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  • Surat-based author Bhagwatikumar Sharma is no more

    Author and journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma, who gave us fantastic Gujarati books like Asooryalok and Akathya, passed away in the morning hours of Wednesday, September 5. Author and journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma, who was declared as a Sahityaratna of Gujarati literature last year…

  • Nobel Prize winning author Sir V.S. Naipaul passes away, aged 85

    The world remembers the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul, who passes away at his home in London last Saturday. Sir V S Naipaul (Image source: Facebook page ‘V.S. Naipaul’) British writer and Nobel Prize laureate Sir…

  • Why the Gujarati Language Is About Much More Than Communication

    On why losing your mother tongue is like losing your culture and legacy, according to poet Tushar Shukla and positive journalist Ramesh Tanna. The eminent writers discuss how the language has helped them grow in their life and vocation, at The…

  • Workshop to Promote Narsinh Mehta’s Literary Legacy Through Visual Art

    15th century poet-saint Narsinh Mehta’s works are to get a fresh lease of life, through visual art documenting his life and literature.   Rupayatan, the Bhavnath-based school of Gujarati art and literature in Junagadh district, has entered into a collaboration with Gujarat…

  • A Book that Presents ‘Alternative Futures’ for an Indian Utopia

    Imagining an India that is more just and sustainable, Kothari and Joy’s book ‘Alternative Futures: India Unshackled’ is a collection of visions that defy the bounds of what is real or feasible. Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano had famously said…

  • India’s First Spoken Sanskrit Centre Is Now in Ahmedabad

    Image: indiatoday.com Gujarat University has taken a big step towards conserving vernacular languages by establishing India’s first Centre for Spoken Sanskrit, here in Ahmedabad. The Centre will be inaugurated in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on February 10,…

  • Gujarat’s ‘Professor of Poetry’ Nirajan Bhagat passes away

      Leading voice of the Gandhian poetry society, veteran poet and professor Niranjan Bhagat breathed his last due to brain stroke on the night of February 1, 2018. Born in a Gujarati family, Niranjan Bhagat has deeply influenced Gujarati Literature over…

  • Art at Gujarat Literature Festival 2018

    Gujarat’s most life-sized literary gathering, Gujarat Literature Festival is commencing on January 5, 2018, and this year the venue has been spatially spread in three arenas – Kanoria Centre for Arts, Amdavad Ni Gufa and Gujarat University. The most intriguing…

  • Blue-sky Writer Ruskin Bond Releases his Autobiography

    Image source: www.gyandarbar.com I still can’t overlook how he made me visualise the mystical mountains sheltered under the bluest skies, a blue that I will only be able to imagine through the words of Ruskin Bond. As an author, his…

  • Bahubali at your nearest book store now!

    Bahubali, the new film from Indian Director SS Rajamouli is shattering all existing records and setting a new paradigm of cinematic presentation of Indian-born stories. The Bahubali Universe is established, and the key characters are gradually emerging as icons of modern…

  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) is among the most significant creator to come from India in the late 19th and early 20th century. Credited to have reshaped Bengali literature and Music, he is often referred as…

  • Shortlisted entries for Man Booker Prize 2017

    To recognise the best author of the year, the Man Group sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction with £1000 to the shortlisted six and £50,000 to the winner. The prize is declared to books written in English language and the…

  • Mahabharata Mahakavya: Bringing the Mahabharata to the Masses

    Ahmedabad was fortunate to host a truly gratifying gathering on the 14th of April. Esteemed writer, educator and columnist, Dr Gulvant Shah, who took up the massive task of translating the epic Mahabharata into Hindi, supported by Navjivan Trust and…

  • 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…

  • Exploring the Real Siachen with Harshal Pushkarna

    Harshal Pushkarna ‘Aa Che Siachen’ is a brave and insightful Gujarati coverage of the life of Indian soldiers working in Siachen Glacier. The power of journalism has always shaken the world with its force, but this time a civilian has…

  • 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…

  • Amazing Happenings at Gujarat Literature Festival 2016

    Within just 2 days the 4th season of Gujarat Literature Festival is about to initiate and CreativeYatra is extremely excited to bring to you all the updates from this cerebral event. Who should look forward to this celebration, well probably everyone,…

  • 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…

  • Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Bob Dylan

    In Succession with Blake, Tagore and Yeats, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. Bob, who was considered only as a musician by many,…

  • ‘The Architecture of Hasmukh Patel’ : now in a book form

    One of Ahmedabad’s topnotch Architect, whose contribution in making the city this picturesque has now come up in a book form. The legendary Hasmukh C Patel’s architecture has been carefully and creatively captured by his son, Bimal Patel and Catherine Desai,…

  • Ahmedabad Poetry Festival leaves blissful echoes behind!

    An auditorium prettified with colourful cushions, the Ahmedabad Poetry Festival showcase had bravura literature flowing in the air. The final poems of the participants’ performance reflected the startling learnings from the previous 2 days. Sonnets, poems, and songs filled 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…

  • Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

    image source : internet David, who is lecturer, author and editor of several language and linguistics books, has collaborated with his son Ben, who is an actor, writer and a producer and prepared this illustrated dictionary which gives a perfect…

  • Is reading book on a decline?

    A misconception has clouded our brains that reading book is on a decline in India. Statistics and study reflects that the size of the book market in India is over Rs. 26,000 crore and the book market is double the…

  • The wait is over, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

      The 8th official instalment in the Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be a stage play scheduled on July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England. And the special rehearsal edition…

  • An app for Shakespeare lovers!

      The Tempest is the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone and now the Shakespeare admirers have a gilded opportunity to experience the play on their app. Why read the play when you can experience it. Stage actors from USA…

  • Book that can actually help your child to fall asleep…

    ‘My work has always tried to motivate people for reading, so why not start from the early toddlers’ said Jane Smiley, who is already a well-known novelist of best-sellers like ‘A Thousand Acres’, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and various…


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Amit-ambalal-9.jpg Meet the Ambalals as They Reminisce on Continuity and Change

We rendezvous with one of the foremost creative families in the city to find out what inspires a father and his sons to pursue their distinctive art and design. Mr Amit Ambalal, the patriarch of the renowned Ambalal family, is…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02.jpg Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Mrinal-Pande-1.jpg The Fall of the Newspaper: Mrinal Pande on the Metamorphosis in Media

Veteran press personality Mrinal Pande discusses why newspapers are destined to perish at the hand of ePapers, lending insight into the challenges faced by today’s media. A person of bold beliefs can be instantly recognised by her speech and expressions.…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/National-Institute-of-Design-Come-Sit-1.jpg ‘Come sit’ on these chairs designed by NID students – each is inspired by a state of India

Graduate students of NID, Ahmedabad, have made 14 chairs inspired from India’s states –the boats of Kashmir, the tigers of Kaziranga, the architecture of Rajasthan, and more. ‘Come Sit’ at this exhibition at NID, until July 22. Pravinsinh Solanki with…