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…
Take a Sacred Walk alongside the 141st Rath Yatra this weekend, in the Heritage Walled City. Adventure seekers can head out for a monsoon hike, while music-lovers can listen to Kabir Cafe. For sheer laughs, there’s the Comedy Factory Show.
Are you wondering what’s there to do in the coming days in Ahmedabad, besides enjoying the relief provided by spells of rain? You’ll be in for a surprise. This week began with a fantastic art exhibition by 19-year-old Jwalant who depicts nature only through abstract textures. The city is also host to one more art exhibition this week, called Imagining a Forest, which is being shown at the Conflictorium. It too has a focus on nature, with a view towards the relationship shared between the forest and this urbanising world.
Poetry enthusiasts can listen out for an evening of great rhymes shared by emerging poets of Ahmedabad. And fans of humour can watch the uncensored Comedy Factory Show this weekend. There’s always room for music, of course, and this weekend, the band Kabir Cafe is back in the city with their melodious Kabir Vaani.
Keen listeners seeking inspiration through words can head over for two talks. One is a discourse on entrepreneurship that’s being held to mark World Youth Skills day. The second is a talk called Ayurvastra that explores how Ayurvedic plants can form fashionable textiles.
Audiences looking forward to some monsoon adventures, meanwhile, should either go for the Monsoon Hideout hike with Diving Deep or join the crowd for a sacred walk alongside the 141st Rath Yatra. The Yatra begins in the original Heritage Walled City of Ahmedabad.
Asim Randeri, the famous Gujarati language ghazalkar and poet, is the inspiration for our 168th Ahmedabad Art Weekly. Randeri gave us a bold style of writing that revolutionised Gujarati ghazals. Born in Surat in 1904, Randeri began writing at the age of 18. The fictional character of Leela, in his work of the same name, was a favourite among young readers. Tapi Tirey, his collection of poems, talks about love blooming on the banks of River Tapi in the city of Surat. Randeri’s ghazals were made famous by singer Manhar Udhas. Having received so much love and affection from readers and listeners, ghazalkar Asim Randeri lived for 104 years, until February 2009.