Published on March 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar is all set to get another landmark – the Vernacular School in Darbargadh area in the heart of the town, where the PM pursued his primary education, is likely to be converted into a ‘Prerna (inspiration) Centre’, said sources close to the development. … Continue reading Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi’s old school to inspire visitors?
‘Aatmanirbhar incubator aims to revive unique traditions of India’
Published on March 13, 2021 Ahmedabad: PM Narendra Modi on Friday launched a slew of events and initiatives in Ahmedabad, with one of the major initiatives to get a place of prominence was the Aatmanirbhar Incubator, which will be run by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (SAPMT) in association with the government of … Continue reading ‘Aatmanirbhar incubator aims to revive unique traditions of India’
Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found
Published on March 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The site of experiential museum at PM Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, currently excavated and developed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has thrown in numismatic treasures. The team of researchers has found six hoards of coins and one hoard of cowrie shells from the site during excavation. A … Continue reading Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found
Toilet: Ek Art Katha!
Published on March 8, 2021 International Women's Day AHMEDABAD: Passing from near Gujarat University BRTS bus stand, the heads turn when they see an expansive wall art. It takes a couple of seconds for the person to realize that it’s in fact the façade of a public toilet! But it’s not just one instance – … Continue reading Toilet: Ek Art Katha!
How Gujarati pronunciation got retroflex ‘boost’
Published on February 22, 2021 The article was written to mark International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on February 21 AHMEDABAD: The stark difference between how Gujarati is spoken in different regions is to do with the dialects, colloquial words and expressions, and more importantly, how the phonology (pronunciation) is involved. Thus, the same expression … Continue reading How Gujarati pronunciation got retroflex ‘boost’
Design intervention to add heritage value
Published on February 19, 2020 Ahmedabad: Hundreds visit famed Manek Chowk daily - some to shop for the jewellery, some to get the rare wedding ritual-related goods, mukhvas or simply to hog on the delicacies offered by the night food street. But how many notice the Baba Manek Nath temple - embedded in history of … Continue reading Design intervention to add heritage value
Delving into sounds, smells of heritage
Published on January 1, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Did you know how your past smelt or what sounds are attached to it? Do only old dilapidated intricately carved wooden havelis qualify as heritage? How do odours, sights or sounds stir collective memories and help a community engage with its own culture and history? To find answers to … Continue reading Delving into sounds, smells of heritage
Making Renaissance Man relevant for 21st century
Publication date: January 21, 2020 Ahmedabad: An entire generation of Gujarati medium students know him for his poem ‘Unt kahe aa sabha ma...’ included in textbooks and those studying sociology by his Gyati Nibandh (an essay on caste) on evils of casteism written 17 years before Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. But Kavi Dalpatram (1820-1898) was not … Continue reading Making Renaissance Man relevant for 21st century
Not just Modhera, Gujarat has 100 sun temples
AHMEDABAD: When one talks about sun worship in Gujarat, the first name that comes to mind is the majestic Solanki-era temple at Modhera, known as one of the best examples ofGujarati architecture. However, few know that the state has over 100 sun temples scattered from Koteshwar in Sabarkantha to Rander near Surat having history and mythology … Continue reading Not just Modhera, Gujarat has 100 sun temples
Foreign scholars troop to Gujarat
With Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Takao Hayashi, a Japanese scholar from Kyoto, hunted for Patasarani, a 17th century palm-leaf manuscript on mathematics by mathematician Ganesha Daivajna in libraries across India. His quest finally ended at BJ Institute of Learning and Research in Ahmedabad. The research resulted in a PhD thesis on history of Indian mathematics and … Continue reading Foreign scholars troop to Gujarat