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…
Happy Black Friday to all our viewers! Black Friday is the one day when stores and online shopping portals become most altruistic by giving ridiculous discounts. So, while you are caught up searching for what to buy, here is the 237th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly which will make your event browsing a little more easier.
With interesting events being pumped in every day, there are numerous exciting plays that you should check out. First up is a powerful and intense play called ‘Raashi Man’ which is inspired by one of Akira Kurosawa’s movie. Directed by Chintan Pandya, the ensemble of excellent young theatre artists will constantly keep you on the edge of the seat.
Gujjubhai is back! But this time he is a bluff master. Catch ‘Bluffmaster Gujjubhai’ at Thakorebhai Desai Auditorium today.
Directed and produced by National Award winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi, ‘Son Rise’ narrates the story of a strongly patriarchal state where, due to female foeticide, girls are getting absent in hundreds of villages. The movie will try to break the norms of gender inequality in our society with powerful acting and an intense plot.
If you are in the mode to visit an interesting exhibition or just want to get your creative juices pumping, we have a long list of exhibitions that you could go to this weekend. Aarti Ketu Patel brings an elegant collection of her newest watercolour paintings at Amdavad ni Gufa that will fill you with a breathe of fresh air from the past. Shades & Strokes is an exhibition of Hemang Dave’s recent paintings that you must check out. They are endowed with vibrant colours and ambiguity that will render an interesting experience.
Raw collective is back to make us celebrate the marvellous world of design, craft, creativity and innovation. And this time it will be held at the Mill Owner’s Association in collaboration with Dragonfly Farm.
For a more intellectual outing, there are a few engaging talk shows happening around you. Putting Ahmedabad under the microscope, The Ahmedabad Project and Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad are hosting a talk series called ‘Ahmedabad, Parlons!’ where they will scrutinize the challenges, intricacies and, in whole, the definition of Ahmedabad.
Gothadi is hosting their 7th edition where the keynote speaker is Shri Diwan Thakor who will share his experiences of Padyatra. For their 24th episode, The Culture Talk has invited Abhinay Banker, a renowned actor, writer and director, and Megha Vyas, an enthusiastic traveller, painter, sculptor and theatre practitioner who will talk about art, culture, heritage, technology and anything related to society which can inspire youth and motivate them for good.
Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar, also known as Thakkar Bapa, was a driving force that led to the upliftment of tribal people in Gujarat. He was a devoted social worker for 35 years and was an active member of the ‘Servants of India Society’ that organized various campaigns to promote education, sanitation, and fought against social evils. For his service to tribal and socially struggling classes in elevating their reputation in the society, we honour his legacy with our 237th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly and we hope that his story inspires all our valuable readers.