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 Indian cricket team put up a brave fight at the ICC World Cup semi-finals, but lost to the New Zealand team, leaving the Indian fans disappointed. Most of the fans had their plans ready for watching Indian in finals on Sunday, but Alas! that couldn’t happen. However, there is a lot of excitement happening in Ahmedabad except cricket screenings, so cheer up!!
The Art Weekly starts with Sandip Prajapati’s solo painting exhibition where he is going to showcase his depiction of Ahmedabad’s heritage. Another one in the visual art domain is the group show of young creators titled ‘First Stroke’.
Indian theatre personality Abhishek Majumdar will be delivering a discourse on ‘Philosophical study of revolution in theatre’ at Change And The Arts lecture series at Ahmedabad University. For heritage connoisseurs there is a guided walk of the magnificent Hutheesing Jain Temple with Nayan Jaiswal as part of ‘Uncover the Masterpiece’. On the other side Literary Meet up at Project Otenga is where book lovers can unite.
The musical family of Gujarat, Shyamal-Saumil Munshi and Aarti Munshi have been enriching us with their stirring music since decades. This week they are performing at Swar Triveni. Choreographed by dancer and writer Suprava Mishra, ‘Mohan Se Mohan’ is a travelling Odissi performance coming to Ahmedabad.
Theatre lover in search of some proficient performances should not at all miss the AHA! International Theatre Festival For Children that revisits our city to exhibit the art of puppetry with globally renowned artists. Hindi drama प्रिय लेखक will make you question the social dogma with its interesting reformist plot, while Gujarati theatre Aatma Samarpan showcases a stirring struggle of a happy go lucky man turned into a dacoit after a few moving instances.
Considered amongst the most prominent modern Gujarati poet and lyricist, Ramesh Parekh is the inspiration for our 219th Ahmedabad Art Weekly. His contribution to the field of geet, ghazal, and non-lyrical poetry is immense and has helped him garner accolades like Kumar Suvarna Chandrak, Uma-Snehrashmi Prize, Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak and Sahitya Akademi Award. Born in 1940 in Amreli, Parekh has also contributed to Children literature. His first story was published while he was still studying in school. His collection of children’s stories include Hafarak Lafarak (1986), De Talli (1979), Gor Ane Chor (1980), Kuvama Paninu Jhad (1986) and Jantar Mantar Chhu (1990). His children’s novels include Jadui Deevo and Ajab Gajabno Khajano.] He was interested in music, painting, dramatics, and he even wrote three-act plays on various instances. However, Parekh is best known for his songs and poems. His most famous ones are considered to be the one dedicated to Sonal and Meerabai. His other poetry compilations include Vitan Sud Beej, Khading, Meera Same Par, Le, Timira! Surya and Aa Padakhu Faryo Le!. He did wonders when he wrote songs for Gujarati Films, infact he received two Gujarat State Film Awards for Best Lyricist for Nasibni Balihari and Manvini Bhavai.