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Paintings or Photographs? Vijay Shrimali's Realistic Art Stuns Onlookers Paintings or Photographs? Vijay Shrimali's Realistic Art Stuns Onlookers

Artist Vijay Shrimali is meticulous and highly realistic in his painting style. He believes in paying attention to every detail in his paintings, portraying them ‘without adulteration’, just as he perceives them. His solo exhibition ‘Riyaaz’ is on display at the Gufa till May 27. In an era where most artists express their perceptions through abstract art forms, realist artist Shrimali holds a very different outlook. “I want to depict focused and highly detailed subjects in my paintings. I want to reflect them the way I perceive them, real-time. Without adulteration,” he explained. Shrimali’s scientifically drawn wildlife illustrations and fine sketches of heritage sites are so detailed that they will convince your mind to perceive them as photographs. Artist Vijay Shrimali has been so engrossed in his art practice that he has only managed to execute three solo exhibitions in the last 34 years of his career. The opening of his third solo show Riyaaz, on May 22 at Amdavad Ni Gufa, which has on display 40 profoundly realistic artworks, attracted a flock of young students who had come in search of artistic inspiration. Inaugurated in the...

Niranjan Bhagat Memorial Trust Established to Remember the Legendary Professor of Poetry Niranjan Bhagat Memorial Trust Established to Remember the Legendary Professor of Poetry

  On the 93rd birth anniversary of Gujarati poet Niranjan Bhagat, his fans and friends celebrated by establishing a trust in his name, which will promote the literature of Bhagat and Tagore. Bhagat’s rare poetry collection was released and the concept of ‘Niranjan Cafe’ was announced.   Niranjan Bhagat was a modern legend of Gujarati literature. To remember the Sahitya Akademi Award winning poet on his 93rd birth anniversary, the literature fraternity gathered in the early evening hours of May 18 at the ATIRA Auditorium. The fraternity honoured the noted academician by establishing the Niranjan Bhagat Memorial Trust, and remembered him by playing recitations of his works pre-recorded in his own voice. The core committee behind this initiative, which will handle the trust’s activities, comprises author Shailesh Parekh, entrepreneur Pavan Bakeri, educationist Praful Anubhai, Chintan Parikh, Sandip Bhagat, and Bhagat’s five friends and family members. Author Shailesh Parekh spoke, “I strongly remember that Niranjan Bhai was willing to have his anthology published in his last years. Thus on this hearty day, the trust and Gurjar Granth ...

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Rangoustav – 20 Women Painters and Hobby Artists from Gujarat Exhibit at the Gufa

The Gujarat Visual Women’s Artist Association was founded in 2011 to promote art amongst the women of Gujarat. In this exhibition ‘Rangoustav’ at Amdavad Ni Gufa, 20 women have been mobilised to celebrate art and femininity. Open till May 20, each of the artists explores a unique subject and medium, making each of the 72 artworks so different fr...

Vinod Bhatt, the Writer Who Made Us Smile, Leaves for Heavenly Abode

Gujarati biographer, humourist and author Vinod Bhatt passed away on May 23 at age 80. Bhatt authored 45 books in Gujarati, Hindi and even Sindhi, during his prosperous literary career. PM Modi and the literati are saddened by his passing away.  When writer Vinod Bhatt passed away on May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him a “master of words̶...

Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #50
Things to Do in Charlotte NC This Week: Charlotte Art Weekly #50

This week, enjoy two Tony Award winning plays, a day of fantasy art and free passes to visit the best museums in town. Feminists across genders can watch out for a spoken word poetry by men to empower women, and an improv comedy show by a full female cast.  ...

Satish Kaushik Converts Trucks into Theatres – Rural India Can Now Watch Films for Rs 35!

  Actor and director Satish Kaushik takes Bollywood to rural India by converting trucks into movable theatres. In 2009, director Dev Benegal’s film Road, Movie showed Satish Kaushik and Abhay Deol wandering across villages of India in a 1942 Chevrolet truck, which later turned out to be an old touring cinema. Actor, producer, and filmmaker Satish K...

Attention, Bibliophiles! Ahmedabad National Book Fair Shifts to November 2018

This winter, book-lovers can look forward to browsing through books at breezy winter stalls by the Sabarmati Riverfront. The 7th edition of the Ahmedabad National Book Fair is scheduled to take place in November 2018 during the World Heritage Week. Perhaps owing to lesser footfall in the summer of last year, the Fair has been shifted from the month of May....


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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Untitled-1-Copy.jpg 159 year old library in Ahmedabad

Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold free of cost. It can also be named as the commercial capital of Ahmedabad because it was historically one of the first…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/02.jpg Fernandes Bridge : a unique book market of Ahmedabad !

Fernandes Bridge, the street is connecting readers with writers, students with publishers and curios beings with answers since decades. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Market in Ahmedabad Gujarat that serves thousands of people flocking…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/library.skecth-001-e1460358412631.jpg One of the oldest library of Ahmedabad – A discovery

The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/kochrab-ashram3-2.jpg Gandhi’s first Ashram in Ahmedabad

There’s an interesting story behind Ashram Road of Ahmedabad getting its name. It is said that Ashram road is the road that connects the two ashrams of Mahatma Gandhi, Kochrab Ashram and Sabarmati Ashram. While Sabarmati Ashram is more popular nowadays,…