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The winter breeze has already hit the heritage city of Ahmedabad, but they are nothing in comparison to the warmth of arts that the city is exhibiting.
The 188th Ahmedabad Art Weekly comes with some fantastic laughter filled sessions, featuring humorists Manan Thakar and Karan Joshi at The Sabbaticals show. Nationally renowned stand-up comedian Karunesh Talwar’s standalone show called ‘Pata Nahi Par Bolna Hai’ is also in the week’s line up.
Attentive listeners can soothe their ears and hearts by attending life artist Radhika Rai’s healing talk at 079 Stories or reach AMA to attend the 5th edition of Solo Female Travellers Meetup, where likeminded backpackers will mobilise to talk their travelling experiences in public.
If you are amongst the niche literature lovers of Ahmedabad, then Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Esther David’s book launch should gain your attention. Her latest creation Bombay Brides is a novel that revolves around the theme of loss and love with a twist of emotional waves. Performing art connoisseurs should attend Maulikraj Shrimali’s one act play ‘Urfe Aalo’ this weekend. Created by HK Arts College’s Whistle Blower Theatre Group the drama has won several accolades for its exciting plot and articulate direction.
The art and design institute Uno Lona Academy invites laymen and women of Ahmedabad to try their hands on the art of pottery at ‘Learn the Nuances of Pottery’ workshop. Experts will guide and teach the tactics of pottery and induct the audience about their new pottery program. Filmmaker Milan Jani invites the movie buffs of Ahmedabad to watch his doting short film Broccoli Bridge featuring actress Janki Bodiwala at Scrapyard theatre.
The second edition of Indian classical and fusion music festival Samraga has been scheduled for this weekend. The line up includes Pt Yogesh Samsi, tabla player Hiren Chate, sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez and vocalist Aditi Upadhaya among others will be performing at this two-day musical fiesta.
The inspiration for 188th AAW is Kutch born Gujarati language novelist, essayist and story writer Saroj Pathak. Born in 1929 Pathak was a communication expert who worked at All India Radio and was also associated with the Soviet Information Services. After getting inspired from her husband Ramanlal Pathak’s humorous write-ups, Pathak decided to write her first story for ‘Jivanmadhuri’ magazine, which was later critically admired. The modernist writer then published award-winning novels and story anthologies, few of them titled as ‘Prem Ghata Zuk Aai’, ‘Preet Bandhani’, ‘Maro Asbab’ and ‘Maro Rag Virat Tapaku’.