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Cinephile film club screening: Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the Japanese film ‘The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice’ (Ochazuke no aji), directed by Yasujirô Ozu on August 16, 6.30 p.m. at Maquinez Palace, Panaji.

Alumni meet: The Jesuit Provincial of Goa has invited all alumni of St Britto High School, Mapusa for an interaction over tea in the school hall on August 17 at 6.30 p.m. He will then address the alumni at 7 p.m.


Walking tours: The Fontainhas Walking tour will be conducted by Make It Happen on August 18 and 20, 4.30 p.m. from the General Post Office, Panaji. The Divar Island Tour will be conducted on August 18, 11 a.m. from the Divar Ferry Point. Details: 9740616295.


Kids book club: The Dogears Bookshop, Margao is organising a children’s book club for kids aged 9-13 years old on August 18, 5.30 p.m. Details: 9850398530.

Festival of Plants and Flowers: Jackfruit, breadfruit (nirponnos), breadnut (pal ponnos) and graviola (path or kantte ponnos) will be the focus of the 27th Festival of Plants and Flowers at SFX School Complex, Siolim from August 18 to 20. A special workshop for framers will be held on August 19. Open to all.


Stress management: KALLJI – Association of Carers, in association with the Psychiatric Society of Goa will host a session on stress management with senior psychiatrist Charudutt Kulkarni of Sangli on August 18, 4 p.m. at the Lingayat Mutt Hall, Pajifond – Margao. This session will be preceded by a multi-lingual poets’ meet’ (Kavi Sammellan) from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Details: 8308155205.


Trekking expedition: Goa Tourism Development Corporation is organising a monsoon trek to the Mainapi waterfalls at Netravali on August 19. Transport arrangements have been made from Mapusa Residency at 7:30 a.m., from Paryatan Bhavan, Patto, Panaji at 8.15 a.m and Margao at 9 a.m. Registration fee is `800 (food inclusive). Details: 9422057704/ 8379022215.


Culinary tour: Make It Happen is organising Craving and Haatgun Culinary Tour on August 19, 10.30 a.m. Take a walk through the colorful Mapusa market and proceed to a heritage home converted into a cozy guest house where the host will teach you a few Goan recipes. Participants will meet at the Mapusa market entrance. Details: / 9740616295.




Sacred walk: The Sacred Walk – Bandora by Soul Travelling will be held on August 19. 4 p.m. from Mahalaxmi Temple, Bandora. Fee: ` 300. Details: 7378301863.



Yuva Pratibhotsav 2018: The Directorate of Art and Culture will organise ‘Yuva Pratibhotsav 2018’ (Yuva Sangeet Sammelan) on August 18 (3.15 p.m. onwards) and 19 (9.30 a.m. onwards) at Black Box, Kala Academy, Panaji. Young performers in Indian classical music are invited to perform.


Konkani singing: The finals of the Konkani Kantaram competition ‘Kantaramchem Daiz’ organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa will be held on August 18 at the conference hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.


Bonderam: The traditional Malar Bonderam will be held on August 18 at Sao Matias Malar Divar, 3 p.m. onwards. It will include the traditional march, fancy dress junior and senior category, coconut breaking competition, live music and band etc.


Feeling festive: The Tarang festive bazaar will be held from September 3 to 5 at Hotel Keni, Panaji and September 7 to 9 at Sports and Cultural Club, Porvorim. There will also be a variety of competitions like drawing (September 3), mehendi (September 4), sweet dish making (September 7) and singing (September 8). Details: 8087655341/9158063030.



Workshop/Seminar/ Lecture

IELTS training: Learn tricks and keys to crack the IELTS exam in a month long course on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday which will begin on August 16, 4.30 p.m. at Margao. Details: 9850665650.


Bread making class: Learn to bake traditional Goan breads like pao,   ondes, poies,stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, koncheche or corner bread and sliced bread on August 16, 10 a.m. at La Solitaire, Nagalli hills colony, Dona Paula. Details:


Talk: The Center for Study of Philosophy and Humanities, Goa is organising a talk on the theme ‘Unbecoming citizens’ with educationist and former election commissioner Prabhakar Timble on August 17, 4.30 p.m. at Sahil Manzil, Opposite Salgaonkar Law College, Miramar. Details: 9225903427.


Open discussion: An open discussion on ‘A look at the employment scenario in Goa’ will be held on August 17, 3 p.m. in R No 56, Dept of Political Science, Arts Block, Goa University.


Rakhi making: A rakhi making workshop with Ranjana Agarwal will be held on August 16, 3 p.m. at 1930 Vasco. Details: 9604002287 / 8551930213.


About ballet: An introduction to ballet workshop with Gautam Nima will be held on August 18, 3 p.m. at 1930 Vasco. Details: 9604002287 / 8551930213.


Learn rice delicacies: Dimple Utagi Orchid Learning Center, Margao will be conducting workshop on rice delicacies on August 18, 2 p.m. Details: 9423885340/ 8380014972.


Freedom of speech online: A lecture on ‘Freedom of Speech Online & the Law’ by advocate, Supreme Court and Bombay High Court, specialising in cyber laws and author of the book on cyber laws titled ‘Technology Laws Decoded’, Nappinai N S, will be held on August 18 from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at ICG, Dona Paula. Organised by The International Centre Goa.


Ace that interview: An interview skill workshop will be organised by the Lakshya Academy, August 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Patto, Panaji. The key speaker will be Vishal Agarwal. Details: 9552518650.


Learn to make momos: Learn how to make momos with different fillings like chicken, pork, veg and a mix of meats as well as a couple of yummy sauces to go with it on August 18, 9 a.m. at Plot 134, Maria Villa,  street 1, Nagali Hills Colony, Dona Paula. Detail: 9823990670.


Pastry classes: Foodybreaks Academy, Porvorim is organising hands-on master classes with pastry chef Kunal Arolkar. A tarts and pies class will be held on August 18, 2 p.m., eggless American cookie class on August 19, 9a.m. and the classic puff-quiche-croissant class will be held on August 22, 2 p.m. Details: 9820220912.


Bird lecture: Carl D’Silva Memorial Lecture on ‘Deep birding’ by ornithologist and publisher of ‘Indian Birds’, Asheesh Pittie, will be held on August 19, 4 p.m. at the International Centre Goa.


Sun Rogan: A workshop on the ancient Persian inspired oil based art – Sun Rogan will be held on August 19, 3 to 7 pm at Carpe Diem – Majorda. Fee: ` 1,500.  Details: 2881035/ 8888862462.


Eco-friendly Ganesh: Happy Buds is conducting an eco friendly Ganesh making workshop with Ranjana Agarwal on August 19, 3 p.m. at the centre in Miramar. Fee: ` 600 per person. Details: 9075402544/9822580370.


Creating Ganesh idols: YUVA in association with GHRSSIDC is organising a Ganesh idol making workshop on August 19, 10 a.m. at Marutigad, Mala. The workshop will be in two groups i.e. 10-15 years and 16-22 years. Registration fee: `100. The form is available at Chandeklar’s near Café Mojo, Panaji. Details: 9545622528/ 9420595013.


Panel discussion: A panel discussion on the topic ‘The Supreme Court Judgment on Passive Euthanasia’ will be held on August 24 from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is organised by VM Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar in association with Society for Youth Development – Sanjeevan, Nageshi, Ponda  and International Center Goa.


ICG lecture: ‘The Past and the Future in India-Pakistan Relations’, a lecture by director general, Indian Council for World Affairs Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore T C A Raghavan (IFS, Retd) will be held on August 25, 11 a.m. at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.


Stock trading session:  An interactive educative session on how to earn real time returns from stock market is being organised by Leospace on August 25, 10 a.m. at Goa Chamber of Commerce Building, Panaji. Details: 9326012722 / 7875029074


Acting course: Mindversity presents the Fundamentals of Acting certification course from August 25 to September 9 at 1930, Vasco. The course is lead by Devendranath Sankarnarayanan, actor, performance researcher,theatre practitioner, and acting coach. Details: 8178273467/ 7982949013


Talk on vedic scriptures: ‘Sensing the Essence of the Universe -Learning from Vedic Scriptures and Sciences’, a talk by Ashok Prabhu, vedic scholar will be held on August 25, 11 a.m. at The International Centre Goa.


ICG lecture: ‘The Past and the Future in India-Pakistan Relations’, a lecture by director general, Indian Council for World Affairs Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore T C A Raghavan (IFS, Retd) will be held on August 25, 11 a.m. at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.


One act play: Tiatr Academy of Goa in collaboration with the Ravindra Bhavan, Baina, Vasco will be organising their 3rd All Goa One Act Play Competition in Konkani on September 1 at the Ravindra Bhavan, Baina, Vasco.



Art of Living: Anandotsav Pan India online happiness program with Sri Sri Ravishankar will be held from August 17 to 19, 6p.m. to 9 p.m. in Panaji. Details: 9404525531.


Neuro consultation: Dr Aadil S Chagla of Neurosurgery Department, K E M Hospital Mumbai will be available for consultation at Menezes Polyclinic on August 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: 2225918/2220237.


Friday health talk:  ‘How to be a Johnny Walker’, a talk on all aspects of walking by consultant – Orthopedician, Manipal Hospital, Deep B. Bhandare will be held on August 31, 4.30 p.m. organised by The International Centre Goa in association with Manipal Hospitals.


Vipassana meditation: Goa Vipassana Trust is organising a 10-day Vipassana meditation course for new and old students, from September 1 to 11. This residential course will be held at Shree Shantadurga Shankhawaleshwari Sausthan, Veling, Gothan. Details: at 7076218356.


Pranic healing: An advance Pranic healing class with Omkar Shridhar will be held on September 8 and 9, 9a.m. to 6 p.m. behind Secretariat, Porvorim. It is meant for those who have done the basic pranic healing course. The cost of the class inclusive of book/manual, CD, lunch, tea, certificate, teachings etc is `4000. Spot registration fee is `4,500/- and review fees is `1,000/- Details: 9404477992


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