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Measuring with Ma Nature’s units

Did you know you are as wide as you are tall? Just stretch your arms out in the famous Titanic pose and measure your arm span! Though we comply with international units of measurement today, our old systems of measurement were pretty interesting too. In India, we have the amazing ability to keep pace with the times and yet find nuggets from our past around us that continue to both amaze and amuse us. While we are marching with the times and hobnobbing with international authorities to see that we are apace with the technology of international standards of measurement, our older methods of calibration find us in tune with Ma Nature. Just a fortnight ago, India, along with 100 other…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #215

Severe cyclone Vayu has fortunately deviated from its predicted course and is not hitting the coastline of Gujarat anymore. But authorities have asked people to stay safe and sheltered as strong winds and heavy rainfalls are still anticipated in many areas. The city of Ahmedabad is experiencing rain showers and an overcast sky since past couple of days. And while the winds are gushing in our city lanes here’s what you can do to keep your creativity flowing. The 215th Ahmedabad Art Weekly starts with a feature of documentary screening – ‘Stripped’ showcases the changing landscape of comic strip business and the volatility of newspaper business by some of the most experienced cartoonists. The projection will extend with a discussion on the same topics with experts. Reach Satya Art Gallery to come and hear wildlife photographer Saurabh Desai talk about his quest of finding the snow leopard and clicking it during a talk show. People with patient ears can also reach AMA to hear Gujarati writer and orator Jay Vasavada, who will focus on the topic ‘Yes I am Myself’. The literature fraternity of the city is active this week with two book launch events. While three books of the late humorist Vinod Bhatt…...




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You are cordially invited to Mini Nature Project and exhibition by Nayan & Vaishali on 22nd May, 2019 l 5:30pm Inauguration by: Mr.Ajay Mehta Presented by: GiNiPi ART Supported by: ART TUNE Source: Facebook.

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Amdavad ni Gufa, CEPT Campus, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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A Solo Exhibition – Heritage Beats by Isha.

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The Art Gallery, Amdavad Ni Gufa,
KL Campus, Gujarat University Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

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For the first time in Ahmedabad, taste Authentic Middle Eastern flavours at one of the oldest Lebanese Restaurants. Take your taste buds to Middle East with the special lip-smacking menu at Falafel Express. We’ll be serving delicious, mouth-watering vegetarian, vegan as well as non-vegetarian middle eastern specials. Come one, come all!   Source : Facebook.

2019-06-12 11:00:00 2019-06-16 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Falafel Fest 2019 – #FirstTime in Ahmedabad Falafel Fest 2019 – #FirstTime in Ahmedabad

Falafel Express
Shop 3, Ground Floor, Malti Apartments, Vijay Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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Photo Studio

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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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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Chandrabharti-Tarjani-Hirani.jpg Chandrabharti: conversations in classical and folk

A project by classical vocalist Tarjani Hirani, Chandrabharti is a beautiful meeting of Indian classical and Gujarati folk music. The tastefully arranged performance that opened at Abhivakti edition 2 pushed creative boundaries and emerged a winner. In Chandrabharti Tarjani Hirani skillfully exhibits the beauty that exists in the meeting of the opposites. In folk music, most of…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mini-Nature-Project-an-Exhibition-by-Nayan-Vaishali.jpg These delicate miniature birds made in paper are calling out to save wildlife

The artist duo Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama made 365 miniature birds over more than a year. They present 120 of them from the Mini Nature Project at Amdavad ni Gufa, till May 26.   A GiNiPi Art presentation the Mini Nature Project started at the Amdavad ni Gufa on Wednesday, May 22. It is not only…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Confluence-Sapan-Anjaria-Performance.jpg Confluence : a meeting of Indian classical dance & music

A trained vocal artist, CY contributor Meera Desai shares her experience as she goes on a musical journey with ‘Confluence’.  The brainchild of tabla player Sapan Anjaria, ‘Confluence’ put together a meeting of kathak, Hindustani classical and Carnatic classical music. Accompanying him were Aniket Khandekar (vocals), Anuj Anjaria (santoor), Rakesh Wani (dholak), Dinesh Kumar (mridangam)…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Group-Art-Show.jpg A show ends and a show begins: The Lucky 13 and Vaishali Panchal

While this continuity for the shows is a given in Ahmedabad, what is remarkable to record alongside is that the haunting memories and love for the alma mater and batch-mates can be the driver for not only reunions full of fun-frolic and masti, but it can also be the cause of constructive tributes and projects…


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.

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