Building Ahmedabad: Kamal Mangaldas and Devendra Shah

September 28, 2022 3:43 pm

Love it or hate it, Ahmedabadis can’t ignore the work of architect Kamal Mangaldas and engineer Devendra Shah. As partners in Design Associates, they built hundreds of buildings in the 40-odd years they worked together, which are a hallmark of the city today. They are the ones who introduced the ubiquitous row house (a concept […]

Hutheesing Centre To Turn Shaame Art Into A Bi-annual Series

August 26, 2022 4:42 pm

The second Shaame Art show was inaugurated with fanfare at the Hutheesing Centre in Ahmedabad on Thursday evening, with actor Aarjav Trivedi as the chief guest. The first Shaame Art show was held in December last year and the Hutheesing Centre now plans to make it a bi-annual event. “We want to make it a […]

Parvez Shaikh Dazzles On World Photography Day

August 18, 2022 9:03 pm

Upon receiving an invitation for the opening of an exhibition of photographs at the Hutheesing Centre on Thursday, I lazily typed in the name of the photographer into Google, Parvez Shaikh is a pretty generic name (I know a doctor by that name in Mumbai) and even with “documentary photographer” added, I wasn’t expecting much. […]

Raja Ravi Verma’s Painting Made For Maharaja Of Baroda Sold For Rs 21 Crore In Gujarat

April 13, 2022 10:27 pm

Raja Ravi Verma is known as the “Father of Modern Indian Art,” and only persons with deep pockets can afford to buy his inimitable art. It should therefore not come as a surprise that his classic painting, was auctioned for Rs 21.16 crore, more than 130 years after it was created. On April 6, a […]

‘Shubhratri’–A Play That Will Make You Dream, Not Sleep  

April 3, 2022 6:33 pm

Sleep is a basic human need. Nobody can carry on with life without it. To attempt a play on this theme is obviously a challenging task. Gujarat based writer and director Harsh Shodhan’s latest Gujarati play with a catchy name ‘Shubhratri (Good Night) revolves around the theme of sleep or sleep deficiency. The play is […]

I love Shrinathji As Artist, Not As Worshipper: Amit Ambalal

February 27, 2022 10:34 am

In 1959, Amit Ambalal got his first pichwai. It cost him Rs 150, a huge amount then. When he brought the Shrinathji pichwai home, his father frowned at him. He said, “Why did you spend so much money on this rugged cloth?”The pichwai–large devotional Hindu painted pictures, normally on cloth, which portray Krishna–is still hanging […]

Pakistani Poet Organizes Online India-Pakistan Mushaira

January 25, 2022 4:50 pm

Renowned poet from Pakistan, Ahmad Farhad organized an online Mushaira on Sunday where 11 Indian poets performed along with 11 Pakistani poets online on the Clubhouse App. Ahmad Farhad commands a good fan following in India and Pakistan for his Urdu poetry.  Farhad Invited Indian poetess Alina Itrat, Pakistani poet Saghir Safi along with Pakistani […]

The Only Indian Marchioness Ever: Bapsybanno Pavry

January 19, 2022 11:49 am

Born in 1902, Bapsybanno Pavry was the fashion icon of her time. She was a page 3 socialite and the only Indian Marchioness ever. She divided her time between London and Mumbai and used to make public appearances in stunning sarees. She would drape her saree in the most elegant yet stylish ways and used […]

Ahmedabad: Have Glance Of Nagaland At This Exhibition Through Lens Of ‘Group Of Young’ In Their Sixties

January 18, 2022 10:14 pm

Nagaland is the smallest state of India with a wild vicinity and is mostly mountainous. Most of the travelers find it difficult to explore the actual beauty of this state due to the lack of concrete roads, but this group of 10 adventurous individuals explored it with ease. We can call them the group of […]

Get Moving And Grooving At Gujarat’s Holistic Dance Institute

December 9, 2021 5:55 pm

If you are looking for fun-filled ways to unwind on the weekend, then here is your best bet: Spot Light Show. There will be Bollywood music, ace performers and company of fellow dance enthusiasts. Dance your way to the latest annual installment of ‘Spot Light Show’ series by Dance Inc India. On Dec 19, more […]

Art Takes Centrestage At ‘First Take’

November 19, 2021 9:48 pm

With linocuts, sculptures, acrylic and mixed media artworks; First Take was a festival of art and artists. The fifth edition of Abir India’s festival of art showcased 120 young Indian artists from across the country. From over 2500 submissions, a panel of jury comprising K.S Radhakrishnan, R M Palaniappan, Vasudevan Akkitham, Kristine Michael, and Hartmut […]

50 women artists exhibit over 100 paintings of Lord Ganesha

September 10, 2021 1:17 pm

Creative spirits moved across the room ushering the Elephant God on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. A display of some beautifully created over 100 paintings of Lord Ganesha adorned the walls of L&P Hutheesingh Visual Arts Centre on Thursday. The exhibition titled ‘Ganesha’ is organised by the Gujarat Women’s Artist Association and has on display […]

Kishori Amonkar – The Persona, The Artist & The Woman

August 14, 2021 2:04 pm

Much has been written and said about her sublime art. Here, we take a peek at another aspect of Kishori Amonkar: the persona and the woman that made her such a force to reckon with in the world of Hindustani music. I first met Gaayanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar – or “Tai” as disciples addressed her – […]

Namah to make Lord Shiva cool for Gen Z

July 31, 2021 5:03 pm

He is in everything. He is space and also within it. He embodies time. Gopal Agarwal, founder of Dance Inc India tells us about the theme of his latest production, Namah. In his contemporary dance performance, he juxtaposes Lord Shiva’s potential with Big Bang, the moment where all creation sprang to life. Agarwal, 27, hails […]