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  • Go Green This Raksha Bandhan – Sow Your Rakhi and Grow a Sapling

    The thread of purity binding love, tenderness and promises together among brothers and sisters will preserve not only their relationship but also nature now. The Gram Art Project initiated by the women of Wardha will help to celebrate the ‘bond…

  • Ahmedabad Rains halts life in the Heritage City

    Not even a week away Heritage Festival’s host city, Ahmedabad, has already witnessed more than 123 mm rains during the drowsy hours of 01:00 am to 07:00 am on Thursday. Around four houses, declared dangerous prior by AMC had collapsed…

  • EDI Gandhinagar hosts ‘Boost Your Business’ Program of Facebook

    Image source: static.dnaindia.com To grow the Gujarati businessmen online, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar hosted Facebook’s Boost Your Business Program on July 18, 2017, that currently runs in more than 35 cities in the country, supporting 30,000 small scale…

  • Rise of Ahmedabad as India’s First World Heritage City

    July 8, 2017, Saturday, 09:35 PM, a proud moment for every Indian citizen when UNESCO tweeted “Just Inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Historic City of Ahmedabad.” Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Historic City of Ahmadabad #India https://t.co/ztbb8RIMiZ #41whc pic.twitter.com/iRIMoQfAtK…

  • Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announces a 15 day Heritage Festival in Ahmedabad

    Image source: www.shutterstock.com After Ahmedabad was declared as India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO on Saturday July 8th, Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani called an immediate meeting with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation officials and other city delegates. The conference was concluded…

  • Ahmedabad Twinned with Valladolid in Spain

      The sister city list of Ahmedabad has been studded with one more star. After Ohio, Guangzhou, Port Louis, Astrakhan, Ulsan, and Jersey City, the Heritage Hamlet has tied a golden knot with the city of Valladolid, Spain. The current…

  • That age is just a number, proven yet again

    How a personal fatality, if responded by grit and conviction, can actually change the course of destiny. In Babubhai Sanghvi’s story we discover how conviction for health, has the power to reverse the age-clock of the human body. When the clouds…

  • Ahmedabad Showered With Spiritual Sounds of ‘Bolava Vitthal‘

      L to R : Rahul Deshpande, Sawani Shende, Jayateerth Mevundi On the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, when devotees of Lord Vitthal – an incarnation of Hindu deity Vishnu, celebrated the festival by conducting fasts, processions, and singing devotional…

  • Priya Pariyani’s solo show opens at Amdavad Ni Gufa

    Notable personalities from Gujarat’s art fraternity were present at Amdavad Ni Gufa on Tuesday evening for the inaugural of Priya Pariyani’s Solo Show, her 18th, titled ‘Ehsaas’. The inauguration saw in attendance prominent artists – like CD Mistry, Natu Mistry, Vrindavan Solanki, Natu Parikh and others.…

  • Folk Singer Yogesh Gadhvi bags the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

    Yogesh Gadhvi, the renowned folk artist of Gujarat, who has dedicated all his lifetime in uplifting the Gujarati art culture through reciting verses and enlivened the art of traditional daayro at various national and international platforms has been recently honoured with the Sangeet…

  • B.V. Doshi’s Architectural Art to be exhibited in China

    Image source: Indian express From July 28, 2017, renowned architect BV Doshi’s retrospective exhibition titled ‘Celebrating Habitat: The Real, the Virtual and the Imaginary’ will be displayed at Power Station of Art Museum in Shanghai, China for three months. PadmaShri honoured Balkrishna Doshi, who…

  • Ahmedabad Museums come together on a map

    The evening of International Museum Day saw a significant step forward in the endeavour to connect community with the Museum infrastructure of the city. An initiative by aVni Social Enterprise, the event was hosted by Navajivan Trust. It is through the…

  • Textile Designer Anjali Mangaldas Passes Away at the Age of 81

    Anjali Mangaldas, a doyen of Textile Design left for heavenly abode, on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her Ahmedabad residence. Mangaldas had a keen interest towards Textile Art since a very young age and this led her to study textile art…

  • Friends, who talk together, top together!

      “A man is known by the company he keeps”. This age old dictum was proved right recently when the results of 10th and 12th Board Examinations were declared. The story of three friends Purvil Mehta, Shubh Desai and Devarsh…

  • New York Indian Film Festival showcases Wrong Side Raju and Sameer

    The Indian films have always been appreciated in foreign countries and instances like NYIFF, where they showcase movies of Indian filmmakers gives the NRI audience an opportunity to reconnect with their roots and the international spectators a chance to connect with our…

  • International Day of Yoga 2017 to be celebrated in Ahmedabad

    On June 21 entire globe will be celebrating International Yoga Day‘s 3rd edition, and Ahmedabad has been declared to host the national mega event of Yoga this year. The news flew right from the Prime Minister’s office after they announced…

  • Timelessness on display at The Natu Mistry Show

    Imagine an art with boundless appeal – The Natu Mistry Show at Hutheesing Centre displays over a 100 of such art works. No matter who its audience is, regardless of where it will be portrayed; these artworks will soothe each…

  • Gujarat Gaurav Divas Celebration at Ahmedabad Riverfront

    Ahmedabad is shining with big, small and minute lightings at each corner since a week and that is because it’s Gujarat’s birthday. 1st May 2017 is celebrated every year as the Gujarat Gaurav Divas and today is the 57th Gujarat Gaurav Divas.…

  • Art that expresses experience : CD Mistry’s Solo Show at Gufa

    The Herwitz Art Gallery of Amdavad Ni Gufa was brimming with creativity during the inauguration ceremony of the Speak Sweet Exhibition by artist CD Mistry. The exhibition will be on display until April 30, 2017. Mistry, an octogenarian now, had…

  • Gujarat Gaurav Divas: Reminiscing the Legacy of Gujarat

    As part of the Gujarat Gaurav Divas (May 1st) celebrations and on the occasion of World Heritage Day, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Gujarat Tourism Department organised a grandeur inaugural ceremony, where they launched the Heritage Exhibition, and Art Centre located within…

  • Kadamb’s Vivarta depicts Kathak’s earlier transformation

    Bindadin Maharaj is considered the aadiguru of modern Kathak. Along with his brother Kalkaprasad, he elevated the legacy of Kathak he received from his father to a structured lyrical level.  One of his many compositions, often visualized on stage, is…

  • Art 17 : an all-encompasssing show of aesthetics by Kanoria

    A full course meal for art adorers, with Piraji Sagara’s grand display of paintings and sculptures being the headline show – Art 17 is expected to be an all-encompassing creative festival for Ahmedabad connoisseurs to savour. Distinctly connecting various mediums…

  • Tarak Mehta the creator of Tarak Mehta Na Ulta Chashma passes away.

    Tarak Mehta a renowned author, humorist, columnist, playwright and the creator of the famous series ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chashma’ has left for the heavenly abode on March 1, 2017. The Padma Shri writer was suffering from old-age ailments and wasn’t…

  • Teaser of Gujarati Film ‘Bhanwar’ launched

    At the Teaser launch of new Gujarati Film ‘Bhanwar’ Popular culture mediums, particularly Motion Picture has largely taken over every other form of enrichment, across the globe. Writer-director Aditi Thakor in her upcoming Gujarati film ‘Bhanwar‘ touches upon the art…

  • Mass Communication Students of GU Exhibit Traditional ‘Navras’

    Students from the Mass Media Communication and Journalism (MMCJ) Department of Gujarat University have exhibited their learnings from the recently concluded Workshop on February 15, 2017. The exhibition is an inspiration from the traditional forms of Navras, where they explained the…

  • Architecture of Ahmedabad: Where Inspiration is Born

    Architect Snehal Shah on how the architecture of Ahmedabad has had a deep influence on the country, deeming the city worthy of heritage status. He speaks about how mosques in the city arose from temples, and how architecture is influenced…

  • NID Convocation sings Songs of a Tree

    It is always delightful to visit the verdant, lush green campus of National Institute of Design, Paldi; and January 9, 2017, the excursion was all the more pleasurable as NID was holding its 37th annual convocation aptly titled as ‘Songs…

  • 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

    Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

  • Knowledge School of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad

    Music is a therapy, and a musician is nonetheless a therapist. Humans have been creating great melodies since thousands of years and relishing it through varied art forms, while India is a country where performing arts and music composition have been…

  • Day 4 & 5 at 37th Annual Saptak Music Festival

    On the fifth day of music festival, Ustad Shujaat Khan gave a very enjoyable performance on sitar.  It was an evening for the sitar lovers of the city of Ahmedabad. The Ustad belonging to Itava Gharana began with the raga…

  • Saptak 2017 begins to offer ‘Vaividhya’ to rasika’s

    The Saptak Festival known as the longest music festival in India, this year is dedicated to the memory of Late Sangeet Markand Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. Saptak music festival 2017 has catapulted Ahmedabad into national league of classical music. The first…

  • The Art of Vrindavan Solanki Comes to Ahmedabad Again

    Vrindavan Solanki Vrindavan Solanki the art veteran who has been featured in numerous group and solo art exhibition across the globe is back in the city of Ahmedabad, with his latest solo show, Captivating Contours. The exhibition is open to all art…

  • Gujarat Literature Festival 2016 : Commences at Sabarmati Ashram

    Vidya Rao at Sabarmati Ashram The commencement event of Gujarat Literature Festival held at the tranquil destination of Sabarmati Ashram was something that ‘aapna amdavadis’ wouldn’t have experienced before. Serene Ashram environ, rising moon and a heartfelt sound of classical vocals, surely…

  • What to Look For at This Year’s Gujarat Literature Festival

    Controversial debates around Gandhi’s morality, a dekko into what it means to write for films, untold stories and humour – these are some of the many themes being covered in the 4th edition of GLF 2016. CY outlines 8 broad…

  • Saptak 2017 is coming up with ‘Vaividhya’

    From January 1, 2017, to January 13, 2017, Saptak 2017 the annual classical music festival of India will be celebrating its 37th edition in Ahmedabad with the theme of ‘Vaividhya‘ (diverseness), which basically reflects diversity not only in music, dance,…

  • Ahmedabad International Literature Festival – A Buoyant Start

    In the weekend of 12th and 13th November, Ahmedabad played host to the maiden Ahmedabad International Literature Festival. The LitFest seeks to promote writing & reading, particularly among children & young adults, with a focus on storytelling, poetry, entrepreneurship, and…

  • A Charming Closure to Alpvirama 2016

    Vivacious young faces adding its charm, the conclusion ceremony for Alpvirama 2016 at the Auditorium of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad was more than just heart throbbing. Alpvirama being an international film festival was able to mobilize filmmakers from 9…

  • Long gone, yet Gandhi is all around

      She is a picture of grace and nobility; what she believes in, practices and works towards is selflessness, patience and compassion. “Those are among the key practices of Mahatma Gandhi that I live by and hope to spread. Gandhiji…

  • Sunshine at twilight : On the painting exhibition Jail Uday

      Narendrasinh and Manish Parmar with art trainer Niren Rathod Imagine yourself locked up in a 4×4 cellar with near absence of opportunities to express your inner emotions. A room suffocated by limestone walls with bare minimum facilities, and an…

  • Competition Warms up at Alpvirama 2016

    The Ahmedabad’s most anticipated Short Film Festival is all set to go. The National Institute of Design presents Alpaviram 2016, an Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival which focuses on providing a cross-cultural experience to all participants. The festival is…

  • Pela Adhi Akshar : Teaser and Music Launch

    The grand lounge of Novotel, dazzling with stars and influencers of Ahmedabad, roared with sounds of applause as the teaser of  ‘Pela Adhi Akshar’ was unveiled by director Kunal Shah. Pela Adhi Akshar has been produced by Before Cinema Production house, which is…

  • Boman Talks to mesmerize !

    And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain My friend, I’ll say it clear I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain I’ve lived a life that’s full I traveled each and every highway And…

  • Alpvirama – the film festival is back in town.

    Alpavirama, which means comma in Sanskrit, is Asian Short and Documentary film festival which focuses on providing a cross-cultural experience to all its participants. The festival is taking place since 2011, at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and it has…

  • Boman Irani in town to talk Photography !

    Boman Irani, the name unarguably brings a smile on our faces. His huge repertoire of work in Hindi Film Industry is filled with characters that are etched in the minds of Hindi film fans. We all know this, but there…

  • Bridal Makeup Competition at BPA

    When abilities met the specially-abled aspirants, waves of creation met the shores of innovation. Blind People’s Association(BPA), Ahmedabad organised a ‘Bridal Make Up’ competition on Wednesday, September 7, where 7 visually challenged girls, 7 partially challenged girls, 14 deaf and mute…

  • Ganesha Painting on Khakhra Leaves and Handmade Paper

    Painting on dried khakhra leaves by Nikesh Dabgar. Leaves are weaved with stick and are treated in a specific manner so it can be painted on it, and also to keep the painted work safe for years Nikesh Dabgar and…

  • Anurag Kashyap launches trailer of ‘Wrong Side Raju’

    It will not be an exaggeration to say that Gujarati Cinema has found its own ‘Showman’ in Abhishek Jain, who by happenstance is the student of Hindi Cinema’s original ‘Showman’, Subhash Ghai. And that is just the good part, the…

  • International Poetry Festival in Ahmedabad

    From 29th till 31st July Ahmedabad will be witnessing one of its biggest Poetry Festivals at MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications). The event is being hosted by Delhi Poetry Slam and Ahmedabad Poetry Slam in partnership with Litcomm (A student-run literary committee at…

  • Wardha’s Ashram Visits Sabarmati Ashram

    Recently the Maharashtra’s Wardha Ashram authorities visited the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad. They surveyed the digitized library where totally 800 books out of 55,000 have been digitized. They also discussed the strategies that can be adopted as an input in the Sevagram Ashram…

  • Design Yatra of IIID sows seeds for a well-designed tomorrow!

    The Institute of Indian Interior Designers culminates its Design Yatra on 22nd July with a grandeur finale. The motto of ‘Reaching masses’ in terms of creativity and Design has certainly been achieved. The visit to municipal school with YUVA Unstoppable…

  • Design Yatra stimulates the creative community!

    Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IID) is a platform where space designers, affiliated professions, traders, artists and enthusiasts meet together, interact and help masses and society in terms of good designs. The institute keeps on cumulating socials, sessions and cluster…

  • Official Launch of Museums of Ahmedabad

    MUSEUMS are at the heart of contemporary societies; representatives of history, culture, skill, arts and much more. ‘MUSEUMS of AHMEDABAD’ is an initiative by aVni a social enterprise, started on 18 May 2014 for museums and museum professionals. Same will…

  • Creative Yatra in Spain!

    Creative Yatra has touched 100000 followers on facebook and our team is extremely thankful to all the people, who chose enrichment over entertainment. It has been a rollercoaster ride and we would request all our subscribers to fasten their seatbelts…

  • The Peacock Man of India is no more!

    Mohan Wala Sneh a CN Fine Arts graduate realistic artist who drew, painted and sketched more than 6000 peacocks in his entire career, was fighting with Cancer from past six months. Unfortunately last night he lost his battle with the…

  • Gujarat Gaurav Divas to be a grand celebration at Chhota Udepur

    Gujarat, a multidimensional state that is flourishing since generations in terms of art, culture, sports, civic development, wildlife, agriculture, industry and countless other aspects. Gujarat is not only a region, but has now turned into a state of mind, where…

  • Celebrating the rich Indo-Islamic Art at Sarkhej Roja

    India has a rich and multicultural heritage which goes back many centuries. And Ahmedabad is home to a host of this heritage. To celebrate the World Heritage Day, which was on 18th of April, an exhibition is organised on 20th…

  • AHVL showcases its first batch of ‘culturepreneurs’!

    Ahmedabad Heritage Venture Lab (AHVL) has organised an  exhibition of Ahmedabad based Heritage Ventures, displaying their heritage related products & services in diverse areas: artworks, cultural tourism, film shooting, food & lifestyle, Handicrafts, Heritage Home Stay, Performing arts, Photography, Radio…

  • Last day of unique art show Art4All

    Art4All is a unique painting exhibition, currently on display at Amdavad Ni Gufa. The exhibition opened on 8th of march, and will remain open till 13th march. The exhibition showcases three distinct categories of art works from three independent artists.…

  • Madhukar Kamath announced as President of MICA

    Prof. Nagesh Rao, director of MICA since 4 years and President since 2014, has stepped down from his position. Prof. Rao has put down his papers mentioning his interest to pursue international projects in individual capacity. He will be succeeded…

  • Vipul Prajapati gets the Lalit Kala Akademi award

    Lalit Kala Akademi ( National Academy of Art) – an autonomous organisation of Government Of India, Ministry of Culture has recently announced winning entries from the 57th National Art Exhibit. It is indeed a moment of pride for Ahmedabad, that artist…

  • Ahmedabad Foundation Day celebration!

    Coming 26th and the city will celebrate its 605th Foundation Day. On this day in year 1411CE, the foundation stone of the city was laid under the blessings of Shri Maneknathji. To commemorate this moment a special prayer meet is…

  • Building Entrepreneurship in Culture & Heritage Sectors

    Centre For Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University and Casa Dela India, Valladolid, Spain jointly organised a unique program titled, ‘Business Strategies for Heritage Management’. Experts from US, Spain and India were called in to share inputs with a select lot of…


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It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

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