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Gujarati Film Hellaro has many subtle suggestive layers

With emerging women of substance and a section of society surviving on the margins with dignity in the centre, Abhishek Shah earned a reputation in theatre during the decade. He straightened out his protagonist in his very first play with the ringing message: ‘Don’t surrender. Keep fighting.’ At the defining moment in this young man’s first film Hellaro, the thirteen empowered women, twelve illiterate, sing it looking straight in your eyes, asserting with joy their need to say it loud and clear: ‘We have crossed all the thresholds’. These incredible thirteen, mature with suffering in a straightjacket insulated male-dominated world, are a perfect rural counterpart to those half a dozen educated young urban girls in their formative years in theatre.…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #234

Happy Diwali and a very Happy New Year to all our viewers! We know we are a little late with the wishes but we hope that your New Year be full of exuberance and makes your life brighter than the Northern Star. Without any further ado, we present you this Gujarati New Year’s first and our 234th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly. First up, we have two amazing exhibitions lined up for you. ‘Euphoria’ by Muskaan Darshan is an exhibition that showcases the artist’s bold attempt at using newer mediums and expressing her love for nature using colours. Secondly, CEPT is organizing an exhibition titled ‘The Perpetual Project’ which documents the metamorphosis and physical transformation of CEPT over the decades through the changes the campus underwent in contemporary times under the guidance of Campus Architect – Dilip Patel. For the theatre buffs, Tushar Dalvi brings us two amazing plays that are poles apart as a part of the Weekend Theatre Festival by Rangaai Theatre Company. The first play titled ‘Untitled’ is a play that narrates 4 true stories about the horrors of rape & sexual abuse and the true representation of the darker side of the society we live in.…...




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Musical-Night-Meera-Desai-Quartet.jpg Musical Night - Meera Desai Quartet

A group of musicians getting together to play some subtle jazz tunes, pop tunes, folk numbers and everything in between. The set will consist of mostly original songs, so come to support the original music scene of Ahmedabad! Listen within the beautiful evening ambiance of the tucked away Project Otenga Cafe and get to know…

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Project Otenga
Ahmedabad University, Office Campus, Commerce Six Crossroads, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Great-Golden-Circus-Ahmedabad.jpg Great Golden Circus – Ahmeadabad

2019-10-25 15:00:00 2019-11-15 23:59:00 Asia/Kolkata Great Golden Circus – Ahmeadabad Great Golden Circus – Ahmeadabad

Kankaria Football Ground,
Kankraia Lake, Maninagar, Ahmedabad.

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Aaj-Rung-Hai-Finale.jpg Aaj Rung Hai | Finale

A dance drama inspired by the relationship of Hazrat Pir Nizamuddin Auliya and Hazrat Amir Khusrau. It is a performance-based on Kathak form of Indian Classical Dance. – Designed by Rupanshi Kashyap Set by Mitali Dhruva   Source : Facebook.

2019-11-09 21:00:00 2019-11-15 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Aaj Rung Hai | Finale Aaj Rung Hai | Finale

Ouroboros Art Hub "Blackbox Theatre"
203, Sheetalvarsha complex, oppo. PC jwellers, Shivranjani cross roads, 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.


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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/2019/11/Dwija-1.jpg Dwija at Natarani gives Guru Drona human dimensions 

The solo performance Dwija by V Balakrishnan, Chennai-based Theatre Nisha’s artistic director and actor last Thursday (Day Four) in Natarani’s theatre festival stood out as a vigorous one enumerating and analyzing episodes from Guru Drona’s life and work beginning with his birth till the tragic end on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Having put him on…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sakuntla-1.jpg Clowns present Shakuntalam with a twist

Under the direction of Rupesh Tillu, who has specialized in Physical Theatre, Theatre act staged Shakuntala – Agar Pura Kar Paye on Wednesday at Natarani’s week-long Theatre Festival seeking to present a sample of the variety of representative forms in the genre practiced in the country today. The one-hour play is a clowns’ contemporary take…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Bali-2.jpg Physical performances prompt an intellectual debate in Bali

The Adi Shakti theatre group from near Pondicherry brought Bali, their first production without Veenapani Chawla, to Natarani as part of its ongoing Theatre Festival. You sit up and watch it for the special theatre style in which it is cast and for its theme. It is a stylized dramatic presentation connected to our cultural…


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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