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iRam Art Brings Work of Dacca Artists to Ahmedabad

July 13, 2024 12:34

Gallery iRam Art has brought some exciting work by two young Bangladeshi artists to Ahmedabad, in an exhibition titled Embodied Vestiges, which opened on Friday. This is the iRam gallery’s second exhibition since it opened in March. Speaking to VO! at the opening, founder Harssh Shah said iRam’s objective is to set a global benchmark for […]

The Dependability of Jasprit Bumrah

July 2, 2024 12:10

When Indian skipper Rohit Sharma handed over the ball to Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the 16th over in the finals of the T20 World Cup, South Africa needed 30 runs out of 30 balls to win its first T20 title. The odds had started to get against India, and it wasn’t without a reason that […]

Natarani Opens New Gallery With A Provocative Performance

June 24, 2024 11:35

The Darpana Academy of Performing Arts inaugurated a new performance venue, Gallery at Natarani, on Saturday, with Firefly Women, a dance spectacle on the theme of the persecution of political dissenters by the government.   Speaking on the occasion, Director Mallika Sarabhai said the new air-conditioned venue would allow Natarani to extend its season beyond the […]

Will Gujarat strike a BJP Hattrick?

May 7, 2024 20:01

In Gujarat, it is not the BJP that wins. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. So confident is the BJP that it began its experiment of dropping sitting MPs by droves and giving a chance to new faces, many times political novices who went to win with handsome margins. In 2014 when Narendra Modi then […]

Gujarat’s Valsad Decides Who Rules India, Always.

May 7, 2024 19:18

Valsad in South Gujarat is a parliamentary constituency that is known for one particular reason. Whichever political party wins Valsad Loksabha election gets to rule India. Ever since the first parliamentary election of India, it has been observed that Valsad is the bellwether seat of India. Today on Tuesday, Valsad in Gujarat polled the highest voting […]

Food, Faith and Fascism in New India

April 16, 2024 20:40

Because it is Gujarat, the latest comment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that flaunting and eating meat during the Hindu holy month of sawan (called chaitra in Gujarati) is being lapped up as a yet another bold stand by the unstoppable prime minister. Food fascism in Gujarat is not new. Gujaratis are absolutely okay doing business and selling or […]

Strategy is All About Gaining Control of Your Destiny

February 28, 2024 14:03

Exiled to the island of St Elba, Napoleon had time to define and reflect on the strategies that had won him the many battles he had fought before his defeat at Waterloo. The crux of Napoleon’s strategy, translated from French, was “we engage and then we see.” Napoleon would engage his enemies in battle and […]

Why Meetings Are Vital To Strategy Execution

February 20, 2024 12:45

Long before personal computers and formal management information systems, Sam Walton instituted a strategy execution system that would endure for forty years at WalMart. Walton then owned 17 stores and the managers in charge of each store, along with the company’s eight buyers, would meet every week with an eight-point agenda. The first point in […]

Sangita Khalsa Brings a Fine Sensibility to Textile Art

February 15, 2024 15:14

After graduating from Ahmedabad’s CN College of Fine Arts in the early 90s, Sangita Khalsa plunged into business, setting up a firm that designs soft furnishings for clients that include the city’s 5-star hotels. Then during the Covid pandemic, when business came to a standstill, Ms Khalsa decided to bring her sensibilities to play in […]

Ahmedabad to Host International Dirt Bike Race on Sunday

February 8, 2024 17:14

A team of American experts is preparing the EKA Arena in Maninagar for its first dirt bike racing event on Sunday, to be held under the aegis of the newly formed CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League (ISRL). This will be the second of a three-part series of ISRL races, the first of which was held […]

Are you a regular ‘phubber’? Curb the habit and enhance your relationships  

February 3, 2024 11:39

Capture this scene in your mind’s eye. Amita and her husband, Nirav, are having a conversation. Well, if you can call that a conversation. Nirav is absorbed in his phone and despite Amita’s repeated requests to look up and listen to her, there is no response from him except for ‘Hmms’ and ‘Uhhs’.  This is […]

Flying Machine to US Polo Association: The Arvind Fashion Brands

February 2, 2024 18:20

Back in 1997, when Arvind Mills was first moving into branded apparel in a big way, we asked chairman Sanjay Lalbhai if there was any real difference between Flying Machine jeans and more expensive brands like Lee. Is the quality of the denim different? Are the zippers different? His insightful answer: “The difference is not […]

18-Year-Old JEE Aspirant Dies By Suicide in Kota

January 29, 2024 19:36

An 18-year-old student preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) died by suicide on Monday in Rajasthan’s Kota district. The victim, identified as Niharika, took the extreme step just two days before her scheduled examination. This marks the second suicide in Kota in nearly a week and adds to the growing tally of such incidents […]

Why Amish Shah of J’evar Believes Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Forever

January 27, 2024 16:44

When Narendra Modi gifted American first lady Jill Biden a Made-in-Surat 7.5 carat lab-grown diamond on his state visit to the USA last year, it gladdened the hearts of everyone connected with this sunrise industry. Among those cheering the Prime Minister’s choice of gift was Amish Shah, New York-based owner of the J’evar jewellery brand, […]

Surat Police Flayed For Naming Journalist In Hurried FIR

January 27, 2024 14:55

Even as the Surat police have arrested the accused, who molested a 13-year-old girl on a road on January 12, it has emerged that the FIR was filed without consulting a senior officer. The area falls under Signanpore Police Station in Surat.  The police assured a proper investigation into the case. Acting swiftly after filing […]

Enabling Children To Become Good Citizens

January 26, 2024 11:06

Meghna spoke up courageously in front of the local authorities telling them that the roof of her village school leaked whenever it rained. Responding promptly, the Panchayat Development Officer approved repair work for the school roof.     When Nitesh saw that several public taps in his village were out of order, he decided to call the […]

Gujarat Gears Up for the 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2024, Nomination List Out

January 16, 2024 18:06

Gujarat is set to host the 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2024, a two-night spectacle that promises to captivate audiences with its unprecedented scale and dazzling extravaganza. The event, in association with Gujarat Tourism, will commence on January 27 at the Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre with a Curtain Raiser. This evening will honour technical […]

Arvind Inaugurates Research Centre for Water Sustainability

January 16, 2024 16:08

Arvind Limited inaugurated the world’s first open-source innovation centre for water sustainability in the campus of its Santej facility in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Set up in partnership with Gap Inc, USA, the 18,000 sq feet centre will serve as a research hub for innovations aimed at improving water management practices in the textile and apparel […]

Krack Moov: The Magic of the Paras Brands

January 8, 2024 16:15

In the late 70s, there were intriguing stories built around the closely guarded “secret formula” for Coca Cola. Legend has it that the Janata government of the day demanded the American company reveal its recipe if it wanted to operate in India. Coke refused and was consequently expelled from the country in 1977. Those days, […]

Japan’s Kenya Hara Discusses Shapes For Pasta And Other Design Issues At CEPT

November 24, 2023 13:41

In 1994, Japanese designer Kenya Hara asked a group of architects to come up with alternate designs for pasta, keeping in mind a few basic rules: the pasta needed to have an even surface area to allow for uniform heat transfer and a shape that allowed the sauce to stick. The architects came up with […]

Patidars Start Movement To Change Motera Stadium’s Name To Sardar Patel

November 23, 2023 16:53

Resentment is brewing in Gujarat over the name of the Narendra Modi Stadium where the 50-over World Cup final was held. Surat-based Patidar community has led a movement to associate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with the cricket stadium in Motera again. They are determined to change the name of the world’s largest cricket stadium from Narendra […]

How Kindness Can Improve Mental Health

November 13, 2023 09:00

Today, November 13, 2023, is World Kindness Day. Hmm. Isn’t that a topic for sermons? Or, something moralists love to go on about. Well, perhaps it is. But kindness is also closely linked to mental health. In fact, giving or receiving kindness can help reduce stress levels and ward off depression.   Kindness means saying or […]

Why Managers Thrive on Stability, While Leaders Drive Change

October 31, 2023 12:36

Management schools teach their graduates many useful things, but leadership is not one of them. Management is about promoting stability, consistency, order, and efficiency. Managers have formal titles that describe their place in the organisational structures. The purpose of leadership, on the other hand, is to bring useful change and leaders can emerge at any […]

Chonas Make a Comeback into Ice Cream

October 26, 2023 18:27

Six years after selling their Havmor brand to Lotte of South Korea for Rs 1,020 crore, the Chona family has returned to the ice cream business, investing over Rs 100 crore in a new manufacturing plant in Bavla. The plant has the capacity to churn out 50,000 litres of ice cream daily, which will be […]

Are There Any Positives for the LGBT Community in SC Judgement?

October 17, 2023 18:55

The Supreme Court may have failed to legalise same-sex marriage, but are there any positives for the LGBT community in the judgement delivered today? After letting off some steam against the Supreme Court (SC) and the government, most activists that VO! spoke to did concede that some parts of the judgement are to the benefit […]

Why Status is Considered More Important Than Money

October 12, 2023 20:01

When Pankaj Patel was named Chairman of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) last year, it considerably enhanced his stature. The chairman of Zydus Lifesciences was the first Ahmedabad-based businessman invited to take a chair that had previously been occupied by stalwarts like NR Nayana Murthy, AM Naik and Kumar […]

Narges Mohammadi’s Nobel Prize Turns Spotlight on Women’s Rights

October 7, 2023 17:29

The announcement of jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi winning the Nobel Peace Prize has turned the international spotlight on women’s rights, especially in the Middle East. Serving a sentence of ten years for “spreading propaganda against the State,” the 51-year-old Narges is currently lodged in Tehran’s Evin Prison, where she is fighting against the conditions […]

How Companies Can Manage The Unpredictable Employee-Customer Encounter

October 6, 2023 15:06

Developed in the manufacturing industry, six-sigma is a set of management techniques intended to reduce the probability of errors or defects. Service companies too have been trying to use the concept of six-sigma to standardise their processes. Call centres, for example, have been trying to script the interaction between their employees and customers down to […]

How To Use Emotional Intelligence To Get What You Want

September 23, 2023 13:38

Why do people instinctively wince when they get a call from their boss, even if he is a nice guy who has never done them any harm? The explanation lies in how our brains are wired, says Jerome-Pierre Bonnifay, founder CEO of consulting firm SBIC Services, and it has nothing to do with whether your […]

Why Creativity Flourishes At The Intersection Of Cultures

September 15, 2023 14:27

Marcus Samuelsson, chef at Aquavit, a Swedish restaurant in New York, is one of the pioneers of fusion food. In the mid-90s, when he was just 24, Marcus introduced dishes like oysters with mango curry sorbet and caramelised lobster with seaweed pasta, which resulted in The New York Times’ food critic raising Aquavit’s rating from […]

The Best Leaders Are Also Teachers

September 8, 2023 14:16

The biggest problem Indian companies are likely to face in the years ahead is not going to be lack of capital or technology or infrastructure. It is going to be lack of effective business leaders. The signs are all there: a boom in head hunting, with everyone chasing a few, select executives considered to be […]

FlexiBees: Giving Women The Choice To Return To Work On Their Own Terms 

September 5, 2023 18:34

The company matches client requirements with its pool of over 50,000 women giving the latter opportunities to work part-time and remotely  How do you give a large, talented and experienced pool of women who take a break from work, usually to raise children, opportunities to re-enter the workforce in a flexible mode?  It is to […]

Romain Wacziarg Explores The Links Between A Country’s Culture And Per Capita Income

September 5, 2023 13:38

At the start his course on “The Business Environment of India” at the Anderson School of Management in the University of California Los Angeles, Romain Wacziarg asks his students: How long will it take India to catch up with America’s per capita income, given their current average rates of GDP growth (2.4% for the US […]

Gujarat Ranks Third In GST Collection Figures In India  

September 2, 2023 19:13

Gujarat’s GST collection recorded a quantum leap of Rs 9,765 crores in August, a 12.4% increase compared to the same month last year when it was Rs 8,684 crores. Gujarat achieved the highest GST collection figures in India, following Maharashtra (Rs 23,282 crores) and Karnataka (Rs 11,116 crores).  What makes the feat even more impressive […]

Aditya-L1 Shoots For The Sun As ISRO Eyes Scripting Another Success Story After Chandrayaan-3 

September 2, 2023 18:40

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Aditya-L1 on Saturday to study the sun, in the country’s first such solar mission. Later, on social media platform X, ISRO said the satellite was now in orbit. The live broadcast of the launch was watched by more than 860,000 viewers, while thousands gathered at a viewing gallery near […]

The Strange History Of Ice Cream Flavours – From Brown Bread To Parmesan And Paté

August 11, 2023 10:33

English Heritage is now selling what it calls “the best thing since sliced bread” at 13 of its sites – brown bread ice cream, inspired by a Georgian recipe. The announcement of the flavour mentions several more outlandish Georgian flavours trialled by English Heritage before it landed on brown bread, such as Parmesan and cucumber. English Heritage is […]

Powerful Gujarat BJP Office Bearer Asked To Go. More To Follow.

August 5, 2023 19:23

In Gujarat’s media world, the term ‘internal dissent’ has been used against parties other than the BJP. However, the situation seems to have reversed, as the BJP faces a surge of internal dissent within its ranks. While dissent within the BJP existed before, it was generally hidden and suppressed until recently. With several internal conflicts […]

Gujarat Loses Its Own Google, Achyut Bhai No More.

August 4, 2023 18:57

If you wanted to know Gujarat, the real Gujarat it was not possible not to have “encountered” Achyut  Yagnik. Outsiders often mistook him for an academician interested in just the socio-political and cultural aspects of Gujarat. But those few who regularly kept in touch with him and later became friends knew that Achyut Yagnik was […]

Why The Bell Curve Fell Out Of Favour As An Assessment Tool

July 24, 2023 16:26

As an engineering student in BITS Pilani, I was fascinated to watch statistics in action when our test scores were graded. The professors would pin the graph up on the notice board and the logic behind the grades was always transparently clear. The grading system in engineering schools is based on the principle that the […]

India Can Have Its First Dalit Prime Minister In 2024

July 18, 2023 13:50

If Novak Djokovic, the greatest grass-court player ever, can be defeated, then Narendra Modi, too, can be vanquished in next year’s court of the people. And, though the opposition political landscape remains extremely untidy, it still has a Carlos Alcaraz up its sleeve. His name is Mallikarjun Kharge. If the opposition leaders play the game […]

Mizoram BJP Vice-President Resigns, Says Manipur, Union Govts 'Supported' Demolition of Churches

July 14, 2023 18:59

New Delhi: Mizoram Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president, R. Vanramchhuanga, has tendered his resignation, accusing Union and Manipur governments of supporting the burning down of churches in Manipur. According to Vanramchhuanga, a total of 357 churches, pastors’ quarters, and office buildings of different churches have so far been “burned into ashes by Meitei militants”. “To protest […]

No, Narendra Modi Was Not The First Member Of Alliance Francaise, Ahmedabad.(But He Was Close)

July 14, 2023 16:22

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Paris that he was the very first member of Alliance Francaise (AF) Ahmedabad when it was started in 1981, he was exaggerating a bit. The receipt issued to him is in December 1981 in numbered eight, and his membership number was A-011, so there were undoubtedly a few […]

142 Killed, 300 Wounded, 50,000 Displaced: 103 Journalists Across India Appeal To Ensure Manipur Crisis Stays In News

July 13, 2023 12:55

This is an urgent appeal to editors and fellow journalists to ensure that the ghastly happenings in Manipur are well circulated through news mediums. After more than two months of unprecedented civic strife and violence, events in this state have disappeared from the front pages. The incidents of violence were barbaric, with gross violation of […]

Why Social Media Use Is A Double-Edged Sword

July 13, 2023 12:26

While it can boost connections and self-esteem of individuals, and has become a vital marketing tool for businesses, new research suggests that heavy usage of social media has a negative impact on anxiety, depression and sleep quality Asha*, a college student in her 20s from Vadodara, says: “I spend five to six hours a day […]

Why Being Too Busy Is Bad For You  

July 12, 2023 20:27

When Sylvia Boorstein inverted the popular dictum “don’t just sit there, do something”  in the title of her bestselling book “Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There,” she turned the spotlight on an idea that many people know to be true. Boorstein is a disciple of Indian Vipassana teacher Nani Bala Barua, and her book is […]

Cardio: Before Or After Workout…

June 9, 2023 17:39

A chiselled physique is a cherished dream for the fitness conscious. But admit it or not, it’s also a by-product of lifestyle. People sweat buckets in gymnasiums, aspiring to be the hard-to-ignore Adonis and Venus. While the upper body and abdomen muscles — this holds especially for men — get a thorough workout for obvious […]

The Lifeline For Abandoned Animals: Social Media Apps

June 3, 2023 18:33

With the rise of social media apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, pages for animal rescue and adoption have increased. These newborn wonders too deserve a loving family just like expensive breeds. Social media is proving to be beneficial for such voiceless creatures. We all love dogs and cats, don’t we? Pets comfort our lives; […]

CII Chief’s 8-Point Agenda On Growth

June 2, 2023 16:31

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president, R Dinesh, recommended a few measures to achieve a sustainable growth of over 7.5%. He appreciated the Centre’s “pragmatic and transformational policies” and laid emphasis on “building trust” while announcing Quality Mission 2.0. Some of CII’s top action goals for the upcoming year included livelihood businesses, tourism, wellness, […]

A Trip To Murud Janjira

June 2, 2023 10:50

We all have pondered about relaxing next to a beach and drinking coconut water and listening to the calm sound of the waves . For me, this dream came to reality as I travelled to a place called Murud Janjira and here is my trip report about it. The date was 11th may 2023. I […]

CDCSO Investigating Gujarat-Manufactured Eye Drops That 'Caused Infections' in Sri Lanka

June 1, 2023 19:37

New Delhi: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is reportedly investigation eye drops manufactured by Gujarat-based Indiana Ophthalmics which have allegedly caused eye infections in more than 30 people in Sri Lanka. These eye drops were recalled by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health in April this year with “immediate effect”, because patients at the country’s […]

From BJP Campaign Strategist to Chief Advisor to Siddaramaiah: Sunil Kanugolu's Story

June 1, 2023 19:24

Bengaluru: Sunil Kanugolu, a political strategist for the Congress party, who had been pivotal in the party’s election campaigns, has now been elevated to the role of Chief Advisor to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. This cabinet-rank position, officially announced on May 31, is a nod to the strategist’s significant contributions to the party’s recent victories. Kanugolu, […]

Every Story Matters: Torrent Group's Abhivyakti Fest Has Unique Theme For Its 5th Edition

June 1, 2023 18:20

It’s back and it’s even more unique this time around. Abhivyakti, The City Arts Project – Ahmedabad, has announced its fifth edition and the theme this year is ‘Every Story Matters’. The Abhivyakti festival is the brainchild and an endeavour of the UNM Foundation of the Torrent Group’s Mehta family. Keeping with the family’s ethos to give […]

Top 05 Webseries To Binge On This June

May 31, 2023 13:22

With this fast life around us, it is a must to take a break so while you are at it try binge watching these most awaited series on the OTT platforms in the comfort of your house and those comfy pyjamas.  1.) Scoop: A solid cast, starring Karishma Tanna, Harman Baweja, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mohamad Zeeshan […]

Leader Dhoni, Eclectic Jaddu: Pillars Of CSK’s Success

May 30, 2023 12:33

In my previous post on MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), after they had made it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) final this season, I wrote about how Dhoni had turned the franchise into a process-driven team rather than a result-driven team. The core philosophy of CSK is to minimise errors on the […]

All For A Noble Cause: How A Runner-Cum-Coach Is Transforming Lives

May 24, 2023 15:40

The world is full of highly adventurous people who never back down and pursue their goals with unfailing determination. Some live and serve for a noble cause. A young man from Ahmedabad epitomises these qualities to the highest degree. Rupesh Makwana, a resident of Naroda, Ahmedabad, has started an initiative like that of Anand Kumar […]

Dhoni, CSK, and Bhagavad Gita

May 24, 2023 12:47

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the living examples of the Bhagavad Gita philosophy of karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana. Dhoni and CSK have given this philosophy the English name called ‘process’. Just like the Bhagavad that advises people to simply carry on with their tasks and not worry about rewards/results, […]

Yashasvi Jaiswal: From Selling Paani-Puris To Playing For India

May 1, 2023 13:09

The next time Team India plays white ball cricket, there’s every possibility that left-handed opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal will feature in that series. That’s as early as July-August when India will travel to America to play the West Indies. The success story of Jaiswal – who’s just 21 and who has set the 2023 season […]

KKR’s Rana Proves Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

April 29, 2023 12:07

Back in 2015, Delhi left-hander Nitish Rana was one of the 22 players banned by the BCCI in the alleged age-fudging racket. Just a bunch of North Indian boys doing the North Indian things, a few people chuckled. Even before the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Rana was reportedly under the scanner for lying about […]

Sarfaraz Khan: The Underdog India Is Rooting For

April 27, 2023 15:21

Everybody loves an underdog story. Even more so when the underdog keeps losing for no fault of his. Sarfaraz Khan, the middle-order batsman from Mumbai’s crowded and poor suburb Kurla is the underdog story of the season. Yet again. Questions are raised every time Sarfaraz is not selected for the national team. This time around, […]

Atiq Ahmed: The Man Bolly Potboilers Essay As Mafia

March 27, 2023 19:46

He has always been among the bad boys of Uttar Pradesh politics. The stocky frame looks doubly weighed down because of a short height. Round eyes keen with intent and a thick moustache, Atiq Ahmed’s is a face that stays on in mind. Given the fact that he has 195 cases pending against him, this […]

Viragos Of The World: Here's Why Everyday Needs To Be A Woman's Day

March 8, 2023 17:04

From societal restrictions and conditioned environment to institutional expectations, it is not easy being a woman in India. Women from every class and caste in India face challenges that are gender exclusive. March 8 is the International Day for Women. Virago Media Private Limited and Vibes of India are committed to the cause of women and their empowerment. The United Nations’ […]

Jadeja’s No-Ball Cost India The Match: Gavaskar Hits Hard

March 3, 2023 16:38

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on the Indian batters for their below-par show in the third Test against Australia in Indore, saying the “pitch played on their minds”. On a surface that offered sharp turn and variable bounce from the get-go, India was dismissed for 109 and 163 as Australia qualified for the […]

Social Calendar: Things To Do This Weekend

February 15, 2023 19:28

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Ahmedabad? Look no further! Even though February is the shortest month, there’s no shortage of exciting events. Here are eight must-attend events happening in the city. 1: Celebrating The World Of Dance Day 2 Get ready to witness 29 talented performers showcase their skills at the […]

Shark Tank India Season 3: How To Apply, Online Form For Startup Founders Seeking Funding

February 9, 2023 17:52

If you have a business idea, you should consider registering it with the Shark Tank India Audition 2023. The best part about registering is that it allows you to seek financial and legal assistance from India’s Big Investors. Shark Tank Season 2 of India premiered on Sony Entertainment Television on January 2. The startup reality […]

Shark Tank India Season 2: Unstop Wins Rs 2 Cr Deal From 4 Sharks

February 7, 2023 18:06

In the recent episode of Shark Tank India Season 2, shark Amit Jain, co-founder and CEO of CarDekho Group, was willing to offer Rs 5 crore for 10 per cent equity in an online job platform called ‘Unstop’ that was pitched by Ankit Aggarwal. Unstop is a completely self-funded startup that has created an online […]

Student Loan Portfolio At SBI IIMA Branch Touches Rs 340 Crore

February 4, 2023 14:01

The Scholar Loan portfolio of the SBI branch in the IIMA campus, which comprises of loans extended to students of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), has touched Rs 340 crore. SBI recently increased the Scholar Loan limit from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. SBI is the only bank with a branch […]

Spiritual Guru To Rapist: Tainted History Of Asaram Bapu

January 31, 2023 16:39

Asaram Bapu, a self-proclaimed spiritual leader, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Sessions Court in Gandhinagar on January 30th, 2023. He was found guilty of raping a female disciple at his ashram in Motera, Ahmedabad. The woman, who lived in Surat, accused Asaram of repeatedly raping her between 2001 and 2006 while she was […]

Gujarat 2018-2022: Dismal Conviction In Cases For Atrocities On Dalits

January 30, 2023 16:47

Atrocities on Dalits continue in Gujarat and what’s worse, despite the Prevention of Atrocities On Dalits Act, the conviction rate in cases registered between 2018-2021 stands at a dismal 3.5%.  According to data released by the National Crime Bureau, there were 1,426 cases registered in Gujarat in 2018 under the Prevention of Atrocities On Dalits […]

Bitter Reality Of Sugarcane Workers Of Gujarat 

January 30, 2023 15:06

While sipping your cutting chai in Amdavad, did you ever wonder where its sweetness comes from? One teaspoon of sugar in your masala chai comes after pouring the blood, sweat and tears of migrant labourers who work in the unorganised sector of sugarcane harvesting in Gujarat. These harvesters are counted among the most deprived groups […]

The Invisible Lives Of Gujarat’s Brick Kilns Workers 

January 29, 2023 15:59

Ever wondered about the people who made your house–brick by brick? Migrant labourers from neighbouring states spend around eight months on bricks for the luxury bungalows and commercial complexes that we see mushrooming in our city. Do we ever question if these labourers are paid fair wage? To address these questions, Ahmedabad Parlons–a talk series […]

Shades Of Blackk Spalon Gets A Swanky New Address At SBR

January 25, 2023 11:22

Shades of Blackk Spalon, a well-known brand in the salon segment, has widened its horizons. They have been dominating the salon market for 11 years. Ahmedabad’s very own salon brand—a unisex salon with spa—offers a wide range of services, including haircuts, hair treatments (colours, smoothening, keratin), facials, manicures and pedicures, body spas, and make-up. A […]

The Blight Of Flights

January 24, 2023 15:06

Right from the welcoming smile of the air hostess to the comforting experience of flying, a journey by plane ought to fill you with warmth. The recent spate of unruly episodes both at airports and on flights thus seems so baffling…   On Monday, the cabin crew body of All India’s Cabin Crew Association (AICCA) demanded […]

Magic Of Japanese Manga Art In Ahmedabad 

January 20, 2023 18:48

The Japanese Manga is an art form of pictorial storytelling and now, you experience a glimpse of this revolutionary art in Ahmedabad. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India–the Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai has organised the international travelling exhibition in Ahmedabad. This was earlier on display […]

Author Sharif Rangnekar Provides Insights On Being Gay In India

January 18, 2023 14:36

In this age of heightened diversity, a lot people are curious as to what makes those-not-like-us tick. Earlier, the differences were around nationality, religion, language. Today, there’s a new kind of diversity that Indians are learning to deal with, and that is sexuality. As more and more LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people come […]

HOW TO WAKE UP ALERT AND REFRESHED

January 11, 2023 11:34

 Researchers have discovered that you can wake up each morning without feeling sluggish by paying attention to three key factors: sleep, exercise, and breakfast. Do you feel groggy until you’ve had your morning joe? Do you battle sleepiness throughout the workday? You’re not alone. Many people struggle with morning alertness, but the new study demonstrates […]

Mortal Truth About Gujarat Model: Suicides Up By 50% Among Daily Wagers

January 6, 2023 11:28

The Gujarat Model continues to be BJP’s go-to solution for all problems, but the underlying painful truth seems far removed. Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) now reveals that the last five years (2017-2022) witnessed a 50.44% surge in death by suicides among daily wagers. In analytical numbers, this would translate to nearly […]

Desire To Extend Lifeline? Go Through This!

January 5, 2023 14:06

According to research, maintaining enough levels of water may be essential for living a longer, healthier life. Adults who maintain good hydration appear to be healthier, have fewer chronic diseases like heart and lung illness and live longer than those who do not get enough fluids, according to a National Institutes of Health study. Researchers […]

Gujarat: Over 150 Amdavadis File Petition To Science City Council To Screen Christopher Nolan’s Movies

January 3, 2023 13:20

American filmmaker Christopher Nolan is regarded as one of the best film directors in our history. And now, over 150 Amdavadis have filed a petition to Science City Council that Nolan’s movies should be screened in Science City, Ahmedabad. Fans want to screen The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet in […]

Residents Of Plush Ahmedabad Society Locked In 6-Yr Fight Over Feeding Dogs

January 2, 2023 12:08

Dogs, our best friends, are at the centre of conflict in a tony Ahmedabad society called Samatva Bungalows in Shela locality. The residents of this society are divided right down the middle, as dog lovers, and dog haters. Things have come to such a head over the past six years that the two groups have […]

13 Rajkot Builders Get RERA Notice For Failing To File Annual Return

December 30, 2022 12:35

Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory in Gandhinagar has issued notice to 13 builders in Rajkot for default in filing the annual return (Form 5). The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 mandates promoters to open an exclusive bank account for each project. The promoters have to submit an audited account of the project certified by […]

Gujarat Income-Tax boss Ravindra Kumar And the Art Of Retiring

December 30, 2022 09:36

The Gujarat Income-Tax Department office is a busy place these days. Before 2022 ends in two days’ time, more than 200 Income-Tax officers in Gujarat will be promoted. The promotions will happen after a gap of five years, the last of which were notified in 2017. A full-scale revolt rocked the department in September when […]

The Enigma Called Shankar Chaudhary, Gujarat’s Next Speaker

December 19, 2022 20:08

Considering the numbers in the Gujarat Assembly, Shankar Chaudhary and Jetha Bharwad, who filed nominations on Monday for the post of speaker and deputy speaker, are set to win the respective posts in case an election takes place. Speakers are generally elected unopposed. BJP leader Chaudhary, who represents the Tharad seat in Banaskantha district, had […]

Narendra Modi Wins Gujarat Again. Here’s Why 

December 8, 2022 19:21

He would win Gujarat as chief minister. Now he wins Gujarat as prime minister. Nothing has changed. The state remains the backyard of Narendra Modi where, along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and a motivated party cadre, the BJP becomes an indestructible force.  Modi, as usual, was the star campaigner and the crowd-puller. He addressed more than 30 […]

Surat’s ‘Babbar Sher’ Promises Free Beard Trimmings, And Dental Checkups

December 7, 2022 19:11

Come election results time and the public sentiments soar sky high. Businesses big and small are rooting for their choice of candidates and a glimpse of it is seen in Surat’s Varachha constituency. Salons are offering free beard trimming if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Alpesh Kathiriya wins. Supporters of Khatiriya — who calls himself ‘Babbar Sher of Surat’ — are also […]

Gujarat-Based Surgeons Explore The Marvellous Peaks

December 3, 2022 17:10

You’re a working professional and mountaineer. You want to scale the peaks but are constrained by the demands of your work. Years pass by and the passion doesn’t find fulfilment. Now, an Ahmedabad-based surgeon and mountaineer is showing the way to juggle both worlds. Dr Hemant Leuva and his wife, Dr Surbhi Hemant Leuva, are […]

Private Jets, Double-Engine Aircraft…Elections Means Princely Privileges

November 20, 2022 17:37

With only a few weeks to go for the elections in the state, the campaigns are getting tense and outrageously expensive. Demand for helicopters and charter flights to ferry leaders to various campaign sites will be the order of the day closer to the elections. The greater the stature of the leaders the better the […]

Adani In Middle Of India-China Conflict In SL

November 12, 2022 15:49

In recent times, Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, has shown a keenness to straddle worlds that value environmental consideration. Last year, he had publicly spoken about the need to accelerate ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate) transformation. Upholding this vision, Adani intends to invest in renewable power plants in the north of Sri Lanka. Ironically, the […]

The Game Of Castes...

November 11, 2022 16:09

Analysis of the first list of BJP candidates announced yesterday in Gujarat. Sad Truth: Winnability of candidates largely depend on her/his caste. BJP has announced 160 of 182 candidates. Here’s a brief Caste analysis: With the dropping of several senior BJP leaders from the candidate list, including ex-CM Vijay Rupani, ex-Deputy CM Nitin Patel & […]

Ideologically Poles Apart, BJP-AIMIM’s Secret Ahmedabad Meetings Exposed

October 20, 2022 19:28

On paper and on the ground, they’re poles apart; even sworn enemies. But has Gujarat brought together – or rather, exposed – the BJP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM’s secret mutual admiration club? This is certainly what the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are claiming. The AIMIM has made a steady progress in Gujarat. […]

3 Gujarat Women Among 7 Killed In Kedarnath Copter Crash

October 18, 2022 16:56

Three women from Gujarat, including two from a family in Bhavnagar, are among seven people killed in a helicopter crash near Kedarnath temple on Tuesday.  The helicopter was ferrying pilgrims from Kedarnath temple to Guptkashi and crashed into a hill due to poor visibility. The victims from Gujarat have been identified as Kruti Barad, 30, […]

RSS Man In Gujarat Vidyapith: 9 Trustees Quit

October 17, 2022 20:48

The Gujarat Vidyapith campus continues to simmer over the proposal to appoint Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat as Chancellor, with nine trustees tendering their resignation on Monday. Feathers have been ruffled at the 102-year-old institute – the Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 – after it was announced that for the first time, […]

Kharge vs Tharoor: Gujarat Congress Comes Together For Party Presidential Elections  

October 17, 2022 19:50

Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor will face off in an electoral contest on Monday for the post of Congress chief, as the party gets ready to have a non-Gandhi president after 22 years. Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee delegates from the Electoral College to pick the party chief in a secret ballot.  […]

India Will Hold 90th General Assembly Of Interpol

October 14, 2022 19:12

The 90th General Assembly of Interpol, the world’s largest police body with 195 members, will be held in New Delhi from October 18 to 21, 2022. For four days, police leadership from all over the world will be in India. Due to the continuous efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, […]

No Criminality Found In 5,800 Radia Tapes, CBI Tells

September 21, 2022 15:45

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court (SC) that it found no criminality in 5,800 tapes of phone conversations by corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in 14 preliminary inquiries it conducted on SC’s directive. The Income-Tax Department had intercepted Radia’s phone calls in 2008-09. A three-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud was hearing a plea by industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata for […]

Gujarat: Rural Healthcare In Critical Condition; Over 90% Healthcare Posts Vacant In Gujarat

August 26, 2022 09:53

Medical tourism and Gujarat are often considered two sides of the same coin. While it may be true for urban areas, in rural belts, the reality is far from it. Leave alone specialized treatment, even basics are in dire straits. The situation is particularly grim when it comes to obstetrics, gynaecologists and paediatricians. Medics from […]

Congress: BJP's "Make In India" Includes Gujarat's Illicit Drug Production Too

August 24, 2022 12:32

In the backdrop of the massive haul of nearly Rs 25,000 crore-worth drugs seized from Gujarat in the last five years, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, earlier this week, launched a website to create awareness of the fatal addiction. “Reject Drugs Reject BJP” aims to protect the youth of Gujarat and ban drugs from the […]

BJP Ducks Failures Of Past Promises; Spins New Campaign

August 22, 2022 13:21

Leading the country in celebrating 75 years of Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to build a stronger India. His deadline for a “developed nation” is now 25 years, in time to chime with the centenary celebrations. NaMo spoke about nari shakti, the end of the ghulami culture. He spoke fiercely against corruption as he […]

The Politics Of Hate And Why Gujarat Will Not Do Justice To Bilkis Bano

August 21, 2022 16:48

Nothing in Gujarat is devoid of a political angle in New India. Politics is to Gujarat what Bollywood is to Mumbai. So, those trying to brush off the release of Bilkis Bano’s rapists as a “local decision” smacks of hypocrisy and typical phoniness that is very striking of those who support Gujarat and its communal […]

Happy Janmashtami: Govinda's Birth Unites India In Celebrations

August 19, 2022 10:59

Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. According to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, it is observed on the eighth tithi (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Bhadrapada Masa. This overlaps with mid-August to early September of the Gregorian calendar. It is […]

Alls Not Well With Karnataka's Bommai; Accused Of Being A Puppet

August 16, 2022 13:23

Karnataka has been infamously famous in recent times. From being the cradle of the hijab row in Shivamogga, to the turbulent belt of anti-missionary vitriolic in Mangaluru, to saffron fringe elements and their moral policing on I-Day, each week has seen the state in the not-so-good news. And now, the ride seems visibly bumpy for […]

Ancient Text Manusmriti In Eye Of A Storm Again

August 16, 2022 11:53

The Talking Point: Manusmriti. Earlier this month, Delhi High Court judge Pratibha M Singh said women are “blessed” because Indian scriptures like Manusmriti give “very respectable position” to women. She advised working women to live in joint families to “share our resources” and not be “selfish” to live in a nuclear family. The Ancient Text? […]

RaGa's Dilemma Continues As Congress Set To Elect Party Prez

August 16, 2022 10:43

In line with the party’s decision to conduct internal elections between August and September 2022, speculation is rife over Rahul Gandhi’s nomenclature. For his part, the Gandhi scion has maintained a strategic silence to appeals within the Congress for him to become president again. It may be recalled that RaGa resigned as the party president […]

At 75, India's Exports Stand 600 Times Taller Since 1947

August 15, 2022 17:09

Among the key factors driving any country’s economic growth, exports figures on the top rungs. According to official data, India has witnessed an exponential 600 times growth in total exports since Independence. India, traditionally a cash crop and spices-rich country, exported $1.27 billion worth goods and services in 1950-51. However, soon after, growth stagnated under […]

Gujarat: Six Medical Colleges Across The State Run With 40% Posts Unfilled

August 11, 2022 11:39

Twenty-six-year-old Ramesh is not alone in waiting his turn at the OPD at Government Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. Weakened by a persistent fever, he is drained from waiting for over two hours in the long queue. The auto-rickshaw driver has come all the way from Waddaj. The nearly three-hour wait for a brief 10 minutes for […]

Congress Protests Inflation, Unemployment, GST; BJP Dubs Rally "Anti-Hindu"

August 6, 2022 11:40

What happened on Friday: In recent times,the Congress has been seeking a Parliamentary debate on rising prices and unemployment. For some reason or the other, the debate has been deferred, MPs suspended for unruly behaviour on the floor, Opposition voice muffled by ruling party’s chants and /or an inconclusive banter with no clear point having […]

World Tribal Day to Witness Distribution of Benefits Worth Rs 1,300 crore

August 3, 2022 20:40

State Education Minister and spokesperson for the Gujarat government, Jitu Vaghani, said during a press conference that on August 9, World Adivasi Day will be celebrated across the state. A state-level event will be organised at Melania in Dahod district, chaired by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. The event will also be telecast live. Besides, various […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Near You This Week

August 3, 2022 20:31

Vibes Of India is back with the list of happening and most amazing events and workshops close by to you, Do check out these events share them with your friends with whom you think you should attend those events. Cohesive Tales ( A curated experience ) A not-to-be missed event which features a collection of […]

James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning image of Jupiter

August 3, 2022 16:41

James Webb’s telescope has shown us more of the universe than we ever make sense of. Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured something closer to home – Jupiter, the namesake of the king of Roman gods.IMAGE: On July 27, JWST’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) snapped a picture of Jupiter. Previously, the Webb telescope had […]

Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Grandson Challenges Gandhi Ashram's Development Project

August 3, 2022 14:19

Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has submitted public interest litigation in Gujarat High Court against the state government’s developmental plans of the Gandhi Ashram at a cost of over Rs1,200 crore. Meanwhile, Tushar Gandhi has questioned the state government’s decision to hand over the responsibility of developing and operating the project to the […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Near You This Week

July 28, 2022 18:05

Vibes Of India is back with the list of happening and most amazing events and workshops close by to you, Do check out these events share them with your friends with whom you think you should attend those events.  Mind Medium Material A art exhibition showcasing art work of multiple artists will be a surreal […]

Ahmedabad: Life & Literature Club of St. Xavier's Hosts 'Mehfil'

July 27, 2022 19:51

Literature and life go hand in hand. After all, we all live for art. With the same idea, the English Department of St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad inaugurated the Literature and Life Club, also known as LnL Club, on 26th March 2022. This club aims to bring literature closer to life through various activities – on […]

Why Energy Management is Taking Precedence Over Time Management

July 25, 2022 11:42

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, reportedly wakes up at 3:45 am and uses the early hours, when his energy levels are highest, for uninterrupted work. After 75 minutes, at 5:00 am, he heads off to the gym. By the time the rest of the world is up, Cook has finished nearly half the day’s […]

Jail Se: An Experiment To Empower Sabarmati Jail Inmates By NID

July 24, 2022 10:19

Creativity and enterprise can flourish even in captivity. These are not caged by four walls. The mind and spirit are always free to explore avenues beyond the surroundings. Furniture, multi-purpose bags, kitchen apparel, storybooks, wall hanging storage for children to packaged ready-to-eat food… these are not things you would generally associate with jail inmates. But […]

Droupadi Murmu Becomes India's First Tribal President

July 21, 2022 18:35

A month ago, the former Governor of Jharkhand, Droupadi Murmu, made headlines as NDA chose her for Presidential candidature. On July 21, she did it again as she became India’s first tribal and second woman President. Now, Droupadi Murmu, the 15th President of India, made history with her overwhelming win. As the first round of […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops This Week

July 19, 2022 20:47

Monsoon Vibes are all set and Vibes of India is back with the weekly forecast of the most happening events and workshops around your city, Here is the list of the events and workshops we have in bag to offer you this week Garba Class Workshop This most happening festival of joy Navratri is just […]

Domestic Violence Cases In Gujarat? None. NCRB Claims So

July 18, 2022 19:21

Going by the National Family Health Survey 2019-20 (NHFS-5), there has been a reduction of six percent in domestic violence cases in Gujarat. Going a step further, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has quoted the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) date of 2018 to 2020 to claim that Gujarat has zero […]

Social Calendar: Best Events And Workshops Around You

July 14, 2022 15:18

We at Vibes Of India take our job to offer you bag full of events very seriously hence we are back with line up of amazing events and workshops around you this week, Do check out these events and workshops which we have lined up for you in our social Calendar.  Finding Through Films (Film […]

Gujarat CGST Is Still Not Through With Scrutiny Of FY’18 GST Filings. Here’s Why.

July 13, 2022 09:20

The Central Goods And Services Tax (CGST), which came into force in 2017, empowers its officers to scrutinize a return furnished by registered people to verify its correctness. But it seems Gujarat’s CGST department is still struggling with procedural wrangles or is simply lethargic. Highly placed sources disclosed to Vibes of India that lethargy in scrutinizing CGST filings […]

Income-Tax Officials From 'Dry' Gujarat Tasked With 'Faceless' Assessees in 'Wet' States

July 12, 2022 10:02

In a bid to expedite income-tax assessments and case proceedings that must wait for the client’s appearance before the agency, the government, 2020, initiated the Faceless Assessment Scheme. Under the new system, cases assigned to the I-T- Department would necessarily have to be from “outside the regional jurisdiction” of the state. This was done to […]

Sewage Water Floods Shyamal Society, Residents To Boycott Elections

July 12, 2022 10:00

Laxmi Patel Residents of Shyamal Row House Division 3/B on Anandnagar Road declared to boycott elections as 72 houses were flooded with the sewage water. Members of each household mopped the houses and basement without waiting for the help of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) or any other concerned authorities. Residents had raised this issue […]

Chhattisgarh’s Framing PESA Rules Gives Fillip To Gujarat Congress Tribal Campaign

July 12, 2022 09:39

Four days after the Chhattisgarh Government on July 7 finally approved the draft rules for the implementation of the revolutionary Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, more known as PESA, which vests powers to decide on tribal community properties among the Gram Sabhas, the Gujarat Congress has immediately drafted its tribal legislators, former MPs and leaders to the poll-bound State. After […]

My Friend, Abe San

July 9, 2022 13:17

Shinzo Abe – an outstanding leader of Japan, a towering global statesman, and a great champion of India-Japan friendship – is not among us anymore. Japan and the world have lost a great visionary. And, I have lost a dear friend. I first met him in 2007, during my visit to Japan as the Chief […]

MBS Dreams Of New Saudi; Bolts Out Old Ecosystem, Old Players

July 8, 2022 14:12

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a determined young man. He is known to be ruthless where it comes to ambition and wiping out his critics. And now, in a bid to revamp Saudi Arabia’s image as an investor-friendly tech hub of the future, as a key player in the MENA region, MBS is using […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Near You This Week

July 8, 2022 13:39

Vibes Of India is back with the list of happening and most amazing events and workshops close by to you, Do check out these events share them with your friends with whom you think you should attend those events. Shaam-E-Bethak A collaboration of 14 unique Brands ‘Shaam-E-Bethak’ would be perfect place for you this weekend […]

Gujarat Ki Beti Vidhya Has To Fight For Education Even in Year 2022

July 6, 2022 09:38

Twelve kilometres from Gujarat’s political capital, Gandhinagar, and 14 kilometres from the commercial capital, Ahmedabad — lies village Amiyapur. However, education beyond class VIII is a distant dream here. Most who leg it out to the nearest school (about 5 to 7 kilometres away) are either absent most of the time or fail several times. […]

Gujarat BJP Has Digital Edge To Woo Young Voters In 2022 Polls

July 5, 2022 10:30

Gujarat BJP is strengthening their day-to-day digital campaign to woo Gen-Z and Gen-Y voters who spend an average of 8 hours a day online. Consolidating the votes of millennials will ensure the 150+ seat target of the BJP in the upcoming 2022 assembly elections.  “We had started our digital campaign focusing on 2022 assembly elections with the hashtag […]

Why ‘Decluttering’ Your Home is Good For Your Mental Health

July 4, 2022 16:35

By Aruna Raghuram It’s a common enough situation. Over the years, you collect furniture, artefacts, clothes, linen, vessels, crockery, books, toys, and many more things. Many of these you may not need anymore. But they still occupy space in your home and add to the clutter. If you are wondering what all this fuss about […]

Why Does Gujarat Income Tax Dept Give Charity Organisations A Miss?

July 4, 2022 09:12

The Income Tax Department’s brief is to collect tax revenues and detect unaccounted taxable income, but there is one wing of the department in Gujarat which seems to be busy disbursing refunds. The Exemption department of I-T, Gujarat, recorded a disbursal of refunds of Rs 800 crore in 2021 — that is that much fewer revenues. Earlier the Exemption department had the powers […]

In Conversation: VIP Author Aparna Piramal Raje On Her Struggles With Mental Illness

July 4, 2022 08:58

Everyone coped with the lockdown in their own way. Aparna Piramal Raje, for one, wrote a book on her struggles with mental illness. “Chemical Khichdi: How I hacked my Mental Health” tells the story of Aparna’s struggles with bipolarity, from her early days as a student at Oxford and Harvard Business School, to her induction […]

Social Calendar: Events & Workshops Around The City This Weekend

July 2, 2022 14:12

Its almost weekend and we are back to serve you some great vibes with cool events and workshops with social calendar to tell you about happening around you this weekend, check these bag full of events which we have lined up for you to visit with your friends and family. SnkrFlare A Lifestyle exhibition cum flea […]

Gold Import Duty Hike To Have Sledgehammer Impact on Buyers & Sellers

July 1, 2022 19:17

The Indian Finance Ministry announced a hike in the basic import duty of gold from 7.5 percent to 12.5 percent. According to some analysts, the decision was announced keeping in mind the tumbling Rupee and the country’s growing trade deficit as it widened to a record high last month. In a year, India’s trade imbalance […]

Love Is In The Rain: Top 10 Romantic Novels To Read This Monsoon

June 27, 2022 16:23

Do you love reading books based on your current emotions? Or are you a book nerd craving some romantic stories as the rain slides down your window? Curling up in your blanket during the rainy season and reading your favourite romantic novel is an inexplicable feeling. Here are ten books you can add to your […]

Guess Who Got The Maximum Foreign Funding in Gujarat?

June 27, 2022 09:01

The Swaminarayan sect of the Bochanvasi Akshar Purshottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) received the highest foreign funding of Rs 26 crore in a single quarter from January to March 2022, among as many as 500 organisations having got more than Rs 100 crore from abroad. This has been disclosed in the quarterly returns they filed for the […]

Eminent Jain Scholar Dr Natubhai Missed On Śruta-Pañcamī

June 25, 2022 17:17

File Pic: Dr Shah explains the Jain essentials to Queen Elizabeth Even though eminent Jain leader based out of the UK, Dr Natubhai Shah ended his mortal journey at 89, earlier this year on March 6, his legacy carries on. On the recently concluded Śruta-pañcamī, the Jain festival celebrating the written scriptures, his learned presence […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Nearby You

June 25, 2022 16:34

Its Monday and we believe that week should start with loads of good news so here we are again with bag full of good “events and workshops” for you. Indulge in these amazing event and workshops line up which we have for you in our this segment of Social Calendar United States of Pada ni […]

Titu Ambani's Team Arrives For Promotion In Ahmedabad

June 24, 2022 19:23

Deepika Singh, Tushar Pandey, director Rohit Raj Goyal, and producer Dinesh Kumar started their press tour with Ahmedabad on June 24. They arrived in the city to promote their movie ‘Titu Ambani.’ According to the actors, the work is a fragment of issues middle-class people face in their lives, which will resonate with the audience. […]

Top 10 Coffee Cafes in Ahmedabad to Get Amazing Coffee.

June 24, 2022 17:37

“May your coffee kick in before reality does. ” speaks for a delicious hot cup of coffee that helps you focus on work, while “Love is in the air and it smells like coffee” demonstrates people’s love for this bitter iced drink. Might it be a refreshment or a necessity to give you a daily […]

Pride, Politics & Prejudice Aside, Why Does Maharashtra Matter?

June 24, 2022 13:31

Maharashtra is in political crisis. The richest state in India with country’s financial capital Mumbai is witnessing a major tug-of-war that might result in end game for Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s government. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), as the three-way coalition is called, has been jolted by a coup masterminded by Shiv Sena strongman Eknath […]

Importance Of Nutrition In Human Life

June 23, 2022 13:11

A healthy diet and a regulated lifestyle are the key to keeping away from obesity, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers. However, the “freshness” quotient of the food must not be discounted for. Some reports even suggest a link between ultra-processed foods, food consumed after its expiry date and chronic illnesses, including a […]

June 21: The Longest Day Of The Year For Northern Hemisphere

June 21, 2022 18:04

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It is the day with the longest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2022, the June solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21. The summer solstice occurs when Earth reaches an orbit point, when the North Pole is at maximum tilt towards the sun, […]

Buzz That Gujarat BJP Chief CR Paatil Could Play a Pivotal Role in Operation Lotus

June 21, 2022 10:23

Eknath Shinde, a top Shiv Sena politician and Maharashtra’s Minister of Urban Development and Public Works, has gone missing, along with two dozen or so Sena MLAs, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party won five of the ten Legislative Council seats despite having insufficient numbers. Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had launched Operation Lotus […]

No Sweet Talk. 12 Women Who Spoke Their Mind… Always

June 20, 2022 21:43

We often see celebrities talk about their struggles and stories and the challenges they had to face. But many come around as fake and self-promoting.  These twelve actresses spoke the truth and weren’t afraid to share their thoughts on the industry and the hurdles they faced as a woman.  Tabu “The heroine doesn’t feel cold. […]

Artist Seeks To Unite Children On Canvas Of Colours

June 20, 2022 20:04

Dr. Baljinder Singh Gill is no newcomer to splashing news. His modest attempts to bring colour into the life of underprivileged children and to acquaint as many as possible with the joys of the brush got him to Ahmedabad over the weekend. In a candid chat with VOI, Dr. Gill speaks his mind and puts […]

CII’s Indian Women Network Launches its Rajkot Chapter

June 20, 2022 08:56

On Saturday, the CII’s Indian Women Network (IWN) Gujarat launched its Western Gujarat Chapter in Rajkot. The event was attended by Mayor Pradeep Dav, Deputy Mayor Dr. Darshitaben Shah, Commissioner Rajkot Amit Arora, DDO Shri, Dev Chaudhari, and Ex-Mayor Binaben Acharya. The network was founded in 2013 and now has over 800 members spread across […]

Eagle-Eyed Fans Spot Reel Bloopers For Real

June 18, 2022 16:34

From mistakes in the iconic Roman Holiday — where cars belonging to a later era were filmed in various shots — to glaring errors that each trend setting movie makes, fans tread where directors fail. Here’s a quick look at seven modern day oversights: Not only did fans plead with the folded hand emojis, some […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Near You This Week

June 18, 2022 15:46

Vibes Of India is back with the list of happening and most amazing events and workshops close by to you, Do check out these events share them with your friends with whom you think you should attend those events. Talk Poker Night A group discussion format wherein a topic, that is Pre decided is opened […]

Japanese Master Blender Visited Thekas To Learn Indian Ways

June 16, 2022 19:37

The Talking Point: Shinji Fukuyo. In 2009, he became the fourth master blender at the 120-year-old Japanese distiller “Suntory.” What does that mean? That means he is responsible for every bottle of whisky that is released by Suntory’s three distilleries in Japan. These include some of the most popular Japanese brands such as Yamazaki, Hibiki […]

Dhamaka With Chai Paani At US Food Awards

June 16, 2022 13:20

Part I: CHINTAN PANDYA WINS BEST CHEF 2022 The James Beard Awards, “considered to be among the nation’s most prestigious honours, recognise exceptional talent in the culinary and food media industries, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability and a culture where all can thrive.” Meet Chintan Pandya. Born […]

The Making of a Great Conversation

June 16, 2022 13:12

There’s nothing better than a good conversation to light the creative spark. Films are made, businesses strategies are formulated, books are written and scientific innovations occur as a consequence of a single great conversation. Nitin Nohria, former dean of Harvard Business School, once told me in the course of an interview that some of his […]

Trailer Of Ranbir Kapoor And Alia Bhatt Starrer Brahmastra Released

June 15, 2022 14:33

The trailer of the much-awaited film Brahmastra launched on Wednesday. Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva and Alia Bhatt, the offscreen couple, will be seen together for the first time in the Ayan Banerjee-directed movie. Based on a unique theme, the film also features Amitabh Bachchan in a new form. The story of Brahmastra appears to be […]

Gujarat Polls: Over 150 IRS Officers Deployed As Expenditure Observers?

June 15, 2022 09:45

The Gujarat polls are nearly five months away, but the Election Commission has as usual roped in as many as 150 Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers of the Income Tax Department to monitor spending by contesting candidates and political parties, other financial matters and accounting.  The list will be declared soon by the Income Tax Department, Gujarat.  While […]

Mehnat Manzil Tells The Tale Of Homeless Hands That Build The City

June 14, 2022 18:47

Mehnat Manzil is a museum that celebrates the life of people working in the informal sector. It brings forth their stories and realities. A collection of “art, artifact, and testimony,” the museum is in Gupta Nagar. The mill laborers settled with their families after the cotton mill shut down in Ahmedabad in the last century. […]

Social Calendar: Best Events And Workshops Around You

June 14, 2022 16:08

We at Vibes Of India take our job to offer you bag full of events very seriously hence we are back with line up of amazing workshops and events around you this week, Do check out these events and workshops which we have lined up for you in our social Calendar. NOT JUST HARYANVI Ft. […]

Virani Jewelers Store In New Jersey Robbed By Armed Men In One Minute

June 11, 2022 16:04

By Ketan Joshi Around ten robbers looted the Indian Jewelry showroom Virani Jewelers in New Jersey, USA, on June 10. The robbery happened within a matter of minutes. However, nobody received any injury during the incident. CCTV footage reveals that before the showroom employee could lock the door, the robbers struck it down and started […]

Varun Dhawan Plays Messiah For Amdavadi Girl

June 11, 2022 15:30

In a case that tugs an emotional chord, as much it tells about fan following in India, here comes a story. A Gujarat-based Varun Dhawan fan reached out to the star seeking help from an abusive father who “abuses and assaults her and her mother.” The SOS was sent out on June 6. The actor […]

Muscle Your Way With Nutrient-Dense Food

June 11, 2022 11:55

Does being slim categorise as fit? Does having flat Abs mean that alls well within? Not necessarily. As city-based dietician Nidhi Parekh explains: “The key lies in a balanced intake of nutrients and regular schedule of work out. It is important to maintain that toned body, with its muscle and fat in correct proportions. Else, […]

Chicken Tikka Masala For Your Soul

June 10, 2022 19:03

Juicy, succulent cubes… a little charred and overdone. Flavorful and spicy, the ubiquitous Chicken Tikka Masala goes back a long way. Debating on its origins is like uncorking a regional debate. Tagged under North Indian cuisine, chicken tikka, as we know it now, evolved in India after desi spices gave a whole new lease of […]

Another Gem From BTS - Nostalgic ‘Yet To Come’ Looks Towards Hopeful Future

June 10, 2022 15:19

Beautiful! That was the only word I could think of as I listened to ‘Yet To Come’ this morning. This song is like a breath of fresh air that leaves you speechless. I don’t think I am wrong in saying that this is a welcome change for most ARMY. Although their English songs have been […]

Social Calendar: Events and Workshops Near You

June 9, 2022 17:44

Its Friday and we believe that weekend should be fulfilled with loads of good news so here we are again with bag full of good “events and workshops” for you. Indulge in these amazing event and workshop line up which we have for you in our this segment of Social Calendar Dot Mandala on a […]

Top 10 Queer Films You Must Watch This Pride Month

June 7, 2022 21:30

It is June and the world is celebrating Pride Month, We are here with the list of top 10 queer films which you must watch this month, This recommendation list is a fusion of the best Indian and foreign films which showcase the emotions of Queer community in a right manner. 1- Call Me By […]

Top 10 Art Galleries Of Ahmedabad City 

June 7, 2022 20:17

The biggest dilemma for an artist and art lover is to find a perfect spot to view and showcase the artwork. A place that sets the correct Vibes for the Artists and Art lover community, Team Vibes Of India presents you TOP 10 Art Galleries of Ahmedabad city.  _______________________________________________________________________________________ 1- Archer Art Gallery  Among one of […]

Eight Romantic Novels By Agatha Christie?

June 7, 2022 15:52

For 15 years, hiding under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, crime fiction master-writer Agatha Christie, also wrote stories that reflected the romance and longing of her private life. Last month, BBC Radio 4 aired a dramatized audio on her first Westmacott novel, “Giant’s Bread.” Not only was it a distant depart from her usual thrillers, but […]

Saurashtra's Son Now Sir Ashok Rabheru

June 7, 2022 13:05

Born in Tanzania but with roots in Saurashtra, British businessman Ashok Jivraj Rabheru was knighted by the Queen, Monday. The 70-year-old’s paternal side hails from Keshod while his maternal links go back to Bilkha in Junagadh district. The family still owns residential property in Junagadh. This knighthood is part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to […]

Europe's Dreamlike Airbnb Options

June 6, 2022 17:54

Airbnb stands for “Air Bed and Breakfast,” a name that reflects the company’s early origins—its co-founders invited paying guests to sleep on an air mattress in their living room to help cover the rent. To make a booking, you generally need to take log in to the Airbnb website. If you have the pocket to […]

BAI Gets First Gujarati Prez in Niimesh Paatel

June 6, 2022 11:35

Ever since its inception in 1941 by Brig. CVC Jackson in Pune, the 81-year-old Builders’ Association of India (BAI), got its first Gujarati president on Sunday. At a meet convened in the city, this biggest and oldest conglomerate of Real Estate Developers and civil engineering construction contractors voted Niimesh D. Paatel as its head for […]

World Environment Day

June 5, 2022 11:34

By Samaira Jindal Global temperatures are reaching dangerous levels due to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Extreme weather events are occurring, displacing potentially tens of thousands of people and wreaking havoc on our flora and fauna. Pollution from factories, plastic waste, and deforestation are killing animals on land and at sea. The importance of taking corrective […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshop Around You

June 4, 2022 17:36

Weekend is here and team Vibes of india is back with their latest edition of Social calendar, Do check out these amazing events and workshops which we have lined up for you, Do share our social calendar with your friends and family so that they can plan their weekend accordingly. Charcoal sketch workshop By Dhara […]

My Summer of 2022

June 4, 2022 13:21

By Samaira Jindal This year, I traveled to three different locations, and today I’m going to tell you about my experiences in one of them, Switzerland. For 15 days, I was a member of a camp called Les Elfes, which took us to Switzerland. Let’s get into some specifics now. We spent the first week […]

CEPT's Lilavati Library Short-Listed For Aga Khan Award

June 3, 2022 20:00

The Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University has been selected by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) amongst the 20 shortlisted projects for the 2022 Award cycle. The 20 shortlisted projects were selected by an independent Master Jury from a pool of 463 projects nominated for the 15th Award Cycle (2020-2022). The Lilavati Lalbhai […]

Maya Sharma’s New Book Explores The Lives of Marginalised LGBT Women in Gujarat

June 3, 2022 17:03

There’s no dearth of LGBT stories in the media these days. Celebrities in various fields are coming out in numbers. The courts are stepping in to protect LGBT rights. The month of June, which is gay pride month, will see marches organised in cities across India. Mumbai is currently hosting its annual Kashish Queer Film […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshop Nearby You

May 30, 2022 15:38

Its Monday and we believe that week should start with loads of good news so here we are again with bag full of good “events and workshops” for you. Indulge in these amazing event and workshop line up which we have for you in our this segment of Social Calendar _______________________________________________________________________________________ The Basics Of Calligraphy […]

Gujarat’s MMR Dips, In-Line With UN’s SDGs 

May 28, 2022 13:14

While pregnancy and becoming a mother are times of great joy for most women, for some childbirth turns into a nightmare, and, at times, a grave tragedy. Among all the health indicators, maternal mortality is a very important one as it shows the position women hold in society. Today, May 28, 2022, is the International […]

Cricket Lovers Opt For Home Comfort To Catch IPL Action On TV

May 28, 2022 12:21

It is that time of the year again when IPL fever has gripped the country. The cricket finals are slated to take place coming weekend at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera in Ahmedabad. The State government claims that Motera is the biggest stadium in the world and has a capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators. The […]

Vraj Leela: A Unique Exhibition of Pichhwai Artwork

May 26, 2022 15:40

The homemakers of Ahmedabad organized an exhibition “Vraj Leela” on one of the oldest art in India, Pichhwai paintings. The six homemakers displayed 41 illustrations made with silk fabrics, paper, and natural colors, during the presentation. Falguni Dalal, Meghna Pandya, Neha Patel, Nimisha Patel, Shalini Dhawan, and Swati Parekh have been in the company for […]

Bollywood May Not Like It But South Indian Films Rule Gujarat

May 25, 2022 11:05

It’s all in the numbers. Gujarat-based multiplexes and movie distributors are overjoyed with the kind of moolah that films from the South bring to Gujarat. And yes, Bollywood potboilers are enjoyed only for the duration of interest. That’s it. When it comes to business, films from the South win hands down. In an exclusive chat with Vibes […]

Heer Sonaiya: The Talented Colour Bender

May 24, 2022 18:15

Heer Sonaiya, is a budding artist. She began her journey toward art when she was just six. She was introduced to colors and brushes when she had no idea what art would mean to her. It were the bright colors that pulled her towards it. She is more into painting live spots and landscapes and […]

How Urvashi Vaid Came to be One of America’s Most Eminent LGBT Activists

May 24, 2022 14:22

When Urvashi Vaid first met with the Federation of Indian Associations in the US to demand that the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association be allowed to march in New York’s India Day Parade, a rather bewildered official introduced her to the group as “the head of all gays.” The description wasn’t off the mark […]

Kajol Srinivasan AKA LOL Rakshak: New 'Guard' Of Indian Comedy Scene

May 21, 2022 19:47

Kajol Srinivasan, a Mumbai-based stand-up comedian, is on her India tour with stories that would tickle your funny bones. She has been into stand-up comedy for the last five years and tackles hot topics in her pretty popular tweets. Her Twitter handle, LOL-rakshak, has received a lot of love and attention from people. The LOL […]

A Tribute To Tea: The Cup That Uplifts! 

May 21, 2022 10:33

My apologies to coffee lovers, but this one is all about tea. Today, May 21, 2022, being International Tea Day, it’s important to express what tea means to so many people. A cup of tea makes you feel upbeat, recharges the brain and energises you as no other beverage can.  Tea is a product of […]

Gujarat’s Former Police Chief Talks Of Securing Business By Preventive Forensics

May 20, 2022 23:42

A lecture on the theme ‘Secure business through preventive forensics and preventive vigilance’ washeld in Ahmedabad Management Association. The speaker was none other than Mr Keshav Kumar,former Director-General of Police and Director, Anti- Corruption Bureau, Gujarat. The aim of the seminar was to promote the security of business in an era of competition, corruption, technology […]

CBI Raids Gujarat IAS Officer K Rajesh's Premises In A Corruption Case, Arrests His Aide

May 20, 2022 20:12

In a major operation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted raids on premises linked to a Gujarat cadre IAS officer of the 2011 batch Kankipati Rajesh with its sleuths striking simultaneously in Gandhinagar, Surendranagar, Surat and the officer’s home state Andhra Pradesh. One Mohammed Rafiq Memon, who acted as the IAS officer’s middleman and who used to […]

Social Calendar: Events And Workshops Around You

May 19, 2022 12:47

A little time with oneself is all a person would need after a long tiring and hectic week. The following events are exactly what one needs. Check out these interesting and amazing events lined up for you by Vibes of India 1: White Wall Screenings An amazing filmy line up of film screening for the […]

Cannes Film Festival: Important Events From Day 1

May 18, 2022 19:10

Cannes Festival opened today with the glam and galore that is deserving of this prestigious event. Especially, since the festival is taking place after 2 years, there was a rejuvenating atmosphere of joy throughout the opening ceremony. Celebs from all around the globe have participated in this most-talked film festival of the French Rivera. Here […]

Wednesday Vibes

May 18, 2022 14:30

It’s All In The Stars A little luck can make a whole lot of difference. Seems, this senior cabinet minister believes it to the T. As a Brahmin, he is naturally inclined towards astrology. But his personal interest seems vested in team members too. As we hear, some amount of daily time goes in discussions […]

CII Estimates India’s GDP Growth To Be In The Band Of 7.4% - 8.2% Depending Upon The Global Oil Prices

May 17, 2022 16:14

Sharing the likely growth scenarios for the Indian economy for this year, Sanjiv Bajaj, President Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that “CII expects the GDP growth in a range of 7.4-8.2% in 2022-23, with the outlook critically hinging on the trajectory of global crude oil prices”. He was addressing the media for the first […]

Jewellery Designer Dolly Patel Sparkles Among Gems

May 17, 2022 14:00

Each day begins anew. There must be something unique that it brings for all. That seems to be the push-line for Dolly Patel. She turned an entrepreneur at 50. But even before that, the desire to strike out on her own was always seated on the back burner.  Gifted with an aesthetic keen, she started […]

'Sedition' Must Go!

May 16, 2022 21:39

Fr Cedric Prakash The ‘sedition’ law in India is repressive and regressive, archaic and obsolete, draconian in nature and blatantly violative of the freedoms guaranteed to every citizen of the country in the Constitution. It specifically goes against Articles 19 1 (A), 14 and 21 of the Constitution dealing with the Right to Equality, Freedom of […]

Know The Person Who Translated Valmiki's Ramayana Into Gujarati

May 14, 2022 19:05

Sincere devotion and a belief in the goodness of the end are key ingredients to long-term undertakings. For 78-year-old Prof Vijay Pandya, the task began at 62. After 16 years of hard work and perseverance, he has translated the epic, Valmiki’s Ramayana, into his mother tongue. His magnum opus brings pride to all Gujaratis!! Having […]

Architecture Book Re-Launched At CEPT

May 14, 2022 12:55

Architecture and History are two sides of the same coin. Buildings and concrete representations of time always have the impress of their contextual period. Likewise, the architecture of a place is the lead to its history, ruling forces, culture and prevalent skill.  In a bid to understand the correlation better, Friday saw CEPT Press launch […]

Social Calendar: Events Near You This Week

May 12, 2022 19:50

Vibes Of India is back with the list of happening and most amazing events and workshops close by to you with Social Calendar, Do check out these events share them with your friends with whom you think you should attend those events. _______________________________________________________________________________________  1: Hunar By Vishalla A series of curated Workshop which will focus […]

Amdavadis Feel The Heat As Temperature Shoots Up

May 12, 2022 18:02

Amdavadis feel the heat as the temperature hits 47 degrees celsius. As everyone scarfs down ice creams drink cold drinks, or for that matter satisfies their souls with ice, there are still a few people who have to face scorching heat. A Worker uses water from a water tanker to cool himself near a construction […]

How Ahmedabad’s Own Alok Verma Became The Most Sought-After Tabla Player In London

May 12, 2022 16:15

Whether its Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anup Jalota, Suresh Wadkar or Hariharan, when Indian singers need a tabla player for a concert in London, they call Alok Verma. The Ahmedabad-born maestro has even performed with Ian Anderson of the legendry rock band Jethro Tull and classical flautist Rakesh Chaurasia. Today, he’s pushing the boundaries of percussion, using […]

Few Tips To Control Acne Breakouts At Home

May 11, 2022 21:07

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting approximately 85% of teenagers and young adults. The causes can be multifactorial- hormonal, stress, diet, unhealthy lifestyle, using wrong products or not maintaining proper skin hygiene and a skincare regimen. Acne starts when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil […]

Guide To Top 10 Uzbek Must-Haves

May 11, 2022 17:05

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and used to be part of the erstwhile Soviet Republic. The Uzbek’s culinary repertoire is vast. Food being an intrinsic part of any nation’s culture, in Uzbekistan, the recipes are a delicious blend of Eastern styles of cooking with South Asian herbs and spices, all put together in the […]

A Unique Support Group For Mental Health Launched In Ahmedabad 

May 11, 2022 16:49

Members can share their experiences and problems in a safe, non-judgemental space. It was a joyful evening. The meaningful conversation and subtle insights were interspersed with frequent laughter. The first meeting of ‘Ekaaa’, a support group for people with mental health issues, was an unqualified success. The proof: Members left with smiles on their faces […]

Iceland Freezes Its Top Spot In Global Peace Index For 13th Year!!

May 11, 2022 15:14

Wondering where to travel this summer? If a modest budget is what you have, then safety concerns might be the other issue on the checklist. Some places are prone to terror outfits, while some have a reputation of racial aggression. To help quantify the topic of safety, the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) has released […]

I Know It Is Not Enough But It Is A Start

May 10, 2022 16:20

I never used to look forward to events like ‘Mother’s Day.’ The reason behind this is that my mother always expects me to give her a gift with affection. I, on the other hand always used to think of this as another way of hers to make me do chores. I never used to buy […]

Social Calendar: Best Events And Workshops Around You

May 10, 2022 16:08

We at Vibes Of India take our job to offer you bag full of events very seriously hence we are back with line up of amazing workshops and events around you this week. _______________________________________________________________________________ Architecture & Independence (Book Launch) Written by Miki Desai, Madhavi Desai and Jon Lang the book “Architecture and Independence: The Search […]

Mom, You Taught Me How To Be A Woman...

May 10, 2022 15:34

Its days like today make me think about how much you have done for me in my life. You have always sacrificed things for me, and done the best that you can. There were a lot of times that I took you for granted, Mom. You always know how to fix something. There is a […]

New Research Spotlights Lifestyle Choices As Key To Longevity 

May 10, 2022 14:28

Ageing is part of the game. Sagging skin, a weakening frame and health issues come along as we age. While genetics was held in high regard vis-à-vis, “how well we age,” new studies now state that the DNA secrets govern only 10 to 30% of our longevity. The rest is decided by “everyday choices.” “The […]

Veganism: Cruelty-Free Life For Animals, Healthy Living For Humans

May 10, 2022 11:52

Vegan is the new mantra to swear by. And live by, for its increasingly large number of converts. Veganism is abstinence from animal products of any kind, especially in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects animals as commodities. A vegan is someone who follows this diet or philosophy. So, no milk, cheese, […]

The Rise And Fall Of CG Road, Ahmedabad's Original Designer Street

May 10, 2022 11:20

In the mid-90s, when Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Keshav Verma brought in renowned urban designer Allan Jacobs from the University of California Berkeley to help redesign CG Road, it provoked mixed reactions. India was still a socialist nation then and many believed it was an elitist project. The city should be focusing on serving the city’s […]

It’s Mother’s Day Today!!

May 8, 2022 13:43

It is said that God could not be everywhere on Earth. So, He made mothers to look after and nurture little ones. If not for mothers, would childhood be a complete one? On Mother’s Day today, May 8 (the second Sunday in May), here’s raising a toast to all mothers who forget themselves once their little […]

Independent Music Hustlers Of Ahmedabad

May 6, 2022 17:18

Music is one’s inherent gift. But gaining recognition and star status is a different game altogether. However, not one to be deterred by the politicking of showbiz, this group of city-based musicians has been strumming its own tune. Packed with the punch and loaded with an original cadence, Vibes Of India, caught up with the […]

Misusing PASA, a Recurring Theme with Gujarat Police  

May 6, 2022 11:44

Misuse of Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act, 1985, has been a recurring theme with police forces of Gujarat. New cases are emerging every day, where the act was used by the police to detain someone without repercussions. The act in itself somehow offers a freehand to the police as it does not specifically pinpoint […]

Apple No Longer Accepts Payments Made With Credit Cards Issued By Indian Banks

May 6, 2022 11:02

Apple has stopped accepting debit and credit card payments in India. Apple has stopped accepting credit cards issued by Indian banks for subscriptions and purchases. Apple will also not accept credit card payments from Indian banks for ad campaigns on Apple Search. All campaigns will be halted on June 1st.The change is the result of […]

Jina Shah: One Gem of A  Jewellery Designer & Gemologist

May 5, 2022 20:51

She knew her calling was not the path life set her in. As a banker, Jina was bedazzled. Her heart lay elsewhere even as her mind was busy computing numbers. Then, she decided to give up the cushy corporate banker role and pursue her passion. A course later and Jina was a certified gemologist and […]

DGCA To Start Night Checks Of Aging Planes To Ensure Safety

May 5, 2022 15:01

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to check the Indian Aircraft with weak finances or an aging fleet. The checking shall occur when the airline parks the aircraft at night across airports. DGCA will dispatch teams to check each carrier thoroughly for correcting complaints.  The DGCA has received complaints about broken hand […]

Bharti Ashram Seer Found in Thane

May 5, 2022 13:19

Four days after he went “missing,” the presiding seer of Bharti Ashram Trust, Mahamandaleshwar Hariharanand, was found from a rural bus stop in Jowar village, Thane, and was brought to the Vadodara Detection of Crime Branch late on Wednesday. ACP Chauhan briefed mediapersons that the seer had recorded his statement. “He did not want any […]

Ahmedabad Swelters At 45 Degrees C, UN Warns 11 Million People At Risk

April 26, 2022 16:22

Come April and the most common conversation among Gujaratis is the summer heat that gets scorching as the month progresses, the common concern will invariably be “if April is like this, imagine what would happen in May.” The only difference this time is that the concerns had begun right in mid-March when the mercury was […]

Gujarat's Malnourished And Anaemic Children Need Urgent Government Attention

April 24, 2022 20:00

Gujarat has allocated only 5.6% of its total expenditure on health, which is lower than the average allocation for health by states (6%) as per the 2022-23 budget estimates. This is a cause of concern as 39% per cent of children in Gujarat under the age of five years are stunted according to National Family Health Survey-5 […]

GCCI Kicks Off First Textile Leadership Conclave 

April 24, 2022 12:26

Industry captains helming the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce (GCCI) and ministers got together at the Textile Leadership Conclave 2022 on Saturday. This maiden expo at Ahmedabad registered over 600 participants from all over India, largely professionals working across verticals of the textile industry.  The interactive meet was a samvad between government representatives and industry stalwarts. […]

Tribal Women Initiative Teaches Urban Folks A Smart Lesson

April 19, 2022 11:33

Bottled water remains an area of concern given its “single use” dominance in tourist places. However, for Gujarat Forest Department, the change has already begun. The “Padamdungari Eco-Tourism Center” is situated at a distance of about 30 kms from the town of Vyara and 8 kms from the village of Unnai near Surat in Gujarat. […]

Age Is Just A Number: Now Scientifically Proven

April 14, 2022 15:26

Breaking unfounded beliefs such as “old age comes with its pangs” needs researched validation. It is one thing to point at “healthy living” examples and entirely another to gather sufficient data, process in a scientific manner with assessment tools and then arrive upon the sum total. To her credit, Yale professor Becca Levy’s book “Breaking […]

Falguni Nayar, Daughter Of Halvad Is The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021: Makes Gujarat Proud

April 13, 2022 16:00

An Indian woman investment banker-turned successful entrepreneur at the age of 50. Falguni Nayar does have grit and resolve in her indomitable Gujarati spirit. Hers is a story of resilience against all perceived odds.

Restaurant Owners Reel Under Rising Prices

April 11, 2022 17:14

The unrelenting, steadily rising prices of transport fuel in India – in some states, as much as Rs 15 over the past month – have resulted in unprecedented inflation in the country, pushing the price of daily commodities to sky-high levels. The cost inflation index for the financial year 2021-22 was 317. In February 2022, […]

Sara Suleri: Beyond Borders

April 8, 2022 12:50

Beena Sarwar “Aur bataiye” – tell me more, a polite invitation to keep talking. I can hear her voice, perhaps naturally husky, made deeper with years of cigarette smoking and perhaps more recently with pain and other medications.  She’d send her love to Pakistan whenever I’d call before flying out from Boston, where we had […]

White Rules As King Of SummerWear

April 5, 2022 20:29

Summer 2022 is officially here, folks – a season of vibrant pastels and whites. Here’s our tuppence on what your summer wear should be like. Above all, an Indian summer calls for comfort. Thus, summer clothes should be comfortable and loose, easy on the skin, to keep the body cool.  Like every year, designers seem […]

Mica Adjunct Faculty Co-Authors Book On Health, Lifestyle And Optimal Living

April 2, 2022 12:48

To educate the common man on the impact of lifestyle diseases, MICA Adjunct Faculty Professor K.V. Ramani (also retired IIM-A Professor) has co-authored “Preventing Insidious Lifestyle Diseases.” The book explains the connection between poor lifestyle choices, physiological homeostasis, and chronic diseases in non-medical terms. The book defines and analyses, in non-medical terms, the significance of […]

Here Children Bond With Animals Making For A Compassionate Society

April 2, 2022 09:52

This 2000-square-feet area in Ghuma, Ahmedabad, is a very special place. It’s a place where rescued animals are taken care of lovingly for life. It’s also a place where children visit to interact with these ‘companion animals’ – donkeys, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, goats, sheep, chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, pigeons – nearly 20 species […]

Oscar Hijuelos on Finding Voice

April 2, 2022 07:58

This week, I want to talk about Oscar Hijuelos. An amazing writer, Oscar Hijuelos (1951-2013) was born to Cuban immigrant parents in New York. He was also the first Hispanic author to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 1990, he won the Pulitzer for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989). The […]

Big News: AAP Strikes Poll Alliance With Chhotubhai Vasava's BTP

March 28, 2022 19:09

In a rude shock for the Congress in Gujarat, its long-time electoral partner, veteran Adivasi leader Chhotubhai Vasava’s Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP), has struck an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the 2022 State Assembly polls. Speaking to Vibes of India on Monday, national BTP president and Vasava’s son Mahesh Vasava said, “We […]

Congress, AAP Woo Chhotubhai Vasava As Riverlinking Project Becomes Thorn in BJP Flesh; Narendra Modi Coming

March 28, 2022 08:42

With the much-touted Par-Tapi-Narmada riverlink project becoming a thorn in the flesh for the ruling BJP in Gujarat trying to capture the tribal belt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting tribal-dominated Dharampur in South Gujarat’s Valsad district on April 15, while new political equations are being discussed for 27 seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan In Deep Political Crisis; May Have To Quit Power

March 24, 2022 21:11

No government has ever completed its tenure in Pakistan since its formation in 1947 and circumstances are now repeating with cricketer turned politician, Prime Minister Imran Khan facing serious trouble with his three most important allies besides his own members reportedly withdrawing support to him. The Pakistan National Assembly has 342 seats and a minimum […]

In The Face Of Orchestrated Hatred, Silence Is Not An Option

March 24, 2022 09:03

Media is a mirror of the society and to be a silent spectator at a time when the country is facing the biggest challenge ever in the history of the independent India of orchestrated hatred is nothing but a crime. As a fourth pillar of the democracy and torchbearers of the society in wake of […]

Learn The Art And Science Of Love

March 21, 2022 08:31

Love yourself first, baby mei kya Rakha hai?  Koi hero yahan koi zero yahan  Koi star hai koi bekaar hai  Main kya kahun Hai sach to ye doston  Ho i am the best  I am the best I am the best Ho you are the best  How many times do you feel you are not […]

In Conversation With AMA President Deevyesh Radia

March 20, 2022 08:00

When he was named President of Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) five months ago, Deevyesh Radia joined a roster that includes illustrious personalities like Vikram Sarabhai, Prafull Anubhai and Indravadan Modi. But the 64-year-old alumnus of BK School of Business lays no claims to being a big-time businessman. As executive director of a small-scale enterprise named […]

Cyrus Mistry On Life And Death

March 18, 2022 12:09

This week, I would like to talk about a novel that turns a lot of things upside down, so to say. The author, I would like to discuss is Cyrus Mistry. His brother, Rohinton Mistry is the toast of Indian Writing in English but Cyrus Mistry is no less. His play, Doongaji House was many […]

India's National Academy Of Letters Publishes A Book Length Of Poem 'Monsoon' By Indian Poet- Diplomat Abhay K

March 14, 2022 18:13

Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters has published a book-length poem ‘Monsoon’ by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. on the occasion of its 68th anniversary. Sahitya Akademi was established on 12th March in 1954. Its logo was designed by Satyajit Ray himself and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was its first President. The first book published by […]

Indian Designers Lucky To Have Access To High-Skilled Artisans Says Archana Shah Of Bandhej

March 14, 2022 09:17

The handloom sector has to carve a separate identity from the mechanised sector and concentrate on making products machines can’t produce, says Archana Shah of Bandhej Retail. Speaking at the launch of her new book “Crafting a Future” at Ahmedabad’s Latitude book store on Sunday, Archana said that it is a myth that the young […]

CII-Gujarat Celebrates Women's Day With Boss Ladies Of The City

March 8, 2022 12:02

As we talk about women’s empowerment it is important to note that it lies in the growing up years that molds the mindset of an individual. For some, it might be just inequality in terms of culture but for some, it’s the struggle they are facing to overcome these biases and not get their own […]

When One Woman’s Courage Is Another Woman’s Inspiration   

March 8, 2022 08:02

Having accepted her physical challenges, Nishtha Thaker is set to help others facing similar issues. When a spunky woman with special needs tells you that women do not need to be empowered, and that all they have to do is accept themselves as they are and recognize their own potential, you sit up and take […]

Simple Hair Care Tips Straight From The Expert

March 2, 2022 08:24

Dr. Bansari Davda. In recent times, the issue of hair fall has suddenly risen quite a lot amongst the people. Be it due to Covid or increase in stress, increase in pollution, or our increasingly unhealthy lifestyle choices, almost every other person seems to be suffering from it.  If you are losing hair up to […]

My Idea of Ahmedabad with Mukesh Patel, International Tax Expert

February 26, 2022 12:58

My Idea Of Ahmedabad: With Vibes Of India

February 26, 2022 12:48

Ahmedabad is not just another city. Ahmedabad is an emotion. Ahmedabad is where “dhanda paani keva chhe” means how are you. India’s first heritage city, Ahmedabad’s Indo-Islamic architecture is striking with some European (Dutch and Portuguese) touch. Ahmedabad however is an emotion because it was from this city that Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi began his movement […]

Why Do Parents Feel So Guilty These Days?

February 25, 2022 09:18

Parenting guilt was almost unheard of a generation ago. But it has now become a common emotion that modern-day parents have to deal with. What is this strong negative emotion that makes parents feel inadequate? They keep asking themselves: “What am I doing wrong?” It’s parenting guilt and it’s becoming increasing common.  You may feel […]

Brand Fest's Second Season Ends With Knowledge Sharing Sessions By Industry Veterans

February 20, 2022 23:30

After engaging and full of information, day one of the Brand Fest second season, day two saw the industry veterans continuing their knowledge sharing sessions on Sunday. The day two of the second season of the fest saw three main speakers- Marching Ants Advertising Pvt. Ltd.’s Rajeev Chudasma, Voot’ s Business Head and SVP- Chanpreet Arora […]

This Couple Believes Renewing Vows Recharges Their Marriage

February 14, 2022 20:37

For Ahmedabad-based couple, Ranna and Nayan Parikh, renewing their wedding vows is an important reaffirmation of their love for each other. On their 25th anniversary in 2012, they renewed their vows and are planning to do the same on their 35th anniversary at the end of this year. Ranna is an architect and interior designer […]

‘Put Your Name First On The Love List’: Image Consultant Surabhi Mehta 

February 14, 2022 09:38

Surabhi Mehta starts with her own name when drawing up a list of loved ones. The former international air-hostess-turned-image-consultant, lifestyle blogger and founder of Zanzibar Living prioritizes self-love: “We can give love only when we have it, right?” she asks.  Conventionally, we tend to associate love with a person, things or places. But Surabhi feels […]

Jab We Met, With Preeti Das And Jay Thakkar

February 14, 2022 09:23

She is a Tamilian and he is a Gujarati. Having grown up in the Andaman Islands she loves non-vegetarian food, he can choose to skip it altogether. She is a stage performer; he, a professor. Despite their differences, the duo have been together for 12 years now.Vibes of India spoke to Preeti Das, academician and stand-up comedian […]

A Day to Rekindle Romance 

February 14, 2022 07:30

Whether you have been celebrating Valentine’s Day or not over the years, it can’t be denied that it’s an opportunity to demonstrate love for your partner   Is there an age beyond which you cannot show your significant other that you love and care for him or her? You just need to watch an endearing Balraj […]

Tips From A 30 Year Old Gay Marriage

February 14, 2022 07:30

Samir and I met in June 1991, a year of heavy monsoon in Ahmedabad. He moved in with me within a month and we’ve been together ever since. The love has endured for over 30 years and if India recognised marriage between two gay men, we would have been legally married. Samir and I are […]

Our Dystopian Moments

February 12, 2022 07:30

Many years ago, I taught a special paper on Satire to postgraduate students. In that paper, I had also taught a few dystopian novels. ‘Dystopia’ is often defined as a world which is an inversion of a ‘utopia’, an ideal and an idyllic world. Sometimes, truth takes a few turns and novels, which portray dystopian […]

Top Ten Travel Books

February 6, 2022 16:13

The beauty of good literature lies in its ability to carry us miles across mountains, seas, and fjords, all with a single paragraph. It makes our imagination soar in the sky and plunges it into the deep depths of fantasy. The beauty of a good travel book lies in the fact that its evocative and […]

Chinua Achebe On Narrating Culture

February 6, 2022 07:41

The celebrated Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe, acknowledged as the ‘Father of the modern African novel’, is the flavour this week. As I started discussing a paper on Postcolonial Literature (s) in English with my undergraduate students, Achebe had to be there. Also, his iconic novel, Things Fall Apart, and his essay on Joseph Conrad’s novel, […]

Why Self-Care Is Important In Modern Marriages

January 30, 2022 07:00

Self-care promotes your well-being and keeps your marriage healthy as well “The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”  Robert Holden, British psychologist and author Self-care is an umbrella term that means treating yourself in a kind way and taking care of your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It’s […]

Dingucha: Where Death Is More Lucrative Than Life

January 29, 2022 06:30

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The Four Indians Who Froze To Death, Confirmed To Be Gujaratis: Canadian Consulate Confirms

January 28, 2022 10:49

The tragic incident of the four Indians who froze to death on the Canada-US border took the world by shock. Speculations were made that these four Indians were Gujaratis. These speculations have been made clear now. The High Commission of India in Canada confirmed that these four Indians were Gujaratis. The adult male who was […]

After US-Canada Border Horror, Two Other Families Assaulted In Turkey; Videos Go Viral  

January 27, 2022 21:50

The gruesome death of a family of four from Gujarat as they tried to enter the US through the Canada border in -35 degrees temperatures vying for a distant American dream had sent shock waves in the community back home but the now newly-emerging videos from Turkey are painting a starker image of the desperation […]

Gujarat Cops Bust Countrywide Fake Degrees Scam, Arrest Former Google Employee

January 25, 2022 19:45

In what has emerged as a well-oiled operation, the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of Narmada district police in Gujarat has arrested a woman from Delhi who allegedly ran a racket selling fake degrees from various universities across the country. A former employee of Google, the arrested woman Beula Nand from Chhattisgarh holds a Diploma in […]

First Child Care Center In Gujarat's Rajkot; Women Police Free From Worries About Children

January 25, 2022 19:43

The first-ever ‘Vatsalya Amrut Ghodiyaghar’ (Child Care Center) has been launched in Rajkot city of Gujarat today. The mansion was first set up in Rajkot and was inaugurated today by state police chief Ashish Bhatia. The female officers can monitor their children through their phones with CCTV Surveillance. The women serving in the police in […]

Gujarat Cops Launch Investigation Into US-Canada Human Smuggling Racket After 4 Gujaratis Freeze To Death

January 22, 2022 22:02

Forty-eight hours after Thursday’s recovery of frozen bodies of four Gujaratis, including an infant, killed in a strong blizzard when temperatures hovered around -40 degrees C on the US-Canada border, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch has begun investigations into what has emerged as a huge human smuggling racket. Law enforcement agencies on the US-Canada border had […]

Parul University Rusticates And Suspends Students Seeking Covid Safety

January 13, 2022 07:00

Parul University is already under the radar for beating up students who were demanding Covid safety and now it has drawn more attention and criticism because the University has rusticated seven students who demanded online classes instead of being physically present on the campus. Parul University has also suspended 40 students for the same. Students […]

This Amdavadi Man Is Solving Gujarat’s Mobility Issue On A Bicycle

December 20, 2021 08:00

 First, it was all about owning a car. Then, driving in congested cities became a problem. Subsequently, calling in a cab, proved easier and economical too. But with vehicular population choking arterial roads, lanes and by-lanes, where are we headed next? The answer, it seems, may be found in entrepreneur Arjit Soni’s futuristic vision. “MYBYK […]

Dalit Teacher Sceptical After Allowed To Rent House, Refused Earlier On Caste Grounds

November 30, 2021 16:01

Kanhaiyalal Baraiya, a teacher who was in the news a year ago being at the receiving end of caste-based prejudices is in news again. Transferred 75 kilometers away from his hometown Chhatriyala in Chuda taluka to Ninama village in Sayla taluka, Kanhaiyalal Baraiya, being from Valmiki community could not find residence on rent at his […]

BJP Plans Tournament Named After Article 370 In Gandhinagar Lok Sabha Constituency

November 30, 2021 14:34

Ahmedabad city BJP unit general secretary Jitubhai Patel has said that a Cricket Tournament League named after Article 370, involving all seven Vidhan Sabha constituencies falling in Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency which Home Minister Amit Shah represent is in the final stage of planning. A meeting of more than 200 party workers is already called and […]

Gujarat Football Team Qualifies Final Round Of 75th Santosh Trophy 2021

November 29, 2021 07:27

Young Football players from Gujarat have made us proud by qualifying for the Final Round of the 75th Santosh Trophy 2021. For a long time, Santosh Trophy was only about participation, however, the All India Football Federation incorporated new rules that included five under 21 players and the team should be coached by an ‘A’ […]

Gujarat: Sakkarbaug Zoo Welcomes 13 New Cubs In A Single Month

November 28, 2021 12:06

There is a rare sight to witness at Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh. Recently, five Cubs were born at Sakkarbaug zoo to lioness D22 and lion Ankolvadi. Another lioness also gave birth to five cubs. During Diwali, a lioness gave birth to three cubs. Mother and cubs are under observation and are healthy as of now but […]

Mukesh Ambani To Move To London With His Family?

November 6, 2021 09:28

Soon after several reports surfaced claiming that business tycoon and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani is expected to shift to London along with his family, the Reliance group on Friday rejected these reports, claiming it to be “baseless” in a statement. The statement issued by RIL stated, “A recent report in a newspaper […]

Bollywood Baiter Sameer Wankhede Removed as Lead Officer in Aryan Khan Case

November 5, 2021 21:43

Wankhede, known for targetting actors and celebs, faces a slew of allegations that include bribery, forgery and some even about his ‘extravagant’ lifestyle.

India Pavilion At Dubai Expo 2020 Reaches 2Lakh Footfalls

November 5, 2021 18:03

The India Pavilion at the Dubai Expo has crossed two lakh footfall, the government informed on Friday. It has become on of the most visited pavilions. Along with other states, the state of Gujarat has also organized events at the India Pavilion where the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel virtually showcased the the pharma […]

Decriminalise Possession Of Drug In Small Quantities : Ministry Of Social Justice

October 27, 2021 20:30

Possession of drugs is a criminal offence in India under Section 27 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The law prescribes imprisonment of up to a year or a fine of up to Rs 20,000, or both, for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. Referring to the law, the Union […]

Someday, PoK will join India: Air Marshal Amit Dev

October 27, 2021 19:39

The Indian Army and Indian Air Force celebrated the 75th ‘Infantry Day’ on October 27 when the Indian Armed Forces showed up to Srinagar to repel attacks from Pakistan after Jammu and Kashmir chose to join the Indian Union. In 1947, on this day the air force first landed in Budgam Airfield to obstruct Pakistani […]

No Conspiracy, Only Media Trial In Aryan Khan Case

October 27, 2021 17:42

In the latest update from the Aryan Khan drug case, Advocate Mukul Rohtagi has informed the Bombay High Court that they should look at the arrest memo again as at the time of arrest, no charges were of conspiracy were made. The Bombay High Court is hearing Aryan Khan and Arbaz Merchant’s bail plea which […]

Parsi Social Reformers And Litterateurs

October 24, 2021 09:00

Last week, I spoke about “The Parsi Spirit”, essentially focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit of the Parsis as also touching upon Zoroastrian religious ethos. A Gujarati friend, professor, and author, living in Spain, Kandarp Mehta told me that he expected more about Parsi litterateurs, ‘coming from your background’. Reasonably valid point.  If you want to […]

Groundnut Crop Arrival In Abundance At Saurashtra APMC Yards

October 23, 2021 17:30

With the kharif crop season at its peak, Saurashtra’s APMC yards have been flooded with groundnut. APMC has been forced to regulate the arrival of the crop. At present its prices are stable. Gondal and Rajkot APMC, the two largest wholesale markets for groundnuts, started regulating oilseed revenue this week as a growing number of […]

Mercedes-Benz Implements ‘Direct- To- Customer’ Business Model

October 23, 2021 15:06

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz implemented its customer-centric ‘Retail of the Future’ (ROTF) ‘direct- to- customers’ business model and said it will all stakeholders. Company has invested Rs 60 crore to make it operational In this new format Mercedes-Benz India will retain the ownership of the entire stock of cars and retail them via appointed ‘franchise partners’ […]

RIL Net Profit Rises By 11.4% In June-Sept Quarter

October 22, 2021 21:38

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has reported a net profit at Rs 13, 680 crore, July-Sept quarter FY22, a rise of 11.4 per cent compared with the previous quarter, where net profit stood at Rs 12,273 crore. EBITDA for the second quarter of FY22 stood at Rs 26,020 crore compared to Rs 23,368 in the first quarter. In the July-September […]

RSS and BJP discuss Education Policy in Delhi

October 20, 2021 20:50

A two-day meeting of the RSS and the BJP started in Delhi on October 19 with the emphasis on discussing the National Education Policy (NEP). The meeting is presided by senior RSS leaders, Krishna Gopal and Arun Kumar. Vidya Bharti from RSS’ Education Wing also attended the meeting on the first day where he mentioned […]

Nat community In 24 Villages Of Gujarat Cages Drunkards

October 20, 2021 16:59

As a part of social experiment to combat alcoholism, Nat community across  24 villages of Gujarat developed caging for members who are caught in an intoxicated state. They are imposing a fine of Rs 1,200 on those caught in this matter. The Nat community claims that these moves are paying off well and are acting […]

Gujarat Home Minister Gets Into Action In Three Minutes After A Tweet Of Abusive Behaviour By An Uber Driver Is Posted.

October 20, 2021 11:24

By ensuring prompt action after an Uber driver in Ahmedabad misbehaved with women passengers, Gujarat’s new home minister Harsh Sanghavi has proved that he really means it when he says that he is happy to help. In stark contrast to the prompt and significant official action, Uber, however, has just been mouthing platitudes. On Sunday […]

Top 10 Memoirs Of All Time

October 16, 2021 09:00

To write a memoir isn’t just about opening up one’s life to the readers, but it serves as a map to one’s soul. It is their account of the incidents that punctuated their life. Memories forgotten, dusted off and then recounted in a way utterly endemic to them. Below are the memoirs that encompassed the […]

History repeats itself after 89 years on Gujarat land as female pilot recreates JRD’s flight

October 15, 2021 18:28

Air India came back home just before its 89th birthday. The announcement that Tata Group won the bid to purchase national carrier Air India came as a pleasant surprise. Bhuj airport witnessed history on 15th October, the birthday of Air India, then called Tata Air Mail. Aarohi Pandit, the world’s first woman pilot to cross […]

At 101 out of 116, India Ranked Lower Than Pakistan and Nepal in Global Hunger Index

October 15, 2021 12:02

While average Indian can bask in the reflected glory of the news having 237 billionaires and daydream about his time which has already arrived – ” apna time ayega nahi, apna time aa gaya” as proclaimed by one of those billionaires from a media house conclave’s shiny podium, the reality is rearing it’s ugly head […]

Global Hunger Index: India Ranks 101, Behind Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh

October 15, 2021 09:46

India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index – its rank fell from 94 the last year 2020. The country was also behind its neighbours Pakistan (ranked at 92 position), Nepal(ranked at 76 position) and Bangladesh. This year, the report accessed data from 135 countries however evaluated only 116 of […]

No answers will be given: Parul Khakhar

June 26, 2021 22:54

Parul Khakhar speaks volumes with her silence. This revolutionary poet from Gujarat who captured the imagination of the world with her “Shab Vahini Ganga” has not been selective in her criticism of the “system”.  People who try to denigrate her work as a one-time outing to defame the government for its mishandling of the pandemic, […]

From the PEN collection of Salil Tripathi

June 25, 2021 23:19

Salil Tripathi wrote this poem to mark Shobhaa De’s memoir, “Seventy and to hell with it,” published in 2018. He read it at the Festival of Poetry held by PEN San Miguel, alongside PEN’s Women Writers’ Committee.” After they told you and warned you again and again Specifically, generally, contextually and concisely, What you can’t […]