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Go Green This Raksha Bandhan - Sow Your Rakhi and Grow a Sapling 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 of protection’, Raksha Bandhan festivity with a cause. They spin traditional cotton on the Ambar charkhas and sew original seeds in the centre of the rakhi, which can be sown in the soil to take the form of a naturally grown sapling in just a few weeks time. The seeds are selectively pasted and eventually takes the forms of fruits, vegetables, pulses or grain crop. The cotton is domestically grown by the farmers of the AKA-7 and Anand 1 quality and is hand spun on the yarns by around 50 women of Wardha. The initiative is not only giving opportunities to conserve nature but creates an employment possibility for cotton farmers. It connects the consumer intimately with the growers and not just the manufacturers. Thousands of labourers lost their jobs after Mumbai mills were closed down in Mumbai, and The Gram Art Project is one such project to create a sustainable future for them. Currently, most of the Rakhi makers are homemakers of t...

Veteran Artist Atul Dodiya’s Lecture Awes Art Lovers of City Veteran Artist Atul Dodiya’s Lecture Awes Art Lovers of City

While I was still thanking my uber driver for dropping me at the venue on time, I could hear anticipated students chit-chatting about how excited they are to meet an artist who has been honoured with accolades like the Raza Award, Sotheby’s Prize and the Sanskriti Award. Atul Dodiya a Mumbaikar, who completed his formal education in arts from Sir JJ School of Arts and Ecole des Beaux-Arts was invited by Sheth CN College of Fine Arts to share his journey and inspire the novice minds, who are still exploring their niche in the field of aesthetics. Organized at the Sheth CN College of Fine Arts on the morning of August 1, 2018, the yearly art-talk show began with an excellent musical performance and poetry by the students of CN Fine Arts. The event was a delightful opportunity for each student to learn and to get inspired for painting more beautifully. The session was attended by almost all the renowned personalities from the art fraternity including virtuos like Vrindavan Solanki, Sharmila Sagara, CD Mistry, and Dodiya’s friend and host in Ahmedabad, veteran artist Amit Ambalal. The program showcased a 55-minute long documentary produced by DoorDarshan on the life and a...

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Fresh Insights shared at International Heritage Management Conference in Ahmedabad

Starting from July 29, 2017, the city is witnessing the first of its kind International Heritage Management Conference, where delegates from more than eight countries are present to talk about enhancing the cultural literacy and how economy and livelihood can be boosted through tangible and intangible heritage aspects. The inaugural ceremony began with a small i...

Architect Snehal Shah presents Late Scholar MA Dhaky's work on Indian Temple Architecture

On a delightful Sunday evening, while the showering monsoon clouds had stopped flooding the streets, architects, design enthusiasts and academicians of Ahmedabad gathered at the auditorium of LD Institute of Indology to join the launch of late Professor Madhusudhan Dhaky’s authored compilation on the ancient Indian temple architecture called Footprints of...

Things to do in Charlotte NC | Charlotte Art Weekly #9
Things to do in Charlotte NC | Charlotte Art Weekly #9

Charlotte Art Weekly is Here With its 9th edition! Missed out to spot the Bigfoot in the northwest of Charlotte, not a problem, we have a rather more enriching, satisfying and confirm news for you. The 9th edition of Charlotte Art Weekly is featuring almost e...

21 year old finds art in Period Stains and Stretch Marks

Cinta Tort Cartró alias Zinteta, an artist from a small hamlet called Torrelles de Llobregat in Spain, Cinta lately exhibited her creativity that showcases a message of accepting ourselves and self-admiration. Within her project called ‘Mancho y no me doy asco’ (I’m not disgusted by my stains), Cinta 7 months ago started spreading vibrant colors on under...

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 this morning during the showering thunderstorm. The schools and colleges have already declared holiday as there were areas in t...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 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…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/the-sleep-comes-like-a-drug-1000-x-555-px-psd.jpg Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

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…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…