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Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary)
Fri Feb 16, 7:30 PM
Artview Alliance
1h 26min | Documentary | 24 August 1983 (France)

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Writers: Ron Fricke, Michael Hoenig
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Write Club Saturday General #140
Sat Feb 17, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please schedule this for Saturday, Feb 10th 3-6PM. Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Memorial Meeting: Asma Jahangir
Sat Feb 17, 5:00 PM
COVA and Lamakaan programming council
Asma Jahangir of Pakistan was a leading Supreme Court Lawyer, Renowned Human Rights Activist, UN Rapporteur and a staunch votary of India - Pakistan peace. Her demise on 11th Feb 2018 due to cardiac arrest is an irreparable loss for South Asia. She had visited Hyderabad, last time in Mid - 2016 and greatly appreciated the city, its history, culture and hospitality of people. We request you to attend to pay homage to this truly courageous and committed soul who redefined the Paradigm for Championing People's Causes.
COVA and Lamakaam solicit your presence.
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‘beyond the horizon beyond’
Sat Feb 17, 7:30 PM
Kala Ramesh
Through the cultural aesthetics of Japan and India, through Zen stories, haiku and haibun weave in and out of abhinaya.
Kala along with three Bharatanatyam dancers, Vrushali Chitaley-Lele, Rama Ajay Kuknur and Manasi Sandeep create magic on the stage!
They will unfold dreaming spaces filled with imagery that captures moments you know but never gave words to …
Welcome to a stream of consciousness.
Revel in the moment of being in the now!
Breathe the freshness in the air!
A brisk 45-minute recital: The Panchabhuta
After this : The book launch of ‘beyond the horizon beyond’.
Nabina Das - a few lines about her will be read by the compère.
Nabina Das will launch the book.
Nabina talks for a few minutes.
Kala Ramesh talks for a few minutes.
The floor is thrown open for Q&A from the audience.
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Children: Chutkan Ki Mahabhart
Sun Feb 18, 11:00 AM
Chota Bioscope
Chutkan’s Mahabharat
Director: Sankalp Meshram
Chutkan lives with the family of his uncle who make him do all their work. His only escape is his imagination. Things go horribly wrong when Chutkan begins altering reality through his dreams. He changes the Mahabharata and the warring Kauravas and Pandavas now become friends. The drama folks bound by the spell of his dreams, are unable to recite their original lines. Chutkan then changes his bullying cousin into a donkey and few aggressive villagers into geese. When an exorcist is called to cure him, he dreams up the Pandavas to rescue him. They declare that the only Mahabharat that will be performed henceforth would be Chutkan’s Mahabharat in this Best Children’s Film National Award winning film that will delight everyone.



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Book launch
Sun Feb 18, 11:00 AM
Mansoor
Display and promote a book on Sufism titled " Sr Aurobindo and Sufism " a comparative study by Mr. MG Umar
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Aao Hindi Likhein
Sun Feb 18, 2:30 PM
Aditi
चलो एक सुबह कुछ हिन्दी लिखें
कुछ शब्द, कुछ एहसास
कुछ कहानियाँ, कुछ हक़ीक़त
थोड़ी फुरसत की धूप सेंके
चलो एक सुबह थोड़ी हिन्दी लिखें

A creative Hindi writing workshop where you can brush your Hindi writing skills.All writing materials will be provided.
4907
Social Venture Partners Hyd Meet
Tue Feb 20, 5:00 PM
Social Venture Partners
We are holding SVP's hyderabad chapter's 3rd quarterly meeting. All existing and some potential partners would attend the meeting.
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Rangulakala -B Narsing Rao films
Tue Feb 20, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long (20th to 25th Feb 2018) film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films. Narsing Rao is one of the pioneers of Art Film Movement in Indian cinema in general and Telugu cinema in particular. His movies have created a special sensation with their sensible thoughts and story. He had made sincere efforts to take Telugu Cinema to the world.

RANGULA KALA
Rangula Kala (A Colorful Dream), is about a painter whose life and work are in contradiction. Its only when he begins to paint his own experience and surroundings that he evolves into a genuine artist. Rao played the lead role himself and the film won a National Award.
(COLOURFUL DREAM) (1983)
Story, Co-Script Writer, Music Director, Played the lead role and
Director.
AWARDS:
National Award for Best Regional Film in Telugu, 1984 India
Best Supporting Actress, 1984 Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, India
PARTICIPATION
Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India, 1984 Bombay

Open to All and entry is Free.
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Daasi - B Narsing Rao Films
Wed Feb 21, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long ( 20th to 25th Feb 2018 )film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films. Narsing Rao is one of the pioneers of Art Film Movement in Indian cinema in general and Telugu cinema in particular. His movies have created a special sensation with their sensible thoughts and story. He had made sincere efforts to take Telugu Cinema to the world.

DAASI
(Bonded Women) (1988)
The film that won Rao critical respect is Daasi(Bonded Woman 1988). Set in 20's, it chronicles the unenviable life of a housemaid, who was in custom then, came as a part of dowry to a richZamindar's house. She goes through the back breaking routine of household chores as well as being expected to entertain zamindar and his male guests. When she gets pregnant, she is forced to abort. Narsing Rao, with the help of his cameraman AK Bir, recreates the graceful lifestyle of the privileged in limpid, sensuous images, as when the wife of the zamindaris bathed and coiffeured by her maids, and contrasts it effectively with his bleak suffocating world of the housemaid, whose world is not her own. This film won five National Awards, including the one for Best Actress, won by Archana who played her role with consummate skill.
'Dasi' bagged the Diploma of Merit award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989. Due to its meticulous technicality and superior artistic sense, 'Dasi' was considered a milestone not only in Telugu but also in Indian cinema.

AWARDS
Five National Awards
Best Actress
Best Cinematographer
Best Art Director
Best Costume Designer
Best Regional Film
Diploma of Merit, Moscow International Film Festival 1989
PARTICIPATION
Munich Film Fest 1989, Germany
International Mathamatics Conference, Hyderbad -1989
Karlovivary International Film Festival 1990, Czechoslovakia.
Nates International Film Festival 1990, France.
Cairo International Film Festival 1990, Egypt.
International Film Festival of India 1990, Calcutta.
Lincoln Centre 1991, New York, USA.
Museum of Modern Art -1991, New York.
Festival of India 1991-92,Germany.
Hicomind Film Festival 1992, Srilanka.
Asian Film Centre, 1992, Colombo, Srilanka.
Dublin International Film Festival 1994, Ireland.
Bergamo Film Meet ,1994, Italy.
Festival of India 1995, Warsaw, Italy & Berlin.
National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay 1997.
Fifty years of Indian Independence Celebrations - Switzerland, Sweden,
France, Italy, 97
Focus on Telugu Cinema - International Film Festival of India 1999,
Hyderabad.
Movie Mela, International Movie Fare 1999, Hyderabad.
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Screening of Grief walker
Thu Feb 22, 4:00 PM
Dr Sneha Rooh
Grief walker is a documentary whose subject is Stephan jetkinson who has worked several years in palliative medicine and now has founded "The Orphan wisdom school".

This movie is about death, dying and grief and what does it mean to be graceful in the face of all this.

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Matti manushulu - B NarsingRao's
Thu Feb 22, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long (20th to 25th Feb 2018) film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films. Narsing Rao is one of the pioneers of Art Film Movement in Indian cinema in general and Telugu cinema in particular. His movies have created a special sensation with their sensible thoughts and story. He had made sincere efforts to take Telugu Cinema to the world.

MATTI MANUSHULU
(MUD PEOPLE) (1990)
is based on the lives of construction labourers and their interaction with cosmopolitan life.
It received the Diploma in Merit award in the Moscow International Film Festival in 1991. Earlier in 1990, it won the National Award for best regional film in Telugu.

AWARDS
Diploma of Merit, Moscow International Film Festival 1991
National Award for Best regional Film in Telugu, 1990, India
PARTICIPATION
International Film Festival of India, Madras 1991
Screening Days 1991, Sweden.
Cinematheque Film Festival 1992, Montreal, Canada.
American Film Institute 1992, California, USA.
(The film was screened at all Major Universities in USA)
Jerusalem Film Festival, 1993 Israel.

Open to all and entry is free
4753
HariVillu - B Narsing Rao Films
Fri Feb 23, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long (20th to 25th Feb 2018) film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films. Narsing Rao is one of the pioneers of Art Film Movement in Indian cinema in general and Telugu cinema in particular. His movies have created a special sensation with their sensible thoughts and story. He had made sincere efforts to take Telugu Cinema to the world.

"Harvillu"
Duration: 92 mins. | Dir: B. Narsing Rao The film deals with the shims and fancies, the anger and frustration of a young boy suffering from cancer. Gauri a village belle enters his world and succeeds in drawing him out of his shell.

Open to all and entry is free.

4903
Write Club Saturday General #141
Sat Feb 24, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please schedule this for Saturday, Feb 17th 3-6PM. Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Menstruation, art, activism
Sat Feb 24, 4:30 PM
Dr Sneha Rooh
This presentation will portray menstrual art as a tool for feminist activism.Showcasing works of artists from around the globe, this seminar will help us ponder why menstruation is shied away from even in progressive and feminist discourse.
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Krishnarang
Sat Feb 24, 6:00 PM
Asmita Kale
Performing Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam)
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The City -A film by B NarsingRao
Sat Feb 24, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long (20th to 25th Feb 2018) film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films. Narsing Rao is one of the pioneers of Art Film Movement in Indian cinema in general and Telugu cinema in particular. His movies have created a special sensation with their sensible thoughts and story. He had made sincere efforts to take Telugu Cinema to the world. THE CITY This is A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON HYDERABAD made is 1987, this film won many acclaims for its perspective on this great metropolis. AWARDS Silver Nandi, 1987 Government of Andhra Pradesh, India PARTICIPATION Bombay International Film festival, 1990, India Special screening at International Film Festival of India, 1998 Trivandrum National Premiers at New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta.1998 Open to all and the entry is Free.

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Organic Bazar
Sun Feb 25, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan
On this Sunday morning through afternoon come and explore wide range of Organic Fruits, veggies & groceries Homemade Breads and other baked goods; Organic Lunch, Handicrafts and Handlooms, Handmade Jewelry, Terrace Gardening Corner, Creative Design Spaces. Every Sunday 10:30am - 1.30pm For details: 9642731329. Entry Free. All are Welcome.
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Aspiring Film Makers Meetup
Sun Feb 25, 11:00 AM
Suresh Kumar Kola
Group of filmmakers is meeting together and discussing on making films.
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Film meet up
Sun Feb 25, 1:30 PM
G SARATH CHANDRA
Predominantly a film discussion, which is scarce around.
The discussions on goes with two topics. One the personal opinions we have on a certain topic, which is just a meet and greet. The other is technical, where planned questions were raised and thoughts explored.
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Cosy Ears: We listen..
Sun Feb 25, 4:00 PM
Cosy Ears
We live in a world where no one has the time to listen. In fact, we ourselves in many cases, keep back from truly listening. Which in turn had enormously affected our need for EXPRESSION!

"Cosy Ears" is a genuine initiative towards addressing these difficulties, by channeling out our inner voices through various mediums. Primarily, by just making an effort to LISTEN!

Our purpose is to provide you a platform where you'll be heard, where you can share your "true feelings" without the fear of being judged and rely on a community of empathetic individuals : )

Contribution: 200/- Per person.

(Note: All the information of the participant shall be kept utterly confidential and be only accessible by him/her).
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Maa Ooru, & Akruthi - 2 Films
Sun Feb 25, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan hosts a week-long (20th to 25th Feb 2018) film Festival of B.Narasing Rao's classical films.

MAA OORU (MY VILLAGE) (1988) His documentary 'Maa Ooru'--'My village'-- is remniscent of his early years in a sleepy village, where little changed in the caste ridden society. The documentary received the prestigious Media Wave Award at the International Festival of Visual Arts held in Hungary DOCUMENTARY AWARDS Main Prize- Mediawave, International festival of Visual Arts, 1992 Gyor, Hungary National Award, 1989, For the best Anthropological/ Ethnographic Film, India Silver Nandi, 1989, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India Best Photography- Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA), Bombay-1989 PARTICIPATION Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Bombay 1999 Ekotop International Film Festival 1995, Brastislavia Ente Mostra Cinematograficia Internazionale 1993, Viterbo, Italy. Rural Images of India, Hyderabad 1992, India. Bombay International Film Festival 1990, India. National Premiers at New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta - 1989. International premier at Munich Film Fest 1989, Germany.

Another documentary 'Akruti' (shape) is about rock formations. Beautifully captured, it brings out Rao's love for nature. It could pass the test of an international geography documentary. It won the Special Jury Award of the International Film Festival of India and also Silver Nandi Award in 1991. Rao says he owes his diverse talents to his rustic origins--the simplistic lifestyle of that rural folk, the pristine nature around, the naive influences, impressions and beliefs of people from the hinterland. In Telugu cinema circles, Rao is called 'The Killer of Kitsch', or one who goes against the tide.

Open to all and entry is Free.

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TURNING POINT
Tue Feb 27, 7:00 PM
J.B.FILMS PRESENTS
Family Drama. Life Journey of Father, Mother and Son.
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Legal Awareness Camp:Cab Drivers
Wed Feb 28, 11:00 AM
M. Sunil
Legal Awareness Camp to Un organized workers.

Honorable Senior Civil Judge Cum Secretary Sri G. Sudarshan will preside over the meeting.
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Communal Harmony Film Festival
Wed Feb 28, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan & HoneyBee Media Works
Communal Harmony Film Festival - 28th February to 2nd March 2018
16 years ago on the morning of 27th February 2002 Godhra train burning accident occurred in which 59 people were killed. This event triggered massive violence and pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat, killing 2000 people. Many believe, ‘Godhara train tragedy’ was a conspiracy to attack minorities and consolidate the Hindu vote bank in the state. There were several commissions constituted to investigate Godhra and post Godhra carnage. The reports submitted by the commissions identified several criminals but nothing has been done to book them and bring justice to the victims of the communal riots. Post Godhara many sporadic to regular communal riots have taken place from Muzaffarnagar to Kasgunj etc and they keep happening in the name of cow slaughter, anti nationalism, religion, love jihad etc.
This film festival tries to find the reasons why people of the same country are ready to slit the throats of each other in the name of religion, caste. India is a land of multi cultural diversity and plurality where communities have been living and managed to survive the test of time. Why is it that we are not being able to co-exist with harmony and peace in the recent times? Have we become pawns in the hands of political parties who can trigger riots anytime to gain undue advantage? What is the way out to deal these day to day increasing riots in the country? Can we understand the game of these vested interested and do not fall prey their cheap discourses which only promote hate and vengeance against communities? The aim of the festival is to protect the secular fabric of India and to sensitize masses on the issues of peace and harmony and to wither away the communal agenda of some political parties.
ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
Post screening of the films discussion will follow!
28th Febraury (Wednesday) - 6pm
Film: Ram Ke Naam (In the name of God) (1992) Directed by Anand Patwardhan. Duration: 75 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles)
Synopsis: The film explores the campaign waged by the Hindu-nationalist Vishva Hindu Parishad to build a Ram temple at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, as well as the communal violence that it triggered. A couple of months after Ram ke Naam was released, VHP activists demolished the Babri Masjid in 1992, provoking further violence. The film earned Patwardhan a wide recognition, and received several national and international awards.
1st March (Thursday) - 4pm
Film: Final Solution (2004) Directed by Rakesh Sharma. Duration: 210 min. Language: Gujrati, Hindi (English subtitles)
Synopsis: Final Solution is a 2004 documentary film directed by Rakesh Sharma concerning the 2002 Gujarat pogrom in which both Hindu and Muslims are targeted in the state of Gujarat by political extremists. In order to rationalize their violence, Hindu extremists had made the claim that their actions were in fact a "spontaneous response" to the Godhra Train Burning incident on 27 February 2002. But as the film proceeds with victims continuing to come forward and share their experiences, a more unsettling possibility seems to emerge- that far from being a spontaneous expression of outrage, the anti-Muslim violence had been carefully coordinated and planned.
An official estimate states that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed during the riots, with 223 more missing.
The documentary consists mostly of interviews, with both Muslims and Hindus, of multiple generations, and both sexes, with different views regarding the causes, justifications and the actual events of the violence that occurred, as well as their prospects for the future.
1st March (Thursday) – 7.00pm
Film: Kya Hua Iss Shehar Ko? (What Happened to This City?) (1986) Directed by Deepa Dhanraj. Duration: 95 min. Language: Dakhani, Telugu (English subtitles)
Synopsis: A pioneering political work of contemporary relevance: Communal violence between Hindus and Muslims in 1984 forms the starting point for this film, whose complexity lends it immense political force. The film's historical perspective is provided by a thorough commentary, which gives the camera's particular presence the necessary depth and complexity. The mechanisms of political power struggles, the dynamics among those that hold power and the instrumentalisation of economic relations and urban poverty make for a striking analysis, uniquely anticipating the subsequent development of communalist conflicts and the politics of marginalization.

2nd March (Friday) – 4pm
Film: Muzzafarnagar Baaqi Hai (2015) Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney. Duration: 136 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles)
Synopsis: In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India's worst ever pogrom since Indian Independence. More than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. What happened this time? 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai...' (Muzaffarnagar eventually...) straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the areas that have been affected by the violence. This documentary speaks to a cross-section of people. While looking at the immediate violence and it's repercussions, it takes a journey around the many facets of the massacre- the question of a woman's 'honour', which becomes the biggest rallying point to instigate people, the way communal polarisation was orchestrated, the merging of caste identity politics within the larger political fold and the breakdown of the once powerful farmers' union - Bhartiya Kissan Union
2nd March (Friday) – 7.00pm
Film: Who Killed Gandhi (2015) Directed by Anand Ramayya. Duration: 50 min. Language: English
Synopsis: Who Killed Gandhi? is an investigation into assassin Nathuram Vinayak Godse, his mentor Vinakay Damodar Savarkar, and the murder of a man considered by many to be a saint and the father of modern India, Mahatma Gandhi. The story of the characters involved and muliple attempts on Gandhi's life reveal the complexities behind it, which have been cloaked in mystery and are only now coming to light. Gandhi's radical vision of a non-violent, multicultural society was in direct opposition to that of his opponents, inevitably leading to his violent death. What emerges is an epic battle of clashing ideologies set in a formative era that would define the world we live in today.
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Communal Harmony Film Festival
Thu Mar 1, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan Programming Team
Communal Harmony Film Festival - 28th February to 2nd March 2018 16 years ago on the morning of 27th February 2002 Godhra train burning accident occurred in which 59 people were killed. This event triggered massive violence and pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat, killing 2000 people. Many believe, ‘Godhara train tragedy’ was a conspiracy to attack minorities and consolidate the Hindu vote bank in the state. There were several commissions constituted to investigate Godhra and post Godhra carnage. The reports submitted by the commissions identified several criminals but nothing has been done to book them and bring justice to the victims of the communal riots. Post Godhara many sporadic to regular communal riots have taken place from Muzaffarnagar to Kasgunj etc and they keep happening in the name of cow slaughter, anti nationalism, religion, love jihad etc. This film festival tries to find the reasons why people of the same country are ready to slit the throats of each other in the name of religion, caste. India is a land of multi cultural diversity and plurality where communities have been living and managed to survive the test of time. Why is it that we are not being able to co-exist with harmony and peace in the recent times? Have we become pawns in the hands of political parties who can trigger riots anytime to gain undue advantage? What is the way out to deal these day to day increasing riots in the country? Can we understand the game of these vested interested and do not fall prey their cheap discourses which only promote hate and vengeance against communities? The aim of the festival is to protect the secular fabric of India and to sensitize masses on the issues of peace and harmony and to wither away the communal agenda of some political parties. ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!! Post screening of the films discussion will follow! 28th Febraury (Wednesday) - 6pm Film: Ram Ke Naam (In the name of God) (1992) Directed by Anand Patwardhan. Duration: 75 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: The film explores the campaign waged by the Hindu-nationalist Vishva Hindu Parishad to build a Ram temple at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, as well as the communal violence that it triggered. A couple of months after Ram ke Naam was released, VHP activists demolished the Babri Masjid in 1992, provoking further violence. The film earned Patwardhan a wide recognition, and received several national and international awards. 1st March (Thursday) - 4pm Film: Final Solution (2004) Directed by Rakesh Sharma. Duration: 210 min. Language: Gujrati, Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: Final Solution is a 2004 documentary film directed by Rakesh Sharma concerning the 2002 Gujarat pogrom in which both Hindu and Muslims are targeted in the state of Gujarat by political extremists. In order to rationalize their violence, Hindu extremists had made the claim that their actions were in fact a "spontaneous response" to the Godhra Train Burning incident on 27 February 2002. But as the film proceeds with victims continuing to come forward and share their experiences, a more unsettling possibility seems to emerge- that far from being a spontaneous expression of outrage, the anti-Muslim violence had been carefully coordinated and planned. An official estimate states that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed during the riots, with 223 more missing. The documentary consists mostly of interviews, with both Muslims and Hindus, of multiple generations, and both sexes, with different views regarding the causes, justifications and the actual events of the violence that occurred, as well as their prospects for the future. 1st March (Thursday) – 7.00pm Film: Kya Hua Iss Shehar Ko? (What Happened to This City?) (1986) Directed by Deepa Dhanraj. Duration: 95 min. Language: Dakhani, Telugu (English subtitles) Synopsis: A pioneering political work of contemporary relevance: Communal violence between Hindus and Muslims in 1984 forms the starting point for this film, whose complexity lends it immense political force. The film's historical perspective is provided by a thorough commentary, which gives the camera's particular presence the necessary depth and complexity. The mechanisms of political power struggles, the dynamics among those that hold power and the instrumentalisation of economic relations and urban poverty make for a striking analysis, uniquely anticipating the subsequent development of communalist conflicts and the politics of marginalization.

2nd March (Friday) – 4pm Film: Muzzafarnagar Baaqi Hai (2015) Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney. Duration: 136 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India's worst ever pogrom since Indian Independence. More than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. What happened this time? 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai...' (Muzaffarnagar eventually...) straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the areas that have been affected by the violence. This documentary speaks to a cross-section of people. While looking at the immediate violence and it's repercussions, it takes a journey around the many facets of the massacre- the question of a woman's 'honour', which becomes the biggest rallying point to instigate people, the way communal polarisation was orchestrated, the merging of caste identity politics within the larger political fold and the breakdown of the once powerful farmers' union - Bhartiya Kissan Union 2nd March (Friday) – 7.00pm Film: Who Killed Gandhi (2015) Directed by Anand Ramayya. Duration: 50 min. Language: English Synopsis: Who Killed Gandhi? is an investigation into assassin Nathuram Vinayak Godse, his mentor Vinakay Damodar Savarkar, and the murder of a man considered by many to be a saint and the father of modern India, Mahatma Gandhi. The story of the characters involved and muliple attempts on Gandhi's life reveal the complexities behind it, which have been cloaked in mystery and are only now coming to light. Gandhi's radical vision of a non-violent, multicultural society was in direct opposition to that of his opponents, inevitably leading to his violent death. What emerges is an epic battle of clashing ideologies set in a formative era that would define the world we live in today.
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Communal Harmony Film Festival
Fri Mar 2, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan Programming Team
Communal Harmony Film Festival - 28th February to 2nd March 2018 16 years ago on the morning of 27th February 2002 Godhra train burning accident occurred in which 59 people were killed. This event triggered massive violence and pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat, killing 2000 people. Many believe, ‘Godhara train tragedy’ was a conspiracy to attack minorities and consolidate the Hindu vote bank in the state. There were several commissions constituted to investigate Godhra and post Godhra carnage. The reports submitted by the commissions identified several criminals but nothing has been done to book them and bring justice to the victims of the communal riots. Post Godhara many sporadic to regular communal riots have taken place from Muzaffarnagar to Kasgunj etc and they keep happening in the name of cow slaughter, anti nationalism, religion, love jihad etc. This film festival tries to find the reasons why people of the same country are ready to slit the throats of each other in the name of religion, caste. India is a land of multi cultural diversity and plurality where communities have been living and managed to survive the test of time. Why is it that we are not being able to co-exist with harmony and peace in the recent times? Have we become pawns in the hands of political parties who can trigger riots anytime to gain undue advantage? What is the way out to deal these day to day increasing riots in the country? Can we understand the game of these vested interested and do not fall prey their cheap discourses which only promote hate and vengeance against communities? The aim of the festival is to protect the secular fabric of India and to sensitize masses on the issues of peace and harmony and to wither away the communal agenda of some political parties. ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!! Post screening of the films discussion will follow! 28th Febraury (Wednesday) - 6pm Film: Ram Ke Naam (In the name of God) (1992) Directed by Anand Patwardhan. Duration: 75 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: The film explores the campaign waged by the Hindu-nationalist Vishva Hindu Parishad to build a Ram temple at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, as well as the communal violence that it triggered. A couple of months after Ram ke Naam was released, VHP activists demolished the Babri Masjid in 1992, provoking further violence. The film earned Patwardhan a wide recognition, and received several national and international awards. 1st March (Thursday) - 4pm Film: Final Solution (2004) Directed by Rakesh Sharma. Duration: 210 min. Language: Gujrati, Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: Final Solution is a 2004 documentary film directed by Rakesh Sharma concerning the 2002 Gujarat pogrom in which both Hindu and Muslims are targeted in the state of Gujarat by political extremists. In order to rationalize their violence, Hindu extremists had made the claim that their actions were in fact a "spontaneous response" to the Godhra Train Burning incident on 27 February 2002. But as the film proceeds with victims continuing to come forward and share their experiences, a more unsettling possibility seems to emerge- that far from being a spontaneous expression of outrage, the anti-Muslim violence had been carefully coordinated and planned. An official estimate states that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed during the riots, with 223 more missing. The documentary consists mostly of interviews, with both Muslims and Hindus, of multiple generations, and both sexes, with different views regarding the causes, justifications and the actual events of the violence that occurred, as well as their prospects for the future. 1st March (Thursday) – 7.00pm Film: Kya Hua Iss Shehar Ko? (What Happened to This City?) (1986) Directed by Deepa Dhanraj. Duration: 95 min. Language: Dakhani, Telugu (English subtitles) Synopsis: A pioneering political work of contemporary relevance: Communal violence between Hindus and Muslims in 1984 forms the starting point for this film, whose complexity lends it immense political force. The film's historical perspective is provided by a thorough commentary, which gives the camera's particular presence the necessary depth and complexity. The mechanisms of political power struggles, the dynamics among those that hold power and the instrumentalisation of economic relations and urban poverty make for a striking analysis, uniquely anticipating the subsequent development of communalist conflicts and the politics of marginalization.

2nd March (Friday) – 4pm Film: Muzzafarnagar Baaqi Hai (2015) Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney. Duration: 136 min. Language: Hindi (English subtitles) Synopsis: In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India's worst ever pogrom since Indian Independence. More than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. What happened this time? 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai...' (Muzaffarnagar eventually...) straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the areas that have been affected by the violence. This documentary speaks to a cross-section of people. While looking at the immediate violence and it's repercussions, it takes a journey around the many facets of the massacre- the question of a woman's 'honour', which becomes the biggest rallying point to instigate people, the way communal polarisation was orchestrated, the merging of caste identity politics within the larger political fold and the breakdown of the once powerful farmers' union - Bhartiya Kissan Union 2nd March (Friday) – 7.00pm Film: Who Killed Gandhi (2015) Directed by Anand Ramayya. Duration: 50 min. Language: English Synopsis: Who Killed Gandhi? is an investigation into assassin Nathuram Vinayak Godse, his mentor Vinakay Damodar Savarkar, and the murder of a man considered by many to be a saint and the father of modern India, Mahatma Gandhi. The story of the characters involved and muliple attempts on Gandhi's life reveal the complexities behind it, which have been cloaked in mystery and are only now coming to light. Gandhi's radical vision of a non-violent, multicultural society was in direct opposition to that of his opponents, inevitably leading to his violent death. What emerges is an epic battle of clashing ideologies set in a formative era that would define the world we live in today.
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PataChitra: Folklore & Painting
Sat Mar 3, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Programming Team
Patachitra - An ancient Folk Art of story, song renditioning with the help of paintings - an audio visual art by Paschim Bangla's National awardee Ranjit (Bahar) Chitrakar and his group Jorana.

Patachitra - called Patam Katha in South is an ancient folk art mentioned in the Puranas and other early literature.

Patachitra, an ancient folk art , is appreciated by art lovers all over the world for its effortless style of drawings, colours, lines and space usage.

The word Patta in Sanskrit means a strip of cloth. The artists are called Patuas. Patuas do not just paint, they also sing as they unfurl the painting scroll to show it to the audience. These songs in Bengali are known as Pater Gaan. The songs are of wide variety ranging from traditional mythological tales and tribal rituals to stories based on modern Indian history and contemporary issues like protecting forests and public health. Patuas generally use natural colours, which they procure from various trees, leaves, flowers and clays.

The stories this evening are told by a generation of storytellers Bahar, Siraj and Sirajadullah.

They will narrate stories of Ramayan, Krishnaleela, Chandimangal, Manasamangal with the help of crawings done by themselves.

All are welcome. Entry - Free.
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Sawaal Jawaab
Sat Mar 3, 1:00 PM
Anusheela Chatterjee
An informal discussion with scientists, Sawaal-Jawaab is a public science outreach initiative of TIFR Hyderabad.
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Write Club Saturday General #142
Sat Mar 3, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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K-Circle Quiz Of The Month
Sat Mar 3, 5:00 PM
K-Circle Quiz Club
K-Circle's monthly quiz at Lamakaan. Open to all.
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Charleys Aunt
Sat Mar 3, 7:30 PM
Storyboard
Jack Chesney and Charley Wyekham are in love. They are desperate to find the most suitable means to declare their love to the beautiful Kitty Verdun and the adorable Amy Spettigue. Mr. Stephen Spettigue, Kitty's guardian and Amy's uncle, loathes the two boys profusely, and has found most effective method to bring an end to this problem, dashing the girls away to Scotland. Fortune favors them, as Old Spettigue is required to make a trip out of town before they leave for Scotland. The boys decide that it is now or never, they must profess their love but just then Charley gets a message from his Aunt, one that he has never met in person till now, is arriving the same day.

Will Old Spettigue return to play spoil sport to their plans? Will Charley's Aunt prove to be boon or bane? Come find out.
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PataChitra: Folklore & Painting
Sun Mar 4, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Programming Team
Patachitra - An ancient Folk Art of story, song renditioning with the help of paintings - an audio visual art by Paschim Bangla's National awardee Ranjit (Bahar) Chitrakar and his group Jorana.

Patachitra - called Patam Katha in South is an ancient folk art mentioned in the Puranas and other early literature.

Patachitra, an ancient folk art , is appreciated by art lovers all over the world for its effortless style of drawings, colours, lines and space usage.

The word Patta in Sanskrit means a strip of cloth. The artists are called Patuas. Patuas do not just paint, they also sing as they unfurl the painting scroll to show it to the audience. These songs in Bengali are known as Pater Gaan. The songs are of wide variety ranging from traditional mythological tales and tribal rituals to stories based on modern Indian history and contemporary issues like protecting forests and public health. Patuas generally use natural colours, which they procure from various trees, leaves, flowers and clays.

The stories this evening are told by a generation of storytellers Bahar, Siraj and Sirajadullah.

They will narrate stories of Ramayan, Krishnaleela, Chandimangal, Manasamangal with the help of crawings done by themselves.

All are welcome. Entry - Free.
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A Date with Pulkit
Sun Mar 4, 1:30 PM
Sameer M
This is a closed private meet for the volunteers of Hyderabad.
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Open Day Workshop
Sun Mar 4, 3:30 PM
The Drama School Mumbai
The Drama School Mumbai conducts Open Day workshops in different cities from December to April every year. The purpose of Open Days is to create awareness about the school's Post Graduate Diploma in Acting and Theatre-making. The workshops are an opportunity to come and learn about the lives of our students from the people who know it best - our faculty and alumni.
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Quantum Indians
Sun Mar 4, 4:30 PM
Priya & Najam Hasan
The Quantum Indians is a compelling new film by Raja Choudhury that tells the story of 3 forgotten Indian scientists Satyendra Nath Bose, CV Raman and Meghnad Saha who revolutionized Physics and Indian Science in the early part of the 20th century by giving the world Bosons, the Raman Effect, the Saha Equation and India's first and only Nobel for Science. This will be followed by a short discussion on Indian Science.
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Various Dimensions of Aadhaar
Sun Mar 4, 4:30 PM
Lamakaan Programming Council
Aadhaar has been in the news for contentious reasons and our speakers will be analyzing various issues including supreme court hearings, privacy and mass surveillance concerns, security issues and associated vulnerabilities and exclusion resulting from authentication problems.

Speakers: Mr. Raghuram Godavarthi, Mr. Prashant Reddy and Mr. Srinivas Kodali.
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‘Dawson City: Frozen Time'
Sun Mar 4, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan Programming Team
When you see home-movie footage from, say, the 1940s, the images look old, but the people in them appear, more or less, to inhabit the same universe that we do. But when you see documentary footage from the late 19th century, it has an entirely different, slightly spooky not-of-this-world quality. Is it because of the primitive scratchy images? The more archaic visual-recording technology? No, it’s because the people in the images lack even a hint of the awareness of image-making technology. They have no media in their souls, and that marks them as pre-modern spirits.

“Dawson City: Frozen Time” is a one-of-a-kind curio of a movie that captures, through a collage of photographs, silent documentary footage, and pre-talkie Hollywood film, the story of a Canadian mining town from the 1890s up through the early decades of the 20th century. But it’s really telling the story of the birth of the modern age, and the remarkable thing is that the movie acquires the quality of a time machine. You don’t just watch “Dawson City.” You step into it to and draw back a magical curtain on the past, entering a world of buried memory that’s the precursor to our own.


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Israel: Farming Injustice
Tue Mar 6, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Farming Injustice - The impact of Israeli agro-tech in Telangana and Palestine.

Since the 90s Israeli corporations are involved in Telangana’s agriculture. Starting from the Kuppam project in the 90s to the so-called Centers of Excellence to be set up under the Indo-Israeli agricultural project and the recently announced trips for over 1000 agricultural state officials to Israel, ostensibly for training purposes, dozens of crores of public money fund Israeli projects in the state.

This dialogue with farmers from Palestine and Telangana wants to look at the impact of these state sponsored projects on farmers in the state and the Palestinian suffering from Israel’s agricultural policies, central to their dispossession and colonisation. It will relate experiences of struggle against Israel’s corporate takeover of agriculture in other regions of the world.

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An Evening of Surrealist Shorts
Wed Mar 7, 5:00 PM
CINEPHILES FILM CLUB
An Evening of Surrealist Shorts
Join us in exploring the origins of cinematic surrealism in France with this curated selection of shorts by pioneers such as Germaine Dulac, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, and Jean Painlevé. It may surprise you to discover their audacity in pushing the limits of cinema has rarely, if at all, been equaled since.

Plan for the event:
1. Introduction to the films
2. Screening @5:10 pm sharp
3. Post screening discussion (15 minutes)
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Women in Resistance in Telangana
Wed Mar 7, 6:30 PM
Shubham and Meera Sanghamitra
Women in Resistance in Telangana- Movie Screening and Sharing of Experiences

Bharat Ke Nirmata- Women in Resistance (By Shubham with Media Collective, Delhi) is a film that documents the sharing of challenges, concerns, hopes and dreams of women who were and are part of many people's movements across India.

Through stories, poetry, music and dance, the women narrate their lived experiences of what made them who they are and their struggle with family, society, state, religion and patriarchy.

The event shall begin with the screening of this film be followed by a panel discussion with seven women from different people's movements from Telangana. Every speaker shall speak on three major themes- personal journeys and struggles, their experiences in the immediate political struggle that they are leading or are a part of, and their vision for life and the world.

The film runs for 52 minutes after which the panel members shall speak for ten minutes each followed by an hour long open floor for audience questions and discussions.
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Digital Security Training
Thu Mar 8, 3:00 PM
Software Freedom Law Center, India
Participants will be trained in the following areas.

1. Browsing Anonymously with Tor;
2. Using Encrypted communications platforms like Signal;
3. Using Email encryption;
4. Secure password management;

This workshop will follow a hands-on approach. Participants should bring their laptops and mobile devices.

More about workshop:

In the times of Big Data and Internet of Things, digital security has become more significant than ever. Data-driven private giants are rapidly collecting and analyzing vast amounts of personal data belonging to individuals. Every electronic device and service today has the ability to monitor its users’ activities in excruciating detail, spawning an entire industry that treats data as money. As corporations come up with new and inventive ways to monetize personal data, civil liberties such as the right to privacy are often left by the wayside.

In addition, there have been instances where cyber-attacks have compromised highly sensitive personal information on a very large scale (such as the attack on Equifax that leaked social security numbers), proving that cyber-security is no longer a niche area. Increasing reliance on the Internet and smart devices is exposing people to more cyber-security threats, and the problem will only be compounded as technology permeates ever deeper into daily lives.

In this scenario, it is a cause for concern that most users remain unaware of the privacy and security risks that they face on a daily basis, or the nature and extent of damage that stands to be done in consequence.

This 'Digital Security Training’ Workshop is an effort towards raising awareness in this regard and help building digital security of attendees.
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Screening Mardistan (Macholand)
Thu Mar 8, 6:00 PM
Films and Conversation on Sexuality and Gender
Who is a "real" man?
What are the qualities that he must posses?
What renders him "unmanly?

This screening is aimed at starting a collectively discussion about some of these questions.

Film: Mardistan (Macholand): Reflections on Indian Manhood
Dir: Harjant Gill
Duration: 30mins

Mardistan looks at conventions and conversations surrounding masculinity in Punjab through the articulations of four men.
Gurpreet is a father of twin girls. Tarun is the student who takes his romantic cues from Yo Yo Honey Singh. Dhananjay is a gay man who lives with his wife because if he divorced her, she would become a social outcast. Sandhu grew up hearing his father being called "namard" because he didn't hit Sandhu's schizophrenic mother.

This Screening and discussion is organized by Films & Conversations on Sexualities & Genders (FCSG), in partnership with Queer Campus Hyderabad (QCH) and Anveshi.
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Makhdoom (Music/Poetry)
Fri Mar 9, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Makhdoom, the revolutionary poet, lived in Hyderabad. A progressive writer, a poet of great sensitivity, a revolutionary with deep sensitivity.
Makhdoom’s thoughts and poetics are explored through his poems and ghazals by Hyderabad’s famous ghazal singer, Adnan Salem. The set includes his political poems, love ballads, and ghazals.

Performed by Adnan Salem
Directed by Prof Anwar Moazzam

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Entry Free and on first-come-first-served-basis
4967
SIGN YOUR WAY – BEYOND TALK
Sat Mar 10, 11:00 AM
Youth4Jobs Foundation and Lamakaan
2 DAY WORKSHOP IN INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)

Youth4Jobs Foundation and Lamakaan brings you an amazing first of its kind workshop to learn, practice and communicate: SIGN YOUR WAY IN INDIAN SIGN LANGAUGE.

Learn from experts the language of silence, expressions and feelings.

Learn Greetings, Household Things, Relationships, Days and Months in Indian Sign Language.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE SILENCE. Ssshhhh…………..

Prior registration compulsory.


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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Mar 10, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Surabhi
Sat Mar 10, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Performance by the students of Sri. Suhas Shastri and Aradhana Karhade Shastri followed by Vocal recital by Sri. Suresh Karhade.

Suresh Karhade’s Hindustani Classical Concert
Suresh Karhade, son and disciple of Dr. N.K. Karhade is a master of khayal in Gandharva gharana. After a long hiatus, he returns to a performance that opens with a bada khayal. Suhas Sastry accompanies him on tabla and Rahul Deshpande on harmonium.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Mar 11, 10:30 AM
lamakaan
On this Sunday morning through afternoon come and explore wide range of Organic Fruits, veggies & groceries Homemade Breads and other baked goods; Organic Lunch, Handicrafts and Handlooms, Handmade Jewelry, Terrace Gardening Corner, Creative Design Spaces. Every Sunday 10:30am - 1.30pm For details: 9642731329. Entry Free. All are Welcome.

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SIGN YOUR WAY – BEYOND TALK
Sun Mar 11, 11:00 AM
Youth4Jobs Foundation and Lamakaan
2 DAY WORKSHOP IN INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)

Youth4Jobs Foundation and Lamakaan brings you an amazing first of its kind workshop to learn, practice and communicate: SIGN YOUR WAY IN INDIAN SIGN LANGAUGE.

Learn from experts the language of silence, expressions and feelings.

Learn Greetings, Household Things, Relationships, Days and Months in Indian Sign Language.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE SILENCE. Ssshhhh…………..

Prior registration compulsory.


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The Dennis Powell Collective
Sun Mar 11, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
The Dennis Powell Collective is an ensemble of musicians based out of Hyderabad.
The band has been together for the past few years and are proud to be the only jazz band in town.
We cover jazz standards, a bit of funk and the occasional pop song.

We are:
Dennis Powell - piano/keys
Benjamin Christopher - Bass guitar
George Hill - Saxophone
Savio Powell - Guitar
Karthik Kalyan - Drums
Shakila - Vocals
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Chekka Bommalata: Burugupeta
Tue Mar 13, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Chekka Bommalata of Burugupeta Village, Telangana State
As part of 8th Anniversary Celebration, Lamakaan is organizing Traditional Wooden String Puppetry-Chekka Bommlata or Koyya Bommlata at Lamakaan.

Chekka Bommlata or Koyya Bommlata –String Puppetry is pride of Telangana State. At present two Mothe troupes-One from Ammapuram which is quite well known and second is Burugupeta (lesser known) perform it.

They belong to Beda Budiga Jangam Community. The uniqueness of this Budiga Jangam community is they are good singing, music rendition and in folk art forms. Buduga Jangam is an artistic community which has more than 24 sub communities along with Bommalalollu, Sarada Kala Rupamvalu, Kakipapala, Ganayeti, Mandhechchu, and so on.

However, Buduga is a percussion instrument associated with the narration of Jangam Kathas or Kathalu. This instrument is also known as Buduga, Budiga, Dikki,and Gummeta in Telugu. This Buduga Jangam community is the traditional narrators of stories from mythology, epics, and heroic tales of the region.

They also performed the obsequies rites to the saivites and in return were paid Beda or byada coin by them. So, they are also known as Beda Jangam or Beda Budiga Jangam. 8 Beda or Byada (this is how they pronounce it) is equal to Re-1/- and 16 Ek Anna equals to 8 Bydalu.

Basically, Budiga Jangaluvalu are wandering hunters and food gatherer. However, present generation is quite well educated and chosen alternative profession for livelihood.
Mothe Shankar who is the grandson of octogenarian Mothe Ramaswamy is a photographer and has his own studio. He is the troupe in charge of Burugupeta Bommalata. Along with him his brothers, cousins and his own son are receiving training from Mothe Yadagiri and Mothe Ramaswamy. They feel the pride of the art form resting with their family which is unique.

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A Kathak Dance Recital: RANG
Wed Mar 14, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Aakruti Kathak Kendra, Hyderabad is delighted to perform at the 8th anniversary of Lamakaan.

Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word of Katha meaning story.
Kathak is a classical dance form originated in North India, it contains traces of Temple and ritual dances along with certain features of Persian dances.
Intricate footwork and spins, as well as abhinaya, the art of expression, are the highlights of Kathak.

The compositions are based on Traditional and Contemporary music.
The theme of Kathak dance recital is "RANG" where Blue symbolises Water, Green - The Earth, Yellow - sand and Red - Fire.

ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL on first-come-first-served-basis
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Ek Kahani Suno by Ratna Pathak
Thu Mar 15, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
As part of Lamakaan's 8th Anniversary celebrations,
Ratna Pathak Shah performs Ismat Chughtai’s Mughal Bachcha. The performance will be followed by a discussion with her on the challenges of small and intimate theatre in contemporary India, the relevance of theatre and performance spaces.

All are welcome. Entry-free on first-come-first-served-basis.
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For Earth's Sake
Fri Mar 16, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
For earth’s sake: soil health is human health by Sultan Ahmed Ismail

The dynamic nature of a soil is due to the tremendous activity of micro and macro organisms supported by availability of organic matter. It is this life in the soil that lends its name to the soil as living soil. A vast number of organisms engineer a myriad of biochemical changes as the decay of organic matter takes place in the soil. Among the organisms, which contribute to soil health, the most important are the earthworms. Based on continuous research on earthworms made me write “earthworms are the pulse of the soil, healthier the pulse, healthier the soil”.

The soil is a living dynamic system whose functions are mediated by diverse living organisms which in agriculture requires proper management and conservation. Unfortunately, in today’s chemical agriculture, importance is shown on soil fertility and not on the holistic soil health which provides an integrated sustainable mechanism to the soil to sustain its “living” fabric of nature.
Prof. Sultan Ismail will talk about the myriad of soil organisms, earthworms are one of the most vital components of the soil biota in terms of soil formation and maintenance of soil structure and fertility.

About Sultan Ahmed Ismail: Sultan Ahmed Ismail is an Indian soil biologist and ecologist. His work has centred on techniques for recycling biodegradable waste into fertilizer using local varieties of earthworms, and on soil bioremediation.

Ismail received a D.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Madras in 2001 for his research on the role of earthworms in soil ecology and waste management. He is also the Managing Director of the Ecoscience Research Foundation.

Entry Free. Open to all on first-come-first-served-basis.