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

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.

Arpita Das Ribeiro of Yoda Press, A Talk. Design Centre, Alto Porvorim, March 31st, 6 pm

Few books published by Yoda Press

We are glad to announce that Yoda Press http://www.yodapress.co.in founder Arpita Das Ribeiro will be with us for a conversation this *Wednessday March 31st 6 pm *at Design Centre, Porvorim to tell us about her/ their story, the creative and alternative processes that helps non mainstream publishing houses stand firm and produce relevant books on contemporary Indian realities.

Yoda Press was awarded the Publisher of the Year Prize in 2016 at the Publishing Next Conference, held annually in Goa, India. Founded by Ms Das in 2004, this independent publishing house brings out books focusing on the non-mainstream, alternative and contemporary realities of the Indian subcontinent. Few Yoda Press titles are with us at Design Centre to browse and purchase.

Five Yoda Press titles were cited by the Supreme Court of India during its judgement in 2018 that decriminalised homosexuality in the country. #navtejsinghjohar

In addition to founding and running Yoda Press, Arpita Das was Curator of the Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema and the Word to Screen Market at the Mumbai Film Festival between 2015 and 2018. She also set up and led the “Word Lab” at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements in Bangalore between 2014 and 2017. Visiting Faculty on the Creative Writing programmes at Ambedkar and Ashoka University in Delhi, she also runs the Yoda Press Series of Workshops for Editors and Authors. Member of the PublisHer (womeninpublishing.org) board, she writes regularly on culture and gender for various periodicals and platforms.

Registration link for Wednesday March 31st program – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UhCg-xQWAndKGN6LyLdFhCP3Rc108Zxrty1VOdSYmb4/edit

Limited seating following hygiene protocols, registration necessary.


Audiences are requested to park their vehicles near Nexa Service Station, the road ahead is steep and narrow. Limited Seating with social distancing guidelines. Parking location
https://goo.gl/maps/bCegD9WhwU2r4dbf7

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Solo Dance Theatre Festival| March 13th and 14th at Design Centre, Alto Porvorim, Goa

4 Performances 2 Days, for tickets please mail thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

Two day theatre fest at @designcentre.goa, Alto Porvorim

Tickets per show 300/- / Festival tickets 1000/- Please mail at thedesigncentregoa@gmail.com

First day play 13 March, Saturday 2021

Time : 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Kirtan of Tamarind Tree – Musical solo Devised and performed Shablo Gaonkar

This performance is based on G.A Kulkarni’s short story ‘A boy who didn’t want to die’.The performance is enacted in the form of traditional folk art ‘Naradi kirtan’. A single performer performs ‘Naradi kirtan’ with supporting musicians playing Tabla and Harmonium. The ‘Kirtankaar’ recites poetry of saints and explains it in his performance. As the name suggest the kirtan Tell’s the story of a boy who doesn’t want to die and sets off on a journey to a land where nobody dies. It explores his journey, human instinct to live, to be curious and asking questions.

Shablo Gaonkar is a Actor/Director from Goa, working in experimental theatre space. He also founded “Sateri kalamanch folk dance group” of sattari. He is part of a theater troupe named ‘Theatre Flamingo.’ He acquired his diploma in theatre at Goa Kala Academy’s School of Drama and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Savitribai Phule Pune University’s Lalit Kala Kendra. Shablo has Acted in numerous plays in Konkani and Marathi language and currently working on Theatre Flamingo’s children’s theatre project named Ghumchekatar Theatre from 2019. It has reached and worked with nearly 5000 school kids and counting.

07:15 pm to 7:30 pm – Tea break

2nd Play

MH 12, Physical Theatre Devised and performed by Veer Nishad, Time : 7:30 to 8:00 pm, 13th March 2021

MH12 is a story of a man, his real struggles and his dreams that are yet to become reality. A lonely life on a crowded street, the struggle to survive in the race of everyday and the will to never give up. It is the story of life in the outskirts of a city where city lights dim the life of minorities.

Veer Nishad is an active contemporary dancer/ choreographer, based in Bangalore.

8:00 to 8:20 – Discussion with Performer and Team

2nd Day of Solo Theatre Fest

Date 14 March , Sunday 2021

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

“3 am” (30mins) Choreographed and Performed by Prashant More.

‘3am’ talks about a situation of an insomniac personality. Struggling to sleep or fighting sleeping disorder where the body has given up from tiredness and the mind is in complete control. Lying on the bed with closed eyes, where the mind has check-in for multiple flights. Floating in space like a cloud forgotten a way back home. The hyperactive mind filled with thoughts, ideas and anxiety, running back and forth in the future and past with several voices and choices who wish to expel. The time on the wall has faded away long back and reality is no more relevant. The mind has reached a realm which is now difficult to identify the reality and dream.

The artist aims to portray images from an insomniac state of mind through movements, sometimes real and sometimes surreal.

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm – Tea Break

Time 07:15 pm to 8:00 pm

‘Dumb Indignation’ – Conceived and Directed by Keatan Jadhav and performed by Amodi Sanap.

8:00 to 8:20 pm – Discussion session with the Performer and team

The Good Girls | A conversation with Sonia Faleiro, March 8th 2021 7.30 pm

Sonia Faleiro with Alok, in conversation about her book The Good Girls

“Suno, listen I have something to tell you.”

A discussion online #mondayfixgoa with @sonia.faleiro on “The Good Girls” (Penguin, 2021), her latest investigative work chronicling the after life of the 2014 death of Padma and Lalli, the inseparable teenage cousins from rural Uttar Pradesh, narrating a system of decay and indifference.

This is a joint session co-organised by @champacabooks and us.

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State of the Nation – looking for light at the end of the tunnel – with Teesta Setalvad + Claude Alvares + Miguel Braganza, 5th October 2020 7.30 pm

with Teesta Setalvad, Claude Alvares and Miguel Braganza

CAA, EIA, Farmers’ Bills, Ayodhya Verdict(s), Hathras Rape, COVID-19 and the overall economic collapse…

We will discuss –

  1. Increasing Radicalisation
  2. Strong Centre versus State Rift
  3. American style corporatisation of policies only to benefit the rich.
  4. Dilution of Judiciary and all “due process” for example EIA
  5. ON ground: increase in violence either by state or empowered agents of the state towards dissidents and minorities.

Shaheen Bagh became the conscience of the nation before the pandemic hit India. Can we return to that resilient core – despite the odds? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen today? How do we engage? How do we protest? And how do we keep the light of hope alive?

Please join us to remember why we love this country and why and how we need to come together to protect its core “samvidhanik” (constitutional) values, undergoing an onslaught that has never been seen before, as we go through our darkest hour.

Our Speakers:

Teesta Setalvad is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist. She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organisation formed to fight for justice for the victims of communal violence in the state of Gujarat in 2002.

Claude Alvares is an Indian environmentalist based in Goa, India.He is the editor of the Other India Press publication based in India and Director of the Goa Foundation, an environmental monitoring action group. The Goa Foundation is the best known of Goa’s environmental action groups. Founded in 1986, the organisation today holds influence with the judiciary, government and the general public, having persisted with its environment agenda for nearly two decades.

Miguel Braganza is an agriculturist and the brain behind the Konkan Fruit Fest and the Festival of Flowers among others. He’s currently an agricultural consultant. He is inspiring a bunch of Agricultural graduates to work towards popularising organic farming.

Join us on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87662082453

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A discussion on Mollem | The art of destruction | 10th August Monday 7.30 pm

A panel discussion on the Mollem issue, with reference to the three proposed projects and their attendant environmental, ecological, social, economic and entomological affects on large areas contained in the Mollem National Park and the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.

Parag Rangnekar (Ecologist)
Pronoy Baidya (Entomologist)
Vivek Menezes (Journalist)
Dean D’Cruz (Architect)
Captain Viriato Fernandes (Goencho Awaz)
Malisa Zemira Simoes (Lawyer)
Alex Carpenter (Conservationist)

Moderator: Sujay Gupta

with a aim to explore balance between conservation and development.

The film The Art of Destruction is here –
https://youtu.be/UeuDpxm6l8I

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Goa Covid Relief Ops- An Analysis #mondayfixgoa 7.30 pm, 20th July 2020

Recently, citizens of Goa came out to assist the Covid relief operations – collaborating with the Government procedures. From the time of essentials distribution till the last Shramik trains, they were relentless in their pursuit of dignity for the workers. In this #mondayfixgoa, with Vijaya Pais, Nupura Hautamaki and Miriam Koshy, in conversation with Alok Hisarwala, we will get to know their optimism, learning points and disappointments and the active citizenry movement. We hope to encourage and foster Government and citizen interfaces through this discussion.

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Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

“Migrants (and refugees) are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity”, quoth Pope Francis.

Yet very often, they are. Globally, migrations fulfil different needs: economic, social, or political, and allow societies to assimiliate and forge heterogenous identities. A plural society needs to be mature, responsible, and should legislate mechanisms to avoid the neglect and demonisation of any minority groups. Such social integration and inclusive growth can contribute to the development of a society, state, and nation.

This talk, hosted by Thus.Critique, will be about inclusion and the present issues that minorities face.

About the speaker: Asif Hussain is the Secretary at the Centre for Study of Philosophy and Humanities, Goa.

The session will be moderated by Amrita Anand, Video Volunteers.

Asif Hussain, Secretary, Centre for study of philosophy and humanities