Picture Story

India Environment Festival Mobilises Ahmedabadis for a Greener Tomorrow

The India Environment Festival was a celebration of life and the environment, bringing together likeminded eco-friendly citizens of Ahmedabad and mobilising them to create awareness for a greener tomorrow.

The Festival’s second edition, themed “I Am Water“, saw the venue of Ahmedabad Haat transformed into an azure-coloured village. Artworks and installations based on the idea of water conservation, all draped the place from February 16 to 18. Amidst the discourses and film screenings, a one-of-a-kind flea market called ‘Hara Pitara’ was a highlight of the Festival. The market was exclusively dedicated to products that are biodegradable and create almost negligible harm to the environment when used.

The final day ended with a mindful dialogue by educationist, inventor and environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk, who famously inspired Aamir Khan’s character in 3 Idiots. Creative Yatra exclusively interviewed him at the event.

Initiated by WAY (World Around You), the event was a brainchild of eco-entrepreneurs Wricha Johari & Prakshal Mehta who, since 2009, have been connecting the community with the environment through innovative initiatives.

This Picture Story is contributed by Prakhar Sharma, an enthusiastic city-based lensman who is curious to capture the life of Ahmedabad.



Yatra Archives

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…