Reviews Bhor Bhayee evokes the subdued romantic spirit of Vasant

When at her best, young and ebullient vocalist Nirali Kartik can move listeners with songs of the soil and soothe the mind getting one with the core of a classical raga. Enigmatically when she turns to an overtly entertaining format she rocks, as they say, a different bunch of effervescent listeners. Her ninety-minute Bhor Bhayee concert at 7 am, first in Plaza Music Series at Natarani, on Sunday enhanced her identity as a vocalist. It could have been an hour earlier, closer to the dawn yet breaking with the ambience cooler on a day the temperature was to shoot up to nearly 43. The voice from a pleasing visage however with the budding leaves on the trees above and alongside and the joyous notes of birds on them reminding the listeners sitting on gaddi seats of Vasant created an experience of a sangeet baithak that was like turning over a new leaf in the art activities being offered at Darpana Academy. True to the irresistible subdued romantic spirit of the season, celebrated as much by poets and musicians as by artists and film-makers, Nirali chose to evoke it with Alabela sajana aayo re… in Ahir Bhairav after establishing the nayika… Raag Basant to cool off the Amdavadi heat; Commemorates Mahendra Kadia

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At his latest solo show, National Award winning artist Vipul Prajapati depicts the unsettling living and working conditions of labourers in Indian cities using found objects and graphite. Visit 079 Stories until Friday, April 5. LtoR: Gallerist Purva Damani with Artist Vipul Prajapati Like a pregnant grey sky that’s ready to drench the hot earth…

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    Banaras, Varanasi or Kashi as the artist’s fancy is before us yet again. This time in a show of photography. The show Banaras – the breathing legacy by the well-known photographer of our part and Navjivan Trust’s managing trustee Vivek Desai was opened at The Archer Art Gallery on Saturday, April 13, 2019 amidst the now usual fanfare that the Gallery musters each time for a new show at its new premises! One cannot also miss the coincidence that this show comes in the backdrop of at least two recent shows by local artists at GSLKA whose focus also was on the city of moksha. This one then becomes an apt reminder of the mystic aura of the city that draws not only the devout Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or the…


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Yatra Archives Literature and Candy Floss : Gujarat Literature Festival as experienced by teen author Vishwesh Desai

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