Friday, 14 November 2008

Destination India



Poetry Readings

To all who made them possible - 'Thank you!' wherever you are.

Books Published
A Peace of India: Poems in Transit (Self-published, 2011)
Last Bus to Vasco: Poems from Goa (Self-published, 2006; reprint 2007). With audio CD.

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2011
-Book launch A Peace of India: Poems in Transit. Dilli Haat, DELHI (Rajesh Juneja, 16 April)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg76124.html


2010
-Satya 2010, 'Dr Brian Mendonca - traveller-poet/ musician / blogger : An evening of scintillation and cultural re-invention,' St Stephen's College, Delhi University, North Campus, DELHI (Robinson Raju, 16 February)

2009
-'Sonepur Mela,' Bamboo hut poetry reading, Bihar State pavillion, Sonepur, PATNA, Bihar (Neeti Sethi Bose, 14 November)
- 'Cultural Evening,' Janardan Rai Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, UDAIPUR (Prof HS Chandalia, 5 November)
-'Maa-jis Laari,' Student hangout at MS University Baroda, Sayajigunj, VADODRA (Rajan Barrett, 5 July)
- Parish Office, St. Paul's church, DIU (Fr. Anthony Cardozo, 4 July)
- 'Ars Poetica' - annual English poetry recitation competition, Modern School, Barakhamba, NEW DELHI (Sapna Bhatia, 1 May)

2008
-‘Goa Festival’ NEW DELHI (Blanche Gomes, 8-9 Nov)
http://lastbustovasco.blogspot.com/2008/11/meeting-cm.html (Blog)
-‘Talimi Mela’ Jamia Milia Islamia University, NEW DELHI (Prof Shyamala Narayan, 4 Nov)
-Kerala House, TRIVANDRUM (Paul Zacharia, 17 August)
-Nildih, JAMSHEDPUR (Projna Tripathy, 26 April)
-'Goan Nite' at Cafe Belgique, Citywalk Mall, Saket, NEW DELHI (3 April)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg26701.html
-'Delhi Poetree,' Axis Bank, South Extension, NEW DELHI (Amit Dahiyabadshah, 17 Jan)


2007
- 5665 Dimapur Express, LUMDING, Lower Assam (Daffodil Kahmei, 16 Dec)
-Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, BHOPAL (Raaj Kumar Keswani, 26 July)
-Prinsep Ghat, KOLKATA (Shubhendu Nandy, 22 July)
-IAS Guest House, BANGALORE (Ambika Ananth, 15 July)
-Park Hotel, CHENNAI (Sivakami Velliangiri, 12 July)
http://www.prakritifoundation.com/events07/vasco/vasco.html (Invitation, with photos)
-Residence of the Ambassador of Portugal, NEW DELHI (HE Luis Filipe Castro Mendes, 2 June) 'Das Areias do Tempo' [The Sands of Time] http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg12623.html
-Residence of Gyanaranjan, Editor of Hindi journal Pahal, JABALPUR (Manu Dash, 17 Feb)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg10864.html (River poems)


2006
-History Hour, XCHR, GOA (Delio Mendonça SJ, 21 Dec)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg05705.html (Synopsis)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@lists.goanet.org/msg07309.html (A Poetic History of Goa 1987-2007)
-Luso Fest, Department of Romance Languages, University of Delhi, NEW DELHI (Ms Manjulata Sharma, 21 Nov) 'Patios do Curacao' [Courtyards of the Heart]http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2006-November/050886.html
-Palace of the Maharajah of Kutch, Ranjit Vilas, Bhuj, KACHCH (Dr Namrata Singh, 1 Oct)
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2006-October/049881.html
-Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages(CIEFL), HYDERABAD (Prof Lakshmi Chandra, 30 July)
-Poetry Society of Hyderabad, Secunderabad Club, HYDERABAD (Mrs GN Ruttonsha & Prof Lakshmi Chandra, 29 July)
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2006-August/046805.html
-Literati, Bookshop and Cafe, Calangute, GOA (Diviya Kapur, 22 July)

-NCERT Guest House, NEW DELHI (Prof VD Singh, 21 July)
-CReative EXpressions, Sarita Vihar, NEW DELHI (Smita Rajan, 17 June)
-Sahitya Akademi, NEW DELHI (Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, 25 April)
-La Paz Hotel, Vasco, GOA, Book Launch Last Bus to Vasco (Alex George Mendonca, 16 April)
- MS University BARODA (Rajan Barret, 8 April)
- 'Romancing the Bylanes,' Literary Society event. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), NEW DELHI (Valay Gada, 18 Jan)

2005
-Department of English, University of Kashmir, SRINAGAR (Prof Mohammad Aslam, 24 Sep)
- Wax Eloquent, JORHAT, Assam ( Satyaraj Hazarika APS, 28 August)
-Crossword Bookstore, BANGALORE (Susan Fernandes, 18 April)
http://www.museindia.com/showcont.asp?id=75 (Poems)
-Pilgrim’s Bookshop, Thamel, KATHMANDU (Nivedita Bedadur, 2 Feb)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VascokarsUnited/message/1808


2004
-Creative Circle; Hotel in CHANDIGARH (Prof Rana Nayar, 27 Nov)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@goanet.org/msg19045.html
-Bogmalo, GOA (Dr Cidalia Bodade, 11 Nov)
-NCPA, MUMBAI, (Jane Bhandari, 26 Oct)
-Jan Milan, PUNE (Dr Geeta Rao, 22 Oct)
-University of Poona, PUNE (Rajan Barrett, 21 Oct)
http://www.mail-archive.com/goanet@goanet.org/msg17856.html
-Hall above Excel Gift shop, Vasco, GOA (Commander TRA Narayanan retd., 12 Sep)
http://fossplanet.com/culture.region.india.goa.saligao/message-950495-evening-with-difference/

2002
Poet's Cafe, Katha, Sarvodaya Enclave, NEW DELHI (May 18)

2000
'Breaking Boundaries,' British Council, New Delhi (Sep 10)




Reviews / Interviews
-['Multicultural, multilingual India,'] Shyamala Narayan, Journal of Commonwealth Literature London, 42.4 (Dec 2007) http://jcl.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/42/4/79
-'Trapping Spaces,' Brian Mendonca interviewed by Ambika Ananth, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, Sunday 30 Sep 2007 http://www.deccanherald.com/CONTENT/Sep302007/artic2007092927985.asp
-'Brian's poetry reading binds prose and music,' Chitra Mahesh, Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, 16 July 2007
-‘Sun, Sand, Verse,’ Shonaly Muthalaly, Hindu, Chennai, 14 July 2007
-[‘Parabolas of Past and Present,’] Sivakami Velliangiri, Indian Literature Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, Vol. 238 March-April 2007
-['A Literary Repast,'] Deepsheekha Kotwal, Literati, A Multidisciplinary Journal, University of Jammu, Jammu, vol. 1.1: 2007
-['Post-colonial Poet,'] Mohammad Aslam, English Studies in India, Journal of the Department of English, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jan 2007
-'Lyrical Goa,’ Vivek Menezes, Time Out Mumbai, 15-28 Dec 2006
-‘Journeys in Verse,’ Aruti Nayar Tribune, Chandigarh, Sunday Spectrum, 3 Sep 2006
-‘The Naïve Poet-traveller’ Jane Bhandari Book Review Sep 2006
-[‘Drenched in the Sea,’] Neeti Sadarangani Muse India Hyderabad, 26 July 2006 http://www.museindia.com/showcon.asp?id=337
-‘Heartfelt and very Goan,’ Nuggehalli Pankaja, Deccan Herald, Sunday Herald Books, Bangalore, 16 July 2006
-‘Poetry Walk,’ Valerie Rodrigues, Goa Today, Panjim, Goa, Oct 2004
-‘"Goan Poets are not Encouraged,"’ Brian Mendonca interviewed by Glacxy Fernandes, Navhind Times, Panjim, Goa, Sunday Panorama, 25 July 2004 http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2004-August/016146.html
-‘When Poetry Comes to the Port town,’ Daniel F de Souza Times of India Goa Edition, Sep 2004 http://osdir.com/ml/culture.region.india.goa.saligao/2004-09/msg00044.html

Last Word
'Poetic Justice: Out on the Streets at the World Book Fair,' Brian Mendonca, Herald, Panjim, Goa, 17 Feb 2007
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Photo courtesy: Prakriti at 'The Pasha', Park Hotel, Chennai.

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