The event will start at 5 pm, IST on Friday 7th August, 2020. You can watch it live stream here.
To chat and talk with the speaker and participants go to https://meet.google.com/vyy-qjmq-gfi
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.
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.
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.
The meeting is open to all.
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.
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!
‘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.
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
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!
On the same note, this movie screening is intended for a dialogue that bridges movements of racial discrimination in the past to the present.
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
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!!!
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.
Sachin ka Urdu Safar
Sachin Pilgaonker, the acclaimed actor, director talks about his love and life with Urdu. In conversation with Elahe Hiptoola.
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.
Morning Raags with Aradhana Karhade, the well known Hyderabadi Khayal singer. Rahul Deshpande on the harmonium and Vivek Kayal on the tabla.
by J.V. Pawar
Telugu translation : Dalit Panthers charitra
The Dalit Panthers movement was one that shook India in the seventies. It inspired Dalits, the Left and youth due to its imaginative choice and methods of protest and broad range of activity.
JV Pawar in conversation with Bezwada Wilson.
JV Pawar was a co-founder of the Dalit Panthers movement along with Raja Dhale and Namdev Dhasal. As general secretary of the group he maintained all the correspondence and documentation. In addition, he had access to the government of Maharashtra archives, including both police as well as intelligence reports on the Panthers during its short existence. Pawar is both a novelist (author of Balidaan) and a poet and this book, apart from being a history of the movement, discusses its weaknesses. There are many valuable lessons for all Bahujan and Left activists.
Bezwada Wilson is a rights activist and speaker and has worked consistently on the issues of manual scavenging.
Kuch Sach Kuch Mubaalghaah – Irshad Panjatan
Irshad Panjatan the Internationally acclaimed mime, actor takes us on a funny, rollicking ride through a century of life in Hyderabad