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Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #211

To maintain a database and reduce the nuisance of stray cattle on scorching roads civic bodies of Ahmadabad are in plans to stick Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags on them. We hope that this step would eventually curb down the number of stray animals on Amdavadi roads, which actually are one of the major road mishap causes today. The add-on bonus of clear roads can also be banked by Yatris by reaching their desired event locations at the earliest. Meanwhile, here’s a list of city’s handpicked events of the week through the 211th Ahmedabad Art Weekly. This week kicks off with the yesteryear actress Padma Shri Asha Parekh who will remain present at the Binaca Geetmala concert where singers Amit Tomer and Bageshri Brahmbhatt will reminisce the famous Vividh Bharati programme ‘Geetmala’. Joining the famous celebrities in city this week is the well-known Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi who will be a part of a poetry recital dedicated to his works. Movie buffs who were lucky enough to be saved from turning into dust after Thanos’ snap should drop down and watch masterpieces of French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve – Goodbye First Love and Eden. People searching for a right path or are…...


https://cda2cd955782bd78b33c48de-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mini-Nature-Project-an-exhibition-by-Nayan-Vaishali.jpg Mini Nature Project an Exhibition by Nayan & Vaishali

You are cordially invited to Mini Nature Project and exhibition by Nayan & Vaishali on 22nd May, 2019 l 5:30pm Inauguration by: Mr.Ajay Mehta Presented by: GiNiPi ART Supported by: ART TUNE Source: Facebook.

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Amdavad ni Gufa, CEPT Campus, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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Vivek Desai has made a name for himself as a lens-man of distinction. He has done path-breaking work in a number of areas ranging from socio-cultural documentation of Kachchh, the Dangs, and life in Ahmedabad to the widely acclaimed photography of Banaras. Banaras- The Breathing Legacy, is an excellent collection of photographs through which Vivek…

2019-04-13 11:00:00 2019-05-31 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Banaras – The Breathing Legacy : A Photo Exhibition by Vivek Desai Banaras – The Breathing Legacy : A Photo Exhibition by Vivek Desai

Archer Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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જય રણછોડ, માખણચોર….! અમદાવાદનાં આ અદભુત ઉત્સવમાં તમારું સ્વાગત છે. અષાઢી બીજનાં પાવન દીવસે પ્રભુ શ્રી જગન્નાથ બલરામ અને શુભદ્રા સાથે નગરની મુલાકાતે નીકળશે. આ મહોત્સવમા શામીલ થાવ.આ ઇવેન્ટને વધુમાં વધુ શેયર કરો અને દરેક ભક્તજનો સુધી પહોચાડો. અમે દરેક ભક્તજનોને આ ઉત્સવમાં જોડાવા માટે આવકારીએ છે. દરેક ભક્તજનોને આ ઇવેન્ટને વધુમાં વધુ શેર કરવા…

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Jagannath Temple, Jamalpur Gate, 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.


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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…

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A trained vocal artist, CY contributor Meera Desai shares her experience as she goes on a musical journey with ‘Confluence’.  The brainchild of tabla player Sapan Anjaria, ‘Confluence’ put together a meeting of kathak, Hindustani classical and Carnatic classical music. Accompanying him were Aniket Khandekar (vocals), Anuj Anjaria (santoor), Rakesh Wani (dholak), Dinesh Kumar (mridangam)…

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While this continuity for the shows is a given in Ahmedabad, what is remarkable to record alongside is that the haunting memories and love for the alma mater and batch-mates can be the driver for not only reunions full of fun-frolic and masti, but it can also be the cause of constructive tributes and projects…

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Pythagoras, which was staged on Sunday as the concluding performance of over a two-week long ‘summer festival’ of arts in Ahmedabad Abhivyakti Edition Two to a nearly packed Dinesh Hall despite distractions in a refreshing style is reassuringly indicative of the daring turn Gujarati theater of late has been taking. The play has an original…


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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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