Apr 29, 2020
One of India’s most celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan known for his expressive eyes, died after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was 54. A gaping void has been left in the Indian film industry as one of India’s…
Apr 23, 2020
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May 29, 2019
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May 24, 2019
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Today on March 1, 2019, Ahmedabad Art Weekly publishes its 200th edition. Whoopee! We thank all the Yatris who have inculcated creative happening in their weekly plans through our event calendar and also the creators who have incessantly made Ahmedabad more creative and eventful with their ecstatic events. We continue our saga of being a robust event discovery tool, and here we have another week loaded with creative inspiration.
200 weeks is a major milestone for all of us at CreativeYatra. We take this opportunity to dedicate the 200th Art Weekly to the ultimate ‘yatri‘, the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. We offer our tributes to the Mahatma who has shown the path of peaceful and nonviolent resistance to the world. Mahatma Gandhi is the ultimate symbol of conviction and perseverance. His other attributes worthy of emulation are his inventiveness, original thinking and above all, striving for a ‘larger good’. CreativeYatra.com has been founded to inspire creativity among community and to play a role in developing the aesthetic sensibilities of the society. These four virtues namely – conviction, perseverance, innovation and community approach are the pillars upon which the foundation of CY is laid. With this dedication we wish that ideals of Bapu continue to fuel our aspiration to be ‘good’, ‘worthy’ and ‘meaningful’.
Ahmedabad, are you ready to get fit for a cause? Because Motif Charity walk is all set for this week to make you run. The 17th annual walk has till now hosted more than 68,000 walkers, who have collaboratively generated more than Rs 6.52 crore for 51 NGOs.
This week the line-up starts with a stunning visual art exhibition called ‘Odyssey’. The show is ‘A Journey Through Seven Oceans’, which brings contemporary and tribal wooden sculptures crafted by artisans from across the globe. Another art show, that showcases the traditional side of our culture is Portraits Of Devotion, where celebrated Manorath Paintings from Nathdwara will be on display for all to glance. The paintings are from art entrepreneur Anil Relia’s personal collection, the event will be inaugurated with a book launch on the same topic.
Women looking for a creative get away and feel that they deserve a special treatment during the Women’s Day week should drop down and celebrate at the 079 Stories. The Women’s Day Soiree event is brimming with enchanting music, engaging workshops, mindful panel discussions, high tea and a stunning ballet performance.
Sponsored by Gujarat State Sangeet Natak Academy, Rang Bahar brings a stirring Hindi adaption of French drama ‘The Respectful Prostitute’. The plot originally written by Jean-Paul Sartre reflects varied aspects of American history and the social evil of racial discrimination. On the other hand director, Manoj Shah is bringing a play on the life of Gujarati Gazal Samrat and poet Mareez. The stirring life of the Ghalib of Gujarat will be poetically rendered by inspired recitalists. A fun-filled play ‘The Funnily Idiot’ is all set to lit the stage of Scrapyard on fire with their humour, wit and unbelievably well-drafted punches. Le Corbusier’s iconic Sanskar Kendra will be rekindled with some new energy as architect and contemporary choreographer Ali Salmi will perform a fusion dance performance with a mix of street dancing, hip-hop, parkour and contemporary forms.
The celebration of 200th AAW is also a symbol of Ahmedabad’s inherent creative energy and the progressive nature of city’s creators and connoisseurs. All of us at CY express our gratefulness to the entire creative fraternity for their open-hearted support and encouragement.
Untill the 201st edition, Aavjo (keep visiting us)
Illustration : Nilesh Ramani & Chetan Mochi