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Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian Trustee of The Met Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian Trustee of The Met

Source: scroll.in Nita Ambani was elected as an Honorary Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 13th. In the 150th year of the Met, she became the first Indian to join the board, paving way for Indian arts to achieve worldwide fame. Contemporary art from India is gradually gaining a worldwide reputation that has helped strengthen its audience. The Indian art is receiving lot of corporate patronage, that is further helping the cause. One of the person who has been putting her weight behind this is Nita Ambani, philanthropist, chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation, who was elected as the Honorary Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, yesterday. She is the first Indian in the Museum’s history of about 150 years gain this position. From left to right: Max Hollein, Director of The Met; Daniel Lewis, President & CEO of The Met; Nita Ambani, philanthropist and chairperson of Reliance Foundation; Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board of The Met. Source: thestatesman.com On honouring Ambani, Daniel Brodsky, the Chairman of the Museum, said: “Mrs Ambani’s commitment to The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and to preserving and promoting I...

Travel across the world through these amazing books at the 8th Ahmedabad National Book fair Travel across the world through these amazing books at the 8th Ahmedabad National Book fair

To celebrate the joy of reading physical books, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation brings us the 8thAmdavad National Book Fair. From books on nature and science to rare collections and second hands to children’s books and many, many others in your wish list, find them all here at very low prices. The Ahmedabad National Bookfair is in its 8th edition and it is back to connect the Amdavadis to the vast realm of literature. With no linguistic and genre boundaries, the Amdavad National Book Fair is the place where you have the highest chance of finding the books you have been looking forward to reading for ages. And as the year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the fair is dedicated to him. November 14th was the first day of the fair. The Book Fair adorns the beautiful Riverfront with an intellectual vibe and, speaking from personal experience, it’s really hard to walk out from this colossal of books without buying yourself a book. I ended up getting five books for myself and they were exactly the ones I had been searching for, for years. When you enter the fair area, you’ll see it divided into three sections—the first is where the food stalls can be found ser...

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Ahmedabad hosts its first Comic Con in 2020

Source: comicconindia.com Comic Con India is organizing Ahmedabad’s first-ever Comic Con, a celebration of fantasy and pop-culture. Read on to know all about it! Every comic, anime, superhero, gaming or pop-culture geek has dreamt of going to the comic con, dressed up as their favourite character, bonding over their favourite fantasy universe. Moreover, it’s ...

Save the dates for the 4th Serendipity Arts Festival

Get set for the fourth Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa in December. Check out the dates and details and start planning! A performance at Serendipity Arts Festival, 2016 (Image Courtesy: Livemint) Planned to take place in Goa from December 15 to 22, 2019, the annual Serendipity Arts Festival’s organisers recently released the line up of curators for the fourth ...

Ahmedabad International Literature Festival inspires young minds to read and debate
Ahmedabad International Literature Festival inspires young minds to read and debate

Ahmedabad witnessed the 4th edition of the Ahmedabad International Literature Festival on November 16th and 17th, where many writers and creatives opened relevant discussions and conducted workshops that helped open new ideas and debates in literature and how ...

Indian Ocean to usher in a theatre fest at Natarani

Indian Ocean Concert Natarani was born listening to softer notes and watching softer moves. At twenty-five now, like the viewers and listeners her age and below in the auditorium, it has versatile tastes. She appreciates the tinkle of ghunghru and sways to fast taps on the floor. She can give an appreciative smile and nod to intricate percussion rhythms as also r...

‘Game of Lights’: A physical rendition of 'tamaso ma jyotirgamaya' by Chaula Doshi

Giving a physical form to the famous shloka ‘tamaso ma jyotirgamaya’, artist Chaula Doshi brings us an exhibition called ‘Game of Lights’ that narrates her artistic quest in search of the proverbial ‘light’. Bringing a one-of-its-kind exhibition to the people of Ahmedabad, Chaula Doshi’s Game of Lights plays with light and shadows, in the dark back...


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