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…
A slew of concerts comes to Ahmedabad, with legendary percussionist Sivamani, santoor maestro Rahul Sharma and Zen musician Manish Vyas. But there’s more to this weekend than just music, including an all-woman stand-up comedy act!
Groove to the beats of famed percussionist Sivamani this weekend! The bandana-sporting music composer can play over a hundred instruments and is famous for accompanying Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman on his musical tours. Sivamani is coming to Ahmedabad on Saturday for Legends of Now, a concert alongside sitarist Ravi Chary and keyboardist Sangeet Haldipur.
This culture-rich weekend also starts off on Friday the 27th with an Indian classical dance performance at CPI Campus. Happening in parallel is a Culture Talk featuring the writers of much-loved Gujarati film Love Ni Bhavai, Mitai Shukla and Nehal Bakshi.
The 10th National Drama Festival is also starting on Friday and promises to enrich people with a slew of plays lined up until next week. If you are in the mood for even more drama, then head to Ouroboros to watch Mahemano O Vhaala and Gallery Room Gallery, two plays back to back.
The latest ‘must-go’ destination of Ahmedabad – Project Otenga in Ahmedabad University – is playing host to Izhaar 9.0, a poetry recital, over the weekend. Or choose to feel the tranquility of meditative music with musician Manish Vyas, who is famous for creating Zen music.
If that is not your thing, then immerse yourself in an altogether out-of-the-world vibe by attending The Period Show’s MAA BAHIN stand-up comedy act by a troop of all-female performers. If you happen to travel a little far towards Gandhinagar, then santoor maestro Rahul Sharma and sand artist Venugopal’s Monsoon Masti concert at PDPU is a CY recommendation for this Sunday.
Our inspiration for the 170th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is Nadiad-born Gujarati humour essayist Bakul Tripathi, who wrote thousands of satirical essays over a span of four decades. A student of Commerce and Law, Tripathi is famous for writing the longest-running regular column in any daily newspaper across India, Kakko ne Barakhadi in Gujarat Samachar. He was a professor at H L College of Commerce, Ahmedabad, was President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad and was editor of Gujarat Samachar’s international edition. He wrote several plays and Dranacharyanu Sinhasan is a compilation of humorous essays critiquing corruption and the education system. The Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak awardee wrote mainly in Gujarati and spent most of his literature-rich life in Ahmedabad.