Lakshmi Ajay

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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s museum suffers from low footfall
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1954, Sanskar Kendra has been likened to “a museum of man, popular tradition and scientific research”. Today, it has more than Rs 2 crore worth of donations in the form of artefacts and objects.

Special ode to Ahmedabad’s heritage at NID film festival
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

The illustrations of Ahmedabad will be published by NID, which is hosting Vyner at its bi-annual Chitrakatha International Students’ Animation Festival to be held between October 22 and 28.

GST: No protest slogans, satire takes centrestage in Ahmedabad
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

As the kavi sammelan wrapped up, traders geared up for another protest event — a ‘musical night’ to sing songs against GST— before they hold a protest march on Saturday.

No ‘Swachh Bharat’ at global textiles event
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Dirty toilets, poor logistics, improper lighting, incessant rainfall leave both exhibitors and buyers exasperated.

Textiles India 2017: Industry leaders raise concerns over impact of GST on exports
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Rakesh Mohan Joshi, faculty at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, said that GST implementation remained a concern for the industry at large.

Textiles India 2017: Textiles represent ‘cultural diversity’ of India, says PM Narendra Modi
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

The PM Narendra Modi made the statement while inaugurating a three-day global textile and handicrafts event, Textiles India 2017, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

GST rollout: Textile leaders meet CM Vijay Rupani, few threaten to boycott trade event
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Over three lakh traders from the state, including 50,000 Ahmedabad-based traders, have decided to join in the nationwide strike of textile industry on June 27, 28 and 29 to oppose the GST.

IIM-A honours its IAS alumni, five other achievers
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Two such alumni — Kartikeya Misra, Collector of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, and Rohan Chand Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh — were honoured at the third IIM-A Young Alumni Achiever’s Award on the campus on Thursday along with five others.

100 years of Sabarmati Ashram: Gandhi Darshan tourist train flagged off with 623 onboard
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Besides places related to Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle, the train will connect cities such as Varanasi, Gaya and Allahabad — popular pilgrimage destinations.

With GST days away, discount sales of gadgets, footwear flood markets
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

GST rollout: This week, online marketplace Paytm Mall announced a three-day Pre-GST Clearance Sale from June 13-15, in which over 6,000 retailers sold more than 500 brands.

LGBTQ clubs of IIMs, IITs to start online gender issue series
Wed, May 31, 2017

Aimed at spreading awareness around the LGBTQ community, it will be done in collaboration with similar groups from BITS Pilani, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Gandhinagar and IISc Bangalore.

Building a narrative
Mon, May 29, 2017

Spanning 60 years of his career, architect BV Doshi’s retrospective in Shanghai will share stories behind his landmark projects.

Students told to remove analog watches at AIJEE centre
Mon, May 22, 2017

In Gujarat, the exam is being held at Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara.

National Institute of Design’s first batch of PhD aspirants select part-time course
Sat, May 20, 2017

NID is offering PhD in both full-time format of three years and part-time format of five years.

Sanand unit clocks just 2.56 lakh Nanos in 7 years
Mon, May 15, 2017

Over eight years have passed since Tata Motors shifted its Nano plant from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand, Gujarat. Between 2010-16, the car manufacturing unit has produced a little more than 2.56 lakh cars. Survival for the ‘people’s car’ seems an uphill task, with only 167 Nanos rolling out of the facility this April. […]

IIM-Ahmedabad Director Ashish Nanda resigns
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Nanda also teaches the executive education, PGP, and PGPX programmes at the institute.

Don’t let this opportunity go, uproot Congress: Amit Shah in Gujarat
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Amit Shah said the BJP has come a long way from being seen as representing only the urban middle class.

Modi architect of Advani’s Rath Yatra: Gujarat minister
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Pradeepsinh Jadeja also lauded the Gujarat government under Vijay Rupani for recent decisions of bringing tighter prohibition norms and cow slaughter laws in the state.

Travel agencies expect 20% increase in foreign bookings
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

This year, Gujaratis have trained sights on Europe and South Africa, and not the USA.

Gujarat: Tata Motors hints at ‘openness to discuss’ employee wage hike with Sanand plant workers
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

This comes a year after Tata Motors’ Sanand plant workers went on one-month strike and garnered support from 21 trade unions.

ONGC highest recruiter at PDPU, employs 20 students
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Last year saw around 65% of the batch from petroleum engineering batch at PDPU being placed while the number is slated to touch 70 per cent this year.

Workers at Tata Nano plant revive demand for wage revision, approach labour department
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The workers have revived demands for wage revision and other rights for which they in February last year had gone on a month-long strike.

Turning the World Upside Down
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Taarak Mehta, one of Indian literature’s finest humorists, passed away in Ahmedabad yesterday. He was 87.

Living With The Heritage: ‘Ahmedabad Policies attractive, implementation faces roadblocks, lacks political will’
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

From restoration to a sustainable homestay today, Jagdip Mehta’s 200-year-old haveli in Moto Sutharwado pol at Khadia was the first applicant under the state’s ‘homestay policy”.

Ahmedabad: A new fort wall dredges up memories of the old
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Pointing to the wall, Susheela Kahar, 60, reminisces how she has grown up around this wall as a school girl.

City closing in, budding architects aid Ahemdabad village find its identity in shared spaces
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

A group of 8 young architects from various architecture schools participate in the biennale event 'Archiprix International 2017' will look at projects to create 'community areas' between the village and city

Three Dutch ‘energy entrepreneurs’ help villages harness solar power
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The firm rolled out their first complete manufactured kit and sold five kits last month, it is now looking at partnerships with states.

Ahmedabad: Two killed, six injured in Ahmedabad as car runs over labourers sleeping on pavement
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Of the six admitted in the Civil hospital, the condition of three, including that of a 10-year-old child, is “serious”, claim relatives.

Decision-making becoming ‘undemocratic’ in nation: Medha
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The drive which aims to make drugs and liquor-free society was organized by National Alliance of People’s Movements and will move through from the Sabarmati Ashram to the Rajghat in Delhi.

After demonetisation, meat shop owners now hit by avian influenza
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Even several eateries , which were selling non-vegetarian items till the last week, on Sunday put up notices, saying that in compliance with the AMC directive, they were not serving meat or egg dishes till further order from the civic authority

Obituary: RN Vakil, an educationist with a ‘humanistic’ approach
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Associated with Cept for 5 decades, Vakil served as the director and its first president till the reins were handed over to its present director Bimal Patel in 2012.

Gujarat: Amul signs Rs 450 crore worth MoUs with state govt
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

On the cards are expansion of semen station near Anand and a new plant for concentrated milk or spray drying skim milk at a factory premises near Anand, Amul official said.

Vibrant Gujarat Global summit: Eyes on expansion, Amul inks MoU’s with Gujarat Govt worth Rs 450 crores
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Gujarat government has partnered with Amul for ensuring quality, supply and distribution of these ready-to-use therapeutic food (RTUF) which prevent malnutrition.

Vibrant Gujarat: NRI seeks assurance to invest in demonetisation’s wake
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Ratilal Govind of Gujarat origin, a Labour councillor in UK, seeks assurances for those who wish to invest

I learnt business in Gujarat: Retail giant head
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Yusuff Ali M A, the boss of EMKE Group which runs the chain of Lulu hypermarkets, on Wednesday praised the people of Gujarat for their business acumen

The environment of investing in India has changed, says hypermarket man Yusuff Ali MA
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

An Indian-origin entrepreneur who started the first Lulu Hypermarket in the 1990’s in UAE, Ali hails originally from Kerala and today owns 132 shopping malls globally and employs 40,000 people.