Book Launch ‘River of Stories’ by Orijit Sen at Prose Patisserie, Nachinola

Launch of River of Stories, 25th Anniversary Collector’s Hard Cover Edition

We are thrilled to invite you for the launch of the new edition of River of Stories, the 25th Anniversary Collector’s Hard Cover.

This Graphic novel published by @blaftpublications Chennai, has a special place in Indian comics history. The narrative is an insightful, sharp observation on immediacy of environmentally degenerative development projects.

A conversation with @orijitzen the author, and Archa Sancou, Assistant Professor, English @chowgulecollegeofficial is scheduled at @the_dogears_bookshop at 6 pm, on 19th November, 2022.

Details about @goaheritagefestival 3 PM on 18 | 11 | 22 & @literatigoa 6.30 PM on 25 | 11 | 22 programs are coming soon.

See you there.

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Book Reading and Discussion, Tenzin Tsundue at Dogears Bookstore, Madgaon, September 24th 2022, 6 – 7 pm

Book Reading and Discussion, Tenzin Tsundue at Dogears Bookstore, Madgaon, September 24th 2022, 6 – 7 pm

We are thrilled to invite you all to a book reading by the noted Tibetan poet, Tenzin Tsundue, at The Dogears Bookshop, Margao, this Saturday, 24th Sept 2023 at 6pm. Tenzin will read from the first and the only anthology of Tibetan writing in English, UNDER THE BLUE SKIES, which was launched just a month ago, and later talk about Tibetan writing in English, and issues in translation and publication.

Born to a Tibetan refugee family, Tenzin Tsundue is a writer-activist, a rare blend in the Tibetan community in exile. His writings have been published in Indian newspapers and magazines and also in the international media. He is also anthologized in Asian and International literary journals. As a poet, Tenzin has represented Tibet in Sahitya Akademi’s Second South Asian Literary Conference in New Delhi in January 2005, during Poetry Africa in Durban, 2005, and at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2010.

We look forward to your presence during what should be an excellent hour of conversation and literature.

Aamis Screening at Flying Goat by Lost the plot, Sunday 7th August 2022 7.30 pm

Set in Guwahati, Aamis tells the story of Nirmali, a somewhat lonely paediatrician and wife, and Sumon, a PhD student with a penchant for unique gastronomic adventures. A chance encounter between the two develops into a friendship based on a shared curiosity about rare meats, only to spiral into a most unexpected and dark place. 

Yet, the film is less about indulgence and human excess, as it is about restraint. Hazarika weaves an explosive premise into a gentle and highly nuanced story about what we give up on when we try to do what is “socially acceptable.” With absorbing performances from Lima Das and Arghadeep Barua as Nirmali and Simon respectively, Aamis is a masterpiece in simplicity and reading between the lines. 

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, 7th August

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Flying Goat, Anjuna, Goa

Bookings: Call +91 8828138632 to book your spot. Limited seating available.

Film Screening at The Flying Goat, Anjuna, Sunday June 26th 2022, 8 pm onwards

From sunshine and beaches, to rawa fried fish and delectable beef dishes, from cashews to feni and choriz to churches, from dense green forests to rivers as wide as the eye can see, its cheerful people and quaint, colorful houses with terracotta roofed porches signing off on the ultimate susegad life – India’s smallest state also happens to be most people’s favorite, its rich, vibrant, pluralistic and largely liberal culture attracting visitors of all kinds.

But does this ubiquitous “Goa for everyone” feeling really make you Goan? And how is Goa’s unique local culture being shaped by the many waves of immigration – past and present – that have passed through its lands? This weekend we explore such questions and more with a curated screening program featuring two locally made documentary films.

The Golden Fish by Avadhoot Potdar, Akanksha Gupta and Akshata Dalvi looks at Goa’s burgeoning casino industry and its impact on the local economy and community, whereas Bread & Belonging by Goan filmmaker Sonia Filinto, explores the relationship between food, culture and migration through the lens of Goa’s unique bread, pão. Both films address issues of migration, changing culture and the ever-present need to earn a living.

Join us on Sunday, 26th June 8pm onwards at The Flying Goat for an evening of cinema and conversation as we explore the evolving identity of a cherished land through local stories and perspectives. Limited seating available, call on +91 8828138632 to book your seats!

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A turn of breath – Poetry reading by Ashley Tellis, June 26th 2022, Sunday 7 pm onwards + Film Screening and Q&A

We invite you to a book launch and discussion of Ashley Tellis’ first book of poems ‘A Turn of Breath’ (2021) 10 Days from now, on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, 7-8 pm at @theflyinggoat.goa with @lostthepl0t

In this event, Ashley Tellis will read the poems from his book that involve an examination of the law and both its melancholic constitution and the melancholia of the responses to law’s refusal to acknowledge its repeated failure to offer reparation for hurt and violence and murder; its attempts at it, its failures at it. Through various poems in the book about politico-legal events and figures, Tellis will ask questions about melancholia and the law.

We will be ending the program with two films @breadandbelonging and ‘The Golden Fish’, and a Q&A session with the directors.

See you there. RSVP @theflyinggoat.goa | @lostthepl0t | @thus.critique

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Armenians of Calcutta | Book Launch March 24th 2022 8 pm at Edible Archives

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We present Alakananda Nag’s book of photographs ‘Armenians of Calcutta’ at Edible Archives on 24th March 2022 Thursday 8 pm.

It is a book of photographs, text and rare archival material on the Armenian community of Calcutta who were the founders of the city as we know it today – a fact not widely known or accepted. The photographer spent a decade on this work – researching, photographing, gathering previously unknown, unseen material, unique to the community and the city they helped build. 

The author/photographer worked around the challenge of making this work from absence – of people, information, research material, reconstructing a reality, the memory of which is at best fractured. The book comes together seamlessly with an array of rich material to create a tableau of a very important community with an unparalleled contribution to an iconic city.

At – The Edible Archives restaurant and experimental project has made its home in Anjuna from 2019. Here, they showcase indigenous ingredients, local and seasonal foods, and culinary techniques from all over the world.  Each meal that they cook becomes an entry into the individual edible archives of the people eating it, as they experience the journey of the ingredients. They transfer/transform our edible archives into a collective sensory catalogue that belongs to all the people involved in growing, sourcing, cooking and eating the meal.

An evening of honouring In Absentia. 

There will be small plates of Armenian Food with their stories, curated by @chefanumitra

With – @blurb.goa @palebluedotgoa @questioncurl

Limited seating. To know more and attend please RSVP DM. 

#identity #inabsentia #armeniansofcalcutta #armenia #culture #ethnicity #culturalanthropology

The Conversation with Buland Shukla and Sapna Shahani followed by Sumit Roy gig #mondayfixgoa Dec 20th 8 pm Vagator

This #mondayfixgoa, we have Buland Shukla @buland.shukla @ftr_vinylbar @fermentstationgoa talking about his entrepreneurial insights and experiences with Sapna Shahani @blurb.goa @alternist This conversation will revolve around the eco system of starting niche businesses and the nurturing required to evolve passion projects into successful ventures.

With them, post the conversation, we have Roy, @sumitroystudio a tri-lingual rapper and a visual artist. With his art, he confronts the reality of an industrialised nation, using the subversive trans continental form of hip hop to articulate the political anxieties.

At @odd.joint @groove42goa 8 pm Venue https://goo.gl/maps/6QVCLWshcN1eN2fB9

Donations https://www.instamojo.com/@thus_critique

Future of Comics | Falah Faisal in conversation with Orijit Sen 13th December #mondayfixgoa

This #mondayfixgoa will be absorbing. We have the OG @orijitzen and @musalmancomix a.k.a. @gonzogram66 talking about the responsibilities of contemporary art, and discuss the worldwide occurrences of issue based art. And Of Course, the future of comics!

From this conversation, we hope to learn about the ‘kintsugi’ in graphic art field, of how their artworks are weaving together the fractured freedom – the visual affirmations that resonates with the curious young minds, to find reasons, and find ways to ask right questions.

At @odd.joint @groove42goa 8 pm Venue https://goo.gl/maps/6QVCLWshcN1eN2fB9

Donations https://www.instamojo.com/@thus_critique/