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Published: 20th November 2014 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2014 06:17 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Take to the stage

Think you have what it takes to be on stage, then head to the Samahaara weekend theatre workshop which will teach you all you need to know about basics of stagecraft and acting. The workshop is open to everybody, from professionals to students, serious actors and acting students.

Participants will learn about theatre’s evolution to contemporary craft, develop imagination, evaluate material and together bring out a workshop performance at the end of the program.

Spread over eight weekends (16 sessions), it starts from essentials of story-development, playwriting, design and direction and moves on to focus on the craft of acting. The workshop will be held from November 29 to January 18, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday and Sunday at Lamakaan. The age group is 14 years and above. If you wish to participate, contact 83411 20303 or drop a mail at


Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities has launched a new UK-wide campaign to support UK students to go to India over the next five years. The campaign, ‘Generation UK-India’, aims to create a new generation of more globally, culturally and business aware young people, and will be managed by the British Council. Generation UK-India will provide opportunities for UK students to either work as teaching assistants in Indian schools, gain work experience at top Indian companies, or go on specially organised cultural immersion courses. The first Generation UK-India placements will begin in summer 2015. The opportunities offered through the British Council will all be open to UK nationals over 18-year-old. Online applications for teaching assistants and cultural immersion placements will launch on our website from January 2014 on . The deadline for applications will be end of February 2015.


The cultural extravaganza Pulsation 2014 organised by Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences has gotten off to a great start with participation from over 2000 medical students, doctors and post graduate students. The festival is a platform to promote sporting and cultural activity across medical fraternity. The ongoing festival will witness various sporting and cultural activities like fashion shows, karaoke competitions, performances by rock bands, treasure hunt, debates, spelling bee etc.

Drink Up!

It’s time to get gussied up at the LIIT festival at Hard Rock Cafe this weekend. Take your pick from the amalgamation of spirits such as vodka, gin, rum and a dash of tequila topped with your favourite cola. Come drown yourself in a pitcher of some incredible LIITs and make sure you have a night you will never forget.

T’gana on your menu

Even after five months of formation of the new state, the Telangana celebrations are still on. The students of Culinary Academy of India joined the bandwagon on Wednesday. The students chose to make forgotten dishes of the Telangana cuisine. The activity was a part of second year first semester academic external exams for the students of Bachelor of Catering Technology and Culinary Art. Gangabayala Mamsam, Ooru Kodi Kura, Vanajaram, Pacchi Pulusu, Sarva Pindi, Bagara Annam among others were made available. “As the Telangana celebrations are on, we decided on this theme. The students were made to research on the Telangana dishes,” says Chef Nihit Chandra, faculty at the institution. 

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