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Rare photos of Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Zedong capture the rise of the legendary leaders

Swiss photojournalist Walter Bosshard was supposedly the first photographer to gain close access to the Mahatma. His shots capture the Father of our Nation and the Founding Father of China at a time when their movements were just beginning. See these rare photos at ‘Envisioning Asia’ at Satya Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, till February 10. Gallerist Vivek Desai and Curator Gayatri Sinha According to photographer Anuj Ambalal the “extremely emotive” portrait of Kasturba Gandhi gives a powerful sense of why Bosshard’s pictures were ahead of its time. During a call conversation he mentioned that “even if we remove the Gandhian factor from all the pictures, the portraits in the exhibition are still extremely detailed and well composed.” Mahatma Gandhi is known to have…

Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #194

The wintery chills have diminished after the much enthusiastic Uttarayana celebration, but that doesn’t mean that there is a reduction in the energy of the Amdavadi creators. Here is the 194th Ahmedabad Art Weekly with a list of original, inventive events happening in Ahmedabad. The  Flower Show featuring hundreds of herbaceous species by 12 major nurseries of India is the major attraction of the week. Visitors can see innovative horticulture in the form of creative sculptures while visiting the Flower Show 2019 at Sabarmati Riverfront. Visual art lovers should come to ‘Kadamb’ solo show of artist Nabibakhsh Mansoori to witness his signature surrealist landscapes full of eye-catchy hues and camouflaging forms. For the first time in Ahmedabad, to narrate a remarkable history of human habitat, Australian architectural photographer John Gollings’ picturesque photography works will be kept open for people to witness at the ‘History of the Built World’ exhibition. You don’t need to be a child to enjoy cartoons, so tickle your funny bone with witty illustrations, drawings and cartoons by artist NR Manvar at his solo exhibition. The featured artist is a reputed cartoonist contributing at popular daily, Gujarat Samachar since long time. Ahmedabad based artist Harshil Patel, who pursued his master’s in Fine Arts from…...


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The Abstract Aesthetic – An abstract Art Show A group show by – ANWAR, BRINDA MILLER, KALPANA SHAH, NAHID MERCHANT, PARESH MAITY, RAVI MANDLIK, VIJAY SHINDE, YUSUF Preview on 8th January, 2019 – by invite only Open for all from 9th to 31st January 2019 Monday to Saturday – 11am to 7pm Breaking away from…

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Envisioning ASIA | Gandhi and Mao in the photographs of Walter Bosshard As Gandhi gathered 78 followers and marched 387 km from Sabarmati to Dandi, recording him was the Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard. Bosshard stayed on to photograph Gandhi in moments of solitude, creating iconic images of the Mahatma. A few years later, Bosshard travelled…

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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 panel discussion that followed Imogen Butler-Cole’s gripping solo performance Foreign Body at Natarani last Saturday like most such discussions veered round predictable inputs on the subject. That it is the power they enjoy in society in all its spheres that drive men to sexually harass women and rape them and in most cases fear…

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Karna stands tall and resplendent as a mythical character having metaphoric dimensions. Poets in major Indian languages are fascinated by this character and have endeavoured to project him in the modern context. ‘I have been living and will die,’ Umashankar Joshi’s Karna asserts, ‘to establish that it is by his deeds that man becomes inferior…

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Image Credit : Esplanade.com Kathak dancers Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal have complementary traits. One naturally excels in the feminine lasya aspect of dance, the other in the masculine one. At Saptak when they gave a performance last Saturday, Abhimanyu came across as one fond of communicating verbally in modern parlance besides having a pretty good…

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Pandit Birju Maharaj at Saptak (file photo) Charisma is not definable. It drips and gets felt. Among performing artists, Pt Birju Maharaj has it. That had the audience that chilly night wait right till midnight, as it does every year at Saptak, for him to appear on stage to a warm round of spontaneous applause.…


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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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