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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.
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Write Club Meetup 218
Sat Nov 16, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 9th November 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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A STRANGE-r CONNECT
Sat Nov 16, 4:00 PM
Trisha Chatterjee
• Individuals from different walks of life can come together and open up their heart to each other.
• They can discuss topics or share ideas which they usually cannot do with their families or friends.
• Open up about their troubles, share experiences, learn from each other, help each other out and empower each other.
• If you have confidence issues. Come and speak up, maybe together we can find a way out.
• If you have a mental trauma or emotional baggage, we are there to listen.
• You love to speak and share your beautiful experience, we would love to share the positive vibe and imbibe it.
• If nothing else, maybe you can meet new people, experience stories or find a friend out here.
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The Way Home movie screening
Wed Nov 20, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
The Way Home tells the heart-warming story about a grandmother and her city-born grandson who comes to live with her in a rural village.
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In a shadow less Town
Thu Nov 21, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan & Docu Circle of Hyderabad
बिन सावल्यांच्या गावात
(In a shadowless Town) Documentary Film Screening followed by a Discussion

Runtime: 63 min.
Dir.: Gouri Patwardhan

Synopsis
How is the city made?
What is remembered when it is being made… and what is forgotten?
Raising these crucial questions the film looks at how heritage walks in Pune city
seek to define the history of the city in a narrow mold, exclusive to upper castes
while claiming to represent the city.
What has the erasure of historic figures and buildings meant for the Dalit
Bahujan community in the city and their struggle to reclaim some of them?
Walking backwards in time the film tries to trace the imprint of caste on history
and geography in Pune.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Gouri Patwardhan is an artist and filmmaker based in Bangalore.
Gouri's experience as a filmmaker and editor began with making educational films for children and young adults for NCERT and UGC on themes of art, environment and inventive teaching methods.
She is an alumnus of Goa College of Art and Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, and currently teaches at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
She won a national award for her documentary, Modikhanyachya Don goshti in 2013

The Film Director shall be available for a post-screening discussion.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!



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The Anupam Kunapuli Trio
Fri Nov 22, 8:30 PM
Anupam Kunapuli
Three struggling - in various degrees, beings were drifting by like autumn leaves until they were gently swept into the same corner where we happened to strike a conversation.
Lo and behold! We found concurrence to weave our distinct sound through subtle yet bumpy rhythms and melodies
A little bit about us:
- Shree Anupam Kunapuli, is the noble captain of our grand yet humble musical voyage (not so humble are the crew members!). He is an experienced jazz pianist with roots in Carnatic music.
- Master Nehal Raj Pradhan, is as wayward as the northern winds gushing through the pine trees. A hint of it comes forth in his musical influences especially when he hides behind the drums.
- Sire Aritro S. Ghosh, is an angry young man whose guitar portrays the colour of his conflicts. His guitar playing ranges from subtle seaside melodies to explosively picked licks. His musical arrangements speaks much about him.
We don’t have much to offer but our music.
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Woodcut Printmaking workshop
Sat Nov 23, 10:30 AM
Puja Chauhan
This workshop is for beginners.During this 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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Write Club Meetup 219
Sat Nov 23, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 23rd November 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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Premiere: RVRamani's Latest Film
Sat Nov 23, 7:00 PM
Amarnath Sandipamu
Bhanumathi Rao, in her younger days, was a dancer and a theater actor. Today in her nineties, she lives with her two daughters - Maya Krishna Rao, a contemporary solo theater practitioner based in Delhi and Tara Rao, who works as human rights campaigner in Bengaluru. Bhanumathi, an elegant and witty woman, whose hearing and memory doesn't usually stand up, has led an enigmatic, passionate, yet a simple and pragmatic life. Filming Bhanumathi in Delhi and Bengaluru, with her daughters nudging her, the filmmaker takes the audience on a journey of life and performance, through the spasms of memory, complexities of relationships, love and a reflection of what could constitute a beautiful mind.

RV Ramani, is a cinematographer and filmmaker. With more than 25 independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of making impressionistic personal documentaries. He conducts film making workshops at various Institutions and is a Visiting Professor at the Ambedkar University Delhi.
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Unekha Hyderabad Art Exhibit
Sun Nov 24, 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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Ain't I a Scientist?
Sun Nov 24, 2:30 PM
Anveshi RCWS
Feminism(s) and Sciences have for a long time not spoken to each other. We shall talk about the need to evaluate sciences in feminist frameworks and about the need to understand sciences in a feminist context. As neuroscientists afflicted by our oppressions in terms of gender and caste, we shall speak about our journeys as both scientists and feminists -- how what makes us feminist is also what makes us scientists.
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Premiere: RV Ramani's Film 2
Sun Nov 24, 7:00 PM
Amarnath Sandipamu
Santhal family to mill re-call
A film by RV Ramani
112 Minutes, 2017, English Subtitles

Synopsis: Ramkinkar Baij (1904-84) experimented with a wide range of formal approaches to evolve his practice in sculpture and painting. He was a teacher in Santiniketan. He was also a theatre practitioner who directed plays and created sets. Among his many great works, Santhal Family; and Mill Call;, sculptures using concrete as material, are considered landmarks of modern Indian art. Vivan Sundaram a contemporary artist, in collaboration with theater practitioners, writers and artists, conceives the project 409 RAMKINKARS, a re-take on the life and works of Ramkinkar Baij. Many of the sculptures and paintings made by Ramkinkar Baij are re-created in diverse materials by Vivan Sundaram with a team of artists and students. Theatre directors Anuradha Kapur, Santanu Bose, Aditee Biswas and Deepan Sivaraman, with 30 professional actors, associates and technicians, conceptualize a promenade theatre. The script is by Belinder Dhanoa.

Awards: Best Long Documentary at Mumbai International Documentary Film festival (MIFF 2018)


About the filmmaker:
R.V. Ramani, is a Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, based in Chennai and in Delhi. With more than 25 Independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of his own, making impressionistic personal documentaries. He is an alumnus from FTII, Pune and a teacher, conducting regular workshops at many Institutions. His films and Retrospectives have been screened in many International Film Festivals and in other platforms. Oh that’s Bhanu is his recent film.

For more details checkout www.ramanifilms.com
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Mohan Josh Haazir Ho
Tue Nov 26, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Hyderabad Cinephiles
Screening of Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho

An old couple, Mohan Joshi and his wife decides to sue their landlord, Kundan Kapadia for not maintaining their ‘collapsing’ chawl. For this, they hire two lawyers. The landlord is least bothered as he wants to drive the tenants out and tear down the chawl. The court case drags on for years and the lawyers in cahoots with the opposition lawyer milk the old couple dry, while they become rich. In the end when the judge comes to check the condition of the chawl, Kapadia’s men prop up the place thus convincing the judge that all is well with the chawl. Finally, Joshi gathers all his strength and pulls down the temporary supports put up by the men causing the building to collapse on himself…

Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! is one of the best satires ever made on the Indian screen and one of Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s best work. The film is a brilliant take off on the housing problems faced by lower middle-class chawl living tenants in Bombay, while at the same time making a dig at the archaic Indian judicial system where cases drag on and on and on and on…

The film beautifully highlights the ineffectuality of the ordinary man faced with an abuse of his very basic rights

All are invited for the screening of the movie "Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho"

Entry Free !!

Screening will be followed by a discussion on the movie
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Viva Cuba movie screening
Wed Nov 27, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace.
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Painting on PIPAL leaf
Sat Nov 30, 10:30 AM
Ramesh Ramanadham
R S Krafts (Mr. RAMESH RAMANADHAM an expert in Handlooms n Handicrafts with 30 years of experience)in association with LAMAKAAN are proud to announce the start of a series of workshops, every month from November 2019, to promote Exclusive Handicrafts which are on the verge of extinction. Please do join.
Date: Saturday, 30 Nov. 2019
Time: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm
Fee : ₹ 500.00
Topic: Hand painting on pepal leaf by PRASAD
Admission is limited to 30 members on first come first basis.
The proceedings will go to the benefit of the craftsman.
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Hyderabad 1919 to 2019
Sat Nov 30, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

100 Years of Industrial Design and Production: Hyderabad 1919 to 2019

An exhibition compiled and curated by Hyderabad Urban Lab to showcase the city region's legacy of production, design and technology.
Visuals, models, maps, artifacts and stories trace Hyderabad's growth as a hub of ideas and technological innovations through different phases of industrial activity. The exhibition foregrounds the role of communities, places, infrastructure, and people's aspirations in sustaining economic activity in the city. Design and production are powerful tools that offer rich possibilities to address the socioeconomic, and environmental challenges confronting us today. The exhibition highlights the resources and opportunities already existing in the city and those that can be restored and repurposed effectively. Our industrial past may hold the key to envisioning a more equitable present.

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Movie Analysis by Dr. Mrinalini
Sat Nov 30, 4:00 PM
Dr Mrinalini Basaboini
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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Jod Tod play
Sat Nov 30, 7:30 PM
Kalayan theatre group
Jod Tod hindi comedy play presented by Kalayan Theatre group Bengaluru

Jod Tod is a funfilled crackling comedy play about quintessential relationships and its complications, presented in a subtle and quirky manner, this light hearted funfilled laughter riot for 120 mins will keep you in splits
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1989:SecretService
Sun Dec 1, 2:30 PM
rajesh Madishetty
It’s short sci-fi short film , it’s about Sheaker CEO of browse solutions and small scale software company . He has a OCD , his disorder becomes severe when his Neighbour dies in accident . Who is Sheaker and why his situation becomes horrible after accident is what my short film
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Transforming drag
Sun Dec 1, 4:00 PM
Anil kushary
Event is organised by Mobbera Foundation and drag queen Hyderabad

It has acts of transgender struggle played by drags of Hyderabad and other performances following with a panel discussion
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Jod Tod Hindi Play
Sun Dec 1, 7:30 PM
Kalayan theatre group
Jod Tod hindi comedy play presented by Kalayan Theatre group Bengaluru

Jod Tod is a funfilled crackling comedy play about quintessential relationships and its complications, presented in a subtle and quirky manner, this light hearted funfilled laughter riot for 120 mins will keep you in splits
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'Understanding Golconda'
Tue Dec 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Event:

The historic Golconda fort is one of Hyderabad's most well-known tourist spots, often drawing people from across the country to see it. However, the medieval-era monument has also been the most lacerated in terms of preservation, as constant encroachments have today damaged the fort in many ways.

Most people, especially from Hyderabad, are even not aware that the Golconda fort, which is 500 years old (2018 marked 500 years since the Qutb Shahi dynasty was founded by Sultan Quli Qutb Shahm who established his kingdom in the fort) has eight gates and an extension called the Naya Qila, which houses a Baobab tree that is about 400 years old.

In view of its importance to the city's heritage and to also understand the actual contours of the fort, come join us for a talk by Mr. Milan Kumar Chauley, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), at Lamakaan on 3 December, on the fort and its history. The talk will be followed by a session of Q&A.


About the speaker:
Mr. Milan Kumar Chauley first joined service as a Documentation Officer with Delhi government's archaeology department in 2002. He joined the ASI in 2003, working for its excavation branch in Bhubaneshwar and Delhi. In 2012, Mr. Chauley became a Superintending Archaeologist directly after writing the UPSC exam, following which he was appointed to the Telangana circle as the same in 2017.