A festival for self-published comics. Buy, sell your independently created comics, interact with comics artists and readers. An event to foster the creation and distribution of comics as an art form.
‘Anatomy of Lost Battles’ aims at reflecting on some of the prominent environmental conflicts of our country, its genesis and outcome, along with deeper understanding of stakeholders that further or dilute the environmental regime of our country. The talk also shall reflect on the role of judiciary vis-a-vis environmental governance in the country, analyzing failure or co-option of the legislature and the executive.
A singular record of recent history and of individual witness, Singh’s prison diary, newly expanded, appears in English for the first time. Offering unprecedented intimacy with the everyday life of the imprisoned everyman, Singh challenges us to look without flinching and question our assumptions about crime and punishment.
Drawing from the popular short story ‘Sultana’s Dream’ written in 1905 by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein, Sultana’s Reality takes a trip into history to explore the relationship between women and books in India. Following an Alice in Wonderland style adventure the story is stitched together with accounts of different women – who would rather nap than read, who were stoned in the streets for wearing shoes and carrying umbrellas, who read forbidden texts in secret at night, who read and then challenged the very ideas they read… and those who went on to write books – telling their story in their own words.
Sick of academia after a masters degree in biochemistry David Desouza volunteered to work in tribal Maharashtra for a year living off the grid when it was not fashionable. A second hand camera bought after 9 months of gestational haggle and the experience of questioning everything learnt hitherto drew him more towards De-schooling.
At Vidyavriksh, we’ve been keenly observing how technology has impacted learning. We design offline and online learning experiences keeping in mind the impending threat of automation and the effect it will have on the very nature of work and employment. We would be sharing our observations and predictions on the future of schooling alongside personal learning strategies catered towards embracing uncertainty.
Goa’s Green Brigade will highlight the controversial CRZ Draft Notification 2018 and it’s impact on Goa’s coastlines. Dr. Antonio Mascarenhas, Marine Scientist formerly working with the National Institute of Oceanography, India will do the presentation on the implications of the said draft notification. Avertino Miranda, senior journalist and coordinator of Goa Green Brigade will speak on the devastation caused to Goa’s coastline with current laws and policies.