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Meet Falguni Vasavada Oza, the MICA professor with a huge online following

A professor in Strategic Marketing, fashion blogger, perfect poser and advocate for self-love, Falguni Vasavada-Oza is breaking stereotypes of gender and body type by declaring plus-size to be beautiful on social media. खुद से जीतने की जिद है मुझे खुद को ही हराना है, मै भीड़ नहीं हूँ दुनिया की मेरे अन्दर एक ज़माना है| – गुलज़ार These words by writer Gulzar on self-identity and self-love are tattooed onto the wrist of professor Falguni Vasavada-Oza.On reaching the plush campus of Mudra Insitute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), I was greeted by the elegant and eloquent professor of Strategic Marketing who has been teaching there since more than 15 years now. But Oza is a popular figure not just in the classroom; she…...

Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #219

The Indian cricket team put up a brave fight at the ICC World Cup semi-finals, but lost to the New Zealand team, leaving the Indian fans disappointed. Most of the fans had their plans ready for watching Indian in finals on Sunday, but Alas! that couldn’t happen. However, there is a lot of excitement happening in Ahmedabad except cricket screenings, so cheer up!! The Art Weekly starts with Sandip Prajapati’s solo painting exhibition where he is going to showcase his depiction of Ahmedabad’s heritage. Another one in the visual art domain is the group show of young creators titled ‘First Stroke’. Indian theatre personality Abhishek Majumdar will be delivering a discourse on   ‘Philosophical study of revolution in theatre’ at Change And The Arts lecture series at Ahmedabad University. For heritage connoisseurs there is a guided walk of the magnificent Hutheesing Jain Temple with Nayan Jaiswal as part of ‘Uncover the Masterpiece’. On the other side Literary Meet up at Project Otenga is where book lovers can unite. The musical family of Gujarat, Shyamal-Saumil Munshi and Aarti Munshi have been enriching us with their stirring music since decades. This week they are performing at Swar Triveni. Choreographed by dancer and writer Suprava Mishra, ‘Mohan Se Mohan’ is…...


https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/AHA-International-Theatre-Festival-For-Children.jpg AHA! International Theatre Festival For Children

Neekoee Foundation in collaboration with Ranga Shankara brings AHA! International Theatre Festival for Children, in Ahmedabad since past two years. Showcasing national and international productions of repute to the young audiences, the Festival has featured plays from Germany, U.K., and Switzerland, as well as local and Indian performances till now. The plays have catered to…

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Opposite Handloom House, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, India 380006

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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/World-Peace-Rally.jpg World Peace Rally

Ahmedabad to London Car Rally – 2019 World Peace Rally is a car rally passing through 15 Countries. It will be completed in 45 Days. The journey will witness 8 different Time Zones sighting beautiful terrains like Mountains, Dessert, Forest and never seen Highways. Source: Facebook.

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Shree Sai World Peace Rally 2019, Mondeal Heights, Ahmedabad, India 380

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https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bohri-Food-Festival.png Bohri Food Festival

The Bohras live by the saying, “Many hands are a blessing” and for dining, this is an encouragement to eat in company. Gather your friends and indulge in crisp kheema samosas, warm malai khajas, golden dabba gosht and more! Source: Facebook.

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EKA Club
EKA Club, Opp gate no 3, Kankaria Lake, Kankaria,, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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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.


https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Chandrabharti-Tarjani-Hirani.jpg Chandrabharti: conversations in classical and folk

A project by classical vocalist Tarjani Hirani, Chandrabharti is a beautiful meeting of Indian classical and Gujarati folk music. The tastefully arranged performance that opened at Abhivakti edition 2 pushed creative boundaries and emerged a winner. In Chandrabharti Tarjani Hirani skillfully exhibits the beauty that exists in the meeting of the opposites. In folk music, most of…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Children-of-Karnad-Ankit-Gor-Gaurang-Anand.jpg Young actors give a feel of four of Girish Karnad’s plays

Young actors of Gujarati theatre led by Ankit Gor and Gaurang Anand in Children of Karnad, a reading performance in Hindi held at Studio One Third last Thursday, got the audience to know the significance of Girish Karnad (1938-2019) as a playwright. In the scenes they selected from four of his plays, as in nearly…

https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Kumarasambhavam-Sanskrit-Vaibhav-Darshanam.jpg Kumarasambhavam at ’Sanskrit Vaibhav Darshanam’ drips beauty

The narrative at the basis of Kumarasambhavam is a two-dimensional one stressing the need for Shiva to father a warrior who could destroy demon Tarakasura. Mahakavi Kalidas invested the tale with the poetry of such beauty with his creative imagination that other creative geniuses have perceived in it metaphoric semantic significance and called it an epic.…

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Kabir Thakore created Scrapyard – The Theatre a few years ago out of the scrap of his old bungalow. At this unusual theatre space now through a play he has written and directed for children and the child in us all, his four talented actors along with a large efficient team working backstage have been…


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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.

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