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…
One of India’s biggest robotics competitions comes to Ahmedabad this week. Bengalis of Ahmedabad can listen to Subhamita Banerjee perform live with Bangla band The Folk Diaryz. Book-lovers, meanwhile, can await a two-week long book fair starting next week.
Our 177th Ahmedabad Art Weekly starts with one of India’s biggest robotics competitions, the World Robot Olympiad India National Championship, for which students between the ages of 9 to 25 can present their robot creations. Or if you’re more into the environment than technology, then listen to a talk by wildlife enthusiast Sumaiya Haseeb, who has been rescuing reptiles in Ahmedabad and Baroda since more than 17 years now.
Musicians can head for the Musicians Meetup to jam with other like-minded creatives, in an evening hosted by Meera Desai at House of Rock. Talking about music, fans of Bengali music should not miss out on the fusion concert between Ghazal singer Subhamita Banerjee and Bangla band The Folk Diaryz. If you’re looking for some head-banging music though, head to Rapscallion to experience that classic rock isn’t dead yet!
Looking for a good laugh? Then head to Manoj Dogra’s Jokes Kiii Dukaan show this weekend. Or for some serious on-stage drama, watch actor Pratik Gandhi, who is known for his roles in films like Love Ni Bhavai, depict the chronicles of author Chandrakant Bakshi’s life in the play Hun Chandrakant Bakshi.
Art appreciators and collectors can head to the Katurbhai Lalbhai Museum to listen to Sotheby’s senior director Yamini Mehta and art collector Jayshree Lalbhai talk about art collections and institutions. Or walk the streets of Dhal Ni Pole with other culture enthusiasts this Sunday. The month also concludes on a promising note for literature enthusiasts with the two-week long book fair called The Bookish Affair.
The inspiration for our 177th Art Weekly is the magician K Lal, or Kantilal Girdharilal Vora. Born in Bagasara village of Gujarat, K Lal spent more than six decades performing magic tricks all over the world, performing more than 20,600 magic shows. This was the highest record of magic shows held by a person in 2004. The International Brotherhood of Magicians, USA, honoured K Lal with the title of world’s fastest magician. The illusionist’s legacy is succeeded by that of his son Harshad Vora, also known as Jr K Lal.