News

NID students transforming used scrap into usable furniture! NID students transforming used scrap into usable furniture!

A motorcycle fuel tank, a discarded vacuum cleaner, a used tyre and waste fabrics, a street lamp and the guard of a pedestal fan–sounds unlikely for these to be featured in an art piece, right? Find out how this list of scrap just made it to the list of must-haves. CY reporter Himanshu Nainani explores how NID students are creating sustainable furniture products using discarded scrap. Isn’t she adorable! These 11 undergrads of the Furniture and Design Department, National Institute of Design (NID), are leaving no stone unturned to do their bit for the planet by creating aesthetic and sustainable furniture using scrap materials. Wittily named The Thrown Legacy, the exhibition inaugurated on April 10 is open for public. Mentored under senior associate professor Pravinsinh Solanki, the students went through a two-week long workshop to create all of these products. The students are the same right-minded folks who presented the ‘Pied Pipes exhibition’ in March of this year.Furniture products included a rotating bookshelf called Toomes which is made out of various base parts of the chair such as footring (used to rest foot) and caster (wheeled device). Abhinav S. designed...

Mumbai now has an exhibition curated by children in a museum for children Mumbai now has an exhibition curated by children in a museum for children

25 children have curated the very first exhibition at a new Children’s Museum in Mumbai. They were trained under experts like Tehzeeb Khurana of Toon Club, children’s author Lubaina Bandukwala and artist Brinda Miller. Director General of CSMVS, Mumbai, Sabyasachi Mukherjee came up with the idea of the museum to help deviate young minds from a culture of malls and consumerism.16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg holds a chance to be honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize this year for leading a global youth campaign to stop climate change. This comes close on the heels of 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s win in 2014. Young minds everywhere seem to be rapidly spreading their reformative thoughts. And I realised this is also happening closer home when I heard about the opening of a brand new Children’s Museum in Mumbai on March 9, that has been curated by children for children. 25 children from the ages of 8 to 13 curated the museum’s first exhibition Footsteps – Framing the Future. The Children’s Museum is located on the Fort premises of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. The exhibition hosts precious historical artifacts and has been the...

Picture Story
In its second edition Vadilal International Gujarati Film Festival goes to Hollywood

Select Gujarati feature films, documentaries and short films will travel to US for screenings in New Jersey and Los Angeles as part of the 2nd Vadilal International Gujarati Film Festival. The gala also plans to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a short film competition. LtoR: Jay Vasavada, Umesh Shukla and Saumya Joshi Vadilal Inter...

World Heritage Day special : Ahmedabad through the lens of Architecture, Textile & Arts

Ahmedabad’s heritage has been a point of much discussion in recent years, partly due to the city receiving the UNESCO World Heritage City tag in 2017. Ahmedabad’s heritage has many dimensions representing both the tangible and intangible segments. On the World Heritage Day we explore the heritage aspects of Ahmedabad, through the lens of its industrial l...

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 ...


Yatra Archives

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/vishwesh-desai-lower-res..jpg Literature and Candy Floss : Gujarat Literature Festival as experienced by teen author Vishwesh Desai

My experience at GLF was a marvelous one. The very fact that such a well-organized event, at such a large scale, was being held at one of my favourite places in my hometown – the sophisticated yet welcoming Kanoria Arts…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/final-instagram.jpg Your Daily Dose of Art: Instagram Accounts you must follow right now

Banksy Banksyis a revolution or should we call him a phenomenon? One of the leading front men of his generation, he has transformed what it means to work in the Public domain.Banksy’sartistic practice is characterized by the perceptive use of…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Cover2.jpg This Travelling Exhibition on the ‘Death of Architecture’ Provokes You to Demand Better Cities and Places

13 architects from around India raise their voices in critique, mourn the dying city and reminisce about forgotten beauty in this first-of-its-kind exhibition.   When I heard that an exhibition called the ‘Death of Architecture’ was coming to Mumbai, I…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/music-instuments-final-01.jpg 7 Indian Musical Instruments that are on the verge of oblivion

“Hurrian Hymn No.6” is the oldest known written music piece, discovered so far. This origin of this piece dates back to 3400 years back in Bronze Age. It was engraved by Syrians on a clay slab. Even the origins of…