Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Bazm e Sukhan
Wed Feb 26, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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Annie Hall Movie Screening
Wed Feb 26, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
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.
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Music Club
Thu Feb 27, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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.

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TM POTLE
Thu Feb 27, 8:00 PM
Amaan Ahmad (The Unknown Pen)
The show is about to begin. The actor is struggling with the absurd dialogues that her director has thrown at her. She is in slipping away in her inner turmoil. How would the director react? Would she succeed in executing her part well or will the show end up being a total fiasco?
Watch the frustrated actor Krishna Soni unleash a tirade of psychotic episodes with multiple emotional shifts in the monologue play - 'TM POTLE - The Missing Pieces of Your Tiny Little Egos'
Warning: Explicit content.
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COUNTERING ONLINE HATE
Fri Feb 28, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
COUNTERING ONLINE HATE

Open Discussion

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.
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BOBIN LACE Workshop
Sat Feb 29, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Dear craft lovers, Thank you all for your whole hearted support for our Programme named LEELA Ten Months Ten Crafts in collaboration with Lamakaan. The Forth in the series of work shops is on BOBIN LACE Workshop scheduled for 29th Fen and 1st March 2020 at LAMAKAAN.
Fee 800/-
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Anhad-Documentary Theatre Worksh
Sat Feb 29, 11:00 AM
Yamini Krishna
This workshop discusses the current political moment using some historical and contemporary texts and aims at producing the tale of our times in our own voices. It aims to end with a theatre presentation.
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ChangeChitra Film Festival - Documentary films for activism
Sat Feb 29, 2:00 PM
Video Volunteers
ChangeChitra is a yearlong mentoring program in which 60 young novice filmmakers produced 16 high-quality documentary films on social issues. Participants in this immersive program were provided professional equipment and learned filmmaking and editing techniques at three residential workshops of six days each and worked in teams to research, ideate and produce compelling short documentaries, that explored India’s myriad challenges and successes from new angles and revealed untold stories.
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Feb 29, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for this Saturday: 29th February 2020. Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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A Meeting of small publishers
Sat Feb 29, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
A meeting of small publishers working in Telugu is to be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Lamakaan from 3-5 pm. It is likely that the meeting will discuss the issues of change in reading habits of Telugu-speaking people, the future of Telugu literature, the travails of small publishers publishing in Telugu, the issues of publicity, distribution and marketing and the quality of editing, translations and original works.

The meeting is open to all.
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Urdu Zamaney key ICU mey
Sat Feb 29, 7:30 PM
Darpan theatre
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.
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BOBIN LACE Workshop
Sun Mar 1, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Dear craft lovers, Thank you all for your whole hearted support for our Programme named LEELA Ten Months Ten Crafts in collaboration with Lamakaan. The Forth in the series of work shops is on BOBIN LACE Workshop scheduled for 29th Fen and 1st March 2020 at LAMAKAAN.
Fee 800/-
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Mar 1, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
On this Sunday morning through afternoon come and explore wide range of Organic Fruits, veggies & groceries Homemade Breads and other baked goods; Organic Lunch, Handicrafts and Handlooms, Handmade Jewelry, Terrace Gardening Corner, Creative Design Spaces. Every Sunday 10:30am - 1.30pm For details: 9642731329. Entry Free. All are Welcome.
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Self-publishing & Zine Making
Tue Mar 3, 5:00 PM
Riya Behl, Devashree Somani
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!

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Adda- Women in Today's politics
Tue Mar 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Women is Today's Politics and people's movements.
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Bazm e Sukhan
Wed Mar 4, 5:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
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
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A Pragya Evening in Hyderabad
Wed Mar 4, 5:00 PM
PRAGYA CULTURAL CENTRE NGO
Proving comprehensive knowledge on Theatre, Recitation, Music, Drama, Mime, Puppet, etc. to the people who have cultural inhabitationnor economically backward to dicover their talent. To maintain a vocational training course for women, youth under self help group for physically, mentally and financially challenged children. To provide therapeutic services to assist parents and mentally challenged individuals. To organise awarenes programmes on healthy and social evils and bad customs. To prepare good cultural performance and to research work.
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Adaptation Movie Screening
Wed Mar 4, 7:00 PM
Cinephiles Film Club
Kaufman, a screen writer, struggles to adapt Orlean's book about Laroche, who clones rare orchids and sells them to collectors. Their lives get intertwined with unpredictable results.
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Kisi Aur Ka Sapna
Thu Mar 5, 8:00 PM
Sutradhar
SUTRADHAR
Presents
‘KISI AUR KA SAPNA’
Written by Dr. Nand Kishore Acharya
Directed by Shahrukh Surani
It is the story of five actors rehearsing a script found in a garbage bin. The play traverses through different eras in history and politics, using the journey to display the various shades of a theatre actor's life. The conflict between acting and reality, different interpretations of an idea, 'does a script really need an actor?' etc are just some of the issues the play deals with.
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In the Memory of a Pir
Fri Mar 6, 6:30 PM
Lamakaan
In the Memory of a Pir - A Talk by
Yogesh Snehi, Ambedkar University Delhi

This presentation attempts to foreground the process of recovery of a Sufi shrine Manakpur Sharif that was left desolate for almost a year after the Partition of Punjab in 1947. Unlike other places in Punjab, the process of recovery of this shrine was gradual. One of the reasons was absence of any extant links that could help it recover completely. Predominantly a village of Muslims, its inhabitants left for Pakistan in 1947, leaving behind no trace of the tradition. Only link to the past were the Harijans of the village or Muslims from the neighbouring areas like Majri and Ropar.

In 1948, a District Muslim Welfare and Roza Committee was formed to rekindle Urs celebrations. These efforts were interrupted with the formation of Wakf Board in 1962 which took over control over the shrine and its large endowed estate. One of important defining moment to rekindle Manakpur Sharif’s past was the visit of gaddi nishin of Shah Khamosh of Hyderabad to Manakpur. Shah Khamosh was a direct disciple (murid) of Hafiz Musa. However, during the period of Sikh militancy, the shrine was again left desolate. It is only after militancy weakened that urs, qawwali and kushti become, yet again, vital components of shrine practices. Urs celebrations are now fairly large and attract gaddi shins and khakis from Kaliyar Sharif (Roorkee), Ajmer Sharif and Hyderabad.

About Yogesh Snehi:

Yogesh Snehi teaches history at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, India.
Previously, he was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla (2013–15).
Snehi’s major teaching and research interests focus on Punjab and debates on popular religion
and its practice. Through a Tasveer Ghar fellowship (2010-11), he created a digital repository of
images for the ‘heidICON’ image and multimedia database of Heidelberg University. This
repository has more than five hundred images ranging from postcard-size and pocket-size
prints, CD-DVD and book covers, posters, large flex-banners, Photoshop collage, digital
photographs, etc. are in circulation at Sufi shrines in contemporary Punjab
(https://heidicon.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/collection/f3a009c6-a08c-4ced-accd-bc0a87b26561).

Snehi’s recently published monograph Spatializing Popular Sufi Shrines in Punjab: Dreams,
Memories, Territoriality (2019, London & New Delhi: Routledge) uses this and other audio-
visual collections to situate saint veneration practices in the partitioned (Indian) Punjab. This
audio-visual collection captures the form and content of worship, rituals and practices at Sufi
saint shrines which present an enchanted world of non-Muslim veneration of Sufi saint in
contemporary east Punjab.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Mandela- Screening & Dialogue
Sat Mar 7, 12:00 PM
Global Ambassadors for Peace through Tourism
The event will feature a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom followed by an open floor dialogue on Mandela's legacy and his lasting impact. The hosting organization, Global Ambassadors for Peace through Tourism (GAPT) is an organization that strives to initiate conversations about Peace, Conflict, and leaders who have revolutionized the world. The organization's goal is to initiate a large scale peace movement with the use of grass roots efforts.
On the same note, this movie screening is intended for a dialogue that bridges movements of racial discrimination in the past to the present.
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Write Club Saturday General
Sat Mar 7, 3:00 PM
Write Club Hyderabad
Please help schedule this for Saturday: 7th March 2020. Write Club Hyderabad helps you pen your thoughts, spill your mind and finally make an appointment with the writer in your head. We conduct free, weekly events that foster writing. Our Meetups aim at helping writers reach their goals in a supportive, collaborative, social setting. Writing doesn't have to be all by oneself. We welcome anyone who writes, regardless of genre, language or age. We have members writing novels, short stories, poetry, screenplays, essays, school reports and more. What we do, basically: One of the members of Write Club (anyone with a participation count over 2 consecutive meetups) hosts a session. They bring forth a theme and writing exercises. We all then write to the host’s prompts and guidelines for about an hour. Once we're done writing, we read out our write-ups (optional). We also exchange feedback and constructively critique each other's works. Entry is free, anyone with an interest in writing can walk in. Bring your writing devices and we’re all set! We promise to provide you with good coffee and a super-creative conversation. We have Write Club sessions every alternate Saturday afternoon – 3 to 6 PM
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K Circle Non Competitive Quiz
Sat Mar 7, 4:30 PM
Krishan shetty
K-Circle is India's oldest quiz club, and is based in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Every weekend, it facilitates lively, engaging and informally informative quiz sessions that anybody is welcome to attend.
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Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Sun Mar 8, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
On this Sunday morning through afternoon come and explore wide range of Organic Fruits, veggies & groceries Homemade Breads and other baked goods; Organic Lunch, Handicrafts and Handlooms, Handmade Jewelry, Terrace Gardening Corner, Creative Design Spaces. Every Sunday 10:30am - 1.30pm For details: 9642731329. Entry Free. All are Welcome.
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workplace-Gender Inequalities
Sun Mar 8, 5:00 PM
Dialogue towards an alternative
The UN theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.

Women’s participation in India’s workforce stands at under 28%. According to the Global Gender Gap report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2017, which ranks countries on parameters of gender equality in health, education, economics, and politics India ranked 108 out of 144 countries.


Right from childhood, women are trained to put the needs of their family ahead of themselves. In early days of the job, women have to contend with parental pressure to not travel, to not stay out late, to not pick plum postings in cities too far from their hometowns.

One of the biggest reasons why women occupy fewer leadership positions is the lack of support after marriage, both professionally and domestically.

The type of work women are entrusted with, coupled with the conditions under which they work and the opportunities they get to advance, differ widely from what men are offered at a workplaces. From women being overlooked for certain jobs on account of their gender to being offered inequitable wages and development paths, gender disparity presents itself in several ways.

In unorganized sector like daily wage workers, women are given lesser pay than male workers though the work time and effort remains the same.

Gender discrimination in the workplace include women experiencing sexual harassment, job insecurity and low pay compared with male counterparts.
Most of the complaints go unreported due to fear of losing jobs.

Though according to Vishaka case guidelines , committees against sexual harrassment at work place are mandated to be formed at every work place, most of the establishments either do not have them or they exist only on paper.

On the occassion of International Women's Day , let's talk about Women and Workplace discrimination and inequalities.
Date: 8th March 2020
Place: Lamakaan , 5pm

 
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Open House on Women Safety
Sun Mar 8, 7:00 PM
Kingshuk Nag in collaboration with Lamakaan.
The safety of women has always been a contentious issue across India including in Hyderabad. Although the country is developing rapidly and women are joining the labor force in greater numbers and occupying senior positions more than ever before, the protection of women and their safety in the public space remains a critical issue. The issue came to the centre stage after the brutal rape and murder of Nirbhaya in Delhi in late 2012 and the young Disha in Hyderabad in late 2019. Both these incidents shocked the collective conscience of India but there are hundreds of other cases no less serious
that do not make it to the headlines. We have set up a committee to study the issue of women safety in Greater Hyderabad and recommend some workable solutions. The idea is not only to keep women safe but also
come up with measures to empower them.

The committee is working at express speed to finalize its report which includes examination of the status of women in the work environment including large companies. As part of its work the committee has
planned on a couple of meetings with experts, students, women employees, women activists and lawyers whose evidence can be of value
in preparing the report. In this
context the first public interaction of the Committee will be held on
March 8 (which also happens to be Women’s day) at 7 pm at Lamakaan.
Please join in large numbers to make the exercise a meaningful one.

For your information the committee is as follows:
1. Anjana Sinha, IPS, Director, National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) Hyderabad

2. Dr.Amir Ullah Khan, Economist & Professor at MCR HRDInstitute, Hyderabad.

3. Ayesha Rubina, Corporator, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

4. B Rachna Reddy, Advocate, Telangana High Court, Hyderabad.

5. Kingshuk Nag, ex Resident Editor of The Times of India, Hyderabad is the Convener of the committee.
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All about Corona Virus
Tue Mar 10, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
All about Corona Virus A Talk by Dr Ramana Dhara

The world is concerned about Corona Virus. It has literally affected national and international transaction and mobility of people from one place to another.

There is a widespread fear related to the virus. Every day a new number of cases are reported in many countries.

What is Coronavirus infection and how can I prevent it?

This talk will be on the origin of the virus, global spread and current status in India and Telangana. The will focus on methods of transmission, prevention methods, the role of masks, hand hygiene, and treatment of the condition.

About Dr Ramana Dhara:
Dr V. Ramana Dhara
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health


He is an occupational/environmental medicine physician board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.


As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, he has designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. His work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. His international experience includes the evaluation of hazardous industries in India. His work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents.



In clinical practice, he has many years of experience in the area of workmen's’ compensation and non-surgical orthopaedics. In 2005, he served as physician to the CNN news team covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and in 2018 worked on a medical mission with the Migrant Caravan consisting of refugees from Central America. He's the former Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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Resistance: Music as Politics
Wed Mar 11, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Resistance: Music as Politics

Sumangala will present, through music, some examples of how music has been used to articulate resistance to the existing social and political order in different parts of the country from the 1940s to the present. Attempt is to point towards the aestheic as well as the political-social dimensions of the music of resistance in our country and also situate it in terms the influences that have been pivotal in the emergence of the music.

She teaches Developmental Studies and Popular Music Studies at Ambedkar University.
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Himmat Mai
Thu Mar 12, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Himmat Mai, is the Hindi adaptation by the poet, journalist and translator Neelabh of the original play ‘Mother Courage and her children’ written by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). Witnessing the turbulent time of the fascist rule under Hitler in his home country and hounded by the Nazis for his anti-war stand, all his plays are highly political in nature, but is conveyed with sardonic humor and poeticism. Here in this play, we witness the character of Himmat Mai, a canteen wagon woman, who lives off selling goods to army men of both the warring parties. She is an embodiment of contradictions, frequently switching the roles from exploiter to the exploited and vice versa. The long treacherous war spanning over a period of thirty years and her innate need to survive, have sharpened her business strategy and has made her shrewd and manipulative. In spite of her best efforts to save her three children, one by one, she loses all of them to war. However she moves on, returning to her canteen wagon, the only hope she has. It’s her whole world, it’s her very existence. Deriving strength from this sense of belonging, soon she is back to her routine business of selling goods, as usual, to the passing regiment, caring little about in which part of the war zone she is and whom she is selling her goods
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Sachin ka Urdu Safar
Fri Mar 13, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Sachin ka Urdu Safar

Sachin Pilgaonker, the acclaimed actor, director talks about his love and life with Urdu. In conversation with Elahe Hiptoola.
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Javed Jaffery – Laughter & Azadi
Fri Mar 13, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Javed Jaffery – Laughter and Azadi

Javed Jaffery the Actor, the Comedian, the activist in conversation with Amirullah Khan over a wide range of topics from his personal journey to laughter in the dark times.
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Savera–A Morning Concert
Sun Mar 15, 10:30 AM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
Savera – A Morning Concert with Aradhana Karhade

Morning Raags with Aradhana Karhade, the well known Hyderabadi Khayal singer. Rahul Deshpande on the harmonium and Vivek Kayal on the tabla.
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Dalit Panthers Charitra
Sun Mar 15, 4:30 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space
DALIT PANTHERS AN AUTHORITATIVE HISTORY
by J.V. Pawar

Telugu translation : Dalit Panthers charitra

The Dalit Panthers movement was one that shook India in the seventies. It inspired Dalits, the Left and youth due to its imaginative choice and methods of protest and broad range of activity.

JV Pawar in conversation with Bezwada Wilson.

About Speakers:-

JV Pawar was a co-founder of the Dalit Panthers movement along with Raja Dhale and Namdev Dhasal. As general secretary of the group he maintained all the correspondence and documentation. In addition, he had access to the government of Maharashtra archives, including both police as well as intelligence reports on the Panthers during its short existence. Pawar is both a novelist (author of Balidaan) and a poet and this book, apart from being a history of the movement, discusses its weaknesses. There are many valuable lessons for all Bahujan and Left activists.

Bezwada Wilson is a rights activist and speaker and has worked consistently on the issues of manual scavenging.
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Kuch Sach Kuch Mubaalghaah
Sun Mar 15, 8:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

Kuch Sach Kuch Mubaalghaah – Irshad Panjatan

Irshad Panjatan the Internationally acclaimed mime, actor takes us on a funny, rollicking ride through a century of life in Hyderabad