The soil story.. Mitti Ki Zubani
December 07, 2019 7:30 pm Saturday
The soil story.. Mitti ki kahani mitti ki zabani.
Soil is considered a mineral matter and as a substratum to grow crops… This lecture throws light on the soil as a living organism and the ways and means to restore soil health through appropriate manures, sprays, seeds, pest repellents and growth promoters.
Sultan Ahmed Ismail is an Indian soil biologist and ecologist. One of the pioneers of earthworm research in India
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Making Our Cities Safe For Women
December 06, 2019 7:00 pm Friday
Making Our Cities Safe For Women: What’s going Wrong?
7:00 pm, Lamakaan on Friday, 6th December
The rape and murder of a 26 year old,now renamed Disha, has stirred the conscience of the nation. For us as Hyderabadis it is more painful as this dehumanising crime was committed in our city. To take a holistic view of how such crimes can be prevented we are organizing a discussion at Lamakaan at 7 pm on Friday November 6. Please come in large numbers to lend your support to the effort.
The panel will be moderated by Kingshuk Nag, (Author and Journalist). The participants include Rema Rajeshwari (Police Chief, Mahboobnagar), Seeta Murthy (Director at Silver Oak Schools), Ishaani Sharma (Entreprenuer and Founder at Grarri), Kalpana Kannabiran (Sociologist and Lawyer).
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Movie Analysis by Dr. Mrinalini
November 30, 2019 4:00 pm Saturday
Art and literature can be seen as extensions of the human mind. Very often they can reveal what lies within, sometimes visibly, and, sometimes, not quite so visibly. The movie club is (we hope) a fun way of looking deeper into the emotions, perceptions and thoughts that weave human relationships together or tear them apart. A movie may be treated as a true story or, alternatively, can be used as a tool to try and figure out what went on in the directors head when the movie was made. Either way, it’s a different way of understanding human behavior and relationships. In the end, by looking deeper into another’s story, we hope, perchance, to understand ourselves better.
Viva Cuba movie screening
November 27, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday
In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace.
Premiere: RV Ramani’s Film 2
November 24, 2019 7:00 pm Sunday
Santhal family to mill re-call A film by RV Ramani 112 Minutes, 2017, English Subtitles
Synopsis: Ramkinkar Baij (1904-84) experimented with a wide range of formal approaches to evolve his practice in sculpture and painting. He was a teacher in Santiniketan. He was also a theatre practitioner who directed plays and created sets. Among his many great works, Santhal Family; and Mill Call;, sculptures using concrete as material, are considered landmarks of modern Indian art. Vivan Sundaram a contemporary artist, in collaboration with theater practitioners, writers and artists, conceives the project 409 RAMKINKARS, a re-take on the life and works of Ramkinkar Baij. Many of the sculptures and paintings made by Ramkinkar Baij are re-created in diverse materials by Vivan Sundaram with a team of artists and students. Theatre directors Anuradha Kapur, Santanu Bose, Aditee Biswas and Deepan Sivaraman, with 30 professional actors, associates and technicians, conceptualize a promenade theatre. The script is by Belinder Dhanoa.
Awards: Best Long Documentary at Mumbai International Documentary Film festival (MIFF 2018)
About the filmmaker: R.V. Ramani, is a Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, based in Chennai and in Delhi. With more than 25 Independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of his own, making impressionistic personal documentaries. He is an alumnus from FTII, Pune and a teacher, conducting regular workshops at many Institutions. His films and Retrospectives have been screened in many International Film Festivals and in other platforms. Oh that’s Bhanu is his recent film.
For more details checkout www.ramanifilms.com