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A publisher rejected publication of Fr Vales' first book

The fond name Father Vales (1925 -2020), not the distant and formal Carlos G Vales, evokes many human qualities Gujarat has traditionally, at least since Narsinh Mehta‘s time, respected and loved. Judging by his chosen simple life and humble ways, his compassion, his stress on excellence (shreshthata he called it) in everything, his concern and efforts for the formation of character amongst the youth, the disarmingly sweet unaffected Gujarati he spoke, and what not, this Spanish teacher of Mathematics, who made Ahmedabad his home lovingly, could be easily believed to be an inmate of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram. The youths of his time, now parents, remember him with affection. Born in Spain close to a century ago, Father Vales peaked and…

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Paraspar-14Ram-Mori-2.jpg Paraspar #14 Talk with Raam Mori

પરસ્પર # ૧૪ વક્તા :- રામ મોરી (સ્ક્રીન રાઇટર -ટીવી અને ફિલ્મ્સ,ટૂંકી વાર્તાઓ અને નવલકથા, થિયેટર અને કટાર લેખક) એન્કર :- કિશન કલ્યાણી વિષય :- “મારી સર્જનયાત્રા”

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reflective-Reveries-Art-Amidst-the-Chaos.jpg Reflective Reveries – Art Amidst the Chaos

A group show by seventeen young contemporary artists; Abhishek Narayan Verma • Anil Majmudar • Deva Sharma • Dipal Sisodia • Dipen Ujeniya • Dushyant Patel • Ghanshyam Rathod • Manish Chavda • Masoom Khambhayta • Rachana Badrakia • Radhika Kacha • Raju Baraiya • Sagar Joshi • Sarika Mehta • Vipul Prajapati • Vyom…

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Archer Art Gallery
2nd Floor, Phoenix, opposite New Girish Cold Drinks, near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/As-Is-A-Solo-Exhibition-by-Rahul-Inamdar.jpg As Is – A Solo Exhibition by Rahul Inamdar

“Can art be described in words? Definitely not. It is to be experienced AS IS.” We are here with a Solo show “AS IS” by Rahul Inamdar in collaboration with Threshold Art Gallery. This art show will give you a beautiful experience that needs to be felt more than just seen. For him, art is…

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Rajpath Rangoli Rd, Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, PRL Colony, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054

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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/2020/10/6.jpg Finding aesthetics and beauty in times of chaos

Can chaos really be beautiful? That’s the question you start with when you receive the invite for this art exhibition titled The Beautiful Chaos that attempts to bring back some ‘normalcy’ in the midst of the pandemic which refuses to go away. Actually far from it, it is staying with a recurrent force or at…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Cover-1.jpg A new Monthly Magazine is born!

Reader’s Trail is the new monthly that hit the stands and the digital space earlier this month. The first issue of the publication for July 2020 is out with some refreshing content! Published by Leading Trails Pvt Ltd, a publishing house based in Ghaziabad and edited by young and bright writer and Chief Editor Mansi…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Cover.jpg Krishna Returns with Janmashtami!

As you walk into this exhibition on Krishna you recall that in February of this year – the month before in March when most of the world closed down for things public, we had two exhibitions devoted to Krishna almost back to back, or say happening concurrently. The first a solo show at Archer came…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Pictures-for-the-book-review-Cover.jpg Destination Kakori, 9th August 1925 resurrects martyrs

At a time when social media overflows with an instant variety of patriotism that can be worn on the sleeve, an educated busy housewife Smita Dhruv shows what it is with diligent research spanning over seven years, with interruptions because of busy personal schedules, involving long travels, meeting people as also library and archive visits…


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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