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Aug 20, 2019
A children’s book about a boy who feels like a girl. And about a child brought up by grandfathers. These are some of the stories published by Tulika Books, who have been making children’s picture books since 23 years. Little…
Apr 22, 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…
Nov 4, 2019
Did you ever wonder where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ characters got their names from? Well, your search is complete. Here is a brief introduction of the artists from whom the creators of TMNT took inspiration. Teenage mutant ninja turtles,…
May 23, 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…
Magician Jonathan David Bass comes from New York to perform live in Ahmedabad. Natarani theatre reopens with a performance by Mallika Sarabhai and team, and award winning authors of Ahmedabad meet to discuss the Indian connection to the Man Booker Prize.
Literature lovers have a lot to look forward to over the next few days in Ahmedabad. You can gather at the British Library this Friday to discuss the ‘Indian Connection’ to the Man Booker Prize 2018 with a panel of Ahmedabad-based authors who have a connection with the prize. Or join journalist Janvi Sonaiya as she reviews the famous Sacred Games novel by author Vikram Chandra. Or head to AMA to attend the book launch of The Man Who Saved India – Sardar Patel by journalist Hindol Sengupta.
If you’ve always wanted to know how to spin the Charkha, head to Karma Cafe to watch a live demonstration of Gandhi’s weaving tool. Culture enthusiasts have an excellent opportunity to discover stories about the women of the Walled City of Ahmedabad at a Heritage Walk that starts from Delhi Darwaja Road.
Spend the coming Thursday in awe as New York-based magician Jonathan David Bass brings a night of tricks to Ahmedabad. Drama enthusiasts also have a lot to look forward to this week as Natarani amphitheatre reopens after renovation to present its first play of the season, Mother River by director Yadavan Chandran featuring danseuse Mallika Sarabhai herself and musicians from the Symphony Orchestra of India. The comical Gujarati play United States of પાડા નીપોળ features characters from the famous Pols of Ahmedabad.
Gujarati author Jivram Joshi is the inspiration for our 178th Ahmedabad Art Weekly. Born in the Amreli district of Gujarat, Joshi is famous for his children’s literature. The scholar studied Sanskrit and English languages at Kashi and also edited the Gujarati children’s weekly called Zagmag. He coined some famous characters in his stories, like Miya Fuski, Chhako Mako, Chhel Chhabo and Adukiyo Dadukiyo. His characters have also been adapted into television series and films.