India through the lens

Aphotography exhibition titled ‘Anything Art in International Studio’ was inaugurated on Sunday by cinematographer/director Rasool Ellore. The photographs attempted to capture the essence of India by international as well as city-based photographers.

The show is being organised as part of the initiative ‘Anything Art in Hyderabad’ to support local and international photographers. Twenty two participants have exhibited 49 works. The exhibition is on till February 2 at Twin Cities Expat Association (TEA House), Road No 86, Jubilee Hills. Contact: 8520 998877. The show is hosted by artists Sayyad Shaiek and Karen Rempel.

An evening of Mushaira

As part of 64th Republic Day celebrations, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) organised a Mushaira at its campus in Gachibowli. The Mushaira began at 9.30 p.m. and went on till 3.30 a.m. A large number of music lovers attended the event apart from students, staff and families of the institution and other educational institutions like MANUU, EFLU and Henry Martyn Institute.

The Mushaira was organised in association with Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad and Interfaith Coalition for Peace, New Delhi. Urdu Poets like Prof. Waseem Barelvi, Rahat Indori, Naseem Nikhat, Manzar Bhopali, Khursheed Akbar, Lata Haya, Iqbal ashhar and Hasan Kazmi performed. These poets were joined by city-based poets Muztar Majaz, Mohsin Jalganvi, Rauf Khair, Agha Sarosh and Farooq Shakeel. Twenty six poets performed through the night.

Food and nourishment

Three thousand kilos of groceries were distributed to the needy by members of FactSet Charity to mark Republic Day. The team visited five NGOs across Secunderabad, Kukatpally, Malkajgiri, Dilsukhnagar and Mehdipatnam.

The grocery distribution programme provided 400 members of orphanages, old-age homes and shelters for the destitute with rice, pulses and cooking oil.

The event was conducted to draw people’s attention to the issue of undernourishment in India.

FactSet Charity, the corporate social responsibility wing of FactSet, a US-based financial data and software company, works in collaboration with NGOs in various fields.