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Love Splash- Acrylic Workshop
Tue Feb 13, 7:00 PM
Sai Anantha
Join us for an Acrylic art workshop by Sai Anantha at Lamakaan.This workshop will help you create a canvas that's a perfect celebration of your love and relationship.
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Dastaan Subras
Wed Feb 14, 6:30 PM
Bazm e Sukhan and Lamakaan
Subras is a courtly allegory of Love in rhyme prose which was written by the court poet, Milla Wajid ( his real name was Asah Allah) in 1634 by order of the 7th Sultan Abd-Allah Qutb Shah(1625-1672).

Prof. Majeed Bedar
Recitation by Dr.Gul-e-Rana
Remarks by professor Majid Bedar
Prof. Ashraf Rafi and Mrs Lakshmi Devi Raj will preside
Compare Dr.Athiya Mujeeb Arefi
Coordinators Dr.Gul e Rana and Dr. Humera Sayeed
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Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 14, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: McCABE & MRS MILLER | 1971 | 121 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American revisionist Western film directed by Robert Altman and starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. The screenplay by Altman and Brian McKay is based on the 1959 novel McCabe by Edmund Naughton. Altman referred to it as an "anti-Western" film because it ignores or subverts several Western conventions. It was filmed in British Columbia, Canada, in the fall and winter of 1970 and premiered on June 24, 1971

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
8414
Decode Vaccines - Part2
Thu Feb 15, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Saraswati Kavula has been making independent documentaries since 2004 on subjects concerning environment, health, livelihoods and agriculture. Decode Vaccines is a 2 part documentary made in 2019-2020 filmed in different parts of India and the United States including voices from various walks of life : doctors, parents, advocates, activists, politicians among others. Vaccines have been in controversy since the first smallpox vaccine was made. But the prominent narrative is about how vaccines have eradicated diseases and how they helped in survival of humans. However, a different perspective has emerged over past few decades within the medical fraternity and amongst parents with the surge in adverse events post immunisation. Decode Vaccines looks at the deeper issues concerning vaccine safety and children's health and at the players who are pushing for more and more vaccines to be included in the immunization schedule.

The first part will be screened on 1st Feb 2024 and Part 2 will be screened on 15th Feb 2024 at 7 pm.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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art exhibition and workshop
Fri Feb 16, 5:00 PM
anita hari
painting exhibition and workshop and drawing and painting competition
display hand made products tooo
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MOVIE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT
Fri Feb 16, 6:00 PM
Praveen Kumar B
AVANI CREATIONS MAKING PRODUCTION NO.1. WE ARE PROUDLY ANNOUNCE OUR MOVIE TITLE AND TITLE PROMO ON THE 16-FEB-2024 BY THE FILM DIRECTOR NEELAKANTA GARU.

SO PLEASE MAKE THE EVENT SUCCESSFUL.
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Halla Bol 9.0 [Debate]
Sat Feb 17, 10:30 AM
Uradi Priyamvada
Flagship programme by Teach for India Hyderabad 'Halla Bol 9.0' - Halla Bol is an Interschool Asian Parliamentary-Style Debate Competition for Teach For India students from various government and low-income private schools across Hyderabad city.
We would like to host a seminar for the students to explore the ways of debating.
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Mulāqāt – The Alumni Rendezvous
Sat Feb 17, 11:00 AM
TISS
Mulāqāt – The Alumni Rendezvous

10 years

School of Public Policy and Governance
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The School of Public Policy and Governance at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad is commemorating its decennial anniversary this year.

At Mulāqāt, we are not just commemorating the 10th year of our esteemed School but celebrating a decade of shared dreams, accomplishments, and the enduring bonds that connect us all.

The journey over the past decade has been filled with accomplishments, memories, and the collective success of our graduates. Join us at Lamakaan on 17th February, 2024 to reminisce, reconnect, and forge new bonds at this momentous event!
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Rependi and Chal Chal Gurram
Sat Feb 17, 8:00 PM
Preksha Trivedi
This is a comedy showdown you won't want to miss. Join us for an evening of uncontrollable laughter and unforgettable moments.
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Course on Socialism
Sun Feb 18, 11:00 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
A Course on Socialism taught by the most renowned experts in the field who intend to impart teaching of its core principles
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"Pagla Ghoda"
Sun Feb 18, 7:30 PM
Team Natyaved
The core of the play centers on four individuals who have convened at the funeral of a young woman whose tragic demise was a result of unrequited love. With a keen focus on the dynamics between men and women, the play sheds light on the oppression faced by women within a patriarchal society. The play skillfully delves into the intricacies of relationships across various socioeconomic backgrounds. Badal Sarkar subtly highlights that regardless of education or upbringing, men tend to exhibit a callous and apathetic approach toward matters of passion, love, and women.
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Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 21, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: 3 WOMEN | 1977 | 124 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: 3 Women is a 1977 American psychological drama film written, produced and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule. Set in a dusty California desert town, it depicts the increasingly bizarre relationship between a woman (Duvall), her roommate and co-worker (Spacek) and an older pregnant woman (Rule).

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Kahaniyon ka rangmanch
Thu Feb 22, 8:00 PM
Utkarsh Singh
Vaahak Theatre is presenting three short stories by Saadat hasan Manto, Ismat chugatai and Munshi Premchand namely Toba tek Singh, Mughal Baccha and Thakur ka Kuan.
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Begumpur
Fri Feb 23, 5:00 PM
Ashish Choudhary, Blue Robin
Begumpur a utopian land with no sorrows was a concept given by famous poet Guru Ravidas or Raidas. Exploring aspects of a society without sorrows, without class difference, without caste difference, Blue Robin invites people to celebrate Raidas's birthday with Talks, Art Exhibition, Music and Dance
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Kahaniyon ka rangmanch
Fri Feb 23, 8:00 PM
Vaahak theatre productions
Vaahak theatre is presenting 3 short stories exactly the way it was written.
The first story is Toba tek Singh by Manto which is about the horrific partition of India, second one is Mughal Baccha by Ismat chugatai which tells the repercussion of arrogance and how it can destroy lives and third is Thakur ka Kuan by Munshi Premchand which talks about the caste discrimination is our country which still exists and we need to talk about it.
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Course on Socialism
Sat Feb 24, 10:30 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
Course on socialism by renowned experts
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Screening of Pratidwandi
Sat Feb 24, 7:00 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
Pratidwandi (The Adversary) is widely regarded as one of the best movies of Satyajit Ray. Made in 1970, it is the first movie of the famous Calcutta Trilogy. The movie revolves around the plight of a middle class unemployed youth in Calcutta of late 1960s. It's about the struggle of the protagonist to make sense of what is going on in his life and the society in general in the context of growing social unrest, corruption and unemployment.

The screening will be followed by a discussion about various aspect of the film including the craft and the content.
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Course on Socialism
Sun Feb 25, 10:30 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
A Course on Socialism taught by the most renowned experts in the field who intend to impart teaching of its core principles
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Expressive arts workshop
Sun Feb 25, 4:30 PM
Rachana T
Expressive arts is a multi-model approach in therapy, using dance, music, drama, play, story telling and visual arts.
The workshop focuses on providing a safe space for self expression, building self esteem and realising the heavy emotions present in the body.
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Samajdhar log
Sun Feb 25, 8:00 PM
Darpan theatre
DARPAN THEATRE PRESENTS....

"SAMAJHDAR LOG"

Date: 25th Feb 2024.

Time: 08:00 PM.

It's a socio-political satire which involves a conversation between three crazy men who are talking about different social aspects directly/indirectly and suddenly a stranger enters and that is when story begins, according to this fourth person, he is not an insane rather very educated. Even then he is in the mental asylum.
As they interact and talk further, they discuss every possible topic in very different and insane style. To watch yourself giggling throughout the evening, come and enjoy the play.

Written By : Dr. Surender Sharma
Directed By : Ali Ahmed
Production Designer: Danish Fidato and Kamelakar Rahul
Actors : Kunal Sharma, Niklesh Kamelekar, Akram and
Uttam Prasad
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Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 28, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: THE LONG GOODBYE | 1973 | 112 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: The Long Goodbye is a 1973 American satirical neo-noir film directed by Robert Altman and written by Leigh Brackett, based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel. The film stars Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe and features Sterling Hayden, Nina Van Pallandt, Jim Bouton, Mark Rydell, and an early, uncredited appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The story's setting was moved from the 1940s to 1970s Hollywood. The Long Goodbye has been called "a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance.

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
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Cleo Film Screening
Thu Feb 29, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Goethe - Zentrum Hyderabad
Join Cleo, portrayed by Marleen Lohse, on an enchanting journey through Berlin's vibrant streets, where every paving stone holds a hidden treasure. In the first twelve minutes of the film, director Erik Schmitt breaks down Cleo’s backstory and mixes her fate with Berlin's contemporary history in shimmering images. Following the loss of her father, Cleo relinquished her childhood dreams of treasure hunting until the arrival of Paul, played by Jeremy Mockridge, a bigger dreamer with a treasure map rumoured to unlock the secrets of the Sass brothers - iconic Berlin safe-crackers from the Weimar Republic era, said to have stolen a mystical clock capable of reversing time itself.

Embark on a whimsical treasure hunt through Berlin as Cleo encounters iconic personalities from the past, offering sage advice amidst the city's bustling streets. From Marlene Dietrich to Heinrich Schliemann and even the brilliant Albert Einstein, Cleo's journey is infused with humor, eccentric characters, and a profound love for Berlin's rich history. Director Erik Schmitt's vision for "Cleo" is an ode to the resilient spirit of Berlin, blending tragedy with whimsy in a unique and captivating city fairy tale.

ALL ARE INVITED!
8519
Understanding Documentaries
Fri Mar 1, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan
Understanding Documentaries History, journey, and artistic possibilities - 3 Days (1-3, March): 11 - 4 pm

A 3-day workshop curated & conducted by Amudhan RP.
Amudhan has made around 20 films on various social, political, and economic themes. He founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and the Chennai Film Festival. He has conducted them for over 23 years and 10 years, respectively.

Day 01
10 am : Registration and Inauguration
10:30 am : Origin of Cinema & Documentaries
Films by Lumiere brothers, George Melies & Robert Flaherty
Screening and interaction
11.30 am Tea break
11.45 am Soviet Cinema : Kino-Pravda and Dziga Vertov
Screening and Interaction
1 pm : Lunch break
2 pm Propaganda Documentaries : British and German Films
Screening and Interaction
3 pm Tea break
3.15 pm French Documentaries
Cinema Vérité & Visual Essay : Jean Rouch, Agnes Varda and Chris Marker
Screening and Interaction
4.15 pm Closing remarks for the day

Day 02 10 am Direct Cinema and Fly on the Wall Films from North America: Robert Drew (Primary), Maysles Brothers (Salesman), Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies) 11 am Tea break 11.15 pm Political Documentaries from South America : Fernando Solanas & Patricio Guzman 12.30 pm Lunch break 1.30 pm : Meanwhile in Europe, Australia, Africa & Asia Documentaries by Bert Haanstra, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Werner Herzog, Dennis O’Rourke, John Pilger & Ai Weiwei 3 pm : Tea break 3.15 pm : Wild life and Television Documentaries Hugo van Lawick, David Attenborough, BBC, Al Jazeera, DW and more 4.15 pm : Closing remarks for the day

Day 03
10 am : Films Division of India: propaganda, nation building and creative freedom
11 am Tea break
11.15 Independent Documentaries in India 01 : Political and Activist Documentaries
12.30 pm : Lunch break
1.30 pm : Independent Documentaries in India 02 : Creative, Personal, Reflective and
Experimental Documentaries
3 pm : Tea break
3.15 pm : PSBT, Renewed Films Division and OTT platforms
4.15 pm : Closing remarks and reflections

Amudhan R.P.
Born and raised in a rural and small-town background, Amudhan developed his liking for cinema by watching popular Tamil films with his mother, Pushpam, a farmer, while sitting on the sand-bed in thatched and temporary cinema halls called Touring Talkies.
Cinema has always been a collective activity/place for Amudhan, in which people from different backgrounds come together and imagine multiple worlds in a given short time.
After completing his Post Graduation in Development Communication from Madurai Kamraj University and a two-year stint at the Centre for Development of Instructional Technology (CENDIT), New Delhi, Amudhan set up MARUPAKKAM (The Other Side, in Tamil), a media action group in Madurai with his like-minded friends to produce, screen and disseminate documentary films, in 1996.

Since then, Amudhan has made around 20 films on various social, political, and economic themes. He also founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and the Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and has conducted them for over 23 years and 10 years, respectively. He also curates various thematic film festivals across India. On various occasions, he has been part of many film festivals in India as a Selection Committee and a Final Jury member.
He has conducted Documentary Workshops at prestigious educational institutions such as the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Central University of Hyderabad, LV Prasad Film Academy (Chennai), St Joseph’s College (Bengaluru), Loyola College (Chennai), Chetana Film Institute (Thrissur) and Sacred Heart College (Kochi). Amudhan has been pursuing Mobile Phone Filmmaking since the COVID-19-induced lockdown, experimenting with the medium while expressing human anxieties and reaching out to nature.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Cybernetic Census
Fri Mar 1, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan
Cybernetic Census and The Politics of Numbers in Digital India - A Talk by Srinivas Kodali

Srinivas Kodali takes us through how modern-day digital governance treats humans as numbers with the mathematical science of cybernetics, which is used to reshape the republic.

The Census has been a project of control for colonial actors in India, these colonial practices were modified to help achieve India's development goals under PC Mahalnobis. Mahalnobis, as the architect of the modern census in India, evolved practices that have been exported from India to the rest of the world. Present-day census applications in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been heavily relying on cybernetics to create 360-degree profiles of citizens. This form of real-time cybernetic census will be the future in Digital India. The talk will look into the discontents of numbers and how modern-day digital governance treats humans as numbers with the mathematical science of cybernetics, which is being used to reshape the republic. It will touch on Digital Governance, Representation, Surveillance, Control, and Freedoms in Digital Societies.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Ghost Writer - A Hindi Play
Fri Mar 1, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
The play is set in the contemporary era of cinema-going audiences dwindling, and films have become a spectacle without the story. The play is a satirical look at the state of writers.
The protagonist suffers from writer's block because he is out of sync with the present era. His producer wants him to churn out scripts, and if he fails, he devises an ingenious idea to motivate the writer and massage his ego. Will his plan succeed?
Come watch "khaali patiley ka dhindora" - laugh, cry, and take an honest look at our times.

Actors – VANYA JOSHI & NARENDRA SACHAR

Writer, Producer & Director – MAYA RAO

About cast & crew:
Vinay Joshi kr Badle
Xena Bhargava is a film student, interviewer and theatre artist from Lucknow. After completing her studies at Sophia College, Mumbai, she’s paving her way as an actor on stage and screen.

Narendra Sachar has a Master's in theatre from the Indian theatre Chandigarh and has been part of the NSD repertory company. He has acted in several films, TV shows, ads, and web series.

Maya Rao, a writer and director, is a postgraduate from FTII and has written and directed several TV shows, documentaries, ads, and web shows.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8524
Makaanix 101 - A General Quiz
Sat Mar 2, 3:00 PM
Lamakaan
Bala, the legendary Quizzie, will hold a quirky, entertaining, and elevating Quiz. Make of three and participate.

Prelims - 3-4 pm

Written prelims to pick the top 6 teams for the Q - MAKAANIX 101 finals.

About the Quiz Master: Bala started his career in advertising here in 1990 and continued in Delhi and Mumbai over the years as a Creative Director and consultant. His quizzing started in High School at St.Paul's, Hyderguda. He conducted several quizzes at colleges and YMCAs in Hyderabad, mostly between 1980 and 1985. He was also a University Challenge TV quiz setter in the early 2000s. He has taught Advertising in 4 cities and hopes to channelize a longstanding passion for collecting books into actually reading them.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Roots of Composite Culture
Sat Mar 2, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan
Roots of Composite Culture in The Deccan by Prof. Mohd. Suleman Siddiqi

Prof Mohd. Suleman Siddiqi, Former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University and founder Registrar of MANUU, will discuss the culture established in Deccan, where all communities lived together peacefully.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Laali Chhaaye Rahi Hai
Sat Mar 2, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
LAALI CHHAAYE RAHI HAI - A performance of the hori theme in thumri by Vidya Rao

Vidya Rao, the award-winning thumri maestro, will present some hori bandishes in the traditional thumri gayaki.

A large part of the thumri repertoire draws from calendrical rituals and the cycle of the seasons. The 40 days from Basant Panchami (this year on 14 February) to Holi (on 25 March) are marked by the singing of thumri, dadra, and songs derived from folk music that focus on the theme of holi, colour and spring. These bandishes draw from the Ganga-Jamuna traditions of both Sufi and Vaishnavi poetry, sung now in the bol-banao style of the courtly, romantic, poorabi thumri.

The artists
Vidya Rao is a singer of poorab-ang thumri and allied forms. She is the disciple of Vidushis Naina Devi, Shanti Hiranand, and Girija Devi. She also writes on music and the performing arts.
Shanti Bhushan Jha, tabla nawaz, is a much sought-after accompanist and a senior shagird of Ustad Akram Khan of Ajrara Gharana. He teaches at Delhi University’s Music Faculty.
Ashique Kumar, on harmonium, is also a vocalist and the disciple of Pandit L K Pandit of Gwalior gharana. He is a professor at the Faculty of Music, Delhi University.

Shanti Swaroop on tanpura and vocal support, is a Hyderabad-based singer. A disciple of Vidushi N Rajam (violin), he is also trained in vocal khayal gayaki of Agra Gharana.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Urdu Vogue: Bridging tradition
Sun Mar 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Urdu Vogue: Bridging tradition and trend in the new age
A Talk by Huma Khalil

Rekhta Foundation is a prominent organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and disseminating Urdu literature and culture.
Established in 2012 by Sanjiv Saraf, rekhta.org has become a pivotal platform for Urdu enthusiasts, scholars, poets, and learners worldwide. The foundation's primary objective is to make Urdu literature accessible to a global audience through digital mediums.

Huma hails from Aligarh. She studied English literature at Aligarh Muslim University. Still, Urdu runs in her blood, and hence, all her writings, filmmaking, events, etc are inspired by the rich poetry and literature from the vast treasure trove of the Urdu language. Huma's latest work is 'The Allure Of Aligarh: A Poetic Journey Into The University City.' It’s a tribute to her hometown and will be dedicated to AMU's centenary in 2020.

She is a member of the advisory board of the Rekhta Foundation, under which Rekhta.org is the largest online website for Urdu literature and language. She is involved in promoting Urdu Language and literature through the website and Rekhta's audio-visual platform with millions of followers worldwide. The Rekhta Foundation also hosts an annual flagship festival in Delhi, 'Jashn e rekhta, ' besides hosting events throughout the year in various cities such as ' Shaam e Rekhta.'

In this talk, Huma Khalil will share her journey with the Rekhta Foundation and the digitization of rare Urdu manuscripts and literary works, making them accessible to a wider audience. By leveraging technology, rekhta.org has successfully preserved and archived invaluable pieces of Urdu literary heritage, ensuring their conservation for future generations.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Zikr uss Parivash ka
Sun Mar 3, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
Zikr uss Parivash ka, aur phir bayan apna
A Talk by Sanjiv Saraf

Sanjiv Saraf, founder Rekhta, speaks about his translations of Urdu poetry and the love of Urdu that created Rekhta.

Sanjiv Saraf is a notable figure in Urdu literature and culture, particularly renowned for his efforts to promote and preserve the Urdu language's rich heritage. As the founder of Rekhta.org, he has played a pivotal role in creating a digital platform that serves as a comprehensive repository of Urdu poetry, literature, and cultural resources.

In addition to his contributions through Rekhta.org, Sanjiv Saraf is also an accomplished author and scholar. His latest book on Ghalib, titled "Andaz e Bayan Aur - Mirza Ghalib's 100 Selected Ghazals," is a testament to his profound understanding and appreciation of Mirza Ghalib's timeless poetry and legacy.

Sanjiv Saraf will talk about his latest book and shed light on the nuances of writing about Ghalib. one of the most revered and influential poets in the Urdu literary tradition.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8497
Telanganam- a book release
Thu Mar 7, 3:30 PM
Dr. Panduranga Rao
Telanganam is a book written by Dr. Panduranga Rao, Bhavishystkavi on various events happened during the period from emperor Asoka to Sri Revanth Reddy covering, social, political, economical and culture aspect of Hyderabad Deccan transforming itself to today's Telangana.
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Film Screening "Farha"
Fri Mar 8, 3:30 PM
United for Peace
About the film "Farha: A Palestinian girl's coming-of-age experience during the Nakba, the 1948 displacement of Palestinians from their homeland.
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GARGI- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Sat Mar 9, 4:00 PM
Sarita Surana
GARGI-AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sutradhar Sahityik avam Sanskritik Sanstha, Bharat, Hyderabad in collaboration with Kahniwala celebrates International Women’s Day through its event “GARGI.” As we all know, now we have reached at the level of participation in space programmes by women team and the awareness of women about themselves have immensely increased. Keeping all this in mind the oraganisation has framed “GARGI”. The event shall comprise of women based stories, art & craft show, poetry on women, a lacture on the passions of women, a thought on self awareness of women, and a few cultural activities. In all “GARGI” is the women based event. The event is open to all.
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TWO SOME
Sat Mar 9, 8:00 PM
SOHAM THEATRE
SOHAM THEATRE PRESENTS

TWO MARATHI SHORT PLAYS

AGA AGA SUNBAI ! KAY MHANTA SASUBAI? & NATAK BASTE AAHE

AGA AGA SUNBAI ! KAY MHANTA SASUBAI ? - THE STORY OF EVOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTHER IN LAW AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OVER PERIOD OF TIME. THE STORY UNFOLDS IN THE 5 SHORT SEGMENTS OF MOTHER IN LAW AND DAUGHTER IN LAW STARTING FROM 19TH CENTUARY TO 21 CENTUARY. METOMORPHOSIS OF TREATMENT OF ONE LADY (MOTHER IN LAW) TOWARDS ANOTHER (LADY DAUGHTER IN LAW) & VICE VERSA.HOW DAUGHTER IN LAW TAKES THE BATON OF DOMINANCE FROM MOTHER IN LAW OVER A PERIOD OF TIME AND THEN HOW BOTH TOGETHER ENDS UP HAVING CORDIAL RELATION WITH EACH OTHER. BLEND OF DOMINANCE, COWARDNESS, SUBDUEDNESS, COURAGE, TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, HAPPINESS,SADNESS, MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, LOVE & RESPECT. ITS A LESSION & REFLECTION OF SOCIETY.

NATAK BASTE AAHE

This One Act Play is all about the backstage Artists who are in the process of setting up the stage for the final rehearsals. While so, suddenly the curtain gets unveiled and the backstage artist goes beserk as finds himself onstage. Thereafter the others artists follow the suits and as the story progress, only the director and the actress ends up attending the final rehearsal.
Meanwhile the producer & the financer who attends to witness the rehearsal ends up in a haplessly situation.

The whole play has the gamut of “Roller Coaster of Laughter Ride” of the backstage artists visible on the stage during the final rehersal. Perhaps the title of the play itself explains that play is in the process of final product….
Try to figure it out what happens in the climax. Does all the artist of the play attend the Grand Rehearsal or back Stage Artist themselves ends up donning the proxy role.
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MahaShivratri Storytelling
Sun Mar 10, 11:00 AM
Veena Seethepalli
Mythology Storytelling about a River and her connection to Lord Shiva. Making sense of the story to our daily life. Practicing communication and improving recall skills.
Narration technique using Japanese Kamishibai Butai, followed by drawing, discussion and storycards. Workshop Suitable for Parents, teachers, artists and children.
Workshop price: Rs. 250/. with materials
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Storytelling meetup
Sun Mar 10, 3:30 PM
Bhumik Varu
Artists of are invited to tell their stories and perform different pieces of art including music, poetry, storytelling, and more. We are planning to have it as a ticketed event
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Anahatha Musical Ensembles
Sun Mar 10, 6:00 PM
D.Jayasurya
Anahatha Musical Ensembles's live instumental Music concert performing with lead Violinist comibination with keyboard, guitar,pads inculding with live painting, to Embrace all the Art Forms.
passes will be provided of the cost 399/-
duration: 1hour

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Krishnarang
Sat Feb 24, 6:00 PM
Asmita Kale
Performing Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam)

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8466
Love Splash- Acrylic Workshop
Tue Feb 13, 7:00 PM
Sai Anantha
Join us for an Acrylic art workshop by Sai Anantha at Lamakaan.This workshop will help you create a canvas that's a perfect celebration of your love and relationship.
8482
Dastaan Subras
Wed Feb 14, 6:30 PM
Bazm e Sukhan and Lamakaan
Subras is a courtly allegory of Love in rhyme prose which was written by the court poet, Milla Wajid ( his real name was Asah Allah) in 1634 by order of the 7th Sultan Abd-Allah Qutb Shah(1625-1672).

Prof. Majeed Bedar
Recitation by Dr.Gul-e-Rana
Remarks by professor Majid Bedar
Prof. Ashraf Rafi and Mrs Lakshmi Devi Raj will preside
Compare Dr.Athiya Mujeeb Arefi
Coordinators Dr.Gul e Rana and Dr. Humera Sayeed
8263
Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 14, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: McCABE & MRS MILLER | 1971 | 121 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American revisionist Western film directed by Robert Altman and starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. The screenplay by Altman and Brian McKay is based on the 1959 novel McCabe by Edmund Naughton. Altman referred to it as an "anti-Western" film because it ignores or subverts several Western conventions. It was filmed in British Columbia, Canada, in the fall and winter of 1970 and premiered on June 24, 1971

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
8414
Decode Vaccines - Part2
Thu Feb 15, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Saraswati Kavula has been making independent documentaries since 2004 on subjects concerning environment, health, livelihoods and agriculture. Decode Vaccines is a 2 part documentary made in 2019-2020 filmed in different parts of India and the United States including voices from various walks of life : doctors, parents, advocates, activists, politicians among others. Vaccines have been in controversy since the first smallpox vaccine was made. But the prominent narrative is about how vaccines have eradicated diseases and how they helped in survival of humans. However, a different perspective has emerged over past few decades within the medical fraternity and amongst parents with the surge in adverse events post immunisation. Decode Vaccines looks at the deeper issues concerning vaccine safety and children's health and at the players who are pushing for more and more vaccines to be included in the immunization schedule.

The first part will be screened on 1st Feb 2024 and Part 2 will be screened on 15th Feb 2024 at 7 pm.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8461
art exhibition and workshop
Fri Feb 16, 5:00 PM
anita hari
painting exhibition and workshop and drawing and painting competition
display hand made products tooo
8477
MOVIE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT
Fri Feb 16, 6:00 PM
Praveen Kumar B
AVANI CREATIONS MAKING PRODUCTION NO.1. WE ARE PROUDLY ANNOUNCE OUR MOVIE TITLE AND TITLE PROMO ON THE 16-FEB-2024 BY THE FILM DIRECTOR NEELAKANTA GARU.

SO PLEASE MAKE THE EVENT SUCCESSFUL.
8444
Halla Bol 9.0 [Debate]
Sat Feb 17, 10:30 AM
Uradi Priyamvada
Flagship programme by Teach for India Hyderabad 'Halla Bol 9.0' - Halla Bol is an Interschool Asian Parliamentary-Style Debate Competition for Teach For India students from various government and low-income private schools across Hyderabad city.
We would like to host a seminar for the students to explore the ways of debating.
8494
Mulāqāt – The Alumni Rendezvous
Sat Feb 17, 11:00 AM
TISS
Mulāqāt – The Alumni Rendezvous

10 years

School of Public Policy and Governance
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The School of Public Policy and Governance at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad is commemorating its decennial anniversary this year.

At Mulāqāt, we are not just commemorating the 10th year of our esteemed School but celebrating a decade of shared dreams, accomplishments, and the enduring bonds that connect us all.

The journey over the past decade has been filled with accomplishments, memories, and the collective success of our graduates. Join us at Lamakaan on 17th February, 2024 to reminisce, reconnect, and forge new bonds at this momentous event!
8476
Rependi and Chal Chal Gurram
Sat Feb 17, 8:00 PM
Preksha Trivedi
This is a comedy showdown you won't want to miss. Join us for an evening of uncontrollable laughter and unforgettable moments.
8418
Course on Socialism
Sun Feb 18, 11:00 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
A Course on Socialism taught by the most renowned experts in the field who intend to impart teaching of its core principles
8383
"Pagla Ghoda"
Sun Feb 18, 7:30 PM
Team Natyaved
The core of the play centers on four individuals who have convened at the funeral of a young woman whose tragic demise was a result of unrequited love. With a keen focus on the dynamics between men and women, the play sheds light on the oppression faced by women within a patriarchal society. The play skillfully delves into the intricacies of relationships across various socioeconomic backgrounds. Badal Sarkar subtly highlights that regardless of education or upbringing, men tend to exhibit a callous and apathetic approach toward matters of passion, love, and women.
8264
Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 21, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: 3 WOMEN | 1977 | 124 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: 3 Women is a 1977 American psychological drama film written, produced and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule. Set in a dusty California desert town, it depicts the increasingly bizarre relationship between a woman (Duvall), her roommate and co-worker (Spacek) and an older pregnant woman (Rule).

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
8478
Kahaniyon ka rangmanch
Thu Feb 22, 8:00 PM
Utkarsh Singh
Vaahak Theatre is presenting three short stories by Saadat hasan Manto, Ismat chugatai and Munshi Premchand namely Toba tek Singh, Mughal Baccha and Thakur ka Kuan.
8429
Begumpur
Fri Feb 23, 5:00 PM
Ashish Choudhary, Blue Robin
Begumpur a utopian land with no sorrows was a concept given by famous poet Guru Ravidas or Raidas. Exploring aspects of a society without sorrows, without class difference, without caste difference, Blue Robin invites people to celebrate Raidas's birthday with Talks, Art Exhibition, Music and Dance
8490
Kahaniyon ka rangmanch
Fri Feb 23, 8:00 PM
Vaahak theatre productions
Vaahak theatre is presenting 3 short stories exactly the way it was written.
The first story is Toba tek Singh by Manto which is about the horrific partition of India, second one is Mughal Baccha by Ismat chugatai which tells the repercussion of arrogance and how it can destroy lives and third is Thakur ka Kuan by Munshi Premchand which talks about the caste discrimination is our country which still exists and we need to talk about it.
8421
Course on Socialism
Sat Feb 24, 10:30 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
Course on socialism by renowned experts
8499
Screening of Pratidwandi
Sat Feb 24, 7:00 PM
Hyderabad Cinephiles
Pratidwandi (The Adversary) is widely regarded as one of the best movies of Satyajit Ray. Made in 1970, it is the first movie of the famous Calcutta Trilogy. The movie revolves around the plight of a middle class unemployed youth in Calcutta of late 1960s. It's about the struggle of the protagonist to make sense of what is going on in his life and the society in general in the context of growing social unrest, corruption and unemployment.

The screening will be followed by a discussion about various aspect of the film including the craft and the content.
8419
Course on Socialism
Sun Feb 25, 10:30 AM
Sanjay Gandhalay and Sandeep Pandey
A Course on Socialism taught by the most renowned experts in the field who intend to impart teaching of its core principles
8341
Expressive arts workshop
Sun Feb 25, 4:30 PM
Rachana T
Expressive arts is a multi-model approach in therapy, using dance, music, drama, play, story telling and visual arts.
The workshop focuses on providing a safe space for self expression, building self esteem and realising the heavy emotions present in the body.
8495
Samajdhar log
Sun Feb 25, 8:00 PM
Darpan theatre
DARPAN THEATRE PRESENTS....

"SAMAJHDAR LOG"

Date: 25th Feb 2024.

Time: 08:00 PM.

It's a socio-political satire which involves a conversation between three crazy men who are talking about different social aspects directly/indirectly and suddenly a stranger enters and that is when story begins, according to this fourth person, he is not an insane rather very educated. Even then he is in the mental asylum.
As they interact and talk further, they discuss every possible topic in very different and insane style. To watch yourself giggling throughout the evening, come and enjoy the play.

Written By : Dr. Surender Sharma
Directed By : Ali Ahmed
Production Designer: Danish Fidato and Kamelakar Rahul
Actors : Kunal Sharma, Niklesh Kamelekar, Akram and
Uttam Prasad
8265
Remembering Robert Altman
Wed Feb 28, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Robert Bernard Altman - February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and is considered an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era. His most famous directorial achievements include MAS*H (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), and Gosford Park (2001).

Altman's style of filmmaking covered many genres, but usually with a "subversive" or "anti-Hollywood" twist which typically relied on satire and humor to express his personal views. Actors especially enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise. He preferred large ensemble casts for his films, and developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, and more complex experience for the viewer. He also used highly mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing.

Film Title: THE LONG GOODBYE | 1973 | 112 Mins | US | English Language with English Subtitles

About the film: The Long Goodbye is a 1973 American satirical neo-noir film directed by Robert Altman and written by Leigh Brackett, based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel. The film stars Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe and features Sterling Hayden, Nina Van Pallandt, Jim Bouton, Mark Rydell, and an early, uncredited appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The story's setting was moved from the 1940s to 1970s Hollywood. The Long Goodbye has been called "a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance.

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!
8469
Cleo Film Screening
Thu Feb 29, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan & Goethe - Zentrum Hyderabad
Join Cleo, portrayed by Marleen Lohse, on an enchanting journey through Berlin's vibrant streets, where every paving stone holds a hidden treasure. In the first twelve minutes of the film, director Erik Schmitt breaks down Cleo’s backstory and mixes her fate with Berlin's contemporary history in shimmering images. Following the loss of her father, Cleo relinquished her childhood dreams of treasure hunting until the arrival of Paul, played by Jeremy Mockridge, a bigger dreamer with a treasure map rumoured to unlock the secrets of the Sass brothers - iconic Berlin safe-crackers from the Weimar Republic era, said to have stolen a mystical clock capable of reversing time itself.

Embark on a whimsical treasure hunt through Berlin as Cleo encounters iconic personalities from the past, offering sage advice amidst the city's bustling streets. From Marlene Dietrich to Heinrich Schliemann and even the brilliant Albert Einstein, Cleo's journey is infused with humor, eccentric characters, and a profound love for Berlin's rich history. Director Erik Schmitt's vision for "Cleo" is an ode to the resilient spirit of Berlin, blending tragedy with whimsy in a unique and captivating city fairy tale.

ALL ARE INVITED!
8519
Understanding Documentaries
Fri Mar 1, 11:00 AM
Lamakaan
Understanding Documentaries History, journey, and artistic possibilities - 3 Days (1-3, March): 11 - 4 pm

A 3-day workshop curated & conducted by Amudhan RP.
Amudhan has made around 20 films on various social, political, and economic themes. He founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and the Chennai Film Festival. He has conducted them for over 23 years and 10 years, respectively.

Day 01
10 am : Registration and Inauguration
10:30 am : Origin of Cinema & Documentaries
Films by Lumiere brothers, George Melies & Robert Flaherty
Screening and interaction
11.30 am Tea break
11.45 am Soviet Cinema : Kino-Pravda and Dziga Vertov
Screening and Interaction
1 pm : Lunch break
2 pm Propaganda Documentaries : British and German Films
Screening and Interaction
3 pm Tea break
3.15 pm French Documentaries
Cinema Vérité & Visual Essay : Jean Rouch, Agnes Varda and Chris Marker
Screening and Interaction
4.15 pm Closing remarks for the day

Day 02 10 am Direct Cinema and Fly on the Wall Films from North America: Robert Drew (Primary), Maysles Brothers (Salesman), Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies) 11 am Tea break 11.15 pm Political Documentaries from South America : Fernando Solanas & Patricio Guzman 12.30 pm Lunch break 1.30 pm : Meanwhile in Europe, Australia, Africa & Asia Documentaries by Bert Haanstra, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Werner Herzog, Dennis O’Rourke, John Pilger & Ai Weiwei 3 pm : Tea break 3.15 pm : Wild life and Television Documentaries Hugo van Lawick, David Attenborough, BBC, Al Jazeera, DW and more 4.15 pm : Closing remarks for the day

Day 03
10 am : Films Division of India: propaganda, nation building and creative freedom
11 am Tea break
11.15 Independent Documentaries in India 01 : Political and Activist Documentaries
12.30 pm : Lunch break
1.30 pm : Independent Documentaries in India 02 : Creative, Personal, Reflective and
Experimental Documentaries
3 pm : Tea break
3.15 pm : PSBT, Renewed Films Division and OTT platforms
4.15 pm : Closing remarks and reflections

Amudhan R.P.
Born and raised in a rural and small-town background, Amudhan developed his liking for cinema by watching popular Tamil films with his mother, Pushpam, a farmer, while sitting on the sand-bed in thatched and temporary cinema halls called Touring Talkies.
Cinema has always been a collective activity/place for Amudhan, in which people from different backgrounds come together and imagine multiple worlds in a given short time.
After completing his Post Graduation in Development Communication from Madurai Kamraj University and a two-year stint at the Centre for Development of Instructional Technology (CENDIT), New Delhi, Amudhan set up MARUPAKKAM (The Other Side, in Tamil), a media action group in Madurai with his like-minded friends to produce, screen and disseminate documentary films, in 1996.

Since then, Amudhan has made around 20 films on various social, political, and economic themes. He also founded the Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and the Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival and has conducted them for over 23 years and 10 years, respectively. He also curates various thematic film festivals across India. On various occasions, he has been part of many film festivals in India as a Selection Committee and a Final Jury member.
He has conducted Documentary Workshops at prestigious educational institutions such as the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Central University of Hyderabad, LV Prasad Film Academy (Chennai), St Joseph’s College (Bengaluru), Loyola College (Chennai), Chetana Film Institute (Thrissur) and Sacred Heart College (Kochi). Amudhan has been pursuing Mobile Phone Filmmaking since the COVID-19-induced lockdown, experimenting with the medium while expressing human anxieties and reaching out to nature.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8522
Cybernetic Census
Fri Mar 1, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan
Cybernetic Census and The Politics of Numbers in Digital India - A Talk by Srinivas Kodali

Srinivas Kodali takes us through how modern-day digital governance treats humans as numbers with the mathematical science of cybernetics, which is used to reshape the republic.

The Census has been a project of control for colonial actors in India, these colonial practices were modified to help achieve India's development goals under PC Mahalnobis. Mahalnobis, as the architect of the modern census in India, evolved practices that have been exported from India to the rest of the world. Present-day census applications in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been heavily relying on cybernetics to create 360-degree profiles of citizens. This form of real-time cybernetic census will be the future in Digital India. The talk will look into the discontents of numbers and how modern-day digital governance treats humans as numbers with the mathematical science of cybernetics, which is being used to reshape the republic. It will touch on Digital Governance, Representation, Surveillance, Control, and Freedoms in Digital Societies.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8523
Ghost Writer - A Hindi Play
Fri Mar 1, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
The play is set in the contemporary era of cinema-going audiences dwindling, and films have become a spectacle without the story. The play is a satirical look at the state of writers.
The protagonist suffers from writer's block because he is out of sync with the present era. His producer wants him to churn out scripts, and if he fails, he devises an ingenious idea to motivate the writer and massage his ego. Will his plan succeed?
Come watch "khaali patiley ka dhindora" - laugh, cry, and take an honest look at our times.

Actors – VANYA JOSHI & NARENDRA SACHAR

Writer, Producer & Director – MAYA RAO

About cast & crew:
Vinay Joshi kr Badle
Xena Bhargava is a film student, interviewer and theatre artist from Lucknow. After completing her studies at Sophia College, Mumbai, she’s paving her way as an actor on stage and screen.

Narendra Sachar has a Master's in theatre from the Indian theatre Chandigarh and has been part of the NSD repertory company. He has acted in several films, TV shows, ads, and web series.

Maya Rao, a writer and director, is a postgraduate from FTII and has written and directed several TV shows, documentaries, ads, and web shows.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8524
Makaanix 101 - A General Quiz
Sat Mar 2, 3:00 PM
Lamakaan
Bala, the legendary Quizzie, will hold a quirky, entertaining, and elevating Quiz. Make of three and participate.

Prelims - 3-4 pm

Written prelims to pick the top 6 teams for the Q - MAKAANIX 101 finals.

About the Quiz Master: Bala started his career in advertising here in 1990 and continued in Delhi and Mumbai over the years as a Creative Director and consultant. His quizzing started in High School at St.Paul's, Hyderguda. He conducted several quizzes at colleges and YMCAs in Hyderabad, mostly between 1980 and 1985. He was also a University Challenge TV quiz setter in the early 2000s. He has taught Advertising in 4 cities and hopes to channelize a longstanding passion for collecting books into actually reading them.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

8525
Roots of Composite Culture
Sat Mar 2, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan
Roots of Composite Culture in The Deccan by Prof. Mohd. Suleman Siddiqi

Prof Mohd. Suleman Siddiqi, Former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University and founder Registrar of MANUU, will discuss the culture established in Deccan, where all communities lived together peacefully.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

8526
Laali Chhaaye Rahi Hai
Sat Mar 2, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
LAALI CHHAAYE RAHI HAI - A performance of the hori theme in thumri by Vidya Rao

Vidya Rao, the award-winning thumri maestro, will present some hori bandishes in the traditional thumri gayaki.

A large part of the thumri repertoire draws from calendrical rituals and the cycle of the seasons. The 40 days from Basant Panchami (this year on 14 February) to Holi (on 25 March) are marked by the singing of thumri, dadra, and songs derived from folk music that focus on the theme of holi, colour and spring. These bandishes draw from the Ganga-Jamuna traditions of both Sufi and Vaishnavi poetry, sung now in the bol-banao style of the courtly, romantic, poorabi thumri.

The artists
Vidya Rao is a singer of poorab-ang thumri and allied forms. She is the disciple of Vidushis Naina Devi, Shanti Hiranand, and Girija Devi. She also writes on music and the performing arts.
Shanti Bhushan Jha, tabla nawaz, is a much sought-after accompanist and a senior shagird of Ustad Akram Khan of Ajrara Gharana. He teaches at Delhi University’s Music Faculty.
Ashique Kumar, on harmonium, is also a vocalist and the disciple of Pandit L K Pandit of Gwalior gharana. He is a professor at the Faculty of Music, Delhi University.

Shanti Swaroop on tanpura and vocal support, is a Hyderabad-based singer. A disciple of Vidushi N Rajam (violin), he is also trained in vocal khayal gayaki of Agra Gharana.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8527
Urdu Vogue: Bridging tradition
Sun Mar 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
Urdu Vogue: Bridging tradition and trend in the new age
A Talk by Huma Khalil

Rekhta Foundation is a prominent organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and disseminating Urdu literature and culture.
Established in 2012 by Sanjiv Saraf, rekhta.org has become a pivotal platform for Urdu enthusiasts, scholars, poets, and learners worldwide. The foundation's primary objective is to make Urdu literature accessible to a global audience through digital mediums.

Huma hails from Aligarh. She studied English literature at Aligarh Muslim University. Still, Urdu runs in her blood, and hence, all her writings, filmmaking, events, etc are inspired by the rich poetry and literature from the vast treasure trove of the Urdu language. Huma's latest work is 'The Allure Of Aligarh: A Poetic Journey Into The University City.' It’s a tribute to her hometown and will be dedicated to AMU's centenary in 2020.

She is a member of the advisory board of the Rekhta Foundation, under which Rekhta.org is the largest online website for Urdu literature and language. She is involved in promoting Urdu Language and literature through the website and Rekhta's audio-visual platform with millions of followers worldwide. The Rekhta Foundation also hosts an annual flagship festival in Delhi, 'Jashn e rekhta, ' besides hosting events throughout the year in various cities such as ' Shaam e Rekhta.'

In this talk, Huma Khalil will share her journey with the Rekhta Foundation and the digitization of rare Urdu manuscripts and literary works, making them accessible to a wider audience. By leveraging technology, rekhta.org has successfully preserved and archived invaluable pieces of Urdu literary heritage, ensuring their conservation for future generations.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
8528
Zikr uss Parivash ka
Sun Mar 3, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan
Zikr uss Parivash ka, aur phir bayan apna
A Talk by Sanjiv Saraf

Sanjiv Saraf, founder Rekhta, speaks about his translations of Urdu poetry and the love of Urdu that created Rekhta.

Sanjiv Saraf is a notable figure in Urdu literature and culture, particularly renowned for his efforts to promote and preserve the Urdu language's rich heritage. As the founder of Rekhta.org, he has played a pivotal role in creating a digital platform that serves as a comprehensive repository of Urdu poetry, literature, and cultural resources.

In addition to his contributions through Rekhta.org, Sanjiv Saraf is also an accomplished author and scholar. His latest book on Ghalib, titled "Andaz e Bayan Aur - Mirza Ghalib's 100 Selected Ghazals," is a testament to his profound understanding and appreciation of Mirza Ghalib's timeless poetry and legacy.

Sanjiv Saraf will talk about his latest book and shed light on the nuances of writing about Ghalib. one of the most revered and influential poets in the Urdu literary tradition.

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 14th Annual Celebrations!

ALL ARE WELCOME!
8497
Telanganam- a book release
Thu Mar 7, 3:30 PM
Dr. Panduranga Rao
Telanganam is a book written by Dr. Panduranga Rao, Bhavishystkavi on various events happened during the period from emperor Asoka to Sri Revanth Reddy covering, social, political, economical and culture aspect of Hyderabad Deccan transforming itself to today's Telangana.
8484
Film Screening "Farha"
Fri Mar 8, 3:30 PM
United for Peace
About the film "Farha: A Palestinian girl's coming-of-age experience during the Nakba, the 1948 displacement of Palestinians from their homeland.
8377
GARGI- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Sat Mar 9, 4:00 PM
Sarita Surana
GARGI-AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Sutradhar Sahityik avam Sanskritik Sanstha, Bharat, Hyderabad in collaboration with Kahniwala celebrates International Women’s Day through its event “GARGI.” As we all know, now we have reached at the level of participation in space programmes by women team and the awareness of women about themselves have immensely increased. Keeping all this in mind the oraganisation has framed “GARGI”. The event shall comprise of women based stories, art & craft show, poetry on women, a lacture on the passions of women, a thought on self awareness of women, and a few cultural activities. In all “GARGI” is the women based event. The event is open to all.
8440
TWO SOME
Sat Mar 9, 8:00 PM
SOHAM THEATRE
SOHAM THEATRE PRESENTS

TWO MARATHI SHORT PLAYS

AGA AGA SUNBAI ! KAY MHANTA SASUBAI? & NATAK BASTE AAHE

AGA AGA SUNBAI ! KAY MHANTA SASUBAI ? - THE STORY OF EVOLUTION OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTHER IN LAW AND DAUGHTER IN LAW OVER PERIOD OF TIME. THE STORY UNFOLDS IN THE 5 SHORT SEGMENTS OF MOTHER IN LAW AND DAUGHTER IN LAW STARTING FROM 19TH CENTUARY TO 21 CENTUARY. METOMORPHOSIS OF TREATMENT OF ONE LADY (MOTHER IN LAW) TOWARDS ANOTHER (LADY DAUGHTER IN LAW) & VICE VERSA.HOW DAUGHTER IN LAW TAKES THE BATON OF DOMINANCE FROM MOTHER IN LAW OVER A PERIOD OF TIME AND THEN HOW BOTH TOGETHER ENDS UP HAVING CORDIAL RELATION WITH EACH OTHER. BLEND OF DOMINANCE, COWARDNESS, SUBDUEDNESS, COURAGE, TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, HAPPINESS,SADNESS, MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, LOVE & RESPECT. ITS A LESSION & REFLECTION OF SOCIETY.

NATAK BASTE AAHE

This One Act Play is all about the backstage Artists who are in the process of setting up the stage for the final rehearsals. While so, suddenly the curtain gets unveiled and the backstage artist goes beserk as finds himself onstage. Thereafter the others artists follow the suits and as the story progress, only the director and the actress ends up attending the final rehearsal.
Meanwhile the producer & the financer who attends to witness the rehearsal ends up in a haplessly situation.

The whole play has the gamut of “Roller Coaster of Laughter Ride” of the backstage artists visible on the stage during the final rehersal. Perhaps the title of the play itself explains that play is in the process of final product….
Try to figure it out what happens in the climax. Does all the artist of the play attend the Grand Rehearsal or back Stage Artist themselves ends up donning the proxy role.
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Veena Seethepalli
Mythology Storytelling about a River and her connection to Lord Shiva. Making sense of the story to our daily life. Practicing communication and improving recall skills.
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Workshop price: Rs. 250/. with materials
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Storytelling meetup
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Bhumik Varu
Artists of are invited to tell their stories and perform different pieces of art including music, poetry, storytelling, and more. We are planning to have it as a ticketed event
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Sun Mar 10, 6:00 PM
D.Jayasurya
Anahatha Musical Ensembles's live instumental Music concert performing with lead Violinist comibination with keyboard, guitar,pads inculding with live painting, to Embrace all the Art Forms.
passes will be provided of the cost 399/-
duration: 1hour

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