Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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AgricultureCrisis &FarmersIssues
Tue Oct 23, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites Nirmala, a social activist, currently working with farmers to give us an insight into policies that are less inclusive of small and marginal land holding farmers. On October 23, Lamakaan wants to throw light on the key issues plaguing agriculture, crippling the farmers and the shameful politics around it.

She says, ‘Each of us (the non-farming folks) have our plates full of food at the cost of farmers. It is time to raise our voice in solidarity, march in solidarity. Agricultural crisis is no longer the crisis of the farmer alone, it is a national crisis.’

Recently the central government declared the MSP for 22 mandated crops. Firstly, the declared MSP is not in line with recommendations of the Swaminathan committee of weighted average cost of production + 50%. Farmers had a short-lived smile on their face with the announcement. What is the point of declaring an MSP, when the government has expressed no intention of opening up procurement centres.

In August and September this year, farmers sold green gram (moong dal) anywhere from ₹3,900 to ₹5,300 per quintal in the open market. The MSP for moong was declared ₹6,975 per quintal, but no procurement centre was opened. Unable to hold on to their produce, many small and marginal farmers dumped moong in market yards bearing losses. Some medium and large farmers believed that the centres would open and held on to their produce. As more and more moong reached markets, the price stumbled further, procurement centres were not opened and farmers finally realized that it was not worth the wait.

Declaring MSP turned out to be an election stunt, with no results, or even genuine productive intentions behind it.

Even in cases where procurement centres were opened, like in the case of Karnataka, the government declared that it will only procure a small amount which meant that many farmers were left out and resorted to selling in open markets at low prices, paying exploitative commissions to traders, getting cheated in weighing etc.

To quote another instance, black gram which we buy at ₹80 to ₹90 per kilo in Hyderabad is sold by farmers at ₹25 per kilo in Narayanpet.

The event will discuss these issues in the context of the futility of only enhancing and increasing loan waivers. The aim of this discussion is to spread awareness of the angst of small and marginal land holding farmers, and the need to participate in the march for justice.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Cinematographer's Month IV
Wed Oct 24, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen brothers, 2001) -

Cinematographer - Roger Deakins

FREE EVENT

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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#Metoo Movement
Thu Oct 25, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
In the past few weeks, we have seen an increasing conversation around sexual harassment, owing to the huge number of women who have come forward with their own stories of exploitation. The viral hash tag #metoo has thrust the issue of sexual violence onto a global stage and Indian women are also joining in. While survivors from all walks of lives are speaking about their experiences and demanding justice, organizations have responded by removing people, against whom these allegations have been made, from their positions, pending investigation. However, the movement has also faced criticism from a number of people for its back falls.
The movement has helped de-stigmatize the act of surviving sexual assault, primarily by bringing out the breadth and impact of it. It is still imperative to expand the conversation to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors. It is also essential to hold the perpetrators accountable and have a long term, sustainable strategy in place to disrupt the system that allows for sexual violence.


While the movement did make the issue of sexual violence an important topic, it is important to discuss the issues being brought out and the future of the movement itself. We invite the victims, allies and all those who care about the movement, to join a conversation on what the movement in India is doing and what is the possible future for it.
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YAAD-E-RAFTAGAAN
Fri Oct 26, 7:00 PM
Program Council Lamakaan
Anjuman-e-Qalamkaran-e-Deccan,Hyderabad Present...
"YAAD-E-RAFTAGAAN... ALLAMA HYRATH BUDAUNI"a memoir of Ustaad-ul-Asatiza Hazrath Allama Hyrath Budauni...
on 26th October Friday, 7pm at LAMAKAAN,cultural center,Rd.no 1, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad...after Adabi Ijlas Mushaira will follow in which 10 renowned poets will participate.....
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Storytelling Workshop For Kids
Sat Oct 27, 10:30 AM
Tale Tellers Troupe India
Beat Stage Fear. Create your own story and tell it like a boss!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS WORKSHOP:
1. How to create stories on the fly (make it up while you are narrating it)
2. How to deal with Stage Fear
3. Techniques to narrate the story you created effectively and in an engaging manner
4. How to effectively communicate in daily conversations

First Half - you will learn to create your own story
<15 Minute Break>
Second Half - you will learn to effectively narrate this story using various techniques.

TALE TELLERS TROUPE INDIA'S storytelling workshop provides students with an encouraging, constructive environment in which to practice storytelling techniques. Exercises in class focus on classic story structuring, building suspense, eliciting emotion, recreating drama, digging deeper into a story’s meaning, and using your voice and body to add levels to your listeners’ experience, so that your story stays with them.

The class size will be limited to allow maximum individual attention and storytelling practice time for each student in each class session

Expect to challenge yourself, participate actively and have a lot of fun and laughs along the way.

This is the first step towards being a POWERFUL ORATOR and a LEADER in life!

Entry Fee: Rs.500
Register on the spot or PAYTM/TEZ to mobile number 7680993179
(Please message your full name to the same number once you are done with the payment)
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Oct 28, 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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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Nov 4, 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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Kissa Andher Nagri Ka
Sun Nov 4, 7:30 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
The play is about a disciple who despite the many warnings of his teacher ventures into a dark town ruled by a very foolish ruler. In this town, he discovers that the inhabitants are equally foolish. An incident follows a bizarre blame game which almost costs the disciple his life.

This play uses ironic humour as a powerful resource to uncover the absurdities of India’s social and political systems: political corruption, exploitation and historical manipulation. In a tense environment where humour might not seem appropriate, Bharatendu masterfully uses and critically examines it as a means to ridicule bureaucracy and the establishment, questioning in a caustic way people's conformity and passivity.

This script, though constructed on Bharatendu’s play, takes support of Tagore’s songs, poems of Sukumar Ray - the king of nonsense rhymes in Bengali, and Telugu folktales. The play appeals to audiences of all ages
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Nov 11, 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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Ballet on Birsa Munda
Sun Nov 11, 7:00 PM
Neena Saha
Life story of unsung hero of our country "Birsa Munda"
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Mithilakriti Reimagined
Sun Nov 18, 11:00 AM
Smriti Jyoti
Mithila painting is an art that originated in Mithila region of Bihar in India and Nepal. The exhibition will have paintings that take the spirit of Mithila painting one step beyond, with a Dashavataram theme, and paintings that leverage the traditional art to depict scenes from the artist's imagination