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online travel: Soul Travelling is hosting an online experience titled ‘The glorious past of the city of Old Goa’ with architect Tahir Noronha on July 1, 8 p.m. on Airmeet. During the session, Noronha will explore the secrets and stories of the forgotten city of Elathat once had a population more than that of London and Lisbon. Prior to the session a 20-minute interaction to socialise and network with other participants will be held. The session will also be broadcast live on Soul Travelling’s Facebook page. Details:

PLANTATION DRIVE: The Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) plans to distribute free saplings of local varieties and fruit-bearing trees. Those interested would have to report the survivability of trees to the GSBB. Details: 9923965973


global MUSIC PROJECT: Jazz Goa is conducting a non-commercial music project that will bring the world together in one song. Salsero is a song that hopes to set a world record for the number of languages it will be recorded in. Singers from across India and around the world are invited to represent their language, state and country in this project. Those interested in joining in the project may contact the organisers. Details:

ONLINE CHILDREN’S EXHIBITION: In a bid to celebrate the talent of young artists MOG Foundation is curating an online exhibition titled ‘A World Of My Own’ putting on display the artistic creations of children. The exhibit will display artworks in various mediums, styles and imagination by children between five and 15 years of age. To participate children are invited to create an artwork based on the theme ‘If I open the door of my house, where would I go?’ and submit the same to the platform: Selected young artists will get a notification by October 30 if the work is selected. As a part of the programme, each participant will receive a participation certificate. Details: 7722089666

FOVAA 2020: Fundacao Oriente is organising an open call for entries for the Fundacao Oriente Visual Arts Award (FOVAA) 2020. The competition is open to any artist, 18 years and above, customarily residing in Goa. Both amateur and professional artists are eligible to participate. Works in the mediums of drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video art will be accepted for this award. Submissions will be accepted between July 15 and July 31. Details: fovaa2020


TRASH TALK: The sixth episode of the ‘Listen In’ online talk series organised by Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts will be held on July 1, 5 p.m. on Zoom. The webinar titled ‘Trash Island: the Henderson Expedition’, will see award-winning British photographer Mandy Barker present her latest body of work produced during the 2019 Henderson Island Plastic Pollution Expedition. One of the world’s most remote islands, Henderson is uninhabited by humans but was nicknamed Trash Island when scientists discovered it to be polluted with 38 million pieces of plastic waste. This webinar will take the audience through the learnings from this expedition and the harmful effects of plastics on our ecosystems. Details:

Engineering workshop: Free online training for final year electrical engineering students and fresh engineers on ‘Operation and Maintenance of Industrial Electrical Equipment’. Training will be conducted by a highly experienced industrial engineer. Details: 9370538189

KEYBOARD CLASSES: Learn to play the keyboard with Meyrick Fernandes. Classes will include play by ear, improvisation, music theory, chord style, and trinity grades. For ages eight and above. Details: 9822138880

GYPSY JAZZ TUTORIAL: Learn the art of gypsy jazz guitar online with one-on-one live video sessions. Master the soulful style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli with musician Buland Shukla. Acoustic guitar required. Fee: `2000 per month (eight sessions). Details: 7507472587

CHESS CLASSES: Barve Chess Academy is now open for online chess coaching classes on Google Meet. The classes will be from Monday to Saturday by Shravan Barve. Basic elementary chess will be held at 10 a.m.; Middlegame mystery will be held at 11 a.m.; Endgame will be held at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Details: 9326132702

PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE: The prospectus for FYBSc students of St Joseph Vaz College, Cortalim is currently available at the college office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and also on the college website. Core subjects offered are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Botany. Details:


MEDICAL CONSULTATION: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Victor Hospital, Margao will facilitate medical consultation through video conferencing for its patients. The hospital also offers physiotherapy sessions wherein exercises would be demonstrated by the physiotherapist who will supervise the patient throughout the session in the comfort of your home. Details: 7720098138

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