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
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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…
April is about to initiate and the scorching heat wave has already started gushing within the narrow lanes of Ahmedabad. Refer our list of the 204th Ahmedabad Art Weekly and cool down your soul with the most enriching events of this week.
The week starts with a refreshing art exhibition called Artistic Abodes where various artists will be exhibiting contemporary art, bronze sculptures as well as Pichwai artworks for around 2 weeks. Art lovers can also head to the Strokes of Nature art show where avid nature lover Amita Phumbhra will be exhibiting her watercolours and acrylic paintings all based on the theme of nature. The exhibition will open in the presence of artist Asha Mandappa and architect Trupti Dave. People looking to delve deeper into art, design and aesthetics should definitely drop down to Art in Conversation panel discussion. The tete-a-tete will be moderated by journalist Anurita Rathore and will feature architect Hiren Patel, curator Manan Relia, artist and curator Rekha Rodwittiya and artist Vyom Mehta.
Stand up comedian, YouTuber and writer Biswa Kalyan Rath is all set to stage aflame with his slaying and refreshing content live in Ahmedabad. The creativity seeking citizens should also witness the magic of performance storytelling by Vikram Sridhar at Scrapyard. On the cheeky day of April Fool, the narrator will push you to nostalgia with stories of Birbal, Tenali Raman, Mullah Nassrudin and even Charlie Chaplin.
To subtly explain what happens when those who seek power for personal benefits get in power, a re-enactment of Macbeth is arriving in your city. William Shakespeare’s tragedy brought down by actors of Naitre School Of Cine Acting has been directed and written by Jay Merchant and adapted by Rahul Bhole. Since one Shakespeare play wasn’t enough Rohit Prajapati has decided to create a Gujarati adaptation of Othello. The play will feature North Gujarati dialect and folk songs of the following geography to give the theatre lovers of Ahmedabad a refreshing feel.
A detailed exhibition to discuss the project of McCullough Mulvin, a contemporary architecture practice is coming to Ahmedabad. Displaced Longitude hosted by Lilavati Lalbhai Library will delve deeper into the practice of this Dublin based organisation, which is immensely working in India and Europe. Written in 1980 Dushyant Malik directed Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamya E Nai is a play that stirringly touches various evils and instances during the era of India-Pakistan partition.
Vadodara born senior actor Farooq Sheikh, whose immense contribution in Hindi films, television, theatre and parallel cinema made him achieve the National Film Award is the inspiration for our 204th Ahmedabad Art Weekly. A law drop, Sheikh began his acting career through theatres and kept acting on various mediums until his last breath. He worked with notable Indian directors including Satyajit Ray, Sai Paranjpe, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta and is also remembered for his work in play Tumhari Amrita. He was notably seen in television series Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai. The actor also worked as a social reformist and immensely contributed to the polio eradication initiative in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.