Reading into satanic verses

Special: Banned books : Gujarat connection GREAT SOUL; MAHATMA GANDHI AND HIS STRUGGLE WITH INDIA AUTHOR: JOSEPH LELYVELD YEAR: 2011 The biographical book suggested that Mahatma Gandhi was a bisexual. Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban in the state assembly, and the opposition Congress supported the decision. Gandhi’s grandsons Tushar Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi and […]

Celebrating essence of city

AIAF to open with Vyom Mehta’s installation and Gavin Parry’s photographic works Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) begins on Thursday with a public art project by Vyom Mehta, a graduate from Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) Vadodara. “This is spirit of celebration in figurative form,” says artist Vyom Mehta. Mehta who is engrossed in setting up […]

“Schools must have tighter surveillance to protect kids,” experts

Psychologists and sociologists want schools to have stricter norms to safeguard students If a three-year-old boy is not safe at a nursery in the city, than it is a major reason to worry – say a number of experts including psychologists, sociologists and leaders of local parents’ association. Schools and nurseries must have tighter surveillance […]

In the face of calamity, NRGs in US unite

Worst Storm Of The Century Brings Out The Best In The Gujarati Community Black out, power cuts, 3 to 4 feet of water entering homes, people taking shelter at community temples, hotels and halls – Gujaratis in the US are facing the worst super storm Sandy and the only heartening fact is they are united […]

On peak of international success despite SSC setback

Hong Kong-Based Yogesh Shah Runs Multinational Business Students and their parents who are wrecked by anxiety about academic performance can draw inspiration and hope from this NRG achiever who failed the SSC exam,but today is a successful entrepreneur and respected business leader. Yogesh Shah, 48, emigrated to Hong Kong from here about 25 years ago […]

US national sponsors 30 Vadaj slum kids

Moved by the disheartening plight of riot victims, Brad Baldwin, a US national from Virginia, first came to Ahmedabad in March 2002 to help underprivileged children. To spread the message of peace, he produced a musical stage play titled EKTA with 14 riot affected street children. Continuing his decade-ling association with the city, he has […]

State opens window to Hindi for foreign students

Simon Bolz, 52, is learning to speak in Hindi at Gujarat Vidyapith. Bolz, a passionate photographer from Germany, loves to spend time in desert of Kutch and has done extensive photography in deserts of Rajasthan too. During her extended stay in India, she needs to communicate with various people and that need has compelled her […]

Behind bars, they seek freedom in industry

Next time you go to pick up the famous bhajias that Sabarmati Central Jail inmates prepare, consider picking a fabric or home décor piece made by the women inmates as well. In a bid to make women self-reliant and productive, international women’s wing of Vishwa Gujarati Samaj is setting up permanent industrial unit for women […]

Civil servant’s uniform charity code brightens rural schools

Many of us are used to getting our children school uniforms for the new academic year. One man thought of putting the discarded uniforms to good use by donating them to children in community schools in remote villages, and also recycling them for use of those who do not know what a school uniform is. […]