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Oscars Predictions — Is 2019 Roma’s year?

Will Rami Malek win for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury? Find out who is giving tough competition to Lady Gaga now. And whether Roma is still being billed as the year’s strongest contender for Best Picture. CY predicts who will win the Oscars 2019! Hollywood’s most celebrated awards night, the 91st Annual Academy Awards or Oscars 2019, is all set to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on February 24. Around 3,400 people attended last year’s show, while 26.5 million Hollywood enthusiasts watched it live on television. And like every year, Indian film buffs can stream the show live early in the morning of February 25 at 07:00 am IST on Star Movies, or on the Hotstar…...

Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #198

Ahmedabad Art Weekly is close to its 200th weekly anniversary, and we’ve got some stunning surprises lined up for you. In the meanwhile, before these surprises are revealed, we would suggest you visit various creative happenings of the city mentioned in our 198th AAW and make the most of your awesome week. It all starts with an architectural discourse by Ar. Ranojoy Dutta on the topic of “Dynamic Glazing for the Next Generation of Smart and Healthy Buildings.”, Where the experienced designer will talk on how future architects can delve into a smart, intelligent and dynamic method of glazing. Another event that may intrigue your literary intellect is a discourse by Gujarati author and columnist Krishnakant Unadkat, who will widely talk on love, relationships and life. People looking for some child-friendly and soothing anecdotes this weekend should drop down to British Library, where creative storyteller Vranda Rathi, who holds a niche in expressively narrating tales to the children of the age group of 4-15 years will render some fantastic fantasies with a lot of vivacities. Its ‘Kavya Mudra’ time of the year. In its 8th edition, the soulful event is celebrating literature in cinema, by exploring poetic lyrics utilised in…...


https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Last-Supper.jpg The Last Supper

The Last Supper – a series of reverse paintings on acrylic canvas by Madhvi Parekh.

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The Chapel, The Gujarat United School of Theology, L P Mission Compound, Near Church, Near Gujarat College, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad.

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Cartist Yatra 2019 Theme – “Unity”   1000 Artist, 80 days, 1 mission, 10 city Events, Travelling 8100 KM, Covering 21 cities, 12 states, 2 union territories, Connecting Millions, Touching Billions Of Hearts.   Source: Facebook

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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Arvind-Indigo-Museum.jpg Indigo – the true shade of India

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum is very pleased to host the launching exhibition of ‘The Arvind Indigo Museum’. Seeing Indigo as an art form, the exhibition will have national and international artists using indigo in multiple media and forms to create a world of all things Indigo. Watch this space for a sneak peek. Arvind Limited A unique…

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Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum, 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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The art scene continues to be exciting in Ahmedabad with newer and newer things happening to it with a certain regularity. After the mega annual art shows with the competitive dimension and attractive prize money thrown in, managed successfully by three enterprising women curators, opening of a classy art gallery by Archer and the multimodal…

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National Institute of Design (NID) is one pioneer institution that along with IIM, CEPT and NIFT, Gujarat Forensic University and others makes Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar an educational hub of some standing and repute. While the NID established in 1961 as an autonomous institution based on what is called the India report of 1958 prepared to encapsulate the…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Madhvi-Parekh.jpg The Era of Retros is here…Look for More

It’s a double bonanza for Delhi-based Gujarati artist Madhvi Parekh as she visits Ahmedabad this season! Even as her show The Last Supper started at The Gujarat Theosophical Society’s IP Mission Chapel only on Sunday, a Retrospective on her creative journey also began at none other place than the new Archer Art Gallery in Ahmedabad.…

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The Last Supper is a famous Biblical episode described in the Gospels which depicts the last meal taken by Christ with 12 of his apostles before his crucifixion. The episode details the interaction all of them had. A moving point of the interaction is provided by Christ when he prophesies that one of the 12…


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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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