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Newton Movie Review - ‘Newton’ Shows Us the Voters Behind the Vote Counts

India’s official selection for the Oscars 2018, this 106-minute experience depicts the politics of elections and holds up a mirror to us, without once erasing the smile off our faces. If Anil Kapoor’s modest character in the film Eeshwar (1989) – who lives every second of his life by the book – is re-cast today in the role of a Presiding Officer at the elections, you would get the equivalent of Rajkummar Rao’s  character Newton. The sardonic film Newton is a non-simplistic tale revolving around a straightforward man who refuses dowry, opposes child marriage and has been appointed to conduct fair elections in the Naxalite dominated forests of Chattisgarh. In turn, he meets Pankaj Tripathi, an army officer who is…...








Ahmedabad Art Weekly #127

The World Heritage City of India’s cultural portal, Creative Yatra, is proud to introduce its 127th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly. Our attempt to flourish the creative fraternity of the city has been going on since more than 125 weeks now, and we will continually elaborate our efforts through our weekly edition that features most enriching events of the week.  Currently, it is being circulated through thousands of emails and messages, and in case if you aren’t getting a copy of your AAW, please send us a ‘Hi’ on 7228 02 7228. Currently, our focus is being elaborated in the city of Charlotte, NC and will soon be reaching out to Vancouver, BC too. If you are a yatri and want the Art Weekly to reach and feature your city’s creative events, please give us a buzz and become a working hand in making it possible.   This week’s featured influential personality is the leader of the modernist movement in Gujarati literature, Suresh Joshi who is remembered not only for his prolific writings but also for transmogrifying the art of literary criticism. Born in Valod, South Gujarat in 1921 and began his teaching career at DJ Singh College, Karachi Joshi later taught…...




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The Wonderland, Solo Exhibition by Nabibakhsh Mansoori at L&P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad Read: Preview of Nabibakhsh Mansoori’s ‘The Wonderland’

2017-09-19 16:00:00 2017-09-24 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

L&P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus CEPT, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009

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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. Dancing Flute – Bikramjit Singh Live Event Description: A Gathering…

2017-07-30 05:30:00 2018-06-10 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Mitray Spiritual Club Mitray Spiritual Club

Karnavati Club, S.G Highway, Ahmedabad, India

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Polo Forest Weekend Adventure Camp Trekking to Polo Forest !! Treat your eyes to the natural beauty of this place …… Get excited as you trek through the stony path of Polo forest with the fellow participants. If you are an adventure junkie and a nature lover, then this is the perfect activity for you. Be a part of…

2017-09-10 04:00:00 2017-11-12 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Polo Forest weekend Adventure Camp Polo Forest weekend Adventure Camp

TrekOn, 4A/2, 3rd Floor, Above Subways, Jodhpur Char Rasta, Ahmedabad, India 380015

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  • Chaniya choli and Kediyu the ethnic dress for Navratri


Garba Grooves Gripping Navratri Goers

The multi-day Hindu festival of Navratri has gripped the grooving night crawlers of India. An Indian origin festivity enthusiastically celebrated internationally by dancers, Navratri is the time when people perform the folk dance called Garba constantly for nine nights while praying to goddess Durga. The festival culminates on the 10th day of the celebration with Dussehra. Various states of India have different religious significance for the merriment, but folklores suggest that Navratri is a celebration of ‘Good over Evil forces’ since it is believed to be the wartime between Lord Rama and Demon King Ravana, and also the battle time between deity Durga and Demon Mahishasura.

The album ‘Garba Grooves Gripping Navratri Goers’ has been produced by Ashish Mehta, a cultural enthusiast of Ahmedabad who organises varied Heritage Walks to introduce urbanised citizens to the walled city of Ahmedabad. Mehta has tried to collaborate the essence of India’s only World Heritage City and the ethnic beauty of Navratri within individual frames, and as a hobbyist photographer, the perspective is certainly praiseworthy.

 

Photo Studio Curator : Ketan Modi


Reviews

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For those who love to travel and experience the magic of locales, find stories in life around, take a walk along the known unknowns, yet wish to do it all without moving an inch must perhaps be face to face with artist Nabibakhsh Mansoori’s larger-than-life collection, The Wonderland. As you ‘look for’ various people, animals,…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Newton-Moview-Review.jpg Newton Movie Review – ‘Newton’ Shows Us the Voters Behind the Vote Counts

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https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Omkar-Dadarkar.jpg A Young Vocalist presents Engrossing Morning Ragas

Time stopped, nearly so, when Omkar Dadarkar recited 10.40 onwards for over two hours at Vishwakosh under the aegis of its Lalit Kala Kendra and Agastya Foundation on Sunday. Viraj and Amar Bhatt had held the programme in the morning so that there could be a relatively rare opportunity for music lovers to listen to…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Maargadarshan-Drama-3.jpg Maargadarshan Makes Metaphoric Communication

In the tradition of Absurd Drama, we have the legacy of a few dramatic works conceived of in their creators’ most introverted moments post-WW II when they were in turmoil. Like lightning, they blaze a trail to understanding aspects of life essential to human existence. The line between form, which is a bunch of images…


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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