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…
71 years have passed by since our Constitution was implemented and we paved our way to a new future, liberated and free from the British rule. To commemorate this huge milestone, here are a few tributary events dedicated to the Republic Day and a few other events to keep yourself occupied this week.
We have some great exhibitions lined up for you. Mohan Thi Mahatma is a photographic exhibition of our countries illustrious history, with a focus on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and celebrating the 71st Republic Day. With the same object to commemorate the iconic day, Santati – Mahatma Gandhi captures the essence of our independent country which is brought to you as a congregated exhibition of 3 artists. Design Collective 2020 is a curated show by Ariane Ginwala and Anuj Ambalal which will be adorned at the 079 Stories from 30th onwards.
The symbol of our freedom struggle, the humble Charkha signifies the dawn of the idea of becoming independent. But with the passage of years and generations, Charkha’s significance has been diminishing. To rekindle you with this unique ‘instrument of freedom’, Chalo Charkho Ramiye, a contemporary charkha movement in Ahmedabad, brings you a 5 day Charkha Workshop which is dedicated towards imparting the skill of making hand-spun yarn to all the Amdavadis.
Celebrating the 600-year-old – Ravi Vari, Amdavad Fleais back! Witness Amdavadi home makers, start ups, young artists and actors showcasing best of the best fashion and lifestyle accessories, food and talent. To Avo Cho ne?
A Million Sitas is a play where the heroine of the honoured tale , Ramayan, one who stands at the centre of a power tussle as two men battle with their egos and divergent ideas of duty and honour. The play is a retelling of the epic tale from the perspective of Sita who emerges from the shadow and pages of history to braid the multiple narratives of this riveting story.
As the days reach closer and closer to the arrival of Abhivyakti, the following weekend will see a glimpse of the fest through a series of pre-events under the classification, titled ‘Abhivyakti Collaterals’. Join Architect Meghal Arya to unravel the enigma of value in intangible heritage on January 25th. The talk aims to discuss, through examples the significance of intrinsic value. And on the following day, enjoy a rare musical performance titled Infinity Project by Munaf Luhar that brings ancient texts, poems and kalams to life.
For a light headed evening, catch a stand up comedy trial show by Rishab Singh. Yahi Kabar Khod Dunga is about the true and hilarious events that happened in Rishab’s life due to his group of friends and weird family.
The real catalyst for the gargantuan industry, Dorabji Tata is the visionary who rose Tata Group to fame. Tata Group was started by his father, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, which comprised of three cotton mills and Taj Hotet, Bombay. But under Dorabji’s leadership, Tata rose to become India’s largest private sector steel company with three electric companies and one of India’s leading insurance company. He extensively assisted mineralogists of the country which led to findings that would have been otherwise neglected. And that’s not all; he was also the president of the Indian Olympics Association who financed the Indian contingent to the Paris Olympics in 1924.
For his uncountable contributions to the industrial development of India, we pay our respects to this great hero and dedicate our 245th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly to his legacy.