Chasing a dream

An IAS officer tries to chronicle aspirations of the Indian youth. He shares his views with Priya Adhyaru-Majithia After chronicling the turmoil of a bureaucrat and demystifying the Indian bureaucracy, Vipul Mittra now moves on to capture dreams and aspirations of six college-goers in his second novel, The Dream Chasers. Vipul is cosy donning various […]

State govt refuses tax-free benefit to film on gay rights

Director of Gujarati film Meghdhanushya: The Colour of Life plans to challenge entertainment commissioner’s order in HC after being refused tax exemption because the film uses the words ‘homosexual’, ‘gay’ and ‘samlaingik’ finds Priya Adhyaru-Majithia On one hand a Gujarati film has been chosen as India’s entry to the Oscars much to the surprise of […]


For past 20 years, NRG Jagdish Vyas has been using creative tools to preserve Gujarati language in the hearts and homes of Indian Americans. The 65-year-old recently shifted to Ahmedabad with the same mission. » Tej, 8, and Rishi, 6 – children of secondgeneration Indian-American Pritesh Vyas, an IT professional from Philadelphia — recite Asatyo […]

Walk through the Walled City

Pol Ni Khadki E Thee, a 14-chapter narrative by Priya Adhyaru-Majithia and Parthivi Adhyaru-Shah documents life in the pol from pre-independence period to 2002 How did the walled city look like while it was under curfew? The word curfew conjures up images of fear, dark nights, eerie silence, chaos and anxious minds of the older […]

Once upon a time…

…A luring fairytale by L Frank Baum, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ gets a Gujarati connect and a 3D look. And more interestingly, NRG Palak Patel from Los Angeles, USA is the co-writer and executive co-producer of the film, ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’. Priya Adhyaru-Majithia conducts an exclusive interview with Palak Patel for his achievement. […]

Tight security measures were upsetting: Amjad Ali Khan

As part of tight surveillance, dogs were made to sniff the instruments of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, and his sons Aman Ali and Ayaan Ali who were in city on Sunday to perform for a concerto which was part of the ongoing Bonjour India – Festival of France. “It was heartening to have receptive […]

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 […]

In their mothers’ footsteps

On Mother’s Day, meet the men who have chosen not to tail behind their fathers, and are instead following their moms. These ardent chasers of mothers’ dreams are – a mechanical engineer turned classical vocalist Aniket Khandekar, cricketer turned Bharatnatyam dancer Chandan Thakore and a commerce-graduate turned author and poet Ankit Trivedi. Pursuing their mother’s […]