Climate Samvad Greenpeace India
May 03, 2019 7:30 pm Friday
Greenpeace India invites you to be part of Climate Samvad, an initiative to address the issue of climate change, and how YOU can play a crucial role in mitigating it
Climate Change Impacts are already worsening. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) landmark report SR15 warns we have only 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.
CLIMATE SAMVAD or Climate Dialogue are series of 11 public events being organized by Greenpeace India across the country.
Come, be the part of Climate Samvad and understand from the speakers the gravity of the issue. Your importance and role in this movement. Beyond dialogue, it is a step towards a sustainable future. It is step towards #ClimateActionNow Check our website, www.greenpeaceindia.org for more details
Siyasi Muslims – Book Release
May 02, 2019 5:00 pm Muslims Thursday.
Siyasi A Story of Political Islams in India Overview :- How do we make sense of the Muslims of India? Do they form a political community? Does the imagined conflict between Islam and modernity affect the Muslims’ political behaviour in this country? Are Muslim religious institutions-mosques and madrasas-directly involved in politics? Do they instruct the community to vote strategically in all elections? What are ‘Muslim issues’? Is it only about triple talaq? Are Muslims truly nationalists? Or do they continue to remain just an ‘other’ in India? While these questions intrigue us, we seldom debate to find pragmatic answers to these queries. Examining the everydayness of Muslims in contemporary India, Hilal Ahmed offers an evocative story of politics and Islam in India, which goes beyond the given narratives of Muslim victimhood and Islamic separation.
Hilal Ahmed is Associate Professor and works on political Islam, Muslim modernities/ representation, and politics of symbols in South Asia. His book Muslim Political Discourse in Postcolonial India: Monuments, Memory, Contestation (Routledge 2014), looks at these thematic concerns to make sense of the nature of contemporary Muslim political discourse.
Hilal Ahmed’s SIYASI MUSLIMS by Penguin will be released by
A K Khan, Advisor to Government of Telangana
Moderator: Mir Ayoob Ali Khan .
All are welcome!!
Qutb Shahi Tombs Restoration
April 26, 2019 7:30 pm Friday
Qutb Shahi Tombs: Heritage Restoration by Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Heritage restoration is often a topic of heartbreak in Hyderabad. However, if there has been any visible change on that front, it is at the Qutb Shahi tombs, the royal necropolis where the Golconda kings and founders of Hyderabad were laid to rest. The ongoing work in the complex has been a much-needed respite from the usual apathy that Hyderabadis witness with regard to the city’s heritage.
Undertaken by the Telangana department of Archaeology and Museums and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) some years ago, the work at the Qutb Shahi tombs has brought about visible (and much needed) change and stability to the heritage monuments, some of which were in a precarious situation. Using archival imagines and artisans who were specifically brought to Hyderabad for this work, the structures have been revived by expert conservation architects. So how did they undertake this monumental task?
To understand that, and to throw light on the extensive work that has been taken up, we bring to you talk by the very person in charge of it all – Ratish Nanda, the CEO of the AKTC. Nanda, who has been with the AKTC for two decades, is also the man behind the restoration of (Mughal emperor) Babur’s tomb in Afghanistan. The AKTC has also taken up other major restoration works in the country like the Humayun’s tomb and the Sunder nursery in New Delhi.
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Who’s singing over there?
April 17, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday
Who’s singing over there?
Synopsis: n 1941 Yugoslavia, smooth young singer Pevac (Dragan Nikolic) joins a group of disparate and colorful characters on a bus destined for the capital, Belgrade. Among them is a grouchy World War I veteran, a Germanophile, a strange huntsman armed with a rifle, an athletic hypochondriac and a pair of gypsy musicians.
Unemployment: The Missing Data
April 07, 2019 7:30 pm Sunday
The promise of providing (to the youth especially) two crore jobs by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has now become a thorn in its flesh. And data pertaining to the unemployment rate was never published. While the Centre and BJP functionaries have made various claims of providing jobs, one man’s resignation in protest over the alleged withholding of the real statistics caused a furor earlier in January.
P.C. Mohanan would have been just another name on a long list of government officials, but the then acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission (NCS) took the decision to resign, later the unemployment data was leaked and published by a newspaper. It showed that at 6.1%, unemployment was at its highest in the last 45 years. To understand what exactly the Centre was not wanting to publish, and why Mr. Mohanan decided to resign, come join us for a talk and a Q&A session with the man himself at Lamakaan on Sunday, 7 April, at 730 pm. The former acting chairman of the NSC will explain the wider issues behind his resignation, and the employment data generation process in India and what the report would have meant for public discourse and why official data should be a public good.
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