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Pruthiveevallabh is a triumph of Kanaiyalal Munshi’s creative imagination

Vachikam for ‘Dramatic Reading’ has connotative significance. The shloka done before a performance attributes knowledge of the whole body of literature to Lord Shiva. Fanatika has a string of Vachikam performances on Gujarati literary works with the director’s attention to aspects other than those that were considered all these years in this subgenre. Angika remains absent, Vachika chiefly performs, Aharya assumes an extended meaning and they explore touching the listener’s imagination through suggestion. Characters assume relatively distinctive contours in their latest Vachikam – of Kanaiyalal Munshi’s celebrated 1921 novel Pruthiveevallabh in a milestone of a dramatic adaptation by Prabhulal Dwivedi. The epic indefatigability of its hero Munjal (Chintan Pandya) and the epically human vulnerability of its beautiful Mrunalvati (Happy Bhavsar)…...





Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #207

Indian’s first UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad is vivaciously celebrating the World Heritage Day with multiple cultural events. The week starts with a night photography walk in the heart of the walled city, where heritage admirer Ashish Mehta is inviting shutterbugs of Ahmedabad to take picturesque glimpses from Moto Sutharvado Pol to Manek Chowk. A group of enthusiastic budding visual artists are opening Mangalarambh group painting exhibition in the presence of senior artist and art critic Natubhai Parikh. The exhibition has been brought to Ahmedabad by Mukhote creative Art Foundation in association with Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy. To help you experience a good chuckle amidst all the mundane work schedule budding stand-up comedian Aaryan Kadri, Sunil Regar, Dhruv Barot and Kiran Panchal are coming up with some fresh content and acts. Emerging or even first time poets and storytellers can try their hands on performances at the Open Mic Ahmedabad show. Presented by the founder of Rangam Theatre, Prashant Tarun Jadav, Open Letters is a dramatic representation of a few iconic open letters rendered by budding theatre artists. One of the most iconic novels written in Gujarati by author Kanaiyalal Munshi and Pranlal Dwivedi, Pruthiveevallabh will be expressively narrated…...




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Vyom Mehta‘s quest for the creature since his asura sculptures in metal, terracotta, cement, paper mache and in his countless drawings – evokes a diverse world of non-human presences. This show is a gathering of such beings in continuing flux; through play and discovery, and shifts of power – in being, constant. “As if everything…

2019-04-12 18:00:00 2019-04-12 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

079 Stories, Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, next to arjun house, rajpath club road, bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India 380054

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Catharsis Art Gallery Presents – Modern Indian Masters

2019-03-30 12:00:00 2019-04-30 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Modern Indian Masters Modern Indian Masters

Cramoisi art
Showroom Q, Ground Floor, Mondeal Square, Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Hwy, Prahlad Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Exhibition-Displaced-Longitude.jpg Exhibition: Displaced Longitude

The Lilavati Lalbhai Library is hosting an exhibition on Displaced Longitude, featuring the work of the Dublin based practice, McCullough Mulvin who are currently building in India and in Europe. The exhibition will be opened by HE Brian McElduff, the Ambassador of Ireland and Ruth O’Herlihy, MCM director, will introduce the exhibition. Exhibition: Displaced Longitude…

2019-04-03 10:00:00 2019-05-03 18:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Exhibition: Displaced Longitude Exhibition: Displaced Longitude

Cept University,
Kasturbhai lalbhai Campus, University Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

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Uttarayan in Ahmedabad Pol

 

In this Photo Studio, photographer Ashish Mehta of ‘Meet Me at Khadia’, who has been running a time-honoured photo-walk in the walled city of Ahmedabad captures the authentic flavour of Amdavad’s kite festival known as Uttarayan.

Also known as Makar Sankranti in various traditions, Uttarayan festival, is dedicated to the Sun God and marks end of the 6 month period that began with June Solstice. Makar Sankranti, the Indian equivalent of Winter solstice marks the beginning of 6 month long ‘Uttarayan’ period, in which  the northern hemisphere of the planet is tilted towards the Sun. Considered an auspicious time for new beginnings, particularly in agrarian societies, this day is marked with lot of festivity. The festivity is passionately celebrated all across India, but in the city of Ahmedabad, it is specially rejoiced by flying vivid kites using a sharp abrasive string called Manja.

The Heritage city of Ahmedabad is famous for its Uttarayan revelry as people and families gather on the Pol terraces to fly kites with utmost enthusiasm. The festivity is marked with authentic Gujarati dishes including the quintessential dish full of winter vegetables called Undhiyu. This album is a compilation of Mehta’s four years of Uttarayan photography, which was mostly conducted during the evening times of the festival in the Khadia Pol. The senior lensman is using Canon 1100D to capture the saffron hues of the Amdavadi Uttarayan skies.

To be a part of this celebration, you can contact Ashish Mehta as this year he has organised a ‘Uttarayan in Pol‘ event within the walled city of Ahmedabad. Since the happening is meant to be a traditional affair, participants will be given colourful kites, environment friendly manja, lip-smacking indigenous delicacies and of course an original Amdavadi Uttarayan experience curated by Mehta himself.

The captions of the photographs are the different names of Uttarayan/Makar Sankranti in various regions of India, Nepal and Pakistan.


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As some would know for sure and we have said before, Banaras for many in the creative fraternity remains a dominant draw, an inspiring force and thereby a recurring theme too. Look at it as an ancient centre of overall excellence, associate it with Bhartendu Harish Chandra who pioneered the modern Hindi literature or with…

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Vachikam for ‘Dramatic Reading’ has connotative significance. The shloka done before a performance attributes knowledge of the whole body of literature to Lord Shiva. Fanatika has a string of Vachikam performances on Gujarati literary works with the director’s attention to aspects other than those that were considered all these years in this subgenre. Angika remains…

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Banaras, Varanasi or Kashi as the artist’s fancy is before us yet again. This time in a show of photography. The show Banaras – the breathing legacy by the well-known photographer of our part and Navjivan Trust’s managing trustee Vivek Desai was opened at The Archer Art Gallery on Saturday, April 13, 2019 amidst the…

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Art group The Artisan of Kolkata is back with its fourth season in Ahmedabad. Having earlier showed up under and as Summer Strokes in 2016 and 2017, The Artisan had returned with the works of artists it represents mainly from Kolkata, evolving as Raag Basant in March of 2018, then appearing at The Satya Art…


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કૂકડો / Kukdo

અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

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

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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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