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The 184th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly starts with an art show by artist-architect Trupti Dave’s solo exhibition ‘Enigma’, where the Kala Gaurav Puraskar recipient artist is exhibiting her 57 abstract paintings on the theme of spirituality. The performing arts lovers can head to Ouroboros theatre to experience ‘Bheed Bhed’ play. Based on the topic of mob lynching Bheed Bhed is an experimental play organised by an NGO named Sauhard.
As a follow up to talk by Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra, FP Lecture series now invites Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project chairman Mr. Keshav Verma to talk on the topic of Transforming Urban Development in India. The former World Bank employee will enlighten the students of CEPT University and other attendees during this discourse. The National Institute of Design has organised a Design Research Symposium to talk on the matters of aesthetics and alongside, may arts & crafts merchandisers will showcase their wares for the visitors. For people who are looking for a fun filled Diwali holiday reach HK Hall to witness a comic performance by stand-up comedian Sonali Thakker.
Literature lovers can spend their week enticingly by listening to the verses of Gujarati poet, author, and columnist Ankit Trivedi at Ouroboros theatre. Still couldn’t guess where you would like to have your Diwali meal this time? Come to Khichdi Utsav 2018 with your friends or family and experience a plethora of Khichdi varieties like never before. Music lovers of Ahmedabad have a lot to catch up this weekend as more than three concerts have been planned to entice keen listeners.
World music enthusiast should not miss out the opportunity to visit Natrani Amphitheatre for two shows. On November 3 audience can listen to authentic jazz music with The NCPA Jazz Collective at Natrani and on November 4 the famous YouTubers Nirali & Kartik dotingly called as ‘Maati Baani’ will perform at the same premises with a fusion of local and western music. A new cafe is in town, 85°C at the famous French Institute Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad. Interested Indie music listeners can drop here to relish some lip-smacking delicacies and ear-soothing melodies by local artists.
For its 184th edition Ahmedabad Art Weekly takes inspiration from Vinodini Nilkanth, daughter of illustrious parents Vidyagauri and Ramanbhai Nilkanth. Like her parents even she was a gifted literati and was a remarkably astute Gujarati author, translator, and academician. She has several literature accomplishments on her name including a novel, three short story collections, two essays, various columns in regional daily Gujarat Samachar, and five children literature books. She has been honoured twice by the state – once a Gujarat government award for Angulino Sparsh anthology and the Gujarat Sahitya Sabha Award for her short story collection Dil Dariavna Moti. As an academician, Nilkanth served at Vanita Vishram and Municipal Girls High School as a Headmistress. She was a part of the Gujarat Vidhya Sabha and a professor at the S. N. D. T Mahila Pathshala.
With the 184th AAW, team Creativeyatra wishes each and every Yatri a happy and a safe Diwali. Stay blessed, stay enriched!
Illustration : Nilesh Ramani