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Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra talks to CY about civic initiatives Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra talks to CY about civic initiatives

  The AMC-Amdavad Municipal Corporation has been steadily announcing many citizen friendly initiatives across the board. They have also been successful in garnering citizen participation for many of its project, highlight of which is the recently  announced #SwachchSabarmati campaign. We took this opportunity to talk with the man of the moment Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad and asked him about his vision for a healthy, clean, safe and an inclusive city. We also spoke with department heads about the ongoing projects like the Mission Million Trees, Law Garden Food Street development, Mt. Pirana bio-mining as well as the initiatives in developing the heritage and cultural assets of city. To give you a little bit of trivia on the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation – It was established in 1950 for the civic infrastructure and administrative responsibilities of the city. However it all initiated as a committee, which was formed in 1873 to fortify the walls within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since then the AMC has been working to keep the city efficient and it is the AMC which made the World Heritage City tag possible. Vijay Nehra is the 33rd Municipal Co...

Pulitzer Prize winners for 2019 are announced! Pulitzer Prize winners for 2019 are announced!

An author talking about deforestation, journalists questioning the US president’s empire, and a media house challenging the gun laws are some of those who made it to the coveted list of the Pulitzer Prize winners this year. CY delves deep. (Picture Courtesy: Poynter) One of the most reputed awards that recognises excellence in the field of journalism, literature, drama and musical compositions – Pulitzer declared the 2019 winners at the Columbia University in New York on April 20, 2019. The prizes are spread across a total of 21 categories. Lets take a look at the coveted winners. Journalism This year “Public Service Award” was grabbed by the staff of Sun-Sentinel for comprehensively covering the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This resulted in the reshaping of local gun safety policies. While, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was honoured in the “Breaking News Reporting category” for covering the ‘Tree of Life’ synagogue’s mass shooting which left 11 worshippers dead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Picture Courtesy: The New York Times) The Los Angeles Times’ investigative series of articles on the sexual abu...

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Gujarati film Chaal Jeevi Laiye completes 100 days in cinemas

Chaal Jeevi Laiye completes 100 days in cinemas as it passes the goodness forwardGujarati movie ‘Chaal Jeevi Laiye’ that has been making headlines since its release in February this year, achieves yet another milestone: of running successfully in theatres for 100 days. This is no easy feat considering that even mainstream films find it difficult to survive ...

Special performances at Abhivyakti edition 2

The second edition of Abhivyakti City Arts Project started on April 26, 2019 and continues till May 12, 2019. Through multiple acts spread across four faculties of creativity viz. theatre, dance, music and visual arts Abhivyakti is showcasing original creations by young artists from Gujarat. On its second weekend, Abhivyakti has lined up two special performances ...

This Amdavadi architect has been using waste materials in architecture for 34 years
This Amdavadi architect has been using waste materials in architecture for 34 years

A recipient of 30 national and international awards, Amdavadi architect Yatin Pandya uses industrial and municipal waste to make sustainable spaces for marginalised communities.Ahmedabad-based activist, author, academician and architect Yatin Pandya holds a ...

Brave, experimental and delightful – here's the first look at Abhivyakti Edition 2

Known for its refreshingly original content created by young artists of Ahmedabad, ‘Abhivyakti’, is coming out with its second edition on April 26. Here’s a peek into the art and performances that will be showcased at the 17-day-long festival.Many artistic activities in Ahmedabad remain out of reach for the common (wo)man of the city. But in 2018...

Doordarshan rocks the night with their new Rock music program

At a time where music is coming together at the seams, Doordarshan International is jumping on the bandwagon with their new programme, ‘Rock the Night’. This endeavour hopes to bring the independent rock scene to a greater audience while giving bands a platform to engage with audiences.Rock in India Rock has been a huge part of the Indian musical scene for ...


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