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…
Bringing you a curated calendar of some of the most interesting and entertaining events of the city, the 247th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly is here! And this week, we have an eclectic bunch of activities for you.
First up, a very unique group show by Coffee with Creativity, called ‘heART’, will bring together more than 50 artists from different creative fields, ranging from the age of 7 to 70, who will showcase their art and creativity.
Are you a vintage car fanatic? Well, if you are then we have good news for you. GVCCC and Aman Akash have brought to you the 5th edition of Heritage Car Show which will exhibit some of the best classic cars and bikes of Gujarat.
Abhivyakti is fast approaching, friends! And to celebrate the last weekend before their inauguration, they have organised a 2-day Pre-event. The pre-event will feature some amazing music, theatre and dance performances which will give you a glimpse of what Abhivyakti Edition 3 has planned for you.
This week will observe two grand inaugurations in the city. First, Ravindra Mardia and ICAC are launching a brand new gallery, named ICAC Art Gallery, whose inaugural show will feature some of the most enchanting paintings by Shri Vrindavan Solanki. Secondly, World Vegan Vision, in collaboration with Gandhian Society is launching their Gujarat Chapter which aims to propagate the ideologies of veganism to people all across Gujarat.
Inspired by a real-life incident, Kalaa Yane Andhera (Black means Darkness) is a play that talks about the freedom of an artist through the metaphor of colours. The play has characters from across varied sections of the society. It also shows the grey side of each and every character.
An amalgamation of spirituality and traditional music, Ruhaniyat is one of the oldest and largest musical festivals of the city. And now, with their 19th consecutive edition, the festival aims to rekindle our faith in the ancient wisdom that talked of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – all universe is one family.
If you have a talent, TBI Artist Club’s‘Shaam-e-Jazbaat’ is here to provide you a stage so that you can share it with others. And if poetry is your forte, then the ‘Poetry Recitals’ is the place you should be, as it promises you the most amusing poetry mehfils of the town.
For those who might not know, February 9th will see the first Super Moon of 2020! Super Moon is a phenomenon when the lunar cycle reaches Full Moon and the Moon is closest to Earth. And the benevolent Indian Astronomy Club has organised an observation event where in you can observe the moon, main craters revolving around it, and astrophotographs.
Also known by his pen name, Shankar, Ichharam Suryaram Desai was a Gujarati author, anthologist and journalist who extensively worked towards developing the Gujarati literature. He started his career as a typesetter and proof-reader and paved his way to becoming a prolific journalist. Having edited and translated various books, Ichharam was a prolific writer who gave us books like Hind ane Britannia (1886), a political novel which discussed the political scenario under British Raj, Shivajini Loot (1888) and Tipu Sultan (1889). He also started a monthly publication in Surat named Swatantrata. Over the course of his literary career, Ichharam was arrested multiple times for his political writing. For his great contributions to our vernacular literature, we honour him with our 247th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly.