January 4 | Hussain Sagar
Ring in the New Year with some kayakaying on waters of Hussain Sagar lake located in the heart of Hyderabad. The event is organised by The Yacht Club, Hyderabad. Tickets: Rs.550++ taxes. Details: 64640518
January 6 | Banjara Hills
Renowned scholar Prof David Lelyveld of the William Paterson University, USA, will deliver talk on the university founder and visionary Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and the history and ideas of Aligarh Muslim University. Lelyveld has written ‘Aligarh’s First Generation: Muslim Solidarity in British India’. The Aligarh Club is hosting this talk. Entry is free. Time: 7 pm. Details: http://www.lamakaan.com/events/2619
January 5 | Masab Tank
Melange Café at Golkonda Hotel will host a sumptuous dinner on with live music played by Steve Adams and Zeba. This will be a buffet spread that will be on till 3 am. The platter will comprise biryani, chicken preparations and desserts like Badam Ka Halwa. Price: Rs.1,700++ taxes.
January 2 | Ameerpet
An exhibition of artworks by painter Sweta Chandra is going on at Dhi Artspace. The exhibition is titled ‘Talking Works’ consisting of works highlighting many social issues. Time: 11 am-7 pm. Entry is free.
January 1 | Nampally
It’s time to ring in the New Year with Hyderabad’s own yearly industrial exhibition Numaish that has been there since 1936. This is the 76th edition of the exhibition. Merchants from Pakistan, Iran, Kashmir, Baluch, Rajasthan and other places sell their exclusive goods.
Time: 2 pm-9 pm. Tickets: Rs.20. Details:http://exhibitionsociety.com/
January 3 | Secunderabad
Get ready for a guitar workshop with musician Jayawant Naidu. Expert in North Indian classical music on Hawaiian Guitar. He performs on the
nineteen string guitar. Time: 10.30 am-11.30 pm. Details: 9030013344
January 7 | Begumpet
It’s that time of the year when Lit Fests begin. The sixth edition of Hyderabad Literary Festival starts on January 7 and will continue till January 10. The fest will be held at Hyderabad Public School. Some of the writers’ and poets’ names are Nayantara Sahgal, Tabish Khair, Christine C Fair, Meena Alexander, Rochelle Potkar, Kazim Ali and
other writers. Entry Free. Details: 23350473
January 4 | Begumpet
An exhibition on the Princess Niloufer entitled ‘No More Rafaths Will Die’ will be curated by Birad Rajaram Tagnik at ITC Kakatiya. It celebrates the 100th birthday of the princess who lived her life in three cities namely Istanbul, Paris and Hyderabad. Niloufer was married to Prince Mozzam Jah the son of seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. Time: 5.30 pm.