Category Articles: Entertainment

Actress Rita Bhaduri passes away

July 17, 2018
Actress Rita Bhaduri passes away

Mumbai: Rita Bhaduri, 62-year old Bengali actress who worked in number of Gujarati and Hindi movies and TV shows passed away today in Mumbai. She was suffering from kidney disease. She passed away today morning after suffering cardiac arrest at Sujoy Hospital in suburban Juhu at 1.45 am. She was hospitalized from last two weeks. Her final rites took place in Andheri East at noon today. Veteran actress had acted in number of Hindi movies including "Hero No 1", "Beta", " Ghar Ho Toh Aisa", ...Read More

Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

July 06, 2018
Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

Ahmedabad: Renown author, painter and Narmada yatrai Amrutlal Vegad passed away today at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Ailing for last some time, Vegad was on ventilator support. Hailing from Madhapur in Kutch but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Amrutlal Vegad was born on 3rd October in 1928. He had penned down narration of his over 4,000 km long Narada parikrama in Gujarati and Hindi. The narration was later translated in English, Bengali and Marathi. After diploma in fine arts fro...Read More

Gujarat govt announces Kala Mahakumbh 2018

July 02, 2018
Gujarat govt announces Kala Mahakumbh 2018

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has announced second edition of Kala Mahakumbh between 16th July and 10th September this year. The Mahakumbh will be held in four age groups. It will include 29 art forms of which 7 are newly added this year. They include wedding song/fatana, kuchipudi, sarod, sarangi, jodiya pava, ravan haththo and bhavai. Online registration to participate in Mahakumbh will open during 1st to 15th July at www.kalamahakumbhgujarat.com. DeshGujaratRead More

Gujarati movie Natsamrat to release on August 30

July 02, 2018
Gujarati movie Natsamrat to release on August 30

Ahmedabad: Much awaited Gujarati movie Natsamrat which is an adaptation of super hit Marathi film Natsamrat will release on 30th August. The film is presented by Jhamu Sughand who has in the past given movies like Lagaan, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Rangeela. Gujarati movie Natsamrat has renown actors such as Siddharth Randeria, Manoj Joshi and Dipika Chikhalia Topiwala. The film is directed by Jayant Gilatar. DeshGujaratRead More

Thousands participate in State-level International Yoga Day function in Ahmedabad

June 21, 2018
Thousands participate in State-level International Yoga Day function in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: The State-level International Yoga Day, being celebrated in the world due to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held at the Sardar Patel Stadium here today, with Governor O.P. Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice P.P. Choudhary, Ahmedabad Mayor Bijalben Patel and a large number of people joining yoga asana. Speaking on the occasion, Governor O.P. Kohli said that yoga is a unique confluence of Indian culture, tradition and kn...Read More

Gujarati singer/musician Ashit Desai to get prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

June 21, 2018
Gujarati singer/musician Ashit Desai to get prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Mumbai: Noted Gujarati singer/musician Ashit Desai has been selected for the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi award 2017 for his outstanding contribution to music. This was announced after the General Council meeting of the Akademi on June 8 at Imphal in Manipur. Other artistes who will be awarded for their contribution include Rama Vaidyanathan for Bharatnatyam, Shobha Koser for Kathak, Madambi Subramaniam for Kathakali, LN Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi for Manipuri, Deepika Reddy for Kuchipudi, Ramk...Read More

Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakul Bakshi dies of heart attack

June 14, 2018
Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakul Bakshi dies of heart attack

Ahmedabad: Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakulbhai Bakshi today died at his resident here. He was 76. According to family members Bakshi, who was born and brought up in Kolkata but later settled in Gujarat and had written many books in Gujarati, suffered a heart attack this morning. Bakhsi, a former IRS officer who retired from a top post in customs department in February 2003 had received president medal for his writings. He was younger brother of two well known li...Read More

Vinod Bhatt was like a ‘North-star’ in the sky of humorous literature, I was brought up reading him: BJP president Amit Shah

May 23, 2018
Vinod Bhatt was like a ‘North-star’ in the sky of humorous literature, I was brought up reading him: BJP president Amit Shah

Gandhinagar: BJP President Amit Shah today expressed deep condolence on the demise of veteran Gujarati humorist, litterateur and columnist Vinodbhai Bhatt and said that his place in the 'sky of humorous literature' would remain constant like a 'north-star'. In his condolence message he said that Vinodbhai was like a milestone in the field of humorous Gujarati writing. ' I feel grieved while addressing him as 'late'. He was creator of downright, subtle and natural style humour, ...Read More

Veteran humorist, author, columnist Vinod Bhatt passes away

May 23, 2018
Veteran humorist, author, columnist Vinod Bhatt passes away

Ahmedabad: Veteran humor writer, author, orator, columnist Vinod Bhatt passed away today He was ailing for some time and under the treatment. He took last breath at 11.05 am today. His body will be donated to medical college at 5.00 pm today. One of most popular persons in Gujarati literature world, Vinodbhai was 80-year old. He has given over 20 books. Born on 14 January 1938 at Nandol near Dahegam in Audichya Brahmin family, Vinodbhai graduated from HL Commerce college in Ahmedabad in 1961 and...Read More

A one-of-a-kind Bookstore now open at Ahmedabad University

May 07, 2018
A one-of-a-kind Bookstore now open at Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad: In this age, when online e-commerce is threatening the existence of bookstores, Ahmedabad University is launching a major initiative to build a University Bookstore. There is a large population of people in the society who are unable to discover authentic material that is researched well, that is factual, and that help build advanced knowledge on issues and ideas – more than what newspaper articles or popular writings provide. The Ahmedabad University Bookstore is an attempt to fil...Read More

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