March 04, 2020 5:00 pm Wednesday
Bazm e Sukhan is a weekly gathering of those interested in Urdu literature. A bunch of 20 odd people meet every Wednesday at 5 pm at Lamakaan and discuss Urdu poetry and prose. Each session usually focuses on one poet, or writer or a particular aspect of the form, structure or grammar of Urdu writing
Lamakaan is an open cultural space of Hyderabad that organizes events on various political, social, economic, and cultural issues. For more info about lamakaan and its events, visit us at www.lamakaan.com
March 03, 2020 5:00 pm Tuesday
Wait, what is a zine? Zines are a DIY form of self-publishing that we hope to explore further with you this Tuesday!
Who are we? Devashree Somani and Riya Behl are recent graduates of Ashoka University, currently engaging in the development sector. We will be speaking Hindi and English during this workshop.
What will we be doing? As young people, who are on the journey of finding our voices in a country struggling to uphold the values of a democracy, we would like to democratize the process of making art with you. The focus of this workshop will be ‘Hope in struggle’. We will go over the history and technique of making zines following which, participants will start working on individual zines.
At the end of the workshop, we will make photocopies for each other to swap – in original zine-style that removed money from the exchange of ideas – and hopefully, keep sharing through this form.
Participants are required to: – Think of a concept or narrative for the Zine – Carry A3/A4 paper(s) that will be your canvas. We encourage re-using paper, so it could be any old paper with one side blank. Please remember to bring photographs, news clippings, anything you might want in your Zine. – Carry any other stationery like scissors, glue, stickers etc., that you wish to use. – If you have made zines before or have them at home, bring them along too. It will confirm for first-timers that what you can include in a zine is only limited by your imagination! – Carry yourselves, and on time!
See you soon!
Devashree Somani and Riya Behl are recent graduates of Ashoka University, currently engaging in the development sector. Riya folds anything that can be folded into a zine. She has been lucky to be a part of zine-making workshops with other crafty, curious zinesters in Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai; she is eager to create in Hyderabad too! Devashree is a long-time fan and beginner level zine-maker. She is excited to share a space of solidarity and creativity.
February 29, 2020 7:30 pm Saturday
Play : “Urdu Zamaney key ICU mey” Written by: Nayeem Javed Directed by: Ali Faisal
The content of the play deals with the subject of Urdu and its social relevance. Few characters are symbolic like “Ghazal” appears and introduce her contribution. Another Character “Bharat Mata” concludes that Urdu is my child, born and brought up in India. A clear message of national integration. Similarly, a film maker, Rap song lover add humor. One negative roles who take money from govt but never support language-cause. One humor spicing politician share lot of humor. One “ZabaN Dost” takes lead and suggest that every language should flourish with Urdu. It’s based on humor, satire and literary dialogues.
February 28, 2020 6:00 pm Friday
COUNTERING ONLINE HATE
At lamakaan Feb 28th 6 p.m Moderated by Ritu Sharma
Ritu has done research on the coverage of Islam in the post ISIS Germany by the newspapet sites She has been doing research on use of social media during the protests in Kashmir. She has been looking at how Social Media has been trying to decoding the role played by social media in fomenting religious hate in the present day world. She would prepare a ground for a brainstorming session in countering the online hate by outlining the scenario and the movements going on across the world to deal with hate online.
February 27, 2020 6:00 pm Thursday
Do you want to share and listen to music, talk about it, understand and appreciate it better?Then you can join us Last Thursday’s of every month, at 6:30 pm at Lamakaan. It is an informal group with no restrictions on entry. Drop in on 27th February. This month, Aradhana Karhade, the famous khayal singer will breakdown a Chhota Khayal. Explain the nuances with examples.
February 26, 2020 7:00 pm Wednesday
Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages.
- Trends in Southern Cinema
February 25, 2020 8:00 pm Tuesday
It has been a roller coaster 21st century for south Indian cinema in the first two decades of the millennium. We media students of Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management would present a discussion on the ebbs and tides the four southern film industries have faced. This is proposed to be the first of a series to be held every month which is aimed at being informative and comprehensive. Entry is free for all cinema lovers irrespective of age and gender.
February 23, 2020 6:30 pm Sunday
This session is a discussion on the recent citizenship notices by UIDAI to 127 people in Telangana. We will be discussing the role of UIDAI in NPR and NRC.
February 22, 2020 6:00 pm Saturday
Bengalis in Hyderabad is organising a cultural evening providing its members a platform to showcase a range of talents. The evening, commemorating some of the premier literary figures from Bengal, will feature song, dance, skits, recitation and more. Join us as we celebrate the rich tradition of Bengal in our own way and create everlasting memories through lively interactions and networking.
Bengalis in Hyderabad is a young, dynamic, not-for-profit organisation which started its journey in 2006 as an unofficial group on the erstwhile Orkut platform. Today, it’s a registered society with upwards of 20K members across social media channels and widely known for its contribution in the field of art, culture, cinema, societal causes and more. Upholding the spirit of Bengal and in relentless pursuit of cultural exchange, BiH has evolved to be one of the premier regional organisations in the twin cities.