Upcoming Events

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Earth Day Movie: Cowspiracy
Sat Apr 20, 11:30 AM
Dr. Arun R
With extreme weather events occurring with unprecedented frequency and natural resources depleting rapidly, environmental degradation is a matter of grave concern for most people today. Climate Change is also an important social justice issue, as it affects the disprivileged the worst - those who are perhaps the least responsible for it in the first place. ’Cowspiracy’ is a ground-breaking yet humorous documentary that uncovers one of the most devastating, yet most ignored human acts, despite mounting scientific evidence, and offers a path to sustainability.

Are we ready to invest two hours of our Saturday to make our planet thriving, for our kids and their kids; for those disprivileged who will be the worst affected; to do our precious bit to prevent islands going under sea?
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Write Club Saturday General #197
Sat Apr 20, 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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From Ameer Khusro to Tagore
Sat Apr 20, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
From Ameer Khusro to Tagore: A Journey through the Syncretic Tradition of Indian Music

This is a presentation to remind ourselves as we pass through a difficult period of communal
tensions and violence, about India’s history of syncretic culture. The people of India have lived
in peace and harmony over the ages. Despite differences in religions, they have all contributed to
building a very rich and composite culture, and this is beautifully reflected in our literature and
music.
This programme is a musical journey through India’s traditions of secular poetry & music, in a
historical order beginning from the 13 the century to the present day. Most of the music is
composed and sung by Dr Subhendu Ghosh and is based on Hindustani ragas or other musical
forms including the traditional folk songs. The narrative includes the following poets – Hazrat
Ameer Khusro, Kabir, Guru Nanak, Mian Taan Sen, Bulle Shah, Lalan Faqir, Nazeer
Akbarabadi, Ram Prasad Bismil, Haribans Ray Bachchan, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Rabindranath
Tagore.
This is a small effort to highlight the poetic genius of our Indian poets and pay our tribute to
those who dedicated their lives for a Secular India.

The program will have a Poetry recitation by Laltu at the beginning of the event.

ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Urbansketchers Live Workshop
Sun Apr 21, 10:30 AM
Faraaz Farshori
Artist Lateef Farooqui will be giving a live demo in Oil on canvas along with Urbansketchers Hyderabad
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Apr 21, 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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Chocolate moulding workshop
Sun Apr 21, 12:00 PM
Organic Bites, healthy for life
A chocolate moulding workshop that will teach people how to make chocolate at home
Like chocolate bar, truffles and bon bon chocolates.
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A talk on Indian Martial Arts
Sun Apr 21, 5:30 PM
REACT ACADEMY
A talk on Indian Martial Arts :

Join us in this talk with Master Nischal Yodha, who talks about the history, evolution, philosophy and application of Indian martial arts in warfare as well as in our daily life. With over 3 decades of practical experience in learning & teaching Indian martial arts and various other combat systems of the world, Master Nischal now extracts some of the hidden gems and secret wisdom behind our country's martial art systems and conveys it to the people at large. With the discovery of these profound insights, he now guides you in a realistic journey of holistic fitness, healing, reverse ageing and other spiritual benefits which some of our rare & ancient arts still hold.

About the master :

Master Nischal is the 7th generation master of the Indian martial art called "Dommi-Saamu". He has been trained by many legendary masters in some of the rarest Indian martial arts like Vajramushti, Mallayudham and Marma-Kala. He is a well experienced and senior teacher in yoga & therapeutic yoga.

Master Nischal is also trained in many deadly combat arts like World War II combat and old school Indian unarmed combat. He is a black belt holder in Judo, Jujutsu and Karate. He is also a certified instructor in Authentic Fu Shen Yuan Taichi and Krav-maga. He is the last disciple of PadmaShri Nataraja Ramakrishna guruji under whose direct guidance he has learnt Perini.

He acts as a consultant for Telangana State Police (Tactical Wing) as well as for other private security agencies. He has also been a mentor / adviser for many special forces in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India.

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Corporate Education
Sun Apr 21, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & The Dialogues Association
Corporate Education: Students' Suicides

The education system in India today is appalling. In the last few years higher education has become a costly affair. This made higher education a distant dream for the students under the poverty line and students of the middle class families are taking loans to provide education to their children. There has been a considerable decrease in number of free seats in public and private universities because of this the competition is at all time high. This competition has become the breeding ground for ruthless coaching institutions which are costly and have a 16 hour long schedule in a day along with weekly exams. This environment of constant pressure, lack of physical activity and guilt has lead to the sharp increase in mental health problems among students especially depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. In a span of 2 months in 2017 , 47 students commited suicide in Telangana and Andhra pradesh and around 18 students go missing every year.

There is neither any investigation on these suicides nor any attempt by the state & central government to prevent these suicides. While many suggest and believe that eliminating corporate education, reinstalling efficient public education is the solution. The political parties funded by these corporate private institutions aren't leaning in to change anything.
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Puppet tales of wisdom,
Tue Apr 23, 7:30 PM
Nori Art and Puppetry Centre
Nori Art and Puppetry Centre will be presenting- Puppet Tales of Wisddom.It is A Contemporary Puppet performance.Two Stories The Pious Cat and The Magic Shank will be performed with a variety of puppets,glove, rod, mouth and rod in an experimental bunraku style
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Before the Rain (1994)
Wed Apr 24, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Before the Rain (1994)

Synopsis:
In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.
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Khaki: Poems on Pulwama
Thu Apr 25, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Prof Fatima Shahnaz
Khaki: Poems on Pulwama by Dr Fatima Shahnaz

Fatima Shahnaz's collection, "KHAKI - Poems on Pulwama" is an outpouring of the shock, outrage and emotional distress felt across India after the terrorist suicide attack on unarmed Indian forces at Pulwama, Kashmir, in which forty-four Indian soldiers were killed. These poems were written and completed within barely two weeks, from February 14, 2019 to March 3, 2019, following the assault, purportedly by a terrorist in Pakistan's proxy war on India. The range of these poems embodies the poet's academic career as an author and an advocate of international human rights who has been vocal for racial and social justice and as an anti-war activist promoting global peace in the New York area, where she lived after growing up in Europe. She has also proactively condemned violence against women in speeches and activism in India since her return to her homeland.

The poems in KHAKI are unabashedly patriotic, reflecting Fatima's yearning for her homeland throughout her life. While the poetry additionally reflects her humanitarian mission as she continues to uphold her ideals of global justice and peace, she is also aware of the compelling urgency for the preservation of the Indian democracy, the largest in the world, and the pluralism and secular ideals at its core


About the Writer

Dr. Fatima Shahnaz’s first novel, GOLCONDA, was published in New York by
News-India (Times); Khaki, Poems on Pulwama follows several collections of her
poetry include Sarasavati, Shards and others; an introduction and poem by her were
selected for an anthology, “In the Arms of Words,” published by Sherman Asher
Publishers in the United States, and the proceeds from this supported relief for victims
of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. She was appointed the first Indian, and
Asian, Head Girl in the British girl’s boarding school she attended in Europe; after

achieving General School Certificates, Ordinary and Advanced levels (Oxford-
Cambridge Boards), she obtained her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in French Literature at the

Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She was awarded a citation by the Government
of France in 2010 as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (‘Knight of the
Order of Arts and Letters’). Before her teens she won the Jawaharlal Nehru Gold
Medal for writing, and several first prizes from the Shankar’s institution in India. She
has written extensively as a journalist and academic on global politics has been a
featured poet on the New York and Indian poetry circuits and has given numerous
speeches as a writer, professor, and advocate of international human rights.

ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL
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Qutb Shahi Tombs Restoration
Fri Apr 26, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
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.

ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL
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Write Club Saturday General #198
Sat Apr 27, 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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Nartana independent film
Sat Apr 27, 7:30 PM
Pavan kumar . chegomma
Nartana
An Independent film
Introduction
Narthana is a one hour independent film directed by Varun sena Reddy, portrays the struggle of a 12 year old girl Narthana (named after dance) blossoming into a beautiful dancer.
The major theme of the movie is to glorify Indian Classical Dance that is slowly degenerating and to allow every dancer understand that dance is nobody’s property; it is an ocean of nectar for everybody to drink from.
Cast, Crew & Support
Directed by: Varun Sena Reddy Produced by: Sandhya Pavan
Story: Pavan Chegomma Music by: suresh prasad
Cinematography : Sudhakar.A Edited by.Vekanteswarlu K
Running Time: 59 min Language: Telugu
Casting:
Kalakrishna, Jamuna Rayalu, Pavan, Priyanka Bharde & Sree Nartana
Film dedicated through: Vagdevi Arts Academy, Hyderabad
Film production and release Supported by:
Department of Language & Culture, Telangana Government
Plot:
The plot of the story revolves around a young girl named Narthana who is the daughter of a famous dancer parents, called Shiva Shankar & Padmini. Father, who himself is dancer affects his daughter’s creativity and interest in dancing by constantly deriding her desire to dance and become proficient in it.
The girl, however, thrives in the dance form when she has to stay with her maternal grandparents for six months while her parents are away. Her grandfather Kala krishna who was once her father’s Guru (disowned by her father due to disagreement in beliefs about dance) trains her into a gracious dancer par excellence.
It is finally proved that any genuine quality of Fine Arts like Dance is never under ownership of only a few…
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KALAMKARI TRAINING WORKSHOP
Sun Apr 28, 11:00 AM
RAMESH RAMANADHAM
KALAMKARI WORK SHOP & TRAINING PROGRAMME.
How to keep the craft alive.
Incorporating modern trends.
Different phases of KALAMKARI.
DETAILS OF PEN KALAMKARI.
DETAILS OF KALAMKARI BLOCK PRINT.
DUNG WASH - COLOUR DEVELOPING - COLOUR FIXING.
POSSIBLE PRODUCT EXTENSIONS FOR KALAMKARI.
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फिल्मी दुनिया के 'दादा' लोग
Sun Apr 28, 7:30 PM
RAMDAS K KAMATH
On account of Birth Anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, presentation on few of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners
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Shepherdess of the Glaciers
Thu May 2, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Himalayan Film House HFH
“The Shepherdess of the Glaciers” (2016)
Directors: Stanzin Dorjai, Christiane Mordelet
Producers: Stanzin Dorjai, Christiane Mordelet

Documentary Film Screening followed by Discussion

This is a glimpse into the life of Tsering, a shepherdess from the far-off village of Gya which is at a distance of 70 km from Leh, in Ladakh. Shot at an altitude of 6,400 ft over a span of many years, Shepherdess of the Glaciers is an award-winning film by Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet. A first of its kind from Ladakh, it has received several national and international awards.


Amidst the vast stretches of rock and snow, across the remote valley of Gya-Miru, Stanzin Dorjay has documented the unusual life of his sister Tsering. At the age of 50, she is one of the last shepherdesses to graze her 300 sheep and goats, in her village. After the early death of her father, Tsering being the second eldest among her siblings takes on his job at an early age. She is the sole breadwinner of the family which depends on the sale of cashmere wool.

ALL ARE WELCOME! ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Climate Samvad Greenpeace India
Fri May 3, 7:30 PM
Ali Abbas for Greenpeace India
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
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Introduction to Filmmaking -Kids
Sat May 4, 10:30 AM
School Of Stories (SOS)
Weekend Filmmaking workshop For Kids Learning Objective of the workshop - Teach young learners how to make a short visual story/film in two days Core Skills involved - #Visual Communication, #Creative thinking and #Critical thinking Focus points of the workshop - #Storytelling, #Power of imagination, #Group Dynamics

Buy Tickets Here - https://www.townscript.com/e/introduction-to-filmmaking-workshop-031003

Why? Creative thinking and Visual Communication are the most important 21st century skills. Most of the jobs in the current market scenario are based around the internet. And most of the internet is visual. We process visual information 60,000 times faster than any text which makes Visual Communication a very effective tool in the modern age. 80% of the learning happens visually but most of our education system focuses on the written word. Visual literacy is important to be an effective communicator irrespective of career choice. Core Structure of the Workshop (total 9 hour workshop) Session 1: Framing & Camera Handling Session 2: Scripting & Pre-production Session 3: Shooting Session 4: Editing Session 5: Screening Limited Seats Available*** Workshop Fee: INR 2,800

Buy Tickets Here - https://www.townscript.com/e/introduction-to-filmmaking-workshop-031003
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K Circle Quiz of the Month
Sat May 4, 4:30 PM
K Circle Quiz Club
K-Circle is today India's oldest quiz club, formed in 1972, and is based in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad. This Saturday would be the K-Circle Quiz of the Month at Lamakaan which would be a lively, engaging and informally informative quiz session that anybody is welcome to attend! This is a non-competetive event, where teams are formed on the spot
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Introduction to Filmmaking -Kids
Sun May 5, 10:30 AM
School Of Stories (SOS)
Weekend Filmmaking workshop For Kids Learning Objective of the workshop - Teach young learners how to make a short visual story/film in two days Core Skills involved - #Visual Communication, #Creative thinking and #Critical thinking Focus points of the workshop - #Storytelling, #Power of imagination, #Group Dynamics

Buy Tickets Here - https://www.townscript.com/e/introduction-to-filmmaking-workshop-031003

Why? Creative thinking and Visual Communication are the most important 21st century skills. Most of the jobs in the current market scenario are based around the internet. And most of the internet is visual. We process visual information 60,000 times faster than any text which makes Visual Communication a very effective tool in the modern age. 80% of the learning happens visually but most of our education system focuses on the written word. Visual literacy is important to be an effective communicator irrespective of career choice. Core Structure of the Workshop (total 9 hour workshop) Session 1: Framing & Camera Handling Session 2: Scripting & Pre-production Session 3: Shooting Session 4: Editing Session 5: Screening Limited Seats Available*** Workshop Fee: INR 2,800

Buy Tickets Here - https://www.townscript.com/e/introduction-to-filmmaking-workshop-031003
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Marathi Play by PL Deshpande
Sun May 5, 4:30 PM
Nitin Basrur
On the occasion of Birth Centenary of renowned Marathi writer P L Deshpande “Sahitya Katta Neredmet” pays tribute to him by performing his one of the hilarious Marathi plays Sadu Ani Dadu On 27th April 2019 at 06:30 pm at Lamakaan
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Gaysi 2x2 Meetup
Fri May 10, 5:00 PM
Gaysi Family
The Gaysi 2x2 meetup is a safe space being arranged for queer people, allies and people who want to be allies to the queer community. It is aimed at being a space for conversations, questions and just being together in a space- something queer people and allies do not get very often.

(a cover poster will be designed and sent to the venue upon confirmation)
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Ithihasam
Fri May 10, 8:00 PM
Maitreya
Itihasam starts in a kingdom where the rules and law is absurd. The story revolves around the king union who is in search of finding person responsible for death of the thief. Whether they found the person or not... This play is witty and sarcastic take on leaders of the government.

Price of the ticket is 100
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Watercolor workshop
Sat May 11, 4:00 PM
Simran yadav
A watercolor workshop for beginners. It will be a 2 hours class, where the students will be taught the tips and techniques, understanding color -materials and a full painting if prefered subject.
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Topi Ki Dastaan
Sat May 11, 7:30 PM
Wings Cultural Society

Topi Ki Daastan is based on a famous and popular Hindi novel Topi Shukla, written in the early sixties by Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. It has been adapted by Wings Cultural Society in the ‘Dastaan Narration Form’. Through storytelling we have tried to recreate the turbulence between ‘ Topi’ and ‘Iffan’, the main characters, they are childhood friends who have grown up in an independent cultural environment before the great divide that was the result of the creation of the two nations. The entire scenario is created through dialogues in the truest format. This “Dastaan” is an attempt to reinvent those feelings of fear and horror between the two main communities which were affected.
It revolves around TOPI who is an embodiment of chaos in the post independent era. The “Dastaan” highlights the circumstances of two nations existing within the one nation. Topi a Hindu by faith questions the formation of Pakistan and is a mirror image of the mindset of his times,which also becomes a reflection of the present day scenario.


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Living Life Naturally
Sun May 12, 11:00 AM
Sangeeta Janardhan
A talk and demonstration of Natural Living by an ardent practitioner, committed to spreading and sharing his knowledge and expertise on how to lead a chemical-free and healthy lifestyle in today’s fast-paced world.
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'Revival of English Classics'
Sun May 12, 4:00 PM
Devika Das
HydRAW is a literary club of enthusiastic readers and writers (both published and aspiring), of our historical Hyderabad city formed with the aim of acting as a bridge between readers and writers.

We meet once a month on the last Sunday and in addition, we conduct special sessions like book launches. For the special event of May, we will be organizing a literary evening 'Revival of English Classics' on Sunday, the 12th of May from 4 PM to 7 PM.
1. Welcome Address - Devika Das (co-founder, HydRAW)
2. Keynote - Why Should We Read Classic Literature
3. Panel Discussion - Impact of Classics on Contemporary Writing
4. Talk - Should Classics Feature in the Course Curriculum
5. My Favourite Author - Jane Austen and her Works
6. Open Mic - Reliving Classic Poems & Prose of English Literature
7. Vote of Thanks - Mahboob Hussain (Founder, HydRAW)
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Dramma by Manch Theatre
Sun May 12, 7:30 PM
Manch Theatre
Manch Theatre is performing Two Hindi Play. 1st Play - Kirayedaar( genre -comedy), Duration- 35 mins (Based on a Bengali Play "Bharate Chai" written by Narayan Ganguly ) Hindi Translation and Directed by -Subrata Basak
2nd Play - Dhonka(genre-suspense), Duration- 30 mins, written and Directed by Priyadarsani Suranjika Samal
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Ithihasam
Fri May 17, 8:00 PM
Maitreya
Itihasam starts in a kingdom where the rules and law is absurd. The story revolves around the king union who is in search of finding person responsible for death of the thief. Whether they found the person or not... This play is witty and sarcastic take on leaders of the government.

Price of the ticket is 100
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Film Making In Sign Language
Sun May 19, 11:00 AM
Deaf Rainbow Films - DRF
One day Summer Workshop For Film Making In Sign Language.

Topic:
A Short History of Human Rights
Taking Action on Human Rights
Learning Human Right in sign language

Participants Age Group
13-18 years both Boys & Girls
No of Participants: 30 Only



Aim of Workshop:
Through brainstorming and discussion this activity leads participants to define what it means to be human and to relate human rights to human needs.


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Pouli - An Art Exhibition & Sale
Sun May 19, 4:00 PM
Bhamini Shree
I am a free spirited painter and my works are mostly around human mind, liberty, feminism and sexual freedom. I am looking for a platform which helps me get in touch with like-minded people. There would be 25 - 30 paintings (approx) to exhibit.

link to FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/Poulibybhamini/