The first edition of Harry Potter Series was published today, 20 years ago!

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Should June 26 be declared as the World Wizard Day? Since on this day, in the era of 1997, the history of fantasy novel altered forever with the publishing of the first Harry Potter novel, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’. The magical write-up series of seven books authored by J.K Rowling is considered to be a modern young-adult literature, and its movie series is said to be one of the highest-grossing media of all time.

The Potter Heads of the globe are celebrating this literature with sheer enthusiasm. The cult following of Rowling’s saga gets yet another public demonstration as 676 kids in the UK created a world record ‘largest gathering of people dressed as the fictional protagonist, Harry Potter’ by gathering at Marietta Square dressed as wizards and witches. Facebook is also celebrating the English drama as it decided to install Easter eggs on each post consisting names of Houses in Hogwarts-Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. JK Rowling was able to sell over 400 million Harry Potter copies, and the series is till date translated in more than 68 languages worldwide.

Yatra Archives This library in Ahmedabad is 159 years old

Creative Yatra explores a little known library right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Bhadra Plaza, called ‘Himabhai Institute’.   Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold… Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people… Discover one of the oldest libraries of Ahmedabad

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… In ‘Raashi Man’, we see glimpses of the magic that theatre is capable of

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…