Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Ishq Mastana - by Vipul Rikhi
Fri Sep 13, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Vipul Rikhi
Ishq Mastana | Drunk on Love
Life and philosophy of Kabir, in story and song
by Vipul Rikhi

An introduction to the enigmatic, iconoclastic 15th century Bhakti-Sufi poet, Kabir, through storytelling, commentary, poetry and songs. The songs are in dialects of Hindi and the entire narration will be in English.

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Why Kabir?
Over 500 years after his lifetime, Kabir still speaks to our times. In simple, direct words, he addresses complex emotional and cultural issues, with deep insight and clarity. But who was Kabir? How and where did he live? What made him who he was? Was he just one person or has he become many? Exploring legends around his life, his poetry, the depth of his thought, and the beauty of the music that has sprung up around him, we take a journey into the heart of this unique phenomenon.

Vipul Rikhi is a poet, translator and singer, and a co-creator of Ajab Shahar, a forthcoming digital archive that celebrates the oral traditions of Bhakti, Sufi and Baul music and poetry. His work with Kabir Project includes extensive writings and translations in the area of mystic poetry, including forthcoming books. He is also the author of a novel and collections of poetry and short stories.

http://ishqfakiri.com/
https://vipulrikhi.com/
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GYAN Workshop for NGO's
Sat Sep 14, 10:30 AM
iVolunteer Hyderabad
iVolunteer-Your Skills can change lives brings you a platform to do so through a highly customized training session on “Important aspects for writing effective concept note/ proposal" to be held on 14th September, 2019 from 10.00am to 03.00pm as part of #GYAN, our initiative where we have professionals volunteering to discuss the above situations faced by NGOs on various skills to help increase their efficiency



Note: Session will be conducted in Telugu and English

The resource person is Aruna Jyothi Patapati with
11+ years of grassroots experience in Women and Child Development. Apart from the full time journey in various roles: Program Development, execution, Fund Raising, Impact Assessment and Evaluation, Strategy Development and designing Volunteering programs, Aruna has been a Mentor and Consultant to non-profits working on Education and Livelihood development, especially in human-centered program development and design thinking. A Freedom Writers Fellow (USA) and served in post-conflict Uganda (Africa). Enthusiastic about cross cultural and interdisciplinary learning and collaborations and a continuous learner and backpacker to explore Best Practices in Love & Care across world.

linkedIn.com/in/arunajyothipatapati84/

These are the questions which will be discussed and addressed. The workshop is suitable for all NGO Leaders, Development Sector Professionals.

We are glad to share that all participants of GYAN will be eligible to receive a “Certificate of Completion/Participation” from iVolunteer. As always the session is for a maximum of 10 participants, with a maximum of 2 per NGO.

Cheque of Rs 1100/- (per participant) favoring ChangeX Services Private Limited to iVolunteer with a cover note indicating your interest and the participant details in the above mentioned format. Rest details will be shared post you confirmation.

Look forward to your participation. For more information,

please call Ernest Matta at 9849692140 or write to hyderabad@iVolunteer.in

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Tibet: Frontiers of Resistance
Sat Sep 14, 3:00 PM
Bliss Binoy Vallabhassery
Rinzin Choedon (National Director, Students for a Free Tibet- India) and Tenzin Phakdon (Grassroots Director, SFT India) will speak on the ongoing crackdown in Tibet and the new forms of resistance Tibetans have employed in their struggle for freedom.
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Write Club Saturday General #214
Sat Sep 14, 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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Book launch
Sat Sep 14, 5:00 PM
Anu Kushwaha
“Push Start to Auto Start” by Anu Kushwaha is a helping hand for those of us who feel lost, confused like we’re just drifting through life with exhaustion seeping into our bones as we keep pushing our lives forward just to succeed.

If you are feeling trapped in the life you’re living, “Push Start to Auto Start” by Anu Kushwaha can help you there. With words that teach you how to balance work and personal life without feeling empty, this book is a must-have for those who can relate.

Meet her at Book Launch event on 14 September 2019 @ 17:30 hrs at Lamakaan and see a new perspective of life.

You can read her articles on www.backtowellbeing.org
E-book and paperback of #pushstarttoautostart is also available on popular online platforms.
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Reflections- Indian Constitution
Sat Sep 14, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Reflections on the Indian Constitution and Judiciary in the Current Moment

The transfer of judges their appointments and related challenges throw long shadows on the efficacy and credibility of the system. Is the last sentinel suffering an credibility crisis or is it being attacked?

Speaker: L Ravichander is a Senior Lawyer practising at Hyderabad High Court.
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Vaishali Bisht's Weekend Theatre
Sun Sep 15, 12:00 PM
Vaishali Bisht Theatre Workshop for Children
This is the culmination of the Weekend Theatre Workshop for Children where we invite the parents of the children who have participated in the workshop, in order to view the children's presentations and speak with the workshop facilitator regarding their child
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RTI- Current challenges
Sun Sep 15, 5:00 PM
Tejaswini Madabhushi
In the context of amendments to Right to information act, we want to create awareness on Right to information and talk about online platforms that enable all citizens to use Right to Information easily and for free.
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Gadha Kahini - Tale of a donkey
Sun Sep 15, 7:00 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
Based on Tarapada Roy's story, dramatised by Soumitra Basu, Gadha Kahini is a political satire that portrays through a story telling style on how some of the decision making authorities are being driven by their whims and fancies and how it all turns out to be a comedy of errors
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Remembering Operation Polo
Tue Sep 17, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
17th September this year marks 71 years since the erstwhile state of Hyderabad was annexed to India, in the year 1948, more than a year after India got its independence. While what transpired then has been largely forgotten and left out of our history books, a very important thing within that subject is the Telangana Armed Struggle (1946-51).

While the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, was busy trying to do his best to stay independent and was negotiating with the Indian government, the communists in Telangana had given a call to arms against oppressive landlords in 1946 itself, two whole years before Operation Polo. The movement is one of the nest successful peasant revolutions that took place in independent India.

The state of Hyderabad, which comprised Telangana and parts of present day Maharashtra and Karnataka, was in flux, but what transpired between 1946 and 1951 in the region of Telangana was very different from the rest of the state. The Razakaars, a militia led by Qasim Razvi, which caused a lot of disturbances in the name of keeping Hyderabad independent, was met with resistance by the communists.

A very important aspect today, especially given that the issue of 'liberation day' (of Hyderabad from the Nizam) is being talked about, is that the anti-feudal struggle in Telangana was against oppressive landlords (working for the Nizam), who mostly perpetrated caste violence in the rural areas of the state. Chakali Ailamma, P. Sundarayya, Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Ravi Nayaran Reddy and many others fought for freedom to set poor peasants free from oppression.

Moreover, it is well-recorded in the Sunderlal Committee report about the atrocities perpetrated against Muslims (between 27000 to 40000 reportedly killed) in the aftermath of Operation polo (in the districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka mainly). However, in Telangana, so such thing took place, in spite of the communally charged atmosphere, thanks to the communist leadership which essentially controlled the rural areas of Telangana.

Today, very few people from that generation live; who can tells us what they witnessed during that period of flux in Telangana. Among them are Gabbete Raghu Pal (78), a member of the Communist party of India-Marxist and Kandimalla Prathap Reddy (85), a member of the Communist Party of India, who were just children when Operation Polo took place, but have several stories and eyewitness accounts that will help us understand both Operation Polo and the Telangana Armed Struggle.

So come join us for a talk and discussion with the speakers, who will help us understand our state's history in a more personal manner and also throw some light on what transpired during those days of strife.

About the speakers:

Mr. Raghu Pal's association with the Telangana Armed Struggle started as child, when he witnessed many incidents in his village in Jangaon Taluka (district today). His father, G. Gopal Reddy, was in fact a senior CPI leader, who was also arrested and jailed for his participation in the armed struggle (CPI was banned even after independence, the party called-off the rebellion in 1951). He has been with the CPM since his youth.

Kandimalla Pratap Reddy is a renowned author and public speaker on the Telangana peasant armed uprising. His association with the communist movement started when he was a teenager as a courier responsible for passing messages between the leaders and comrades underground and aiding them with food and transport. His well known books include “Veera Telangana Sayudha Samaram”, “Ralina Ratnalu”, “Gadar Viplavam”, “Bandook (novel)” etc to name a few. In “Ralina Ratnalu” he captures the stories of hundreds of commoners who lay their lives down for the cause of the peasant uprising from every district of Telangana.

ALL ARE INVITED.

Organizer:
The event is being hosted by Yunus Lasania, a city based journalist and Moses Tulasi, Documentary filmmaker who are currently interviewing eyewitnesses of Operation Polo and Telangana Armed Struggle.
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El Norte (1983) Movie screening
Wed Sep 18, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
When a group of Mayan Indians decides to organize a labor union to improve conditions in their village, their community is violently destroyed by the Guatemalan army. Teenage siblings, Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) and Enrique (David Villalpando) manage to escape the massacre and decide to start a new life in El Norte -- the USA. The two trek through Mexico, meeting a variety of characters and facing trials and tribulations on their journey toward lives as illegal immigrants in Los Angeles.
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Relevance of Periyar today
Thu Sep 19, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Relevance of Periyar today : Contradictions of caste, language and religion

Thanthai Periyar lived in a time when the country was witnessing a turmoil in its social and political landscape. He stood against the current questioning the idea of nation, social constructs of caste, religion and the dominant culture. He was not an armchair revolutionary, nor a seasonal activist but a speaker who spoke his mind wherever he was. The talk will revolve around the contemporary relevance of Periyar at a time the nation is divided drastically on the lines of caste, religion and other identities and rise in inequality.

Thirumurugan Gandhi is an human rights activist and a geopolitical commentator. He spoke in the UN for the past three years advocating the rights of people facing war crimes against imperial regimes. He is also the founder of May 17 Movement and raised his voice against the Indian government's atrocities against Tamils.
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ART a play by Yasmina Reza
Thu Sep 19, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
This hilarious play, staged is the age-old argument on MODERN ART and its creativity(or the lack of it). LOTS OF SWEARING AND FIST FIGHTS IN STORE!! On a serious note, the ingenious french playwright YASMINA REZA has gained immense popularity with this play being translated into over 30 languages. 

A friend buys a strange piece of modern art, another friend loses his mind and another gets punched in the face. Was the painting worth its 200 million euros?? Did Yvan deserve the punch to his face. Did Marc come to terms with modern art? Did Sophie retain her dignity among her philistine friends?? 




Duration - 90 minutes
Time - 8:00 pm
Actors - Srinivas (as Marc)
Aarthy (as Sophie)
Purushothama (as Yvan)
Music - Joshua
Lights - Sudarshan
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Relevance of Bhagat Singh today
Fri Sep 20, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan programming Council & In defense of reason
On the occasion of Bhagat Singh's Birth Anniversary, Lamakaan cordially invite one and all to an important discussion on the relevance of Bhagat Singh today. With the fascists forces in political power and spreading their reactionary politics like a virus in the country, it becomes all the more necessary to recollect the society that Bhagat Singh dreamt of.
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The Complete Watercolor workshop
Sat Sep 21, 10:30 AM
open studio
water COLOUR WITH CRIMSON
This is a Practical & complete watercolor painting workshop for one and all, An in-depth understanding of a unique art medium, painting with watercolors is all about your confidence, it's also about how you respond towards nature around, its also a confidence builder, it's a calming agent, practical approach to rejuvenate your body & mind . Learn to do watercolors with Artist Crimson.
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Santosh ventriloquist
Sat Sep 21, 11:00 AM
Santosh ventriloquist
Ventriloquism is art of voice manipulation using a puppet or doll.

M.Sathosh Kumar is a international Ventriloquism artiste, with more than 20 years experience in performing Ventriloquism shows.

He is the only ventriloquist who is attending international Ventriloquism convention at USA, since 2012.

He regularly works with school children & teachers in helping them in improving their skills

Contact 9849745838

He travels to USA, UK & UAE to do workshops on Ventriloquism for children.
www.indianventriloquism.com
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Reading Banned Books
Sat Sep 21, 2:00 PM
Ashley Tellis
We will have a reader read from Wendy Doniger's banned book The Hindus: An Alternative History and another reader read from Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses. This will be followed by a discussion of both books.
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Lakeer ke is Taraf (Documentary)
Sat Sep 21, 5:00 PM
Shilpa Ballal
The film is about the non violent, people's movement - Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) - which has been fighting for Adivasi people's right to proper rehabilitation for over 3 decades. It has been presented as a success story, where more than 250 thousand people, under the leadership of Medha Patkar, have fought and won the battle against oppressive government policies of rehabilitation.

The present model of development which endorses big dams, has always been challenged by the NBA, and the drawbacks of this model are now seen at every corner. The range of the damage is from adversely affecting the lives of 60,000 families to 80 kms of sea ingress, making hundreds of hectares of land infertile.

NBA's alternative models of development are also presented in the film, which has a long term positive impacts on society, be it the small scale power generation project or the life-schools (Jeevan Shala), which are being run by the Andolan over the last 25 years.

Adivasi culture of songs, Holi, their value systems, faiths are also shown in the film, which also points at the virtue of 'small is beautiful'.

The Narmada Bachao Movement is a success story of a fight over the last 35 years. The world should understand it as an ongoing struggle and that people's strength can change policies and can force the government to take steps towards justice. With the film, I also want to make an appeal to the rich, upper-class and urban middle class to be sensitive, considerate and humble towards those who had to made huge sacrifices for their everyday comforts. Media has been very partial about the NBA over the past decade now, calling it dead! With the film, I want to spread the message that the NBA is still very much alive and is giving hopes to lakhs of people even outside the valley.

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Park
Sat Sep 21, 7:30 PM
Chitralekha Arts Theatre Group
A comedy play about three men in a park fighting for their place;
there are three benches but not enough. The play touches upon
that thing which is at a premium these days – space – literally
and metaphorically. What starts of as light-hearted banter
evolves into a serious conflict about space, territory and
ownership. These become the main issues. 
Park can be many things; it can be a metaphor for home, or a
metaphor for love, or even your workplace. It deals with a
problem of space, which is universal.
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The Complete Watercolor workshop
Sun Sep 22, 10:30 AM
open studio
water COLOUR WITH CRIMSON
This is a Practical & complete watercolor painting workshop for one and all, An in-depth understanding of a unique art medium, painting with watercolors is all about your confidence, it's also about how you respond towards nature around, its also a confidence builder, it's a calming agent, practical approach to rejuvenate your body & mind . Learn to do watercolors with Artist Crimson.
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Sri Raaga- Book Release
Sun Sep 22, 5:00 PM
Dr. Bala Donepudi
Exclusive book release by Dr. Bala Tripura Sundari , founder of Sri Raaga Music School, featuring the compositions composed by her.
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Ek Durachari Raja
Sun Sep 22, 7:00 PM
Shudrka Hyderabad
The play, 'Rajar' has drawn from Camus' “Caligula” the concept of deification of emperors which was common to the pagan world, the Greek and Macedonian kings. Raja (the king) discovers on the death of his sister and lover, Apurupa, that people die and they are not happy. From this point on, obsessed by his search for the absolute, poisoned with contempt and horror, he tries to exercise, through murders and systematic perversion of all values. He rejects friendship, love, simple human solidarity, and the concepts of good and evil. He takes literally all those around him like Taruni, his poet-friend, and forces them to see things logically, and levels everything around him through the force of his rejection. But if his truth involves revolting against destiny, his mistake is to deny humanity. One cannot destroy everything without destroying one's self. This is why Raja depopulates the world around him and, faithful to his own logic, decides to strangle Kamini, his mistress, uttering his gospel of hate at everything around him. This play is the story of a superior suicide, as described by Camus. It is the most human of stories and the most tragic of errors. Faithless to humanity out of faith in himself, he accepts to die for having understood that no one can save himself by himself, and that one cannot be free while opposing humanity. The play remains universally relevant. It represents the face of contemporary despotism, not only in terms of the whimsical madness of rulers, but also in terms of how people react to such rule with a glimmer of hope for the future
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HUNAR CHARCHA
Tue Sep 24, 6:00 PM
DHIRAJ SINGH & SAHAR ZAMAN
In its first edition of HUNAR CHARCHA we bring to you an artist-chat with a unique 'CAR ARTIST' whose iconic museum in Hyderabad has people coming in from all over the world. HUNAR TV-A unique web channel for the arts and LAMAKAAN-An Open Cultural Space are pleased to invite you to the first HUNAR CHARCHA outside-Delhi-NCR. Our guest this time is K. SUDHAKAR, a unique 'CAR ARTIST' who has broken world records creating motor-vehicles in the most inconceivable shapes and sizes.

"The second artist in conversation is Kathak guru Raghav Raj Bhatt. But here will explore hos other art. His line drawings of performers caught on stage LIVE"


HUNAR CHARCHA is an artist-chat series in which we bring you face-to-face with brilliant creators who have made a name for themselves in the fields of ART, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FASHION, TRAVEL & lots more
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Local solutions to global risk!
Tue Sep 24, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Climate change is a global problem. It is a contemporary problem. It may seem counterintuitive, but the solution to this modern global problem is in local, indigenous knowledge based, community driven, de centralized water management.

Speaker Rajendra Singh is an Indian water conservationist and environmentalist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as "waterman of India", he won the Magsaysay Award in 2001 and Stockholm Water Prize in 2015. He runs an NGO called 'Tarun Bharat Sangh', which was founded in 1975.

Entry Free
All are welcome
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Indian Photography Festival 2019
Wed Sep 25, 5:30 PM
Light Craft Foundation
As part of the Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad 2019, we would like to host a Talk and a slideshow/ projection of the photographs.
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LE HAVRE movie screening
Wed Sep 25, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Le Havre is a 2011 comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Blondin Miguel. It tells the story of a shoeshiner who tries to save an immigrant child in the French port city Le Havre. ALL ARE WELCOME
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Kirigami, Paper Art & Designing
Thu Sep 26, 5:30 PM
Budala Devakiran
I wanted to conduct Creative Art and Craft workshop for interested children and adults. We have already conducted workshops and exhibition to government, social welfare, and private schools of Telangana and AP. This program of art with paper was identified by National Handicrafts, New Delhi. The main motto of this workshop is to develop creative skills, develop interest, develop knowledge of art and craft. Through this workshop, the children and adults will be educated and will be inculcated the skills of concentration, knowledge and all other educational and developmental skills.
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Why I Resigned? by Kannan G
Thu Sep 26, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
"Why I Resigned?" A talk by Kannan Gopinath, Former IAS Officer

Injustice and curbing of freedom of expression are worth sacrificing the biggest of power positions

Kannan Gopinath stands by democracy and free speech. He was an IAS officer who resigned in protest to the Centre's clampdown in Kashmir abrogating Article 370 and 35A. He stated, "What triggered my decision is the attempt to mutilate fundamental rights, to silence people. And the situation is that nobody should protest, nobody should raise their voice, raising your voice is not acceptable. The amount of power to silence those who react is tremendous,”
In this juncture of history of the country, where speaking truth to power is seen as an attack on the State and its machineries Gopinathan will talk about his experience in the service and his way forward. The shrinking democratic spaces within the administrative bureaucracy and the public sphere with the legitimisation of the rule of law is another aspect democratic aspirants had to deal in the current political scenario.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Let’s talk podcasts!
Fri Sep 27, 5:30 PM
Goethe-Zentrum in collaboration with lamakaan
Let’s talk podcasts!

• What on earth is a podcast?
• What does the world of podcasting look like?
• Who makes podcasts and who listens?

And—

• Do you have a podcast idea you’d like to try out—or one you’d like feedback on?

On the occasion of International Podcast Day, let’s get together to explore these questions and bounce around some answers.

You’ll meet

Other podcast enthusiasts from the city
Folks curious about this exciting media form
Makers of podcasts

Be there! Bring yourself, a smart phone and your earbuds, and listen in!

When: 5:30 p.m., Friday, 27 September
Where: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

(Logos of Goethe-Zentrum, SunoIndia and Bol Hyderabad 90.4FM)
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Songs of Our Soil
Fri Sep 27, 7:00 PM
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) & Lamakaan
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Lamakaan presents
the premiere screening of

Songs of Our Soil
by Aditi Maddali
Duration: 52 mins | Language: Telugu with English subtitles

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 07:00 PM | Lamakaan, Hyderabad
Off Road 1, Near GVK Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034

Join us for the premiere screening of Songs of Our Soil followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Aditi Maddali and writer - scholar Dr Gogu Shyamala.

Through Uyyala songs, an agricultural tradition rooted in the political expression of women in Telangana, Songs of Our Soil traces the histories of their resistance and memories of disillusionment. By looking at women’s participation in major political movements, from the Telangana People’s Movement to the demands of justice from the contemporary Mallana Sagar Irrigation project, this film attempts to complicate the relationship between memory, history and cultural production.

Aditi Maddali is a Mumbai-based researcher and multimedia producer. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Women's Studies.

Aditi Maddali received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Research programme made possible with support from Titan Company Limited.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

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Woodcut Printmaking Workshop
Sat Sep 28, 10:30 AM
Puja Chauhan
This two day workshop is for beginners.During this workshop participants will learn the technique of woodcut printmaking which is one of the oldest printing method. Participants will learn from preparing a 2D visual image to carving it on a flat piece of wood to finally printing it in black and white. Participants can bring a drawing or an image they want to work on or they can come unprepared. Each participant will get to print three identical prints of the composition. All the materials will be provided during the workshop.
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Tobacco Harm Reduction Meeting
Sat Sep 28, 11:00 AM
Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives
We CHRA (Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives) are a not-for-profit organization working towards tobacco harm reduction in the country. We are organising a meeting to express our point of view regarding the e-cigarette ban by the central government recently. We will have interactions including discussions on the matter and brief the press on our point of view.
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Write Club Saturday General #215
Sat Sep 28, 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 biweekly on a Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Pakitmaar rangmandle
Sat Sep 28, 7:30 PM
darpan theatre
Darpan Theatre is back with their next play Pakitmaar Rangmandal. The play potrays how one can do anything when they're passionate about it. Come to witness the practical problems usually faced by theatre groups, how they cope with it, and in the end how they somehow achieve what they aimed for, because the show must go on!

Written by: Asgar Wajahat
Directed by: Ali Ahmed

28th Sep 2019, Sat
7:30 p.m. onwards
At Lamakaan
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Pencil Sketch Workshop
Sun Sep 29, 10:30 AM
Manoj Tarun
This is a pencil sketching workshop where you can learn basics in sketching and several techniques of shading which helps you to make a portrait drawing.
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NRC - Relevance & Effects
Sun Sep 29, 4:00 PM
DIALOGUE & Lamakaan
NRC- RELEVANCE & EFFECTS
A Dialogue

NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS’s (NRC) final list for Assam was released recently. Around 17 lakhs individuals have been left out of the list including a retired army veteran. In some families the father’s name is in the list but his son’s isn’t. Many people have committed suicides as they weren’t part of this final list.A petition has been filed in the Supreme court as 2000 transgenders were left out.
Detention camps are also under construction in Assam for detaining all the ones that will be declared foreign intruders. So far, the whole process has been daunting for the marginalized sections to produce the documents proving them as the citizen of this country.Amid so many inadequacies in the NRC Assam, Amith Shah has announced his desire to implement NRC all over the country.

At this point we feel that it is important to understand the relevance and implications of NRC, therefore lets us get together to discuss it and understand on 29th September at 4pm in Lamakaan.
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Four-Play
Sun Sep 29, 7:30 PM
Sas3 Dancing feet
Four-Play is a piece of performance art curated by Patruni Sastry in which the subject will be playing few games names EGO, POWER, LUST AND Seduction. a performance piece involving body , art and how body becomes the part of art Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated, spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any type of venue or setting and for any length of time. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work.
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Yocs debate championship
Tue Oct 1, 3:00 PM
Shreya banerjee
YOCS is conducting "YOCS debate championship" on 1st October 2019 at lamaakan from 3pm to 7pm. The topic for the debate will be announced on spot. each team will have 2 people, each team gets 4 minutes. The winning team will get Rs 3000 and the runner up team will get Rs 2000.For registration contact : yocs.contact@gmail.com. to register you have to give your name, phone number and the name of your institution. There is no entry free. All participants must arrive on time. (Slogan : you don't get to have an opinion you cannot defend).
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BIRD FEEDERS with Plastic Bottle
Wed Oct 2, 11:00 AM
Yashwanth
A Social Sustainablity initiative on Up-cycling Plastic Bottles into useful things that can help thrive the ecosystem.

In regards to launch of social media challenge, we want to engage more number of users to deal this.

We are planning to launch an social media challenge on Plastic Up-cycling, in regards to the Ban on Single use plastic from government India.
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Discussion with Translators
Wed Oct 2, 4:00 PM
Tharakeshwar V.B.
"Indirabayi" was the first social novel in Kannada, published towards the end of the 19th century. Recently it has been translated into English by Prof. Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor at Azim Premji University, and Prof. Shivarama Padikkal,Professor at University of Hyderabad, and published by Oxford University Press. The present program involves Reading and Discussion with the translators. Dr. Tharakeshwar V.B. of The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad will moderate the discussion.
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Pichle Ikkis Saal
Wed Oct 2, 8:00 PM
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad
Udaan Performing Arts Presents its 43rd theatre production 'Pichle Ikkis Saal', Originally written by Dharmakirti Sumant ( Pune ) Translation, Design & Direction by Saurabh Gharipurikar.
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Mandala drawing workshop
Thu Oct 3, 11:00 AM
Vaishnavi savalla
Vaishnavi savalla.
In this workshop you will be learning about how the mandalas are drawn and the basic designs and filling up the mandala by basic and pro strokes on the handmade paper with artist pens
We will be supplying all the materials and notes about the basics of mandalas
You can take away your art piece

Fees - 600/-
Venue - Lamakaan
Contact - 9177300699 (can dm in watsapp)
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Viriah Book Launch
Thu Oct 3, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan invites one and all to the book launch of 'Viriah' authored by Krishna Gubili

About the book:
VIRIAH is about the lifelong search for his ancestor, indian indenture and the related aspects of colonial India and sugar slavery.

The book was ranked # 1 on Amazon and got great reviews from Gandhiji's great granddaughter Uma, actors like Nasser, Tanikella Bharani and scores of readers globally.

One can get a copy of the book at:
https://www.amazon.com/Viriah-Indentured-Sugarcane-Plantations-Great-Grandfather/dp/1684663245

About the author and conceptualization of this book: Krishna Gubili, as a youngster, Krishna discovered that his ancestor, Viriah was one of the 1.3 million Indians who were shipped off as Indenture labor to replace slaves on sugarcane plantations in South Africa, Caribbean, Mauritius and Fiji.

Yes. 1.3 Million Indians.

The SEARCH for his ROOTS lasted a Lifetime.

It took him to countless researchers, embassies, websites & ship lists. At last, In 2014, on a miracle trip to South Africa, he found the original ship record of his ancestor!


ALL ARE INVITED. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Mimicry Meet
Thu Oct 3, 7:30 PM
Baba sharifuddin
This is to give upcoming mimicry artists a chance to know how to perform. An open mic for aspirants and senior mimic's will give them advises after their act.
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Mandala drawing workshop
Fri Oct 4, 11:00 AM
Vaishnavi savalla
Vaishnavi savalla.
In this workshop you will be learning about how the mandalas are drawn and the basic designs and filling up the mandala by basic and pro strokes on the handmade paper with artist pens
We will be supplying all the materials and notes about the basics of mandalas
You can take away your art piece

Fees - 600/-
Venue - Lamakaan
Contact - 9177300699 (can dm in watsapp)
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PISINARI & MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Fri Oct 4, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

PISINARI
(An adaptation of Moliere's "Miser" in Telugu)
&
Appalachari's "Mancham Meeda Manishi"
(A satire in Telugu)

Date: 4th Oct 2019
Time : 8.00pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

PISINARI
Written by Moliere and translated into Telugu by Vinayamani PISINARI is about a miser whose only concern in life is his cash. He's so obsessed with money, in fact, that he nearly tries to strip search everyone who goes in and out of his house. We also find out that the miser has buried a small box filled with a lot of money in his backyard that he's paranoid about someone stealing.

Meanwhile, his son and daughter have both fallen in love with their respective partners. But the miser wants his son's lover for himself and wants his daughter to marry a rich old man. The son and daughter hatch a plot to make the miser give up his designs so they can finally be happy. Will they succeed in their plan?

MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Written by Appalachari this satire is about an old man Govindam. One day Govindam falls sick and this news reached his sons and daughters. They arrive at his home and start squabbling about who will get Govindam's property and wealth. While this is on, the doctor arrives and gives them an interesting update on their fathers health. What happens to Govindam? Who gets the property? Lets find out by watching this hilarious satire.
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Sketch Art Workshop
Sat Oct 5, 11:00 AM
Faraaz Farshori
Create your own Urban landscape drawing with professional artist and tutor Ms. Ruchi Khater

Learn new techniques and pick up tips to improve your art, also do your own drawing while she draws and collaborate with other urbansketchers in a highly energetic eco-system.

All abilities welcome. This workshop runs alongside the myriads of workshops conducted by Urbansketchers Hyderabad almost every other month.
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Finish That Draft: Novel Writing
Sat Oct 5, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 5th October 2019
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 alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Oct 5, 4:00 PM
K Circle
Non competitive quiz required for every first Saturday of the month.
Capacity ~ 50 members
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PISINARI & MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Sat Oct 5, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

PISINARI
(An adaptation of Moliere's "Miser" in Telugu)
&
Appalachari's "Mancham Meeda Manishi"
(A satire in Telugu)

Date: 05th Oct 2019
Time : 8.00pm
Venue: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

PISINARI
Written by Moliere and translated into Telugu by Vinayamani PISINARI is about a miser whose only concern in life is his cash. He's so obsessed with money, in fact, that he nearly tries to strip search everyone who goes in and out of his house. We also find out that the miser has buried a small box filled with a lot of money in his backyard that he's paranoid about someone stealing.

Meanwhile, his son and daughter have both fallen in love with their respective partners. But the miser wants his son's lover for himself and wants his daughter to marry a rich old man. The son and daughter hatch a plot to make the miser give up his designs so they can finally be happy. Will they succeed in their plan?

MANCHAM MEEDA MANISHI
Written by Appalachari this satire is about an old man Govindam. One day Govindam falls sick and this news reached his sons and daughters. They arrive at his home and start squabbling about who will get Govindam's property and wealth. While this is on, the doctor arrives and gives them an interesting update on their fathers health. What happens to Govindam? Who gets the property? Lets find out by watching this hilarious satire.
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Artwist@work
Sun Oct 6, 4:00 PM
Crimson
Artwist@work is an arts-based, fun-based creative workshop. This endeavor focuses on how to use creative tools like clay, colors, writing tools to improve one's own expression,use art as a confidence builder, sharpen your skills, by balancing left and right brain coordination through art exercises, this workshop is an absolute colour play, participants are given time-based creative tasks,which they have to perform using their creative skills.

Materials provided.

Registration fee 600/-

Contact/ WhatsApp - 9959864467
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Mohiniyattam
Sun Oct 6, 7:30 PM
LasyaDrutha, Centre for performing and fine arts foundation
Mohiniyattam- the lyrical dance form of Kerala

A one and a half hour programme by LasyaDrutha, Centre for Performing and Fine Arts Foundation
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Daan Utsav_Seva Sandwich
Tue Oct 8, 12:00 PM
iVolunteer
Daan Utsav_Seva Sandwich @ Lamakaan

Daan Utsav 2019_Seva Sandwich @ KPRIT

Daan Utsav:
Held from October 2 to 8 every year, #DaanUtsav sees participation from people from all walks of life, of all ages and genders. From autorickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, over 6 million people give their time, money, resources, or skills back to society during the week. More than 2,000 events are organised across over 100 cities and towns and hundreds of villages. People raise several tens of crores in money and resources, and millions of volunteer hours.
Let's celebrate India's festival of giving!

Come Make a sandwich which will be distributed to kids at different NGO's and underprivileged communities
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A Tale of Two Extremes
Tue Oct 8, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
A Tale of Two Extremes: Islamist Reactions to Hindutva Nationalism - A Talk by Hari Prasad

The establishment of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic State coincided with the rise of a Hindutva government in India. Today, both ISIS and AQIS are competing throughout South Asia to win recruits, conduct terror attacks, and foment religious turmoil—and both have increasingly fixed their gaze on India. While it has been widely recognized these two Salafi-Jihadist movements are seeking to exploit Muslim-Hindu communal tensions in India for their own gain, less attention has been paid to their rhetoric about the Modi government and the social and political ascendancy of Hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. This dynamic demands greater attention.



This presentation followed by an encompassing discussion will take a look at how these extremist organizations have discussed Hindutva activity in India, and the narrative they form.





About the Speaker:

Hari Prasad is a Research Associate at Critica Research and Analysis where he focuses on the Middle East and South Asian politics and security. He has previously worked for renowned Washington DC-based think tanks like the Hudson Institute, the United States Institute of Peace, and obtained his MA International Relations from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.



His writings have been published in prominent academic journals and media outlets such as the GW International Affairs Review, The Diplomat, The Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, The Wire, and the Stimson Institute’s blog – South Asian Voices.



Prasad’s latest academic research publication “The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindu Nationalism” was recently featured in Volume 21 of The Hudson Institute’s prestigious scholarly journal “Current Trends in Islamist Ideology.”



He recently gave a more formal presentation on Countering Extremist workshop organized by Nanyang Technological University – S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Centre of Excellence for National Security. At this two day workshop, his presentation - based off his latest research paper - helped policymakers, mid to senior-level officers/analysts, and academics tips in examining radicalization, countering violent extremism, and terrorism.



For more of his work and about him, please visit his website, hkprasad.com

ALL ARE INVITED. ENTRY FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

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KAAVAD workshop
Wed Oct 9, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept.
Kaavad is a traditional visual story telling device of Rajasthan. It is a portable wooden shrine, with visual illustrations of mythological and folk tales painted on wooden panels. The storyteller opens them in sequence of the events of his narration. The motto of the Kaavad was to spread the religious and social importance in public life and also record ones family history.
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Fox & His Friends film screening
Wed Oct 9, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
In this dark examination of love and money, Fox (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) is a young, gay member of the German working class. When he meets the older and dapper Max, who has upper-class roots, Fox thinks he may have found someone to help him out, but Max refuses to do so. However, this changes when Fox wins big on the lottery, and Max becomes friendlier and helps to reinvent Fox. But, in fact, Max and his friends are slyly trying to swindle him out of his new fortune.
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Charpai weaving
Thu Oct 10, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Charpai weaving with Mr. Hem Singh artisan from Bikaner Rajasthan. Workshop will be conducted over a duration of 2 days on 9th and 10th oct, 7hrs on each day including lunch break. Can use the open air theater area-outdoor for this. 20-30 people can be accomodated.
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KAAVAD workshop
Thu Oct 10, 10:30 AM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Kaavad is a traditional visual story telling device of Rajasthan. It is a portable wooden shrine, with visual illustrations of mythological and folk tales painted on wooden panels. The storyteller opens them in sequence of the events of his narration. The motto of the Kaavad was to spread the religious and social importance in public life and also record ones family history.
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Creative city&desirable developm
Thu Oct 10, 6:00 PM
Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Dept
Justine Rouger (FCBA) and Yvan Detraz (Bruit du Frigo) will present 45 minute talks each with slides.
Yvan Detraz is a French architect, Director of Bruit du Frigo.
Bruit du Frigo (Fridge noise) was founded in 1997. The collective is composed by a permanent group of artists, architects, urbanists, photographers and a flexible collaboration with various professionals and inhabitants, depending on the type of project. It is a hybrid between an urban planning practice, a creative collective and a popular education structure dedicated to the study and intervention at city and territory level through participatory, artistic and cultural initiatives.
Its aim is to study the quality of the environment in its broadest sense: not just its architecture, townscape, ecology or landscape, but its perception as a cultural experience. It also improves singular and particular procedures that have the capacity to bring about change. The result is intended to be the provision of an educational experience that is accessible to all, the offer of an effective mediation service and the encouragement of cultural and artistic innovation.
Topic of the intervention will be: “Creative city and desirable development”
 Can a transitional urbanism be imagined as an alternative to the a well-planned, meant to last urban design?
 An urbanism of prefiguration toward new possible
 An urbanism revealing the potential poetry and usage of premises
 A permissive urbanism based on light and reversible interventions to give a real place to collective appropriation initiatives
 A urbanism to fight against public space impoverishment and self-withdrawal by inventing stimulating, desirable common spaces
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MinMon session 1
Thu Oct 10, 8:00 PM
Unmasked Theatre collective
"MinMon" is the abbreviation for 'Mini Monologues'. Every weekend, we present the written verse in its spoken form with the flavour of theatric, in the form of short monologue performances. This is the second production of Unmasked Theatre Collective after 'An Evening with Chekov'. Come watch our actors dabble with their favourite writers and see them add a twist to the words, only at the theater!
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"Getting to know the urban"
Sat Oct 12, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan
Title:"Getting to know the urban" Description: Students of centre for urban policy and governance, Mumbai meet resourcepersons from Hyderabad Urban Lab.Time: 11am to 1 pm
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Movie Analysis -Udaan
Sat Oct 12, 3:00 PM
Asfiya Kulsum
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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Write Club Meetup #216
Sat Oct 12, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for Saturday: 12th October 2019
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 alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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Chuhal
Sat Oct 12, 7:30 PM
kissago Theatre
The story begins when Sudheer comes to ‘see’ Aarti for marriage and goes on to evaluate, through these two characters, the existentialist tussle between what one has to be vs what one wants to be, how one chooses to live vs how one wishes to live. Aarti has this unusual idea of role playing each other in order to momentarily be what they each wish to be. It turns out to be more than just ‘Chuhal’ (meaning playful tease) and starts getting serious. But, does it help them answer their questions? Does it raise more questions? Watch this play to see where it goes.

Written by - Manav kaul
Directed by - Pallavi Verma