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…
October marks the beginning of autumn and along with it brings tons of festivals and reasons for celebrations. And as the winds will start getting colder, exciting events will start spurring at every corner. Welcoming this gleeful period, Team Creative Yatra brings you the 233rd edition of the Ahmedabad Art Weekly.
If you are an emerging artist and desire to discuss about your creations (be it theatre, dance, poetry, visual arts, even origami) with fellow artists, ARTiculate is the platform for you. ARTiculate is a monthly meeting where anyone with zeal to become an artist can participate. The only prerequisite for participating is an open mind.
To commemorate the death anniversary of Maestro Jagjit Singh, Machaan and Mill Owner’s Building Association brings a theatrical piece called, “Mein Jagjit”. Budhan Theatre presents an enthralling play titled “Accidental Death of an Antichrist” which talks about police corruption, infiltration and double-talk. The play was written an Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner, Dario Fo.
Sunday Secret Sessions brings us yet another amazing Blind Orchestra which is an international improvisation project based around a simple and unique concept: with musicians playing while they are blindfolded!
Taking a trip towards past and exploring our traditions, India Heritage Walks invites you to explore the ‘Haatdi’ craft of Ahmedabad this Diwali. Trilok Prakash Soni brings us a beautiful exhibition, ‘Darshan: Shrinathji’, of his latest works in Pichawai style of painting dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Atrangi, in collaboration with American Corner, is organizing a poetry recital event ‘Poetry Corner’ where 15 performances will be made with the theme: ‘Moon’.
Vision Tours & Travel is organizing a one day trip to ‘BAKOR’ to provide you some quality time in the lap of nature, away from urban life’s hurdles. They have planned an amazing day with jungle treks, campfires, as well as archer. For a more extraterrestrial experience, Indian Astronomy Club is organizing a ‘Stargazing’ event to see the giant planet ‘Jupiter’ with a telescope!
Renowned as the founder of Blitz and The Daily, Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia, a.k.a. Russi Karanjia, was an Indian journalist and our inspiration for the 233rd Ahmedabad Art Weekly. He began his career as an assistant editor at The Times of India and left his job in 1941 to start his own tabloid called Blitz. Blitz and The Daily embodied his righteous ideologies and emphasised on forensic journalism. Blitz was one of the few Indian newspapers that interviewed several high and mighty personalities like Fidel Castro and Chou En Lai. The two newspapers became a nurturing platform and fledged careers of R.K.Laxman, P.Sainath, Abu Abraham and Teesta Setalvad.
Russi’s mantra was ‘Publish and Get Damned’. He was a bold man who did not fear being oppressed by government officials and strived for truth and justice. He welcomed threats and warnings like a true Indian (atithi devo bhavaha). He used to advise his death-callers not to come on Sundays or holidays to kill him. Team Creative Yatra salutes such great personality and we hope his ideologies live forever.