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…
This week, head for the comedy play ‘Thief Police’ about a robbery in a train, or catch a night of jokes between Gujarati cinema stars and comedians. Listen to veteran Gujarati poet Dhiru Parikh or visit late photographer PN Mehra’s show. There’s something for everyone. Find out more in our Art Weekly.
In the mood for some humour this week? Head to the comedy play Thief Police, based on Vijay Tendulkar’s one-act play of a robbery set in a train compartment. Or catch Comedy Meets Cinema, an evening of humour that promises to bring together stars of Gujarati cinema with Gujarati comedians, in an “epic night of Gujjuness”.
While the monsoon clouds shower upon the city, vivid colours drench the blank walls of Herwitz Art Gallery. Paintings by artist couple Chintan and Panthini Mevada celebrate colours and festivity, at their exhibition MERGE. Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, meanwhile, is also brimming over with art shows like Nirupama Tank’s Sarjan and the exhibition Gender Equality by artist and graphic designer Anil Gajjar.
Still in the mood for more art? You wouldn’t want to miss A Tryst with Poetry in Light, an exhibition showcasing the photographs of former President of the Federation of Indian Photography, the late PN Mehra. Or are you curious to explore the nuances of Ahmedabad’s art scene? Then make your way to Uno Lona Academy to listen to art entrepreneur Anil Relia converse with journalist Anurita Rathore.
Yatris in search of enriching content should head to ATMA Hall to listen to veteran Gujarati poet Dhiru Parikh talk about his life and work. Also attend The Culture Talk for what promises to be an eclectic conversation featuring Ayurvedic doctor and music therapist Dr Kedar Upadhyay, and the music composer Bhargav Purohit.
The inspiration for our 175th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is Bhogilal Sandesara, a critic, editor and scholar of languages like Sanskrit, Prakrit, Apabhramsha and Old Gujarati. The Patan-born writer contributed significant research on the subjects of Indian archaeology, Indian culture, Gujarati history and culture, and medieval Indian literature. He received the highest award in Gujarati literature in 1953, the Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak; and his book Mahaamatya Vastupalnu Sahityamandal Ane Sanskrit Sahitya Par Teni Asar was awarded as the best Gujarati book of 1956. Sandesara served as the President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad in 1987 and as editor of various Gujarati periodicals like Gujarat Samachar and Buddhiprakash.