Reviews

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Meri-Favorite-Shirt-3.jpg Amateurs essay a complex theme of love

  That Gujarati-speaking amateurs get together for a difficult experimental theatre production in Hindi even while the mainstream Gujarati theatre, touch wood, has been of late shaping pretty well, is a sign of courage and a labour of love. Meri Favourite Shirt, which is a dramatization of actor-writer Manav Kaul’s short story, is contemporary in both form and theme. And, it was a pleasure noticing at its second show (Thakorbhai Desai, October 15) that a sizable young audience had turned up with enthusiasm for the play and when at times the play turned pretty complex, even partly incomprehensible, in utmost silence they tried to figure out the significance – disturbing loud guffaws by an enthusiast a couple of time apart.   For numerous scenes of the 90-minute play, the sets are minimalistic and symbolic. The narrative takes off behind a simple frame initially and then unfolds in a hospital, on the rooftop, in a teacher’s classroom, on a road, in a house. The action slips into the episodes of the young age of the play’s lead pair. The focus is on their calf love. It is tender when it gets expressed indirectly. It gets naughty when stealthily their eyes meet…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_0407-1.jpg 'Fearless Feluda' - Soumitra Chatterjee's art in Ahmedabad : an opportunity for artistic pause

The artworks of creative pundit Soumitra Chatterjee are everything that an uninitiated artist can hope to witness to trigger him or her into grabbing the nearest pen and scribbling his imaginations. Chatterjee talks about art, life, cinema and celebrations with his art companions, the veteran artists Jogen Chowdhury and Manu Parekh. People often question me…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Sameer-Review.jpg Sameer Review – a Gritty Political Thriller that is Perceptive and Opinionated

One of 2017’s most accomplished thrillers, ‘Sameer’ – a film inspired by the serial bombings in India– is replete with multi-layered plot narrations and irrefutably good performances. Made by a documentarian, the film pushes the viewer to change his/her perspective towards the idea of terrorism. (This review of Sameer does not contain spoilers.) It’s troublesome when you can’t…

  • https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Raw-Collaborative-Ahmedabad-Furniture-3.jpg 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 – the finest and most revolutionary collection of Indian furniture designs. Bringing together a range of explorations in materials and craftsmanship, RAW Collaborative’s exhibition focused on interiors and the furnishing of the built form. An enthralling celebration of India through design, it showcased outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, public furniture, soft furnishings and lifestyle accessories. The exhibition was conceptualized by Development 2020 and presented by The W-Trunk. Explorations in matter Highly acclaimed designers Rooshad Shroff from Mumbai and Sandeep Sangaru from Bangalore were special invitees to the event. Shroff presented his…




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/the-sleep-comes-like-a-drug-1000-x-555-px-psd.jpg Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…