Culture

  • How Yoga Became Popular: Know the Masters of Yoga from Modern Era

    With the third International Yoga Day – on June 21st– being round the corner, Creative Yatra discusses how modern day Yogis have popularised Yoga over the years. Know how the science came into existence and how different Yogis preached their unique…

  • 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 –…

  • Her Craft in Art : a heart to heart talk with Birwa Qureshi

    Her Crraft of Art initiatives have been responsible in creating memories that are not only exclusive but also off the beaten track. The Sufi Festival at Sarkhej Roza, Water Festival at Patan Rani ki vav, Bhadra Festival at Teen Darwaza,…

  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum in Delhi is now open !

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum is now Open to Visitors and we can’t wait to walk in. Stroll down the Majestic Raisina Hill Residence of India’s First Citizen in probably the most entertaining lessons on History. Finally, the second phase at…

  • Out of the Box: CY picks India’s most unusual museums

    Shankar’s International Dolls Museum Showing the biggest accumulation of dolls from all through the world, the Shankar’s International Dolls Museum has two segments displaying more than 160 glass cases from New Zealand, India, Africa and Australia. The International Museum was…

  • The Magestic Land of Kachchh

    The word Kachchh evokes an image of vast spaces, salty marshes the sea, of hills and grasslands, of ever smiling people wearing beautiful clothes, crafts, and jewellery. The word itself hails from the name of the turtle –‘kachchua’, because when…

  • INDIA’S VERY BEST : CY LISTS MUST VISIT MUSEUMS AROUND INDIA

    Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) The oldest museum in Mumbai, established under British colonial rule in 1855, the museum was renamed the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in 1975 after the Indian…

  • Fernandes Bridge : a unique book market of Ahmedabad !

    Fernandes Bridge, the street is connecting readers with writers, students with publishers and curios beings with answers since decades. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Market in Ahmedabad Gujarat that serves thousands of people flocking…

  • 159 year old library in Ahmedabad

    Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold free of cost. It can also be named as the commercial capital of Ahmedabad because it was historically one of the first…

  • International Museum Day Guide for Ahmedabad

    Summer vacations are on, and you want a dose of enrichment for your children and for yourself. This International Museum Day i.e. May 18, Team Creative Yatra suggests treating yourself with a visit to the 10 most interesting museums in…

  • Ahmedabad Heritage Entrepreneurs #2

    In continuation from Ahmedabad Heritage Entrepreneurs #1  Sarkhej Roza Women’s Collective The collective was formed in December 2013 and is the brainchild of Bhavna Ramrakhinai. The monument of Sarkhej Roza and the people around it were the inspiration for starting…

  • Ahmedabad’s Heritage Entrepreneurs #1

    Ahmedabad the city is known for its entrepreneurial spirit. It is a land of business and innovation. In such a space where entrepreneurial spirit thrives, why would heritage entrepreneurs be far behind? In the recently held exhibition of the Ahmedabad…

  • History’s Forgotten – Women, Water and the Wells of Gujarat

    Few people realize that there is a strong connection between water and women, as they descend into the subterranean Adalaj or Bai Harir stepwell and feel the changing dampness and temperature. Queens, mothers, daughters, mistresses and goddesses – various women…

  • Keeping the Mahajan Tradition alive – Introducing Mithun Shah

    Close to two decades, and this young entrepreneur from Ahmedabad, gets up every morning, with the solitary objective of creating value for the society. “No doubt, capital is lifeless, but not the capitalists who are amenable to conversion.” – MK Gandhi…

  • One of the oldest library of Ahmedabad – A discovery

    The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined…

  • Ahmedabad Old city living: Layers within Layers.

    The living of old city in Ahmedabad can be perceived as a layered dense cluster within a cluster enchanted by communal engagement. Several layers of spaces richly facilitated by engagement and character when laid together shapes up a pol, a…

  • A 700 year old story

    Like crafts worldwide, the traditional textile industry has lost relevance due to globalization. Handmade textiles are quickly becoming a dying art. Scarcity of workers, lack of buyers and cost related to the manufacturing have made things worst. Gujarat is now…

  • Gandhi’s first Ashram in Ahmedabad

    There’s an interesting story behind Ashram Road of Ahmedabad getting its name. It is said that Ashram road is the road that connects the two ashrams of Mahatma Gandhi, Kochrab Ashram and Sabarmati Ashram. While Sabarmati Ashram is more popular nowadays,…