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
Did you ever wonder where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ characters got their names from? Well, your search is complete. Here is a brief introduction of the artists from whom the creators of TMNT took inspiration. Teenage mutant ninja turtles,…
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…
Make your regular days more creative by adding art to them over the coming days! Vrindavan Solanki will be giving a live art demonstration and popular comedian Sonali Thakker is coming to town. Celebrate International Museum Day with folktale recitations of Rajasthan. There’s also theatre, art, science and more.
Held hostage at home by the scorching summer heat? Here are some creative events that will motivate you to step out! This Sunday, art lovers can watch veteran artist Vrindavan Solanki practising his art live for viewers, in celebration of the spirit of ‘open art’. Drop by for this event called The Culture Club, at Hutheesing Visual Art Centre. The Culture Club will be a celebration of art with live music, food and more, with several emerging artists also showing their works in a curated exhibition.
Celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 by listening to folktales of Rajasthan through stories of Dev Narayan, at Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum. Or come by to discuss your khayaal (ideas) about the changing concept of museums today as places for innovation, at the Centre for Heritage Management.
Literature lovers, meanwhile, can listen to the mesmerising Gujarati poems of the late Niranjan Bhagat at ATMA Hall. People eager for a laugh can grab tickets for Body Ni Bhavai or attend The Roffel Night by popular comedian Sonali Thakker. Theatre lovers can look out for two regional plays at Ouroboros Art Hub, while art lovers can check out drawings by Vijay Shrimali.
For the fun element, kids looking to learn science creatively can hop onto a workshop on Water Science Experiments. Film lovers, meanwhile, can reach out to the British Library to know about their Weekend Movie Bonanza. There’s something for everyone over the coming days!
Our 160th Art Weekly is dedicated to Indian Gujarati author Bholabhai Patel who was a master of comparative studies of literature in different languages. A polyglot, Patel spoke fluently in several languages – Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, German, French, Marathi, Puria and Sanskrit! He taught many of these at Gujarat University. Born in Mehsana in 1934, he wrote 52 books, and frequently wrote travelogues and essays. He also translated books into various languages. He was a connoisseur of the literature of Kalidas and Tagore. A Padma Shri recipient, his most famous work is Devoni Ghati.