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Learn to combat cybercrime and secure your data from hacking attacks, malware, identity theft, phishing scams and associated threats on March 23 at Libra Computers, Panaji and Mapusa. Details: 7721089679

Popular High School, Margao in association with Yuva Sanjivni is inviting students to explore their creativity during this period of crisis with a ‘Draw from Home’ contest. The topic for the contest is ‘Coronavirus Awareness’. As part of the contest, participants are asked to illustrate their ideas and create awareness about the critical need for prevention and management of COVID-19. The ‘Draw From Home’ initiative is open to students from all schools at state level. Participation and submission for this contest is through digital form only. A high-resolution scanned image or photograph of the artwork along with relevant details (name of participant, school, place, etc) should be sent via email or WhatsApp Participants are free to use the medium of their choice.The best fifty entries in each category will be given an appreciation certificate along with prizes,” she adds. (Last date for submission of entries is March 31. Details: socialcause1932@gmail.com/ 9923543424)  

The QF1 Challenge quiz will take place on March 29 at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by the Gettin’ Bizzy Wit’ It quiz at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula. Details: seqcgoa@gmail.com

The next Literati Book Club meeting will take place on April 7 at 8:15 p.m. Tara Westover’s international bestseller ‘Educated’ will be discussed at the meet. Westover’s ‘Educated’ is a memoir that tells the story of her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her family’s rigid ideology and isolated life.

Unkept Wods and In The Time of Books are hosting a short story writing contest for Goans. The stories must contain an element of Goa and should be limited to 1500-2500 words. There are two categories. In the first category, winner of the first place will be awarded a `3000 cash prize, winner of the second place will be awarded two books of his or her choice, and winner of the third-place will be awarded the Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden. In the second category, winner of the first place will be awarded a `5000 cash prize, winner of the second place will be awarded two books of his or her choice, and winner of the third-place will be awarded three books by Mitch Albom. Best entries also stand a chance to be part of a short-story collection. The stories should be emailed to goashortstorycontest2020@gmail.com by April 30. Details: 7875009540

YUVA with One World is organizing a community kitchen in April. Homecooked staple food will be offered to senior citizens, poor and homeless free of charge. Those interested are requested to inform the organizers by 10 a.m. for lunch, and by 6 p.m. for dinner. Limited to the Panaji area. Details: 9921788055 (Exact location not featured on map)

Lakshya Academy is organising a full-day ‘Excel mind’ workshop for children on April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of the workshop, participants will learn to enhance their motor skills, confidence, public speaking abilities, inter-personal skills and overall personality. The camp is open for students between the age group of 8 to 14 years. Participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch along with a certificate at the end of the workshop. Fee: `1200. Details: 9552518650

An online Warli art workshop will be held on May 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fee: `250. Registration is mandatory. Details: 7028019369/ 2464178.

As part of TukTuk’s #masksforsmiles initiative, an online drawing competition for children is being organised. The judge for the same is Prasad Bidapa. The contest is open to kids in the age group of five to nine and 10 to 14 years. Entry to the contest is free of cost. The artwork should be emailed to tuktukgoa@gmail.com by May 15. The winning designs will be printed on organic cotton masks. The masks will be donated through the V care foundation to kids suffering from cancer. TukTuk aims to donate 3000 masks per month (target 20000 masks over six months). Details: 9049017182

Sunaparanta is pleased to announce Pallavi Paul’s participation in The New Alphabet School’s edition on Caring by HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin. As part of our collaboration, Sunaparanta and HKW open Paul’s ongoing online participatory project #shareyourquiet to newer entries under the theme of ‘listening as care’. At a time when noise has become an index of public spirit, can quietude harness something outside overdetermined and hyper-regulated imaginations of contemporary life? Can the sharing and listening of “quietude” be a space of care and resistance? Since 26 March 2020, Paul has been inviting people to send 10-second audio clips of silence from their confined surroundings. Recordings compiled since then have been aired online as a collective symphony of quiets. As part of our collaboration, we are inviting participants to send their ‘quiet’ to info@sgcfa.org or via WhatsApp to +91 98333 03760 from 20 May – 1 June 2020. Contributions received will be broadcasted on Instagram #shareyourquiet on 12 June 2020.

The present crisis has altered everything. It has created havoc with every aspect of our lives and sucked us into a vacuum of uncertainty. In an effort to understand how to navigate and adapt to our new environment, Sunaparanta launches Listen In, a talk show that connects various creative fields and brings together different and divergent perspectives on this moment. When much of our lives have transitioned from the physical to the virtual, we invite our audiences to connect with us as we traverse the ephemeral and instant landscape, develop a new language of communicating and discuss how to transform the virtual into a site of social investigation, reflection and provocation. On 27 May 2020, Sunaparanta invites you to the first event of this series presented by photographer Ram Rahman. Photography in Times of Crisis – histories, ethics and the current situation, traces records of mass migrations from specific periods like the Bengal Famine, India’s Partition, the Dust Bowl in the US. Through the works of Sunil Janah, Margaret Bourke-White and Dorothea Lange, it discusses their place in the history of photography while also addressing issues of ethics and representation. The scale of migration we are witnessing in India is unprecedented. The visual record of […]

The Entertainment Society of Goa in association with the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital is organising the fourth Goa Anti-Tobacco Film Festival on May 31. Those interested should register by filling the registration form latest by April 17. The form and rules and regulation are available on www.esg.co.in. The last date for receipt of application along with supporting documents is May 15. Click here for more details.