Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Naan Devru (A short film)
Wed Dec 19, 4:30 PM
Gehna M
We would be working on promoting a student film namely Naan Devru, a film questioning the ritual-Bhoota Kola, a ritual very religiously followed by scheduled tribe caste in the rural areas. The film will pose a question mark to the myth as well as talk about the element of trust between a married couple
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Wed Dec 19, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Hotel Rwanda (2004) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.

FREE EVENT

Based on the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, the film, which has been called an African Schindler's List, documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees by providing them with shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines.

- Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George

Accolades: The film was nominated and won several awards in 2004–06. Various critics included the film on their lists of the top 10 best films of 2004.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Post Poll Analysis
Thu Dec 20, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
With the results of the 5 state elections declared on 11th December, there is already the bugle sounded for the 2019 General Elections

The Discussion will revolve around the expected near future impact in terms of political alignments, policy and law and order. It will also cover repercussion on the forthcoming general elections.

This will be followed by Q & A session.

The Discussants include:

Prof Kodanram - Prof. Kodandaram is a political activist and political leader. He is the founder of political party Telangana Jana Samithi, which was formed in March 2018. He was also the Chairman of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC), which was formed with the goal of achieving a separate Telangana state in India. He retired as a Professor of Political Science from Osmania University.

Prof Vinod Jairath - Prof Jairath has carried out and supervised research in several areas such as Agrarian Structure and Change, Sociology of Science (Scientific Communities), Sociology of Development (Nature of Participation), Popular Culture, and more recently, Muslim Diversity.

Prof K. Srinivasulu - Prof Srinivasulu is an intellect and social activist. He retired as a professor of Political Science, Osmania University.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
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abstract art show-cutepiece
Fri Dec 21, 6:00 PM
dollzie
art-display of small dimension artworks mainly abstract figures, acrylic/mixed media on canvas.
Name of Artist : dollzie, anuradha bhalla and raksha jesrani. Dates 22 and 23 DEC 2108 . Just placement of art-works for 2 days -no inaugration drama.
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Butoh workshops
Fri Dec 21, 7:00 PM
patruni chidananda sastry
Butoh (舞踏 Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo.
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Wreath drawing workshop
Sat Dec 22, 10:30 AM
sharmila
GET READY FOR THE SEASON WITH HAND DRAWN WREATHS
Learn how to draw WREATH in simple step by step process in a 2 hour workshop,at the end of the workshop participants will walk away with their beautiful hand drawn wreaths, which can be used as greeting card or as display piece.
please note :- participants will have to bring materials (color pencils/sketch pens card stock or thick paper. of their choice).
Fee - 600 rupees per person, for registration contact nsharmila2014@gmail.com/ whatsapp on 8332062137
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Dec 22, 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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Verba Maximus Regionals
Sun Dec 23, 10:30 AM
Sriya Suri
Verba Maximus is South India's largest literary fest organized solely by the students of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. We aim to improve the overall literary culture among students across the nation. With Regionals, we aim to increase awareness about our fest in the city. This year we'll be having competitive events in writing, debate and slam poetry during the Regionals.
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Panel Discussion On 2 Bills
Sun Dec 23, 2:30 PM
Coalition of human rights groups
Panel Discussion - #RedraftTraffickingBill, #StopTransBill2018

Sunday 23rd Dec 2.30pm to 5:00pm, Organized by coalition of human rights groups. Presented by Lamakaan.

Ahead of the Rajya Sabha deliberation on the Anti-Trafficking Bill 2018 and the Transgender Bill 2018 on Dec 27th, we the coalition of human rights groups - viz. child rights groups for trafficked/orphaned and run away children, women's groups working with survivors of sexual violence, trafficking survivors and survivors of “rescue and rehabilitation” model of trafficking into bonded labour, networks of CBOs and collectives of people who exert their agency to do consensual sex work as a livelihood, organizations working with families of farmers who committed suicide, Domestic Workers Unions that organize domestic workers and those migrating to Gulf, activists working with brick kiln migrant labour, transgender, cisgender allies, queer, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming transgender and LGBTIAHQ people and women, lawyers, social scientists, students etc through the panel discussion want to understand the firm opposition to both the bills and put forth our comprehensive detailed demands to all our parliamentarians, to the Prime Minister of India, to Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India and most importantly to the people of India!!
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Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney
Sun Dec 23, 7:30 PM
Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar
Zeeshan Hasan Akhtar’s solo performance Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney is a quiet meditation on what it means to be Muslim in India. Starting with that founding moment of post-Independence communal violence that in many ways inaugurated the Hindutva project, the Bhagalpur riots in Bihar in 1989, without so much as mentioning the place or the forces behind the violence then or today, Akhtar builds a menacing and moving account of a subjectivity formed in that crucible. In a remarkable refusal of the production of the Muslim as the othered product of an anthropological gaze or the victim of secular pity and compassion as much as of communal violence, Gobhi ke Patte ki Chutney is a subtle and deeply disturbing account of the more primal components of human subjectivity told in a theatrical language that eschews spectacle and settles for a record of the tremors of a heartbeat.
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SHAADI KA LADDOO
Tue Dec 25, 7:30 PM
RAMDAS K KAMATH
Stand up comedy. Original marathi one act play "Vyatha Sansarachi" now translated in hindi
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अनबन violence in silence
Wed Dec 26, 2:00 PM
Pratik jadhav
In this performance i am symbolically going to represent some major issues in todays families.in so many families People live in same house ,under same roof but they don't even talk to each other,so that suffocation , we always blame others, always throw mud on each other. So all this aspects i am going to show in this small act.
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A Trick of Light (1995)
Wed Dec 26, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A Trick of Light (1995) - Celebrating Biopics and Autobiographies month based on real life personalities.

FREE EVENT

A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema.

- The film tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the "bioskop", an early version of the film projector.

Director: Wim Wenders

* Its original German title is Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky, the film made with the students of the Munich Film Academy.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Free GIS and RS Applications
Sat Dec 29, 2:00 PM
Mohammed Abdul Irfan
GIS application by QGIS software and Remote Sensing application by ERDAS Imagine Software
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Interfaith on human rights
Sat Dec 29, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan
An Interfaith discussion about human rights and democracy in India

Purpose of gathering would be to explore interfaith efforts to secure democracy and human rights in India, and in particular, the role of faith-based activists.

Format: 5 minute presentations by several faith-based activists/advocates for human rights and secular democracy in India followed by open discussion among all gathered.

Speaker:
SUNITA will speak about progressive Hinduism which is devoted to the human rights of all faights.

Some of the questions to explore during the discussion are:
Does the "left" in India collaborate with faith-base efforts for human rights?
Do such collaborations and interfaith efforts in India that stand for minority rights include Hindus?
Are there Hindus who connect their activism against Hindu nationalism to the teachings of the Gita and Vedas etc.
Of course we know of Swami Agnvesh, Shashi Tharoor, KP Ramanunni -- but these are individuals. Are such views and efforts present in broader interfaith organizing in India?
How can Sadhana support such efforts in India, from so far away?

ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Sutradhar presents OLEANNA
Sat Dec 29, 7:30 PM
Sutradha
David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a powerful two-character drama on various aspects of the student-teacher relationship, revolving around its insecurities, institutional politics, hypocrisies of higher education, student influences and sexual harassment. A power struggle and miscommunication between the professor and his student, who accuses him of sexual harassment. Who is right? And who is wrong? Which side do we take? In the power play of institutional politics, which side will win? The grades that you get, are they more important than your understanding? Is it okay to cross yet another line to get some grades?
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Make a MANDALA: for Beginners
Sun Dec 30, 11:00 AM
Nishat
Make a MANDALA: for Beginners is a free introductory session to mandala making.

Mandalas help in relieving tension and anxiety. It also relaxes and heals the body, mind, and spirit. It gives freedom to express feelings in a non-threatening way, and it stimulates creative-thinking and problem-solving.

This workshop will include:
- Guideline making for better mandalas
- Learning basic mandala patterns and creating your own
- Creating a simple and fun mandala to take back with you.

For ages 8 and above.
No drawing experience required.

This workshop is conducted by Nishat.
Nishat is a learner at Vision Rainbow, Co-creator of Owl Time Favourites and is passionate about Art and Craft.
To know more about her:
Find her on Instagram @the.caffeinated.owl
or connect with her on 9704295140

Prior Registrations to be done via call on 9704295140
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AlbertPinto Ko Gussa kyu ata hai
Sun Dec 30, 2:00 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai is a Saeed Akhtar Mirza movie in which the protagonist is played by Naseeruddin Shah.

Recently, we saw that Naseeruddin Shah was hounded by online Right wing mob for expressing his apprehensions about the present state of affairs of our society.

We all might have disagreements with him on various occasions but no one can question his humanist credentials or his love for the motherland, for that matter, evident in his works as well. He has been a part of a number of progressive movies.

This seems to be the appropriate time to screen "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai".In this movie,the lead protagonist is the worker who thinks that this system is a just system and all workers can become successful if they emulate the rich people. He gets angry on workers who go on strikes for various reasons. But what happens when an incidence takes place with his father who is a mill worker too. Pinto's views regarding justice changes and he is able to identify the real reasons for the plight of workers. In the end of the movie, his anger towards workers in general gets redirected towards the real cause of antagonism in the society.

A good screenplay and a wonderful script makes this movie as one of the best by Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Naseeruddin Shah.
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Sutradhar presents OLEANNA
Sun Dec 30, 7:30 PM
Sutradhar
David Mamet’s “Oleanna” is a powerful two-character drama on various aspects of the student-teacher relationship, revolving around its insecurities, institutional politics, hypocrisies of higher education, student influences and sexual harassment. A power struggle and miscommunication between the professor and his student, who accuses him of sexual harassment.
Who is right? And who is wrong?
Which side do we take?
In the power play of institutional politics, which side will win?
The grades that you get, are they more important than your understanding? Is it okay to cross yet another line to get some grades?
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The House Is Black 1962
Wed Jan 2, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
* The House Is Black(1962) & Offside(2006) - Iranian Movies Month

FREE EVENT

THE HOUSE IS BLACK - The film takes an insinuative look at the leprosy-stuck colony of Tebriz in Iran, which has been completely neglected by the society.
(documentary short film)

Director: Forough Farrokhzad
Run Time: 22 mins

Special Mention: Although the film attracted little attention outside Iran when released, it has since been recognized as a landmark in Iranian film.
Reviewer Eric Henderson described the film as "One of the prototypal essay films, The House is Black paved the way for the Iranian New Wave."

OFFSIDE - Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. The film was inspired by the director's daughter, who decided to attend a game anyway.
#The film was shot in Iran[1] but its screening was banned there.#

Director: Jafar Panahi
Run Time: 93 mins

Awards: The film won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2006, and was in the official selection for the 2006 New York and Toronto International Film Festivals.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Night School on German Ideology
Thu Jan 3, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Two Day Night School on German Ideology - Day 1

The German Ideology joint work of Marx and Engles was written between 1845 and 1846. This was the period when Marxism was finally evolved as the scientific world outlook of the revolutionary proletariat. Marx and Engels had arrived at the decisive stage in working and the philosophical principles of scientific communism.
It was in the German Ideology that the materialist conception of history, “Historical materialism”, was first formulated as an integral theory. Engels said later that this theory, which uncovered the genuine laws of social development and revolutionised the science of society, embodied the first of Marx great discoveries (the second being the law of surplus value) which played the main role in transforming socialism from Utopia in to a science. The German ideology is in effect the first mature work of Marxism.
German Ideology unveils the holistic vision of Marxism, the science of revolution. Still only a few academic and activists could read this important book. That is why we decided to organise a book reading session on that book. Booking reading and discussion is scheduled in two sessions on January 3rd and 4th at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, Timing 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Sri K.V.Rao, a reader in Marxism who is trying to apply Marxism to history and contemporary issues will hold this discussion.
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Blogging and film making
Fri Jan 4, 11:00 AM
Ira
A seminar on blogging and film making will be conducted along with a lot of exciting topics included and guest lectures by eminent personalities of the respective areas/topics.
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Night School on German Ideology
Fri Jan 4, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Two Day Night School on German Ideology - Day 2

The German Ideology joint work of Marx and Engles was written between 1845 and 1846. This was the period when Marxism was finally evolved as the scientific world outlook of the revolutionary proletariat. Marx and Engels had arrived at the decisive stage in working and the philosophical principles of scientific communism.
It was in the German Ideology that the materialist conception of history, “Historical materialism”, was first formulated as an integral theory. Engels said later that this theory, which uncovered the genuine laws of social development and revolutionised the science of society, embodied the first of Marx great discoveries (the second being the law of surplus value) which played the main role in transforming socialism from Utopia in to a science. The German ideology is in effect the first mature work of Marxism.
German Ideology unveils the holistic vision of Marxism, the science of revolution. Still only a few academic and activists could read this important book. That is why we decided to organise a book reading session on that book. Booking reading and discussion is scheduled in two sessions on January 3rd and 4th at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, Timing 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Sri K.V.Rao, a reader in Marxism who is trying to apply Marxism to history and contemporary issues will hold this discussion.
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Hyderabad Feminist Reading Group
Sat Jan 5, 11:00 AM
Tarun Gidwani
The Hyderabad Feminist reading group meets again for the 4th session of our beautiful reading group 🙂
As always:
1. Newcomers are more than welcome.
2. Here's the link to this session's readings: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12VQIKMwwlGo6E5EWbM95kzWsLl5GN7af?usp=sharing

I picked two readings for this session. The first one is a classic, and has been highly recommended to me by a lot of attendees from the previous sessions: "Five Faces of Oppression". In it, Iris Young, starts by reflecting on the conditions of the wide variety of groups said to be oppressed by these movements. (She has a helpful list of the groups in mind). She then goes on to give a systematic account of what oppression means. And since it is probably not possible to define a single set of criteria to describe the oppression of these groups she gives a five categories: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural
imperialism and violence.”

The second reading, is from a biologist. Before you frown, this is not one of those misuses of science where we'd find oversimplifications of research findings about nature of gender, sex and love. Nah. Instead, its a short, juicy and exciting reading about whether there are hormonal/development markers of sex in the human brain (answer: no). The lesson from reading is to not "get stuck trying to divide nature from nurture.” Instead, remember that human bodies are dynamic systems that develop and change in response to their social and historical contexts.

Last time we forgot getting samosas to our table, so this time we'll get that done. At Lamakaan. Saturday morning.

See you all there!
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Telangana Elections
Sat Jan 5, 2:00 PM
Lamakaan
Telangana Elections: What Happened and What Did Not Happen

In the recently concluded Telangana elections, while mainstream media was unmindful of the contest and electoral debacle of a large number of candidates from the marginalized communities, it was also caught unawares by the thumping majority of the ruling TRS party. As soon as the Telangana Assembly elections were announced, many political pundits from the two Telugu states and outside, predicted the success of some candidates from the marginalized communities who had given voice to the victims of KCR's rule in Telangana. They also predicted the electoral debacle of the ruling TRS party under the leadership of KCR and his family members. Contrary to these predictions, the voices of the people of  Telangana were defeated in the electoral battle-field while the TRS won the elections with a thumping majority.  How did the TRS win? What has been its electoral strategies in the game of electioneering? Why did candidates from the marginalized take to the ballot battle in the first place and why did they miserably fail? 

Come and hear What Happened and What Did Not Happen in the Telangana elections from the electoral contestants themselves at Lamakaan on 05 JAN.
Speakers:-
Prof. Sujatha Surepally
Dr. Jilukara Srinivas
Mr Ibram Shekar
Dr Emmadi Kiran
Mr Goji Dayakar 
Mr Chandrasekhar
Mr Dunna Ambedkar
Ms Komali and 
Ms Mercy Margaret and others.

Time: 2-5 PM
All are welcome
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Write Club Saturday General #184
Sat Jan 5, 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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K-Circle Quiz of the Month
Sat Jan 5, 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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Chai Edi be?
Sun Jan 6, 7:30 PM
MANCH THEATRE
Manch theatre Presents A Hillarious Comedy Telugu Play, Chai Edhi Be?
CHAI EDHI BE? is a Original MANCH Theatre's Production.

It's a hilarious comedy Telugu play written by Srikanth Banala and Directed by Saddi Manasa.

This play revolves around a tea seller who has a dream of getting a broken relationship intact, presented in a semi rural setup, this play makes you laugh throughout the conversations between variety of people thronging the tea stall. The rest of the play is how the tea seller makes things happen and makes things end well.

The Artists include Harsha Chakillam,Prashanth kumboji,Vikas tupakula,Akbar Ali,Jyothirmayi Babu Manukonda,Suman Singasani, Saddi Manasa, Regalagadda Shiva Jyothi, Rakesh Kumar Narlapuram,Shiva kumar Bandi.

Please do come and enjoy the show.
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Remembering Mushir ul Hasan
Tue Jan 8, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites you to a meeting to remember and recollect the fond memories, work, contribution and legacy of Prof Mushir ul Hasan

About Mushir ul Hasan:
MUSHIRUL HASAN (15 August 1949 - 10 December 2018)

Mushirul Hasan, an acclaimed scholar and educationist died on 10 December
2018 at the age of 69. He was a renowned historian who wrote extensively
on the partition of India, communalism, and on the history of Islam in
South Asia.

An alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University and the University of
Cambridge, Mushirul Hasan was a Professor in the Department of History
and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He also served as the
Director of Academy of Third World Studies in Jamia Millia Islamia from
July 2000 to January 2010. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Jamia
Millia Islamia from 1992 to 1996. Later, he served as the
Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (2004-2009). In May 2010, he was
appointed as the Director-General of the National Archives of India. He
was the President of the Indian History Congress in 2002.

Hasan won a number of awards for his work, including the Padma Shri in
2007 and the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. The books he authored
include (among others) India Partition: The Other Face of Freedom, and From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial India.

Prof Fatima Shenaaz and others will speak.

The event is open to all. Entry Free!!!
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The Sun Behind the Moon
Wed Jan 9, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
* The Sun Behind the Moon (Kandahar) (2001) - Iranian Movies Month.

FREE EVENT

The Sun Behind the Moon (Kandahar) - The film is based on a partly true, partly fictionalized story of a successful Afghan-Canadian, played by Nelofer Pazira, who returns to Afghanistan after receiving a letter from Dyana, her lifelong girl friend who was left behind when the family escaped, that she plans on committing suicide on the last solar eclipse of the millennium.
#Its original Afghan title is Safar-e Ghandehar, which means "Journey to Kandahar", and it is alternatively known as The Sun Behind the Moon.#

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Run Time: 85 mins

Accolades: Kandahar won Makhmalbaf the Federico Fellini Prize from UNESCO in 2001, and is one of the "All-Time" 100 Movies by the periodical Time.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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Write Club Saturday General #185
Sat Jan 12, 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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Moteram Ji Shastri
Sat Jan 12, 7:30 PM
Safarnama Theatre
Safarnama Theatre presents Moteram Ji Shastri, one of the play from our event Ulat Pher - A tribute to Munshi Premchand.

A well versed, astute & flamboyant school master is married to a very demotivated woman who keeps cribbing about their middle class status. Be it the art of poetry, content writing or grammatical intellect, this man possesses it all. But at times knowledge & talent is not all that matters. Wealth does, and it does big time. Knowing this, our pauper teacher couple aspires to make it big in some way or the 'other'.
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Romeo & Juliet ( A Love Story )
Sun Jan 13, 7:30 PM
Udaan Performing Art, Hyderabad
UDAAN Performing Arts, Hyderabad presents, its 13th Workshop production William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet ( A Love Story )

Synopsis - Romeo and Juliet were in love, but Romeo was a Montague and Juliet was a Capulet. Both Montague and Capulet families hated each other. The story happened in the city of Verona, where both the lovers met and instantly fell for each other. They were so in love that they decided to forego the history of the enmity between their families, decided to challenge the norms of honor and respect, decided to live together. But honor and name of the family were and are always bigger than the idea of love. So, Romeo was supposed to hate the enemy and Juliet was supposed to marry the suitable boy chosen by her family.

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Through the Olive Trees
Wed Jan 16, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Through the Olive Trees (1994) - Iranian Movies Month.

FREE EVENT

Through the Olive Trees - It is the final part of Kiarostami's Koker trilogy, and the plot revolves around the production of the second film; And Life Goes On..., which itself was a revisitation of the first film - Where Is the Friend's Home?.

#The Koker trilogy is a series of three films directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami: Where Is the Friend's Home? (1987), And Life Goes On (a.k.a. Life and Nothing More, 1992) and Through the Olive Trees (1994).#

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Run Time: 103 mins

Accolades: * Was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Espiga de Oro at the 1994 Seminci in Valladolid.
* In the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, six critics and four directors ranked Through the Olive Trees one of the 10 greatest films ever made.
* The film was selected as the Iranian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion
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We Have Not Come Here to Die
Thu Jan 17, 7:30 PM
Mahnoor Yar Khan
Length: 110 minutes.
Languages: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English.

Synopsis:
On January 17th 2016 a Dalit, Phd research scholar, and activist Rohith Vemula unable to bear the persecution from a partisan University administration and dominant caste Hindu supremacists hung himself in one of the most prestigious universities in India. His suicide note, which argued against the “value of a man being reduced to his immediate identity” galvanized student politics in India. Over the last year thousands of students all over the country have broken the silence around their experiences of caste discrimination in Universities and have started a powerful anti-caste movement. The film attempts to track this historic movement that is changing the conversation on caste in India.