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 Great Vighnaharta has departed from our homes, and with him he takes away all the troubles and obstacles, we pray. As our days head towards the long-awaited week of Navratri, here is the 228th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly to keep you busy.
Brace yourself for an entertaining and hilarious evening as Vir Das brings his charm and incredible wit to the stage of HK Hall. And he has something special, a ‘Secret Set’ for you. Also catch the show by Guardians of the Madness who will resurrect the long-lost madness of the city.
This week has a special visual art treat for connoisseurs. Art loving family of Tanuja and Anil Relia will be presenting the 10th edition in their Indian Portrati Series. Conflictorium in collaboration with Dhrupad Mehta and Nathi Nonsense are presenting an exhibition dedicated to the Right of Speech and Expression. They will be exploring the philosophical, social, psychological, political and legal aspects of the right in the exhibition titled, ‘19a: Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression’. Also, catch the ‘Stree Shakti’ exhibition by Limca Books of World Record holder Mrs. Pinky Bhatt who has captured various postures and feelings of rural women through her paintings.
And who said that a fun week can’t be educational? We have an amazing lecture, titled ‘Change and the Arts’, by Sharmila Samant, a visual artist who works with a variety of mediums, about the changing dynamics of Art in the Public Domain. Discover the Hidden Gems of Ahmedabad as Indian Heritage Walks takes you to Sheth C. N. Vidyavihar which comprises of numerous heritage buildings spread across 72-acres property.
Motivational speaker Jay Vasavda is in town with, ‘Jaykara’ a unique format that combines his oratory with music. Crazy Gujjus brings you their latest play, ‘Savar Jevi Sanj?’, which is about a rich guy getting stuck in a village. All in all, this looks like a pretty enriching week.
This week, the AAW remembers Gulzarilal Nanda. Nanda was a politician, economist and interim Prime Minister of India. He worked tremendously to solve problems of the labour class. Nanda worked as a research scholar on labour problems at Allahabad University from 1920-21 and worked as a Professor of Economics at National College in Bombay. During 1946-50, he was appointed as the Labour Minister of the Bombay Government where he successfully piloted the Labour Disputes Bill. He served as the Interim Prime Minister of India twice for thirteen days each, due to the death of Jawaharlal Nehru’s in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death in 1966. He upheld the fort at these sensitive times and earned himself a Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1997.