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.

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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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. 

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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

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Rewriting the Candolim Story : Roshan Luke Mathias in conversation with Sapna Shahani, #mondayfixgoa, at Vagator Groove42, Nov 29th 2021

#mondayfixgoa Nov 29th, this conversation will have shades of contemporary history, cultural geography and intangible heritages that we are losing.

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.

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Venue https://goo.gl/maps/6QVCLWshcN1eN2fB9 Groove 42, Vagator

Whatsapp University International Masters program (WIMP) at #mondayfixgoa Nov 8th, 7.30 pm, at Vagator | Bharat Nayak in conversation.

Time 7.30 pm, 8th November 2021 #mondayfixgoa

Venue – https://goo.gl/maps/kebHQ1zCk6qbAqtXA Groove 42, Vagator

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.  

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Conversation with Saket Gokhale, Sunday 31st October 7.30 pm, at Groove 42

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.

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Stranded Marine Animals | A conversation #mondayfixgoa 28th June 7.30 pm

The dazzling Goan coastline is also a tragic site for stranded – often sick, injured or dead – marine animals like dolphins, porpoise and turtles. Ever since 2017, through a concerted coordinated network, these incidents are being recorded, researched and the stranded animals being rescued and treated. Please join us on a panel with members of the Goa Marine Wildlife Stranding Network to understand the scale, challenges and urgent support needed to strengthen the ongoing work of research and rescue.

John Fernandez, (RFO, Goa Forest Department), Dr. Suranjana Ganguly and Dr. Shantanu Kalambi (Reef Watch); Puja Mita (Terra Conscious) and Divya Sharma (Drishti Marine) will be in a conversation on this special edition THUS panel June 28th, 7.30pm.

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