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“Handicrafts will soon die”: Textile designer Asif Shaikh on nurturing the art of embroidery

Asif Shaikh broke gender stereotypes in the 80s by choosing embroidery as his vocation. Shaikh has been helping artisans in India generate sustainable livelihoods and believes institutes need to take handicrafts seriously. Ahmedabad-based embroiderer Asif Shaikh and our digital media platform Creative Yatra have been sharing offices in the same building since a few years. I was familiar with the fact that the beaming 55-year-old self-taught designer, who greets me with a twinkling smile every time we cross each other, befriended the needle and thread at the age of 7. But our friendship began in March of this year when I received an invitation for his latest exhibition A Confluence of Birds at KL Museum, which was to be held alongside the…...

Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #228

The Great Vighnaharta has departed from our homes, and with him he takes away all the troubles and obstacles, we pray. As our days head towards the long-awaited week of Navratri, here is the 228th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly to keep you busy. Brace yourself for an entertaining and hilarious evening as Vir Das brings his charm and incredible wit to the stage of HK Hall. And he has something special, a ‘Secret Set’ for you. Also catch the show by Guardians of the Madness who will resurrect the long-lost madness of the city. This week has a special visual  art treat for connoisseurs. Art loving family of Tanuja and Anil Relia will be presenting the 10th edition in their Indian Portrati Series.  Conflictorium in collaboration with Dhrupad Mehta and Nathi Nonsense are presenting an exhibition dedicated to the Right of Speech and Expression. They will be exploring the philosophical, social, psychological, political and legal aspects of the right in the exhibition titled, ‘19[1]a: Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression’. Also, catch the ‘Stree Shakti’ exhibition by Limca Books of World Record holder Mrs. Pinky Bhatt who has captured various postures and feelings of rural women through her…...


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/When-the-Pawari-Calls-Display-of-paintings-by-Bhairavi-Modi.jpg When the Pawari Calls - Display of paintings by Bhairavi Modi

Archer Art Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of artworks by the Artist Bhairavi Modi, which will take you to a journey through the hills of Dang. Bhairavi’s canvases are packed with stories. And stories within stories. Each painting is like a complex puzzle, engaging the viewer who tries to piece together the disparate…

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Archer Art Gallery
2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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Do you want to grow your business through Referrals, Collaborate with like-minded women entrepreneurs and scale your business beyond your own city? Join The MompreneursIndia Success Circle – A Referral Network For Women Entrepreneurs Of India CIRCLE DETAILS ————————————————————————- The Weekend Circle Is meets every alternate Saturdays from Number of seats – 20 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS…

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Parivartan.jpg Parivartan

Parivartan is the flagship event of the Social and Arts Conclave at The Red Brick Summit, IIM Ahmedabad’s annual management festival. The event seeks to empower participants to become leaders and change-makers paving the way for ‘Parivartan’ of India’s social sector. Participating teams will get the opportunity to apply their lateral thinking skills to identify…

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The Red Brick Summit, IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India 380015

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Photo Studio

  • Maghi in Nepal, Shakrain in Bangladesh Poush Sangkranti and Tirmoori in Pakistan

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.


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Seema-Kohli.jpg The Khoji Returns with ‘Poetic Renditions of Existence’

Seema Kohli of Delhi is not unknown to Ahmedabad even as she came and conquered the town by starting her first solo show at 079 Stories the past weekend. For record’s sake, Seema actually debuted in Ahmedabad last year in March at the invitation of Petal Foundation-Art e Fair with a performance and an interaction…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cramoisi-Art-Modern-and-Contemporary-4.jpg Cramoisi Set on a Firm Foothold…

Into their third exhibition in town, Cramoisi Art of Ahmedabad looks all set to gain a firm foothold for itself in the secondary market for visual arts. We say this as we finish our quick round of the show titled “Modern and Contemporary” that began on Saturday, September 14 at the in-house gallery of the…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Manan-Relia-Tanuja-Relia-Mallika-Sarabhai-Bhairavi-Modi-Anil-Relia.jpg Opening a window on the myriad colours of Dangs

L to R: Manan Relia, Tanuja Relia, Mallika Sarabhai, Bhairavi Modi, Anil Relia. (Photo courtesy: Archer Art Gallery) Geographic regions or cultural-ethnic groups as artist’s fancy are an accepted and popular trend in the art-world. Evidently, we see artists-photographers dwell on and recreate their studies and interpretations of places like Laddakh, Benares, Kutchh, deserts in…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bare-Bones.jpeg Kamfucious stages short English plays in an unconventional mode

Of late there have been welcome developments in local theatre. Youngsters have been taking an active interest in scripting, direction, acting and other aspects of theatre with novel ideas and that has been attracting young viewers to it in small-size auditoria. Kamfucious Productions’ two short plays in English as part of Bare Bones Returns (ATMA,…


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અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

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અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

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Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dr-Yatin-Desai-Orthopaedic-surgeon.jpg The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…