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…
Recent researches have found that November is the best time of the year to express love. And some of the loveliest places in the city right now are destinations where exciting performances and exhibitions are happening. So, share your love over some entertaining events that we have curated for you in the 236th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly.
Craft of Art is back again to embellish Adalaj-ni-Vav with beautiful lights and enchanting music at the Water Festival. This also marks the 10th anniversary of the organisation so brace yourselves for an exciting show.
Exhibiting the phenomenal works of their students and faculties, CEPT has organised a Winter Exhibition which will showcase drawings, models and portfolios created over the last Monsoon Semester. Anuj Ambalal, son of the eminent artist Amit Ambalal, will be putting up a photography exhibition titled ‘Bark is the Song of the Dog’ which will take you on an experiential journey in the world of photography. Also, we have a solo exhibition by Shweta Rao Garg titled ‘Of Goddesses and Women’.
Karma Foundation and Gujarati Book Club are coming up with a musical show called ‘Aapni Kavya Samrudhi’ performed by a prolific neejanand singer, Amar Bhatt which will narrate the story and legacy of Gujarati poems.
Giving life to the old tradition of letters and encompassing the soul of it, Open Letters is a theatrical presentation that will depict the in-depth emotional truth of reality through a compilation of open letters. Celebrate the marvellous journey of architecture through narrative photographs by Vinay Panjwani at the exhibition titled ‘Intersection’.
Taking you on a journey through the incredible poems of Kabir and the poetry of Maharashtra, Sanjukta Wagh presents Bheetar Baahar, adance performance that explores the fluid boundaries between inner and outer space, and Ubha Vitewari, an attempt to give life to the beautiful style of Varkari poetry through rhythm, melody and dance.
Being one of the closest associates of Mahatma Gandhi, Abbas Tyabji was an Indian freedom fighter and served as the Chief Justice of Baroda. For his valour and humble character, Gandhiji and other great freedom fighters crowned him the title of the ‘Grand Old Man of Gujarat’ and we honour him by dedicating our 236th Ahmedabad Art Weekly to his achievements.
Born in the house hold of Sulaimani Bohra Muslims, an extremely wealthy family, he was brought up with a luxurious childhood and had spent most of his student life in England. He became a devotee of the British Raj and despised Indian traditions. But after realising the atrocities of the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, he shed his love for the Raj and became a loyal follower of Gandhi. He was second-in-command to Mahatma Gandhi in the iconic Salt Satyagraha and handled the majority of the movement after Gandhi’s early arrest.