Reviews Water Colours Are the Flavour of the Season

Coming close on the heels of an exclusive solo show of water colour works by Aarti Patel and a substantial presence of this medium in an earlier group show Sham-e-Art curated by Namit Kadia and still more at the group show by the Rajkot Club, the present show by the G 8, nay the Enthralling Eight, as they call themselves, makes water colours the flavour of the season. Top it with the presence of the Pioneer and the veteran of water colours, the one and only Natu Parikh and another consistent practitioner and mentor to many with a standing of his own, Bhavesh Zala and the setting was complete for a nice savouring of the flavour by the art buffs of the city. Not to forget in between the presence of the favourite of all seasons by far for all the known or unknown groups of artists, the “official painter” of M K Gandhi, Manhar Kapadia for this inaugural ceremony that was arranged for the opening of the show. The fourth show in as many years, this one by the G 8 has been mounted at the open air vista of the Amdavad Ni Gufa, Art Gallery. Featuring Pallavi Aggarwal,… Nayana Soparkar takes Amdavadis on a different kind of journey

“So many books, so little time.” “A room without books is like a body without the soul.” “The person be it a gentleman or a lady, who has no pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” These are some of… Gallery Ra Showcases Errol Pires’ Enchanting Magic of Braids

Errol Nelson Pires at the exhibition at Kanoria Centre for Arts Ply split braiding is an applied art of the craft variety which has its own unique aesthetics and even allied techniques that have lent it some creativity beyond its traditional usage and application in the making of camel belts! But you have to see…

  • Kapadia is Not Done Yet: His Tryst with Gandhi goes on in Gusto

    Profiles of Gandhi was the first major book that your scribe acquired as a young adolescent in 1969. That was the Centenary Year for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and this special hard bound edition of tributes by world leaders with black and white photographs was brought out by the Indian Book Company at a special price of Rs.6/- with registered postage charges of perhaps Rs.1.50. That book has remained a prized possession in this writer’s personal library. From a host of tributes compiled in this book, the singularly most memorable one in the book was perhaps contributed by Albert Einstein who said “it would be difficult for coming generations to believe that such a man in flesh and blood ever walked this earth.” And I may have quoted these words before…


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Yatra Archives How Tulika Books is creating impact in children’s lives through picture books

A children’s book about a boy who feels like a girl. And about a child brought up by grandfathers. These are some of the stories published by Tulika Books, who have been making children’s picture books since 23 years. Little… Of youthful passion and star-crossed lovers on Shakespeare’s birthday

While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression… Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello—Artists or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters?

Did you ever wonder where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ characters got their names from? Well, your search is complete. Here is a brief introduction of the artists from whom the creators of TMNT took inspiration. Teenage mutant ninja turtles,… The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…