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
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…
May 29, 2019
Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…
May 24, 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…
Celebrate World Social Media Day this Saturday by attending ‘ReDi Digital Dialogue’ or attend a marathon of talks on film-making, birds and art. Experience the theatre scene of Gujarat with three experimental plays or catch cartoonist Ashok Adepal’s humourous exhibition.
Celebrate World Social Media Day in Ahmedabad this Saturday with ReDi Digital Dialogue. The summit will host a series of dialogues and workshops on the topic of digital trends, content creation and the impact of social media on politics and mental health, with the aim being to increase digital literacy and practices of cyber-safety amongst the youth. It’s a golden opportunity for Amdavadis to meet with celebrated journalists, social media experts, digital strategists and delegates from reputed organisations like Twitter India and UNICEF India. Are you going to be there?
Our 166th Ahmedabad Art Weekly begins with a laughter ride! Cartoonist Ashok Adepal has launched his humourous magazine in his 5th solo exhibition. The magazine is full of cartoons and articles contributed by veteran writers. Also in the world of art, Kalanjali Art Classes has come up with its second group exhibition.
The active theatre fraternity of Ahmedabad has come up with various plays this week, including Normal, a story about a serial killer. Ankit Gor’s well-received play Semicolon discusses mental health through the narrative of a relationship. Gauhar is a drama based on the life of the superb singer Gauhar Jaan, whose 145th birth anniversary was recently commemorated by a Google Doodle.
Those always on the look-out for enriching discourses can drop by at The Culture Talk to listen to filmmakers Sandeep Patel and Vijay Giri Bava. Or attend Let’s Talk About Birds, a talk by Dhawal Mehta at Sundarvan. You can also step by to listen to designer Anuja Khokhani talk about Indian crafts, at the opening of her textile exhibition.
For our 166th Ahmedabad Art Weekly, we are inspired by the life and works of Gujarati language poet Ardeshar Khabardar, also known as Adal. Born in 1881 in Daman, Adal wrote poems and sonnets about Zoroastrianism. He had the talent to write poems in the languages of Gujarati, Parsi-Gujarati and Marathi Powada, and the styles of famous poets like Nanalal, Botadkar, Dalpatram, Kalapi, Kant and Narsinhrao Divetia. Adal grew from being a dealer of motorcycle accessories to becoming a talented writer who went on to write 40 books over the course of his prosperous literary career. In 1941, he led the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. His celebrated poem Jya Jya Vase Ek Gujarati, Tya Tya Sadakal Gujarat is a popular ode to his motherland.