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Kabaddi: The Game of Partition
Fri Aug 23, 8:00 PM
The Cutting Chai Company
Kabaddi, the Game of Partition is a period drama of the bloodiest time in Indian history. This play is a testament of the mass that was made to participate in one of the biggest political gambles ever. Sure; nations were divided, treaties were signed, tanks were loaded, and armies were deported. But what the people went through, is what has carried the legacy due. We have all read enough about Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, the commission, India and Pakistan; it is now time to relieve the madness as citizens of the country. The essence of the play thrives on just one question, did the independence really set us free?
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Write Club Saturday General #215
Sat Aug 24, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
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 Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Remembering Khayyam, Music Dir
Sat Aug 24, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Khayyam, one of the doyens of Indian Music especially the Indian Film Music left this mortal world on 19th August 2019 leaving us in sorrow and grief. While his music created waves his simple personality was loved by all the filmdom people. Khayyam has left his treasure of music for the current and future generations to relish.

Lamakaan invites all to an evening of Remembering Khayyam and his rich legacy and contribution to the Indian Music followed by a screening of Umrao Jaan (1981).

Pre and post-screening discussion shall happen. The discussion is moderated by Chaya Mohan Babu, Publisher and an ardent fan of Khayyam's music and Indian Film Music in general.

About Khayyam: Mohammed Zahur "Khayyam" Hashmi, better known as Khayyam (18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019), was an Indian music director and background score composer whose career spanned six decades (1948–2007).

He won three Filmfare Awards for Best Music in 1977 for Kabhi Kabhie and 1982 for Umrao Jaan, and a lifetime achievement award in 2010. He was awarded the 2007 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Theatre. He was awarded the third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for 2011.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Aug 25, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
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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Queer Up! - Gender: In Progress
Sun Aug 25, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
How do you know what your gender is? How do you know what someone else's gender is? What markers of gender (clothing, mannerisms, body type etc.) make someone's gender "evident"? From the time that our biological sex is mistaken for our gender identity, we are told what our gender is. We are never asked. We rarely even ask ourselves. What is your gender and what does it mean to you? 
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Film - Judgement at Nuremberg
Sun Aug 25, 6:00 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
MOVIE SCREENING BY HYDERABAD CINEPHILES "JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG"

DESCRIPTION - After the end of World War II, the world gradually became aware of the full extent of the war crimes perpetrated by the Third Reich. In 1948, a series of trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany, by an international tribunal, headed by American legal and military officials, with the intent of bringing to justice those guilty of crimes against humanity. However, by that time most of the major figures of the Nazi regime were either dead or long missing, and in the resulting legal proceedings American judges often found themselves confronting the question of how much responsibility someone held who had "just followed orders." Judgment at Nuremberg is a dramatized version of the proceedings at one of these trials, in which Judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy) is overseeing the trials of four German judges -- most notably Dr. Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and Emil Hahn (Werner Klemperer) -- accused of knowingly sentencing innocent men to death in collusion with the Nazis. DATE AND TIME- 25th AUGUST @ 18:00 HRS VENUE - LAMAKAAN , BANJARA HILLS, HYDERABAD
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SAPACC Event on Climate Change
Tue Aug 27, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & SAPACC
SAPACC and Lamakaan are organizing a Panel Discussion on

What Hyderabadis can do at a local level to tackle Climate Crisis


on: 7 pm, Tuesday, 27 August

at: LaMakaan, Off Road 1, Near GVK Mall, Banjara Hills. Hyderabad 50003

Location on googlemaps: https://www.google.com/maps/! 1s0x0:0x93eb3b59aaa17977!8m2!


Panel: Dhiraj C. kaveri/Abhinandan Malhotra, Subhash Reddy, Anant Maringanti, Rambabu Intipanta/Ramanjaneyulu, GV, Dr. Sai Bhaskar N. Reddy & Sreekumar N

Chair: T Vijayendra


Introduction:Climate change is here! Like most mega cities on our planet Hyderabad also contributes to Global warming in a significant ways, which as we all know is a principal cause of climate crisis. As a result, on one hand, it has become unsustainable in many ways, on the other, it is also our responsibility to do something about it. We will take up air (bicycles and cars), rainwater harvesting, waste management, kitchen gardens and energy as topics. The panelists will give a brief introduction to what can be done and more importantly answer the crucial question why it has not been done so far!

Keep the climate, change the economy - A Panel Discussion

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Sci-Fi Month - Gattaca (1997)
Wed Aug 28, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
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Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad
Thu Aug 29, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad

Expelled from Myanmar after a military genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, many thousands of Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh and India as stateless refugees. This panel will present a brief analysis of the Rohingya refugee crisis and the situation of Rohingya communities in Hyderabad. Drawing partly on their work in a refugee camp in the area of Balapur, panelists will discuss the refugees’ socioeconomic conditions as well as relate these to the broader context of democracy and human rights.


Lateef Mohammed Khan is general secretary of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC). For twenty years he has been a leader in the promotion of human rights in India and equal legal protection for minorities.

Dr. Rafath Seema is the head of Nisa Research and Resource Centre for Women, which works under Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee. She has been working with refugees in Hyderabad, providing education and humanitarian relief.

Z. Fareen Parvez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, USA. She has conducted long-term research among Muslim minorities in India and France.
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Book Launch & Discussion
Fri Aug 30, 6:30 PM
Nikhila H.
This is a Book Launch, and Discussion with the author. The book is a novel in English titled "Twice it Happened" published by Vishwakarma Publications. The author is Gita Viswanath, who will be in conversation about her book with Nikhila H.

About the Novel: Twice it Happened narrates the prodigious stories of two women across generations who carry secrets. The circumstances in which they reveal them and the consequences of their revelation form the plot of this family chronicle. Spanning nearly a century, the story is narrated in different but interlinked sections of the novel. Through dreams, voices, and visitations on her thirteen-day journey to the other world, the spunky Nagamma, also an imaginative storyteller reveals her secret to her niece, Jyothi, who is a disenchanted, weed-smoking university professor. Jyothi’s cousin, Chitra, the second protagonist, uses the epistolary mode to share her story of giving up her children; alongside her delightful yet subversive stories of life in an army cantonment.

These stories are interwoven with apocryphal stories of large, close-knit families, creating incredible narratives of women, relationships and desires. The novel is multi-layered in its complexity and draws upon the rich and diverse traditions of storytelling prevalent in our societies.

About the author: Gita Viswanath is the author of "The Nation in War: A study of Military Literature and Hindi War Cinema" as well as a children's book called Chidiya. She has taught English at school, college and university levels for 12 years.

About the discussant: Nikhila H. teaches in the Film Studies Department in The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She writes and researches on gender issues and on cinema.
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An evening with Chekov
Fri Aug 30, 8:30 PM
Kedar Subhedar
Unmasked theatre productions present to you An Evening with Chekov. Two of Anton Chekov's plays will be staged at 8pm on the 30th of August.

The first play, named The Seduction revolves around three characters. The protagonist (played by Utkarsh Singh), a single man who has a very peculiar hobby of seducing other men's wives, reconnects with his old friend Nikhil (played by Nikhil Madhekar) and his lovely wife Reeta(played by Shilkha Agarwal) because he finds Reeta attractive. The play then shows the after effects of a neglected marriage. A genuine need for romance in reeta's life. Nikhil's hearfelt friendship towards Sumit and Sumit's flawless seduction. How the protagonist uses this to his advantage is how the rest of this story plays out.

The second play named the surgery is laugh riot. Its two main characters, a dentist and a pastor come face to face when the Pastor has a root canal infection. How the dentist persuades the God fearing man into get his tooth removed is what makes up the rest of this rib tickling comedy.
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Audacious August
Sat Aug 31, 11:30 AM
Sameera
It's a workshop for self defense and women empowerment.
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Write Club Saturday General #216
Sat Aug 31, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
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 Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Economic crisis:effectsandcauses
Sat Aug 31, 6:30 PM
In Defense of Reason
It has been around a decade since the global economy plunged into crisis. The intensity of this crisis has deepened and it has expanded in this duration. It has impacted the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world in an unprecedented manner.

Now, after a decade of recession, the global economic crisis is deepening even further and developing countries like India are moving towards acute recession. Everyday, we hear the news of huge layoffs in auto sector and service sector, debt crisis in banking sector, closing down of big corporate companies, privatization of PSU's, diminishing sales of capital as well as consumer goods etc. All these will result in huge job losses, growing social insecurity and further widening of income disparity. Even big business owners have started showing concern about this precarious condition of the economy.

Make no mistake, this crisis is not just the usual dip in the business cycle, rather it’s systemic in nature. This crisis has yet again proved Karl Marx’s prognosis that capitalism is inherently crisis ridden system.

In order to properly understand the nature of this crisis, ‘In Defense of Reason’ is organizing a talk and a discussion.

We invite one and all to this important discussion.

Entry is free !
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Zindagi in Mardistan: Discussion
Sun Sep 1, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
Whether one is queer or not, mardangi or masculinity is a notion that
troubles all - boys, trans children, girls, women, men, trans men and all
other genders. One either has to live upto it or endorse it or complement it. Not doing so attracts many sorts of censure, self-blame and sometimes, even explicit punishment from known and unknown quarters. What is it about being a mard that requires so much overseeing and societal control? What happens to all those who cannot or do not want to live upto and live in this mardistan? 

Tashi Choedup is a queer Buddhist monastic who enjoys messing up the
identitarian grids around gender and sexual identity. Having been active in the queer politics of Hyderabad they are currently studying Tibetan
Buddhist philosophy.

Aditya Raja is a queer programmer and a passionate, non-prominent LGBTQ activist who’s almost out of the closet.

Kanishka Narang has worked as a media professional for many years
and now is working with Bangalore Metro. He is a keen observer of
the changing discourse on masculinity in advertising and other
media.
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Duoz For world Peace and Harmony
Sun Sep 1, 7:30 PM
Sarod Music Ventures
Indian classical music is the most ancient form of art in India. It's surreal and sublime.The roots of the classical music of India are found in the Vedic literature and the ancient Natyashastra, the classic Sanskrit text on performance arts by Bharata Muni. There has been very rare and few occasions when Two different kind of classical musicians collaborated together on the same stage. This Ensemble project is one of those miraculous events in the history of classical music which we , the musicians try to infer upon. Let us take the opportunity to introduce a professional Classical,semiclassical Vocalist Pramith Ganguly and a Young Sarod Maestro Srinjoy Mukherjee. Pramith is a senior disciple of Shri.Kaushik Goswami (Disciple of Guru Pt.Ajoy Chakraborty) he's a professionally and musically trained singer in the fields of Nazrul Geeti, Rabindra Sangeet, Atulprosadi and other forms of music namely Bhajan,Ghazal,Geet ,Bangla Kheyal Other Than Hindustani classical vocal. He's coming to South India for concerts in the month of August With the very renounced and able young Sarod maestro Srinjoy Mukherjee who is a the master in his field and has immense knowledge in other sectors of music as well ,Srinjoy is the torch bearer of the Great Bangash Gharana . He's an Able disciple of Ut. Amaan ali Bangash the son of the global sarod icon Ud.Amjad ali khan sahb. They are collaborating for a Cause of World Peace and Harmony.
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Radical Equality Book Launch
Tue Sep 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Navayana
Navayana and Lamakaan present


Aishwary Kumar's

Public lecture: “Cruelty, Courage, and the Constitution: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Liberalisms of our Fear”
Kumar will inscribe the question of political courage and its antithesis—political cruelty—at the heart of the relation between Ambedkar and Gandhi. Ambedkar returns to us today, he argues, because his constitutionalism offers a searing insight into the complexity of human fear that liberalisms of our time have decisively failed to examine.

followed by a conversation with
K. Satyanarayana, Professor, EFLU

at Lamakaan
Off-Road 1, Near GVK Mall Banjara Hills Hyderabad 500034 Ph 9642731329

to celebrate the launch of the Indian edition of
Radical Equality
Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Risk of Democracy


‘Kumar is a writer in whose company Ambedkar’s spectres make forceful utterances’—Kalyan Kumar Das in his Foreword
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Rainwater Harvesting Mela
Sat Sep 7, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan & Hyderabad Urban Lab
The water need in the city is massive, and the city extracts groundwater for the same. With depleting groundwater levels and fluctuating climate conditions, the method, with hands on practical knowledge, promises to go a long way to help mitigate water shortage and maintain the water balance by collecting rainfall for future usage.

Hyderabad, with its topographic and underground water specifics, also requires to look at this method a lot more carefully. Applied questions such as how rainwater harvesting should be practiced or where is it viable to practice rainwater harvesting, are best answered by practitioners engaged with this technology through years of experience. The Rainwater Harvesting Mela intends to demonstrate locally developed means and processes of water harvesting that people in and around the city of Hyderabad have been using. Through this mela, we hope to disseminate reliable knowledge to capture rainwater that not only recharge local aquifers in an arid zone, but also reduce urban flooding by integrating rainwater harvesting as an integral means for Hyderabad’s annual flood control.


Join us on 7th September 2019, Saturday, from 10.00 am onwards to know more about doable and practical rainwater harvesting from resource persons who will be available on site. Stay tuned to this page for more updates, from time to time !
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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Sep 7, 4:00 PM
K Circle
Non competitive quiz required for every first Saturday of the month.
Capacity ~ 50 members
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Ishq Mastana - by Vipul Rikhi
Fri Sep 13, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Vipul Rikhi
Ishq Mastana | Drunk on Love
Life and philosophy of Kabir, in story and song
by Vipul Rikhi

An introduction to the enigmatic, iconoclastic 15th century Bhakti-Sufi poet, Kabir, through storytelling, commentary, poetry and songs. The songs are in dialects of Hindi and the entire narration will be in English.

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Why Kabir?
Over 500 years after his lifetime, Kabir still speaks to our times. In simple, direct words, he addresses complex emotional and cultural issues, with deep insight and clarity. But who was Kabir? How and where did he live? What made him who he was? Was he just one person or has he become many? Exploring legends around his life, his poetry, the depth of his thought, and the beauty of the music that has sprung up around him, we take a journey into the heart of this unique phenomenon.

Vipul Rikhi is a poet, translator and singer, and a co-creator of Ajab Shahar, a forthcoming digital archive that celebrates the oral traditions of Bhakti, Sufi and Baul music and poetry. His work with Kabir Project includes extensive writings and translations in the area of mystic poetry, including forthcoming books. He is also the author of a novel and collections of poetry and short stories.

http://ishqfakiri.com/
https://vipulrikhi.com/
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Gadha Kahini - Tale of a donkey
Sun Sep 15, 7:00 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
Based on Tarapada Roy's story, dramatised by Soumitra Basu, Gadha Kahini is a political satire that portrays through a story telling style on how some of the decision making authorities are being driven by their whims and fancies and how it all turns out to be a comedy of errors
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Park
Sat Sep 21, 7:30 PM
Chitralekha Arts Theatre Group
A comedy play about three men in a park fighting for their place;
there are three benches but not enough. The play touches upon
that thing which is at a premium these days – space – literally
and metaphorically. What starts of as light-hearted banter
evolves into a serious conflict about space, territory and
ownership. These become the main issues. 
Park can be many things; it can be a metaphor for home, or a
metaphor for love, or even your workplace. It deals with a
problem of space, which is universal.