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Gandhi in Folk Forms is a Hit

That Mahatma Gandhi evokes mixed emotions of surprise, awe, disbelief, even sarcasm in some cases, on some of his actions, stances and values as people down the time judge him with the benefit of hindsight as also the common criticality handed down by our times, is a given now. And yet for most, he is described and summed up by that Einsteinian quote coming on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 70th birthday: “Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.” No wonder in the 150th year of his birth in 1869, he continues to inspire the nation’s commoners for his core values,…...

Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #203

Happy Holi Yatris! The festival of colours is here and we are so excited to make it more vivid by adding up some of the most creative happenings of the city in your itinerary. It is said that board games help in improving your decision-making skills, increases memory power, lowers your blood pressure and reduces stress. So if Friday Board Game Nights is inviting you to relish these creative games, you should not have many reasons to miss it out. ‘Amruta Gandhi, Not Guilty’ is a play that talks about the feminine and the social hypocrisy dominated by money and power holders. The stirring drama is a social commentary and will feature sophisticated recitalists including Mehul Buch, Tusharika Rajguru and Shilpa Patel. श्री और ब्लू an inspiring tale of two friends named Shree and Blue is going to motivate the audience to reach out even for their most impossible dreams. The 100-minute long anecdote starring upcoming theatre actors  Shivam Parekh and Shashank Arya has been drafted by budding playwright Saurabh Saraswat. Celebrate the festival of Holi with utmost bliss while listening to some of the most gracefully drafted poetry performed by veteran poets and performers of Gujarat at the सांस्कृतिक…...


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Kanoria Centre for Arts, KL Campus, CEPT University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

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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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Calling all Movie Buffs! Spice up your Thursday Nights with us at Unlocked Cafe! This March we are bringing you ‘Netflix and Chill Nights’! What better than too watch blockbuster movies with your near and dear ones while munching down on your favourite meals! We will be posting a poll with select movies each week…

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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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The dance teachers at Kadamb – Sanjukta, Rupanshi, Nandini, Nilima, Manasi – turned its annual day programme (H. K. Auditorium on 17/3) into a well-conceptualized event. They surprised their celebrated guru Kumudini Lakhia, who is showing no signs of growing nervous in her approaching nineties, with select path-breaking choreographies from those she has created during…

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The first sense one gets when you arrive at the gallery is it may not be your cup of tea to write about an apparel collection. But when you do end up inside the show that has the Indigo colour and artisans skills at its core, you can’t help searching for the connections with Indigo…

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That Mahatma Gandhi evokes mixed emotions of surprise, awe, disbelief, even sarcasm in some cases, on some of his actions, stances and values as people down the time judge him with the benefit of hindsight as also the common criticality handed down by our times, is a given now. And yet for most, he is…


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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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