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Savouring the searing summer heat with poetry

ભાવાનુકૂલ શબ્દો વડે તાઝગીભર્યાં ગીતો ગાતા આપણા ઉત્તમ કવિ ઉમાશંકર જોશીના એક કાવ્યનું સ્વરાંકન હિમાલી વ્યાસ નાયકના ભાવવાહી કંઠે અમર ભટ્ટના આલ્બમ ‘ગીતગંગોત્રી’માં છે. એનું રસપાન ગ્રીષ્મનું તાપમાન કંઇક સહ્ય બનાવે એવું છે. કાવ્યની ઊઘડતી પંક્તિઓ છે : લૂ, જરી તું ધીરે ધીરે વા, કે મારો મોગરો વિલાય! કોકિલા, તું ધીમે ધીમે ગા, કે મારો જિયરો દુભાય! અંત તરફની પંક્તિઓમાં નાયિકા કહે છે : ઊભી છું ઓઢીને પ્રિયતમની છાયા; પરિમલ ઊડે, ન ફૂલ હૈયે સમાયાં. પ્રોષિતભર્તૃકા નાયિકાનું ત્રણ કંડિકાનું આ લઘુગીત છે, એમાંની બે ઉપર આપી તે. ધરતી પણ ધીખતી હોય ત્યારે ગ્રીષ્મની ગરમી સાથે વળી તેને અંદર જિયરાનો તાપ. આરંભે મોગરાનું કલ્પન પ્રથમ નજરે નાયિકાના પોતાના નાજુક વ્યક્તિત્વને વ્યક્ત કરતું લાગે. ગીત પૂરું વાંચ્યા પછી ફરી વાંચો તો કલ્પન…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #348

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/9th-Gujarati-Literature-Festival.jpg 9th Gujarati Literature Festival 2022 - Ahmedabad

Welcome to 9th Gujarati Literature Festival !

2022-05-12 13:00:00 2022-05-14 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

Ahmedabad Management Association
1, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Marg, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Contemporary-Manifestations.jpg Contemporary Manifestations

We are delighted to invite you to the opening of the exhibition CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS a group show by young artists at Archer Art Gallery.

2022-04-08 11:00:00 2022-05-30 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Contemporary Manifestations Contemporary Manifestations

Archer Art Gallery
2nd Floor, Phoenix, opposite New Girish Cold Drinks, near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Ahmedabad-Book-Fair-2022.jpg Ahmedabad Book Fair – 2022

Love, joy, tears, fear, adventure, laughter, anger, happiness, imagination & learning… All emotions and magic happen between the pages! 99bookscart Book Fair Pune chapter brings to you a treasure trove for finding books of all genres and ages 1. Free Reading Space With choices from the +1 million Book Collection 2. Exclusive Bookscart Special Buy…

2022-06-01 09:00:00 2022-06-04 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Ahmedabad Book Fair – 2022 Ahmedabad Book Fair – 2022

Golden Pearl Banquet,
303, 2nd floor, Himalaya mall, Drive In Rd, Gurukul, Ahmedabad

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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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It was about four years ago on February 05, 2018 that I attended the inaugural reception of an art show at Santa Clara University in California. As  the show titled Beyond Borders: Stories of Im/migration focused on mass migrations was opened, the organizers began a panel discussion with five of the 20 participating artists and…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/1.jpg Dogs lampoon human ways in a play

The only human presence in this world is of the Narrator, who is a ragpicker – her name is Shakuntala Devi (Shubha Nigam). The rest of them are ‘despicable’ creatures, the scum of society -with one exception all street dogs. She is all ears on overhearing them talking about religion. Those on the fringe are…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/1-8.jpg “Prem-Rang” takes you on a Voyage of Love & Devotion

Prashant Patel the Amdavadi painter of the folk, miniature and classical schools inspired themes is back with his second solo show Prem-Rang. This one comes after his first solo show held at Amdavad ni Gufa Gallery in 2017. Aided and supported by the the Gujarat Lalit Kaka Akademi, this show by Prashant was opened at GLKA…

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Prolific Artist, Curator, Art Administrator and Adviser late Mahendra Kadia (1956-2019) was fondly remembered by family, friends and arts fraternity here on Sunday with the opening of a grand arts show of his works as also by launching the Mahendra Kadia Art Foundation (MKAF) to carry on his artistic legacy among the youth. Opened at…


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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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