Category Articles: Books

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

Gujarati humor writer Tarak Mehta passes away

March 01, 2017
Gujarati humor writer Tarak Mehta passes away

Ahmedabad: Veteran humorist and author Tarak Mehta passed away today morning in Ahmedabad. He was 88. He is survived by his second wife Indu and daughter (from first wife) Ishani. Tarakbhai's family has decided to donate his body to local medical college as per his own wish. Shri Tarak mehta was honored with Padma award and number of other prestigious awards. He wrote column in leading Gujarati magazine for last over 45 years. He gave new height to Gujarati humor writing. A TV serial b...Read More

Actors’ son also struggle in film industry: Rishi Kapoor at Vadodara literature fest

February 24, 2017
Actors’ son also struggle in film industry: Rishi Kapoor at Vadodara literature fest

Vadodara: Veteran Bollywood actor and 'romance-king' of yesteryears Rishi Kapoor today talked about his autobiography 'Khullam-Khulla' and shared his memories with the audience during a literature fest here. On the first day of the 3 days Vadodara Literature Festival organized in a farm house premises near here, Kapoor also remembered the days of the shooting of his super-hit movie Prem Rog here around 35 years ago. He said that the memory has freshened up after arriving in Vadodara ...Read More

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