Well, no story these days is complete without the word pandemic. So like all places, Lamakaan, which is known as a liberal, cultural space, is now fully open, much to the delight of many Hyderabadis. It’s not just the young ones, but the older people too enjoy sitting in the space to discuss just anything and everything under the sun. But during the pandemic, the place shut down, causing panic among many.
However, the good news is that Lamakaan is reopened, and it functions between 10 am to 10 pm.
Just before the pandemic, the place had some serious discussions and hosted a series of events when the protest against the CAA or Citizenship Amendment Act was going on. Similarly, there were discussions on the National Register of Citizen or NRC that is being carried out in Assam.
As it has thrown open its doors once again, the first event will be the screening of a children’s film on November 21. Those interested can email the owners at firstname.lastname@example.org. Though the space would have been closed by 9 pm in the past, it is now open till 10 pm, which is good news to regulars.
Also, the snacks and food that are so loved by the guests here will now be available as parcels. While the guests were allowed to sit for only half an hour during the times when it was open during the pandemic, one could sit and enjoy the various discussions and check out upcoming events. However, masks are mandatory inside.
Started by friends Ashhar Farhan, Humera Ahmed, Elahe Heptoola, and Biju Matthew in 2010, Lamakaan is also considered to be a precursor for co-working spaces in Hyderabad.