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Civic Activism on Urban Environ
Thu Nov 24, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan & Prof Vinod Pavarala
Title: Civic Activism on Urban Environmental Issues with Prof. Thomas Tufte

About the event: There has been increasing consciousness about urban environmental issues in Hyderabad, such as declining rockscapes, water bodies, tree cover, etc. Activist groups have been able to engage in some amount of citizen mobilization and civic activism, many involving young people. These get manifested in online petitions, public rallies, awareness walks, talks, and film screenings. A wide range of communication processes and tools is evident in these movements, including emails, WhatsApp, and Telegram groups, circulation of videos and photographs on social media, and other digital techniques such as geo-tagging threatened natural resources. This interaction is organized to exchange information and share experiences among groups and individuals committed to a healthier, more environmentally conscious city.

ALL URBAN ENVIRONMENT ENTHUSIASTS ARE WELCOME!!!

Prof. Thomas Tufte will be a guest participant at this event. Prof. Tufte is an internationally renowned scholar of communication for social change, with active research interests in social movements, protests, and other modes of civic engagement. He is the Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University, London. Tufte began his work life working 6 years in international development cooperation (first in UNESCO in Paris, then in Danchurchaid, a large Danish NGO, and finally, with the United Nations Development Program’s office in Asuncion, Paraguay. He has worked in and collaborated with researchers and organisations in over 30 countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile. He is the author of several books, including Communication & Social Change: A Citizen Perspective, Freire and the Perseverance of Hope, and The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change. Prof. Tufte is keenly interested in listening to our experiences here in Hyderabad and will try to share experiences from other cities in the Global South that he is familiar with.

7606
The End of Inclusive Democracy?
Fri Nov 25, 6:00 PM
Kuffir & Lamakaan
EWS: The End of Inclusive Democracy?
Reservations for the excluded majority in India began with SC/STs, followed by OBCs. They enabled
increasing numbers of Bahujans to enter public institutions, despite strident abusive opposition. Now
EWS, the counter-revolution, is here. Will it end all other quotas? This book is a powerful collection of
views and analyses of Bahujan political leaders, lawyers, researchers, writers, and activists like: Dr. Suresh
Mane, Dr. Thol. Thirumavalavan, Prof N Sukumar, Dr. Sthabir Khora, Dr. Ayaz Ahmad, Dr. Yogesh Pratap
Singh, James Michael, Bobby Kunhu, Nidhin Donald, Rajanikanta Gochhayat, Omprakash Mahato,
Jitendra Suna, Sundeep Pattern, Naaz Khair, Pradeep Dhobley, Abhishek Juneja, Naren Bedside (Kuffir):
the book has its articulations in the form of articles, papers, interviews, art, etc.
‘EWS: The Quota To End All Quotas’ by the Ambedkar Age Collective
This book was released at Lamakaan (and other places, cities) over a year before the recent SC judgment
on EWS. This discussion shall engage with the new debates around the SC Judgment. Speakers: Dr
Karthik Navayan Bathula (human rights lawyer), Kuffir (Editor, Round Table India), and Sundeep Pattern
(Editor, Round Table India).

All are welcome!
7604
Hiring Bias
Fri Nov 25, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan
Organising a discussion on hiring bias employment for Muslim women in entry level roles ruha shadab CEO ledby foundation will be presenting her report
7599
Has India accepted GenderEqality
Sat Nov 26, 11:00 AM
Kyasa Kavya
Has India truly accepted gender equality ?

Transgender has been an integral part of Indian history. Transgender has been mentioned in Indian mythology, myths, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Who does not know the story of Shakuni in Mahabharata? It is also a well-known fact about Arjuna that he had to lose his masculinity for some time due to the curse of a woman. But as far as equal rights of Transgender are concerned, there is no such mention in Modern Indian history till the recent past. Transgender is still taboo, but changing times have also witnessed various other developments. Now we hear much news through News Paper and Television Channels that Transgender is fighting for an election. Even at the municipal level, Transgender is also elected. It’s a good sign for their future, but are they being accepted in society in the same way as other citizens?

Through this panel discussion by eminent speakers we tend to spread awareness and address issues or any questions faced by the audience related to other gender
7598
Transgenders Community Event
Sat Nov 26, 2:00 PM
JoJo, Queer Nilayam
This event is to discuss various issues within the Trans community in Hyderabad. Motivate and empower the Trans community with certain skills to become an entrepreneur.
7545
Celebrating Constitution Day
Sat Nov 26, 4:30 PM
Surge Impact Foundation
Surge Impact Foundation invites interested citizens and members from non-profit and civil society organisations to participate in a roundtable event commemorating the Constitution Day 2022. At this crucial juncture in our country’s democratic history, where engaging in a more vigorous constitutional discourse and furthering constitutional values is needed more than ever to preserve democratic ideals and the rule of law, this event would provide a great opportunity to come together, pause and reflect on the present-day relevance of our constitution, and imagine ways of embedding its spirit in our local and regional contexts. The aim of this event is to exchange ideas and serve as the basis for creating a network of individuals/organisations championing the advancement of constitutional values and culture in the state of Telangana.
7504
On Page, On stage.
Sun Nov 27, 6:30 PM
Shaheen women's resource and welfare association, Hyderabad.

1.A song “Hamein Chahieye Ulfath” is composed by a young pianist and singer Nirvan Athreya and co-created with the singers from Shaheen Women Resource and Welfare Association. Nirvan Athreya is a pianist and composer from Hyderabad, India. He collaborates with singers and artists from across India and around the world. He also works as an educator and film composer. In 2016 he was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music where he graduated in Contrmporary writing and production. The music composer and singer Nirvan will perform a song, conceptualised and co-created with the singers from Shaheen.

2.The Telugu poet Joopaka Subhadra who is a powerful Dalit poet and writer, who has written poems and short stories that bring out the lives and conditions of the Dalits, and more specifically Dalit women. Many of her stories are drawn from her own experiences. This is what makes her stories so compelling, convincing and disturbing.She will present her poems with translations.

3.Adivasi women will present their song. The Jai Jangubai Adivasi Mahila Sangham from Komram Bhim Asifabad, Telangana will present a Gond song on their lives and struggles as Adivasi women.

4.Jameela Nishat will read her poetry and Uma Damodar will read the translations into English..

5.Yakshi Resource and Creative Centre will present a play directed by Madhusudhan Nadempalli. "Iddi Inthena ?" or ‘Is that it ?’- is a collaborative Forum theatre production by Yakshi and the Kudali Learning Centre, Telangana. It emerged from a ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ workshop facilitated by Madhu, with Dalit, Bahujan and Muslim youth and elders from the Satya Shodhaka Yuvajan Sangham in Sangareddy district, Telangana, and deals with the lived realities of caste and patriarchal oppression.
7417
Celebrating Martin Scorsese
Wed Nov 30, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
As the winter sets in Hyderabad, Lamakaan brings to you some of the finest films of Martin Scorsese as he also celebrates his 80th birthday.

Martin Charles Scorsese, born (November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He receives many accolades, including an Academy Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, four British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. Scorsese has received various honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2007, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

Scorsese received an MA from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in 1968. His directorial debut, Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival. In the 1970s and 1980s, Scorsese emerged as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era. Scorsese's films, much influenced by his Italian-American background and upbringing in New York City, center on macho-posturing insecure men and explore crime, machismo, nihilism, and Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption. His trademark styles include extensive use of slow motion and freeze frames, graphic depictions of extreme violence, and liberal use of profanity.

His 1973 crime film Mean Streets, dealing with machismo and violence, and exploring Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, was a blueprint for his filmmaking styles. Scorsese won the Palme d'Or at Cannes with his 1976 psychological thriller Taxi Driver, which starred Robert De Niro, who became associated with Scorsese through eight more films, including New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995). In the 2000s and 2010s, Scorsese garnered critical acclaim and box-office success with a series of collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio. These films include Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Returning to his familiar territory of crime films, Scorsese collaborated with De Niro again on The Irishman (2019). Scorsese's other film work includes the black comedy After Hours (1985), the romantic drama The Age of Innocence (1993), the children's adventure drama Hugo (2011), and the religious epics The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kundun (1997) and Silence (2016).

In addition to the film, Scorsese has directed episodes for some television series, including Boardwalk Empire (2011–2015), Vinyl (2016), the documentaries Public Speaking (2010), and Pretend It's a City (2021). He is also known for several rock music documentaries, including The Last Waltz (1978), No Direction Home (2005), Shine a Light (2008), and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011). An advocate for film preservation and restoration, he founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.

Film Title: Silence | 2016 | 161 minutes | English

About the film: Silence is a 2016 epic historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and with a screenplay by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan via Macau to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in a time when it was common for the faith's Japanese adherents to hide from the persecution that resulted from the suppression of Christianity in Japan after the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) against the Tokugawa shogunate. These are now called the kakure kirishitan, or "hidden Christians". It is the second filmed adaptation of Endō's novel, following a 1971 film of the same name.



SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION!

ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
7593
The Wisest fool on Earth
Fri Dec 2, 8:00 PM
Sifar Theatre Group
Unemployed.

Jobless,

Angst-ridden.

Sarcastic.

And gay!
Just imagine, he is locked in a luxurious bathroom. And then, flushes down several humorous tales in his confinement, however, what does he have to genuinely share with us?

Dear Friend,
Sifar invites you to a monologue
The Wisest Fool on Earth
Written by R Raj Rao | Enacted by Feroze
So, be there at 8 PM sharp to catch "The Wisest Fool on Earth". Despite being locked up in a bathroom, he still gives a crap about being wanted! Whether this belief stays, or withers away to repeat history, is the twist that's kept for the end.
But, how in the world did he end up in the loo and what hopes does he have in store (of “coming out”)?

Come, and witness a tale of failure, frustration, freedom and fulfillment showered with humor.

7617
MUNDADUGU by Samahaara
Sat Dec 3, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Sunkara Satyanarayana &
Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao's
"MUNDADUGU"
(Telugu Play)

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Bookings at in.bookmyshow.com

Set in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Mundadugu is a play written in the year 1945 by the duo Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao and Sunkara Satyanarayana. This play is about the farmers who were oppressed and exploited by a zamindar, and how the farmers form an association and revolt against the atrocities of the zamindar.
Land revenue was one of the major sources of income for Britishers in India. The Zamindari system was one of the land tenure systems introduced in 1793, and the system was most prevalent in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, UP, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
7614
Are you a renter ?
Sun Dec 4, 3:30 PM
Rachita
Many renters face discrimination and abuse, especially if you are single. I personally know of people who have been subjected to illegal harassment and been put through a lot of trouble. Let's find out some solutions and tips to avoid these incidences.
7618
MUNDADUGU by Samahaara
Sun Dec 4, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Sunkara Satyanarayana &
Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao's
"MUNDADUGU"
(Telugu Play)

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Bookings at in.bookmyshow.com

Set in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Mundadugu is a play written in the year 1945 by the duo Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao and Sunkara Satyanarayana. This play is about the farmers who were oppressed and exploited by a zamindar, and how the farmers form an association and revolt against the atrocities of the zamindar.
Land revenue was one of the major sources of income for Britishers in India. The Zamindari system was one of the land tenure systems introduced in 1793, and the system was most prevalent in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, UP, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
7616
Live Bollywood Music
Thu Dec 8, 7:00 PM
Ansha Arts and Entertainment
Live Bollywood Music with Band Acoustica Organised by Ansha Arts and Entertainment
7595
12 inches
Fri Dec 9, 8:00 PM
Abhishek varma
12 inches is a comedy based on the objectification of men. For centuries it has been believed that only women are objects of desire and the physical qualities of women depicts where they stand in society. But this play is going to debunk that myth. 12 inches portrays how Siddhart is victimized all because of his 12 inches and how the 12 inches affects relationships around him and how instead of being a blessing, it turns out to be a curse.
7607
Rubaroo with Gender
Sat Dec 10, 10:30 AM
Rubaroo
‘Rubaroo with Gender’, a self facilitated
event open to the public in Hyderabad, where participants would showcase their
campaign efforts, or/and run sessions here as 10th of December is the culmination of 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and also considered as Human Rights Day.
7615
Marxism & Question of Identity
Sat Dec 10, 6:30 PM
In Defense of Reason & Lamakaan
The question of identity, its relationship with class and politics has long remained an issue of controversy. The debate has seen the progressive circles divide into several camps. There are people who believe that Marxism is inherently economic deterministic and therefore is unable to understand the question of identity. There are also people who believe that Marxism is capable of solving the question of class exploitation but we need 'other ideologies' for resolution of the problem of myriad forms of social oppression. The latter approach can be called a 'two systems approach', in other words, exploitation and social oppression constitute two different systems and therefore require two different ideologies for understanding them and eliminating them. Then there are people who maintain that Marxism is indeed capable of understanding the question of identity and identity-based social oppressions as they do not exist in a vacuum but in a society structured by class and exploitation.

The essential question boils down as to what is identity? What is its relationship with class? Is each and every identity always-already a site of social oppression, or, does it become a site of oppression in a historical process? How is social oppression related to class exploitation? Is it a relation of complete independence, or, is it a relation of relative autonomy?

In the wake of the rise of various forms of identity politics which are dangerously undermining various mass struggles in India and elsewhere and in view of how identity politics almost everywhere is giving impetus to right-wing politics, it is imperative to ask the above questions afresh and respond to these questions from a revolutionary perspective.

It is precisely this concern due to which we have invited Abhinav Sinha to give a talk on 'Marxism and the Question of Identity. He has written on the issue extensively, especially regarding caste and gender, and has delivered lectures on this issue in India and elsewhere. We hope that we will be able to engage in a fruitful discussion on the question.
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12 inches
Sun Dec 11, 8:00 PM
Abhishek varma
12 inches is a comedy based on the objectification of men. For centuries it has been believed that only women are objects of desire and the physical qualities of women depicts where they stand in society. But this play is going to debunk that myth. 12 inches portrays how Siddhart is victimized all because of his 12 inches and how the 12 inches affects relationships around him and how instead of being a blessing, it turns out to be a curse.
7611
My Caste & Being the Other
Thu Dec 15, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Two documentary films screening.

1. My Caste
Dir: Amudhan R.P.; 78 min; Tamil with English subtitles; 2019

Synopsis :
When did I experience caste for the first time in my life?
What have I gained or lost because of my caste identity?
How do I handle my caste? Do I hide? Do I celebrate? Do I reject it? How aware am I?
Can I introspect? How true can I be?

As various opinions of unconnected people are juxtaposed against the historical localities in which the manifestation of caste can be seen and felt, audiences to are encouraged to take an inward journey.

Director's Statement :
'My Caste' is the second film of my trilogy on Hegemony and Consensus. The series of films attempt to discuss the presence or absence of the expected checks and balances in a society that can potentially enable or neutralize the shackles of hegemony. Who dominates? Who facilitates? Who creates the consensus? And how is it sustained?

The first film of the trilogy, which was made in the year 2016, was 'Dollar City' which focused on the garment industry in Tiruppur in Tamilnadu, where millions of workers toil in thousands of hosiery units that manufacture export materials for distant markets of Europe and North America.

The idea is to take the argument beyond oppressor and victim discourse and to problematize the concept of consensus.

2. Being the Other
Dir : Amudhan R.P.; 22 min; Hindi, English; 2022; Documentary

Synopsis: When your identity is questioned suddenly, where do you find solace?


ALL ARE INVITED!
7596
Tiger in the Twilight by FatimaS
Fri Dec 16, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
TIGER IN THE TWILIGHT: Eco-Poetry on Wildlife for Children and Ever-Green Adults

By

Fatima Shahnaz


An animated spectacle, and reading of her new collection of ‘Eco-Poetry’by Dr. Fatima Shahnaz, an actor from the Institut des Arts Dramatiques Rene Simon in Paris, actor/theatre director from New York, writer, journalist, professor (emerita), an advocate of international human rights.

About the book: From the tiger jungles of Jim Corbett in royal India, the tribal forays of the anthropologist Verrier Elvin, to the great American prairies of North America … A visionary sweep in ‘eco-poetry’ combining anthropomorphic animals in the range of Aesop’s fables, Lafontaine’s satirical poems and the bio-diversity and splendors of our eco-sphere. Grave current environmental issues are addressed In lyrical verse through language accessible to young and old regarding the degradation of India’s environment and vanishing green spaces, and vegetal and animal species; the depletion of the world’s forest cover; the extinction of wildlife through the man-animal conflict, global warming and climate change – all in dazzling imagery.

Fatima Shahnaz, a new generation of international Indian writers, an alumna with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University in Paris, was awarded the citation by the Government of France as ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,’(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) gives an inspirational window into her love-story with India. Making the multicultural crossover through poetry between her adopted homes in the United States and France, her British schooling, she writes in the lineage of a gallery of stellar literary luminaries from the ancient Indian Panchatantra to Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville Gerald Durrell, Rainier Maria Rilke, Beatrix Potter, and innumerable others. A breathtaking journey into William Blake’s burning forests of the night!

The Book will soon be released for sale on Amazon.com. Early copies are available at reading.

ALL ARE WELCOME
7580
Kanyasulkam
Sat Dec 17, 8:00 PM
Akarsh Kumar Saraff
Theatre : coffee time
Audience expected : 100
Entry fee : No Fee
Play : Kanya shulkam
Author : Gurajada apparao

Synopsis:
play deals primarily with the lives of the "upper caste" Brahmins of the area, although it offers a few insights into the lives of other people as well. The play centers on Gireesam, an English-educated, resourceful but unscrupulous Vaidiki Brahmin man, and Madhura vani, a prostitute who takes her morals seriously. Although it maintains a surface of humor through satire, the play conveys the "disgrace to society" that outraged

7603
Story Jamboree
Sun Dec 18, 11:00 AM
Katha&Krafts
Celebrating 5 years of Katha&Krafts with our student family. Children's Storytellers and authors will be invited to engage kids. This event is free and NOT open for outsiders. We might display some books for sale.
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Krishnarang
Sat Feb 24, 6:00 PM
Asmita Kale
Performing Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam)

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7605
Civic Activism on Urban Environ
Thu Nov 24, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan & Prof Vinod Pavarala
Title: Civic Activism on Urban Environmental Issues with Prof. Thomas Tufte

About the event: There has been increasing consciousness about urban environmental issues in Hyderabad, such as declining rockscapes, water bodies, tree cover, etc. Activist groups have been able to engage in some amount of citizen mobilization and civic activism, many involving young people. These get manifested in online petitions, public rallies, awareness walks, talks, and film screenings. A wide range of communication processes and tools is evident in these movements, including emails, WhatsApp, and Telegram groups, circulation of videos and photographs on social media, and other digital techniques such as geo-tagging threatened natural resources. This interaction is organized to exchange information and share experiences among groups and individuals committed to a healthier, more environmentally conscious city.

ALL URBAN ENVIRONMENT ENTHUSIASTS ARE WELCOME!!!

Prof. Thomas Tufte will be a guest participant at this event. Prof. Tufte is an internationally renowned scholar of communication for social change, with active research interests in social movements, protests, and other modes of civic engagement. He is the Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University, London. Tufte began his work life working 6 years in international development cooperation (first in UNESCO in Paris, then in Danchurchaid, a large Danish NGO, and finally, with the United Nations Development Program’s office in Asuncion, Paraguay. He has worked in and collaborated with researchers and organisations in over 30 countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Chile. He is the author of several books, including Communication & Social Change: A Citizen Perspective, Freire and the Perseverance of Hope, and The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change. Prof. Tufte is keenly interested in listening to our experiences here in Hyderabad and will try to share experiences from other cities in the Global South that he is familiar with.

7606
The End of Inclusive Democracy?
Fri Nov 25, 6:00 PM
Kuffir & Lamakaan
EWS: The End of Inclusive Democracy?
Reservations for the excluded majority in India began with SC/STs, followed by OBCs. They enabled
increasing numbers of Bahujans to enter public institutions, despite strident abusive opposition. Now
EWS, the counter-revolution, is here. Will it end all other quotas? This book is a powerful collection of
views and analyses of Bahujan political leaders, lawyers, researchers, writers, and activists like: Dr. Suresh
Mane, Dr. Thol. Thirumavalavan, Prof N Sukumar, Dr. Sthabir Khora, Dr. Ayaz Ahmad, Dr. Yogesh Pratap
Singh, James Michael, Bobby Kunhu, Nidhin Donald, Rajanikanta Gochhayat, Omprakash Mahato,
Jitendra Suna, Sundeep Pattern, Naaz Khair, Pradeep Dhobley, Abhishek Juneja, Naren Bedside (Kuffir):
the book has its articulations in the form of articles, papers, interviews, art, etc.
‘EWS: The Quota To End All Quotas’ by the Ambedkar Age Collective
This book was released at Lamakaan (and other places, cities) over a year before the recent SC judgment
on EWS. This discussion shall engage with the new debates around the SC Judgment. Speakers: Dr
Karthik Navayan Bathula (human rights lawyer), Kuffir (Editor, Round Table India), and Sundeep Pattern
(Editor, Round Table India).

All are welcome!
7604
Hiring Bias
Fri Nov 25, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan
Organising a discussion on hiring bias employment for Muslim women in entry level roles ruha shadab CEO ledby foundation will be presenting her report
7599
Has India accepted GenderEqality
Sat Nov 26, 11:00 AM
Kyasa Kavya
Has India truly accepted gender equality ?

Transgender has been an integral part of Indian history. Transgender has been mentioned in Indian mythology, myths, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Who does not know the story of Shakuni in Mahabharata? It is also a well-known fact about Arjuna that he had to lose his masculinity for some time due to the curse of a woman. But as far as equal rights of Transgender are concerned, there is no such mention in Modern Indian history till the recent past. Transgender is still taboo, but changing times have also witnessed various other developments. Now we hear much news through News Paper and Television Channels that Transgender is fighting for an election. Even at the municipal level, Transgender is also elected. It’s a good sign for their future, but are they being accepted in society in the same way as other citizens?

Through this panel discussion by eminent speakers we tend to spread awareness and address issues or any questions faced by the audience related to other gender
7598
Transgenders Community Event
Sat Nov 26, 2:00 PM
JoJo, Queer Nilayam
This event is to discuss various issues within the Trans community in Hyderabad. Motivate and empower the Trans community with certain skills to become an entrepreneur.
7545
Celebrating Constitution Day
Sat Nov 26, 4:30 PM
Surge Impact Foundation
Surge Impact Foundation invites interested citizens and members from non-profit and civil society organisations to participate in a roundtable event commemorating the Constitution Day 2022. At this crucial juncture in our country’s democratic history, where engaging in a more vigorous constitutional discourse and furthering constitutional values is needed more than ever to preserve democratic ideals and the rule of law, this event would provide a great opportunity to come together, pause and reflect on the present-day relevance of our constitution, and imagine ways of embedding its spirit in our local and regional contexts. The aim of this event is to exchange ideas and serve as the basis for creating a network of individuals/organisations championing the advancement of constitutional values and culture in the state of Telangana.
7504
On Page, On stage.
Sun Nov 27, 6:30 PM
Shaheen women's resource and welfare association, Hyderabad.

1.A song “Hamein Chahieye Ulfath” is composed by a young pianist and singer Nirvan Athreya and co-created with the singers from Shaheen Women Resource and Welfare Association. Nirvan Athreya is a pianist and composer from Hyderabad, India. He collaborates with singers and artists from across India and around the world. He also works as an educator and film composer. In 2016 he was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music where he graduated in Contrmporary writing and production. The music composer and singer Nirvan will perform a song, conceptualised and co-created with the singers from Shaheen.

2.The Telugu poet Joopaka Subhadra who is a powerful Dalit poet and writer, who has written poems and short stories that bring out the lives and conditions of the Dalits, and more specifically Dalit women. Many of her stories are drawn from her own experiences. This is what makes her stories so compelling, convincing and disturbing.She will present her poems with translations.

3.Adivasi women will present their song. The Jai Jangubai Adivasi Mahila Sangham from Komram Bhim Asifabad, Telangana will present a Gond song on their lives and struggles as Adivasi women.

4.Jameela Nishat will read her poetry and Uma Damodar will read the translations into English..

5.Yakshi Resource and Creative Centre will present a play directed by Madhusudhan Nadempalli. "Iddi Inthena ?" or ‘Is that it ?’- is a collaborative Forum theatre production by Yakshi and the Kudali Learning Centre, Telangana. It emerged from a ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ workshop facilitated by Madhu, with Dalit, Bahujan and Muslim youth and elders from the Satya Shodhaka Yuvajan Sangham in Sangareddy district, Telangana, and deals with the lived realities of caste and patriarchal oppression.
7417
Celebrating Martin Scorsese
Wed Nov 30, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
As the winter sets in Hyderabad, Lamakaan brings to you some of the finest films of Martin Scorsese as he also celebrates his 80th birthday.

Martin Charles Scorsese, born (November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He receives many accolades, including an Academy Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, four British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. Scorsese has received various honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2007, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

Scorsese received an MA from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in 1968. His directorial debut, Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival. In the 1970s and 1980s, Scorsese emerged as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era. Scorsese's films, much influenced by his Italian-American background and upbringing in New York City, center on macho-posturing insecure men and explore crime, machismo, nihilism, and Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption. His trademark styles include extensive use of slow motion and freeze frames, graphic depictions of extreme violence, and liberal use of profanity.

His 1973 crime film Mean Streets, dealing with machismo and violence, and exploring Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, was a blueprint for his filmmaking styles. Scorsese won the Palme d'Or at Cannes with his 1976 psychological thriller Taxi Driver, which starred Robert De Niro, who became associated with Scorsese through eight more films, including New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995). In the 2000s and 2010s, Scorsese garnered critical acclaim and box-office success with a series of collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio. These films include Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Returning to his familiar territory of crime films, Scorsese collaborated with De Niro again on The Irishman (2019). Scorsese's other film work includes the black comedy After Hours (1985), the romantic drama The Age of Innocence (1993), the children's adventure drama Hugo (2011), and the religious epics The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kundun (1997) and Silence (2016).

In addition to the film, Scorsese has directed episodes for some television series, including Boardwalk Empire (2011–2015), Vinyl (2016), the documentaries Public Speaking (2010), and Pretend It's a City (2021). He is also known for several rock music documentaries, including The Last Waltz (1978), No Direction Home (2005), Shine a Light (2008), and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011). An advocate for film preservation and restoration, he founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.

Film Title: Silence | 2016 | 161 minutes | English

About the film: Silence is a 2016 epic historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and with a screenplay by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan via Macau to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in a time when it was common for the faith's Japanese adherents to hide from the persecution that resulted from the suppression of Christianity in Japan after the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) against the Tokugawa shogunate. These are now called the kakure kirishitan, or "hidden Christians". It is the second filmed adaptation of Endō's novel, following a 1971 film of the same name.



SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION!

ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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The Wisest fool on Earth
Fri Dec 2, 8:00 PM
Sifar Theatre Group
Unemployed.

Jobless,

Angst-ridden.

Sarcastic.

And gay!
Just imagine, he is locked in a luxurious bathroom. And then, flushes down several humorous tales in his confinement, however, what does he have to genuinely share with us?

Dear Friend,
Sifar invites you to a monologue
The Wisest Fool on Earth
Written by R Raj Rao | Enacted by Feroze
So, be there at 8 PM sharp to catch "The Wisest Fool on Earth". Despite being locked up in a bathroom, he still gives a crap about being wanted! Whether this belief stays, or withers away to repeat history, is the twist that's kept for the end.
But, how in the world did he end up in the loo and what hopes does he have in store (of “coming out”)?

Come, and witness a tale of failure, frustration, freedom and fulfillment showered with humor.

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MUNDADUGU by Samahaara
Sat Dec 3, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Sunkara Satyanarayana &
Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao's
"MUNDADUGU"
(Telugu Play)

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Bookings at in.bookmyshow.com

Set in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Mundadugu is a play written in the year 1945 by the duo Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao and Sunkara Satyanarayana. This play is about the farmers who were oppressed and exploited by a zamindar, and how the farmers form an association and revolt against the atrocities of the zamindar.
Land revenue was one of the major sources of income for Britishers in India. The Zamindari system was one of the land tenure systems introduced in 1793, and the system was most prevalent in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, UP, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
7614
Are you a renter ?
Sun Dec 4, 3:30 PM
Rachita
Many renters face discrimination and abuse, especially if you are single. I personally know of people who have been subjected to illegal harassment and been put through a lot of trouble. Let's find out some solutions and tips to avoid these incidences.
7618
MUNDADUGU by Samahaara
Sun Dec 4, 8:00 PM
Samahaara
Samahaara Workshop Productions
presents

Sunkara Satyanarayana &
Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao's
"MUNDADUGU"
(Telugu Play)

Directed by Rathna Shekar

Bookings at in.bookmyshow.com

Set in a village in Andhra Pradesh, Mundadugu is a play written in the year 1945 by the duo Vasireddy Bhaskar Rao and Sunkara Satyanarayana. This play is about the farmers who were oppressed and exploited by a zamindar, and how the farmers form an association and revolt against the atrocities of the zamindar.
Land revenue was one of the major sources of income for Britishers in India. The Zamindari system was one of the land tenure systems introduced in 1793, and the system was most prevalent in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, UP, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
7616
Live Bollywood Music
Thu Dec 8, 7:00 PM
Ansha Arts and Entertainment
Live Bollywood Music with Band Acoustica Organised by Ansha Arts and Entertainment
7595
12 inches
Fri Dec 9, 8:00 PM
Abhishek varma
12 inches is a comedy based on the objectification of men. For centuries it has been believed that only women are objects of desire and the physical qualities of women depicts where they stand in society. But this play is going to debunk that myth. 12 inches portrays how Siddhart is victimized all because of his 12 inches and how the 12 inches affects relationships around him and how instead of being a blessing, it turns out to be a curse.
7607
Rubaroo with Gender
Sat Dec 10, 10:30 AM
Rubaroo
‘Rubaroo with Gender’, a self facilitated
event open to the public in Hyderabad, where participants would showcase their
campaign efforts, or/and run sessions here as 10th of December is the culmination of 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and also considered as Human Rights Day.
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Marxism & Question of Identity
Sat Dec 10, 6:30 PM
In Defense of Reason & Lamakaan
The question of identity, its relationship with class and politics has long remained an issue of controversy. The debate has seen the progressive circles divide into several camps. There are people who believe that Marxism is inherently economic deterministic and therefore is unable to understand the question of identity. There are also people who believe that Marxism is capable of solving the question of class exploitation but we need 'other ideologies' for resolution of the problem of myriad forms of social oppression. The latter approach can be called a 'two systems approach', in other words, exploitation and social oppression constitute two different systems and therefore require two different ideologies for understanding them and eliminating them. Then there are people who maintain that Marxism is indeed capable of understanding the question of identity and identity-based social oppressions as they do not exist in a vacuum but in a society structured by class and exploitation.

The essential question boils down as to what is identity? What is its relationship with class? Is each and every identity always-already a site of social oppression, or, does it become a site of oppression in a historical process? How is social oppression related to class exploitation? Is it a relation of complete independence, or, is it a relation of relative autonomy?

In the wake of the rise of various forms of identity politics which are dangerously undermining various mass struggles in India and elsewhere and in view of how identity politics almost everywhere is giving impetus to right-wing politics, it is imperative to ask the above questions afresh and respond to these questions from a revolutionary perspective.

It is precisely this concern due to which we have invited Abhinav Sinha to give a talk on 'Marxism and the Question of Identity. He has written on the issue extensively, especially regarding caste and gender, and has delivered lectures on this issue in India and elsewhere. We hope that we will be able to engage in a fruitful discussion on the question.
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12 inches
Sun Dec 11, 8:00 PM
Abhishek varma
12 inches is a comedy based on the objectification of men. For centuries it has been believed that only women are objects of desire and the physical qualities of women depicts where they stand in society. But this play is going to debunk that myth. 12 inches portrays how Siddhart is victimized all because of his 12 inches and how the 12 inches affects relationships around him and how instead of being a blessing, it turns out to be a curse.
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My Caste & Being the Other
Thu Dec 15, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Two documentary films screening.

1. My Caste
Dir: Amudhan R.P.; 78 min; Tamil with English subtitles; 2019

Synopsis :
When did I experience caste for the first time in my life?
What have I gained or lost because of my caste identity?
How do I handle my caste? Do I hide? Do I celebrate? Do I reject it? How aware am I?
Can I introspect? How true can I be?

As various opinions of unconnected people are juxtaposed against the historical localities in which the manifestation of caste can be seen and felt, audiences to are encouraged to take an inward journey.

Director's Statement :
'My Caste' is the second film of my trilogy on Hegemony and Consensus. The series of films attempt to discuss the presence or absence of the expected checks and balances in a society that can potentially enable or neutralize the shackles of hegemony. Who dominates? Who facilitates? Who creates the consensus? And how is it sustained?

The first film of the trilogy, which was made in the year 2016, was 'Dollar City' which focused on the garment industry in Tiruppur in Tamilnadu, where millions of workers toil in thousands of hosiery units that manufacture export materials for distant markets of Europe and North America.

The idea is to take the argument beyond oppressor and victim discourse and to problematize the concept of consensus.

2. Being the Other
Dir : Amudhan R.P.; 22 min; Hindi, English; 2022; Documentary

Synopsis: When your identity is questioned suddenly, where do you find solace?


ALL ARE INVITED!
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Tiger in the Twilight by FatimaS
Fri Dec 16, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
TIGER IN THE TWILIGHT: Eco-Poetry on Wildlife for Children and Ever-Green Adults

By

Fatima Shahnaz


An animated spectacle, and reading of her new collection of ‘Eco-Poetry’by Dr. Fatima Shahnaz, an actor from the Institut des Arts Dramatiques Rene Simon in Paris, actor/theatre director from New York, writer, journalist, professor (emerita), an advocate of international human rights.

About the book: From the tiger jungles of Jim Corbett in royal India, the tribal forays of the anthropologist Verrier Elvin, to the great American prairies of North America … A visionary sweep in ‘eco-poetry’ combining anthropomorphic animals in the range of Aesop’s fables, Lafontaine’s satirical poems and the bio-diversity and splendors of our eco-sphere. Grave current environmental issues are addressed In lyrical verse through language accessible to young and old regarding the degradation of India’s environment and vanishing green spaces, and vegetal and animal species; the depletion of the world’s forest cover; the extinction of wildlife through the man-animal conflict, global warming and climate change – all in dazzling imagery.

Fatima Shahnaz, a new generation of international Indian writers, an alumna with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University in Paris, was awarded the citation by the Government of France as ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,’(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) gives an inspirational window into her love-story with India. Making the multicultural crossover through poetry between her adopted homes in the United States and France, her British schooling, she writes in the lineage of a gallery of stellar literary luminaries from the ancient Indian Panchatantra to Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville Gerald Durrell, Rainier Maria Rilke, Beatrix Potter, and innumerable others. A breathtaking journey into William Blake’s burning forests of the night!

The Book will soon be released for sale on Amazon.com. Early copies are available at reading.

ALL ARE WELCOME
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Kanyasulkam
Sat Dec 17, 8:00 PM
Akarsh Kumar Saraff
Theatre : coffee time
Audience expected : 100
Entry fee : No Fee
Play : Kanya shulkam
Author : Gurajada apparao

Synopsis:
play deals primarily with the lives of the "upper caste" Brahmins of the area, although it offers a few insights into the lives of other people as well. The play centers on Gireesam, an English-educated, resourceful but unscrupulous Vaidiki Brahmin man, and Madhura vani, a prostitute who takes her morals seriously. Although it maintains a surface of humor through satire, the play conveys the "disgrace to society" that outraged

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Story Jamboree
Sun Dec 18, 11:00 AM
Katha&Krafts
Celebrating 5 years of Katha&Krafts with our student family. Children's Storytellers and authors will be invited to engage kids. This event is free and NOT open for outsiders. We might display some books for sale.
Kindly let us know the further process.

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