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A New Year, A New Show & New Fare at 079 Stories

Prepositions, the new show at 079 Stories that commenced on Friday showcases a range of off-beat fare. Hosted in collaboration with Vis-a-Vis Studio of Vadodara, for whom it’s their annual show out of Baroda, it features thirteen artists most of whom are MSU pass outs and are now practicing fine art from out of that city. 079 Stories can well be credited for always reaching out and looking for – or even responding to requests for partnerships beyond the borders of Ahmedabad, or even Gujarat, in several cases when it brought the art of many well known names like Seema Kohli, Muzaffar Ali, Paresh Maiti and others over the brisk three years of its working life since October of 2018.…...








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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Prepositions.jpg Prepositions

We’re delighted to announce our upcoming multiple artist show – ‘Prepositions’, the annual show of vis-a-vis studios, in collaboration with 079 Stories. It is an alluring amalgamation of paintings, sculptures, and mix-media.   Source: Facebook

2021-12-16 11:00:00 2021-12-30 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

079 Stories
Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, next to arjun house, rajpath club road, bodakdev Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 380054

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/42nd-Saptak-Annual-Music-Festival-online.jpg 42nd Saptak Annual Music Festival 2022 Online

We are thrilled to announce the 42nd Saptak Annual Music Festival which will be organized as per our tradition from the 1st January 2022 to 13th January 2022. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of Sangeet Martand Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj & Padma Bhushan Pt. Rajan Mishra. The festival will be organized on-site…

2021-12-31 05:30:00 2022-01-12 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata 42nd Saptak Annual Music Festival 2022 Online 42nd Saptak Annual Music Festival 2022 Online

Online event/L D Arts College
LD Arts College Rd, Near IIM-A, Opposite Blind People's Association Navrangpura, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Mahichas-Art-Show.jpg Mahicha’s Art Show

Mahicha’s Art Show Mahicha students are display natural dying artwork that they mastered from the mahicha’s and indeed the show is being held in remembrance of Shree Tansukh Mahicha.

2022-01-10 16:00:00 2022-01-15 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Mahicha’s Art Show Mahicha’s Art Show

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Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus Opp Gujarat University campus, CEPT campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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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.


Reviews

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/1.jpg Water Colours Are the Flavour of the Season

Coming close on the heels of an exclusive solo show of water colour works by Aarti Patel and a substantial presence of this medium in an earlier group show Sham-e-Art curated by Namit Kadia and still more at the group show by the Rajkot Club, the present show by the G 8, nay the Enthralling…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/1-1.jpg A New Year, A New Show & New Fare at 079 Stories

Prepositions, the new show at 079 Stories that commenced on Friday showcases a range of off-beat fare. Hosted in collaboration with Vis-a-Vis Studio of Vadodara, for whom it’s their annual show out of Baroda, it features thirteen artists most of whom are MSU pass outs and are now practicing fine art from out of that…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/8-1.jpg The Saga of the Indian Portrait Continues to Showcase Slices of History

It has been an interesting journey with the Indian Portrait which started in 2010 and was resting with its XIth Edition that came in March 2020. That was in the form of veteran photographer Jyoti Bhatt’s photographic portraits of his contemporaries which had found their way into Relia’s huge collection which in turn keeps growing…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1-2.jpg Prakruti-Purush at Archer is an Enchanting Exploration of Shiva

When the Archer Art Gallery by the father-son duo of Relias commenced its elegant space in 2018, it had shared its vision of bringing for viewers and collectors a mix of local and national artists. Even as some of us may not be happy with distinctions applied on a ‘regional’ or ‘mainstream’ national basis in…


Poetry

કસુંબીનો રંગ/Kasumbi No Rang

લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

જનનીના હૈયામાં પોઢંતા પોઢંતા પીધો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ પીધો કસુંબીનો રંગ

ધોળાં ધાવણ કેરી ધારાએ ધારાએ પામ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

બહેનીના કંઠે નીતરતાં હાલરડાંમાં ઘોળ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ ઘોળ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

ભીષણ રાત્રિ કેરા પહાડોની ત્રાડોએ ચોળ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

દુનિયાના વીરોનાં લીલા બલિદાનોમાં ભભક્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ ભભક્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

સાગરની પારે સ્વાધીનતાની કબરોમાં મહેક્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

ભક્તોના તંબૂરથી ટપકેલો મસ્તીભર ચાખ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ ચાખ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

એવી વ્હાલી દિલદારાના પગની મેંદી પરથી ચૂમ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

નવલી દુનિયા કેરાં સ્વપ્નોમાં કવિઓએ ગાયો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ ગાયો કસુંબીનો રંગ

મુક્તિને ક્યારે નિજ રક્તો રેડણહારે પાયો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

પીડિતની આંસુડા ધારે હાહાકારે રેલ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ રેલ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

શહીદોના ધગધગતા નિઃશ્વાસે નિઃશ્વાસે સળગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

ધરતીનાં ભૂખ્યાં કંગાલોને ગાલે છલકાયો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ છલકાયો કસુંબીનો રંગ

એવા બિસ્મિલ બેટાઓની માતાને ભાલે કાંઈ મલક્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

ઘોળી ઘોળી પ્યાલા ભરિયા રંગીલાં હો પીજો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ પીજો કસુંબીનો રંગ

એવા દોરંગા દેખીને ડરિયાં ટેકીલાં હો લેજો કસુંબીનો રંગ

હો રાજ મને લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

લાગ્યો કસુંબીનો રંગ

 

~ ઝવેરચંદ મેઘાણી

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