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
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
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Film by Living Heritage Foundation.
Directed by Marc Francis & Mohan Kumar Mochi
Premiere by Thus.
Hosted by Design Center
“Goenchi Mati: A new perspective on mining in Goa” Directed by Marc Francis and Mohan Kumar Mochi, this 43 minute film includes notable figures such as Raju Nayak, editor – Lokmat, Haresh Melwani – mine owner & Late Dadubhai Mandrekar – poet, writer and social activist and Claude Alvares, Director, Goa Foundation. It also features five songs & a tiatr skit created and performed exclusively for the film by Joyalita and her friends.
The Goenchi Mati Movement insists that natural resources including minerals are a shared inheritance of all Goans living in the state, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our children and future generation inherit at least as much as we did. We are a non-partisan movement and are the Goan arm of “The Future We Need,” a global movement to make intergenerational equity foundational for civilization starting with minerals. The film has been commissioned in order to invite the citizens of Goa to come forward and join the Goenchi Mati movement to save the soil of Goa.
Audiences are requested to park their vehicles near Nexa Service Station, the road ahead is steep and narrow. Limited Seating with social distancing guidelines.
Coal on the coast : Coastal Coalimity
Perspectives on coal infrastructure from east and west coast of India
Coal-based projects are threatening India’s coastline and its people. In Goa, the government wants to expand the import and movement of coking coal for the steel industry. In Chennai, coal-fired thermal plants and coal-handling ports have taken over coastal wetlands and choked the air.
Join us for a discussion on these cases and what they mean for our coastlines and our future.
Patrik Oskarsson is Associate Professor and Vice Head of Division at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His teaching and research is on resource politics. His present research examines coal mining and land use in ongoing energy expansions in India.
Brototi Roy is a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she is a part of the Environmental Justice Atlas team. Her research focuses on environmental justice movements in India against coal, using political ecology and ecological economics framework. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics.
Abhijit Prabhudesai, Activist, Goyant Kollso Naka
Pooja Kumar is a Researcher with the Coastal Resource Centre, Chennai. She works on issues of Land Rights, Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Justice issues in Tamilnadu.
Moderator Nihar Gokhale is Associate Editor at Land Conflict Watch, an independent network of researchers and journalists documenting land conflicts in India. He has been a journalist for close to a decade and has written about environmental regulation, property rights and resource governance.
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Solidarity @ecoposro and @ediblearchives
With our #mondayfixgoa programs, we bring together perspectives of various issues to keep you engaged, inspired and sharp. Our focus is #environment #artandculture #rights and #artivism
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The ethics and politics of animal rights are complicated throughout the world but especially so in India where vegetarianism and meat eating have caste and communal histories.
At the same time, there’s increasing recognition that meat and dairy animals as well as animals used in fights, races, rituals and sacrifices are conscious beings who suffer immensely during captivity and slaughter.
As progressives, how can we reconcile these perspectives? What political and constitutional possibilities do we have going forward?
We will be discussing these questions in the first Animaleft/thus. seminar on the 14th of December at 7:30 PM IST, on ‘Animal Possibilities: Solidarity across Species Boundaries.’
Kavita Krishnan, Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Varda Mehrotra and Clifton D’Rozario are our panelists and Rajesh Kasturirangan will be the moderator.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5305823957
Youtube – Thuslive Streaming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pPZMRq-aXepEOYkaVTsJg
Kavita Krishnan is Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA). Krishnan is also a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI-ML), and the editor of its monthly publication, Liberation. She is a women’s rights activist who has publicised the problem of violence against women following the 2012 Delhi gang rape of Nirbhaya.
Varda Mehrotra leads India’s national federation of animal organisations, FIAPO as its Executive Director, to give form to her passion for wanting to create a world that recognises the rights of animals. Under her leadership, FIAPO has been recognised as one of the most effective animal charities in the world.
Sudhir Krishnaswamy is an Indian academic, administrator, and civil society activist who is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and is a co-founder of the not-for-profit research trust Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR).
Clifton D’Rozario is a practicing advocate fighting for economic and social justice, and works with Manthan Law, and is also the National Secretary, All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) and the State Secretary CPI (ML) Liberation, Karnataka. Clifton has worked with and is associated with the Narmada Bachao Andolan and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.
Moderator Rajesh Kasturirangan, Mathematician and Cognitive Scientist by training.
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Solidarity @ecoposro + @ediblearchives
Rapid urbanisation has made it critical for us to conserve the environment, now more than ever. Accountability is the need of the hour and creating a database of all the trees ought to be a good start. The Living Heritage App is the way forward as it enables you to geo-tag trees, do health checks and send S.O.S. Join us this Friday for a brief introduction of the App followed by a panel discussion on how the App can be instrumental for conservation, education and litigation among other things.
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.
Sreeja Chakraborty is an Environmental lawyer and Co-Founder of Living Environment Advocacy Foundation (LEAF).
Avertino Miranda is a Journalist/Activist and co-founder of Goa’s Green Brigade.
Alex Carpenter is a Conservationist who runs The Tribe, an off the grid, sustainable tourism endeavour.
Harshada Gauns is a Zoologist who is into conservation and environmentalism. She is the founder of Arannya, an environmental research organization.
Hycintha Aguiar is a Zoologist and the Chairperson of the Biodiversity Management Committee of VP Goltim Navelim on Divar Island. She works closely with local communities to document and chronicle this crucial knowledge.
Shelton Desouza is a Technology Coordinator with Nova Semita, the company that developed the App.
We have two interesting speakers this #mondayfixgoa to converse on how the changing nature of seafood consumption, particularly in tourist destinations like Goa, is changing our environment and the future of our food.
Vikram Doctor is a journalist with the Economic Times. He writes features, mostly on material culture in India and with a special focus on the many roles and functions of food in Indian society. You can follow him @vikram.doctor
Dr. Aaron Savio Lobo is a naturalist at heart, a conservation scientist by training and gourmet by aspiration. That said, he tends to see the world through two lenses – Nature and Food. What we eat, where it comes from, who produced it, at what cost, and most importantly, how to eat and feed the planet sustainably are questions that keep him occupied. On completing his PhD from the University of Cambridge in marine conservation science he decided to venture beyond academia and has worked on a diversity of projects in the marine conservation domain in a wide range of countries and contexts. These include understanding the impacts of tropical fisheries on ecosystems and livelihoods, setting up participatory models for the management of Marine Protected Areas, setting up programmes for monitoring small-scale fisheries. He is currently a member of the IUCN SSC Marine Conservation Committee and is an advisor on the seafood advisory service called Know Your Fish. You can follow him @meenscientist
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Goa has a People’s Biodiversity Register that contains detailed information about local biological resources along with the medicinal and other traditional knowledge associated with them. Preparing these registers is mandated under India’s Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules, 2004.
Being a qualified Zoologist and the Chairperson of the Biodiversity Management Committee of VP Goltim Navelim on Divar Island, Hycintha Aguiar works closely with local communities to document and chronicle this crucial knowledge.
In this presentation, she will share her experience of working on the People’s Biodiversity Register; stressing on the importance of drawing up this register as well as the importance of people’s participation in this crucial scientific activity.
As many as 6449 PBRs been put together so far covering 21 of the 29 states in India. Karnataka has 1777 PBRs while Sikkim has four as per NBA’s updated list. – National Biodiversity Authority, India- http://nbaindia.org/
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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.
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