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Ushering the Nobles – Nobel Laureates for Literature & Peace 2019 Ushering the Nobles – Nobel Laureates for Literature & Peace 2019

The Nobel Prize committee announced the winners of the peace and literature prize on October 10th and 11th respectively. Here’s a quick look to celebrate their works and look at their accomplishments. Source: nobelprize.org October 7th marked the commencement of Nobel Prize Announcements for the year 2019 where Laureates—ranging from different disciplines of science, literature and peace workers—are revealed by the selection committee. They are chosen keeping in mind the vision of Alfred Nobel, which was to support “those who had conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.” On Thursday, October 10th, the Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien) in Stockholm revealed the names of the Nobel Prize winners for literature for the years 2018 and 2019. Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish author, won the prize for 2018 and Peter Handke, an Austrian author, for 2019. The 8 selected candidates for the prize were scrutinized and evaluated by a committee of 4 Academy members and 5 external experts who came to a decision to select this year’s recipient as well as previous year’s since the award was cancelled in 2018 after the jury was engulfed in a scandal which involved sexual misconduct allegati...

Understanding DEVI: The first painting exhibition by Pradipta Ray Understanding DEVI: The first painting exhibition by Pradipta Ray

Pradipta Ray is a filmmaker, animator, teacher and a transgender activist. Having studied Fine Arts from Government Art College, Kolkata, and Animation from NID, Pradipta has always painted but only for herself and her friends, never for an exhibition even though her friends always insisted on it. But finally, they succeeded, giving us DEVI, a series of 10 paintings, each depicting a goddess as interpreted by her. Pradipta Ray The idea came up two years ago when she offered to paint Saraswati for her friend Aratrik Devvarman, one of the owners of Cafe Tilla, who in-turn planted the idea for this exhibition. That got Pradipta thinking about why she would paint goddesses. This took her back to her childhood in Kolkata and the role goddesses have played in forming her identity as an artist as well as a transgender woman.   “As a child, I used to be fascinated by sculptures of Durga and other goddesses. I would observe the form, the depiction of hands and eyes, the sarees and jewellery they adorned. My drawing started by drawing goddesses. So this seemed apt for my first exhibition because it was how my journey began.” says Pradipta. Pradipta working on one of the paintingsTh...

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CEPT University and Gujral Foundation Collaborate on a Sculpture Park at CEPT

This year onwards, the Gujral Foundation and CEPT University have collaborated for five years to “encourage cutting edge experimental practices” in art and architecture, the programming of which includes three main events led by the Foundation. As part of the programming under this new collaboration, the CEPT campus will now house the works of leading contem...

Save the dates for the 4th Serendipity Arts Festival

Get set for the fourth Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa in December. Check out the dates and details and start planning! A performance at Serendipity Arts Festival, 2016 (Image Courtesy: Livemint) Planned to take place in Goa from December 15 to 22, 2019, the annual Serendipity Arts Festival’s organisers recently released the line up of curators for the fourth ...

Trailer Launch of Hellaro I Interview with makers of National Award winning Gujarati Film
Trailer Launch of Hellaro I Interview with makers of National Award winning Gujarati Film

Hellaro is the first-ever Gujarati film that has received National Award for Best Feature Film. This is a huge recognition for the Gujarati Film Industry. Ever since the National Award announcement, the film has been constantly in news, for its distinct theme....

Understanding Article 19[1]a “Right to freedom of speech and expression” through an exhibition

Dhrupad Mehta in collaboration with Nathi Nonsense and Conflictorium bring us an eye-opening exhibition with the motive of educating Ahmedabad about Article 19[1]a, which refers to the right to freedom of speech and expression. Over the years, this right has been violated in various cases. This exhibition tries to bring these problems into our perspective. sirph...

Navajivan's first NewsLetter edited by Mahatma Gandhi turns 100 today

Today, 7th September 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the weekly newspaper ‘Navajivan’ started by Mahatma Gandhi which was the precursor to the internationally reputed publishing house, Navajivan Trust. On the Sunday of 7th September 1919, first issue of a weekly newspaper was published in Ahmedabad. The masthead proclaimed the name of the newspaper ‘...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Netflix.Com_.jpg Why Netflix clicks with audiences and filmmakers alike

Streaming platforms like Netflix have enabled new cinema to emerge in exciting ways and these often turn out to be great alternatives to mainstream cinema. What makes this phenomenon possible? We explore. I’m 10 minutes into watching Nanette on Netflix…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Heritage-homes-in-Ahmedabad-Host-Airbnb-Guests.jpg Heritage homes in Ahmedabad host Airbnb guests

Check out some highly rated heritage Airbnb properties in Ahmedabad that are more than a century old but don’t cost a fortune!  Enjoy the basic amenities of a hotel while you revel in the local cuisine, colour and hospitality. The…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Shubigi-Rao-Art.jpg Shubigi Rao selected to curate the fifth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2020

Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dr-Yatin-Desai-Orthopaedic-surgeon.jpg The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…