Aug 20, 2019
A children’s book about a boy who feels like a girl. And about a child brought up by grandfathers. These are some of the stories published by Tulika Books, who have been making children’s picture books since 23 years. Little…
Apr 22, 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…
Nov 4, 2019
Did you ever wonder where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ characters got their names from? Well, your search is complete. Here is a brief introduction of the artists from whom the creators of TMNT took inspiration. Teenage mutant ninja turtles,…
May 23, 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…
Love is in the air, folks! Happy Valentine’s Day to all the yatris. A day dedicated to love and romanticism, we hope that you enjoy this day with your loved one. If the one for whom your heart beats do not know about your feelings, let them know. And if you are looking for a good place to take your date, worry not. The 248th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly has got your back!
Celebrating this day of love, we have a few events lined up for you. Providing you with an enchanting night of Sufi music, we have Nooran Sisters Live in Concert at Natarani. They will weave the magic of mystical and folk stories and mesmerize you with their superb style and energy. Footlights theatre brings you a romantic play, named ‘Phir Mohabbat Karne Chala Hai’, a Hindi musical written and directed by Snehal Brahmbhatt.
Talking on the ethos of love, Tea Post is hosting a talk, titled ‘Sabadko Prem No’. With the chief guests being Jay Vasavda and RJ Devki, let’s define the word ‘love’ which is seen rarely in today’s world.
The stalwart of Ahmedabad’s unveiled potential is back, and it is bigger, better and more benevolent than ever before. With its third edition, Abhivyakti is set on to host an exploratory festival which lenses into the undiscovered and untapped creativity of the city. The festival will start from today and go on till March 1st.
We also have a few exhibitions that might interest you. One exhibition that you must look out for is The Other Side, a display of Muzaffar Ali’s newest paintings. Muzaffar Ali wears many titles. An Indian filmmaker, artist, fashion designer, poet, social worker and the Raja of Kotwara.His paintings manifest his zeal to celebrate life by a kaleidoscopic view of his nostalgic memories. Do not miss out on this amazing exhibition.
Creative Art Classes is bringing the biggest painting exhibition than this city has ever seen before. Titled as, Art Amigos with Super 30, the exhibition is a platform of creative artworks made on unique concepts and highly refined techniques.
Continuing their Change and the Arts lecture series, Ahmedabad University has brought Vishal K Dar, an artist and architect known for site-specific projects who will give a lecture on the topic, Less Than an Image.
For the more light-headed and hilarious outing, we have two stand-up gigs for you. Guardians of Madness are back to make the Amdavadis roll off their chairs laughing. A group of mentally ill people will unite to make sure that you die laughing. Queens of Banter is also going to put up a show. They will be staying outside post their curfew time. So, come for some chuckles and loads of laugh!
Jahangir Nasharvanji Patel, also known as Gulfam, was a Gujarati humour writer and journalist. To fend off the controversies his writings implied, he has written a large number of works under numerous pen names. He started writing at the age of 9 and had his first book, titled Sonarna Gadh, published by the time he turned 13. He had written a large number of humorous sketches which were so popular that they were often plagiarised by other publishers. His words and solid wit has been an inspiration to many playwrights and journalists. For his contributions to Gujarati literature, we remember him and dedicate our 248th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly to his legacy.