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…
The first month on the New Year is about to end, but the fun is far from its end. Every day brings forth a new play or a new exhibition which displays the bountiful talent of Ahmedabad. And guiding to these happening hot-spots is our Ahmedabad Art Weekly.
Brace yourselves, creative yatris, Ahmedabad is going to host its first-ever Comic Con! We are as excited for it as you are. But for those who are not familiar with this event, Comic Con is a festival which celebrates the existence of the various fantasy realms, encompassed in novels, movies, games and whatnot. It creates a haven for those who are devoted to fantasy and are looking for like-minded people.
For those who seek a more intellectual escapade, we have a few talks that might interest you. Talking on his endeavours as an Group Captain Nitin Welde (Rtd.) will be giving a talk on Leadership Tales from Siachen at Ahmedabad Management Association. The Culture Talk is hosting their 26th episode at Scrapyard theatre with Devanshu Pandit, a professor, engineerand humourist, alongside Kajal Mehta, an author and certified image consultant.
We also have some interesting plays lined up for you. Mamtazbhai Patangwala is a play written by Manav Kaul which narrates the story of a kid named Vikki who is fond of flying kites and aspires to become like his superhero Mamtazbhai Patangwala. But what will happen when he realises that he is just like any other human, mortal and fallible? Sir Sir Sarla is a play that talks about a poetry teacher, Professor Palekar, and two of his prolific students, Sarla and Phanidhar. Directed, written and acted by Makarand Deshpande, this play flits between past and present which traces the intertwine lives of these characters.
While the monumental and stunning vavs (step wells) we have all around our nation, each one has its purpose and story attached to it. Exploring one such tale, Adalaj Vav – Stepwell with a Tragic Tale narrates the history and legacy of Adalaj ni Vav.
Pradan Communications is organising an poetry evening titled ‘Sada Sarvda Kavita’ which aims to celebrate the beauty of poems with local poets like Aaditya Jamnagari, Dr. Niraj Mehta and Hiren Gadhvi. The chief guest will be Harsh Brahmbhatt.
Vipul Goyal, the star of TVF’s hugely popular web series Humorously Yours is coming to Ahmedabad! Join in as he makes fun of super-relatable observations and situations from all walks of life, truly making it a show for everyone.
Sir Cowasji Jehangir was a prominent figure of Bombay Parsi community who played a prominent role in fighting for the rights of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in India. He had become a member of the “Western India National Liberation Federation”, at its founding in 1919, and was elected its president in 1936 and 1937. He is also the founder of Jehangir Art Gallery, Cowasji Jehangir Hall and the Jehangir Institute of Psychiatry. For his great contributions to the society, we dedicate our 246th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly to his legacy.