Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Tatting Lace Making Workshop
Sun Dec 8, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
RAMESH RAMANADHAM of KS Krafts in association with LAMAKAAN are proud to announce the 2nd workshop - Tatting Lace Making,as part of series of workshops, every month from November 2019, to promote Exclusive Handicrafts which are on the verge of extinction. Please do join.

8th December 2019 Time: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm Fee : ₹ 500.00.
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Monologue Contest
Sun Dec 8, 12:30 PM
Avinash Varma
A monologue contest for children from age group 10-12 years for boys and 15-17 years for girls
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Rubaroo with Gender Play
Tue Dec 10, 7:30 PM
Rubaroo
Rubaroo is a Hyderabad based organization that facilitates shared learning among adolescents and young people, empowering spaces co-created by the young to understand their own selves, society and social issues, to become socially conscious leaders in their own capacity. Our vision is to bring young people together on various issues. Since 2013, it has been an adventurous journey, learning about what it means to set up an organisation, learning about impact and scale, learning about people, management, finance, fundraising, and most importantly learning with each of the young people who have been a part of this journey with us.As we take this opportunity to reflect on our journey for the last 5 years, we look forward to your participation in our event: '5 Days for 5 Years - Nurturing Stories for Social Change'. We want to celebrate you and invite you to be part of Rubaroo with Gender - Play and we hope for this to be a meeting-together of all our friends, family, partners, from the last 5 years.Keeping all of these in mind, we look forward to partner with you to use Lamakaan Space for a Play on Gender advocating for a gender just society marking the last day of 16 days of activism on 10.12.2019. For the last 5 years, Rubaroo has been advocating for Gender issues as part of the 16 Days of Activism on 10th December in partnership with Lamakaan as its venue which also marks as International Human Rights Day.
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Little Miss Sunshine screening
Wed Dec 11, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A family decide to travel across the country when their daughter wants to participate in a beauty pageant, unaware of what the journey has in store for them.
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Aame Evaru
Thu Dec 12, 6:30 PM
Saikiran Guduri
It is Shortfilm which is in thriller zoner directed by an enthusiastic Director funded by group of friends
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Kathak dance solo performance
Fri Dec 13, 7:30 PM
Katerina
Kathak dance solo performance by Katerina.

She is studying in Hyderabad from gurus Mangala Bhatt and Raghav Raj Bhatt.
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ElectroFor#Rape
Sat Dec 14, 11:30 AM
Abhishek Koppu and Hemanth Boddu
Revealing the rapist's mindset.

ElectroFor#Truth is a platform that gives the sexual assault survivors and predators to share their experiences anonymously for the common audience to develop an awareness to tackle the stressing issues.
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Change the narrative around Rape
Sat Dec 14, 2:00 PM
Swathi
What do we usually talk when we talk about rape? More security. More surveillance. IFs and Buts on where the girl should be, shouldn't be, where she is and with whom, what she's wearing, more laws and rules to bring instant justice and so on.

We want to bring the focus to a different narrative, that lies beneath these outcomes and tries to explore deep rooted attitudes and systems that perpetuate violence against women.

With this approach, we believe that preventing rape is the best form of justice to victims of rape.
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Write Club Meetup 219
Sat Dec 14, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 14th December 2019. 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 alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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How animation films are made ?
Sat Dec 14, 4:30 PM
Dharma Teja Reddy Kasa
How many of you enjoy animated films ? Be it TV shows like Tom & Jerry, Chota Bheem or Modern feature length films like Minions, Frozen etc. Have you ever thought about the process of making animated films ? How much time and effort are put into every single frame you see on screen ? Lets come and know about process involved in making animations and some fun facts.


A little bit about organizer,
I'm Dharma, a software developer in field of Visual effects and Animation by profession. Personally, I love art and one of the art medium I am particularly focusing is visual story telling. I made and published one animated short film till date and another one is in production at the time of writing. To know more about my works, visit https://www.dtrmediaworks.com
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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Docu Film
Sat Dec 14, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Docu Circle of Hyderabad
Docu Circle of Hyderabad and Lamakaan invites one and all to the screening of the documentary film:

Title - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Duration - 1hr 30mins
Director - Alison Klayman

Synopsis
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Awards
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize - U.S. Documentary
Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award

All are welcome. Entry Free & Open to All!!!
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Barking Dog
Sun Dec 15, 8:00 PM
kissago Theatre
Barking Dog is a Hindi sit-com written by Vishal Vijay, inspired by The Zoo Story by American playwright Edward Albee. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication as anathematization, social disparity and dehumanization in a materialistic world. The story, in simplest terms, is about how a man who is consumed with loneliness starts up a conversation with another man on a bench in a Park and eventually forces him to participate in an act of violence.

Passes – 200/- Contact # 9700074079
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The Final Cut
Tue Dec 17, 8:00 PM
Navarasa
The Final Cut, an original play written by Hyderabad based writer - Krishna Ahir, revolves around the theme of bullying as a student and its impact on the mental health of the student. The play is a unique blend of drama, poetry and live painting. This will be the Premiere show of the play.
Cast: Harshad Fad, Devika Das, Arun Kumar, Kastury, Akanksha, Prajwal
Playwright: Krishna Ahir
Backstage: Sindhuja, Chandra
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Tracks movie screening
Wed Dec 18, 7:30 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian (Mia Wasikowska) satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
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TM POTLE
Thu Dec 19, 8:00 PM
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)
TM POTLE stands for The Missing Pieces of Your Tiny Little Egos. The play revolves around a theatre actor who is frustrated about her director being very strict. In this monologue, Simran Kaur, who is playing the lead, will have various shifts of emotions. She is struggling with the dialogues that her director has thrown at her, which are entirely absurd. She is constantly dealing with her inner turmoil. As the play progresses, we see that Simran is losing her mind. She sits and a sudden shift into the inner mind would reveal that she is not only the actor but also the director who has issues with her other-self. The play has explicit content (profanity).
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CAA and JPC round one
Fri Dec 20, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Discussion with Public and Press on Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 & Joint Parliamentary Committee Report January 2019'

Open to All. Discourse

Invited by:
Socialist Party(India) &
Vote Needs Guarantee Organization VNGO
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Kisi Aur Ka Sapna
Fri Dec 20, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar Theatre Group
Sutradhar presents 'Kisi Aur Ka Sapna'- It is the story of five actors rehearsing a script found in a garbage bin. The play traverses through different eras in history and politics, using the journey to display the various shades of a theatre actor's life. The conflict between acting and reality, different interpretations of an idea, 'does a script really need an actor?' etc are just some of the issues the play deals with.
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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Sat Dec 21, 1:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which says that any HIndu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, anyone except a Muslim who can't produce their ancestral documents will not be treated as an illegal immigrant.

Whereas if a Muslim cant, say, produce his grandmother's ration card, despite holding a passport, he'll be stamped an illegal immigrant and thrown in a detention camp.

Prof Faizan Mustafa is Vice Chancellor at NALSAR. He is a widely read public intellectual who has written extensively on Constitutional issues.
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AAMIS - Axomiya Film with EST
Sat Dec 21, 2:00 PM
MovieSaints
Aamis – The Ravening, is an Assamese film (with English subtitles) directed by National Award Winner Bhaskar Hazarika, has premiered in the renowned Tribeca Film Festival and opened to a packed house at all the subsequent international film festivals where it was screened. It has been loved and accepted and appreciated by audiences wherever it has played and many filmmakers from across the world have openly supported the indie film including Sriram Ragavan, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwani and many more. Anurag Kashyap is now the presenter of Aamis. The film premiered in India at the prestigious MAMI Film fest, Mumbai and released in Assam on November 22nd. The film is rated 8.5/10 by IMDb and almost all the critics have given it a rave review. The film has been doing well in non-Assamese market too and people have been writing to us to screen the film in their city and that is why we are looking forward to screen it in Hyderabad.
Synopsis of the film: Nirmali, a middle-aged doctor, living a joyless married life, finds solace in the company of Suman, a University Research Scholar, who takes her out on platonic dates of exotic non-vegetarian cuisines found in North Eastern India. But does their relationship limit itself to traditional food and confirmative bond or does it cross the social boundaries and go beyond?
Use the link below to book tickets for Aamis movie screening

http://bit.ly/2RxnSNR


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ElectroFor#Rape
Sat Dec 21, 4:00 PM
Abhishek Koppu and Hemanth Boddu
Revealing the rapist's mindset. ElectroFor#Truth is a platform that gives the sexual assault survivors and predators to share their experiences anonymously for the common audience to develop an awareness to tackle the stressing issues.
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Masala Chai
Sat Dec 21, 8:00 PM
Kissago Theatre
A lot can happen over a cup of tea! Masala Chai by 'KissaGo' revolves around the concept tea being a form of social network. People get together for tea and build long term friendships with tea being the binding factor in many relationships. Masala Chai will be a presentation of Divya Prakash Dubey's Hindi Monologues - Jeevanshaadi.com, Hum Do Humara Ek and Love You Forever and Fill in the blanks. Cast - Sunjit Akkinepally, Shailja Chaturvedi, Jay Jha Directed By - Krishna Shukla Passes - 200 Contact # 9700074079
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"TRAILS OF DISSENT" BOOK RELEASE
Sun Dec 22, 4:00 PM
DIALOGUE - TOWARDS AN ALTERNATIVE
"TRAILS OF DISSENT " BOOK RELEASE on 22nd Dec at 4pm
Dialogue - Towards an alternative, as a platform was formed to provide space for discussions with a hope to increase the culture of scientific approach towards contemporary sociological and political issues. In the past year this platform has-been able to conduct insightful discussions on various issues. It tried to inculcate a scientific understanding to this generation about the current political atmosphere. In this process the platform learned and analysed multiple issues to pump alternate ideas into the society.
Now we are bringing out this book consolidating all that this platform has learned and talked concerning many crucial issues for the past one year. From honor killing to conflict of Kashmir, from Hindutva to mining, from me too to dissent, New education policy to NRC. In this book we have tried to discuss many subjects that have majorly impacted our country this year. We hope you accept this book from us young writers with the same volume of love that you have been showering on this platform.
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'Mudda Ghatak Hai'
Sun Dec 22, 7:00 PM
Nishtha Pandey
Our society has a set of ideas about how we expect men and women to dress, behave, and present themselves. About how we define 'love'. About how we ask everyone to fit into tight compartments of stereotypes. Now it's high time to ask WHY? The street play titled 'Mudda Ghatak Hai' asks these very critical questions. Directed, written and performed by the students of street play team 'Bedari'. This play intices the inequalities that have been present among different genders in the Indian society, since the very beginning of time, with fitting references to Indian mythology, Bollywood songs or the so-called 'hit numbers' to the references to our everyday news of tragic events with respect to the same. This play includes symbolic representation of concerns such as discrimination against LGBTQ+ community, toxic masculinity and female infanticide shedding light upon the humiliating practices of slut-shaming, the killing of a girl child and corrective rape. It ultimately reflects the functioning of the society forever since, reiterating the idea of dharma or justice from the Indian mythology that we preach. All we want to convey is that 'Stereotypes Don't Define Us' and now it's high time that the society accepts this because Mudda Bahut Ghatak Hai!!
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Discusson on CAA NRC NPR
Tue Dec 24, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan
Massive protests erupted across the country against the CAA, NRC & NPR. Two girl students of Jamia Milia Islamia, Ladeeda Sakhaloon and Aysha Renna who became the face of the protests in Delhi are in Hyderabad. They will be speaking to media and friends about the agitation and way forward.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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A expo on automation
Tue Dec 24, 12:30 PM
Phani
A expo on home automation solutions and robotics we are the leading robotics organisation which is having experience over 10 years in industry
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Cricket Country - Book Launch
Tue Dec 24, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Cricket Country by Dr.Prashant Kidambi - Book Discussion.

Dr.Prashant Kidambi, the author of the book, will be discussing the book with Mr. Ram Manohar Reddy, Editor of “The India Forum”, a digital publication on contemporary issues.
Tue Dec 24, 7:30 PM.

Lamakaan - An Open Cultural Space
Cricket Country has won the Sportsbook of the year award at the Ekamra Sports Literature Festival and also been selected as one of FT’s best books of 2019.
“On the morning of 6 May 1911, a large crowd gathered at Bombay’s Ballard Pier. They were there to bid farewell to a motley group of sixteen Indian men who were about to undertake a historic voyage to London. The persons whom the crowd cheered that sultry Saturday morning were members of the first All-India cricket team.
Conceived by an unlikely coalition of imperial and Indian elites, it took twelve years and three failed attempts before an ‘Indian’ cricket team made its debut on the playing fields of imperial Britain in the blazing coronation summer of 1911.
This is a capacious tale with an improbable cast of characters set against the backdrop of revolutionary protest and princely intrigue. The captain of the Indian team was nineteen-year old Bhupinder Singh, the embattled Maharaja of Patiala. The other cricketers were selected on the basis of their religious identity. Most remarkable, for the day, was the presence in the side of two Dalits: the Palwankar brothers, Baloo and Shivram.
Drawing on an unparalleled range of original archival sources, Cricket Country is the untold story of how the idea of India was fashioned on the cricket pitch in the high noon of empire”.
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Hyderabad Cricket Ground Owners
Wed Dec 25, 2:00 PM
Nilesh Yadav
Hyderabad Cricket Ground Owners meeting to form an association.
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Potluck movie screening
Wed Dec 25, 7:30 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The movie is about an economics graduate student studying for a year in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the Erasmus programme, where he learns from a group of students from all over Western Europe in a student share-house.
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Badlav
Thu Dec 26, 8:00 PM
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)
Badlav is an original Hindi play written and directed by Amaan Ahmad. Badlav revolves around Gayatri, Kalpana, Radha, and Bindya. Gayatri wants change but her hypocrisy surfaces all the time. Meanwhile, Kalpana, a carefree girl always brings nihilistic values of life. Radha is air-headed and her naivety mixes with intuition and she is lost in her absurd thoughts most of the time. The play takes various twists and turns and touches the element of the Theatre of Absurdity. This psychological and absurd play has multiple rises and falls.
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Bazm e Sukhan
Fri Dec 27, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Celebrating Bazm e Sukhan's first anniversary.

Aao ke koi khwaab bunen :- Mir Ali Husain duration 90 min
Husain is a writer and is currently working on a theatrical project based on the life of Sahir Ludhianvi.

Sameena Begum would speak on Dholak ke Geet
Sameena Begum is researcher and published author with focus on Hyderabadi culture and Urdu. Her latest work "Hyderabadi Dholak Ke Geet" is a rigorous study of about 10 years. She studied MA, M.Phil in MANUU, and currently pursuing PhD in Urdu from Osmania University.

Reading Jeelani Bano's short stories
By Elahe Hiptoola , Rajaa Farhan and Ramsha Farhan.

Elahé Hiptoola is a Film Producer with award winning films like Iqbal, Dor and Dhanak to her credit. She is also one of the founders of Lamakaan.

Rajaa is a young photographer and Assistant Manager at Lamakaan.

Ramsha studies liberal arts at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore.

Ashhar Farhan will read from Anees Ayesha's new book. "Main ne yeh jaana" - is an unprecedented transliterated introduction to Urdu poetry

The next edition of HLF is scheduled for 24-26th Jan 2020. Nearly 200 speakers, of whom 25-30% from outside India, are expected to participate in the Festival. HLF 2020 is the 10th Edition and is special. It is planned to further add to the scope and scale of the festival, increase in activities, and create interest across a wider target audiences.

To celebrate the 10th year, a new segment has been proposed to be introduced, starting ten weeks before. Every Friday the Festival itself - called
Festival Fridays: Countdown to Ten Years of HLF

27th Dec 2019 is the 6th Festival Friday event in collaboration with Lamakaan.
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Write Club Meetup 219
Sat Dec 28, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 28th December 2019. 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 alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Paint N Enjoy
Sun Dec 29, 11:00 AM
Sujata Pawar
1. It's a Painting workshop.
2. Joy of painting.
3. step-by-step guided instructions will be provided.
4. All the required materials are provided.
5. No past painting experience is not required.
6. People of all age can participate.
7 It's also an opening to meet and interact with like minded people and make new friends.
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Golconda Bagnagar Hyderabad
Sun Dec 29, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan
'Golconda Bagnagar Hyderabad – Rise and fall of a global metropolis in medieval India' authored by Serish nanisetti - Book Launch and discussion.

About the Book:
The legend of Bhagmati, the supposed lover of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad's founder, has been a matter of intense discussion from years, if not decades. Journalist Serish Nanisetti, who has been writing about Hyderabad's heritage from years, and who has done enough research to now be an authority on Golconda history, answers some of these questions in his latest book, which has been built on information gathered from several sources over a matter of 10 years. So come join us for a talk and learn about the history of Golconda, which is important to understand the core culture of our city. The talk will be moderated by Yunus Y. Lasania, Serish's former colleague and fellow journalist. Both of them together run The Hyderabad History Project, a blog (more active on Instagram), to dig out the lesser-known aspects of Hyderabad's history.

About the author:
Serish Nanisetti is author of ‘Golconda Bagnagar Hyderabad – Rise and fall of a global metropolis in medieval India’, which is a narrative chronicle of the city during the Qutb Shahi era. A journalist with The Hindu in Hyderabad, he has extensively researched, written and photographed the city.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Min-Mon Session 2
Sun Dec 29, 7:30 PM
Unmasked Theatre collective
"MinMon" is the abbreviation for 'Mini Monologues'. This weekend, we present the written verse in its spoken form with the flavour of theatric, in the form of short monologue performances. This is the third production of Unmasked Theatre Collective after 'An Evening with Chekov' and 'Min Mon Session 1'. Come watch our actors dabble with their favourite writers and see them add a twist to the words, only at the theater!
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'Dhairye Sahase' Film Screening
Tue Dec 31, 7:00 PM
Raja Krishna M
'Dhairye Sahase (2019)' is the first Indian Thriller Fantasy short film in Telugu with advanced VFX. A first of its kind, it tells the story about a young man's fight against dangerous force by believing in his own skills. It has an inspiring message that is relevant to the current circumstances in the society. English subtitles available.
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The Times of Harvey Milk
Wed Jan 1, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.
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Rise of New Masculine
Thu Jan 2, 7:30 PM
Manish Srivastava
Poetry reading & intimate dialogue based on the book: Trading Armour for a Flower: Rise of New Masculine. We will explore: What is the true purpose of masculine energy within men and women? How can we heal the the wounded masculine (manifested as gender violence) to new healed masculine (that honours each individuals sacredness)?
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People’s Assembly 1
Fri Jan 3, 3:00 PM
Usama Hazari
An open platform for people to discuss and debate issues related Economy, Climate Change, corruption,etc.
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Mushaira of Satire on NRC & CAA
Fri Jan 3, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Mushaira of Satire on NRC and CAA
Time - 6:30 pm, 3rd January, Friday.

Hyderabadi Poets will recite Protest Poems written about the NRC and CAA.
Witty, bittersweet and heartbreaking poetry in Hyderabadi language by the city's most irreverent and fun poets. Come along for the solidarity and protest, like only the Hyderabadis know.
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Calligraphy
Sat Jan 4, 11:00 AM
Monika Lokhanday
Calligraphy workshop, teaching everything right from the basics of how to hold the pen and the basic strokes on day 1. Day 2 practice to write letters.
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Write Club Meetup 220
Sat Jan 4, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 4th January 2020. 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 alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Book Launch
Sat Jan 4, 4:00 PM
Ranjani Rao
The event will include the Hyderabad launch of two books.
1. Train Friends - A collection of essays by Ranjani Rao and Nandini Patwardhan
2. Dangling Gandhi and other stories - a collection of short stories by Jayanthi Sankar
There will be readings from the books and discussion. Authors will their books.
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Main Rahi Masoom
Sat Jan 4, 7:30 PM
Sutradhar
About the play:

MAIN RAHI MASOOM, a solo performance enacted by Vinay Varma and directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar is a biographical sketch of the famous Hindi and Urdu writer, the Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. This performance is first of its kind on Rahi.

This 70-minute poignant monologue shows how Rahi detested communal and vote-bank politics, and how he fought against the divisive forces in the country through his writings. He was a strong nationalist first and a Muslim next. He also staunchly opposed pseudo-secularism. Sample this: “main ek Hindustani musalman hoon aur iske siva meri aur koee pehchaan naheen hai” or “vatan mazhab nahin jo badla ja sake”. He was upfront against the fundamentalists on both sides of the divide. He was brutally honest regarding politics of hatred, and felt that the interest of communal elements among both Hindus and Muslims lies in keeping the two communities aloof from each other and to create distrust among them”…sampradaaikta(communalism) ka koee dharm nain hota” or “zahid-e-tang nazar ne mujhe kaafir jaana aur kaafir ye samajhta hai ki musalman hoon main……”

The monologue ends with Rahi’s rare nazm Vaseeyat.

Rahi’s journey begins on 1st September, 1927 in Gangauli, a small village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh and ends with his vaseeyat in which he wills that he be laid to rest in the lap of Ganga, whom he considered his second mother. He passed away on 15 March 1992.

During his illustrious career, Rahi Masoom Raza has written lyrics, dialogues and stories for various movies and television series. His high came with the telecast of TV series 'Mahabharat' that was based on the Hindu epic Mahabharat. Rahi, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogue of the TV series that went on to become the most watched TV series in India. At one time, its TRP was a staggering 86 %. This was a triumph for Rahi as some Hindu zealots had criticized his inclusion in the team. Terms of address like “Matashri”, “Pitashri”, “Bhratashri”, and “Jijashri” etc. were brought into the popular realm by Rahi.
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Calligraphy
Sun Jan 5, 11:00 AM
Monika Lokhanday
Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. In this workshop you can learn to write amazing fonts by holding the calligraphy pen right.

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NRC, Aadhaar, CAA: Tech/State
Sun Jan 5, 5:00 PM
The Legal Unconscious
This is a talk about the history leading up the current conjuncture of the use of technology by the state in relation to the population

Speaker: Srinivas Kodali
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Confusion on NRC
Sun Jan 5, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Contradicting statements by PM and HM


ARE MPs and MLAs USING THEIR EXISTING POWERS TO SAVE CONSTITUTION AND ETHICS?
CONTEXT: Statements made by the Hon'ble PM and the HM

ETHICS COMMITTEE OF LOK SABHA; STATE ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS'

Discussion organized by : United India Action Committee(a movement of individuals, organizations, and political parties)

Date: 5 January 2020 Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm Discussion with Magsaysay Awardee Prof Sandeep Pandey, Dr Lubna Sarwath, Maqbool Mateen, (consent awaited from Justice Chandrakumar, Dr Jasveen Jairath, Janab Ahmad Khan and others)

EVERY CITIZEN IS REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE