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The Hollywood Blast in Corona Times

The Hollywood, one might recall, started coming to our living rooms first with the growing cable TV and even more with better options and multiple choices later with the onset of the DTH, what with the sprawling dish antennas on the urban as well as rural landscape that increased with growing affordability. While the past decade or two came with all the choices in terms of tens of movie channels – again what with the language choices added by the Indian film industry which has been doing some apt job with dubbing in Hindi, Telugu or Tamil or other vernaculars – the time with the householder was still a scarcity! Everything then suddenly changed in Corona Times, with all the…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #259

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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Vir-Das-At-Home.jpg Vir Das At Home

India’s highest-selling comedian Vir Das is doing one of its kind comedy shows from HOME to help battle COVID-19. Ever thought sitting at home and laughing in front of a computer or a mobile can help raise funds for the people in need? Well, Yes! It is possible and it’s sure spreads a lot of…

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AILF 2020 Digital Edition is getting very encouraging response from the audience and speakers alike. We had very engrossing 8 sessions with expert speakers till now and continue doing so in coming months as well. Source: AILF

2020-07-07 20:00:00 2020-11-01 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Ahmedabad International Literature Festival – AILF 2020 Digital Edition Ahmedabad International Literature Festival – AILF 2020 Digital Edition

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Himani Shivpuri is an Indian actress known for her roles in Bollywood films and Hindi soap operas, She will be directing one of her finest theatre works through this play called Sapne Sunehre.

2020-07-29 21:15:00 2020-08-09 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Sapne Sunehre – Theatre Play Sapne Sunehre – Theatre Play

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  • 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.


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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1.jpg Watching Webber's musical opera 'The Phantom of the Opera' is an opportunity.

It’s Andrew Lloyd Webber all the way. His music expresses what love is in his masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera and in the process proves music to be the best carrier of the most delicate and the noblest human feeling one experiences and can never describe in so many words. With a magic touch…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Meera-Desai-Quintet-6-March-2020-NATARANI-1.jpg Meera’s voice carries emotions from within and shared thoughts

Three themes intertwined when Meera Desai sang leading her Quintet at Natarani last Friday as the first of its performances for a three-day Women’s Day Weekend. One is the evolution of a young songwriter and singer, Meera. She chose to sing songs written and composed by her and those by other women across last six…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/In-Between.jpg Ankit Gor’s ‘In Between’ is an entertaining play with a serious undertone

At the 79th and concluding show of performing arts Abhivyakti Edition Three it was felt the City Project had triggered fresh creative ideas in a few cases. At the show on March 1 it was Anti Clock’s an hour-long play In Between in Gujarati both written and directed by the same person Ankit Gor, who…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Indian-Portrait-XI-Cover-2.jpg The Great Saga of Indian Portrait Keeps Going!

Jyoti Bhatt The great visual saga of the Indian Portrait moves on! Written with a huge penchant for its historic significance and a certain episodic regularity by Anil Relia of Archer Arts Gallery, this saga entered its eleventh edition on Tuesday. This one comprises of veteran artist Jyoti Bhatt’s photographs of his contemporaries – all…


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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