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Meghani Sarvaani gives a taste of the poet’s life and work

Venturing to capture the range and depth of poet Zaverchand Meghani’s stature in a two-hour performance is like trying to hold a roaring ocean in your hand. All you get to do is to have a palmful of water which can give you a taste of the ocean. Meghani’s sensibility ranges from a black female dog’s newborn cubs to his being taking on the joy of a dancing peacock. His empathy extends from the milkman at your doorstep on his bicycle to the unknown wounded soldier to take whose head on the lap his mother is not around. This poet can see the scarlet hue on the cheeks of the hungry orphans on this earth. In the same breath, he…...

Find out what's happening in Ahmedabad through our 178th Art Weekly

Magician Jonathan David Bass comes from New York to perform live in Ahmedabad. Natarani theatre reopens with a performance by Mallika Sarabhai and team, and award winning authors of Ahmedabad meet to discuss the Indian connection to the Man Booker Prize.  Literature lovers have a lot to look forward to over the next few days in Ahmedabad. You can gather at the British Library this Friday to discuss the ‘Indian Connection’ to the Man Booker Prize 2018 with a panel of Ahmedabad-based authors who have a connection with the prize. Or join journalist Janvi Sonaiya as she reviews the famous Sacred Games novel by author Vikram Chandra. Or head to AMA to attend the book launch of The Man Who Saved India – Sardar Patel by journalist Hindol Sengupta. If you’ve always wanted to know how to spin the Charkha, head to  Karma Cafe to watch a live demonstration of Gandhi’s weaving tool. Culture enthusiasts have an excellent opportunity to discover stories about the women of the Walled City of Ahmedabad at a Heritage Walk that starts from Delhi Darwaja Road. Spend the coming Thursday in awe as New York-based magician  Jonathan David Bass brings a night of tricks to Ahmedabad. Drama enthusiasts also…...


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FM Lecture Series on “Managing Cities” by Shri. Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad. The lecture is scheduled at 6.30 pm on 7th September 2018 in the auditorium. Shri. Vijay Nehra, 2001 batch IAS officer, is a post graduate from IIT-B and has recently completed his Masters degree at Goldman School of Public Policy at the…

2018-09-07 18:30:00 2018-09-07 19:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

CEPT University Auditorium, KL Campus, University Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

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Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition from their collection at the new Gallery. (More info in the event poster)

2018-08-02 11:00:00 2018-09-30 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Nr. Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009

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We are incredibly excited to announce our next exhibition at the Conflictorium! ‘Pathbreakers: The Twentieth Century Muslim Women of India’, showcases the groundbreaking achievements of 21 Muslim Women in building a post-independence India. The opening will be followed by a talk by Dr. Syeda Hameed. She is an Indian women’s rights activist, poet, translator, writer…

2018-08-25 05:30:00 2018-09-30 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Pathbreakers: The 20th Century Muslim Women of India Pathbreakers: The 20th Century Muslim Women of India

Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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  • BASKING IN GLORY: The sun shown here as the out of focus flower signifies glory. Life, as symbolised by the plant, basks and flourishes in this glory.

Abstracts in Nature by Manisha Sharma

When a science teacher takes hold of the camera to shoot nature, it is little surprising that we get to see nature in its most abstract form! An abstract conversation takes place between mother nature and photographer Manisha Sharma, who is a science teacher at Udgam School, in this album Abstracts in Nature. The series captures floral subjects with unusual precision, quenching the lenswoman’s artistic needs as she turns the subjects in focus into dramatic artistic depictions. The striking photographs play with duality. The viewer sees focus and depth, light and shadow, brightness and sharpness, illusion and reality, all at the same time. Through these eight photographs, Sharma narrates a kind of poetry that has neither a beginning nor an end.

Ahmedabad-based Manisha Sharma is a Madhubani painter and photographer by passion. Sharma enrolled herself in Navgujarat Photography under the tutelage of senior lensman Ketan Modi in 2016. Since then, she has been practising various genres of photography, especially creative depictions of nature’s forms. As an artist, Sharma creates detailed Madhubani artworks and merchandise like mugs, posters and fridge magnets based on her creations.

Photo Studio Curator: Ketan Modi


https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Tara-00.jpg Our deeply ingrained gender prejudice surfaces in Tara

At a single Reading Performance (HK Hall, September 6) of Mahesh Dattani’s famous play Tara by teachers of English, final-year students of Special English must have understood its theme and characters much better than during many hours in the class. The players themselves must have had flashes of greater insight into them for dramatic art…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zaverchand-Meghani.jpg Meghani Sarvaani gives a taste of the poet’s life and work

Venturing to capture the range and depth of poet Zaverchand Meghani’s stature in a two-hour performance is like trying to hold a roaring ocean in your hand. All you get to do is to have a palmful of water which can give you a taste of the ocean. Meghani’s sensibility ranges from a black female…

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It is heartening to see in recent weeks young amateur performers taking theatre seriously, not as a medium of light entertainment. Hunting the Sun in English at Scrapyard at its second show last Sunday kept the viewers, both young and elderly, intellectually engaged for two hours without an interval. Its director Yash Vyas is just 20+…

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A playwright, Vijay Tendulkar once observed, should act in a play and see how a character and his voice are projected. Those who wish to be actors need to do plays like his Shantata! Court Chaalu Aahe! Vijay Tendulkar is known for characters with a voice as much as the dramatic structure. With her training…


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અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

સૂરજ આવશે સાત ઘોડલે

અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

નીંદરને પારણીએ ઝુલે, ધરા પડી સૂનકાર !

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Navratri Dance Styles

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2016

Navratri is the longest running dance festival on the planet. With multiple mythological and historical roots, the festivities are a celebration of the feminine, wherein the revelers dance to the tunes of traditional folk music of 'Garba' and 'Raas'.

The Navratri dance has many forms and variations and each form has regional variations. These video aims to showcase different forms/styles of the Garba. Those who know the dance well, would love watching it, and those who know nothing about it, will find this of great help.

So what is 'Do taali', Teen Taali, Dodhiyu, Popatiyu, Raas, Hinch...watch the video and find out the beauty in each of these variation and find your own step to groove this Navratri.

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