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…
We know you guys must be missing the exhilarating nights of Navratri. Those bass heavy beats and groovy music turn the entire state into a dance floor. But now that it’s gone, what will we do with our weekends and free time? Worry not; the Ahmedabad Art Weekly will help you out with creating your weekend’s fun schedule.
First up, we have the twin exhibits that open on CEPT campus at the Lilavati Lalbhai Library. To be inaugurated on October 11 the exhibition is on Aga Khan Award for Architecture [AKAA] and Aga Khan Historic Cities Program. AKAA is a prestigious award which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in the architectural field. The Aga Khan Historic Cities Program is an initiative that works on regenerating projects in historic areas.
We also have two inspirational talks on culture and entrepreneurship. The Culture Talk series this time features veterans from visual art fraternity – Ratilal Kansodariya, principal of Sheth CN College of Fine Arts and Natu Mistri, veteran painter. On the other hand the we have on list event organised by GCCI Aspire on ‘Inspiration to Idea’ which will narrate the journey of successful startups like Beardo & Momoman.
The theatre buffs, can attend the lecture “Body of Work: Feminist Theatre Practices in the Contemporary Indian Theatre” by eminent theatre personality and teacher, Anuradha Kapur. If you looking to watch a play, we have on the AAW Harsh Shodhan’s ‘The Fornt Porch’. The play explores the complexities of relationships and is a sweet reminder of what we humans are made up of.
Continental Leap is organizing an event called ‘CyberSmart’ which will help children understand the perils of the cyber world and strategies to use technology appropriately. The event will cover topics like Cyber Predators, Cyber bullies, Identity theft, Social media & gaming safety, and various other points.
The Ahmedabad Comedy Festival is back to rekindle your life with laughter and enjoyment. The events that are lined up for the festival include Unique Comedy Shows, Informative Sessions, Panel Discussions and a Standup Comedy Competition.
And lastly, we have a book launch of the book titled ‘Betwixt the Pink Moon’ written by Aakruti at the HT Parekh Hall.
The 232nd edition is dedicated to the legend of Gujarati literature Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi. A lawyer by profession, Munshi, was actively involved in India’s independence movement. He is the founder of Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan and was also selected as the member of the Experts Committee of the Constituent Assembly of India. He has given various important and note-worthy literature pieces, like the trilogy of Patan ni Prabhuta, Rajadhiraj and Tapasvini, which have empowered and enhanced the Gujarati Literature. Till date, his works are the best windows to the history and legacy of Gujarat and Gujarati language.