Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

«Prev From Mar 14, '19 to Apr 13, '19 Next»
5916
Write Club Saturday General #192
Sat Mar 16, 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
5849
Revisiting Paris Commune
Tue Mar 19, 7:30 PM
Hyderabad Marxist Study Circle
"On the dawn of March 18, Paris arose to the thunder-burst of “Vive la Commune!” ... The Commune, they exclaim, intends to abolish property, the basis of all civilization! Yes, gentlemen, the Commune intended to abolish that class property which makes the labor of the many the wealth of the few. It aimed at the expropriation of the expropriators. It wanted to make individual property a truth by transforming the means of production, land, and capital, now chiefly the means of enslaving and exploiting labor, into mere instruments of free and associated labor." - writes Marx.

Paris Commune, the first workers' revolution of the history was short lived - thanks to the ruthless bloodbath by the capitalist ruling classes - but even in its short span of 72 days it showed what the working class, when organized as the ruling class, could achieve. Marx drew some very important conclusions, especially regarding the question of state - as highlighted multiple times by Lenin in his book State and Revolution. Even today, this unprecedented event acts as a guide and morale booster for the revolutionaries everywhere, while incessantly haunting the ruling classes and rightly so!

March 18 this year marks the 138th anniversary of the Commune. Hyderabad Marxist Study Circle invites you to participate in a talk-cum-discussion event at 7:00 PM, March 19 in Lamakaan.
5907
Grave of the Fireflies
Wed Mar 20, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata
Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
5921
Remembering Nataraja Ramakrishna
Thu Mar 21, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Remembering Nataraja Ramakrishna

Lamakaan invites you all on the occasion of 96th Birth Anniversary of Padmashree Nataraja Ramakrishna who was on 21st March 1923 in Indonesia.

About Nataraja Ramakrishna:

Padmashree Nataraja Ramakrishna (21 March 1923 – 7 June 2011) was a dance guru from Telangana, India. He was the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy. He was also a scholar and musicologist who promoted classical dance in Andhra Pradesh and worldwide. Nataraja Ramakrishna's contributions to dances of South Indian traditions are great. He revived the dance traditions of Devadasis of Andhra Pradesh and named them Andhra Natyam. He decoded the 13th-century sculptures of Ramappa temple with the help of Jayapa Senani's Nrittya Ratnavalli and reconstructed the dance that went extinct for almost eight centuries. A lesser known fact about Nataraja Ramakrishna is that he put up the case of granting Classical status to Kuchipudi which otherwise was listed as a folk dance. He has immensely contributed to Perani dance form and nurtured it to the core.

Speakers:
Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Associate Professor at the Dept of Dance, University of Hyderabad. She is also a Kuchipudi Dance Exponent and direct student of Guruji.

Shree Kala Krishna, a direct disciple of Guruji will also be there.

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!


5925
Regional Culmination Event
Fri Mar 22, 3:00 PM
Rubaroo
Rubaroo is celebrating the participants of two programmes around the thematics of Gender Violence and Constitutional Literacy. These Programmes are Be a Jagrik... Samvidhan Live! and Kadam Badhate Chalo - A campaign against Gender Violence

During the event the participants will showcase their learnings and share their experiences their journeys as they engaged with issues of gender, rights, violence, development and citizenship. They will also be felicitated.

5764
The Wire Dialogues
Fri Mar 22, 7:30 PM
lamakaan
The Wire Dialogues — Media and Social Media in an Age of Intolerance

Individuals -- and particularly women - who believe in a secular, democratic and inclusive India and express it through their work and social media posts often fund themselves being targeted, harassed, shamed and cornered on social media. Not only does this result in a narrowing of already shrinking public spaces for women with ‘unpopular’ views but it also forces their invisibilisation. The problem is compounded by a major section of the mainstream media also adopting a stridently intolerant position on many issues. What can we do to rescue the possibility of debate and diversity in the media and social media? Is there any role for the law or of official guidelines? Or are those a double-edged sword?

Panelists:- Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Faizan Mustafa, Swati Vadlamdui, Nitya Ramakrishnan and Rohini Singh — In Conversation with Chandana Chakrabarti.

Join our panel for a discussion on this crucial topic of our times, open for all.
5887
Write Club Saturday General #194
Sat Mar 23, 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
5906
Principles of Screenwriting
Sat Mar 23, 4:00 PM
Sathyan Sadagopan
"Principles of screenwriting - Robin's method" is an exclusive workshop by Professor Robin Russin, a multifaceted hollywood personality who has written, produced and directed for Film, TV and Theater. Robin Russen is currently working as the head of screenwriting department at University of California, Riverside.He is a Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Writers Guild of America.

Course Details:
"Principles of Screenwriting - Robin's method"
The first part is a 2hrs theoritical session followed by 1 hour Q & A session.

This will be a paid workshop.

For more details contact :
+91 8008882627

Robin has written, produced and directed for film, TV and the theater, including Warner Bros.’ On Deadly Ground; America’s Most Wanted on Fox; and Vital Signs on ABC; and his original one-hour pilot script about King David, Beloved, was adapted by ABC as Of Kings and Prophets. He recently directed the independent feature film, When I Sing, co-starring Chris Mulkey, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles; the Special Jury Award for best low budget feature film at Worldfest Houston; and Best U.S. Feature and Grand Jury Award at Borderlands Film Festival, among others. Another feature he wrote, 2 Hearts, starring Jacob Elordi and Radha Mitchell, is currently in post-production. Among other work for theatre, his play, Painted Eggs, was reviewed by The Los Angeles Times as “ambitious, heart-felt and hypnotic,” and his play, The Face in the Reeds, premiered in an extended four-month run at the Ruskin Group Theatre, where he initiated and leads a workshop for local playwrights.
5678
KUNDETI KOMMU a hilarious play
Sat Mar 23, 7:30 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Theatre Co-operative
presents

Divakar Babu's
"KUNDETI KOMMU"
A hilarious play in Telugu

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Date - 23rd & 24th March 2019
Time - 7.30pm
Venue - Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

The play revolves around a conflict between two villages Pedduru and Chinnuru which were once one. Owing to differences, two brothers Pedda Dora and Chinna Dora separate, which not only creates the division of this village but also plants seeds of vengeance in the hearts of these people. While a wanderer conversing with an educated urbanite, suddenly collapses exactly on the boundary line of the two villages. This triggers a conflict between the two villages on who shall take up the responsibility to perform the last rites of the dead person.

Adi & Appa who happen to be ardent followers of Pedda Dora and Chinna Dora, continuously engage in verbal arguments supporting the voice of their respective leaders. Saraiah, a solo drunkard who doesn’t identify with either of the villages fuels the argument frequently. Likewise after a series of arguments, the brothers suddenly discover the monetary benefits of cremation through a letter in the wanderers bag. Intoxicated by greed Pedda Dora, Chinna Dora and their corresponding associates begin to compete in showering pretentious respect towards the dead body. A new conflict arises where both the brothers desperately offer to take up the entire responsibility of performing the last rites. After witnessing this chameleonic behaviour of the villagers, the Urbanite discloses that no penny will be received by either of the doras.

How will they react to this new situation, who will get the money ? Lets find out.
5913
Present day Techology Issues
Sun Mar 24, 11:00 AM
Aditi Bhatnagar
The contemporary world is loaded with technology from the moment we wake up, to the moment we close our eyes, staring at the screen on the bed. Technology has turned from a luxury into a necessity in our lives. Thus to spread awareness, we are organizing a talk on the present day's state-of-the-art technology and its effect on us.

The talk intends to trigger a thought process and discussion on the current state of technology. We would glance through different issues that are coming up ahead of us with the fast-paced technology, namely attention economy, tech addictions, digital privacy, digital laws, and liberties. The talk will dig deep into the psychological factors that are involved when we use social media and which in a way keep us coming back to the social media and get us hooked.
5882
Bottle Art Workshop
Sun Mar 24, 1:00 PM
Vishaka Agarwal
The Bottle Art workshop is a craft workshop which is an introduction to the use of clay to upcycle glass bottles and convert them into bottle lamps and planters . The workshop primarily focuses on the art of clay modelling.
5881
KUNDETI KOMMU a hilarious play
Sun Mar 24, 7:30 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Theatre Co-operative
presents

Divakar Babu's
"KUNDETI KOMMU"
A hilarious play in Telugu

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Date - 23rd & 24th March 2019
Time - 7.30pm
Venue - Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

The play revolves around a conflict between two villages Pedduru and Chinnuru which were once one. Owing to differences, two brothers Pedda Dora and Chinna Dora separate, which not only creates the division of this village but also plants seeds of vengeance in the hearts of these people. While a wanderer conversing with an educated urbanite, suddenly collapses exactly on the boundary line of the two villages. This triggers a conflict between the two villages on who shall take up the responsibility to perform the last rites of the dead person.

Adi & Appa who happen to be ardent followers of Pedda Dora and Chinna Dora, continuously engage in verbal arguments supporting the voice of their respective leaders. Saraiah, a solo drunkard who doesn’t identify with either of the villages fuels the argument frequently. Likewise after a series of arguments, the brothers suddenly discover the monetary benefits of cremation through a letter in the wanderers bag. Intoxicated by greed Pedda Dora, Chinna Dora and their corresponding associates begin to compete in showering pretentious respect towards the dead body. A new conflict arises where both the brothers desperately offer to take up the entire responsibility of performing the last rites. After witnessing this chameleonic behaviour of the villagers, the Urbanite discloses that no penny will be received by either of the doras.

How will they react to this new situation, who will get the money ? Lets find out.
5851
Screening of Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
Tue Mar 26, 6:30 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
Adaptation of 12 Angry Men, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla is a courtroom drama by Basu Chatterjee where the fate of a poor teenage boy charged with murder rests with a jury. The film quite successfully portrays the class and caste prejudices of all the jurists but one who argues in myriad ways against their prejudiced stances.
5908
Dr. Strangelove
Wed Mar 27, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Terry Southern (screenplay)
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
5924
Conflict and Peace in J&K
Thu Mar 28, 5:00 PM
#IWillGoOut Hyderabad Chapter
Tamana Slathia, Peacebuilder, Feminist and one of National Organisers of #IWillGoOut, comes to Hyderabad to share the stories and voices of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. As a peacebuilder, she has her ears to the ground and in her talk, she dispels the myths propagated by the mainstream media and the popular narratives about J&K issues.
5822
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Fri Mar 29, 8:00 PM
Ankit Bakshi
White Rabbit Red Rabbit performed by Vinay Varma

No rehearsals! No director! A different actor each performance, who receives the script on stage!

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning play by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour. It is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
5888
Write Club Saturday General #195
Sat Mar 30, 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
5962
Sainyan Bhaye Kotwal
Sat Mar 30, 7:30 PM
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad
Awaiting period is over.... 🙂 After phenomenal performance & overwhelming response in Bikaner National Theatre Festival 2019...Here we present its 8th performance in Hyderabad after 2 long years, at lamakaan, Hyderabad on 30th March 2019 ( Saturday ) @ 07:30 pm. Donor Pass 250/-

Sainyan Bhaye Kotwal' ( Tamasha Play in Hindi )

5914
Watercolor Painting demo
Sun Mar 31, 10:30 AM
Sohel sayyad
Come join us on a Demo and workshop on different techniques of water colour.
5883
Decoupage Workshop
Sun Mar 31, 2:00 PM
Vishaka Agarwal
Decoupage is the art of decorating objects of different surfaces with paper . This workshop is a beginners guide to this form of art. Towards the end of the workshop the participants would be familiar with the process of decoupage using different kinds of paper and fabric .
5935
Dialogue on Elections
Sun Mar 31, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan & The Dialogues Assocation
Elections: The Saga of Broken Promises - A Dialogue

The elections in April will commence the 17th Loksabha elections in India. At this crucial juncture, every political party opens its box of schemes to lure the voters. If the bait of schemes did not create the sir that they expected, the latest trick up their wily sleeve is to spread propaganda, jumle baazi.

The history of 16th Loksabha elections has taught us that elections in India are just the never-ending saga of broken promises and of course costly affair too with crores of rupees are being pumped into publicity and promotions.

So as the lead participants of this high voltage political act let us all ask some important questions like:
What is that we should recall and assess before voting in these elections?

Does our vote matter?
Does NOTA bear any weight?

What should we learn from the broken promises?
Should we be voting for the MP or PM?
And many more such questions...

Do join us for a Dialogue on the biggest and largest exercise of Indian Democracy.
5931
Thief! Police!
Sun Mar 31, 7:30 PM
Sutradhar
In this world where we live, nothing is what it seems - '
जो है वह नहीं है, और जो नहीं है असल में वही है'..this isn't just a mere play of words and yet it is a play after all!
A train; a chain and 11 passengers caught up in the journey to madness and mayhem - oh yes, a thief and police as well!
Confusions and conundrums abound as they all try to answer the question -"Who is the real player after all?!"
Sutradhar brings you its latest workshop production, 'Thief! Police!', a play written by Vijay Tendulkar, which shows us different faces of the society we live in.
The cast and crew of the play comprise of participants of Sutradhar's various workshop productions who will use various dramatic devices, improvisations and employ the art of observation and transformation.
5970
Busting Myths about Muslims
Wed Apr 3, 5:00 PM
Tajalli Productions
It is a video series debunking myths about Muslims in India. The characters, Sajju - a logical Indian and Shambu - a right-winger have a discussion on various issues surrounding Indian Muslims.
5951
I Even Met Happy Gypsies
Wed Apr 3, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
I Even Met Happy Gypsies(1967)

Synopsis:
The Yugoslavian leading man Bekim Fehmiu plays a charismatic but mean-spirited gypsy, married to the submissive woman (Olivera Vuco). The gypsy couple's various escapades end up in a desperate flight from the Law.

5917
Nrityaarpanam
Thu Apr 4, 7:30 PM
Ch. Rajinimai
Nrityanjali Dance Academy presents Nrityaarpanam - A Dance Dedication. This is a Kuchipudi Dance recital dedicated to the Supreme God.
5781
Dhrupad meets Flamenco
Fri Apr 5, 7:30 PM
Baithak -The Art house
Dhrupad is an ancient music of India with its own vocabulary and deep style of rendering. It is oldest and purest style of music of India.
At the same time flamenco is UNESCO PROTECTED art forms from Spain and it has it's own magnetism. In this event , we are trying to create a musical dialogue between these 2 traditional styles ,without diluting any form, and create a unique rendering with unique dialogue of Dhrupad Vocal, Rare instrument Surbahar and Flamenco Guitar.
5973
Write Club Saturday General #195
Sat Apr 6, 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
5936
The Story Pipers
Sun Apr 7, 10:30 AM
Amina Banu
Story Pipers is an initiative taken up to provide children with books that are based on the real world; a world they can relate to. Being ardent believers of Maria Montessori’s philosophy, all the books are factual and realistic.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -

Dr. Sneha, holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Delhi. Her zeal for writing and storytelling propelled her to pen down stories for children. With this book, she is in pursuit of their rewarding smiles and sparkling eyes.


Amina Banu, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Francis College, Hyderabad; and a diploma in Montessori education from AMI. She has a vast experience in teaching in Montessori schools. This book, conceptualized by her, is one of her unceasing efforts to offer something constructive to children.
5985
Unemployment: The Missing Data
Sun Apr 7, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
The promise of providing (to the youth especially) two crore jobs by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has now become a thorn in its flesh. And data pertaining to the unemployment rate was never published. While the Centre and BJP functionaries have made various claims of providing jobs, one man’s resignation in protest over the alleged withholding of the real statistics caused a furor earlier in January.


P.C. Mohanan would have been just another name on a long list of government officials, but the then acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission (NCS) took the decision to resign, later the unemployment data was leaked and published by a newspaper. It showed that at 6.1%, unemployment was at its highest in the last 45 years.
To understand what exactly the Centre was not wanting to publish, and why Mr. Mohanan decided to resign, come join us for a talk and a Q&A session with the man himself at Lamakaan on Sunday, 7 April, at 730 pm. The former acting chairman of the NSC will explain the wider issues behind his resignation, and the employment data generation process in India and what the report would have meant for public discourse and why official data should be a public good.


ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
5932
Howl Film Screening
Tue Apr 9, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) is living in San Francisco in the mid-'50s with friends and fellow writers Jack Kerouac (Todd Rotondi) and Neal Cassady (Jon Prescott) when he conceives "Howl," a poem that is credited with popularizing the Beat movement. When bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Andrew Rogers) publishes the poem, he is put on trial for obscenity. The film includes animated portions depicting interpretations of the poem itself.

Duration: 90 minutes followed by Discussion

ALL ARE WELCOME.
5952
Balkan Express (1983)
Wed Apr 10, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Balkan Express

Synopsis:
Group of petty criminals is trying to make some money under the disguise of musical band in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
5784
"Aaj Ka Yamlok" by Samahaara
Fri Apr 12, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

"Aaj Ka Yamlok"
A Comedy in Hindi

Written by Dr. Kailash Chandra Sharma
Directed by Sandeep Sahu

Date : 12th April 2019
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

The play ‘Aaj Ka Yamlok’ is a meaningful satire depicting the corruption that is taking a front seat in our contemporary society. If there is a law to understand gravity, there must be something to understand life as well, and this play explains "the modern life" in a unique way.

‘Yamraj’ the God of Death in his previous incarnation was a chief minister and all the officials of his ‘Yamlok’ were the citizens of his state. Not to mention they all indulged in corruption. Now in ‘Yamlok’ they dispose of their duties with the same ‘earnestness’. Problems arise when God himself decides to inspect this Yamlok. How does this modern time Yamraj find his way out, let us sit back and discover…..

Entry by Donation. Available at in.bookmyshow.com