Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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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.





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Gardabhandam & Abbey Emleydu
Fri Jan 18, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Theatre Co-operative
presents

A double bill of two Telugu Comedies

Tanikella Bharini's "GARDABHANDAM"
&
S. Partha Saradhi's "ABBEY EMLEYDU"

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Date: 18th Jan 2019
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

"GARDABHANDAM"

Written by eminent playwright, actor, director Shri.Tanikella Bharani, Gardabhandam ( Donkey’s egg) is a rib tickling political satire that talks about inherited political power. The play is mix of fictional mythology and contemporary social issues. Come grab your seats and enjoy the fun.

"ABBEY EMLEYDU"

Abbe emleydu is a hilarious farce written by Shri. Shankaramanchi Partha Saradhi. A laid back husband, a forgetful wife and a deaf servant. To this mix add a colorful boss who has an exciting plan for the weekend with his subordinates, two strangers who walk into the house for a free meal and a missing ring. What happens when all these colourful characters meet in a situation like this ? Lets find out.
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Write Club Saturday General #186
Sat Jan 19, 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 COLOUR OF MY HOME
Sat Jan 19, 4:00 PM
Lamakaan Programme Council
THE COLOUR OF MY HOME|Yeh Mera Ghar

Language: Hindustani (with English subtitles)
Duration: 48 mins

ABOUT THE FILM

What happens to people when they are violently displaced? Buffeted by winds of hate and forced out of their homes and ancestral villages. Scattered like human debris in relief camps; never able to return. How do they rebuild a new home and a new life, with hearts unable to erase the memories of all that has been left behind?



The film is set in a town in north India, where targetted violence in 2013 forced over 60,000 people to flee their homes in fear. Many could never return. The Colour of My Home is about rebuilding broken lives. It is about the effect of losing home and identity on strong women like Momina, men like Kallu, Anis, and Allahmer Chacha, and the choices that now face a young woman like Rani. The film is about scars that hate and violence leave on the human soul. It is about remembering and loss. It is also about the power of hope and the will to survive.

Directors| Farah Naqvi & Sanjay Barnela
Music| Shantanu Moitra

Executive Producers| Madhavi Kuckreja, Geetha Narayanan, Sandeep Virmani

Camera| Janvi Karwal and Sanjay Barnela

Producers© 2017|

Sadbhavna Trust, Hunnarshala Foundation, Srishti Films – Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

Supported by| Misereor

Additional Support| Oxfam India
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Sanjay Barnela, based in India, is founder of Moving Images, a team of documentary filmmakers and academics, making a range of award winning films over the last twenty years; many are in the niche area of rights-based conservation, at the political interface between the environment, livelihoods and local communities. His body of work was recognized by the CMS VATAVARAN Prithvi Ratna Award (2014). In 2012, Sanjay joined the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, where he heads Srishti Films, a center dedicated to teaching professional non-fiction film making.



Farah Naqvi, an alumnus of Columbia University, is a feminist, writer and activist from India. Her work spans a range of media and locations - from remote villages to public policy spaces (including India’s National Advisory Council, 2010-2014). She has authored two books - Waves in the Hinterland (2007) about Dalit women journalists and Working with Muslims: Beyond Burqa and Triple Talaq (2017) about how the voluntary sector engages with India’s largest minority. She works on gender, caste, and minority issues, towards justice, democratic rights and freedom from violence. For nearly two decades, she has worked on hate-based violence and internal displacement.

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Ruskin Bond Hour
Sat Jan 19, 7:30 PM
XpressionZ Theatre
Titled, "Shades of Love", is a combination of 3 different short stories of Ruskin Bond. Set at different railway stations, these stories can be enjoyed by kids as well as adults.
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Storytelling Workshop For Kids
Sun Jan 20, 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 young students with an encouraging, constructive environment to practice ancient art of storytelling and study its techniques. Exercises in class focus on classic 6-part 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

Some icebreakers and exercises will be covered to help you prepare for the stage experience. 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
AGE: 6 years and above

PAYTM/Google Pay to mobile number 7680993179 or pay in cash at door of the event. (Please message your full name to the same number once you are done with the payment)
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Jan 20, 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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Hyderabad Feminist Reading Group
Sun Jan 20, 1:30 PM
Tarun Gidwani
5th session of our lovely Hyderabad Feminist reading group. Newcomers are welcome!
Here is the link to this session's readings:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1v4JNqYdcUgxy107gmN7j9IqjM-Ytcx7d
If you want to keep getting notified of these sessions we do every other week, you can join our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451288351669247/
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Panel discussion on "Transbill"
Sun Jan 20, 4:00 PM
Dialogue Towards an Altetnative
Let's discuss the after atmosphere of decriminalization of section377 and also why the latest Trans bill is more problemative that helpfull? We will be joined by Vyjayanthi and Rachana for helping us to understand all the above.
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Na Band Na Baaja Na Baraat
Sun Jan 20, 7:30 PM
XpressionZ Theater Group
The Play showcases love story of yet another lower middle class couple struggling make their ends meet and get married to each other. The play is an attempt to reiterate the presence of love and a tribute to all those people in love out there, who, in-spite all ups and downs of life, make an attempt to stay together. Moments of laughter, smile, and being emotional all seem to be a part of the game.
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Upper Caste Quota Bill
Tue Jan 22, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Upper Caste Quota Bill: Is it really for the poor or political stunt? – A Panel Discussion

With the General Elections 2019 just a few months to go, the Central Government passed the landmark Constitution Amendment Bill 124, 2019 aimed at giving 10% reservation in education and government employment to the economically weaker sections among the upper castes who are otherwise not covered under other reservations. The Upper Caste Quota had been passed almost unanimously in Lok Sabha on 8th January and on 9th January the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha and now with the signature of the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind the bill has become a law.
It’s interesting to note how an amendment bill passed through the parliament so easily and comfortably? In fact, the passage of the amendment bill itself will tell a tale of the political power of the upper/forward castes. With hardly anybody voted against the bill, it had smooth sailing.
While Jats, Marathas and Patels/Patidars took to the streets to get a bigger share of the jobs pie, the BCs have demanded increase in their quota of reservation in proportion to the population, this new bill to provide reservations to the upper castes actually breached the 50% upper cap laid by the Supreme Court. The quota bill will take the reservations to 60%. Ironically the criteria earning less than Rs 8 Lakh annually and having less than 5 acres of land by the people make 95% of the population eligible for the reservation.
Whether one calls it a pre-poll stunt to appease the upper caste votes, the BJP govt is clearly trying to woo a large chunk of votes from the upper caste.
Is the bill really for the poor or mere a political stunt to consolidate the upper caste voters? Who are the real beneficiaries of the bill? Can it stand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court?
Come and join us for a panel discussion on India’s most generous bill!

The Discussants are:
Prof. Kasim, Osmania University
Prof. Bhangya Bhukya, University of Hyderabad
Prof Padmaja Shaw, Osmania University
Arunank, Social Activist
And others…

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
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20 Fingers (20 Angosht 2004)
Wed Jan 23, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
20 Fingers (20 Angosht) (2004) - Iranian Movies Month.


FREE EVENT

20 Fingers - A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran.


#The film deals with controversial topics such as divorce and homosexuality and has not yet received permission to be shown uncut in its native country.#

Director: Mania Akbari
Run Time: 72 mins

Special Mention: #Shot in several long takes on a DV camera.#

Accolades:
* Winner of the Best feature film in Venezia Cinema Digital Section (Venice, Italy - 2004)
* The Grand jury prize for the spirit of freedom in Bahamas International Film Festival (Bahamas - 2004)
* Special Mention Femina International Women's Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2005)
* Winner of Best Director and Best Actress Digital International Barcelona Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain - 2005)
* Winner of the Most Innovative film Award Wine Country International Film Festival (California, USA - 2005)

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion