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A publisher rejected publication of Fr Vales' first book A publisher rejected publication of Fr Vales' first book

The fond name Father Vales (1925 -2020), not the distant and formal Carlos G Vales, evokes many human qualities Gujarat has traditionally, at least since Narsinh Mehta‘s time, respected and loved. Judging by his chosen simple life and humble ways, his compassion, his stress on excellence (shreshthata he called it) in everything, his concern and efforts for the formation of character amongst the youth, the disarmingly sweet unaffected Gujarati he spoke, and what not, this Spanish teacher of Mathematics, who made Ahmedabad his home lovingly, could be easily believed to be an inmate of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram. The youths of his time, now parents, remember him with affection. Born in Spain close to a century ago, Father Vales peaked and became a household name in Gujarat. There were his students who marvelled at the way, along with Dr P C Vaidya, he made simple in his ‘New Maths’ class a subject known to be tough. A vast number of his readers spread all over Gujarat, young and grown-up, who did not know much of his ‘brainy’ skills, loved him as a writer who spoke of values of life in a language that he spoke from the heart. For he cherished those va...

#PapaHaiToHPossibleHai : a Father's Day celebration to engage the millenials #PapaHaiToHPossibleHai : a Father's Day celebration to engage the millenials

A Father’s Day celebration that explores the changing landscapes of Fatherhood in the new millennium. Co-organised by well-meaning organisations Centre for Communication of Child Rights, Gujarat Media Club and Gujarat University in partnership with Unicef India. Read to know more. He gives wings to your dreams. He supports you when no one else would. He gives away his prime so that you can comfortably reach your prime. He makes you strong, and he builds your character. The online celebration looks to engage the current generation of Father and Children and give them a platform to create and share memories. As part of the celebration, titled as #PapaHaiTohPossibleHai (Dad makes it possible) there is a Photography Competition, Parenting Webinar and an Online Photography Exhibition. Alongside a lot of social media activity will happen to encourage netizens to share their love-filled moments and memories in the form of a poem, quote, pictures or in any other creative way, that captures the essence of the theme #PapaHaiTohPossibleHai. The Father-Child bond is warm and unique. Over the many centuries, with changing socio-economic landscapes, this relation has also gone through a ...

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The Corona impact : Lonely Planet announces closures at Melbourne and London

Source: rome2rio.com World’s most loved travel publisher, Lonely Planet announces shut down of its branches in Melbourne and London, citing corona induced travel restrictions as the primary reason. We explore. The world has come to a halt. Due to corona pandemic nearly 4 billion people across the length and breadth of the globe are forced to lock down and s...

In Rishi Kapoor Hindi Cinema loses an icon of romance

Rishi Kapoor, one of the most popular romantic stars of Indian cinema, dies after a two-year-long battle with leukemia at the age of 67.  Indian Film Industry is saddened, in two days it has lost two popular actors. While the news of Irrfan Khan’s demise is still sinking in, news has come that Rishi Kapoor, an illustrious star popular for his romantic r...

Creativity during COVID 19: An online campaign to voice children’s creativity
Creativity during COVID 19: An online campaign to voice children’s creativity

To overcome the overwhelming despair all around, #GujaratChildrenCreates – an online campaign is launched to engage and encourage children to creatively express themselves with painting, doodle, photograph or a short film.  Owing to the great pandemic,...

Watch out for this 10 web series on streaming platforms

  By the time this gets published nearly 140 countries around the world are infected by the novel corona virus. With many countries in lock down, and many others issuing mandatory isolation for their citizens, people are looking towards the OTT platforms for their entertainment. Here are 10 upcoming web series that should be on your check list in the times ...

Gene Deitch the creator of Tom & Jerry and Popeye dies at 95

Source: trends.gulte.com Gene Deitch died on last Thursday night at his apartment in Prague, at the age of 95. This incredible illustrator, animator, filmmaker and producer gave us jewels like Tom & Jerry and Popeye that have entertained kids throughout generations. For those who have not heard about him before, here is a short bio. The legendary, Oscar-winni...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Irrfan-khan.jpg National Award winning actor Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 54

One of India’s most celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan known for his expressive eyes, died after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was 54.  A gaping void has been left in the Indian film industry as one of India’s…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/romeo-juliet.png Of youthful passion and star-crossed lovers on Shakespeare’s birthday

While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression…

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…