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
Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…
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…
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