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Aakhun Aayakhun Farithi creates an engrossing theatre event

Rarely does a house full to capacity find a dramatic performance create an experience the viewers relate to for full two hours and watch and listen to its characters in such silence that they would hear one another breathe. When the late Hasmukh Baradi’s two-act play Aakhun Aayakhun Farithi, written twenty-five years ago and later staged, was performed by a fresh young three-member team at the Vishwakosh Bhavan last Tuesday, under the direction of Janak Raval and Naishadh Purani and art direction of Manvita Baradi, local Gujarati theatre created such an engrossing event intellectually and emotionally. The ingeniously designed play is the outcome of a soul dedicated to theatre. The playwright has created possibilities for the players to understand what…...








Things to do in Ahmedabad : Find out in Art weekly #237

Happy Black Friday to all our viewers! Black Friday is the one day when stores and online shopping portals become most altruistic by giving ridiculous discounts. So, while you are caught up searching for what to buy, here is the 237th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly which will make your event browsing a little more easier. With interesting events being pumped in every day, there are numerous exciting plays that you should check out. First up is a powerful and intense play called ‘Raashi Man’ which is inspired by one of Akira Kurosawa’s movie. Directed by Chintan Pandya, the ensemble of excellent young theatre artists will constantly keep you on the edge of the seat. Gujjubhai is back! But this time he is a bluff master. Catch ‘Bluffmaster Gujjubhai’ at Thakorebhai Desai Auditorium today. Directed and produced by National Award winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi, ‘Son Rise’ narrates the story of a strongly patriarchal state where, due to female foeticide, girls are getting absent in hundreds of villages. The movie will try to break the norms of gender inequality in our society with powerful acting and an intense plot. If you are in the mode to visit an interesting exhibition or…...




Events

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/BARK-IS-THE-SONG-OF-THE-DOG-1.jpg Photography Exhibition - BARK IS THE SONG OF THE DOG

BARK IS THE SONG OF THE DOG – Photography Exhibition by Anuj Ambalal. 079lSTORIES warmly invites you to the preview its upcoming show which will take you towards an experiential journey in the world of photography. BARK IS THE SONG OF THE DOG- A Photography show by ANUJ AMBALAL. CURATED BY KHUSHNU PANTHAKI HOOF, HOSTED…

2019-11-26 11:00:00 2019-12-10 18:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

079 Stories,
Opp. Shashwat Bunglows, Near Rajpath Club, Boadkadev, Ahmedabad.

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Figurative-Expressions.jpg A Group Exhibition – Figurative Expressions

Figurative Expressions A Group Exhibition at Archer Art Gallery.

2019-11-29 11:00:00 2020-01-11 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata A Group Exhibition – Figurative Expressions A Group Exhibition – Figurative Expressions

2nd Floor, Phoenix,
Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 09.

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Trisha-A-Celebration-Of-Womanhood.jpg Trisha – A Celebration of Womanhood

Trisha – A Celebration of Womanhood – An Exhibition of Paintings by Madhuri Gayawal, Dr. Swapnaja Mohite, Alpana Lele  

2019-12-12 16:00:00 2019-12-15 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Trisha – A Celebration of Womanhood Trisha – A Celebration of Womanhood

Hutheesing Visual Art Center,
Opp. Gujarat University, Navrangpura, 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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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Seema-Kohli.jpg The Khoji Returns with ‘Poetic Renditions of Existence’

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/2019/12/Two-Shows-and-two-Different-Worlds.jpg Two Shows and two Different Worlds

Even as two very successful solo shows by two Amdavadi women artists ended on Sunday and two are continuing at 079 stories and Archer Art gallery through the week and beyond, two more art shows commenced at Hutheesing Centre and the Gufa Gallery on Tuesday. The first Shades and Strokes, a solo of abstract works…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Aakhu-n-aayakhu-n-pharithi-cover.jpg Aakhun Aayakhun Farithi creates an engrossing theatre event

Rarely does a house full to capacity find a dramatic performance create an experience the viewers relate to for full two hours and watch and listen to its characters in such silence that they would hear one another breathe. When the late Hasmukh Baradi’s two-act play Aakhun Aayakhun Farithi, written twenty-five years ago and later…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Archer-Art-Gallery-Cover.jpg Archer Marches on: And Now a Group Show

After hosting a number of star artists and their solo shows of paintings and photographs over the last one year and more, the last being When the Pawari Calls by Bhairavi Modi, the Archer Gallery has now turned to hosting a group show of paintings and sculptures. Named Figurative Expressions, this group show featuring thirteen…


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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