Hyderabad: What do you get when a waste dealer gets together with an economist, or perhaps a cartographer brainstorms with a housing rights activist? One gets “Do Din”, and that too quite literally.
‘Do Din’ is a community driven event, which is being organised by the Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL), a non-profit and a multi-disciplinary research programme. As one of the organisers of the show and the director of HUL, Anant Maringanti, puts it, “Do Din” is bringing together people from different walks of life students, entrepreneurs, planners, architects, artists, community experts etc. and making them address issues that one generally doesn’t talk about.
“Women, for instance, feel they don’t have time for themselves and given the present day scenario, they also find no friendly neighbourhoods where they can engage in activities that interest them the most. So we want to brainstorm and come up with solutions on how this problem can be tackled. The idea is to encourage free flowing conversations,” says Anant. “The conversations are centered on things that affect us the most,” he adds.
The event started with an hour-long walk, led by Srinivas Murthy and Tauqeer Ahmed, planners and designers, round the Khairatabad area so that people get to know better the city they are living in.