Book Launch | Hineni by Shivranjana Rathore | 3rd February, 6.30 pm at Sadhana Dell ‘Arte, Merces

Hineni is Hebrew for ‘here I am’ and is the title of the recently published book by writer Shivranjana Rathore. The book is the coming of age story of a survivor of emotionally abusive parenting, narrated in an amalgamation of verse and prose.

Nat & Boom | South American Music at Sadhana Dell ‘Arte, Merces | 1st February 2019, 6.30 pm

South American music Nathalie Ramirez – Flute Shyamant Behal – Guitar A guitar and flute duo – Shyamant Behal a classical guitarist, with the Mexican flautist Nathalie Ramirez are playing at Sadhana Dell ‘Arte. They have been playing together for the last 6 years, and will be performing music from South America.

Presentation | Essential Ecoposro | Jan 28th #mondayfixgoa at 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm

The concept for Goa’s first zero waste store came about when Jonah and Eldrige felt called towards doing something to save the environment of Goa. Saddened by the garbage situation they saw deteriorating their home, Ecoposro was born, the store’s main aim is to reduce collective plastic consumption.

Talk | Wild Otters Research | Jan 14th, 2019 #mondayfixgoa at 6 Assagao | 7.30 pm

The talk will focus on the evolution of Wild Otters Research as an organization, the kinds of projects we do pertaining to wildlife research and conservation, what kinds of programs we run to make the organization self-sustainable, how individuals and companies can collaborate and participate, and what future plans we have for the organization.

Screening | We Have Not Come Here To Die |At Kokum and Sadhana Dell ‘Arte on Jan 17th, 2019, 6.30 pm onwards.

On January 17th 2016 a Dalit, Phd research scholar, and activist Rohith Vemula unable to bear the persecution from a partisan University administration and dominant caste Hindu supremacists hung himself in one of the most prestigious universities in India. His suicide note, which argued against the “value of a man being reduced to his immediate identity” galvanized student politics in India. Over the last year thousands of students all over the country have broken the silence around their experiences of caste discrimination in Universities and have started a powerful anti-caste movement. The film attempts to track this historic movement that is changing the conversation on caste in India.

In Conversation | Deepa Narayan with Albertina Almeida | 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm, 21st Jan, 2019

Deepa Narayan is the author of the groundbreaking book, Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women based on over 600 interviews with metro women, men and children. It is the first behavioral analyses of educated women and men in cities. Her moniker is Cultural Detective.