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.

riverofstories #graphicnovel #storiesofresilience #storiesoftheeveryday #illustragram #comics #socialanxiety

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


The Most Retracted Person in the comments section- Deep Fried Neurons – A Stand Up. 22nd Nov 2021, 8 pm, at Groove 42, Vagator, Goa.

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.

He’s a #memer and a Lawyer. 

@asifiknowu a.k.a @deepfriedneurons



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Citizen Outsider | January 18th 2021 Monday 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

In conversation- Nandita Haksar with Frederick Noronha

Can you be an outsider in our own country? Article 19 (1) (d) of the Indian Constitution guarantees each Indian citizen ‘the right to move freely throughout the territory of India’. Does the idea of a single citizenship attached to the federal republic of India allow an equal claim over the cultural and natural resources of the country? It might be that our fundamental right to move, work, and reside across the country has been misunderstood, licensing exploitation and a new form of dominion over the most vulnerable parts of the country.

We will examine and critique this fundamental right. With Nandita Haksar and Frederick Noronha this #mondayfixgoa

Nandita Haksar is an ultimate insider: upper caste, upper class and privileged in every sense except that she is a woman in a patriarchal society. Perhaps that is what helps her see oppression of others.

She was brought up to believe all Indian citizens are one; political and culturally united and the differences are not very serious. It was impolite to talk about differences, especially religious differences.

Her study of Jharkhand movement and engagement as a lawyer with the problems there was when she became acquainted with the word “diku” the outsider as exploiter, especially in tribal areas. That is why she did not recoil at being called a “mayang” in North East. It did not seem like a personal attack, just a description of outsiders who had come as exploiters: the armed forces, the traders but not the missionaries.

The first case she helped in was of pavement dwellers: migrant workers called outsiders and told to quit. But the class was more apparent than the outsider at the time.

Then came the outsider movement in Assam; the outsider was a foreigner. An illegal migrant from Bangladesh; also Chakma and the Nepali. In case of Chakma, victims of the dam being built – when does an outsider, a refugee become a citizen?

In Goa: the tourist as an outsider. Aparthied with areas marked for white foreigners. Indians and Goans not welcome.

Then came the migrant crisis and the whole question of NE migrants in Goa arose.

So what is responsibility of the host state to the migrant workers. How can a citizen be a guest worker or an outsider? And so where does that leave the Indian? Is an Indian an outsider in India?

Nandita Haksar is a Human Rights lawyer, teacher, campaigner and writer. She was awarded a degree of LL.D. (Honoris Causa) from NALSAR in 2015 in recognition of her work in the field of human rights.

Frederick Noronha is a journalist based in Saligão in the Bardez taluka of Goa. He is active in cyberspace and involved with e-ventures involving Goa, developmental concerns and free software. He is the co-founder of BytesForAll. He is the founder of the alternate publishing house, Goa 1556.

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Contributions –


Tech + Comm – @hisarwalla @palebluedotgoa Shrayragi & Rahul Basu

Solidarity – @ecoposro @ediblearchives