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…
The week starts with a humorous musical performance of lokladila (people’s favourite) Sairam Dave. And it further proceeds to celebrate literature through a book launch ceremony of ‘Chalo Amdavad – A memoir of the City – gazing within and around’. Come to the history and culture rich Shreyas Museum to explore the Hidden Treasure of Textile Heritage with Bijal Shah. The poetry and storytelling circle of Ahmedabad also has a lot to celebrate, since social media icons Amandeep & Yahya are coming exclusively to perform their original pieces.
If you are looking for a merciless cheat meal, then join the Ahmedabad Food Walk. The curators will take you to some of the oldest and tastiest food joints in the Walled city of Ahmedabad.
Harsh Shodhan’s Yuyutsu play contains an interesting plot point that depicts the scene of patriarchy in a rural setting. Dilip Dave’s Love = ?, a rom-com inspired form author Mahesh Yagnik’s short story is also presenting its 4th show in front of Ahmedabad. Title 3 Fool Bhagvan Ni Bhul, sounds a little eccentric, but after a positive response from the audience, the team decided to come up with its second show this week.
Come and listen to the magical compositions of Laxmikant Pyarelal. A music composer who aced the film industry for 35 years by composing music for more than 600 films. Or hear playwright Saumya Joshi narrate vibrant literature pieces and share work experiences with the audience at ‘Hun Bolu Tu Sambhad’ talk show.
The 212th AAW is dedicated to Gujarati poet Shyam Sadhu. Among the prominent ghazal writers from Gujarat Sadhu is known for his conversational style in ghazal. His experimentations with metre is highly appreciated. Apart from ghazals he is also known for his writings in free verse. Born in Junagadh, in 1941, as Shamaldas Muldas Solanki, he started writing at the tender age of 15. He went on to win laurels like the Kavi Shekhadam Abuwala Award and the Babasaheb Ambedkar Award. In 1973 he published his first collection of poems, Yayavari. This was followed by Thoda Bija Kavyo, Indradhanush (1987), Atmakathana Pana (1991; “Pages of Autobiography”) and Sanj Dhali Gayi (2002). Later in 2009 Sanju Vala compiled and published his complete poems under the title Ghar Same Sarovar.
Illustration : Chetan Mochi