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Abir First Take : the Art Competition is Here With its 2nd Edition!

  Ruby Jagrut, renowned for her work in natural dye medium, initiated a one of its kind arts encouragement initiative – Abir First Take – which in its first edition itself generated immense value for the participants and the art fraternity as a whole. Abir First Take is an Art Competition, which invites entries from all across India, with an objective to showcase works of budding artists to larger group of collectors and to enhance their artistic journeys by providing linkages with master artists. The first edition culminated in a display of 108 art works that came from 48 cities and was spread over two galleries i.e Kanoria Gallery of Arts and Hutheesing Centre in Ahmedabad. Abir is a charitable…

Ahmedabad Art Weekly 109

It’s mid of may which is also synonymous as one of the hottest period of the year in this city, but still, nothing will stop you from attending these enriching events featuring within the 109th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly. The curated list provides you with an array of creativity distributed in the genres of visual art exhibitions, poetry recitals, stand-up comedy, open mics, photography exhibition, music concerts, and theatrical performances. These sort of happenings within the city makes us realise that it’s not just the monuments and heritage structures or the modern infrastructure that is the pride of the city but its people, who have built them. This week’s AAW is dedicated to the Padma Bhushan honoured musicologist and music writer from Surat, Ramanlal C Mehta. He had a unique style of contributing to Hindustani classical music through Khayal and Thumri format of singing. He was a modernist musician, who had also composed and produced more than 50 musical plays, which were later broadcasted on All India Radio. He was the principal of the College of Indian Music, Dance & Dramatics / faculty of performing arts at MSU Baroda, for many years. A honorary doctorate Mehta was the founder of the Indian…...


https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/JAIN-Heritage-Gaurav-YATRA-Ahmedabad-Chapter-Events-in-Ahmedabad.jpg JAIN Heritage Gaurav YATRA (Ahmedabad Chapter)

JITO Ahmedabad Chapter in association with City Heritage Centre and support of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will be conducting Jain Heritage Gaurav Yatra a guided tour of Heritage Jain Derasars of Ahmedabad on every Saturday and Sunday. On an inaugural day the walk will start from Fatasha Pol and will conclude at Lambeshwar Ni Pol, Opp. Calico…

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Kavi Dalpatram Chowk, Ahmedabad, India

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The Artists Home – Dehgam Residency Emerging Artists Residency – May 2017 Artists in residence program, during 20th May to 29th May 2017 (10 Days) 20/25 Talented emerging artists will be there.

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Chikoo Wadi, Dehgam - Gandhinagar Road, Dehgam. Ahmedabad, Gujarat (INDIA).

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Relish an array of “Magadhi” and “Awadhi” delicacies known for their art of slow cooking, invented during the ancient era ‘Magadh’ and United Provinces of Agra-‘Awadh’. This dum style art of cooking is an epitome of Indian cooking pattern which enhances the aroma or authentic Indian Flavours with a pure bliss, entrapping the relishing flavours…

2017-05-20 19:00:00 2017-06-03 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Awadh & Magadh Food Festival – Courtyard Mariott Ahmedabad Awadh & Magadh Food Festival – Courtyard Mariott Ahmedabad

Courtyard Ahmedabad, Ramdev Nagar Cross Road, Satellite Road, Ahmedabad, India 380015

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Blushing Hues of Spring

People change like the weather, but the change in weather is always beautiful, unlike people. In this album ‘Blushing Hues of Spring’ photographer Priti Bhatt, who hails from the heritage city of Ahmedabad, explains us the different moods in nature, in time and the life around us. Her vision of capturing folage in its most organic form gives her viewers an opportunity to connect with the natural atmosphere in all these urbanisations. Her zeal of capturing the vibrancy of nature in its utmost simplicity is what makes here clicks unique as well as picturesque.

A management professional, who is also a serious hobbyist, Priti considers photography as an opportunity to find her inner self. She was always inclined towards capturing the best moments of life, her family and friends, during her early days but her vision towards photography as an art upgraded after meeting veteran photographers and mentor Ketan Modi and Vivek Desai. From there she began capturing unique elements that roam around us while travelling. This album consists pictures that were clicked in the time frame of 3 years at various places of Gujarat, especially Ahmedabad and The Dangs.


Photo Studio Curator : Ketan Modi


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Among a couple of muses to Rabindranath Tagore, in the opinion of Ketaki Kusari Dyason, a perceptive translator of the poet, Victoria Ocampo was ‘the closest to him in stature.’ The natural beauty she was endowed with had the glow of exceptional powers of intelligence and literary sensibility. Born in a materially wealthy family she…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Paraspar-poster_ramesh-tanna-1.jpg Ramesh Tanna : The Flag Bearer of Positivity in Journalism

  Senior journalist Ramesh Tanna talked about his experiences as a journalist in search of positive stories, and his endeavour to utilise  journalism as a tool to inspire; the third talk in the Paraspar series turned out to be rich discourse of exploring the purpose and intent of journalism. “A few days back I was…

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Bahubali 2 : The conclusion is the second and final part of the two-part epic saga from Indian film Director SS Rajamouli. Five Years back what started as a regional production in Telugu, today has transcended every known boundary. The films subject and visual language are universal and has attracted global audiences to the film;…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Dhruva-Mistrys-sculpture.jpg Dhruva Mistry – Sculpting unconvention from Victoria Square to Delhi University

Internationally acclaimed sculptor and former dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts of MS University, Vadodara, Dhruva Mistry, speaks about his perspective on practical art and carving experiments. His exceptional insight on, why size matter and how sculptures can be utilised as an architecture. A single thought struck my mind after listening to Dhruva Mistry’s…


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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