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Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Maharashtra now has the highest number of World Heritage Sites in India, with the Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai recognised as the fifth such site in the state. source: hindustantimes.com After the Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, multiple Victorian and Art Deco styled architecture landmarks of Mumbai have been honoured with the prestigious World Heritage title by UNESCO. Spread across 66 acres, these are now collectively being called the “Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai”. The announcement was made on June 30 at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee at Manama, Bahrain. This makes Maharashtra the state with the highest number of World Heritage Sites in India, including the Ajanta and Ellora caves. Some of the Victorian Neo-Gothic structures from the 19th century that have been inscribed on the list are the High Court, Mumbai University, Old Secretariat, NGMA, Elphinstone College, David Sassoon Library, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Western Railways Headquarters and the Maharashtra Police Headquarters. Victorian Neo-Gothic style evolved in the 18th century as a way for admirers of Gothic ar...

People of Charlotte will have music on their minds this week! Find out why in Charlotte Art Weekly #57 People of Charlotte will have music on their minds this week! Find out why in Charlotte Art Weekly #57

The Broadway musical ‘Disaster!’ comes to Charlotte this week. Grammy award-winning singer Bruce Hornsby takes to the stage, while the much-loved tales of Willy Wonka and Peter Pan are being brought to life by theatre campers.  Charlotteans will be spoiled for choice in the coming days, with so many full-fledged musical productions coming to the city. The Broadway musical ‘Disaster!’ promises to transport you back to the 70’s with a dash of humour; while young theatre campers are bringing to life the ageless tales of Peter Pan and Willy Wonka. Those looking forward to pure music, meanwhile, can go to a concert by Grammy award winning singer Bruce Hornsby. Or choose between concerts by the Alt-Rock band The Roosevelts, and Southern Rock band Jupiter Coyote. Photography enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss Los Angeles based photographer Frankhavemercy’s solo exhibition, or opt to visit a visual showcase by four emerging lensmen from Charlotte. If you are looking for a more tranquil way to pass the time, then your event of choice should be Garden curator Andrea Sprott’s guided tour of the historic garden of landscape architect Elizabeth...

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Accepting Entries - 14th All Gujarat Photography Competition on Street Life in Monochrome

No need to be a professional photographer to participate in this competition. Submit three photographs on the theme of ‘Street Life‘ in monochrome and stand a chance to win the honourable Drishti trophy, with cash prizes worth Rs 20,000. Since 2012, the Contemporary African Photography Prize has been striving to uplift the stature of African photography and r...

By drawing 80 caricatures of himself, Ashok Adepal makes a witty commentary on society

At his exhibition of cartoons, Ashok Adepal launched a monthly humour magazine called ‘Selfie Cartoon’. It will publish articles by veteran humour writers like Ratilal Borisagar and Vinod Bhatt.  L to R Girish Maheshwari and Ashok Adepal “Laughter is the best medicine,” said celebrated humour writer Ratilal Borisagar. It’s an oft-r...

This monsoon, catch 19-year-old Jwalant Nanavaty's melting abstracts of nature
This monsoon, catch 19-year-old Jwalant Nanavaty's melting abstracts of nature

Architecture student Jwalant Nanavaty has captured nature through textures painted in acrylic. Catch his second solo show ‘Shades of Nature’ at Amdavad Ni Gufa, until July 15. Aspiring architect Jwalant Nanavaty has made 40 abstract artworks  in...

Kala Mahakumbh registrations are open: Calling talented artists across 29 Gujarati art forms

  Local folk artists, musicians, performers and theatre artists can register for the mega event until July 15, 2018.  To appreciate local folk artists, musicians, performers and theatre artists of the culturally rich state of Gujarat, the State Government has again organised a major series of competitions called Kala Mahakumbh 2018-19. The competition is...

To mark a year of Ahmedabad being World Heritage City, 12 artists of India are coming to make art in the city

Nearly a year has passed since UNESCO declared the 600-year-old city of Ahmedabad as India’s first World Heritage City. 12 talented artists will take an Art Walk through Ahmedabad, making paintings of its heritage buildings, in this event by Dehgam Residency.  12 artists hailing from places like Sangli, Pune, Satara, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jagdalpur, ...


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Untitled-1-Copy.jpg 159 year old library in Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold free of cost. It can also be named as the commercial capital of Ahmedabad because it was historically one of the first…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02.jpg Fernandes Bridge : a unique book market of Ahmedabad !

Fernandes Bridge, the street is connecting readers with writers, students with publishers and curios beings with answers since decades. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Market in Ahmedabad Gujarat that serves thousands of people flocking…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/library.skecth-001-e1460358412631.jpg One of the oldest library of Ahmedabad – A discovery

The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Raashi-Man-Mask.jpg Glimpses of magic theatre is capable of in Raashi Man

The nip in the air for a change was low and expectations were relatively high on the ground open to the sky at the young theatre writer-director Chintan Pandya’s residence for ‘a unique experience’ in the ‘environmental theatre’ format he…