Classically yours

In this digital age of music, young Amdavadis are discovering their love for vintage Bollywood numbers. PRIYA ADHYARU-MAJITHIA features some big music clubs in the city that have contributed to reviving the retro rage Skies rain enchantment in the air, and nothing expresses the tremulous confusion of first love like pyaar hua ikraar hua from […]


A unique club of single parents bonding over parental issues has recently come up in town; it plans to include only 50 entries in 1st year finds Priya Adhyaru-Majithia It may be by choice or circumstance that parents become single. But life in a single parent household can be stressful at times. The challenges they […]

Sweet-sour bond : Relative Values : RAJESH GANDHI AND AASTHA GANDHI

The relationship between Rajesh and Aastha has various facets: father-daughter, mentor-tutor, and even business rivals observes Priya Adhyaru-Majithia. Traditionalist Rajesh Gandhi of ice-cream manufacturing giant, Vadilal, and trendy Aastha Gandhi, both match and mismatch like their sweet ice-creams and sour gelatos. They share a unique relationship, that of being a father-daughter who are also business […]

Relative Values : Distinctly divergent

ELA BHATT AND MIHIR BHATT reveal to Priya Adhyaru-Majithia how distinctly divergent they are. Poles apart in thoughts, work and temperament, renowned social activist Ela Bhatt and her son Mihir, a disaster management expert, share the uniquely unified objective of social uplift. Creation is the focus of Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s […]


On Friendship Day Mirror speaks to a few Amdavadis who used technology to renew their bonds of friendship Priya Adhyaru-Majithia A true friend is one soul in two bodies, said famous Greek philosopher Aristotle. But many a time, demands made by a full-fledged career, family life and other commitments, even best of friends drift apart. […]

Secret to success

Taking a cue from ‘Dhandha’, PRIYA ADHYARU-MAJITHIA presents success stories of five Gujarati entrepreneurs from across the globe KALPANA SHAH NAIK, 63 ARCHITECT-TURNED-ENTREPRENEUR BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA : BEING ENTERPRISING Vaniya na dikra dhandho kare pan nokari naa kare (A child from the Baniya tribe will never opt for a job, only business), goes a famous Gujarati […]


Summer holidays may mean globe-trotting tours for many. Priya Adhyaru-Majithia talks to those who prefer to do it ‘hatke se’ by going on field trips, learning Sanskrit and doing social work SHARING RESOURCES A group of eight like-minded mothers from Prahladnagar, Vastrapur and Satellite are running special holiday programmes for underprivileged children under an initiative […]


The Sunday Read Eleven students of a film and television institute who have bagged interesting roles in TV serials and films while still on campus thank their teacher Anwar Jamal for his guidance and encouragement Noted American writer William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. […]

Oppa! Bhai Bhai Style : New age music sensation, Arvind Vegda

Funny, flamboyant and famous, that is Arvind Vegda for you. Credited with bringing together various folk tunes of Gujarat and helping rediscover others, Vegda tells Priya Adhyaru-Majithia how he earned the title of King of Desi Rock n’ Roll l A three-year-old fussy eater throws a tantrum, until his mother gives in and plays his […]