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The Elephant Man (1980)
Wed Dec 12, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The Elephant Man (1980) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.

FREE EVENT

The Elephant Man is a 1980 American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in late 19th century London.

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak.
Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch

Awards: The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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University as a SiteofResistance
Thu Dec 13, 5:30 PM
Mohan and Rajesh
The University as a Site of Resistance analyses massive protests that emerged in the aftermath of Rohith Vemula's death in Hyderabad Central University as well as the Azadi Campaign started by Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi in 2016. Taking Osmania University in Hyderabad as a case study, the book provides an ethnographic account of the emergence of one of India's longest student movements - the movement for Telangana statehood. Since its inception in the 1960s to its culmination in the formation of Telangana state in 2014, students at Osmania University played a decisive role. The book discusses protest strategies, methods and networks among students. It also examines the role played by various caste and sub-caste groups and civil society in making the movement a success. The author argues that contemporary identity based student movements are primarily cultural movements as the traditional caste and class analysis becomes redundant to explain such contemporary collective action. The book establishes these unique resistances as New Social Movements and claim that these movements contribute to the democratization of institutional spaces. In this context, the volume provides a conceptual debate on contemporary cultural politics among university students.
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Master key by Gundimeda Sambaiah
Fri Dec 14, 5:30 PM
Lamakaan Programme Council
Master key: Uttar Pradeshlo noorella Dalit Rajakiya charitra (Master key: One hundred years of the history of Dalit politics in Uttar Pradesh, Telugu translation of Dalit Politics in Contemporary India) by Gundimeda Sambaiah, translated by Ashalatha, published by the Hyderabad Book Trust.
Sambaiah’s first book released in August 2018 was Telugunaata Dalit rajakiyalu. Both this and Master key are ground-breaking interventions on Dalit politics in India. Master key goes into Dalit mobilisations for political power, social equality and justice in the important state of Uttar Pradesh, particularly the Bahujan Samaj Party. It examines the debate regarding core themes such as the Hindu–Muslim cleavage in the north and caste in the south; the extent to which Dalits and other backward castes (OBC) base their anti-Brahminism on similar ideologies; and why Dalits in Uttar Pradesh (north India) succeeded in gaining power while they did not do so in the region of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (south India), where Dalit consciousness is more evolved.

“Having been part of Gundimeda's intellectual journey, I wholeheartedly concur with him in this moment (or, rather, endeavour) of translation. The book makes possible a 'real' debate about the trajectories of Dalit politics across the North India - South India divide. The only critiques worth conducting of socio-political processes in India or elsewhere are immanent ones; and Gundimeda's work, I need add, lends a further worthwhile comparative focus to this dimension. A most promising and productive work for any scholar examining socio-political processes in contemporary India, and for the proponents of a Dalit politics across locales and regional contexts.”

Sasheej Hegde, Professor of Sociology, University of Hyderabad



Sambaiah Gundimeda holds degrees in Political Science from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, University of Hyderabad and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Sam writes both in English and Telugu and has published widely that includes books, research papers, book chapters and essays in learned journals. He has been with the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University since July 2014.

Panellists Dr A. Srivatsan, Dr. Jilukara Srinivas, Dr Gundimeda Sambaiah
5687
Hyderabad Feminist Reading Group
Sat Dec 15, 12:00 PM
Tarun Gidwani
FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1927497697346503/

Firstly, new comers are more than welcome. (We can even skip the awkward round of introductions in the beginning)
Secondly, here is the link to this session's reading: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oLGqFPDwEew_GhqrXi0EgDJ8bHhwLzrv/view?usp=sharing

A third session. Who would have thought?

The last session was a small group of people, but the discussion was rich and beautiful. Peculiarly though, most people who showed up last time were Law students. Inspired by their company, this session's reading is a classic text from Feminist legal theory: Lucie White's "Subordination, Rhetorical Survival Skills, and Sunday Shoes: Notes on the Hearing of Mrs. G". It is a dazzling piece of legal theory that most Feminist law professors add to their students' required reading list.

But, what's the reading about? It's about how cultural representations and legal norms create a universe where the language of socially subordinated groups is seen as inherently inferior to those of dominant groups. A part of the paper, which I find the most interesting, is about how subordination itself leads the members of that group to employ verbal strategies that mark their speech as different from that of dominant style. She does all this through the story of one "Mrs. G" - a woman subordinated by race, gender and class who is trying to make herself heard in a hearing.

Its a pretty long paper, so we'll only have this one reading for the next session. Although honestly, it only appears long. Much of the text is long footnotes - and all most of the footnotes are doing is referencing to texts with long titles.

Like always, please try and make notes while you do the reading - especially the stuff you found difficult to grasp, or didn't agree with. Then, bring the notes to session so it makes for a spicier session.

Also for the next session, there's some stuff to discuss after we're done with text:
1. Should we change to doing this weekly? Folks in the last session wanted this.
2. Lets come up with a better name for the group.

Finally, if you'd like to keep receiving updates about sessions in the future, please join this FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451288351669247/
We'll try to keep it free of any post apart from ones about the reading group.

You can reach me on FB message if you need any more information: facebook.com/tarungidwani

See you on 16th in the morning? <3

PS: Lets also have samosas this time.
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Dec 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
5697
Samajdaar Log
Sat Dec 15, 7:30 PM
Darpan Theatre
It's a socio-political satire which involves a conversation between three crazy men who are talking about different social aspects directly/indirectly and suddenly a stranger enters and that is when story begins, according to this forth person he is not an insane rather very educated even then also he is in mental asylum.
As they interact and talk further, they discuss every possible topic in very different and insane style to watch yourself giggling throughout the evening come and enjoy the play.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Dec 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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Storytelling through Photography
Sun Dec 16, 11:00 AM
Chota Bioscope
They say a picture is worth a thousand words!

Learn the basics of Photography in 2 hours. Learn how to compose, frame and light your shot to tell your story in the most vivid and effective way.
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"Dissent in Democracy"
Sun Dec 16, 4:00 PM
Dialogue Towards an Altrrnative
On account of the events like throwing two female students outside their hostels in sybiosis law school for expressing their outrage on the mismanagement by the college management, closing the indira park road for any dharnas, arresting human rights activists for aiding their voice for voiceless. All these show us how there has been systematic approach to end the culture of dissent. Therefore we want to discuss how we can keep dissent alive and save this safety valve of democracy.
5698
Khatarnaak Khala
Sun Dec 16, 7:30 PM
darpan theatre
This play will revolve around the funny family members with Hyderabadi dialect and how they keep themselves busy with crazy and mad things. It will take you on the laughter ride through the funny Nok-Jhok between the Husband, wife and a servant. Beauty of the play will come out from the secret in last which will be revealed by the Servant.
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annamacharya drama play
Tue Dec 18, 8:00 PM
vdsraju
Annamacharya devotional drama play
organised by- janatha sevasamithi-hyd
written and direction by -varakavul narahari raju.
5708
Naan Devru (A short film)
Wed Dec 19, 4:30 PM
Gehna M
We would be working on promoting a student film namely Naan Devru, a film questioning the ritual-Bhoota Kola, a ritual very religiously followed by scheduled tribe caste in the rural areas. The film will pose a question mark to the myth as well as talk about the element of trust between a married couple
5671
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Wed Dec 19, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Hotel Rwanda (2004) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.

FREE EVENT

Based on the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, the film, which has been called an African Schindler's List, documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees by providing them with shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines.

- Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George

Accolades: The film was nominated and won several awards in 2004–06. Various critics included the film on their lists of the top 10 best films of 2004.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Post Poll Analysis
Thu Dec 20, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
With the results of the 5 state elections declared on 11th December, there is already the bugle sounded for the 2019 General Elections

The Discussion will revolve around the expected near future impact in terms of political alignments, policy and law and order. It will also cover repercussion on the forthcoming general elections.

This will be followed by Q & A session.

The Discussants include:

Prof Kodanram - Prof. Kodandaram is a political activist and political leader. He is the founder of political party Telangana Jana Samithi, which was formed in March 2018. He was also the Chairman of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC), which was formed with the goal of achieving a separate Telangana state in India. He retired as a Professor of Political Science from Osmania University.

Prof Vinod Jairath - Prof Jairath has carried out and supervised research in several areas such as Agrarian Structure and Change, Sociology of Science (Scientific Communities), Sociology of Development (Nature of Participation), Popular Culture, and more recently, Muslim Diversity.

Prof K. Srinivasulu - Prof Srinivasulu is an intellect and social activist. He retired as a professor of Political Science, Osmania University.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
5700
abstract art show-cutepiece
Fri Dec 21, 6:00 PM
dollzie
art-display of small dimension artworks mainly abstract figures, acrylic/mixed media on canvas.
Name of Artist : dollzie, anuradha bhalla and raksha jesrani. Dates 22 and 23 DEC 2108 . Just placement of art-works for 2 days -no inaugration drama.
5668
Butoh workshops
Fri Dec 21, 7:00 PM
patruni chidananda sastry
Butoh (舞踏 Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo.
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Wreath drawing workshop
Sat Dec 22, 10:30 AM
sharmila
GET READY FOR THE SEASON WITH HAND DRAWN WREATHS
Learn how to draw WREATH in simple step by step process in a 2 hour workshop,at the end of the workshop participants will walk away with their beautiful hand drawn wreaths, which can be used as greeting card or as display piece.
please note :- participants will have to bring materials (color pencils/sketch pens card stock or thick paper. of their choice).
Fee - 600 rupees per person, for registration contact nsharmila2014@gmail.com/ whatsapp on 8332062137
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Dec 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
5677
Verba Maximus Regionals
Sun Dec 23, 10:30 AM
Sriya Suri
Verba Maximus is South India's largest literary fest organized solely by the students of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. We aim to improve the overall literary culture among students across the nation. With Regionals, we aim to increase awareness about our fest in the city. This year we'll be having competitive events in writing, debate and slam poetry during the Regionals.
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Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney
Sun Dec 23, 7:30 PM
Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar
Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar’s solo performance Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney is a quiet meditation on what it means to be Muslim in India. Starting with that founding moment of post-Independence communal violence that in many ways inaugurated the Hindutva project, the Bhagalpur riots in Bihar in 1989, without so much as mentioning the place or the forces behind the violence then or today, Akhtar builds a menacing and moving account of a subjectivity formed in that crucible. In a remarkable refusal of the production of the Muslim as the othered product of an anthropological gaze or the victim of secular pity and compassion as much as of communal violence, Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney is a subtle and deeply disturbing account of the more primal components of human subjectivity told in a theatrical language that eschews spectacle and settles for a record of the tremors of a heartbeat.
5672
A Trick of Light (1995)
Wed Dec 26, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A Trick of Light (1995) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.

FREE EVENT

A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema.

- The film tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the "bioskop", an early version of the film projector.

Director: Wim Wenders

* Its original German title is Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky, the film made with the students of the Munich Film Academy.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Sutradhar presents OLEANNA
Sat Dec 29, 7:30 PM
Sutradha
David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a powerful two-character drama on various aspects of the student-teacher relationship, revolving around its insecurities, institutional politics, hypocrisies of higher education, student influences and sexual harassment. A power struggle and miscommunication between the professor and his student, who accuses him of sexual harassment. Who is right? And who is wrong? Which side do we take? In the power play of institutional politics, which side will win? The grades that you get, are they more important than your understanding? Is it okay to cross yet another line to get some grades?
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Make a MANDALA: for Beginners
Sun Dec 30, 11:00 AM
Nishat
Make a MANDALA: for Beginners is a free introductory session to mandala making.

Mandalas help in relieving tension and anxiety. It also relaxes and heals the body, mind, and spirit. It gives freedom to express feelings in a non-threatening way, and it stimulates creative-thinking and problem-solving.

This workshop will include:
- Guideline making for better mandalas
- Learning basic mandala patterns and creating your own
- Creating a simple and fun mandala to take back with you.

For ages 8 and above.
No drawing experience required.

This workshop is conducted by Nishat.
Nishat is a learner at Vision Rainbow, Co-creator of Owl Time Favourites and is passionate about Art and Craft.
To know more about her:
Find her on Instagram @the.caffeinated.owl
or connect with her on 9704295140

Prior Registrations to be done via call on 9704295140
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Sutradhar presents OLEANNA
Sun Dec 30, 7:30 PM
Sutradhar
David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a powerful two-character drama on various aspects of the student-teacher relationship, revolving around its insecurities, institutional politics, hypocrisies of higher education, student influences and sexual harassment. A power struggle and miscommunication between the professor and his student, who accuses him of sexual harassment.
Who is right? And who is wrong?
Which side do we take?
In the power play of institutional politics, which side will win?
The grades that you get, are they more important than your understanding? Is it okay to cross yet another line to get some grades?
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Night School on German Ideology
Thu Jan 3, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Two Day Night School on German Ideology - Day 1

The German Ideology joint work of Marx and Engles was written between 1845 and 1846. This was the period when Marxism was finally evolved as the scientific world outlook of the revolutionary proletariat. Marx and Engels had arrived at the decisive stage in working and the philosophical principles of scientific communism.
It was in the German Ideology that the materialist conception of history, “Historical materialism”, was first formulated as an integral theory. Engels said later that this theory, which uncovered the genuine laws of social development and revolutionised the science of society, embodied the first of Marx great discoveries (the second being the law of surplus value) which played the main role in transforming socialism from Utopia in to a science. The German ideology is in effect the first mature work of Marxism.
German Ideology unveils the holistic vision of Marxism, the science of revolution. Still only a few academic and activists could read this important book. That is why we decided to organise a book reading session on that book. Booking reading and discussion is scheduled in two sessions on January 3rd and 4th at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, Timing 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Sri K.V.Rao, a reader in Marxism who is trying to apply Marxism to history and contemporary issues will hold this discussion.
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Night School on German Ideology
Fri Jan 4, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Two Day Night School on German Ideology - Day 2

The German Ideology joint work of Marx and Engles was written between 1845 and 1846. This was the period when Marxism was finally evolved as the scientific world outlook of the revolutionary proletariat. Marx and Engels had arrived at the decisive stage in working and the philosophical principles of scientific communism.
It was in the German Ideology that the materialist conception of history, “Historical materialism”, was first formulated as an integral theory. Engels said later that this theory, which uncovered the genuine laws of social development and revolutionised the science of society, embodied the first of Marx great discoveries (the second being the law of surplus value) which played the main role in transforming socialism from Utopia in to a science. The German ideology is in effect the first mature work of Marxism.
German Ideology unveils the holistic vision of Marxism, the science of revolution. Still only a few academic and activists could read this important book. That is why we decided to organise a book reading session on that book. Booking reading and discussion is scheduled in two sessions on January 3rd and 4th at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, Timing 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Sri K.V.Rao, a reader in Marxism who is trying to apply Marxism to history and contemporary issues will hold this discussion.
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K-Circle Quiz of the Month
Sat Jan 5, 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 at Pheonix Arena which would be a lively, engaging and informally informative quiz session that anybody is welcome to attend! This is a non-competitive event, where teams are formed on the spot