Gujarati

  • TV18 launches Gujarati business channel CNBC Bajar July 1, 2014

    July 1 marks the launch of TV18's latest venture, CNBC Bajar, which is the first Gujarati language business channel. It is partnered by Infibeam.Com in association with Adani and Ganesh Housing. The channel offers a mix of live markets coverage and feature shows. ...
  • More vegetarian, Gujarati dishes on table for Narendra Modi in Thimphu June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes. Modi, who arrived in Bhutan on Sunday to a warm welcome, is staying at the Taj Tashi. Around...
  • Cook flown to Bhutan to serve Gujarati food for Modi June 15, 2014

    Thimpu: A chef from Gujarat Bhawan in New Delhi has specially travelled to Bhutan to cook dishes for visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is known to mostly eat home-cooked food. The cook has been in Bhutan since almost a week as Modi is known for not having food outside, including...
  • 70,000 Gujaratis in Varanasi all out to ensure Modi wins elections April 29, 2014

    Varanasi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is up against Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi. But in the temple town, a 70,000 strong Gujarati community is quietly doing its bit to ensure Modi wins big. Gujrati folk numbers in the narrow...
  • Saif Ali Khan experiments with Gujarati accent in 'Humshakals' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan, who played a Gujarati boy in "Kal Ho Na Ho", will again experiment with the Gujarati accent in "Humshakals". The actor will not only be seen speaking in Gujarati, but he has also decided to add a comic twist in the film, said a source. "Saif had to...
  • BJP to invoke 'Gujarati pride' to woo voters for upcoming LS polls February 11, 2014

    BJP has decided to invoke "Gujarati pride" to woo voters and win maximum seats in Lok Sabha polls, where it did not fair as well as it did in the Assembly elections. The party is set to unleash a campaign from Tuesday, going to the people to make a plea and...
  • 'The Good Road' has a unique narrative: Ajay Gehi November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Model-turned-actor Ajay Gehi, seen in a pivotal role in the Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', India's official entry to the best foreign film category section at the Oscars this year, is sure that it will embark on the road to glory. "I'm confident about 'The Good Road' as its...
  • Manna Dey was a strict disciplinarian but soft at heart October 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Legendary singer Manna Dey was a strict disciplinarian, with a thirst for knowledge and a bold persona, said a close associate. Manna Dey, 94, died after a prolonged illness in the early hours of Thursday at a hospital in Bangalore. Fondly recalling his nearly four decade long musical journey with...
  • Farhan: Shah Rukh Khan is not playing a Gujarati don in my film October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has denied reports that Shah Rukh Khan will play a Gujarati don in his next production. He says the superstar essays a gangster instead. "Don't call him a Gujarati don! He is not playing any Gujarati don. The film is based in Gujarat and his character is...
  • Narendra Modi sends out best wishes to 'The Good Road' September 21, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is delighted that "The Good Road", a Gujarati movie has been chosen as India's entry in the best foreign film category at the Oscars. "Delighted to know that Gujarati film 'The Good Road' has been chosen to represent India at Oscars. Congrats to cast and crew....
  • India's Oscar entry 'The Good Road': 10 unknown facts September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' will represent India at the Oscars this year. The film was picked by a committee appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), which was led by celebrated Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose. Here is a list of 10 unknown facts...
  • Narayan Rane defends son Nitesh's tweets about Gujaratis August 6, 2013

    After Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said the government would examine Nitesh Rane's controversial statement about Gujaratis living in Mumbai and take action if he was found guilty, Nitesh's father, state Industry minister Narayan Rane, on Monday rushed to his defence. "What Nitesh said was not against the Gujarati community or...
  • Why don't Gujaratis go back if Modi has done well: Mumbai Congressman August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Congressman and Swabhimaan Sanghatana chief Nitesh Rane, the youngest son of state minister Narayan Rane, who stirred a controversy by his tweet on Gujaratis, has refused to retract his statement. In fact, he has invited more trouble by asking, "Why don't Gujaratis go back to Gujarat if Chief...
  • Gujarat: Muslims confront Narendra Modi at meet June 30, 2013

    Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is being projected as the BJP's frontrunner for the post of Prime Minister, Muslim scholars and leaders did not mince words in spelling out the community's reservations with the party and particularly with Modi at Young Indian Leaders Conclave in Gandhinagar. ...
  • Narendra Modi engages with Gujarati Muslims, is shown a presentation on 2002 Godhra riots June 30, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The 2002 riots in Gujarat continue to pose a challenge to state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. At a conclave in Gandhinagar on Saturday, the BJP leader was shown a presentation on the riots and was asked tough questions, including on post-Godhra rehabilitation programme. "I spelt out the perception that the...
  • A national leader should be concerned about everyone: Yashwant Sinha June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha made a veiled criticism of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday over reports of his rescuing Gujaratis in Uttarakhand, saying a "national leader" should be concerned about everyone and not just people from his state. Sinha, an MP from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, told a...
  • Modi never claimed he rescued 15,000 stranded Gujaratis: Rajnath June 26, 2013

    Lucknow: Amid war of words between Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over reports that Narendra Modi had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Gujarat Chief Minister never gave such a statement. "Modi went to Uttarakhand to express his sympathies and it is...
  • Story behind how Gujaratis do business May 30, 2013

    Dhandha, meaning business, is a term often used in common trade parlance in India. But there is no other community that fully embodies what the term stands for than the Gujaratis. Innately businessminded and highly persevering, their entrepreneurial spirit has led them to taste enviable success in their chosen fields. Shobha...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The founding fathers March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee made the surname Bhatavdekar memorable in his 1983 film 'Rang Birangi' in which the legendary Utpal Dutt played the character of inspector Dhurandar Bhatavdekar, but there was another Bhatavdekar who made a name for himself in the nascent era of Indian cinema. The forefathers: Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar...
  • If I have committed mistakes, I apologise: Modi December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Pitchforked into the prime ministerial race after his electoral hat-trick and amidst cheers of "PM, PM, PM " from his supporters, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday apologised to the people of Gujarat if he had committed any mistake. "If there has been a mistake somewhere, If I have erred...
  • UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Gujarati July 4, 2012

    (Answers must be written in Gujarati) Paper I Section A Gujarati Language: Form and history. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, Charotari and Saurashtri. History of Gujarati Literature Medieval Jaina tradition Bhakti tradition: Sagun and...
  • Modi to address Gujaratis in US, Canada May 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address non-resident Gujaratis in the US and Canada via video conferencing on Sunday. Indian Gujarati Association of America had given an invitation to Modi to address them to celebrate the Gujarat Day. The telecast will go to 12 important cities of the US and Canada,...
  • Paresh Rawal's dream Maharathi ready for the race November 26, 2008

    Mumbai: Paresh Rawal's popular Gujarati play Maharathi which was first staged in 1987 has finally been adapted into a film. The film is a comic thriller and has stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Neha Dhupia & Tara Sharma. Paresh Rawal is one happy man as his dream is about...
  • It’s Diwali and New Year celebrations for Gujarat October 28, 2008

    Ahemdabad: Celebrations double in Gujarat as people celebrate Diwali and then the Gujarati New Year a day later. One of the Gujarati families, the Patel family is busy preparing for the festivities. From the customary Rangoli to cleaning up of the house and from mouth-watering dishes to new clothes . "I like...
  • Guj Muslims break free of communal divide via work September 3, 2008

    Surendranagar (Gujarat): In Gujarat, Muslim communities like the Khojas and Bohris have always been known for their successful businesses. Today, there is a new generation of young Gujarati Muslims like Muzahid Malik who want to break free of the wounds of the past and go back to being the successful entrepreneurs...
  • UK Indian wins racism case against Honda February 13, 2008

    London: Car giant Honda has been ordered to pay £64,000 to an Indian worker who was forced to quit after suffering racial abuse at work. Kalmesh Shah, 30, moved to the UK from Gujarat in April 2004, and joined Honda in October that year. Shah, who worked at the factory for...
  • NJ wakes up, woos Gujarati votebank February 5, 2008

    New Jersy: Home to the largest concentration of Gujaratis in America, New Jersy has recognised the significance of the community for the first time. It has come out with voter registration forms in Gujarati, apart from Spanish, Korean and Chinese. Members of the community feel this will boost voter participation...
  • Why Gujaratis in the US want to vote for Hillary February 3, 2008

    Fords (New Jersey): Gujaratis living in the US maybe strong supporters of a right wing politician like Narendra Modi but their politics in America is of a different colour. Groups like Support Gujarat and Overseas Friends of the BJP had launched a long-distance campaign to get the BJP re-elected in Gujarat...
  • US voter forms to be available in Gujarati January 18, 2008

    New York: Gujarati will become the first Indian language in which voter forms will be available in the US. Voters in New Jersey, which has a large Gujarati population, can now register to vote using Gujarati forms. Naturalisation rates within the South Asian community are on the rise all over the...
  • US voter registration forms in Gujarati January 18, 2008

    Washington: Residents of the US state of New Jersey will now be able to obtain voter registration material in Gujarati. New Jersey has a sizeable Gujarati population and this is first time that voter registration materials anywhere in the country will be available in a South Asian language. Spearheaded by the Asian...