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Kapadia is Not Done Yet: His Tryst with Gandhi goes on in Gusto

Profiles of Gandhi was the first major book that your scribe acquired as a young adolescent in 1969. That was the Centenary Year for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and this special hard bound edition of tributes by world leaders with black and white photographs was brought out by the Indian Book Company at a special price of Rs.6/- with registered postage charges of perhaps Rs.1.50. That book has remained a prized possession in this writer’s personal library. From a host of tributes compiled in this book, the singularly most memorable one in the book was perhaps contributed by Albert Einstein who said “it would be difficult for coming generations to believe that such a man in flesh and blood ever walked…...








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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/The-Road-Less-Travelled-a-solo-exhibition-by-Jalpa-Patel.jpg The Road "Less" Travelled a solo exhibition by Jalpa Patel

The Road “Less” Travelled a solo exhibition by Jalpa Patel Inauguraton by Dr. Ratanben Ratdia Pramukh – Amarbharti Sanstha Dr. Rajesh Maniar – Senior Psychiatrist Manhar Kapadia – I/C. Principal Sheth C.N. College of Fine Arts

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Amdavad ni Gufa
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus Opp Gujarat University campus, CEPT campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Exhibition-and-Book-Launch-That-Which-Is-Unseen.jpg Exhibition and Book Launch – That Which Is Unseen

Exhibition and Book Launch THAT WHICH IS UNSEEN by renowned photographer Prashant Panjiar Spanning three decades, this book is a compilation of back stories from Panjiar’s years as a photojournalist, told through his images and his words. About the Artist: Prashant Panjiar is an independent photographer and curator. From 1984 to 2001 he worked as…

2021-09-17 12:00:00 2021-11-13 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Exhibition and Book Launch – That Which Is Unseen Exhibition and Book Launch – That Which Is Unseen

Satya Art Gallery
Navajivan Trust, B/h Gujarat Vidypapith, Off, Ashram Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014

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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.


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1.jpg Kapadia is Not Done Yet: His Tryst with Gandhi goes on in Gusto

Profiles of Gandhi was the first major book that your scribe acquired as a young adolescent in 1969. That was the Centenary Year for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and this special hard bound edition of tributes by world leaders with black and white photographs was brought out by the Indian Book Company at a special price…

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રાત્રિ-વર્ણન અને મધુરાકાશદર્શન / Ratri-Varnan ane Madhurakasadarsan

હીરાની કણિકા સમાન ઝળકે તારા ઝગારે ગ્રહો!
મોતીનાં લૂમખાં બધે લળી રહ્યાં નક્ષત્રમાળા અહો!
ધોળીશી ઊભરા સમી દૂધ તણા આકાશગંગા ખીલે!
વાંકી કોર રૂપેરી ચંદ્રની કળા જો આસમાની ઝૂલે!

શાંતિ, શીતળતા, તથા મધુરતા, સૌંદર્ય, શોભા, પ્રભા!
રાત્રી રાણી સુહવી સાડી શરીરે દીપાવી ઓ જયોત્સ્ના!
હર્ખે નિર્ખિ ઝલે હલેતી રમણી બાળા ચકોરી-કુળ!
ગાયે ગાન મીઠું રૂડા હલકથી આનંદમાં બુલબુલ!

આવે શાંત સમે શિ ખળખળ વહી, ઝર્ણો નદીઓ, લળી –
સંગીતધ્વનિ વિસ્તરે! અનિલની લ્હેરો વિલાસે ઢળી!
તારામંડળ સાથ રસ રચીને બાળા તરંગોજ્જવળા
શી આદર્શ સમે સરોવર-જળે નાચે શશીની કળા!

~ હરિલાલ હ. ધ્રુવ

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