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Aug 20, 2019
A children’s book about a boy who feels like a girl. And about a child brought up by grandfathers. These are some of the stories published by Tulika Books, who have been making children’s picture books since 23 years. Little…
Apr 22, 2020
While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression…
Nov 4, 2019
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May 23, 2019
In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…
Music-lovers, look out for a western classical operatic performance and a performance night at Hyatt that promises everything from poetry to music. Kids looking for entertainment? Don’t miss some special science and theatre acts for kids, and a unique Summer Food Walk at Manek Chowk.
With summer rearing its head, everyone waits till sundown to step out of the house. While the ice golas on the street are surely lip-smacking, how about quenching your thirst for creativity too? Take a look at our 156th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly, which features Ahmedabad’s most enriching cultural events.
Take your kids to a musical play on Snow White & Seven Dwarves this week. Or if they are a little older, between the ages of 12-18, take them to Let’s Talk Science, a fun event to trigger the curiosity of young minds. Do relish the season as well with a Summer Food Walk at Manek Chowk on the morning of 22nd April.
Art-lovers can interact with textile artist Katrin Parotat from Germany at Sailing Through, an exhibition-cum-talk at Alliance Francaise. Theatre-lovers can look forward to the unique format of The Monologue, an event at Hyatt Regency that has crowd-sourced talent onto its stage, bringing to the city a medley of poetry, comedy, music and drama. And don’t miss the western classical operatic performance Ballads of Nostalgia by Ankna from Glasgow.
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This time’s Art Weekly pays homage to Gujarati songwriter Venibhai Purohit, who looked at life in an incredibly poetic way, as is visible in his many journalistic writings and short stories. Born in the city of Lord Krishna, Jamkhambhaliya, in Devbhumi Dwarka district, Purohit completed most of his studies from Bombay. He was as passionate about languages as he was about the nation, having been jailed for ten months while participating in the Quit India Movement. He later contributed to local newspapers like Prajabandhu, Gujarat Samachar and Janmabhoomi. While Umashankar Joshi used to call him ‘Bando Badami’, Purohit contributed his writings under several pen names, including ‘Sant Khurshidas’. Till today, his short story collections Attarna Diva, Vansnu Van and Setu remain significant contributions to Gujarati literature. Purohit also wrote devotional songs, ghazals, poetry and sonnets; and wrote lyrics for Gujarati films, with his most famous track being Taro Aankhno Afeen from the movie Divadandi.