|India Kite Culture
|Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti
or Festival of "Uttarayan" - The ascendance of the Sun
Ahmedabad 2004 story
struggle of confusion and "unavoidable circumstances.."
jan 06, 2004: 3 weeks of preparation devastated by
..ignorance? fatalism? curruption? greed? ..?
- let's start and sort it out !
"India Kite Live"
Daily > Webreport < Soap
january 9...16, 2004
the rolling web.caster
Live Live Live
- Background and News :
- 3 days before flight
- 5 days before festival
"Due to unavoidable
circumstances, we regret our inability to sponsor your trip to
India for participation in the International Kite Festival of Gujarat
2004.. We thank you for your interest and appologize for the inconvenience
caused to you.
- 24 days before festival
confirmation of invitation by gujarat government.
"WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO GUJARAT. YOUR TICKET DETAILS ARE AS UNDER... FRANKURT -- MUMBAI 09-JAN-04 A I 126 / MUMBAI -- FRANKFRUT 17-JAN-04 A I 127 / YOUR DOMISTIC AIR TRAVAL TICKET FOR MUMBAI---- AHMEDABAD AND BACK WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU ON ARRIVAL IN INDIA.. / .. we are all eagerly looking forward to your participation in this grand event of International Kite Festival 2004 in Ahmedabad. "
- 56 days before festival
|ahmedabad request for participation with kitefestival.|
we can neither accept nor excuse this form of treatment.
" I've been in a lot of correspondence over the past week, suggesting,
commenting, hoping that this experience of India might be the best it
might be for foreign guests---but one that requires extra attention,
taking individual initiative, "getting off the bus," this
" Indian bus" otherwise well-intentioned. I know this is not
as clear as your good letter, but I'll come back to it with a comment
or two, an eye to something you might wish to append to any "public"
virtual responses tht might find their way to your pages.
"Like yourself, I have invested a lot of time and energy to promote
the festivals in India. Their lack of communication is legendary, but
not too impossible if one approaches it in a relaxed and flexible way.
But this year is something different, and I cannot explain it. Thank
goodness we did not pay for the ticket already! (Hyderabad ask you to
buy the ticket, then give you a suitcase full of money in India.) But
4 days looking and arguing with airlines is no joke. And, as you say,
"I can understand exactly what you feel, it was the same to me
twice last years. Every time I "buy" my visa and at the last
moment they told me that I could not go... Without reasons of course..."
indiaTimes, Hyderabad jan.15,
Ahmedabad newsline jan.10
Times of India
Business-Standard, Ahmedabad Dec.26
Business-Standard, Ahmedabad Dec.26
Business-Standard, Ahmedabad Dec.24
Times of india Dec.18
Hindustan Times, India Dec.17
Ahmedabad.com Dec.17 2003 - "Government aims sky high for kite industry"
IndiaTimes 16.dec 2003
Hindustan Times, India Dec.15
Times of India Dec.13
Ahmedabad Newsline Dec.12
2003 "Govt flies co-op kite for industry"
tourism-of-india about ahmedabad kitefestival
italian webpage by settimo cielo aquilonisti
Links: Past Kite-Events Gujarat
Ahmedabad.com about Kitefest 2001
kitefest 2001 by niraj shah
kitefest 2002 by gujuland
photo 2003 by karl stiller
south.asian.com about gujarat kitefestivals
Environments Gujarat / India
SILVASSA kitefestival india 16-17 jan 2004
flying 14.jan 2004
Jodhpur Desert-Kite-Festival > 2005
Jodhpur Kites - Sun City Kiteclub / asghar belim
gujarat desert kitefestival photo.web 2001 by martin skoog
project.FLUGROST transcultural cruise India - postponed to 2005 .
"Schedule, program, environments"
from pre-festival plannings nov/dec.2003...
12th January "Intl.Kitefestival"
Police Stadium, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad
University Grounds, Gurukul, Ahmedabad
Theme Pavilions and Exhibition on Kite Manufacturing
"economic development of craftsmen, including kite makers"
"What is needed is the marketing of kites"
""The Gujarat government has roped in Essar
to sponsor its `Pravasi patang utsav', a mega event aimed at attracting
investments form the non-resident Gujaratis (NRG).
For publicity of the event, the government has launched a website:
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