Category Articles: Books

Books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi written by Uday Mahurkar released

September 02, 2017
Books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi written by Uday Mahurkar released

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani released books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his midterm appraisal written by noted journalist Uday Mahurkar here today. The titles of the books are: ‘Marching with A Billion – Modi Sarkar @ Midterm’, ‘Narendra Modi Art of Governance’ and ‘Marching with a Billion – Analyzing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm’. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rupani said the books should serve as guidelines on how to govern a nation. ...Read More

Oxford Unievrsity Press launches online dictionary in Gujarati

August 11, 2017
Oxford Unievrsity Press launches online dictionary in Gujarati

New Delhi: After the Hindi version, Oxford University Press has launched online dictionaries in Tamil and Gujarati as part of its special focus on Indian languages. The Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative began in September 2015 with an aim to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world's languages and to make them available online. The programme's objective is to transform the experience of millions of people worldwide by making content in their language...Read More

Vishnu Pandya appointed Chairman of Gujarat Sahitya Akademi

May 12, 2017
Vishnu Pandya appointed Chairman of Gujarat Sahitya Akademi

Gandhinagar: Padma awardee veteran journalist and author of several books Vishnu Pandya has been appointed Chairman of Gujarat government arm Gujarat Sahitya Akademi. He has replaced former IAS Bhagyesh Jha whose term on this post was over on April 7. DeshGujaratRead More

Veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt leaves Gujarat Sahitya Academy

May 10, 2017
Veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt leaves Gujarat Sahitya Academy

One of the most popular Gujarati authors of present time, veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt(79) has resigned from the 'Margdarshak Mandal' of Gujarat govt arm 'Gujarat Sahitya Academy. Bhatt is leaving the academy when its present chief and former IAS officer Bhagyesh Jha's term has ended on 7th of April. Jha is likely to be replaced with Padma awardee journalist and author Vishnu Pandya soon. Bhatt says he is leaving the academy on happy note after starting Ramanbhai Nilkanth award, publishing...Read More

5 lakh visited Amdavad National Book Fair 2017, over 2 lakh books sold: AMC

May 07, 2017
5 lakh visited Amdavad National Book Fair 2017, over 2 lakh books sold: AMC

Ahmedabad: As many as 5 lakh visitors visited Amdavad National Book Fair during 1-7 May this year, said Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) in a note released here. Initiated by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Amdavad National Book Fair is organized every year during 1-7 May. The latest edition which concluded today was 6th in series. As per AMC note, more than 2 lakh books were sold in book fair. Ahmedabad based Gurjar publication sold 18,000 books while Rajkot based Pravin P...Read More

‘Recite Sitanshu Yashaschandra’s poetry in police remands, accused would speak up’

May 05, 2017
‘Recite Sitanshu Yashaschandra’s poetry in police remands, accused would speak up’

National book fair, Gujarat University convention center:Hitting out at Vadodara based poet Sitanshu Yashashchandra for his agitation against Gujarat government over the issue of autonomy of Gujarat Sahitya Akademy, popular humor writer Vinod Bhatt taking dig at Sitanshu's poetry said: Police would apply third degree, beat the accused, make an accused sleep over ice but accused would not speak. Then Police would start reciting Sitanshu Yashaschandra's poetry and then accused would start confessi...Read More

Gujarat CM opens National Book Fair, launches Rs.1000-cr projects to mark ‘Gaurav Divas’

May 01, 2017

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today exuded confidence that the Gujaratis worshipping Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, could do wonders for all round development of the state if they also worshiped Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Inaugurating the 6th annual National Book Fair here to mark the 57th anniversary of Gujarat’s Foundation Day, he said that the Gujaratis have trade and commerce ingrained in their genes and they could do more if they delved deep into the vast se...Read More

Renown Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away

March 19, 2017
Renown Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away

Ahmedabad: Famous poet and ghazalkar Chinu Modi is no more. He was admitted to hospital after heart attack last week and kept on life support system. Today he was shifted to his resident where he passed away. Born on 30th September 1939, Chinubhai contributed to Gujarati literature with his poetry, plays, novels, stories. Born in Vijapur in North Gujarat, Modi had his primary education in Vijapur. He completed secondary education in Dholka near Ahmedabad. He passed metric in 1954 and Bach...Read More

Besanu of Tarak Mehta also to be ‘different’, white dress not compulsory

March 04, 2017
Besanu of Tarak Mehta also to be ‘different’, white dress not compulsory

Ahmedabad: The 'Besanu' (a traditional condolence meeting after death) of the legendary Gujarati humour writer Tarak Mehta will also be 'different' as per his wish, his family members said today. The body of the Padma Shri awardee writer, who had made millions laugh with his writings, was also donated to a medical college for anatomical study rather than cremating it as per his wish. Now, the Besanu to be held at the Gujarat University convention hall tomorrow from 093...Read More

Body of Tarak Mehta to be donated to NHL medical college for anatomical study

March 01, 2017
Body of Tarak Mehta to be donated to NHL medical college for anatomical study

Ahmedabad: The body of legendary Gujarati humour writer Tarak Mehta will be donated to the NHL Municipal Medical College of Ahmedabad for study regarding human anatomy as per his wish. His family doctor, who declared him dead this morning, said that Tarakbhai, who had become very week owing to age related illnesses, died seemingly of heart attack. He was ill for quite some time and for the past 3 days he had stopped taking solid food. The doctor said that his body as pe...Read More

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