Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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All The Wrong Turns -Book Launch
Thu Feb 13, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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.
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Resistances of Shaheenbaag
Fri Feb 14, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
The Collective Resistances of Shaheenbaag.

Likened to historical political movements it isn't a wonder that the ShaheenBaag protest is drawing allegories of a soaring hawk - the Shaheen.
It has so far defied all definitions and categorization in religious and other binaries that the Indian political milieu and partisan media is adept in propagating.
Despite being led by women of muslim community it could not be fixated under the gender binary and has gone to inspire many ShaheenBaag's in every other States and even abroad. More than 50 days later it has not stopped intriguing and teasing it's critics and detractors who have contributed to tainting it in every imaginable way.
This one hour interactive talk by Dr Manisha Bangar will delve deeper to find whose movement is it anyways and which trajectory is it likely to assume in the near future.
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The Art of Resistance -CAA & NRC
Fri Feb 14, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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Intro promo master class LADO
Sat Feb 15, 11:00 AM
Natalia Rodionova-Mehta
AGIDIGBA PROJECT
presents
Introductions and promo master class
“LADO,
Eclectic way of Finding Harmony”
by professional Russian dance and stage movement teacher, physical culture coach
Natasha Shiraz:

I do not invent the wheel, discover America or promise magic in one day - I simply share my own experience, my passion and joy!

My aim is to attract attention especially of people who have given up on themselves, leading to a sedentary lifestyle and numerous health issues, and to convince them to get rid of their self-belief “I can not dance” or “It’s too late”, “I have no time” and to prove that anybody, no doubts - ANYBODY can and should dance for it endless and obvious benefits and goals.
I would like to “shake it off” and show how easy, pleasant and most importantly, healthy dance practice can be, which I combine with vast numbers of rehabilitation gymnastic, stretching, energetic and relaxation techniques, games and many more, depend on the age and fitness level of participants as well as their priorities and wishes, so it will be easy to find and select what will be interesting and suitable for you.


based on different dance and movement techniques,
open to all who are young at heart.
Very dense and tense concentrated essentials of
Russian Classic and Modern Jazz,
Vortex gymnastic,
morning Energetic rejuvenating routine,
Regal posture and cat walk,
Self Choreography
Physiological Gestures
and many more…
Simple steps, easy to understand and pleasant to practice.

You can look forward to expert guidance in exploring the limitless possibilities
of body and mind through movement with awareness;
with a take home body-mind balancing routine that is quick and beneficial for people from all walks of life,
absolute beginners and zero experience,
suitable for
housewives and entrepreneurs,
grannies and teens, busy and retired, active and not really…
Best for those who gave up, unconfident and very lazy.
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Open Mic Evening
Sat Feb 15, 2:30 PM
INDIAN YOUTH CLUB
Indian youth club is organizing an event named OPEN MIC EVENING. In this event different types of artists will show their talents.
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Write Club Meetup 223
Sat Feb 15, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 15th February 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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Dastan-e-Tamanna-e-Sarfaroshi
Sat Feb 15, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Feb 16, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space.
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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"WHO ARE THE OTHERS OF INDIA? "
Sun Feb 16, 4:00 PM
Dialogue towards an alternative
DIALOGUE TOWARDS AN ALTERNATIVE

Event tittle - " WHO ARE THE OTHERS OF INDIA? " Let's discuss the rise in segregation, discrimination and hate speech .

16th feb 2020 4pm onwards till 6:30 pm
@lamakaan

Urban naxal, illegal immigrant, anti national, sickular etc are terms that have become our everyday, every house hold staple in recent times. People have openly refused food delivered by a Muslim. A chunk people have applauded Kapil Gujjar ( the one who fired two rounds in Shaheen Bhag) for his statement " Yaha sirf hinduon ki chalegi".
Rambhakt Gopal( the one who fired Shadab at Jamia) is to be felicitated by a right wing organisation.

On jan 5th 2020 JNU students were brutally beaten up ABVP goons and at the same time there people outside the campus gates sloganeering " desh ke gaddaron ko goli maro saalonko", they even stopped ambulances from reaching the victims.

These continous incidents of hate speech and voilent attempts to choke dissenting voices by brandishing them as enemies of the country or "others" only points to the fact how ginormously the segregation, discrimination has risen in multifolds in the short span of time.
While sikhs continous gestures of support, courage and solidarity to the minority communities is heartening and generates hapes, it should also make us question why there is such rise hate and how do we fight it?

So to discuss this let us meet on 16th February 2020 4pm at lamakaan.
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INDIA MY VALENTINE
Sun Feb 16, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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.
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The growth of right wing fascism
Tue Feb 18, 3:00 PM
Shreya Banerjee
Conducted by the young Orators club of secundrabad, this event is going to be a group discussion on 'the growth of right wing fascism'. People of all ages are welcome to join the discussion and participate
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Al maidan (The Square)
Tue Feb 18, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Docu Circle of Hyderabad
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
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Director K.Vishwanath B'day Spcl
Wed Feb 19, 1:30 PM
MOVIEVOLUME.COM
విశ్వ 'నాదం'
సినీ ప్రియులకు, కళాభిమానులకు స్వాగతం
శాస్త్రీయ సంగీతానికి , నాట్య కళా సంస్ర్కృతికి తన సినిమాల్లో సమోన్నత స్థానమిచ్చి.. తెలుగు సాంప్రదాయానికి పట్టాభిషేకం చేసిన అద్వితీయ దర్శకుడు కళా తపస్వి శ్రీ కె.విశ్వనాథ్ గారు. ఈ నెల 19న ఆయన జన్మదినం సందర్భంగా లమాకాన్ వేదిక గా ఆయన సినిమాల్లోని సాహితీ విలువలు కలిగిన పలు గీతాల్ని ప్రదర్శిస్తున్నాం. అనంతరం ఆ పాటల గొప్పతనాన్ని, అందులోని సాహిత్యాన్ని ప్రస్తావిస్తూ చర్చా కార్యక్రమం ఉంటుంది. ఈ సందర్భంగా విశ్వనాథ్ గారి అభిమానులను, సినీ ప్రియుల్ని ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి సవినయంగా ఆహ్వానిస్తున్నాం .
మూవీవాల్యూమ్ .కామ్ ఆధ్వర్యంలో జరగబోవు ఈ కార్యక్రమానికి అందరూ తప్పక విచ్చేయ ప్రార్ధన.
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Bazm e Sukhan
Wed Feb 19, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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Amour Movie Screening
Wed Feb 19, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Octogenarian couple George and Anne's happy life comes to a halt, when Anne suffers from a stroke and George must do everything possible to help her recover.
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Abbey! Em Ledu...
Thu Feb 20, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar
Sutradhar Presents Its first Telugu Play “ABBEY! EM LEDU…” Writer: Sankaramanchi Parthasarathy Director: Vinay Varma.
A loving couple, their “deaf” cook, a colorful boss, two intruders, a lost ring, a Doctor who never turns up… and an adventure with the “forbidden apple”. On a relaxed weekend, a young homemaker loses her expensive ring as she’s leaving for a family function. The husband, as it happens often, suspects the deaf and “ailing” cook – at loggerheads with him all the time - of stealing and promises to find the ring by the time she returns. Enter the boss, planning a rendezvous. Absence of wife at home brings in sneaky opportunities for the husband to explore. As he steps out, two small-time thieves enter for a quick robbery. The Boss now pretends to be the cook in front of the intruders, whom he presumes to be the Doctor and his Compounder, misleading to a mashup of events. What follows next is a comedy of errors, creating more confusion, just as the ring is found…And the wife returns…Who is the thief? Does the wife eventually get her ring back?
Find out all this and much more harmless mischief in Sankaramanchi Parthasarathy’s Telugu One-Act “Abbey! Em Ledu…”, directed by Vinay Varma.
At Lamakaan on 20th and 21st February 2020. 8 pm on both the days. Ticket: Rs. 200/-, available with www.bookmyshow.com
Contact: Swetha @ 9949567427 and Subhra @ 7337420894
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Abbey! Em Ledu...
Fri Feb 21, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar
Sutradhar Presents Its first Telugu Play “ABBEY! EM LEDU…” Writer: Sankaramanchi Parthasarathy Director: Vinay Varma.
A loving couple, their “deaf” cook, a colorful boss, two intruders, a lost ring, a Doctor who never turns up… and an adventure with the “forbidden apple”. On a relaxed weekend, a young homemaker loses her expensive ring as she’s leaving for a family function. The husband, as it happens often, suspects the deaf and “ailing” cook – at loggerheads with him all the time - of stealing and promises to find the ring by the time she returns. Enter the boss, planning a rendezvous. Absence of wife at home brings in sneaky opportunities for the husband to explore. As he steps out, two small-time thieves enter for a quick robbery. The Boss now pretends to be the cook in front of the intruders, whom he presumes to be the Doctor and his Compounder, misleading to a mashup of events. What follows next is a comedy of errors, creating more confusion, just as the ring is found…And the wife returns…Who is the thief? Does the wife eventually get her ring back?
Find out all this and much more harmless mischief in Sankaramanchi Parthasarathy’s Telugu One-Act “Abbey! Em Ledu…”, directed by Vinay Varma.
At Lamakaan on 20th and 21st February 2020. 8 pm on both the days. Ticket: Rs. 200/-, available with www.bookmyshow.com
Contact: Swetha @ 9949567427 and Subhra @ 7337420894
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Children's Art Exhibition
Sat Feb 22, 12:00 PM
Puja Chauhan
Savitribai Phule Drawing Class is a open space for children from marginalised background to learn art.We are located in Masjid Banda, Hyderabad. Twenty children attend our weekend classes on a regular basis. We completed two years. This we like to showcase children's art done during the last one year to a larger audience.
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Write Club Special Meetup
Sat Feb 22, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for Saturday 22nd February 3-6 PM. Apologies for the delay.
Brutally Honest is a special meetup by Write Club Hyderabad. Here, we work on how to review scripts, books, delicacies to a three-person death metal scream fest at Moonshine and art pieces that look the same upside down. We aspire to critique with a pair of magnifying glasses and yank up standards for literature and art over time, here at ‘Brutally Honest’ and if pouring over someone else’s work and letting yourself be either blown over or bogged down gets you riled up, do sign up.
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Esprimiti
Sat Feb 22, 6:00 PM
Bengalis in Hyderabad
Bengalis in Hyderabad is organising a cultural evening providing its members a platform to showcase a range of talents. The evening, commemorating some of the premier literary figures from Bengal, will feature song, dance, skits, recitation and more. Join us as we celebrate the rich tradition of Bengal in our own way and create everlasting memories through lively interactions and networking.

Bengalis in Hyderabad is a young, dynamic, not-for-profit organisation which started its journey in 2006 as an unofficial group on the erstwhile Orkut platform. Today, it's a registered society with upwards of 20K members across social media channels and widely known for its contribution in the field of art, culture, cinema, societal causes and more. Upholding the spirit of Bengal and in relentless pursuit of cultural exchange, BiH has evolved to be one of the premier regional organisations in the twin cities.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Feb 23, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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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LADO easy steps to harmony
Sun Feb 23, 11:00 AM
Natalia Rodionova-Mehta
AGIDIGBA PROJECT
presents
Introductions and promo master class
“LADO,
Eclectic way of Finding Harmony”
by professional Russian dance and stage movement teacher, physical culture coach
Natasha Shiraz:

I do not invent the wheel, discover America or promise magic in one day - I simply share my own experience, my passion and joy!

My aim is to attract attention especially of people who have given up on themselves, leading to a sedentary lifestyle and numerous health issues, and to convince them to get rid of their self-belief “I can not dance” or “It’s too late”, “I have no time” and to prove that anybody, no doubts - ANYBODY can and should dance for it endless and obvious benefits and goals.
I would like to “shake it off” and show how easy, pleasant and most importantly, healthy dance practice can be, which I combine with vast numbers of rehabilitation gymnastic, stretching, energetic and relaxation techniques, games and many more, depend on the age and fitness level of participants as well as their priorities and wishes, so it will be easy to find and select what will be interesting and suitable for you.


based on different dance and movement techniques,
open to all who are young at heart.
Very dense and tense concentrated essentials of
Russian Classic and Modern Jazz,
Vortex gymnastic,
morning Energetic rejuvenating routine,
Regal posture and cat walk,
Self Choreography
Physiological Gestures
and many more…
Simple steps, easy to understand and pleasant to practice.

You can look forward to expert guidance in exploring the limitless possibilities
of body and mind through movement with awareness;
with a take home body-mind balancing routine that is quick and beneficial for people from all walks of life,
absolute beginners and zero experience,
suitable for
housewives and entrepreneurs,
grannies and teens, busy and retired, active and not really…
Best for those who gave up, unconfident and very lazy.
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A STRANGE-r CONNECT
Sun Feb 23, 4:00 PM
Trisha Chatterjee

The toughest part in any conversation or situation is saying “No”. It’s always easy to say a “Yes”, but saying “No” requires strength and courage and when someone says “NO”, then it means “NO”. Period!

Strange-r’s connect presents to you, the very first event of 2020, “’No’ Power, ‘No’ Stories”. A place, where you can come and share your first “No” experience. Whether you said “No” to a friend or to a loved one Or said “No” to your bosses in your workplace, it all matters. Starting from a situation to a person, from a habit to a decision, YOUR No stories count. Telling these stories requires a lot of courage, but again these are the stories which empowers and encourages someone to say these two powerful syllable and avoid ugly circumstances.

So come ahead and share. Inspire your kind and help your peer. Be assured that your story holds the potential to give someone a boost of courage and hope!
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Adda - Notices By UIDAI
Sun Feb 23, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
This session is a discussion on the recent citizenship notices by UIDAI to 127 people in Telangana. We will be discussing the role of UIDAI in NPR and NRC.
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Trends in Southern Cinema
Tue Feb 25, 8:00 PM
Bhavan's College Alumni Association
It has been a roller coaster 21st century for south Indian cinema in the first two decades of the millennium. We media students of Bhavan's College of Communication and Management would present a discussion on the ebbs and tides the four southern film industries have faced. This is proposed to be the first of a series to be held every month which is aimed at being informative and comprehensive. Entry is free for all cinema lovers irrespective of age and gender.
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Bazm e Sukhan
Wed Feb 26, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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Annie Hall Movie Screening
Wed Feb 26, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages.
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Music Club
Thu Feb 27, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Do you want to share and listen to music, talk about it, understand and appreciate it better?Then you can join us Last Thursday's of every month, at 6:30 pm at Lamakaan.
It is an informal group with no restrictions on entry. Drop in on 27th February. This month, Aradhana Karhade, the famous khayal singer will breakdown a Chhota Khayal. Explain the nuances with examples.

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TM POTLE
Thu Feb 27, 8:00 PM
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)
The show is about to begin. The actor is struggling with the absurd dialogues that her director has thrown at her. She is in slipping away in her inner turmoil. How would the director react? Would she succeed in executing her part well or will the show end up being a total fiasco?
Watch the frustrated actor Krishna Soni unleash a tirade of psychotic episodes with multiple emotional shifts in the monologue play - 'TM POTLE - The Missing Pieces of Your Tiny Little Egos'
Warning: Explicit content.
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COUNTERING ONLINE HATE
Fri Feb 28, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
COUNTERING ONLINE HATE

Open Discussion

At lamakaan Feb 28th 6 p.m
Moderated by Ritu Sharma

Ritu has done research on the coverage of Islam in the post ISIS Germany by the newspapet sites She has been doing research on use of social media during the protests in Kashmir. She has been looking at how Social Media has been trying to decoding the role played by social media in fomenting religious hate in the present day world. She would prepare a ground for a brainstorming session in countering the online hate by outlining the scenario and the movements going on across the world to deal with hate online.
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BOBIN LACE Workshop
Sat Feb 29, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Dear craft lovers, Thank you all for your whole hearted support for our Programme named LEELA Ten Months Ten Crafts in collaboration with Lamakaan. The Forth in the series of work shops is on BOBIN LACE Workshop scheduled for 29th Fen and 1st March 2020 at LAMAKAAN.
Fee 800/-
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Anhad-Documentary Theatre Worksh
Sat Feb 29, 11:00 AM
Yamini Krishna
This workshop discusses the current political moment using some historical and contemporary texts and aims at producing the tale of our times in our own voices. It aims to end with a theatre presentation.
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ChangeChitra Film Festival - Documentary films for activism
Sat Feb 29, 2:00 PM
Video Volunteers
ChangeChitra is a yearlong mentoring program in which 60 young novice filmmakers produced 16 high-quality documentary films on social issues. Participants in this immersive program were provided professional equipment and learned filmmaking and editing techniques at three residential workshops of six days each and worked in teams to research, ideate and produce compelling short documentaries, that explored India’s myriad challenges and successes from new angles and revealed untold stories.
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Feb 29, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 29th February 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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A Meeting of small publishers
Sat Feb 29, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
A meeting of small publishers working in Telugu is to be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Lamakaan from 3-5 pm. It is likely that the meeting will discuss the issues of change in reading habits of Telugu-speaking people, the future of Telugu literature, the travails of small publishers publishing in Telugu, the issues of publicity, distribution and marketing and the quality of editing, translations and original works.

The meeting is open to all.
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Urdu Zamaney key ICU mey
Sat Feb 29, 7:30 PM
Darpan theatre
Play : “Urdu Zamaney key ICU mey”
Written by: Nayeem Javed
Directed by: Ali Faisal

The content of the play deals with the subject of Urdu and its social relevance. Few characters are symbolic like “Ghazal” appears and introduce her contribution. Another Character “Bharat Mata” concludes that Urdu is my child, born and brought up in India. A clear message of national integration. Similarly, a film maker, Rap song lover add humor. One negative roles who take money from govt but never support language-cause. One humor spicing politician share lot of humor. One “ZabaN Dost” takes lead and suggest that every language should flourish with Urdu.
It’s based on humor, satire and literary dialogues.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Mar 1, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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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BOBIN LACE Workshop
Sun Mar 1, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Dear craft lovers, Thank you all for your whole hearted support for our Programme named LEELA Ten Months Ten Crafts in collaboration with Lamakaan. The Forth in the series of work shops is on BOBIN LACE Workshop scheduled for 29th Fen and 1st March 2020 at LAMAKAAN.
Fee 800/-
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Self-publishing & Zine Making
Tue Mar 3, 5:00 PM
Riya Behl, Devashree Somani
Wait, what is a zine?
Zines are a DIY form of self-publishing that we hope to explore further with you this Tuesday!

Who are we?
Devashree Somani and Riya Behl are recent graduates of Ashoka University, currently engaging in the development sector. We will be speaking Hindi and English during this workshop.

What will we be doing?
As young people, who are on the journey of finding our voices in a country struggling to uphold the values of a democracy, we would like to democratize the process of making art with you. The focus of this workshop will be 'Hope in struggle'. We will go over the history and technique of making zines following which, participants will start working on individual zines.

At the end of the workshop, we will make photocopies for each other to swap - in original zine-style that removed money from the exchange of ideas - and hopefully, keep sharing through this form.

Participants are required to:
- Think of a concept or narrative for the Zine
- Carry A3/A4 paper(s) that will be your canvas. We encourage re-using paper, so it could be any old paper with one side blank. Please remember to bring photographs, news clippings, anything you might want in your Zine.
- Carry any other stationery like scissors, glue, stickers etc., that you wish to use.
- If you have made zines before or have them at home, bring them along too. It will confirm for first-timers that what you can include in a zine is only limited by your imagination!
- Carry yourselves, and on time!

See you soon!

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Adda- Women in Today's politics
Tue Mar 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Women is Today's Politics and people's movements.
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Bazm e Sukhan
Wed Mar 4, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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A Pragya Evening in Hyderabad
Wed Mar 4, 5:00 PM
PRAGYA CULTURAL CENTRE NGO
Proving comprehensive knowledge on Theatre, Recitation, Music, Drama, Mime, Puppet, etc. to the people who have cultural inhabitationnor economically backward to dicover their talent. To maintain a vocational training course for women, youth under self help group for physically, mentally and financially challenged children. To provide therapeutic services to assist parents and mentally challenged individuals. To organise awarenes programmes on healthy and social evils and bad customs. To prepare good cultural performance and to research work.
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Adaptation Movie Screening
Wed Mar 4, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Kaufman, a screen writer, struggles to adapt Orlean's book about Laroche, who clones rare orchids and sells them to collectors. Their lives get intertwined with unpredictable results.
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Kisi Aur Ka Sapna
Thu Mar 5, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar
SUTRADHAR
Presents
‘KISI AUR KA SAPNA’
Written by Dr. Nand Kishore Acharya
Directed by Shahrukh Surani
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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In the Memory of a Pir
Fri Mar 6, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
In the Memory of a Pir - A Talk by
Yogesh Snehi, Ambedkar University Delhi

This presentation attempts to foreground the process of recovery of a Sufi shrine Manakpur Sharif that was left desolate for almost a year after the Partition of Punjab in 1947. Unlike other places in Punjab, the process of recovery of this shrine was gradual. One of the reasons was absence of any extant links that could help it recover completely. Predominantly a village of Muslims, its inhabitants left for Pakistan in 1947, leaving behind no trace of the tradition. Only link to the past were the Harijans of the village or Muslims from the neighbouring areas like Majri and Ropar.

In 1948, a District Muslim Welfare and Roza Committee was formed to rekindle Urs celebrations. These efforts were interrupted with the formation of Wakf Board in 1962 which took over control over the shrine and its large endowed estate. One of important defining moment to rekindle Manakpur Sharif’s past was the visit of gaddi nishin of Shah Khamosh of Hyderabad to Manakpur. Shah Khamosh was a direct disciple (murid) of Hafiz Musa. However, during the period of Sikh militancy, the shrine was again left desolate. It is only after militancy weakened that urs, qawwali and kushti become, yet again, vital components of shrine practices. Urs celebrations are now fairly large and attract gaddi shins and khakis from Kaliyar Sharif (Roorkee), Ajmer Sharif and Hyderabad.

About Yogesh Snehi:

Yogesh Snehi teaches history at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, India.
Previously, he was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla (2013–15).
Snehi’s major teaching and research interests focus on Punjab and debates on popular religion
and its practice. Through a Tasveer Ghar fellowship (2010-11), he created a digital repository of
images for the ‘heidICON’ image and multimedia database of Heidelberg University. This
repository has more than five hundred images ranging from postcard-size and pocket-size
prints, CD-DVD and book covers, posters, large flex-banners, Photoshop collage, digital
photographs, etc. are in circulation at Sufi shrines in contemporary Punjab
(https://heidicon.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/collection/f3a009c6-a08c-4ced-accd-bc0a87b26561).

Snehi’s recently published monograph Spatializing Popular Sufi Shrines in Punjab: Dreams,
Memories, Territoriality (2019, London & New Delhi: Routledge) uses this and other audio-
visual collections to situate saint veneration practices in the partitioned (Indian) Punjab. This
audio-visual collection captures the form and content of worship, rituals and practices at Sufi
saint shrines which present an enchanted world of non-Muslim veneration of Sufi saint in
contemporary east Punjab.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Mandela- Screening & Dialogue
Sat Mar 7, 12:00 PM
Global Ambassadors for Peace through Tourism
The event will feature a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom followed by an open floor dialogue on Mandela's legacy and his lasting impact. The hosting organization, Global Ambassadors for Peace through Tourism (GAPT) is an organization that strives to initiate conversations about Peace, Conflict, and leaders who have revolutionized the world. The organization's goal is to initiate a large scale peace movement with the use of grass roots efforts.
On the same note, this movie screening is intended for a dialogue that bridges movements of racial discrimination in the past to the present.
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Mar 7, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for Saturday: 7th March 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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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Mar 7, 4:30 PM
Krishan shetty
K-Circle is India's oldest quiz club, and is based in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Every weekend, it facilitates lively, engaging and informally informative quiz sessions that anybody is welcome to attend.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Mar 8, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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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workplace-Gender Inequalities
Sun Mar 8, 5:00 PM
Dialogue towards an alternative
The UN theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.

Women’s participation in India’s workforce stands at under 28%. According to the Global Gender Gap report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2017, which ranks countries on parameters of gender equality in health, education, economics, and politics India ranked 108 out of 144 countries.


Right from childhood, women are trained to put the needs of their family ahead of themselves. In early days of the job, women have to contend with parental pressure to not travel, to not stay out late, to not pick plum postings in cities too far from their hometowns.

One of the biggest reasons why women occupy fewer leadership positions is the lack of support after marriage, both professionally and domestically.

The type of work women are entrusted with, coupled with the conditions under which they work and the opportunities they get to advance, differ widely from what men are offered at a workplaces. From women being overlooked for certain jobs on account of their gender to being offered inequitable wages and development paths, gender disparity presents itself in several ways.

In unorganized sector like daily wage workers, women are given lesser pay than male workers though the work time and effort remains the same.

Gender discrimination in the workplace include women experiencing sexual harassment, job insecurity and low pay compared with male counterparts.
Most of the complaints go unreported due to fear of losing jobs.

Though according to Vishaka case guidelines , committees against sexual harrassment at work place are mandated to be formed at every work place, most of the establishments either do not have them or they exist only on paper.

On the occassion of International Women's Day , let's talk about Women and Workplace discrimination and inequalities.
Date: 8th March 2020
Place: Lamakaan , 5pm

 
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All about Corona Virus
Tue Mar 10, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
All about Corona Virus A Talk by Dr Ramana Dhara

The world is concerned about Corona Virus. It has literally affected national and international transaction and mobility of people from one place to another.

There is a widespread fear related to the virus. Every day a new number of cases are reported in many countries.

What is Coronavirus infection and how can I prevent it?

This talk will be on the origin of the virus, global spread and current status in India and Telangana. The will focus on methods of transmission, prevention methods, the role of masks, hand hygiene, and treatment of the condition.

About Dr Ramana Dhara:
Dr V. Ramana Dhara
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health


He is an occupational/environmental medicine physician board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.


As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, he has designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. His work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. His international experience includes the evaluation of hazardous industries in India. His work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents.



In clinical practice, he has many years of experience in the area of workmen's’ compensation and non-surgical orthopaedics. In 2005, he served as physician to the CNN news team covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and in 2018 worked on a medical mission with the Migrant Caravan consisting of refugees from Central America. He's the former Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Resistance: Music as Politics
Wed Mar 11, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Resistance: Music as Politics

Sumangala will present, through music, some examples of how music has been used to articulate resistance to the existing social and political order in different parts of the country from the 1940s to the present. Attempt is to point towards the aestheic as well as the political-social dimensions of the music of resistance in our country and also situate it in terms the influences that have been pivotal in the emergence of the music.

She teaches Developmental Studies and Popular Music Studies at Ambedkar University.
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Himmat Mai
Thu Mar 12, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Himmat Mai, is the Hindi adaptation by the poet, journalist and translator Neelabh of the original play ‘Mother Courage and her children’ written by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). Witnessing the turbulent time of the fascist rule under Hitler in his home country and hounded by the Nazis for his anti-war stand, all his plays are highly political in nature, but is conveyed with sardonic humor and poeticism. Here in this play, we witness the character of Himmat Mai, a canteen wagon woman, who lives off selling goods to army men of both the warring parties. She is an embodiment of contradictions, frequently switching the roles from exploiter to the exploited and vice versa. The long treacherous war spanning over a period of thirty years and her innate need to survive, have sharpened her business strategy and has made her shrewd and manipulative. In spite of her best efforts to save her three children, one by one, she loses all of them to war. However she moves on, returning to her canteen wagon, the only hope she has. It’s her whole world, it’s her very existence. Deriving strength from this sense of belonging, soon she is back to her routine business of selling goods, as usual, to the passing regiment, caring little about in which part of the war zone she is and whom she is selling her goods
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Sachin ka Urdu Safar
Fri Mar 13, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Sachin ka Urdu Safar

Sachin Pilgaonker, the acclaimed actor, director talks about his love and life with Urdu. In conversation with Elahe Hiptoola.
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Javed Jaffery – Laughter & Azadi
Fri Mar 13, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Javed Jaffery – Laughter and Azadi

Javed Jaffery the Actor, the Comedian, the activist in conversation with Amirullah Khan over a wide range of topics from his personal journey to laughter in the dark times.