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To maintain a database and reduce the nuisance of stray cattle on scorching roads civic bodies of Ahmadabad are in plans to stick Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags on them. We hope that this step would eventually curb down the number of stray animals on Amdavadi roads, which actually are one of the major road mishap causes today. The add-on bonus of clear roads can also be banked by Yatris by reaching their desired event locations at the earliest. Meanwhile, here’s a list of city’s handpicked events of the week through the 211th Ahmedabad Art Weekly.
This week kicks off with the yesteryear actress Padma Shri Asha Parekh who will remain present at the Binaca Geetmala concert where singers Amit Tomer and Bageshri Brahmbhatt will reminisce the famous Vividh Bharati programme ‘Geetmala’.
Joining the famous celebrities in city this week is the well-known Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi who will be a part of a poetry recital dedicated to his works.
Movie buffs who were lucky enough to be saved from turning into dust after Thanos’ snap should drop down and watch masterpieces of French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve – Goodbye First Love and Eden.
People searching for a right path or are willing to get a dose of inspiration about vocations, should come down to ગોઠડી and listen to career counsellor Rajendra Upadhyay speak on‘Youth and Career’.
Delve deeper to know in depth about the fluent calligraphy and meticulously made Jain paintings and scrolls at ‘Life of Tirthankaras depicted in Jain style of Manuscripts’ exhibition.
TikTak Tales is a play that was born out of a compilation of various fantasy lore and every age group would enjoy it.
And TrinTrin Amdavad is giving people a one of a kind chance to explore the lesser-known lanes of the Walled City of Ahmedabad on a bicycle through a treasure hunt.
‘Confluence’ by Sapan Anjaria is coming back to showcase the charm of Indian classical music and performing arts. Have you imagined how nature in tiny forms would look like? Come to Nayan and Vaishali’s Mini Nature Project exhibition brimming with miniature art and experience it through your own eyes. Culture enthusiasts looking for a guided tour to the famous utensil gallery in Amdavad – Vechaar Museum – can come down to the International Museum Day celebration with Avani Varia.
The 211th edition of Ahmedabd Art Weekly is Gujarati language author Shivkumar Joshi of the famous play Suvarnarekha. The Ahmedabad born writer of various plays, novels, and short stories also served as a reputed stage actor and director while staying in present-day Kolkata. The son of Sanskrit scholar, he carried on his father’s academic legacy. He then became a part of the Indian Independence Movement, ran a garment shop and later started participating in cultural and social activities. The Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient wrote plays with characters mostly in conflict with the urban life and novels that had socio-political incidents and even intervened love stories.
Illustration : Chetan Mochi