Reviews

  • Miskin brings to life Mareez and his poetry

    There is not as much poetry in contemporary ghazals as are ghazal writers in number, Rajendra Patel, himself a poet, with rare candour asserted at the Vishwakosh Bhavan while briefly introducing Rajesh Vyas ‘Miskin’, who was to give a talk…

  • Connotative miniatures on the Gita

    In its pithy communication, the Gita is a matchless piece of literature handed down to us through its ancient oral tradition reflecting on the essence of life. The Mahabharat, Prof Alok Bhalla in his 6th N C Mehta Memorial Lecture at…

  • The Latest in Indian Furniture Design, Curated

    Customisable furniture, recycled things and out-of-the-box material combinations, were part of the eclectic display at RAW Collaborative’s exhibition. On September 9th, against the backdrop of Le Corbusier’s masterpiece, the ATMA house, was laid out a true feast for the eyes…

  • Punaraagaman celebrates Mareez and his poetry

    For a feeling to ooze from the mystic source within and form itself into a lyrical expression, the poet needs only to make way for it to flow unhindered and verbally unadorned. The pith of a poet’s expression feels freshly…

  • Antim Vasant Unfolds an Enigmatic Lyrical Relationship

    Among a couple of muses to Rabindranath Tagore, in the opinion of Ketaki Kusari Dyason, a perceptive translator of the poet, Victoria Ocampo was ‘the closest to him in stature.’ The natural beauty she was endowed with had the glow…

  • Ramesh Tanna : The Flag Bearer of Positivity in Journalism

      Senior journalist Ramesh Tanna talked about his experiences as a journalist in search of positive stories, and his endeavour to utilise  journalism as a tool to inspire; the third talk in the Paraspar series turned out to be rich…

  • Art 17: From Political Satire to the Traditional Pichwai

    If you’re an art lover living in Ahmedabad, then the Kanoria Centre for Arts isn’t foreign to you. Known to be home to artists from various disciplines, the Centre celebrated 33 years this weekend in true artistic style with no…

  • Kadamb’s Dancing Kids Win Hearts!

    Why do some people worry about the future of classical dance?  If they go to Kadamb or any of its performances, they would find it pulsating with the passion for Kathak and a bunch of young teachers here, well-grounded in…

  • A rich tradition presented undiluted in modern idiom

    Our classical dancers are articulate. ‘On this stage you have seen,’ Maulik Shah initially said at Saptak on Sunday, ‘two Kathak performances – one with gaharaiyaa-n in it, the other the tarvaraat of an emerging young Kathak dancer.‘ ‘We’ll try,’…

  • Rupanshi’s glowing performance at Saptak 2017

    Rupanshi Kashyap’s Kathak being the very first recital on Thursday at Saptak, the Kadamb band of musicians chose particularly to present an Uthan for the audience to get warmed up for it. Rupanshi remained on stage, smiling in tune with…

  • GLF 2016 : Literary Conversations Underscore A Shared Humanity

    GLF 2016: Many Hues of Literary Conversations to Remind Us of Our Shared Humanity Unheard stories – poetry from prisoners’ notes, memories from Kasturba’s fictional diary, oral narrations by survivors of terrorism – and glimpses into how writerly instincts navigate…

  • Freezing Time on Canvas

    The art world scenario has gone through interesting shifts from time to time – from conventional art to experimental forms and from a handful to a sea of artists. There is a lot that has changed all around and considering…

  • Kala Katha: Legends on Cloth ( Mata ni Pachhedi)

      Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University hosted a unique experiential exhibition on November 19, 2016, on the traditional art of Gujarat, ‘Mata ni Pachedi’. The exhibition was held on the first day of the ‘World Heritage Week’ and was…

  • Nakashima at NID: Blending the Traditional with Trending

    National Institute of Design, country’s leading design institute has mentored some of the world’s most adept designers since its establishment in 1961. One of them was Japanese – American design brainy George Nakashima, who then grew up to be a…

  • Janmashtmi’s Art Treat – Pichawai Exhibition at Gufa

    On the eve of Janmashtmi, Amdavad ni Gufa is offering Amdavadis a treat with an exhibition by renowned Pichawai artist Shri Trilok Prakash Soni titled “Darshan: Shrinathji”. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Sanjay Lalbhai on the 23rd of August…

  • Rakhi & Bamboo : a new sibling relation!

    Rakshabandhan is a festival of joy and merriment, of happiness and fun. It celebrates the unique bond shared between siblings. The Rakhi plays an important role in the festivities across India. If told to make a correlation between Rakhi and…

  • Ahmedabad Poetry Festival at MICA – a fresh start.

    It was two in the afternoon and drizzling. The sky turned gray and everyone assembled under the shaded premises, called as a classroom. The lush green campus of MICA did help in uplifting the poetic side of the participants. Team…

  • Ahmedabad National Book Fair 2016

    An ancient proverb suggests, that to discover the world around, the two best ways are to be a traveller or be a librarian! A book has the potential to ignite the reader’s deepest thoughts, dreams and passions. The technology must…




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