Sadhana Interfaith and Fascism is still resistible !!

  1. Sadhana Interfaith
Discussion
1.0 hrs

June 27, 2019 6:00 pm Thursday

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SADHANA CAFE

Sapthagiri“Giri” Iyengar will give a presentation about the work of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus to mobilize Hindu Americans to connect their faith to social justice values, engage in community seva, and speak out against all injustice, bigotry and violence. Giri will then facilitate a discussion and brainstorming about how to create a platform like Sadhana in India, and what it’s priorities and activities might be.Giri is from Mysore, and is a Masters in Social Work student at Hunter College, New York. Giri has been an active member of Sadhana, particularly in the “sanctuary” movement for immigrants’ rights.ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Organizer

Lamakaan
Fascism is still resistible !!
Discussion
2.0 hrs

June 27, 2019 7:30 pm Thursday

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The hopes of defeating fascism through electoral maneuvering have been dashed; the fascist juggernaut continues to roll on spilling ever more blood and rupturing the social fabric of the country. There is a sense of hopelessness and dismay among the Left and progressive circles in the wake of the return of Narendra Modi led NDA government at the helm. The setback has sent such a fiery shock wave that many have started blaming the masses while some are putting the entire blame on the EVM scam. Those who blame the masses for such a sorry state of affairs can only be asked to follow Brecht’s advice to dissolve the electorates and choose a new one. As regards the EVM scam, while it could have been responsible for the increase in the margin of victory, it alone cannot explain this second coming of Modi government. The question arises: is fascism still resistible? On the face of it, the fascist rise in India looks invincible. But if we keep our faith in science and history intact even in this testing time, we would know that in order to cure a disease, it is very important to diagnose it properly. The strategy of defeating fascism through electoral means was based on the understanding that fascism comes into existence when a fascist party like BJP comes to power and gets defeated if it goes out of power. This understanding was fundamentally flawed in the first place because it failed to take account the reactionary social movement behind the rise of fascism and no wonder the strategy has backfired. If we really want to resist fascism at this dark hour in the history of our country, it is of utmost importance that we seek answer to the following questions: what lies at the root of fascism? What are the factors that are responsible for the rise of fascism in any society? What is the similarity and dissimilarity between the fascist rise of the decade of 1930s and the current fascist rise? What should be the correct strategy of resisting fascism and smashing it?

The speaker, Anand Singh, will try to answer these questions and will also provide the contours of the new round of struggle that needs to be waged to smash fascism from both long term and short term perspectives.

Organizer
IN DEFENSE OF REASON

Sadhana Interfaith

Sadhana Interfaith
Discussion
1.0 hrs

June 27, 2019 6:00 pm Thursday

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SADHANA CAFE

Sapthagiri “Giri” Iyengar will give a presentation about the work of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus to mobilize Hindu Americans to connect their faith to social justice values, engage in community seva, and speak out against all injustice, bigotry and violence. Giri will then facilitate a discussion and brainstorming about how to create a platform like Sadhana in India, and what it’s priorities and activities might be.

Giri is from Mysore, and is a Masters in Social Work student at Hunter College, New York. Giri has been an active member of Sadhana, particularly in the “sanctuary” movement for immigrants’ rights.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Organizer
Lamakaan

World Music Day Celebrations

 

  1. World Music Day Celebrations
Music
2.0 hrs

June 23, 2019 7:00 pm Sunday

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As part of World Music Day being celebrated in Hyderabad at various venues/places, Lamakaan invites one and all to this year’s WMD celebrations.

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.

Ashrita DSouza and troupe will be performing Western Music Genres (Classical, Jazz, Broadway and Show tunes) on Singing, Piano and Guitar. We are a part of ‘Strings &Tunes’, an institute which nurtures and educates young musicians to develop their musicality in a worldwide spectrum.

About the Performing Artistes: Ashrita D’souza – A Music Educator and artist will perform along with her students. Kids Choir – Medhini, Angela, Riya, Simar, Yazhini Khyathi Khsiteissh Joanna Akhil Siddharth Sanjeev Ashrita

ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL.

Organizer
Lamakaan

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

SAARI RAAT & BAKASURA

SAARI RAAT & BAKASURA
Play
2.0 hrs

June 22, 2019 7:30 pm Saturday

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Samahaara Workshop Productions

presents

A Double Bill of Badal Sircar’s “SAARI RAAT” (Hindi) & N. Taraka Ramarao’s “BAKASURA” (Telugu)

Performed by the participants of the Samahaara Production Oriented Theatre Workshop (April – June 2019)

Directed by Nagaraju Pejjai

SAARI RAAT Who are you? Only the face you show this world, or something more? What lies in the deepest depths of your desires? Samahaara Workshop Productions presents a play based on Badal Sircar’s SAARI RAAT, a psychological drama that revolves around 3 characters: a young couple and an old man, stuck to spend the night together. It talks about the possibilities we are afraid of considering and the lives we deny ourselves through the story of a woman trapped in a given world symbolized by her marriage to a man who will not see her for what she really is.

BAKASURA An unfit and unworthy King rules a kingdom with the help of his cunning and selfish minister. An evil called ‘Bakasura’ attacks the people in the kingdom. The King and his council of ministers are clueless as to how to handle Bakasura. Who will solve this problem ? Who will save the poor villagers?

Organizer
Samahaara

www.samahaara.org

Ennio Morricone Month – Movie 2

  1. Ennio Morricone Month – Movie 2
    Movies
    3.0 hrs

    June 19, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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    The Untouchables (1987)

    During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him. Director: Brian De Palma Writers: Oscar Fraley (suggested by book), Eliot Ness (suggested by book)

    Movie Screening – @7PM Post Screening discussion – 15 mins

    Organizer
    Cinephiles Film Club

    Cinephiles Film Club

SaiNe Nrityalaya

 

SaiNe Nrityalaya
Dance
1.5 hrs

June 16, 2019 6:00 pm Sunday

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Takita Takita Takita Taam Takita Takita Takita Taam…. Story time, its story time….. SaiNe Nrityalaya presents Story telling through Dance (Bharatanatyam) Narrating stories and keeping the aesthetics of the dance form Bharatanatyam grounded to imbibe in each person the love and value towards the art form through the innovative way of story telling.

Organizer
Neha Singh

Neha Singh is a Hyderabad based Bharatanatyam artist. She has received her training in Bharatanatyam under the tutelage of Guru Shri V.S.Ramamoorthy and Guru Smt. Manjula Ramaswamy at Sri Rama Nataka Niketan. Other than the Master degree in Business Administration, Neha holds a Master degree in Bharatanatyam from the University of Hyderabad under the guidance of Guru Shri Pasumarthy Ramalinga Sastry. Neha is the founder of the dance institute SaiNe Nrityalaya-Secunderabad, where she imparts the knowledge of Bharatanatyam to the younger generation.

Remebering Girish Karnad

Remebering Girish Karnad
Movies
3.0 hrs

June 14, 2019 7:00 pm Friday

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Girish Karnad, one of the versatile artistes of our times left this mortal world on 10th June 2019 after battling with illness for some time.

As a tribute to the doyen of cinema and theatre, Lamakaan is holding a remembrance meet and followed by the screening of ‘Nishant (1975).”

Mr. Sajid Mehmood, a film enthusiast will talk about Karnad’s art and contributions to the creative world and also introduce the film.

About Girish Karnad: Girish Raghunath Karnad (19 May 1938 – 10 June 2019 was an Indian actor, film director, Kannada writer, playwright and a Rhodes Scholar, who predominantly worked in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. His rise as a playwright in the 1960s, marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He was a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India.

For four decades Karnad composed plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. He translated his plays into English and received acclaim. His plays have been translated into some Indian languages and directed by directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B. V. Karanth, Alyque Padamsee, Prasanna, Arvind Gaur, Satyadev Dubey, Vijaya Mehta, Shyamanand Jalan, Amal Allana and Zafer Mohiuddin. He was active in the world of Indian cinema working as an actor, director and screenwriter, in Hindi and Kannada cinema, and has earned awards. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards, of which three are Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada and the fourth a Filmfare Best Screenplay Award. His famous novel is “Yayathi”. He was a presenter for a weekly science magazine programme called “Turning Point” that aired on Doordarshan in 1991.

After suffering from poor health, he was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru, India, and ultimately died 10 June 2019

About Nishant film: Nishant (English: Night’s End) is a 1975 Hindi drama film directed by Shyam Benegal, based on an original screenplay by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, with dialogues by Satyadev Dubey.

The film features an ensemble of parallel cinema actors including Girish Karnad, Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag and Sadhu Meher with Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah (In his film debut). This film focuses on the power of the rural elite and the sexual exploitation of women, during the time of feudalism in India.

Duration: 143 Minutes

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

Organizer
Lamakaan

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

Ennio Morricone Month – Movie 1

Ennio Morricone Month – Movie 1
Movies
3.0 hrs

June 12, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Ennio Morricone Month – Cinema Paradiso

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.

Movie Starts @7PM Post Screening Discussion – 15 mins

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club

Casteism InstitutionalizedMurder

Casteism InstitutionalizedMurder
Discussion
2.5 hrs

June 09, 2019 4:30 pm Sunday

Let’s Discuss “Casteism – Institutionalised Murders”

The suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi from Maharashtra has sparked the discussion of ” caste discrimination” all over the nation. This incident particularly shows how a bold, brave girl can be broken through casteism. The three senior female doctors who harrased her don’t even acknoeledge their mistake or recognise their caste privilege. More recently a guy named Bakki Srinivas was beaten to death for eating a fallen mango from the mango plantagion of a savarna landlord. In Alwar, Rajasthan a heterosexual bahujan couple were stripped naked and girls were gang raped by a mob of sarvarna men. Many such incidents of caste-based harassment have been surfacing from time to time. All these incidents are proof that even after 70 years of criminalising caste discrimination the urban and rural India suffers from everyday casteism which leads to institutionalised murders of people like Payal, Rohith Vemula etc., Rohit vemula student of UOH who committed suicide wrote ” The value of a man was reduced to his immediate identity and nearest possibility. To a vote, to a number to a thing. Never was a man treated as a mind” in his letter. His death marked the uprising of a movement that asked for “ROHIT ACT” which would strain the present SC, ST atrocities act / POA ACT. Instead, the present savarna dominant Hindutva government has been trying to dilute the POA ACT.

At this juncture, it’s important that all of us understand the effects and forms of casteism in these contemporary times and find ways to END CASTEISM.

Ambekar said ” Educate- Agitate- Organise” Therefore let us all discuss and educate ourselves casteism, it’s effects and the way ahead to end casteism.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

World Environment Day

World Environment Day
Movies
1.0 hrs

June 05, 2019 7:30 pm Wednesday

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the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day.

Organizer
Society for the Research and Environmental Education

our organisation is non profit organisation working with aim of protect our mother nature and ecosystem. We inspire and guide the people to create a society that live in harmony with nature. we did some programs in lamakaan previously.