Screening and Interaction | A Delicate Weave| March 26th, 7 pm, 6 Assagao

A film and interaction by Anjali Bombay Monteiro and KP Bombay Jayasankar Kutchi and Hindi with English subtitles, 62 Mins, 2017 School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. A Delicate Weave, set in Kachchh, Gujarat, India, traces four different musical journeys, all converging in the ways they affirm religious diversity, … Continue reading Screening and Interaction | A Delicate Weave| March 26th, 7 pm, 6 Assagao

A Bombay in My Beat | Book Launch – Mrinalini Harchandrai | 6 Assagao, Feb 19th Monday | 7 pm onwards

Writer Mrinalini Harchandrai – Author will be launching her collection of poetry entitled A Bombay In My Beat, published by Bombaykala Books. She will be in conversation with Arushi Singh, owner at Lotuseaters Bookstore (Anjuna). The two will also read select poems from the book along with Sharon Irani, Assistant Editor at literary magazine Helter Skelter Magazine, to jazz stylings by musician Vijay Xavier. Afterwards, copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by the author.

Ghya Chang Fou | Screening and Interaction with Film Maker | 6 Assagao, Feb 26th Monday, 7 pm onwards

Ghya Chang Fou is a dark political satire which identifies itself as an alternative underground film. The film has been made without any support from the mainstream industry and thus in many ways it belongs to the domain of independent film making practice. The film consciously avoids the glossy look. Instead, it explores with raw and dark images which adds novelty to the film. Ghya-chang-fou literally means ‘suddenly beheading’ in Bengali. it features thirteen unnamed people gathering in a mansion filled with archaic objects to celebrate what appears to be a communist revolution. Nothing seems real, roads open up to improbable places, places lead to impossible elevators, elevators lift people to unconvincing roads. Bacchanalian spirit steadily overtakes the initial deadpan seriousness. The encore of celebration sounds delusionary as the drunken conversation about communism, about its methods and means, about it intricate turns through history degenerates to bourgeois nonsense and decadence leading to absurd rifts, comic conflicts, unleashed orgies and debauchery. A gun is shot, somebody is hit, he party goes haywire, people leave for nowhere, leaving a young couple in the desolate building as either successors or survivors. Do they succeed? Do they survive? The blackest comedy from Bengal takes a strange turn; the Bengali Leftist head hardly remains firm where it should have been.

Bit of a Coin | Decoding Digital Currencies – Anant Singh|February 12th, Monday at 6 Assagao

Crypto world has finally arrived. 2017 was the year when Blockchain technology suddenly became part of the public conversations. Even beyond the constant rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, we became aware of how a range of markets could be transformed by applications built on this technology. Join us to find out as Anant Singh from Crypto Goa team will give an indepth presentation, discussing Blockchain, Ethereum, Initial Coin Offerings and all the topical issues surrounding the subject and the future.