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…
Husain, Raza, Souza and more can now be seen under a single roof at Archer Art Gallery’s Inaugural Exhibition. ‘Love Ni Bhavai’ actor Pratik Gandhi stars in the play ‘Sir Sir Sarla’ this Saturday. And a Theatre Festival for Toddlers arrives in town!
Now you can look at art by Husain, Raza, Souza, Ravi Varma and Padamsee, all under one roof, at Archer Art Gallery’s Inaugural Exhibition containing a breadth of masterworks of Indian contemporary and modern art. Antrang is another art show that’s happening this week, which brings together a group of 6 young artists.
Featuring Love Ni Bhavai actor Pratik Gandhi, the Gujarati play Sir Sir Sarla, about a professor and his students, is coming to town this Saturday. Other theatrical acts in line are Gardish Mein Taare, a fictional work inspired by the romance between film director Guru Dutt and his wife Geeta; and Vaaras, a Gujarati play about a Christian girl who moves in with her partner’s family before marriage.
If you’re looking for something creative for your child, don’t miss the Theatre Festival for Toddlers next week, a 5-day festival of plays meant exclusively for children, brought to the city by theatre groups from Mumbai and Delhi.
Budding writers and bloggers can share their work and get feedback at the Writers Group Meet happening at the British Council Library this Sunday. Poet Ankit Trivedi, meanwhile, is all set to celebrate Friendship Day with you on August 5, with his show Dost tara naam par!
The inspiration for Ahmedabad Art Weekly #171 is Gujarati poet and journalist Balmukund Dave. Born in Vadodara district in 1916, Dave worked as a journalist for three decades at Navjivan, retiring from which, he joined Lokjivan as an editor. He wrote poems in the form of folk tunes and devotional songs, with themes of love and spirituality, respectively. His first poem Dhruvakhyan was based on the mythological character of Dhruva, and his poem Hari no Hansalo was a Bhajan-style work devoted to Mahatma Gandhi after his demise. Dave received the Kumar Suvarna Chandrak for his contributions to literature.