Editor’s Pick

Arpita Dhagat’s Play ‘Item’ Scrutinises Bollywood’s Role in Promoting Misogyny

Questioning everything we’ve learnt from Indian cinema, ‘Item’ at Abhivyakti Festival takes a hard look at the role we play in adopting aspects of our toxic ‘pop culture’ into society.   It all began as Amitabh Bachchan uttered his classic monologue in Deewar, “Aaj khush toh bahut hoge tum”. As Bachchan goes on to list the virtues of his ever-sacrificing mother, in one fell sweep, the ‘adarsh naari’ is established in the masculine eye for posterity, without us even realising what’s happened. Further spitting in the face of the Anjalis and Rahuls in Bollywood love stories, the play Item breaks down and analyses the many Shah Rukh Khan movies we have known and loved, where women only sit around waiting to…...





Ahmedabad Art Weekly #147 : Things to Do in Ahmedabad This Week

This week, look out for education reformist Sonam Wangchuk’s talk, an art exhibition of the luminary Ram Kumar, and the India Environment Festival in Ahmedabad.   It would seem that society is becoming evermore intolerant these days, if the brawl created by right-wing goons on Valentine’s Day in Ahmedabad – in the name of boycotting western cultural practices – is anything to go by. Such incidents are a tight slap on the face, calling into question fundamental rights of the youth. In the middle of all these ruckuses, Creative Yatra is on a constant watch to see that the city’s positive spirit remains alive. Despite such events, seeing people celebrate creativity with utmost enthusiasm and freedom in various pockets of the city restores our love for the city and its citizens, again and again. Here is the 147th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly, with this week’s list of must-see events, compiled exclusively for the resilient denizens of Ahmedabad. This week in Ahmedabad, look out for a talk by Sonam Wangchuk, the innovator and education reformist most famous for inspiring Aamir Khan’s character in 3 Idiots. The talk is part of the India Environment Festival organised at Ahmedabad Haat. Also be sure not to miss the…...




Events

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Andreas Hiztig is a technocrat, entrepreneur and enthusiast photographer. Satya Art Gallery is delighted to present snippet of his work in India and his home country Switzerland. He has been a frequent traveler to India since 2004. About his photographs from India, Andreas writes; “I started traveling to India in 2004 for professional reasons. That…

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Satya Art Gallery
Navajivan Trust, B/h Gujarat Vidyapith, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, India 380014

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Mitray Spiritual Club  Mitray Spiritual is a way of transformation and rejuvenation. It will hold 12 Music, Dance and Meditation Concerts for 12 months with different International Bands and artists. Round the year it will spread positivity and zeal. Promise to Enlighten as never before. Source: Facebook  

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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2nd edition of India Environment Festival IEF is all set to create a seamless blend of the Environment with art, music, design, literature, interactive media, education, science and technology – precisely this festival has something for everyone. Check out what’s in store for you from 40+ activities at IEF’18 including: 1. Hara Pitara – The…

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Ahmedabad Haat, Opposite - Vastrapur Lake, Ahmedabad, India 380054

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Photo Studio

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13th All Gujarat Photography Competition : The Exhibition

This week’s photo studio has been contributed by some of Gujarat’s best photographers, who have been honoured by this year’s All Gujarat Photography Competition by Manav Pratishthan. The 13th edition of the competition was curated by veteran photographer Ketan Modi from Ahmedabad and was judiciously reviewed by senior photographer Ghanshyam Savani and Yasir Bakili.

The theme for this year’s competition was decided as Creative Nature, and the authorities received an overwhelming response of more than 1200 entries by 400 participants across Gujarat. Creative Yatra has featured the top 8 lensmen who were able to capture the master clicks patiently.

For people who would like to have a look at the top 50 entries can visit Ravi Shankar Raval Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi on September 29, 2017, to be a part of the annual exhibition. We congratulate all the participants for their outstanding performances and making our environment richer with aesthetics.

The exhibition will be open till 1st of October, 2017, between 12 pm to 8 pm.


Reviews

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  Photo: Anuj Ambalal Cinematographer Navroze Contractor’s students document the street typists, barbers, and construction labourers of Ahmedabad. Witness raw glimpses of city life in this exhibition. Aged men sit and type documents on typewriters in front of Bhadra City Civil and Session Court, in a sight that is faintly touching. Recalling the age-old epoch…

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A literary creator with an insight into theatre and a noted playwright, Sitanshu Yashashchandra did not merely light the inaugural lamp at the GST-INT One-act Finals (Thakorbhai, Feb 7). Referring to the origin of Natyaveda, he lit up theatre-lovers’ vision and passion for their pursuit. It was when people were getting addicted to sensory desires…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Item-Abhivyakti-Arpita-Dhagat.jpg Arpita Dhagat’s Play ‘Item’ Scrutinises Bollywood’s Role in Promoting Misogyny

Questioning everything we’ve learnt from Indian cinema, ‘Item’ at Abhivyakti Festival takes a hard look at the role we play in adopting aspects of our toxic ‘pop culture’ into society.   It all began as Amitabh Bachchan uttered his classic monologue in Deewar, “Aaj khush toh bahut hoge tum”. As Bachchan goes on to list…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Abhivyakti-Ahmedabad3.jpg Abhivyakti: Engaging Ahmedabad’s Young Blood through Art

A month-long art celebration is providing Ahmedabad a kick of creativity. Fresh faces of the city pour life into Sanskar Kendra through their artistic efforts. I couldn’t hold on to my seat when I heard that my neighbourhood heritage site, Sanskar Kendra, is under plans to brim with art, culture, creativity and celebration for over…


Poetry

કૂકડો / Kukdo

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.

Don't forget to put in your comments on how you find this video!

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