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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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


Blood & Flowers/ Amruta Patil/ In conversation


Amruta Patil will be sharing images from her new graphic novel Sauptik: Blood and Flowers* and will talk about stories and art, warriors and lovers, hermaphrodite dancers, blood and flower metaphors, un-gendering mythology…and what it means to gestate everyone’s story in one standard-edition body.

*Preorder Sauptik:

#AmrutaPatil #RasaReplete #Sauptik #Mahabharat #mondayfix

3 Weeks in Palestine – Talk by Orijit Sen


Orijit Sen visited Palestine as part of an initiative with Jana Natya Manch, Delhi, and The Freedom Theatre, Jenin, earlier this summer.

The idea was to make people-to-people contacts on a significant scale, to establish friendships at a real human level, to speak the language of art not diplomacy, to exchange creative ideas, and to learn from and celebrate each other’s struggles.

Unlike in many apparently peaceful countries, where art hovers on the edges, performing mostly as a distraction for the wealthy, art in Palestine is often out in the streets, highly politically charged and constantly challenging and inspirational. He felt deeply honoured as an Indian to have been able to participate in the making of three public art pieces within Palestine – two in collaboration with school-children, in the villages of Fasayil and Attuwani, and one on his own outside the Freedom Theatre in Jenin.

Palestine makes him feel hopeful not only for itself but for the world at large. He says- “It seems to confront us with the most troubling questions, but it also has the most powerful answers.”

He will talk about these experiences of the occupation as an everyday lived reality and the sheer indomitable spirit of the Palestinians, nurtured in the course of their long struggle.