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5425
Cinematographer's Month II
Wed Oct 10, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

Cinematographer - Raoul Coutard

FREE EVENT

Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Alberto Moravia (novel)

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
5551
Facebook Live for BBC News
Thu Oct 11, 2:00 PM
BBC News
Hi,

As October 11 is International Girl Child Day we plan to do a Facebook Live . The format is as follows: we have invited girls from AFSPA Ngo who would be journalists for this event. We will have Jhansi(Actor), Viziendra Boyi(IAS), Kondaveeti Satyavathi(Editor Bhoomika), Sumathi (IPS) as guests. This event will be broadcasted live on our Facebook page of BBC Anees Telugu. The duration of the discussion would be for twenty minutes. We are looking to do this on October 11 from 2pm to 3pm.

I know this is a last minute request but would be really of great help if you can kindly consider.
5535
Digital Satyagraha
Thu Oct 11, 6:00 PM
Srinivas Kodali
In this lecture, Carl Malamud will discuss efforts to make government and non-government information more broadly available, efforts that are part of a global movement to make access to knowledge a reality for all. He’ll discuss his own work in India and the United States to make government information, such as technical standards and laws, more available and will discuss the different treatment of “edicts of government” under the U.S. and India copyright acts and constitutions. He will then discusss efforts to make other important information, such as scientific journal articles available, and the status of the teaching exemption under Indian law, as well as efforts to make “works of government” available to the public. In addition to discussing the law, Carl will discuss how individuals can help change the way our government work, drawing on the lessons of Satyagraha from Gandhiji and from diverse examples of civil resistance throughout the world, such as the efforts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States.

Carl Malamud is the founder of Public.Resource.Org (“Public Resource”), a California-based NGO widely credited with placing many large government databases online and then working with governments to get them to do this themselves. In the United States, Public Resource helped pioneer the free law movement by placing historical opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals on the Internet for the first time. Public Resource also helped place numerous other resources on-line such as 14,000 hours of video from U.S. congressional hearings and assisted the Obama transition team in changing how the Federal Register, the official gazette of the United States, is published. For the last few years, Public Resource has been working intensively in India, including an effort to make available all Indian Standards for free on the net, an issue that is the subject of Public Internet Litigation suit in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi. Carl started the first radio station on the Internet and is the author of 9 books, including most recently (with Sam Pitroda), Code Swaraj: Field Notes from the Standards Satyagraha.
5501
Falling Rupee&Rising Fuel price
Thu Oct 11, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites you to Addabaazi on the burning topic of the country 'Falling Rupee & Rising Fuel Price. This is going to be an informal discussion where participants can freely participate and talk about the recent phenomena at the macroeconomic level of the country.

The plummeting rupee and the soaring price of fuel due to global factors are worrisome for the people.

How do we look at this burning of oil on one hand and melting of Indian rupee on the other side? What are the global factors that affect the balance of payments and also impact the lives of people living in this country?

Come, listen and share your thoughts with us on this Thursday at Lamakaan.

ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

5561
Agaaz-e-Baatcheet On Interfaith
Fri Oct 12, 5:00 PM
Rubaroo
‘Agaaz-e-Baatcheet’ - a call to ‘initiate a conversation’ on Interfaith, is meant to be a platform where 50 Youth Champions will come together to celebrate the many cultures and diversity of Hyderabad. These Youth Champions, representing diverse partner institutions and backgrounds, will go through a leadership journey where they will learn about themselves and engage with social issues, to lead change initiatives within their communities.
5552
Death cafe Hyderabad
Fri Oct 12, 6:00 PM
Dr sneha rooh
Death cafe is a world wide movement where people,often strangers come together to talk everything and anything around death,dying and living with the dying.we do this around tea and cakes.

The movement started with an informal meeting at the founder's living room- John Underwood and his mum and has grown ever since.Its an attempt to give Death,it's rightful place.

What Death Cafe is NOT
*It is not a lecture-there are no experts,People share experiences and raise questions.

*It is not Therapy- though experineces shared could be therapeutic but please discern if you have undergone a loss recently or if its fresh in your mind.
5458
Kommune
Sat Oct 13, 1:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5466
Write Club Saturday General
Sat Oct 13, 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
5457
Kommune
Sat Oct 13, 3:30 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5357
The Original Last Wish Baby
Sat Oct 13, 8:00 PM
Dramanon
One of Dramanon’s longest running plays - ‘THE ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY written by William Seebring, premiered in Manipal in 2005. Since then it has been performed in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and finally in Hyderabad in 2007. Join us as we present The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY in a new avatar with a more contemporary form and a fresh structure while retaining the essence of the original storyline.

The play tells the story of a capitalistic India that cashes on anything that is worth commercializing. In this case it is a miracle in modern times, of a baby born without a heart in Mumbai. The characters in the play are everyday people, and the play is a parody on modern Indian life. It shows normal, everyday people as being manipulative, even in their well-meaning acts. Meanwhile the media is shown as seeking to scintillate, even the smallest of acts, if it proves to provide those fifteen minutes of fame. If seen closely, the metaphor of the 'heartless baby' is quite an example in itself of an industrialized, corporate world, quite reminiscent of the literature from the post industrialization period. The story explores various facets of Human existence, exploring a loss of identity, struggle with materialism, and the definition of life and death.

Peppered with wit and humor, poetry, delicately choreographed movement pieces, audio visual transitions and finally original music that maintains the rhythm and pulse of the story, The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY is indeed a roller coaster ride of laughter, tears, contemplation and introspection.

Time & Date: 8Pm on 13th Oct & 7pm on 14th Oct 2018

Tickets available on bookmyshow.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164324671186206/
5415
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Oct 14, 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.

5560
Urban Parallax Book Introduction
Sun Oct 14, 11:30 AM
Urban Lab
Urban Parallax, a slim, accessible book brings together over a dozen reflections on India's urbanization from some of the most committed and passionate urbanists in contemporary India. Dr. Amita Bhide and Dr. Himanshu Burte (both from the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, Mumbai) editors of the book will introduce the thinking behind the book. The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Sheela Prasad, University of Hyderabad.
5456
Kommune
Sun Oct 14, 1:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5563
Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow)
Sun Oct 14, 2:00 PM
Socialist Party (India)-Telangana, Hyderabad
A martyr Prof GD Agarwal (Swami Sanand) passed away on 11th October 2018, on 112th day of his fast. Government of India should have heeded to his four demands that were meant for saving river Ganga and for life.

He left for us work and words that give us a vision and beckon us towards the mission of pure and complete water bodies.

Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow), Pavitra Dhara(pure flow) these words are the mission embarked upon by Prof GD, not just for humanity but for life itself.

Topic: Aviral Dhara(uninterrupted flow), Pavitra Dhara(pure flow)of water bodies of Telangana/Hyderabad - Context of late Prof GD Agarwal's fast unto death for 'Ganga ji'.
Venue: Lamakaan, Road 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Time:
Organized by: Socialist Party (India)-Telangana, Hyderabad
Presided by : National leader Pannalal Surana,
Panel: Dr K Baburao, Dr K Baburao, Dr Jasveen Jairath, Dr Lubna Sarwath
5459
Kommune
Sun Oct 14, 4:00 PM
Kommune
Bring Kommune to your city:
Through the years, we've had festivals, story slams, made memories and experiences throughout the country. But we've faltered—see, the Kommune team is based primarily in Mumbai, and we sometimes forget that the Kommuneity is nationwide. So we've decided to launch a city plan that has Kommune visiting different parts of the country, looking for stories and talent throughout. We're also looking to start city chapters, tiny pockets of the Kommuneity who love the performing arts as much as we do and would like to volunteer with us. And Hyderabad, with your food, stories, and history, we couldn't help but keep you on our list. So join us as we discuss bringing storytelling to a city seeped in them, the performing arts to a city that was defined the word 'art' for so many of us. Hyderabad, help us turn the Kommuneity into a beautiful revolution.

Kommuneity Weekend:
Kommuneity - we've had workshops, and we've had story slams. Our workshops have you walking in with words and walking out with stories - stories you never knew existed, stories you never thought were worth sharing. Our story slams are what unique Sundays are made of, complete with tellers breaking down their walls and finding support in strangers who look a lot less strange by the end of the evening. Both events however, define the Kommuneity for us. So we decided to combine the two to give you a weekend with all things Kommune, a weekend you'll want to repeat again and again. Welcome to the Hyderabad edition of the Kommuneity weekend, where we marry the beauty of learning with the promise of growing.

So Hyderabad, we come to you with a Saturday of learning in the workshop, followed by a Sunday of using everything you've learned in the story slam. The theme for this story slam is 'Taste' - from food to memories, tell us about your favourite taste. Tell us if sadness tastes like your mother's food gone cold or if happiness tastes like a the rain after months of waiting. In a city that loves food, tell us a bit about your swaad.


Participants will receive complimentary writing material. After all, what's a writer without a book? So join Kommune as they create, captivate, and collaborate at this Kommuneity weekend!

Artists for both: Anuj Gurwara & Roshan Abbas
5358
The Original Last Wish Baby
Sun Oct 14, 7:00 PM
Dramanon
One of Dramanon’s longest running plays - ‘THE ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY written by William Seebring, premiered in Manipal in 2005. Since then it has been performed in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and finally in Hyderabad in 2007. Join us as we present The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY in a new avatar with a more contemporary form and a fresh structure while retaining the essence of the original storyline.

The play tells the story of a capitalistic India that cashes on anything that is worth commercializing. In this case it is a miracle in modern times, of a baby born without a heart in Mumbai. The characters in the play are everyday people, and the play is a parody on modern Indian life. It shows normal, everyday people as being manipulative, even in their well-meaning acts. Meanwhile the media is shown as seeking to scintillate, even the smallest of acts, if it proves to provide those fifteen minutes of fame. If seen closely, the metaphor of the 'heartless baby' is quite an example in itself of an industrialized, corporate world, quite reminiscent of the literature from the post industrialization period. The story explores various facets of Human existence, exploring a loss of identity, struggle with materialism, and the definition of life and death.

Peppered with wit and humor, poetry, delicately choreographed movement pieces, audio visual transitions and finally original music that maintains the rhythm and pulse of the story, The ORIGINAL LAST WISH BABY is indeed a roller coaster ride of laughter, tears, contemplation and introspection.

Time & Date: 8Pm on 13th Oct & 7pm on 14th Oct 2018

Tickets available on bookmyshow.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/164324671186206/
5523
Storytelling workshop 25hours
Tue Oct 16, 10:30 AM
Surya Swapna
Workshop for parents, grandparents, Storytellers, corporate professionals, educators
5553
Menstruation- A Journey
Tue Oct 16, 6:00 PM
Dr sneha rooh
Dr sneha Rooh, a Palliative physician went on a journey last October to provide basic knowledge of palliative medicine to health care professional across India.

She has conducted several Death cafes in colleges,trains,cemeteries, railway stations.She uses art based practices to help people critique about sexuality and Menstruation through her organisation Orikalankini.

In this talk she presents her journey so far-the railway compartment stories friends she met on her way,the documentary video in the making and all the times her plans have fallen flat.

This is an exercise in recentering and opening up to suggestions from the audiences on making Death,sex and Menstruation a subject of change in India.
5524
Storytelling Certificate course
Wed Oct 17, 10:30 AM
Surya Swapna
Workshop for parents, grandparents, Storytellers, corporate professionals, educators
5426
Cinematographer's Month III
Wed Oct 17, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972) -

Cinematographer - Sven Nyquist

FREE EVENT

When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
5525
Certificate course Storytelling
Thu Oct 18, 10:30 AM
Surya Swapna
Storytelling workshop for parents, grandparents, professionals and teachers
5488
The Ferment Book launch
Thu Oct 18, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & MacMilan
THE FERMENT-Youth Unrest In India Book Launch and Discussion
Lamakaan invites you to a book launch and discussion on the most tumultuous lives of young people in India.

About the book:
From JNU to Jadavpur, anti-national movement spreads!’—Zee News
‘Activism or anti-nationalism?’—Times Now
‘Dalit students on warpath after Vemula suicide’—FirstPost
‘Violence on Ramjas campus: no room for free, peaceful political debate’—NDTV
‘Kashmir University students protest anti-free speech circular’—The Quint
These are but a tiny sample of headlines that have become commonplace in India in recent years. What is it about the present moment in the life of our nation that has stirred so many thousands of young citizens into political action? And what is it about the nature of their protests that is threatening enough for the establishment to brand it ‘anti-national’?
The wave of youth protests, agitations and marches that gripped India in the last few years were not, Nikhila Henry argues, sporadic, isolated or piecemeal. Rather, they were an organized effort against a fractured, unforgiving and deeply discriminatory society. The participants, despite differences, often found convergence and empathy for each other and fought not just their own but each other’s battles: battles of the Dalit, of the Adivasi, of the Kashmiri, of the rape victim, of the Muslim.
In so doing, it was not simply entrenched discrimination they highlighted. In so doing, they questioned fundamental ideas of public morality and the very essence that makes us a united nation.

About the Author:
NIKHILA HENRY is a Special Correspondent with The Hindu in Hyderabad, reporting on education, student politics, civic administration and social welfare. An alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Programme on Investigative Journalism of the United States’ State Department, Nikhila worked as a Principal Correspondent for The Times of India in Hyderabad for eight years, covering education, youth agitations, gender struggles and politics. She also compiled and edited Rohith Vemula’s online diary, Caste is Not a Rumour. The Ferment is her first book.

There will be a panel discussion on the book with the author by:
Prof Padmaja Shaw
Malini Subramaniam

ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
5540
Storytelling workshop
Sat Oct 20, 10:30 AM
Surya Swapna
Workshop for parents, grandparents, Storytellers, corporate professionals, educators
5467
Write Club Saturday General
Sat Oct 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
5416
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Oct 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.

5571
Handloom conference meeting.
Sun Oct 21, 3:00 PM
Lamakaan
Handloom conference meeting.
5448
Science Fun Shop: Electricity
Sun Oct 21, 3:30 PM
Swathi Pasumarti
Have you made a painting which could light up! Have you drawn your own circuits with paint, and connected them with a battery to light up! Does it sound exciting?

Here is another innovative session in the FunShop Series which teaches the basics of circuits and conduction with the help of art/drawing! The kids can carry away their LED lit paintings which are drawn entirely with ink/paints.

Note: pre-registration is mandatory. Cost of the session (including conducting painting making kits) is INR 500.
5568
Khatarnaak khala
Sun Oct 21, 7:30 PM
Darpan theatre
This play will revolve around the funny family members with Hyderabadi dialect and how they keep themselves busy with crazy and mad things. It will take you on the laughter ride through the funny Nok-Jhok between the Husband, wife and a servant. Beauty of the play will come out from the secret in last which will be revealed by the Servant.



5503
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!!!
5427
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
5550
#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.
5487
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.....
5481
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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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Oct 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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Alternative Futures.
Sat Oct 27, 7:00 PM
Programme Council Lamakaan

Book Release-cum-Discussion

‘Alternative Futures: India Unshackled’
Editors - Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy
Publisher – AuthorsUpFront

A remarkable, first-ever collection of 35 essays on India’s future, by a diverse set of authors – activists, researchers, media practitioners, those who have influenced policies and those working at the grassroots. This book brings together scenarios of an India that is politically and socially egalitarian, radically democratic, economically sustainable and equitable, and socio-culturally diverse and harmonious.

Alternative Futures: India Unshackled covers a wide range of issues, organized under four sections. It explores ecological futures including environmental governance, biodiversity conservation, water and energy. Next, it envisions political futures including those of democracy and power, law, ideology, and India’s role in the globe. A number of essays then look at economic futures, including agriculture, pastoralism, industry, crafts, villages and cities, localization, markets, transportation and technology. Finally, it explores socio-cultural futures, encompassing languages, learning and education, knowledge, health, sexuality and gender, and marginalized sections like dalits, adivasis, and religious minorities.

Introductory and concluding essays tie these diverse visions together. Most essays include both futuristic scenarios and present initiatives that demonstrate the possibility of such futures. t a time when India faces increasing polarization along parochial, physical and mental boundaries, these essays provide a breath of fresh air and hope in the grounded possibilities for an alternative, decentralized, eco-culturally centred future. The essays range from the dreamy-eyed to the hard-headed, from the provocative to the gently persuasive.

EDITORS:
ASHISH KOTHARI coordinates the Alternatives programme of Kalpavriksh, has taught at Indian Institute of Public Administration, and chairs the Board of Greenpeace India.

K. J. JOY is Senior Fellow with Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune and has been an activist-researcher for more than 30 years.

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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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Movie - The Day I Became a Woman
Sun Oct 28, 4:00 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
An Irani film by Marzieh Meshkini which uses surrealism to portray the stories of three different women from different ages in pursuit of their identities in a society marred by patriarchy.
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JAAG
Sun Oct 28, 7:30 PM
Rangadhara The Theatre Streams
Jaag is a portrayal of woman who is mother ,wife, and worker in a garment factory. In this globalised world we say we have free economy. yes men and women work together but is it sufficient to call it equality ?Does she gets the freedom in real sense?No ,even today she is loaded with work in her house and in the factory where she works. She looks after her house , her baby ,her husband and goes to work and her husband is least bothered he enjoys watching TV ,long sleeps ,he is not even aware of it. All these every day hectic activities lead to a confused ,forgetful ,and absent minded woman.
Apparently comedy but realistic comment on middle class working woman ,beautifully sketched by Nobal Prize Winner Playwright, Actor, Director Dario Fo ,equally good adapted in Indian atmosphere by Maya Pandit.
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Cinematographer's Month V
Wed Oct 31, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Cinematographer: Vittorio Storraro

The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970, Italy)

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
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K-Circle Quiz of the Month
Fri Nov 2, 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 Pheonix Arena which would be a lively, engaging and informally informative quiz session that anybody is welcome to attend! This is a non-competitive event, where teams are formed on the spot
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Nov 3, 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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The Countdown | Sci-fi Screening
Sat Nov 3, 5:00 PM
MSN Karthik
"The Countdown" can best be described as a tale of hope or the story of survival of humanity. It's an experimental film by an IITian filmmaker, MSN Karthik, in the Sci-Fi Thriller genre, in which an astronaut stuck on an unknown planet struggles to get back to his ship only to find that things are actually worse than expected. The film also revolves around the subject of the future of life on the planet.

This film is a product of Karthik's agile philosophy of low budget filmmaking to shoot in 48 hours, edit and release in 2 weeks, and it has been pulled off in an extremely frugal budget of under INR 5,500. The film was shot mainly in the coal mines in the state of Telangana, India.

After the screening of the film, there will be an interactive session with the director and the team behind the film, in which relevant topics that are covered in the film will be discussed, along with the talk on the journey of making of the film.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/296805702
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Farmers’ Displacement Battles.
Sat Nov 3, 7:00 PM
lamakaan
Farmers’ Displacement Battles – Legal and Otherwise

A Talk by Rachana Reddy
We hear stories of agrarian crisis and farmers’ suicides almost every day. On one hand, farmers are fighting livelihood issues due to anti-farmers policies adopted by the government, on the other hand, farmers’ lands are illegally acquired by MNCs and government. The farmers are uprooted from their agricultural land and displaced. The recent attack on the farmers in Delhi on 2nd October tells a sorry state of affairs and the treatment meted out to them. The Dilli Chalo call is a protest march against the anti farmers’ policies and to tell the government that farmers are in turmoil and seek justice.

In this talk Rachana Reddy will focus on the issues of farmers’ displacement battles and what are the legal avenues available to them to fight out these perennial battles. Can the farmers challenge the government legally or otherwise on this? Come and listen to Rachana Reddy this Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at 7.00pm at Lamakaan.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

ABOUT RACHANA REDDY:
Mrs. Rachna Reddy is currently a practising advocate at High Court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with 11 years of legal experience

She did her Masters in International Law & Human Rights from School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles.
· Served as faculty at NALSAR University of Law.
· Served as an Appellate brief writer for human rights project.
· She has taken on Government of Telangana for its hasty attempts to acquire lands under various government schemes such as Mallanasagar Reservoir project and Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Project etc.
·She has been fighting the cause of farmers who have been wronged by the State Government - the administrative order issued by the Telangana Government was in violation of the Central Land Acquisition Act, 2013.
·Thanks to Rachna’s initiatives High Court has quashed the GO 123 - the controversial order of Telangana Government.
·Mixing social activism with the legal profession she has been guiding many farmers to knock the HC doors against hasty land acquisition by Telangana Government.
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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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Ramayana stories for kids
Sun Nov 4, 2:00 PM
Surya Swapna
Mumbai based story teller swetha rangaraj performs mythology with a twist
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An evening of Bengali melodies
Sun Nov 4, 5:00 PM
Somerita Mallik
An evening of pristine Bengali melodies with Somerita Mallik,an ingenious singer of Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti and Bengali folk songs,hailing from Kolkata.
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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