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.
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.
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.
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.
Roshan Luke Mathias has been a tourist, a student, a businessman, a family man rooted in Candolim, a real son of the Soil. After 4 decades, he is the Vice President of Goencho Avaaz, a local political party and candidate for Calangute constituency in the upcoming election. As a citizen activist, Roshan has fought many battles to save Goa’s unique culture & ecology from wanton destruction.
He will be in conversation with Sapna Shahani, (mostly about his village and vision) recipient of 2021 ‘SheThePeople’ Digital Women Award and 2009 prestigious MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning award, which enabled her to train a pan-Indian network of women to produce videos about social issues. She is the founder of Blurb, a creative marketing agency.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this #mondayfixgoa we present Deep Fried Neurons, a stand up routine with no punchlines, he thinks it makes it a performance essay, but could argue after the show. In his piece “The Most Retracted Person in the Comment Section”, Deep Fried Neurons will speak about his life before the #meme regime, with the story of why he had to choose a stage name, to his #quest of becoming Legally Qualified Neurons, and his adventures in court. #legally trying Neurons intends to become a part of the solution, if he ever solves the problem that arises when the process of achieving #justice is the harassment.
Forca Goa Foundations has made an organisational commitment to sourcing only Fairtrade certified footballs, becoming the first organisation in the country to make a commitment towards conscious consumption through Fairtrade.
This #mondayfixgoa, our speakers Nathaniel Da Costa and Devina Singh will elaborate on the importance of fairness, equitableness and sustainability in production and consumption.
Nathaniel Da Costa has been involved with Indian football for over a decade across many roles as a journalist, player agent, and media manager. He now leads the grassroots development projects at the Forca Goa Foundation using sustainability and empowerment as pillars.
Devina Singh is a campaigner for Fairtrade and manages the communication and outreach for their India project. She heads the Bangalore chapter for Fashion Revolution India.
Her work at Fairtrade focuses on raising awareness about empowering farmers and workers, who make and grow our food and clothes, and to make businesses more accountable to their processes, with a hope that global trade will become fairer.
Bharat Nayak, as a founding editor, oversaw the rise of The Logical Indian, a digital media platform, from 20k followers to six million people. He has headed a newsroom for five years, strategized and oversaw the execution of content, and worked towards laying down the editorial policy at The Logical Indian. In addition, he has conceptualized & designed campaign strategies and headed collaborations for https://thelogicalindian.com
He heads the fact-check division and a verification trainer of the Google News Initiative Trainer Network in India, a program to help fellow/journalism students fight the tide of online misinformation.
He will talk to us about the emergence of ‘Fact Checkers’ – the new snappy vocation that comes with loads of responsibilities and physical threats. We will get to know the ABCs of Fact Checking and get a sneak peek into the murky world of propaganda artists.
The passion to engage in rational conversation about the pertinent social issues surrounding us drives him to what he does. He believes that through the use of social media, stories that focus on bringing social issues, provoke ones to think, and bring behavioral change should travel far.
Saket Gokhale, in conversation.On why it is important to ask questions.He is a former foreign correspondent who returned to India to work on issues of transparency & Constitutional Rights. He’s been involved with numerous issues in the process of holding the government accountable by various means such as RTI applications, investigations, representations, and litigations.This Sunday Oct 31st, 7.30 pm at Groove 42, Vagator.
The political platform for 2022 needs to effectively articulate the real concerns of the Goan people: which range from protecting our forests and beaches; regulated industrial development and mining; and guarding Goa’s cultural heritage as a unique, inclusive, and plural society. While the Indian democracy is struggling to fight back, will Goa lead us to a new direction?Please join for a special thus. panel with Dean D’Cruz, Caroline Colasso, Antonio Clovis Costa and Swati Kerkar on Monday, November 1st, 7.30 pm, at Institute Menezes Braganza.