love is in his masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera and in the process proves music to be the best carrier of the most delicate and the noblest human feeling one experiences and can never describe in so many words. With a magic touch…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Meera-Desai-Quintet-6-March-2020-NATARANI-1.jpg Meera’s voice carries emotions from within and shared thoughts

Three themes intertwined when Meera Desai sang leading her Quintet at Natarani last Friday as the first of its performances for a three-day Women’s Day Weekend. One is the evolution of a young songwriter and singer, Meera. She chose to sing songs written and composed by her and those by other women across last six…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/In-Between.jpg Ankit Gor’s ‘In Between’ is an entertaining play with a serious undertone

At the 79th and concluding show of performing arts Abhivyakti Edition Three it was felt the City Project had triggered fresh creative ideas in a few cases. At the show on March 1 it was Anti Clock’s an hour-long play In Between in Gujarati both written and directed by the same person Ankit Gor, who…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Indian-Portrait-XI-Cover-2.jpg The Great Saga of Indian Portrait Keeps Going!

Jyoti Bhatt The great visual saga of the Indian Portrait moves on! Written with a huge penchant for its historic significance and a certain episodic regularity by Anil Relia of Archer Arts Gallery, this saga entered its eleventh edition on Tuesday. This one comprises of veteran artist Jyoti Bhatt’s photographs of his contemporaries – all…


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 !

read full version >>

User's Corner

Yatra Archives

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Irrfan-khan.jpg National Award winning actor Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 54

One of India’s most celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan known for his expressive eyes, died after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was 54.  A gaping void has been left in the Indian film industry as one of India’s…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/romeo-juliet.png Of youthful passion and star-crossed lovers on Shakespeare’s birthday

While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Shubigi-Rao-Art.jpg Shubigi Rao selected to curate the fifth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2020

Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dr-Yatin-Desai-Orthopaedic-surgeon.jpg The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…