Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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5401
Science Fun Shop
Sat Sep 15, 12:00 PM
Swathi Pasumarti
Understand the concepts of electromagnetism by constructing a DC Motor
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Folk Fitness
Sat Sep 15, 2:00 PM
Rema Shah
Folk Fitness is a new fitness concept , where for the first time Indian FOLK dances are fused with fitness .
5463
Write Club Saturday General
Sat Sep 15, 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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Param Utshav 2018
Sat Sep 15, 5:00 PM
Gullapudi Raman Kumeri
Annual dance showcase of Dancing Dolls
5413
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Sep 16, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Remembering Operation Polo
Sun Sep 16, 7:30 PM
Yunus Lasania & Lamakaan Programming Council
On September 17, 1948, the Indian army which was sent by the government had taken over the princely state of Hyderabad. Titled 'Operation Polo' and known as 'Police Action', the event annexed areas of present day Maharashtra and Karnataka, which were then under Hyderabad, to the Indian union.

The operation was initiated after Osman Ali Khan, the last and seventh monarch of the Asaf Jahi dynasty was deliberating between joining the Indian union and staying independent.

Anything but a simple takeover, Operation Polo had resulted in thousands of deaths, apparently at the hands of the Indian army (preceded by bouts of violence against citizens by the militia Razakaars run by Kasim Razvi, who later became the leader of the MIM). September 17 this year marks 70 years since the incident took place.

Mr. Burugula Narsing Rao (86) , then a college student, and someone who witnessed the murder of journalist Shoaibullah Khan (by the Razakaars) and what had transpired during the period will be speaking at Lamakaan on the occasion. So come join us for a discussion.
5442
TALKERS' TASTE
Tue Sep 18, 10:30 AM
SARVODAYA INTERNATIONAL TRUST THE ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA C
IT IS AN INTER SCHOOL ELOCUTION COMPETITION CALLED TALKERS' TASTE , FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSES 8 TO 10 ON THE THEME OF GANDHIJI'S LIFE AND MESSAGE . IT IS ORGANISED BY THE SARVODAYA INTERNATIONAL TRUST- THE ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA CHAPTERS WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION DEVOTED TO CREATING AWARENESS ABOUT THE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF GANDHIJI.
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Focussed Group Discussion
Wed Sep 19, 4:00 PM
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is organising a discussion with the refugees who are living in Hyderabad.
5460
Conscious Fashion
Wed Sep 19, 5:00 PM
Namrata Manot
The dyeing part of the process is a major culprit where maximum harmful chemicals are used. Hence the need to appreciate and apply natural dyes on fabrics is a sustainable solution in the long run. Natural dyeing would cause no air, water or soil pollution and no harm to human skin if the herbs and minerals used in dyeing are ayurvedic and non toxic.

Many eco friendly companies and organisations claim they use LOW IMPACT DYES, but they do affect the environment and the human body. We need to adopt a no-impact dyeing because we are trying to maintain the natural life cycle

we would have a deep conversation on sustainability in dyes, organic clothing, and natural dyeing as a solution. I have been working on conscious fashion, natural dyed clothing and cretaing awareness on natural dyes for past 4 years and done several local and residential workshops in other locations.
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Anime Film Fest III
Wed Sep 19, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
This month, Cinephiles Film Club celebrates the history of Japanese anime. Paprika is one of the major successes of the 21st century.

"When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it."
- from IMDB
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Dhoolpet Ganesha
Thu Sep 20, 7:30 PM
Anantha Perumal
Dhoolpet Ganesha is a Telugu documentary set during the 9-day Ganesha Festival, that tells the story of a community in the margins of the city of Hyderabad as they attempt to throw best Ganesha festival in town.
5478
The Power of Pen
Fri Sep 21, 5:00 PM
Shaheen Women resource and welfareAssociation
100 Thousand Poets for Change, or 100TPC, is an international grassroots educational organization focusing on the arts, especially poetry, music, and the literary arts. It was founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion and focuses on a worldwide event each September. Shaheen planned to organise an event on the same and multilingual women poets from Hyderabad will recite their poems.
5462
Write Club Saturday General
Sat Sep 22, 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
5511
Understanding Electoral Rolls
Sat Sep 22, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan
Topic: Understanding Electoral Rolls and Voter Registration

The Election Commission of India has launched the National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication Programme in 2015 to streamline electoral rolls by detecting anomalies. Further, the commission has been working with various state governments to improve the voter lists. With the Telangana elections being held in the upcoming months, the commission has announced a special summary revision of the electoral rolls. At the national level, there are petitions in the Supreme Court demanding the election commission to publish electoral data in text formats instead of scanned pdf.

The elections to the Telangana Assembly are due in the next few months. The Election Commission of India is also in the process of finalising the electoral roll for these elections.

The session will discuss this entire process and help people understand what an electoral roll means, how to get enrolled or get anomalies corrected if your name does not figure in the roll.

The discussants are:
1. Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu: Rakesh has been working on issues related to Right to Information (RTI) for a decade. He is a Data/Information enthusiast & passionate about Governance/Policy issues.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/dubbudu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rakeshdubbudu

2. Srinivas Kodali: Srinivas is a Civil engineer working on Intelligent Transportation Systems, cities and digital technologies, solving public transportation, traffic and urban issues. The user, contributor to open data, civic tech and he is also an RTI Activist.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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LAST WISH BABY by Samahaara
Sat Sep 22, 7:30 PM
Samahaara

(25th, Silver Jubilee Show)

"LAST WISH BABY"
A Hilarious Multilingual Satire

An adaptation of William Seebring’s play
“The Original Last Wish Baby”

Directed by : Rathna Shekar Reddy

Date: 22nd Sep 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

The Last Wish Baby is a satire which explores the lunacy that surrounds any media-driven issue today.The play begins with the birth of a baby without a heart, yet miraculously alive.The media of the entire country goes into a frenzy covering this new piece of sensational news.

A medical marvel turns into a media saga of the infant’s journey now known as the Last Wish Baby. Everyone uses this news for their own ends. However, the heart is found, a separate woman having given birth to it. A clash between the mothers, another media circus.

From "A laugh riot" to "A must-watch", this play is back on popular demand.

Entry by Donation Rs.200/
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Sep 23, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Alt Livelihoods for Trans People
Sun Sep 23, 11:00 AM
Rachana Mudraboyina
Astraea’s program works with diverse sexualities in India. It is to deepen capacity building and “accompaniment” support to grantee partners over the course of this year. Akshay Khanna is engaged to develop this program to coordinate responsive capacity building opportunities and support Astraea in documenting the impact of grant making as well as broader shifts in the current political, movement and funding landscape.

Dr. Akshay Khanna will follow-up with each of the members individually(organizational) to set up a time for an in-person visit in this first phase of this project, which is focused on relationship building and meaningful assessment. Based on conversations, capacity building activities can be developed from July to September from Astraea and learn from peers. We look forward to putting in place more strategies for shared learning across our partners, especially in this political climate.
Broadly, the first stage of the project is an assessment of the capacity building priorities of community organisation and support organisations. To this end, we are planning to hold a session so that we can explore few themes such as Formation of Transgender Board in the State, Right to Livelihood ,Education and Right to freedom.(issues suggested by the core team)
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COURT MARTIAL by Samahaara
Sun Sep 23, 7:30 PM
Samahaara

(25th, Silver Jubilee Show)

Samahaara
presents

Swadesh Deepak's "COURT MARTIAL"
A Sensational path-breaking play in Hindi

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Date: 23rd Sep 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Entry by donation Rs.200/-
Available at in.bookmyshow.com

Court Martial is a gripping, engrossing and powerful play written by Swadesh Deepak. More than Five thousand shows of this play have been performed across the country by various theatre groups. Great performances, hard hitting dialogues, intense dramatic moments and a fantastic climax make this play one of the most performed Hindi plays in the last 25 years.

Court Martial is the story of a recruit Ramchandar who is accused of killing his senior officer and injuring another. Ramchandar's trial brings startling facts into light that questions the norms of society. This Court Martial is presided by war veteran Col. Surat Singh, accustomed to the brutality of life but is left completely unarmed and broken during the course of this trial. Ramchandar's trial is not only a fight for his life but a fight for a bigger truth. A truth that is more important than his own life.
5482
Dowry or a civilised begging?
Tue Sep 25, 7:00 PM
Socio Reforms Society
An open to all event - A discussion against contemporary wedding system and screening of short films based on the same topic by Socio Reforms Society.
5512
Coalition Of Farmers
Wed Sep 26, 5:30 PM
Sanku hasan arun
An informal meet by activists and farmers regarding November 27 peasant protest.
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Anime Film Fest IV
Wed Sep 26, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
This month, Cinephiles Film Club celebrates the history of Japanese anime. This week we turn to the classic anime film which along with Ghost in the Shell is widely believed to have brought anime into the mainstream consciousness outside of Japan.

"A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop."
- from IMDB
5145
Addabaazi on Rafale Deal
Thu Sep 27, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
We are witnessing the biggest scam of Indian History today in the name of Rafale scam.

1) No. of Aircrafts suddenly reduced from 126 to 36 numbers

2) Abnormal increase of price per aircraft from 715 crores to 1650 crore

3) No make in India, HAL threw out and Ambani included with a huge order worth 21000 crores served on his platter.

In order to discuss this all-time biggest scam by the present Modi government in detail, you all are invited to ADDABAZI discussion at Lamakaan on the 27th evening, 7:30 pm. The topic will be discussed in depth by all the participants. The discussion will be led by Parag.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
5435
Talk on Bhagat Singh
Fri Sep 28, 6:30 PM
In Defense of Reason
Relevance of Bhagat Singh today - understanding a revolutionary on his 110th anniversary
5470
Identifying Fake News 101
Sat Sep 29, 10:30 AM
Rakesh Dubbudu and Bharath Guniganti
Fake News has pervaded every sphere of our life leading to disastrous consequences on ground. In this workshop of 1.5 hours by Factly (www.factly.in), you will learn the basics of identifying Fake News.
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PAAREKAREKAA Kids Club
Sat Sep 29, 1:00 PM
PAAREKAREKAA Club
A typical PAAREKAREKAA class includes Exploring time, Activity time, Brainstorming session and a Tic-Tac-Toe time full of activities which help children to think, reason, get facts, discuss, understand and enjoy different THEMES!
5461
Write Club Saturday General
Sat Sep 29, 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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Screening-In memory of friends
Sat Sep 29, 4:30 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
Hyderabad Cinephiles
INVITES ALL TO ATTEND
Screening of Film
"IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS"
It documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India – a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. After examining the political turmoil of the late 1970′s and the rise of Sikh fundamentalism, the film focuses on the legacy of Bhagat Singh, a young socialist executed by the British in 1931 at the age of 23. Singh has since become a legend. Today the State eulogizes him as a nationalist while Sikh separatists portray him as a Sikh militant. In fact, Singh was neither. Just prior to his death he wrote a book which he entitled ‘Why I Am An Atheist.’ Bhagat Singhs idea of Secularism and Socialism are still very much relevant and worth understanding
WITH GROWING HINDU AND MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALISM ACROSS INDIA, THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH A POLITICAL, IDEOLOGICAL, INTELLECTUAL AND HUMAN DOCUMENT AS THAT PRODUCED BY ANAND PATWARDHAN IS IMMENSE.
The Screening will be followed by a Discussion in which all the viewers are welcome to participate.

For registration(Free of Cost),Pls Contact:9989170226
facebook.com/HyderabadCinephiles
ALL ARE WELCOME! Entry Free!!
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Safarnama presents Parchayi
Sat Sep 29, 7:30 PM
Safarnama Theatre
We, Humans, are very complicated creatures. Each one of us has two sides of behavioural patterns- Positive and Negative residing within us. There are times when we are attracted to our positive traits and times when we are attracted to the negative ones. But even then, being Positive or Negative is relative.

Safarnama brings to you a play, 'Parchayi' written and directed by Smitali Das, which revolves around the story of a girl who is in a fight with her traits. She is struggling for her own existence. Her own happiness. But what will she finally decide? Will she be focussing on her positive side! Or will she embrace her negativities?

Cast: Devender Bhardwaj, Smitali Das, Parikshit Sinha, Muskan Arora, Aishwarya Sahoo.
For more details, Contact:
Devender Bhardwaj (+91 9873235451)
Smitali Das (+91 9538795831)

Media Handles:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SafarnamaTheatre
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesafarnama
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safarnamatheatre
5412
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Sep 30, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Reformation of Education System
Sun Sep 30, 2:00 PM
Bandela Kranthi Kumar
We Kranthi NGO are working for the betterment of the education and healthcare sectors.
Our motives
Quality education should be free for everyone because education is the hope for better and sustainable future
Quality Healthcare should be the state’s responsibility because good health is everybody’s right.

We invite all people, who are willing to take the responsibility to transform our ill education system into a world-class paradigm, to participate and give your valuable opinion on the current system and how it can be transformed to better fit our societal needs.
5445
Science Fun Shop: Flotation
Sun Sep 30, 4:00 PM
Swathi Pasumarti
Why do some objects float, while others sink? How do boats float? How do they propel forward? Who was archimedes? What did he teach us?

Time to answer some of these interesting questions while designing your own motor boat. Funshop Series is back with an interesting session on Flotation and making your own motor boat which floats in water!
5534
Decoding Aadhaar Verdict
Sun Sep 30, 5:30 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
Decoding Aadhaar Verdict

The Supreme Court of India has finally announced the judgement on Aadhaar this week. Spanning 1448 pages there are three judgements with four judges upholding Aadhaar constitutionally and one judge justice Chandrachud dissenting for shutting down Aadhaar. While the majority judges upheld Aadhaar, it has clipped its wings by not allowing private players to access Aadhaar and only allowing Aadhaar for government schemes. Even after the judgement there is a lot of confusion among citizens about Aadhaar. This session will explain you the nuances of the judgement and the future of Aadhaar.

Speakers:

Srinivas Kodali is a interdisciplinary researcher working on cities, data and the internet. He has been looking into the security of the Aadhaar project since 2017 and has authored a report on security practices of Aadhaar highlighting how 13 crores Aadhaar numbers were public on the internet.

Arjun is a Lawyer by profession. He is interested in the interaction of law and technology and dreams of a digital future where technologies such as automation and AI will result in a world free from oppression. Technology is to be an enabler of individual liberties and individual growth. No he does not have an Aadhaar number. His existence has become a issue now after the Aadhaar judgment.
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Gadha Kahini
Sun Sep 30, 7:30 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
Based on Tarapada Roy's story, dramatised by Soumitro Basu, Gadha Kahini is a political satire that portrays through a story telling style on how some of the decision making authorities are being driven by their whims and fancies and how it all turns out to be a comedy of errors
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गुफ़्तन: Democracy & Higher Ed.
Tue Oct 2, 10:30 AM
Rebecca Vedavathy
गुफ़्तन is a one-day conference involving experts and academicians from different organizations and institutions from all over Hyderabad along with art installations at Lamakaan in order to understand the terms that have found valence in the current political situation such as urban naxal, anti-national especially with their pertinence to the subject of democracy, protest culture and higher education in India.
5509
'Monsieur Verdoux' movie show
Tue Oct 2, 6:00 PM
Sk Jhani Bhasha
Screening of the movie 'Monsieur Verdoux. It is a 1947 charlie chaplin movie produced to expose the war crimes.
5424
Cinematographer's Month I
Wed Oct 3, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)

Cinematographer - Néstor Almendros

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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NEO LIBERAL CAPITALISM IN INDIA
Thu Oct 4, 4:30 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
NEO LIBERAL CAPITALISM IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA

“Neo-liberal capitalism” is the term used to describe the phase of capitalism where restrictions on the global flows of commodities and capital, including capital in the form of finance, have been substantially removed. Since such removal happens under pressure from globally-mobile (or international) finance capital, neo-liberal capitalism is characterized by the hegemony of international finance capital, with which the big capitals in particular countries get integrated, and which ensures that a common set of “neo-liberal” policies are pursued by all countries across the globe.
The emergence of such international finance capital is itself the outcome of the process of centralization of capital, which has attained hegemonic position in our society. To know more about the impact of Neo Liberal capitalism on Indian society and discuss about the future, all are invited to attend the talk on “ Neo Liberal Capitalism in Contemporary India” by Shri Prabhat Patnaik.

About the speaker:
Prof. Prabhat Patnaik is an internationally renowned Marxist economist and political commentator. At the time of his retirement in 2010, he held the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair in Planning and Development at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), JNU, New Delhi, where he had taught from 1974. He was the vice chairperson of the Kerala State Planning Board and was part of a four-member high-power task force of the United Nations to recommend reform measures for the global financial system. He is the editor of the journal Social Scientist.
5483
Sarod For Kerala and Kadagu
Thu Oct 4, 7:30 PM
Srinjoy Mukherjee
Sarod for kerala and Kadagu

Sarod :- Srinjoy Mukherjee
Tabla :- Nilimesh Chakraborty

entry fees INR 200 \-
5532
Memorial Meetingfor Kuldip Nayar
Fri Oct 5, 2:00 PM
COVA (Confederation of Voluntary Associations)
Kuldip Nayar: (14 August 1923 – 23 August 2018) was an Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human rights activist, author and former High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom noted for his long career as a political commentator. He was also nominated as a member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament in 1997.
A stalwart of India – Pakistan Peace processes, Kuldip Nayar will be remembered always for his tireless and inspiring efforts to work for peace between the two neighbors mired in conflict since the Partition in 1947 that is taking a heavy toll on their citizens. His peace initiatives have inspired and will continue to inspire generations to come.
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Dastangoi: Dastan Miyan Azaad ki
Fri Oct 5, 7:30 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
Dastangoi [made up of two Persian words: 'Dastan' meaning long tale and 'goi' meaning to tell it], is the lost art form of Urdu storytelling, revived in recent years. The original Dastans were epic tales of adventure and magic, among which Dastans of Amir Hamza were most prominent. In recent years new Dastans have expanded to include folk and other tales as well and the language has widened from chaste Urdu to include Hindustani and Hindi. The beauty of Dastangoi lies in the fact that it is the purest form of storytelling, which relies heavily on just two factors: the beauty of the language and the skill of the narrator.

Dastan Miyan Azad ki

This Dastan is a carefully curated selection of 3 nuggets of different moods, from 'Fasana-e-Azad'. Authored by Pandit Ratan Naath Sarshaar, this gem of Urdu literature was hugely popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is a compilation of anecdotes and encounters of its central character- Miyan Azad and brings alive, in its word pictures, the Lucknow of the post-1857 era. The Dastan is embellished with the element of music, in carefully chosen songs based on classical ragas, highlighting the different moods.

The ageless appeal of this Urdu classic lies in its rich tapestry of colloquial language, ornamental expressions and lyrical writing peppered with occasional couplets, to describe festivals, rituals, festivities, mourning, feasts etc. It’s like a brilliant multi faceted diamond, flashing various moods and flavours. Published in book form first in 1880, 'Fasana-e-Azad' was serialised from December 1878 to December 1879 in 'Avadh Akhbar', an Urdu weekly published from Lucknow by Munshi Nawal Kishore.

The Dastangos

VALENTINA TRIVEDI is an educationist and performance artist. She has performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, Bookraroo Childrens’ Literature Festival, Malaysia, apart from performances pan India. As a Dastango, apart from performing in Urdu and Hindustani, she has also adapted Satyajit Ray’s popular film 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne' into a Dastan embellishing it with translations of its original songs.

ASKARI NAQVI is Lucknow based performing artist. Soz Khwani and Dastangoi are two different Art forms he performs. He is also a student of music and getting trained under Pandit Amit Mukerjee. He has performed Soz Khwani and Dastangoi to national and international acclaim.

Open Donation. All are welcome.

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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Oct 6, 10:30 AM
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
5472
Ilp ngo team meeting
Sat Oct 6, 10:30 AM
India literacy project
India literacy project is an NGO working towards the cause of education and literacy pan India across villages and govt schools.We request you to allow us the space so we could conduct our weekly meetings there on our projects.We are a team of about 13 people. Would need the space for about 3 hours on the first , second and 4th Saturday of every month. Please consider this request and reach out to me for any clarifications.
5453
Hand casting
Sat Oct 6, 2:00 PM
Ranjani
cherish the memories cast in stone , Don't miss this exciting workshop on casting . Join us on this event
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K-Circle Quiz of the Month
Sat Oct 6, 4:30 PM
K-Circle Quiz Club
K-Circle is today India's oldest quiz club, formed in 1972, and is based in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad. This Saturday would be the K-Circle Quiz of the Month which would be a lively, engaging and informally informative quiz session that anybody is welcome to attend!
A motley group, K-Circle is open to members of all ages. We are a truly informal club as we don’t have a form for new entrants to fill. There are no registrations, no frills, no badges, no pins/medals, no passwords. . . if you come in late, you just may have to perch on the window sill, but that's about it! The quiz would be a team event, with the teams being formed on spot. Do bring your friends and family along as well for what should surely be a thrilling Saturday evening!
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Soz Khwani: Songs of Lament
Sat Oct 6, 7:30 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
"Soz-khwani”, is a poetic & musical expression of a battle against tyranny in Karbala 1400 years ago by a group of seventy two people. This poetic and musical form is a beautiful expression of human emotions weaved in Indian symbols, narration of life and culture. This Art form is performed traditionally during the month of Muharram. Muharram is month of mourning for Shia Muslims. The form is performed during the close gatherings in an event called the “Majalis” where people gather for mourning for the sacrifices made in Karbala. The Art form has really been an important tradition of Awadh in India in terms of classical Awadhi, Urdu and some Persian poetic forms. Soz-khwani is also very much part of the folk music traditions of Awadh though not widely appreciated as they have been only closely associated to personal religious beliefs and traditions. The compositions for Soz-Khwani are based on the Indian Ragas. The Art form was part of many Shia family traditions in Awadh but now there are very few families who are still holding this tradition. The family Askari comes from belongs to a ‘Qasba’ (town) situated in the heart of Awadh called Mustafabad in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh in India. The family has been practicing and has preserved the Art form in a similar way like any other oral cultural traditions. But now there are very few in our generation who are practicing these classical forms.

ASKARI NAQVI is Lucknow based performing artist. Soz Khwani and Dastangoi are two different Art forms he performs. He is also a student of music and getting trained under Pandit Amit Mukerjee. He has performed Soz Khwani and Dastangoi to national and international acclaim.

Open Donation All are Welcome.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Oct 7, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Folk Fitness Workshop
Sun Oct 7, 2:00 PM
Rema Shah
FOLKFITNESS - Folkfitness, is holistically designed Fitness concept based on our own culture and heritage of folk dances merged into todays fitness requirement, its a beautiful amalgamation of various folk dances with authentic folk music structured scietifically to tranform your life. Folkfitness is the happiest way to stay culturally fit .
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Dastangoi: Dastan Miyan Azaad ki
Sun Oct 7, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan Programming Team
Dastangoi [made up of two Persian words: 'Dastan' meaning long tale and 'goi' meaning to tell it], is the lost art form of Urdu storytelling, revived in recent years. The original Dastans were epic tales of adventure and magic, among which Dastans of Amir Hamza were most prominent. In recent years new Dastans have expanded to include folk and other tales as well and the language has widened from chaste Urdu to include Hindustani and Hindi. The beauty of Dastangoi lies in the fact that it is the purest form of storytelling, which relies heavily on just two factors: the beauty of the language and the skill of the narrator.

Dastan Miyan Azad ki

This Dastan is a carefully curated selection of 3 nuggets of different moods, from 'Fasana-e-Azad'. Authored by Pandit Ratan Naath Sarshaar, this gem of Urdu literature was hugely popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is a compilation of anecdotes and encounters of its central character- Miyan Azad and brings alive, in its word pictures, the Lucknow of the post-1857 era. The Dastan is embellished with the element of music, in carefully chosen songs based on classical ragas, highlighting the different moods.

The ageless appeal of this Urdu classic lies in its rich tapestry of colloquial language, ornamental expressions and lyrical writing peppered with occasional couplets, to describe festivals, rituals, festivities, mourning, feasts etc. It’s like a brilliant multi faceted diamond, flashing various moods and flavours. Published in book form first in 1880, 'Fasana-e-Azad' was serialised from December 1878 to December 1879 in 'Avadh Akhbar', an Urdu weekly published from Lucknow by Munshi Nawal Kishore.

The Dastangos

VALENTINA TRIVEDI is an educationist and performance artist. She has performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, Bookraroo Childrens’ Literature Festival, Malaysia, apart from performances pan India. As a Dastango, apart from performing in Urdu and Hindustani, she has also adapted Satyajit Ray’s popular film 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne' into a Dastan embellishing it with translations of its original songs.

ASKARI NAQVI is Lucknow based performing artist. Soz Khwani and Dastangoi are two different Art forms he performs. He is also a student of music and getting trained under Pandit Amit Mukerjee. He has performed Soz Khwani and Dastangoi to national and international acclaim.

Open Donation. All are welcome.
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Soz Khwani: Songs of Lament
Sun Oct 7, 8:00 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
"Soz-khwani”, is a poetic & musical expression of a battle against tyranny in Karbala 1400 years ago by a group of seventy two people. This poetic and musical form is a beautiful expression of human emotions weaved in Indian symbols, narration of life and culture. This Art form is performed traditionally during the month of Muharram. Muharram is month of mourning for Shia Muslims. The form is performed during the close gatherings in an event called the “Majalis” where people gather for mourning for the sacrifices made in Karbala. The Art form has really been an important tradition of Awadh in India in terms of classical Awadhi, Urdu and some Persian poetic forms. Soz-khwani is also very much part of the folk music traditions of Awadh though not widely appreciated as they have been only closely associated to personal religious beliefs and traditions. The compositions for Soz-Khwani are based on the Indian Ragas. The Art form was part of many Shia family traditions in Awadh but now there are very few families who are still holding this tradition. The family Askari comes from belongs to a ‘Qasba’ (town) situated in the heart of Awadh called Mustafabad in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh in India. The family has been practicing and has preserved the Art form in a similar way like any other oral cultural traditions. But now there are very few in our generation who are practicing these classical forms.

ASKARI NAQVI is Lucknow based performing artist. Soz Khwani and Dastangoi are two different Art forms he performs. He is also a student of music and getting trained under Pandit Amit Mukerjee. He has performed Soz Khwani and Dastangoi to national and international acclaim.

Open Donation All are Welcome.
5425
Cinematographer's Month II
Wed Oct 10, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

Cinematographer - Raoul Coutard

FREE EVENT

Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Alberto Moravia (novel)

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Facebook Live for BBC News
Thu Oct 11, 2:00 PM
BBC News
Hi,

As October 11 is International Girl Child Day we plan to do a Facebook Live . The format is as follows: we have invited girls from AFSPA Ngo who would be journalists for this event. We will have Jhansi(Actor), Viziendra Boyi(IAS), Kondaveeti Satyavathi(Editor Bhoomika), Sumathi (IPS) as guests. This event will be broadcasted live on our Facebook page of BBC Anees Telugu. The duration of the discussion would be for twenty minutes. We are looking to do this on October 11 from 2pm to 3pm.

I know this is a last minute request but would be really of great help if you can kindly consider.
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Digital Satyagraha
Thu Oct 11, 6:00 PM
Srinivas Kodali
In this lecture, Carl Malamud will discuss efforts to make government and non-government information more broadly available, efforts that are part of a global movement to make access to knowledge a reality for all. He’ll discuss his own work in India and the United States to make government information, such as technical standards and laws, more available and will discuss the different treatment of “edicts of government” under the U.S. and India copyright acts and constitutions. He will then discusss efforts to make other important information, such as scientific journal articles available, and the status of the teaching exemption under Indian law, as well as efforts to make “works of government” available to the public. In addition to discussing the law, Carl will discuss how individuals can help change the way our government work, drawing on the lessons of Satyagraha from Gandhiji and from diverse examples of civil resistance throughout the world, such as the efforts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States.

Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org (“Public Resource”), a California-based NGO widely credited with placing many large government databases online and then working with governments to get them to do this themselves. In the United States, Public Resource helped pioneer the free law movement by placing historical opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals on the Internet for the first time. Public Resource also helped place numerous other resources on-line such as 14,000 hours of video from U.S. congressional hearings and assisted the Obama transition team in changing how the Federal Register, the official gazette of the United States, is published. For the last few years, Public Resource has been working intensively in India, including an effort to make available all Indian Standards for free on the net, an issue that is the subject of Public Internet Litigation suit in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. Carl started the first radio station on the Internet and is the author of 9 books, including most recently (with Sam Pitroda), Code Swaraj: Field Notes from the Standards Satyagraha.
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Falling Rupee&Rising Fuel price
Thu Oct 11, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites you to Addabaazi on the burning topic of the country 'Falling Rupee & Rising Fuel Price. This is going to be an informal discussion where participants can freely participate and talk about the recent phenomena at the macroeconomic level of the country.

The plummeting rupee and the soaring price of fuel due to global factors are worrisome for the people.

How do we look at this burning of oil on one hand and melting of Indian rupee on the other side? What are the global factors that affect the balance of payments and also impact the lives of people living in this country?

Come, listen and share your thoughts with us on this Thursday at Lamakaan.

ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

5561
Agaaz-e-Baatcheet On Interfaith
Fri Oct 12, 5:00 PM
Rubaroo
‘Agaaz-e-Baatcheet’ - a call to ‘initiate a conversation’ on Interfaith, is meant to be a platform where 50 Youth Champions will come together to celebrate the many cultures and diversity of Hyderabad. These Youth Champions, representing diverse partner institutions and backgrounds, will go through a leadership journey where they will learn about themselves and engage with social issues, to lead change initiatives within their communities.
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Death cafe Hyderabad
Fri Oct 12, 6:00 PM
Dr sneha rooh
Death cafe is a world wide movement where people,often strangers come together to talk everything and anything around death,dying and living with the dying.we do this around tea and cakes.

The movement started with an informal meeting at the founder's living room- John Underwood and his mum and has grown ever since.Its an attempt to give Death,it's rightful place.

What Death Cafe is NOT
*It is not a lecture-there are no experts,People share experiences and raise questions.

*It is not Therapy- though experineces shared could be therapeutic but please discern if you have undergone a loss recently or if its fresh in your mind.
5458
Kommune
Sat Oct 13, 1:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Oct 13, 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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Kommune
Sat Oct 13, 3:30 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5357
The Original Last Wish Baby
Sat Oct 13, 8:00 PM
Dramanon
One of Dramanon’s longest running plays - ‘THE ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY written by William Seebring, premiered in Manipal in 2005. Since then it has been performed in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and finally in Hyderabad in 2007. Join us as we present The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY in a new avatar with a more contemporary form and a fresh structure while retaining the essence of the original storyline.

The play tells the story of a capitalistic India that cashes on anything that is worth commercializing. In this case it is a miracle in modern times, of a baby born without a heart in Mumbai. The characters in the play are everyday people, and the play is a parody on modern Indian life. It shows normal, everyday people as being manipulative, even in their well-meaning acts. Meanwhile the media is shown as seeking to scintillate, even the smallest of acts, if it proves to provide those fifteen minutes of fame. If seen closely, the metaphor of the 'heartless baby' is quite an example in itself of an industrialized, corporate world, quite reminiscent of the literature from the post industrialization period. The story explores various facets of Human existence, exploring a loss of identity, struggle with materialism, and the definition of life and death.

Peppered with wit and humor, poetry, delicately choreographed movement pieces, audio visual transitions and finally original music that maintains the rhythm and pulse of the story, The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY is indeed a roller coaster ride of laughter, tears, contemplation and introspection.

Time & Date: 8Pm on 13th Oct & 7pm on 14th Oct 2018

Tickets available on bookmyshow.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164324671186206/
5415
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Oct 14, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Urban Parallax Book Introduction
Sun Oct 14, 11:30 AM
Urban Lab
Urban Parallax, a slim, accessible book brings together over a dozen reflections on India's urbanization from some of the most committed and passionate urbanists in contemporary India. Dr. Amita Bhide and Dr. Himanshu Burte (both from the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, Mumbai) editors of the book will introduce the thinking behind the book. The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Sheela Prasad, University of Hyderabad.
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Kommune
Sun Oct 14, 1:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5563
Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow)
Sun Oct 14, 2:00 PM
Socialist Party (India)-Telangana, Hyderabad
A martyr Prof GD Agarwal (Swami Sanand) passed away on 11th October 2018, on 112th day of his fast. Government of India should have heeded to his four demands that were meant for saving river Ganga and for life.

He left for us work and words that give us a vision and beckon us towards the mission of pure and complete water bodies.

Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow), Pavitra Dhara(pure flow) these words are the mission embarked upon by Prof GD, not just for humanity but for life itself.

Topic: Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow), Pavitra Dhara(pure flow)of water bodies of Telangana/Hyderabad - Context of late Prof GD Agarwal's fast unto death for 'Ganga ji'.
Venue: Lamakaan, Road 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Time:
Organized by: Socialist Party (India)-Telangana, Hyderabad
Presided by : National leader Pannalal Surana,
Panel: Dr K Baburao, Dr K Baburao, Dr Jasveen Jairath, Dr Lubna Sarwath
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Kommune
Sun Oct 14, 4:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5358
The Original Last Wish Baby
Sun Oct 14, 7:00 PM
Dramanon
One of Dramanon’s longest running plays - ‘THE ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY written by William Seebring, premiered in Manipal in 2005. Since then it has been performed in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and finally in Hyderabad in 2007. Join us as we present The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY in a new avatar with a more contemporary form and a fresh structure while retaining the essence of the original storyline.

The play tells the story of a capitalistic India that cashes on anything that is worth commercializing. In this case it is a miracle in modern times, of a baby born without a heart in Mumbai. The characters in the play are everyday people, and the play is a parody on modern Indian life. It shows normal, everyday people as being manipulative, even in their well-meaning acts. Meanwhile the media is shown as seeking to scintillate, even the smallest of acts, if it proves to provide those fifteen minutes of fame. If seen closely, the metaphor of the 'heartless baby' is quite an example in itself of an industrialized, corporate world, quite reminiscent of the literature from the post industrialization period. The story explores various facets of Human existence, exploring a loss of identity, struggle with materialism, and the definition of life and death.

Peppered with wit and humor, poetry, delicately choreographed movement pieces, audio visual transitions and finally original music that maintains the rhythm and pulse of the story, The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY is indeed a roller coaster ride of laughter, tears, contemplation and introspection.

Time & Date: 8Pm on 13th Oct & 7pm on 14th Oct 2018

Tickets available on bookmyshow.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164324671186206/