Al maidan (The Square)

Al maidan (The Square)

Movies
1.0 hrs

February 18, 2020 7:30 pm Tuesday

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Title: Al maidan (The Square) Duration: 1hr 35 min Directed by: Jehane Noujaim

Al maidan is an observational documentary that tells the real story of the struggle of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of six very different protesters. Starting in the tents of Tahrir square in the days leading up to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, it follows the characters on a life-changing journey through the euphoria of victory into the uncertainties and dangers of the current ‘transitional period’ under military rule.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion.

ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL

INDIA MY VALENTINE

INDIA MY VALENTINE
Discussion
2.5 hrs

February 16, 2020 6:30 pm Sunday

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This Valentine’s Day Weekend 16 February 2020 we gather to celebrate INDIA MY VALENTINE

Joining us Faye D’Souza in conversation with Mohan Guruswami.

And

Aditi S Mittal.

Faye D’Souza is a Senior journalist and she anchored on subjects of corruption, communal violence and independent press.

Aditi Mittal is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer.One of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India, Mittal has been rated amongst India’s top 10 stand-up comedians by The Times of India. CNNIBN.com named her as one of the top 30 “witty, intelligent and incredibly funny” Indian women to follow on Twitter.

Open for all, Entry Free.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Dastan-e-Tamanna-e-Sarfaroshi

Dastan-e-Tamanna-e-Sarfaroshi
Music
2.0 hrs

February 15, 2020 6:30 pm Saturday

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Dastan-e-Tamanna-e-Sarfaroshi is based on the Kakori Revolution, also known as Kakori Episode that happened on August 9, 1925. This musical Dastan brings to life the political beliefs, courage and the struggle for freedom of the revolutionaries of that time. The Dastan primarily focuses on Ashfaqulla Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil. Although these revolutionaries came a generation before Bhagat Singh, and greatly inspired him, not much has been done to keep them alive in our history. Ashfaq and Bismil, were not only the main thinkers behind the Kakori Episode, but also shared a deep friendship. In India’s National Movement, their friendship was a great example of Hindu-Muslim unity. Both of them were born in the same city and became close friends. Together, they fought the battle for freedom and sacrificed their lives for it. They both dreamt of an India where every one was treated equally and no one was discriminated against on the basis of caste or religion. Passionately written and narrated by Himashu Bajpai and woven together with the poetry by Ashfaq and Bismil that has been beautifully set to music and sung by Vedanth Bharadwaj. Saurabh Joshi will be accompanying them on percussions.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

The Art of Resistance -CAA & NRC

The Art of Resistance -CAA & NRC
2.0 hrs

February 14, 2020 7:30 pm Friday

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In solidarity with the resistance against CAA & NRC, artists of Hyderabad come together to voice their opinion. Come and join us at Lamakaan on Friday,14 February 2020 at 7:30pm

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

All The Wrong Turns -Book Launch

All The Wrong Turns -Book Launch
Discussion
3.0 hrs

February 13, 2020 6:30 pm Thursday

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All The Wrong Turns -Book Launch and Discussion.

Coming on the heels of one of the most critical budgets to be presented and in a situation where the Indian economy is fighting steep decline, this event brings together some of our best minds.

The panel will discuss the contours of economic policy that the authors analyse in detail in one of the most exciting books to come out recently.

Y V Reddy was Governor of the RBI and successfully ran it during it’s most difficult days. He also Chaired the 14th Finance Comission.

V Bhaskar retired as Special Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh. He also served as Chairperson of the AP Electricity Regulatory Comission and as Joint Secretary to the 13th Finance Comission.

Amir Ullah Khan is Professor of Economics at MCRHRDI and visiting Professor at NALSAR, TISS and ISB. He is a former head of strategic planning at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and was earlier Executive Director and Editor at Encyclopedia Britannica.

T. C. A. RANGANATHAN was a career banker for close to four decades and retired as the Chairman of the Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). In 2006, he set up SBI Shanghai, the first Indian bank in China. Africa. He was later the Managing Director of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, an associate of the SBI, which was his last assignment within the SBI system prior to appointment as Chairman of Export Import Bank of India in April 2010.

T.C.A. SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN began his career in 1975 as the Economics Editor at Macmillan India. Over the next thirty-three years he worked at the Free Press Journal, Eastern Economist, Financial Express, Indian Express, The Economic Times, Business Standard and The Hindu Business Line. He is currently a columnist and writes on economics, politics and books.

Free for all.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Bazm e Sukhan

Bazm e Sukhan
Meeting
2 hrs

February 12, 2020 5:00 pm Wednesday

Bazm e Sukhan is a weekly gathering of those interested in Urdu literature. A bunch of 20 odd people meet every Wednesday at 5 pm at Lamakaan and discuss Urdu poetry and prose. Each session usually focuses on one poet, or writer or a particular aspect of the form, structure or grammar of Urdu writing

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Lamakaan is an open cultural space of Hyderabad that organizes events on various political, social, economic, and cultural issues. For more info about lamakaan and its events, visit us at www.lamakaan.com

BHEEM

BHEEM
Play
1.5 hrs

February 09, 2020 7:30 pm Sunday

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Bheem is a Telugu Patriotic play written by Harsha Chakilam based on the life story of Komaram Bheem.

Komaram Bheem was a Telugu Indian tribal leader who fought against the Asaf Jahi Dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad. Komaram Bheem openly fought against the ruling Nizam government in a guerrilla campaign. He defied courts, laws, and any other form of Nizam authority, living off the sustenance of the forest. He took up arms against Nizam Nawab’s soldiers and fought Babi Jhari until his last breath.

He gave the slogan of “Jal, Jungle, Zameen” (Water, Forest, Land). It means that the people who live in forests should have rights on all the resources of the forest.

Organizer
MANCH THEATRE

Manch Theatre is an Indian theatre group based in Hyderabad. Manch was formed as a hobby club at Infosys in 2004. Since 2009 the group has produced and staged several acclaimed plays in English, Hindi and Telugu.

KHUD ki KHUSHI

KHUD ki KHUSHI
Play
1.0 hrs

February 08, 2020 7:30 pm Saturday

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Khud ki Khushi is a Hindi playlet that revolves around the life a girl named Kushi who wins all the obstacles in her life and finally attains happiness. The play relates to every house and gives positive energy and hope to attain happiness in our lives.

Organizer
MANCH THEATRE

Manch Theatre is an Indian theatre group based in Hyderabad. Manch was formed as a hobby club at Infosys in 2004. Since 2009 the group has produced and staged several acclaimed plays in English, Hindi and Telugu.

Mushairah (Yād Riyasath Ali Taj)

Mushairah (Yād Riyasath Ali Taj)
Urdu Poetry Symposium
4.0 hrs

February 07, 2020 5:30 pm Friday

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Mushairah to be organised by Anjuman e Fannan in rememberance of Hazrat Riyasath Ali Taaj, where reputed Urdu poets of the city will present their work.

Organizer
Anjuman e Fannan

Anjuman e Fannan is youth organisation working for Urdu literature in Hyderabad and elsewhere. It has been a regular Lamakaani from past 2 years; and has organised Mushairahs, workshops, openmics, seminars throughout the city – notably, Shaam-e-Rekhta in October 2019

Budget 2020

Budget 2020
Discussion
1.0 hrs

February 06, 2020 5:30 pm Thursday

The Budget 2020 comes at a time when the Indian economy is struggling on alll fronts. What does the Union budget offer as a set of solutions? Of special interest this year is the precarious situation with respect to Jobs, inflation, agriculture, taxation and exports. On the 6th of February, join us at Lamakaan for our annual session with Prof Amir Ullah Khan