The Serendipity Arts Festival returns to Goa for its second year and Avid Learning is proud to partner with this exciting new platform to present two discussions in and around Panaji starting December 15th - 22nd 2017. Held under the aegis of the Serendipity Arts Trust, the second edition of this multidisciplinary arts festival will offer a cultural experience that brings together the visual, performing and culinary arts. AVID works with festival platforms across the arts and literature, including Times LitFest, Jaipur Literature Festival, and The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. The Serendipity Arts Festival 2017 will be the latest addition to our illustrious list of festival collaborations, having already have presented their Mumbai Curtain Raiser earlier this year in association with The Royal Opera House, Mumbai.
Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai. He has lectured, read and published several papers and books on architectural pedagogy and architectural history. Through columns in The Hindu, scroll.in and The Wire (and formerly Time Out Mumbai and FirstPost) he casts a critical eye on Mumbai in its current post-planning avatar. He is an editor, an anglophone poet and translator. His poems (and translations) are anthologized, amongst others in These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry, The Bigbridge Online Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry and Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry. His translation of Muhammad Iqbal’s Shikwa and Jawaab-e-Shikwa from the Urdu (Penguin Classics) has been described as “insolent and heretical”. His translations of Hemant Divate’s poems from the Marathi are published as Struggles with imagined gods. Brouhahas of Cocks is his first book of poems in English.Read more