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Screening :'Pink Floyd–The Wall'
Fri Jul 26, 7:30 PM
HYDERABAD CINEPHILES
Negligence and isolation leading to an extreme form of alienation of a rock band artist, Pink Floyd – alienated from his audience, from his relations, from the society at large. Alan Parker, director of the film, depicts Pink building a metaphorical wall around himself escaping which only means facing the harsh realities of real life. The live-action of this musical complemented by Gerald Scarfe’s meticulously created animated imagery move from individual alienation to a reactionary mass movement, a wonderful depiction of how the atomization of individuals in this system makes them sick in myriad ways and eventually many such pale-faced alienated individuals constitute the rabid fascist mass ready to act on the whims of their leader. An adaptation of the 1979 music album The Wall, the film has been widely viewed worldwide and subject to studies by scholars from various fields. Hyderabad Cinephiles invites you to watch this masterpiece and participate in a discussion thereafter on the explicit/implicit messages, art, music and other aspects of the film. Save the date and spread the word.
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Write Club Saturday General #211
Sat Jul 27, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Barking Dog
Sat Jul 27, 7:30 PM
Kissago Theatre
Barking Dog is a Hindi sit-com written by Vishal Vijay, inspired by The Zoo Story by American playwright Edward Albee. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication as anathematization, social disparity and dehumanization in a materialistic world. The story, in simplest terms, is about how a man who is consumed with loneliness starts up a conversation with another man on a bench in a Park and eventually forces him to participate in an act of violence.

Passes - 200/-
Contact # 9700074079
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Making Women, Making Men-Rachana
Sun Jul 28, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
Are 'male' and 'female' the only ways in which we can identify human beings? Are they 'natural' and 'fixed' for life? How does the society decide who is what? And why is it so intolerant to people who want to mess with, shift or change their birth based gender? Does the world get messed up if we have many genders? 

Rachana Mudraboyina is a transgender rights activist from Hyderabad. She is the founder member of Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti and also the founder of Trans-Vision, a youtube channel where she is also the writer and director of its web series.
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World drag day event
Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM
Patruni Chidananda Sastry
Drag queens are performance artists, almost always male, who dress in women's clothing and often act with exaggerated femininity and in feminine gender roles with a primarily entertaining purpose. They often exaggerate make-up such as eyelashes for dramatic, comedic or satirical effect. Drag queens are closely associated with gay men and gay culture, but can be of any sexual orientation or gender identity. They vary widely by class, culture, and dedication, from professionals who star in films to people who try drag very occasionally.

The activity, which is called doing drag, has many motivations, from individual self-expression to mainstream performance. Drag queen activities among stage and street performers may include lip-syncing, live singing, dancing, roasting etc.

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Mitrangan Sahitya Katta Sneh
Sun Jul 28, 6:30 PM
Pravin Kawadkar
Mitrangan Sahitya kataa is group of like minded people interested in marathi literature reading and writing. Group meets every week to do reading of their writing. The event is consists of short plays written by people from Mitrangan Sahitya Katta. Program is free. for all people from Mitrangan group. Singing of poems. Prakash Phadnis is mentor for this program.
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Conversation with Prof Sadgopal
Tue Jul 30, 4:30 PM
Lamakaan
Conversation with Prof Anil Sadgopal on National Education Policy 2019

Lamakaan invites one and all to this interesting conversation with one of the finest educationists in the country on the National Education Policy 2019.

The draft of NEP 2019 was the first document to be released by the newly elected government in May 2019 and was made public on June 2019. There were suggestions invited from the public. The draft policy is an important document about the education in the so-called new India and its implementation will have a great impact on all the stakeholders Therefore, Lamakaan believes that it needs to be discussed widely.

About Prof Anil Sadgopal: Prof Anil Sadgopal is an Indian educationist and activist, known for the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme and for advocacy related to the Right to Education (RTE) Act. He is a recipient of several awards and honours, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for 'Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development'. He was instrumental in setting up the Eklavya foundation in 1982. For over a decade, he was Professor of Education at Delhi University and headed its Department of Education during 1998-2001. Since 2004-2005, he has been campaigning for changes in the RTE Act, which he believes is flawed.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Students’ Suicides in India
Tue Jul 30, 6:30 PM
In Defense of Reason
Education system of India is so rotten to its core that any mention of this anymore only sounds like a cliché. A sense of helplessness has clouded the people who for decades have seen that there isn’t any fundamental change in the status quo, no matter which regime is there at the helm. And naturally, the ultimate victims are the students. School-going students are suffering from severe anxiety and depression, not to say that the conditions amongst the college going youth is even more severe for they also face the immediate pressure of landing with a job as they graduate. The level of stress, depression, anxiety resulting from unrealistic expectations, lack of peer support, rampant competition etc. is only increasing day by day – so much so that many students are choosing the most unfortunate option of ending their lives altogether. According to a TOI report in Mar’18, one student is committing suicide every 55 mins in India. The same report states that 26,000 students had committed suicides during 2014-17. It hasn’t been long since we had to hear the news of IIT Hyderabad student Mark Andrew Charles succumbing to job pressure. In an yet another incident, Payal Tadvi from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai gave up her life facing caste discrimination and harassment inside the campus.

While the psychoanalysis increasingly focuses on the immediate causes behind the students’ suicides viz. depression, stress etc. But the question remains as to what it is that causes the students go into such a state at first place? Analyses employed mainly by psychiatric means tend to make the underlying systemic factors as secondary. It must be asked why after 72 years of independence, Indian state has failed to provide an environment in the campuses which is free from any kind of discrimination. Further, why hasn’t the state been able to ensure a respectable employment to everyone. After all, what it is that makes parents have unrealistic expectations from their children? What it is that causes this rat race amongst students and starts the process of dehumanizing from their age of innocence? How is it possible that even today the students from lower-castes have to face casteist slurs by upper-caste students? All of this cannot be understood merely from psychoanalytical dimensions. Instead, those dimensions must be placed in the overall socio-economic scenario of this country. Only then, we can come to a conclusion that can be a real guide to further action. In Defense of Reason, a discussion forum, cordially invites you to have a discussion on this issue in Lamakaan on July 30, 2019. No registrations are required. Please come and do not forget to spread the word.
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World Day against HumanTraffick
Tue Jul 30, 8:30 PM
Chrysolyte Sanamanda
Would like to host an awareness program with couple of talks on current statistics and the severity of the issue.
Play a short skit on incidents

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Poos Ki Raat - A Story Reading
Wed Jul 31, 5:30 PM
Ekaansh Theatre
Ekaansh Theatre presents "Poos Ki Raat" - A story reading evening by Amar Sankrit. On the occasion of 139th Birth Anniversary of the famous Indian writer & Upanyas Samrat "Shri. Dhanpat Rai Shrivastava" also known as "Munshi Premchand".
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Sports Movie Month - Hoosiers
Wed Jul 31, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Sports Movie Month - Hoosiers

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Director: David Anspaugh
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
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JIHAAD
Thu Aug 1, 7:30 PM
Rangadhara The Theatre Streams

It is a different rather seldom Love Story which evolves in a routine college life, A Hindu Middle class girl who is very Confident, Practical, Smart, Bold, Beautiful, Bindass and Extrovert falling in love with simple & reserved Muslim Boy who suppresses his identity in his college.
The story unfolds their respective fathers Friendship, Trust, Admiration, loyalty and great respect towards each other and its family. The story also deals with the bomb blast, riots, political issues, communalism, terrorism, fascism, mythos, intolerance and patriotism.
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From CEO to a Hero!
Fri Aug 2, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
The Journey of a Kidney Donor, Anil Srivatsa who went through emotional upheavals and the subsequent making of a champion for the cause of Organ Donation. He has driven across 40 countries and over 85000 km in his own car and taken the message about organ donation to schools, colleges and social clubs.
Come hear Anil share his fascinating story about his travels and travails.

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Laasya
Fri Aug 2, 7:30 PM
Ayana Krishna D
'Laaysa'is a dance production by the Choreography Society of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. The production will be a showcase of Indian classical dance forms, mainly Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam.
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3D WALL MURALS WORKSHOP
Sat Aug 3, 12:00 PM
Crimson & Kota pardha saradhi
A unique and creative workshop for all art enthusiasts , Art lovers, join us to create 3 dimensional wall murals ,with hands on experience of moulding and casting, using clay and plaster of Paris in a very easy and safe method,
This will be a two day/two session event which is open for all age groups,
Children below 12 need to be accompanied by parents, but they will be considered as individual participants, participants can take away their creative works at the end of the session. This will be a 3 hours workshop on day one (clay design moulding, casting)and two hours session on day two (painting the murals )
All the required Materials will be provided for the work shop,
Participation fee is 300 per day,
The workshop is conducted by National award winning artists ( sculpture Sri.Kota Partha Saradha, & painter crimson )
For queries contact : 9959864467,9182783684 .
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Write Club Saturday General #212
Sat Aug 3, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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K Circle Non competitive Quiz
Sat Aug 3, 4:00 PM
K Circle
Non competitive quiz required for every first Saturday of the month.
Capacity ~ 50 members
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Waryavarchi Warat
Sat Aug 3, 7:30 PM
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad
UDAAN Performing Arts presents Marathi play Waryawarchi Warat written by an emenant Marathi writer P. L. Deshpande. This play narrates the story when P L Deshpande goes to the village with the concept of about the lifestyle, people, and nature in his mind. But to his surprise, he finds a totally different version of the village.

Date - 3rd August ( Saturday ) 2019
Time - 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Venue - Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Rd No 01
Donor Pass - Rs 200/-
Online Booking on in.bookmyshow.com
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3D WALL MURALS WORKSHOP
Sun Aug 4, 12:00 PM
Crimson & Kota pardha saradhi
A unique and creative workshop for all art enthusiasts , Art lovers, join us to create 3 dimensional wall murals ,with hands on experience of moulding and casting, using clay and plaster of Paris in a very easy and safe method,
This will be a two day/two session event which is open for all age groups,
Children below 12 need to be accompanied by parents, but they will be considered as individual participants, participants can take away their creative works at the end of the session. This will be a 3 hours workshop on day one (clay design moulding, casting)and two hours session on day two (painting the murals )
All the required Materials will be provided for the work shop,
Participation fee is 300 per day,
The workshop is conducted by National award winning artists ( sculptor Sri.Kota Partha Saradha, & painter crimson )
For queries contact : 9959864467,9182783684 .
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Self Care & the Collective: Talk
Sun Aug 4, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
Why does a person come into queer space? And how can we make space for all the reasons why they may be there? What is often our first response and immediate priority when a person comes.  How may we take care of one another with responsibility? How do we learn to say  'we are here for you'?  

Ponni Arasu is a queer feminist activist. She has been part of queer collectives and advocacy groups such as Nigah, Anjuman and Voices Against 377. In her capacity as a legal practitioner and researcher at the Alternative Law Forum in Bangalore, she worked with the LesBit collective. She is also a historian of public politics in Tamilnadu.
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Nabikei (Footprint)
Sun Aug 4, 5:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Nabikei (Footprint) Shri Prakash, 2017. 63 min The American Southwest—especially the sovereign Indigenous nations of Acoma, Laguna, and the Diné or Navajo Nation—has a long history of uranium mining. Once home to a booming economy and proudly called the Uranium Capital of the World, these Indian reservations and poor White communities are now littered with old mines, tailings dams, and other uranium contamination, which is the legacy of this deadly industry. On the Navajo Nation alone, there are more than 500 abandoned uranium mine sites that need to be addressed.

In spite of the US government’s Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Radiation Exposure and Compensation Act, supposedly strict and powerful regulatory agencies like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are almost helpless to mitigate the contamination left by the nuclear industry.
This film explores how colonialism, which came to the Southwest with Spanish conquest, has changed face in modern time, as it is played out in a new quest for mineral resources.
Contaminated land, water, and air have left these poor communities helpless. Their efforts to gain justice have failed. Indigenous and poverty-stricken communities who suffered the most are trapped and exploited, as new mining companies continue to disregard the health and environment of these people with the lure of a better economy, jobs and new In Situ Leach uranium mining methods.

Unfortunately, this is the same sad story repeated in other parts of the world including India, but in India it is the government itself undertaking the enterprise and repeating the same degradation in Jadugoda (Jharkhand).
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Ismat Aur Manto kiChuhalbaaziyan
Sun Aug 4, 7:30 PM
Suhas Bhatnagar
The play is based on the conversation between the two legendary writers of their time. Ismat Chugtai and Manto were good friends. The play deals with some lighter moments of their personal life.
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Handloom Day
Tue Aug 6, 7:30 PM
RAMESH RAMANADHAM
Open discussion on the eve of upcoming Handloom Day on 7th August 2019.
Why a handloom Day?
Importance of Handlooms N Handicrafts?
Need to feel responsible to protect our cultural heritage?
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Sci-Fi Month - Solaris (1972)
Wed Aug 7, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel) (as Stanislav Lem), Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshteyn)
Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
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Keep Climate, Change the Economy
Thu Aug 8, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & SAPACC
Panel discussion--"Keep the climate, change the economy: Need for a rainbow coalition"
Climate change is here! We are already seeing monsoon vagaries every year and frequent extreme weather events like the very heavy rainfall in Mumbai in July 2019, and in Kerala in August 2018. The probability of remaining within 1.5-2oC temperature rise above pre-industrial times that scientists consider a do-not-cross redline now appears to be low. If greenhouse gas emissions do not come down drastically in the near future, temperature rise is likely to be 3-4oC, and the consequences of this will be catastrophic. South Asia is one of the two most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts. The 2015 inter-governmental Paris Agreement to check climate change does not seem to be succeeding. People need to step in now. What should we do to form a people's rainbow coalition to tackle a now imminent climate crisis? What should its programme be?

Panel: K Babu Rao, Kajal Gupta, NS Prasad, Gangadhar Pandey, Arpit Sharma
Chair: T Vijayendra

ALL ARE WELCOME!

This panel discussion is a curtain raiser kind of an event for the forthcoming SAPACC meeting, Hyderabad 18-21 September 2019

More details about SAPACC:
https://www.ecologise.in/sapacc/
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CURBING DEMOCRACY:UAPA/RTI/370
Fri Aug 9, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Curbing Democracy: UAPA / RTI / ART 370 Bills

One side Modi Government’s anti people policies are pushing majority of the masses towards unemployment and misery and on the other side the government has recently passed subsequent bills in Parliament which will curb the democracy further and establish a complete authoritative fascist state. Bill like UAPA is aimed at suppressing any dissenting voice by labelling them as terrorists. RTI bill is also amended so that the government can operate without any accountibility and at the same time propagate misinfomations among people. And the recent Bill to abrogate article 370 is an anti democratic and autocratic step towards the people of Kashmir which will fuel fire in future and adversely impact the whole country. It is the duty of everyone now to get back the lost democratic freedom through these bills by raising their voices against it. In order to understand further about these bills in details, all are invited for a discussion at Lamakaan.

Date: 9 August 2019 Time: 07:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Lamakaan Open Cultural Space, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34
ALL ARE WELCOME! Entry Free!!
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Knife Painting Workshop
Sat Aug 10, 11:00 AM
Nandini R Penna
Painting on Canvas using knife painting technique

by Ms. Nandini R Penna and Ms. Suman Krishna intend to conduct this workshop.

9291658463

Free Art Workshop for about 20 Participants.Painting on Canvas using knife painting technique. Materials will be provided by organizers.
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Write Club Saturday General #213
Sat Aug 10, 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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Movie Analysis
Sat Aug 10, 3:00 PM
Raghuveer
Art and literature can be seen as extensions of the human mind. Very often they can reveal what lies within, sometimes visibly, and, sometimes, not quite so visibly. The movie club is (we hope) a fun way of looking deeper into the emotions, perceptions and thoughts that weave human relationships together or tear them apart. A movie may be treated as a true story or, alternatively, can be used as a tool to try and figure out what went on in the directors head when the movie was made. Either way, it’s a different way of understanding human behavior and relationships. In the end, by looking deeper into another’s story, we hope, perchance, to understand ourselves better.
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Chalam's "MAIDANAM" by Samahaara
Sat Aug 10, 7:30 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Theatre Co-operative
presents

An adaptation of Chalam's "MAIDANAM"
A play in Telugu

Produced by Rathna Shekar
Directed by Nasreen Ishaque

Date - 10th & 11th August 2019
Time - 07.30pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Maidanam, one of the most famous and most controversial of Chalam’s novels, dramatises his ideas on marriage, freedom and the moral issues involved in them. Rajeswari, is a young, frustrated housewife. It all starts with her thorough disillusionment with her tradition-bound, unfeeling, emotionally sterile lawyer-husband who is given to treating her as a piece of property, as one who fulfills his sexual and social needs.

Her deliverance comes in the form of Ameer, a client of her husband. Their very first meeting is an emotionally charged and sexually exciting experience. His looks pierce her clothes and caress her all over her body. This is a new experience for her. She has never known anything so exhilarating like that before. When finally Ameer embraces her, in the absence of her husband of course, she reacts with a cry of joy. She feels that Ameer has endowed divinity on her. This realization marks the death of her old self. She plunges headlong into a life of passion and bliss with Ameer.

Soon enough Ameer, asks her to “come away” with him. They decide to go away to “Maidanam,” a wide open plain where they will not be disturbed by society. For a while Rajeswari agonizes over whether she is driven by animalistic lust or noble love or the simple desire to free herself from the shackles of soul-killing traditions.

After living like that for months Rajeshwari gets pregnant. Ameer does not want the baby and wants Rajeshwari to get rid of her pregnancy. Maternal instincts take over her and she refuses. They have a fight and Ameer leaves her alone and vanishes. After Ameer has gone away Rajeswari turns to Meera a handsome sixteen years boy in a major way for emotional and material support.

Hoping to get back Ameer she decides to get rid of her pregnancy with the help of Meera. Things get complicated when Meera starts developing feelings for Rajeshwari. Meanwhile Ameer comes back. He does not like how close Rajeshwari and Meera have become. Now Rajeswari has to choose between Ameer who she truly loves or Meera who acted as her pillar of support in desperate times.
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Love x Law – Vasudha Nagaraj
Sun Aug 11, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
Does the law really decide our lives? Or offer the final solutions to all of our problems? Should we rest our hopes in law? How do legal decisions play out in our daily lives? In what ways is the Law our ally, opponent, co-traveller or support?

Vasudha Nagaraj is a senior advocate who practices in High Court of
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. She argues for tribals displaced by
development projects, men and women subjected to police violence,
women facing sexual assault and discrimination and many public interest
litigations too.
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An evening of A G Kurup's Poetry
Sun Aug 11, 4:30 PM
Padmini & Avalokita
The Metaphysics of the Tree-Frog's Silence is a volume of poetry written by Ajithan G. Kurup when he was in his twenties. The volume was published by Poetrywala posthumously after his tragic and sudden death in April 2015.

Adil Jussawalla writes in the introduction to the volume: 'To enter Ajithan G. Kurup’s poetic world is to risk, in the words of his title poem, dancing “headlong down precipices". It’s rare to find a contemporary poet who dares near-unattainable heights and fearful depths on dancing words... Ajithan's erudition spans a great many cultures and languages, classical and contemporary, and while some of it may seem Greek to the reader who shuns difficulty, it’s a Greek the poet seems truly to have lived in, a language internalised, as though, in fact, the poet was at home in the Greece of ancient times, or had passed through it as a passionately interested traveller.

Ajithan has the uncanny gift of being able to conjure back lands he has been to, using
his own peculiar brand of magic, and to dazzle us with lands he has never seen (as in “Sketches from a Log…”). He is voyager, shaman, and most often seer, in one person.'

Jeet Thayil, another contemporary poet, says: "It is our loss that we did not know Ajithan Kurup’s work when he was alive, and we did not celebrate his brave and lonely project: to render the unsayable into language. He cannot be imitated or replaced, only admired."


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Chalam's "MAIDANAM" by Samahaara
Sun Aug 11, 7:30 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Theatre Co-operative
presents

An adaptation of Chalam's "MAIDANAM"
A play in Telugu

Produced by Rathna Shekar
Directed by Nasreen Ishaque

Date - 11th August 2019
Time - 07.30pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Maidanam, one of the most famous and most controversial of Chalam’s novels, dramatises his ideas on marriage, freedom and the moral issues involved in them. Rajeswari, is a young, frustrated housewife. It all starts with her thorough disillusionment with her tradition-bound, unfeeling, emotionally sterile lawyer-husband who is given to treating her as a piece of property, as one who fulfills his sexual and social needs.

Her deliverance comes in the form of Ameer, a client of her husband. Their very first meeting is an emotionally charged and sexually exciting experience. His looks pierce her clothes and caress her all over her body. This is a new experience for her. She has never known anything so exhilarating like that before. When finally Ameer embraces her, in the absence of her husband of course, she reacts with a cry of joy. She feels that Ameer has endowed divinity on her. This realization marks the death of her old self. She plunges headlong into a life of passion and bliss with Ameer.

Soon enough Ameer, asks her to “come away” with him. They decide to go away to “Maidanam,” a wide open plain where they will not be disturbed by society. For a while Rajeswari agonizes over whether she is driven by animalistic lust or noble love or the simple desire to free herself from the shackles of soul-killing traditions.

After living like that for months Rajeshwari gets pregnant. Ameer does not want the baby and wants Rajeshwari to get rid of her pregnancy. Maternal instincts take over her and she refuses. They have a fight and Ameer leaves her alone and vanishes. After Ameer has gone away Rajeswari turns to Meera a handsome sixteen years boy in a major way for emotional and material support.

Hoping to get back Ameer she decides to get rid of her pregnancy with the help of Meera. Things get complicated when Meera starts developing feelings for Rajeshwari. Meanwhile Ameer comes back. He does not like how close Rajeshwari and Meera have become. Now Rajeswari has to choose between Ameer who she truly loves or Meera who acted as her pillar of support in desperate times.
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Garam Hawa movie show
Tue Aug 13, 5:00 PM
Classic Movie Club
In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.
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AZADI KI JUNG, FILMON KE SANG
Tue Aug 13, 8:00 PM
RAMDAS K KAMATH
Audiovisual programme based on war films from Haqeeqat to URI-The surgical strike presented by Ramdas Kamath
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Until and Unless Film Screening
Wed Aug 14, 1:00 PM
Amelia Carter
Join Kolkata Anandam for a screening and discussion of the film Until and Unless. The actors and producers of the film will be present to answer any questions.

Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal the anti-sodomy law Penal Code 377, Until and Unless follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Koti person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to oppose these laws, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.
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Sci-Fi Month - Primer (2004)
Wed Aug 14, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices

they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
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Mini canvas painting workshop
Thu Aug 15, 3:00 PM
Pragya Mishra
As the name suggests, mini paintings are colorful handmade paintings very small in size. Although it's not different from a normal canvas painting but it's more cute. You can keep it on your working desk to make your workplace more positive. So, in this workshop you are gonna learn how to paint a mini canvas with acrylic Colors and you can take it with you. Fee - Rs.600/- per person (including material)
For more information contact - 8437185825
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Book reading with Anangsha
Thu Aug 15, 4:30 PM
Anangsha Alammyan
Meet author Anangsha Alammyan as she talks about self publishing in India, Quora as a platform for newbie writers, and her newest book - cybercrime thriller "What did Tashi do?"

The author will read out passages from the book, sign some copies for her readers, and address questions from the audience. It will be an evening talking about books, writing, and stories.
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6th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2019
Thu Aug 15, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
A death and A birth: Gandhi and India A Lecture by Prof Apoorvanand on the occasion of 6th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2019.

आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान की पैदाइश के छह महीने भी नहीं गुज़रे कि गांधीजी का क़त्ल कर दिया गया। आख़िर जिसे राष्ट्रपिता कहा जाता था, उसे राष्ट्र के जन्म की घड़ी में ही क्यों मार डाला गया? हिंदुस्तान के जन्म और गांधीजी की मौत के बीच के इस रिश्ते को किस तरह समझें?आज़ादी के बाद से क्या हिंदुस्तान इस क़त्ल की शर्म से बरी होने की कोशिश करता रहा है? आज हम जिस लम्हे में हैं, क्या यह कहा जात सकता है कि हिंदुस्तान ने अब ख़ुद को गांधी से पूरी तरह आज़ाद कर लिया है?

Not even six months after the birth of Azad Hindustan, Gandhiji was murdered. After all, who was called the Father of the Nation, why was he killed at the time of the birth of the nation? How should we understand this relationship between the birth of India and the death of Gandhiji? Since independence, has India been trying to get rid of this murder? At the moment we are in today, can it be said that India has now freed itself completely from Gandhi?
About The Hasan Memorial Lecture:

The Hasan Memorial Lecture was instituted in 2014 and is held each year at Lamakaan on August 15 with an eye to the emergent political and economic crisis in India/South Asia or the world. It is our single most important programming effort each year and draws a very significant audience. The previous editions of the lectures were delivered by Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Prof.Gail Omvedt, Bharat Patankar and Prof.Kodandaram, Siddharath Varadarajan, et al.

Mr. Moyed Hasan in whose memory the annual lecture is named, was a scientist, a photographer, an environmentalist and a person with a deep concern for the lives of ordinary people. His house, that he named Lamakaan (as in the Sufi literary tradition to mean 'an abode for those who travel without any worldly possessions') " has now become an important part of Hyderabad’s cultural and political life. Mr. Hasan left behind an imaginary of what an engaged life is. From science to art, and environment to international affairs he encompassed a vision of how we must live our lives meaningfully.



About the Speaker:
Apoorvanand is professor at the Hindi Department of University of Delhi. An avowed secularist, he is known for his frequent interventions in day-to-day politics, and for being a tireless champion of minority rights. He is one of the most vocal critics of the Sangh Parivar in the Hindi belt.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Art Exhibition
Fri Aug 16, 12:30 PM
Soham Bhowmick
The art work is based on an ironic take on our mythology and cultural cocoons that we have spun around us to maneuver though the dreadlocks of directives.



Soham Bhowmick

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Abrogation of art 370
Fri Aug 16, 5:00 PM
Dialogue towards an Alternative
Consequences of the abrogation of article 370 in Kashmir.
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Kirikou and the Sorceress
Fri Aug 16, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Kirikou and the Sorceress Film Screening followed by discussion.
Directed and Written by Michel Ocelot
71 mins. 1998. French with English sub-titles

Synopsis
A small voice can be heard in the womb of a pregnant woman: "Mother, bring me into the world!" "A child who can speak from inside of his mother can bring himself into the world", answers the mother. This is how tiny Kirikou is born, in an African village on which Karaba the Sorceress has cast a spell. But as he comes forth from his mother's womb, Kirikou is determined to rid the village of her curse and understand the cause of her wickedness. After fabulous adventures, Kirikou reaches the forbidden mountain…

Director Statement
With the "outsider" success of "Kirikou and the Sorceress", one of the frequent questions asked by journalists was: "This success must have come as a big surprise!". It was not a question, but a statement. My answer was always the same: "Not at all!" Even if I was prepared for a disastrous release, I was also ready for a triumph. However, something unexpected happened: the nature, depth and permanence of the Kirikou baby.
A Character was born and loved.

Dr. Neeraj Raj, Animation Expert will introduce and analyze and take questions from the audience post screening.

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Mosaic pendant workshop
Sat Aug 17, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Mosaic pendant workshop

Join artist Emily Bhargava on Saturday the 17th from 10:30-12:30 to learn to make mosaic pendants using glass, beads and found objects. We will use an epoxy clay to set the pieces, and will discuss basic mosaic technique, texture and contrast before you begin your own designs. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring an object that is meaningful to you to include in your creation. Please note that the pendants are approximately 30mm long, so the objects should be quite small.
The workshop is free, and all levels are welcome.
Class size limited to 10.
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Foliage 2019 Greenpeace India
Sat Aug 17, 11:00 AM
Ali Abbas for Greenpeace India
Foliage 2019 is the initiative of the Greenpeace India Hyderabad volunteers to promote awareness on the issue of Climate Crisis. The event comprises of the open mic where each participant gets a chance to perform in the creative format on the topic Climate Crisis. The second segment would be a debate by the group on the topic Should India Declare Climate Emergency? The event is still in the planning stage more details will be followed soon.
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Write Club Saturday General #214
Sat Aug 17, 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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Art with free software :Blender
Sat Aug 17, 5:30 PM
Dharma Teja Reddy Kasa
Animation & VFX industry is one of booming industry in India. Plus, there are so many individuals who wants to learn 3d either as a hobby or to get in to industry in long run. All institutes give training in industry standard software like Maya, Nuke etc., which are not affordable to students and hobbyist. Solution for them is, using free software which can do almost everything what those expensive software can do. I would like share my experience with free software by showing things I have done with them, especially Blender 3D
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RTI Amendment Bill
Sat Aug 17, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
'RTI Amendment Bill & its potential impact'

Parliament passed the RTI Amendment bill that seeks to give the Central Government the authority to decide on the tenure & salaries of the Information Commissioners. The session will discuss the possible impact of this amendment and what should ordinary citizens look out for.
Rakesh Dubbudu is a well known transparency Campaigner and the Founder of Factly, a public information initiative. He has been working on RTI related issues for the last 14 years.
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MAHATMA GANDHI @150 AND FOREVER
Sun Aug 18, 11:30 AM
Dasari Balaiah,IRS
MAHATMA GANDHI @150 AND FOREVER
An Art Exhibition to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's @ 150 Birth Anniversary.
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At the Crossroads!- Grace Banu
Sun Aug 18, 2:00 PM
Tashi Choedup
Are we just queer? Is sexual and gender identity and expression the only
problem that we face in the society? When caste and religious identities are detrimental to our identity, how does it complicate our queer lives? And the movement? 

Grace Banu is Dalit transgender activist and writer from Tamilnadu. She was the first transgender person to be admitted to engineering college in her state.
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RASANUBHAVA
Sun Aug 18, 7:00 PM
Sahitya
An hour long Bharatanatyam show exploring the process of telling stories through dance and creating rasa or response in the audience
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SciFi -The City of Lost Children
Wed Aug 21, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Sci-Fi Month - The City of Lost Children (1995)

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM
Movies Starts at 7:10 PM
Post-Screening Discussion - 15 mins
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One Mustard Seed
Thu Aug 22, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
One Mustard Seed
41 mins

Why do we have such a contentious relationship with the idea of dying? What keeps us from looking at death, or the dying, in the eye; from making peace with the process?

The film wonders if the process of dying can become meaningful; and if embracing our own mortality might be the key to a more fulfilling life.

Filmmaker Bio:

Aparna Sanyal is a National Award winning filmmaker who has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows as director and producer for both Indian and international television since 1999. She was awarded the Rajat Kamal at the National Film Awards in 2012, the Charles Wallace India Trust grant for research in the UK in 2015 and recognised as a Young Creative Entrepreneur by the British Council in 2010. She is the co-founder of ‘The Red Door’, an initiative on Mental Health.

Her previous films include 'Tedhi Lakeer - The Crooked Line' (2002), 'A Drop of Sunshine' (2011), 'A Land, Strangely Familiar' (2013), 'Shunyata - when Kathak met Cham' (2014), Shovana (2017), and The Monks who won the Grammy (2018).

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Kabaddi: The Game of Partition
Fri Aug 23, 8:00 PM
The Cutting Chai Company
Kabaddi, the Game of Partition is a period drama of the bloodiest time in Indian history. This play is a testament of the mass that was made to participate in one of the biggest political gambles ever. Sure; nations were divided, treaties were signed, tanks were loaded, and armies were deported. But what the people went through, is what has carried the legacy due. We have all read enough about Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, the commission, India and Pakistan; it is now time to relieve the madness as citizens of the country. The essence of the play thrives on just one question, did the independence really set us free?
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Write Club Saturday General #215
Sat Aug 24, 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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Remembering Khayyam, Music Dir
Sat Aug 24, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
Khayyam, one of the doyens of Indian Music especially the Indian Film Music left this mortal world on 19th August 2019 leaving us in sorrow and grief. While his music created waves his simple personality was loved by all the filmdom people. Khayyam has left his treasure of music for the current and future generations to relish.

Lamakaan invites all to an evening of Remembering Khayyam and his rich legacy and contribution to the Indian Music followed by a screening of Umrao Jaan (1981).

Pre and post-screening discussion shall happen. The discussion is moderated by Chaya Mohan Babu, Publisher and an ardent fan of Khayyam's music and Indian Film Music in general.

About Khayyam: Mohammed Zahur "Khayyam" Hashmi, better known as Khayyam (18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019), was an Indian music director and background score composer whose career spanned six decades (1948–2007).

He won three Filmfare Awards for Best Music in 1977 for Kabhi Kabhie and 1982 for Umrao Jaan, and a lifetime achievement award in 2010. He was awarded the 2007 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Theatre. He was awarded the third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for 2011.

ALL ARE WELCOME!