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Last Call at the Oasis
Thu Oct 17, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Docu Circle of Hyderabad
This is the comeback film screening of the Docu Circle of Hyderabad.

You drink it, you swim in it, you survive on it. It's time you knew the truth about it.
Release year: 2011
Directed by: Jessica Yu
Duration: 1hr 40mins
Rating: PG13 (for some bad language and a lot of bad news)
Synopsis 1
A documentary by first-time filmmaker Jessica Yu, which tackles the macro issue of a possible
impending water crisis in a macro way. Last Call at the Oasis offers not only solutions that are
being examined and soon to be implemented ways to steer us away from economical
uncertainty if we begin to lose our dependence on water, but also explores a number of different
issues and smaller little conflicts that makeup and define the grandiose term " water crisis." We
open with a quote frighteningly stating that we could soon be fighting wars over water instead of
oil. People have taken for granted the seemingly unlimited supply of water we've been blessed
to have, but with a simple turn of the tap or even a trip to a nearby shop, we have access to as
much water as we can get our hands-on. One man states how our water supply is " infinite and
exhaustible," and how water is constantly reused, but we are beginning to dispose of it at a rate
so fast and uncontrollable that we are approaching a darker future, where water will be harder to
access and even more difficult to store.
Contamination and the popularity of bottled water are tackled here as well. As we see the
poignant images of women around the world lugging barrels of water at their sides or on their
heads, returning to a place where not a drop is in sight, while we make a trip to the store to
purchase bottled water and return home to a place where a simple turn of a tap can give us
more of the same thing, we question the logic of the situation and the complete and total
arrogance of it all. We've been told time and time again that bottled water is allegedly better for
us and are under the impression that it is more closely monitored than traditional tap water. Yet
a close look proves us naive, as even in the US, there have been hundreds of recalls of bottled
water because of contamination, glass particles in the water, and even mould.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.


ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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NationalLanguage:Myth or Reality
Fri Oct 18, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
National Language of India: a myth or reality a talk by Shyam Rudra Pathak

"Compulsory status of English is causing large scale ruination of our talents from the group of non-English knowing people. There is a high correlation between the English knowing people and the affluent sections of the society. The compulsory status of English in all India competitive examinations produces a merit list which is in favour of the English knowing society of the country. This leads to the exclusion of the talents who are not in a position to receive education in the English medium. Government schools by and large teach the vast number of students in the media of Indian languages, whereas the competitive examinations held on the all India level are mostly held in the English medium and they contain compulsory English language paper as well. This situation not only deprives the students of the lower and middle stratum of the society of getting the developmental opportunities, but it also deprives the country of using its vast pool of the natural resource of the talents of its majority of the people. This is one of the root causes of the backwardness of this country. One additional dimension to the discrimination on the linguistic basis is among the Hindi belt and nonhindi belt people because there are many developmental opportunities being made available in the Hindi medium but not in the nonHindi Indian languages' media. Indians are the rarest of the unfortunate people in this world where people cannot seek justice in their own languages in the high courts and the Supreme court according to the constitutional provision laid down in article 348 of the Indian constitution. However, the central government goes beyond the constitution of India in discriminating between the Hindi belt and nonhindi belt people while making linguistic provisions in the high courts.

A brief about the Speaker:
Shyam Rudra Pathak is India's social-cultural worker. He is the coordinator of 'Campaign and Development Campaign' campaign.

He has written about himself: "If I recollect my childhood days I realize that I took deeper interest in agricultural activities before I started taking interest in studies. I remember I was considered a weak student for many years in my village school. I started taking interest in studies when I was asked to prepare for the admission test of Netarhat Vidyalay at the age of eleven or twelve. I passed that admission test and took admission in that school in class VI from where I appeared in my matriculation board examination. I was provided a silver medal by the Bihar board for securing one of the top ten positions in the 1979 secondary school examination.
In 1980 I took admission in 5 years integrated M S Physics course in IIT Delhi after obtaining an all India rank of 1330 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the IITs.
I got the first position in the All India GATE 1985 examination and took admission in M Tech in Energy Studies in IIT Delhi in 1985.
The biggest achievement of my life is the removal of compulsory English Language Paper in JEE from 1988 and the introduction of optional Indian Languages media in JEE from 1990. My efforts for this included several fasts as well, the longest among which was of nineteen and a half days duration undertaken in July/August 1989.

I wrote my MS Physics project report in Hindi in IIT Delhi and it was first rejected on that ground but was later on accepted after the issue was highlighted in newspapers, magazines and finally in the Parliament. The degrees started being given in Hindi and English in IITD from the convocation of 1985 after I refused to accept it in English alone, for which the convocation of the year 1985 had to be postponed in which the then PM Rajeev Gandhi was the chief guest. I wrote my M Tech Project Report also in Hindi, which was also not accepted in the beginning but was later on accepted after the issue was raised by some parliamentarians.

I worked as a research scholar in Energy Studies in IIT Delhi and in Astrophysics in TIFR Mumbai and TIFR Pune. I was expelled twice from TIFR Pune during this programme, although I held the first rank in the all India written examination for the research scholars selection of the TIFR and I had also obtained the first rank in the graduate programme (course woks and project) for the research scholars of TIFR Pune of my batch.

I took part in the anti Mandal agitation in 1990 and was sent to Tihar jail in that connection for about two days.

I remained in the Tihar Jail for the second time from July 17 till July 24, 2013 after refusing to stop my Dharana in spite of being arrested and released every day on 225 days from December 4, 2012 till July 16, 2013 in front of the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the National head office of the congress party in Delhi. This Dharana was undertaken with the demand of amending article 348 of the Indian Constitution so that people can seek justice in their languages in the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
I was made the sole leader of the CSAT agitation during its later half period by the thousands of agitating UPSC aspirants in 2014 in Delhi. I am still facing a criminal case filed by the Modi govt against me in this connection."




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WITNESS ART THAT SPEAKS!!
Sat Oct 19, 2:00 PM
Saniya Fathima
Art that can comfort the disturbed & disturb the comfortable.
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Children's Reading and Writing
Sat Oct 19, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 19th 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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Let's Get to Know K. Balagopal!
Sat Oct 19, 5:00 PM
Anveshi Research Centre for Women's Studies
Mathematician, civil rights activist, writer, human rights lawyer, co-founder of Human Rights Forum: K. Balagopal earned several descriptors in his lifetime. On his 10th death anniversary, we commemorate, remember and learn from someone who was regarded as a force behind the human rights movement in the country.
An extraordinary activist - he untiringly documented human rights violations in the remote villages of Telangana, the camps of Salwa Judum in Chattisgarh, the army excesses in Kashmir and Manipur to name just a few. In the courts he was known for providing the best of legal representation to the claims of tribals, Dalits, women and workers.
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#ShutMyMouthToo : Addabazi
Sat Oct 19, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
All who feel that we need to stand by our fellow citizens, let's tape our mouth on 19th Oct, that is 75 days of this, for 75 minutes or any time we are comfortable, gather at any place, or do it individually. Do we have even 10 concerned citizens? #ShutMyMouthToo #RegainYourVoice
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Palette Knife Painting
Sun Oct 20, 3:00 PM
Mamatha S
Learn to paint beautiful, vibrant Poppy flowers with a palette knife.
Bring out the artist in you and create an amazing piece of art while learning to be mindful. Explore the therapeutic effects of Palette Knife Painting. Learn to let go and embrace the process of creation. No prior expertise is required.
Fees : 1000/-
Take Away: Beautiful piece of art made by you and a relaxed, happy mind.
For registration or more information contact: 9949030543
Whatsapp Number: 9666776457
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The mesmerising Enchantress
Sun Oct 20, 7:30 PM
LasyaDrutha, Centre for performing and fine arts foundation
A one and a half hour programme by LasyaDrutha, Centre for Performing and Fine Arts Foundation
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Wild Karnataka:Documentary
Tue Oct 22, 7:30 PM
Rupa Saumil/Amoghavarsha JS
Portraying the state with the highest number of Tigers and Elephants using the latest in technology, Wild Karnataka is a historical masterpiece showcasing the state, its flora, fauna and its sheer natural beauty. Covering every habitat across four years to document and celebrate the spectacular diversity of a single Indian state. Filmed fully in 4K, using not just aerial, but hidden cameras, the film reveals some of the most intimate moments of natural history.

It took 4 years to film, footage worth 400 hours gathered in the making of this 54-minute documentary. Created by Amoghavarsha and team, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
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Thinking About Research
Wed Oct 23, 10:30 AM
Dr. Ashley Tellis
This is a talk open to students of the humanities and social sciences who are embarking on research whether at the MA, MPhil or PhD levels. Students (or non-studens) interested in research are welcome to come.
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Glengarry Glen Ross Screening
Wed Oct 23, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
When an office full of New York City real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon), who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson (Kevin Spacey), but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss (Ed Harris) comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
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Skepticism
Thu Oct 24, 7:30 PM
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)
Skepticism is an original English play written & directed by Amaan Ahmad. It is a psychological and philosophical play, which touches the elements of absurdism, surrealism and skepticism. The story revolves around a psychologically disturbed artist who’s going through an existential crisis. Several emotions surround him/her and they debate and confuse the artist furthermore. Each emotion presents its view to the protagonist, The Artist, whether to die or live. Meanwhile, Reality and Imagination are also around the artist. As the play progresses, the protagonist gets confused trying to choose between Reality and Imagination, while Chaos and Insanity overpower all the other emotions and Insanity instigates the artist to die.
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Misinformation -The India Story
Fri Oct 25, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
"Misinformation - The India Story"

The spectre of misinformation is upon us. But how did we get here? Who
are the players and who are the targets? Is it organised or is it
coincidental? Is mainstream media a part of the problem or a part of
the solution? What is the way out? What are the social media platforms
doing? What is the Government doing? Is it a lost cause?

Speaker : Pratik Sinha founder of Altnew.in
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Write Club Meetup #217
Sat Oct 26, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 26th 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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The great dictator-movie
Sat Oct 26, 7:00 PM
DIALOGUE - TOWARDS AN ALTERNATIVE
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films.

Chaplin's film advanced a stirring condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. This makes it all the more relevant for us to watch it, read it, learn from it in the current India regime.
The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin's most commercially successful film.Modern critics have also praised it as an historically significant film and an important work of satire, and in 1997, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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The Big Short movie screening
Wed Oct 30, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay. Written by McKay and Charles Randolph, it is based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis showing how the financial crisis of 2007–2008 was triggered by the United States housing bubble.
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TSRTC strike: Why,What,Who&how?
Thu Oct 31, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
TSRTC strike - the why, what, who and how?
The indefinite strike announced by the unions of TSRTC has taken the state of Telangana and the rest of the country but shock. The demands made by the striking employees were discussed and debated extensively but the confusion still remains. While a number of individuals, organisations and other unions have come out in support of the TSRTC unions, the ruling government remains adamant on not addressing the demands.
In this back ground, Sai Ratna Chaitanya, known to everyone as Ratnam will be talking about what the demands are, how strikes in the past have actually impacted and why state transport undertakings need to be financed in a better way. Ratnam is a bus fan and a public transport enthusiast who, along with his friends runs the love of Z blog. Having been a bus fan for many many years, he has also extensively worked on public transportation.
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OlLolomatta
Fri Nov 1, 7:30 PM
Rafia Sultana
The play revolves around a clinic that is run by a lady doctor who is a smart business woman with only one or two regular patients yet making a comfortable living. The patients on the other hand who visits has a different motive and end up coming injured and don't mind spending heavily on her fees. The compounder to add up the spice is a hopeless romantic and a roadside shayar, who makes continuous efforts to win the lady love or to be precise "any lady's love". Will the compounder succeeds or the Cop from opposite police station will have a upper hand or patient wins the heart will be hilarious to watch. The play is a compilation of jokes put together in a story form adding music and dance to spice it up.
OlLolomatta is a word that is commonly used by Core Hyderbadis which means "don't mind, its a joke"
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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Nov 2, 4:00 PM
K Circle
Non competitive quiz required for every first Saturday of the month.
Capacity ~ 50 members
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SAPACC Planning Meeting
Sat Nov 2, 5:00 PM
SAPAAC
SAPACC needs to form the following groups and plan their tasks:
1. Media group to manage SAPACC's social media
2. Content (creation) group to prepare material for public dissemination
3. Outreach group to hold workshops and meetings
4. Programmes group to plan and coordinate events
5. Invitees: SAPACC volunteers by invitation

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Nazrul Utsav
Sat Nov 2, 7:00 PM
Chhayanat (Kolkata)
Chhayanat (Kolkata) plans to organise a two-day long cultural programme to reach the cultural enthusiasts in Hyderabad. Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, was prolific in his literary and musical creations. The programme will consist of his songs, poetries, other literary works and a documentary film screening on the poet.
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Rotary meet up
Sun Nov 3, 10:30 AM
Ragalaya Ramesh
Meeting with volunteers and Rotary community corps of Athma organized by Rotary Club of Hyderabad Central District 3150
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Unekha Hyderabad Art Exhibit
Sun Nov 3, 11:00 AM
Unekha
Unekha is a talent promotional platform from Hyderabad. It has organized 25+ events which include art workshops, exhibitions, meet-up and other performing arts events. The Hyderabad Art Exhibition which features 10+ artists of different art styles and backgrounds of the budding and professional artists from the city.
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Nazrul Utsav
Sun Nov 3, 5:00 PM
Chhayanat (Kolkata)
Chhayanat (Kolkata) plans to organise a two-day long cultural programme to reach the cultural enthusiasts in Hyderabad. Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, was prolific in his literary and musical creations. The programme will consist of his songs, poetries, other literary works and a documentary film screening on the poet.
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Children of Heaven
Wed Nov 6, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Synopsis:
Siblings Ali and Zahra make an intricate arrangement to conceal the loss of Zahra's pair of shoes. However, when it becomes difficult to do so, Ali decides to participate in a race to win new shoes.

Director: Majid Majidi
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Short film Premiere
Thu Nov 7, 4:30 PM
Shivananda Reddy
Telugu shortfilm screening.
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Am I an Indian - Film on NRC
Thu Nov 7, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
As soon as the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on 31 August 2019 at 10 AM on completion of the updating the NRC,1951 at all the local, tehsil & district level offices created for the purpose, controversy regarding its correctness set in and even some lawmakers openly came out criticizing the document.

More than 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the final version. What about their citizenship status?

The short documentaries (two parts) made by The Quint focus on the grim issue of citizenship rights and questions the authenticity of the data collection and declaring some citizens as illegal and possible deportation to all such people.

The film will be followed by a discussion.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

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KINAARA A Student Film Festival
Fri Nov 8, 4:00 PM
Dr. Monia Acciari
KINAARA- A Student Film Festival (DAY 1) : Stories from the Fringe

A word that means 'corner' or 'bank', KINAARA is a space occupied by people forgotten by society's grander narratives, existing on the margins of the dominant discourses. It is their stories we would like to showcase at this film festival, with the two main areas being gender and sexual identity, and territorial identity.
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KINAARA A Student Film Festival
Sat Nov 9, 11:00 AM
Dr. Monia Acciari
KINAARA- A Student Film Festival (DAY 2) : Stories from the Fringe

A word that means 'corner' or 'bank', KINAARA is a space occupied by people forgotten by society's grander narratives, existing on the margins of the dominant discourses. It is their stories we would like to showcase at this film festival, with the two main areas being gender and sexual identity, and territorial identity.
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KINAARA A Student Film Festival
Sun Nov 10, 11:00 AM
Dr. Monia Acciari
KINAARA- A Student Film Festival (DAY 3) : Stories from the Fringe

A word that means 'corner' or 'bank', KINAARA is a space occupied by people forgotten by society's grander narratives, existing on the margins of the dominant discourses. It is their stories we would like to showcase at this film festival, with the two main areas being gender and sexual identity, and territorial identity.
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Agaaz-e-Baatcheet 2019
Tue Nov 12, 12:00 PM
Rubaroo
Rubaroo is a youth development organization based in Hyderabad that works towards creating inclusive and empowering “safe-spaces” for both adolescents and youth to develop leadership skills while working towards contemporary issues around them. In its attempt, Agaaz-e-Baatcheet – a call to ‘initiate a conversation’ on interfaith is a community cohesion program being organized by Rubaroo and supported by the British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad. It lays a platform for young people to introspect and interpret the underlying message of different faiths and embrace diversity by breaking through identities and stereotypes. Over the past three years, the program has successfully groomed more than 175 youth champions who have gone onto work in different spheres of social change.
The Dialogue Project, an outcome of the Agaaz-e-Baatcheet alumni who have teamed up with other US State Dept. Alumni for an ambitious venture in Hyderabad, the cultural hub of South India that envisions to work with the mind-set of individuals by initiating a dialogue through community cohesion.
Team Dialogue envisions to execute this action project by engaging in dialogue with the audience and designated guests including people from different minority religious communities (by
population), genders, races, and castes. We also launch "The Dialogue Project" officially by inviting
applications and encouraging people to dive deeper into dialoguing.
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POETRY OF DISSENT- N. VENUGPAL
Tue Nov 12, 7:00 PM
Dialogue towards an alternative
POETRY OF DISSENT - A TALK BY N. VENUGOPAL

Art always has been an integral part of people's struggles around the world and continues to be . Art in any form can convey the message to audience with ease. Art can also express dissent and voice out the concerns on social issues prevalent in our society. Poetry, a significant form of art plays prominent role in voicing dissent. Like Faiz said " a society without meaningful poetry is a society in the last legs of its wretched existence, a society bereft of dreams and thus a society bereft of hope."


In this times of political and economic uncertainty, the role of art and expression is more important than ever. India is going through a phase where space for dissent is shrinking. Cultural leaders – from filmmakers to cartoonists around the world are under threat, many were arrested, some were killed for expressing their ideas or showing any signs of dissent.

At this difficult times , it is important that our dissent in any form is expressed. To send a strong message to our rulers in authority that we have right
To defy
To disagree
To debate
To dissent

To Express
To enquire
And
To Exist
As dialogue towards an alternative has crossed one year, come let's be a part of this journey and sing songs of dissent.
On 12. 11.2019 , 7pm at lamakaan
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The Cave of the Yellow Dog
Wed Nov 13, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The story is a gentle fable about the limitations of life and its acceptance. A girl learns the painful lesson of letting go of want and desire when her father insists on leaving her newfound stray dog. However, the ending of the film offers hope—another lesson of life being full of changes and the consequences of change may bring unexpected rewards.
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KALLU - Telugu play by Samahaara
Thu Nov 14, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Gollapudi Maruti Rao's "KALLU"
A Play in Telugu

Produced by Rathna Shekar
Directed by Rajashekar Kavali

Date - 14th & 15th Nov 2019
Time - 08.00PM
Venue - Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Five people decide to put all their hard earned fortune in the hands of the most deserving person among themselves for the benefit of all and ask him to lead them with responsibility, that man takes advantage of their weakness and he not only exploits them but also degrades them with utter contempt ripping off their self-respect.

When the destiny of the blind is placed in the hands of a trusted confidant who offers them a ray of hope, those very hands, clouded by self-centered desires, push their lives into a state of despair. This play depicts a stark contrast between the lives of sighted people who are ‘Blinded’ by conceit and the visually impaired who ‘See’ this world with their hearts.
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Janaki Ram short film
Fri Nov 15, 5:00 PM
SBTS channel
#JanakiRam we are alive because of love

A story of a couple who are living in the Ocean of Love. A story of a couple who believe
*Manam brathukutunam kabbati preminchadamledu, manam premistunam kabbati bratukutunam*

Feel the love of this couple now

Cast :
Shilpa, #SanthoshKushi, Vennela , Harris, Bangarraju.
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KALLU - Telugu play by Samahaara
Fri Nov 15, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Gollapudi Maruti Rao's "KALLU"
A Play in Telugu

Produced by Rathna Shekar
Directed by Rajashekar Kavali

Date - 14th & 15th Nov 2019
Time - 08.00PM
Venue - Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Five people decide to put all their hard earned fortune in the hands of the most deserving person among themselves for the benefit of all and ask him to lead them with responsibility, that man takes advantage of their weakness and he not only exploits them but also degrades them with utter contempt ripping off their self-respect.

When the destiny of the blind is placed in the hands of a trusted confidant who offers them a ray of hope, those very hands, clouded by self-centered desires, push their lives into a state of despair. This play depicts a stark contrast between the lives of sighted people who are ‘Blinded’ by conceit and the visually impaired who ‘See’ this world with their hearts.