The Goa Programme

The Goa Programme (2021-22)

DraftCraft International is pleased to announce its Residential Programme in Goa (2021-22). During the Goa Programme, DraftCraft International, in association with DraftCraft Institutes, organises and conducts the following:

- Project Internship Programme (For details click here)
- Round-table Talks
- Film Screenings

For the ongoing Goa Programme, many of the Project Internship Programmes, Retreats and Workshops will be conducted in the backdrop of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) being held in Goa from 20 November - 28 November 2021. IFFI is one of the most-awaited events of the year when filmmakers from across the world converge to Goa.

The ongoing Goa Programme will conclude on 11 January 2022.

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During the Goa Programme, project-based Residential Field internships are offered, in multiple focus areas, that enable participants to live and work on field at key project locations with on-field experts.

DraftCraft International's former and current Interns, Fellows and Volunteers, both Indian and Foreign, are eligible to participate in this programme for an opportunity to undertake field/industry experience* through the projects.

As part of the Project Internship Programme, interested candidates can avail the PROP-R, PROP-AR and PROP-ER modes that allow a one-week, two-week and three-week residential field component in Goa, respectively.

During the residential field component, candidates are provided free basic, shared accommodation.

For details on the internship programme and the application procedure, click here.

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Distinct from the run-of-the-mill and mundane classroom exercises, Residential Workshops* are held at exotic outdoor venues, including those of DraftCraft International's 'live projects' in Goa.

For the upcoming Goa Programme, many of the workshops will specially be conducted in the backdrop of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) being held in Goa from 20 November - 28 November 2021. IFFI is one of the most-awaited events of the year when filmmakers from across the world converge to Goa.


Eligibility for Workshops:
Indian Nationals: HSC or Class XII from a recognised board or university
Foreign Nationals: Equivalent of HSC or Class XII in the respective country
The programme is open to students, practitioners and professionals of all disciplines

Venue for Workshops:
Multiple outdoor and 'live project' venues in Goa

Fees for Workshops:
Fees is listed with each workshop

* The fees include:
- Workshop sessions
- Expert lectures
- Field sessions
- Basic, shared accommodation during the workshop

* The fees do not include:
- Travel to/from Goa
- Travel within Goa
- Meals
- Anything that has not been expressly provided. For any special requirements, you may inquire with the office (Extra charges will apply for any special request/need)

Accommodation during Workshops:
For the duration of the workshop, basic shared accommodation will be provided in Goa. Exclusive accommodation can be requested (Extra charges will apply).

Kindly note, confirmation of workshop dates is conditional to availability, owing to limited seats. If you wish to participate in a workshop virtually, you may request for the workshop in a virtual format.

Takeaways from Workshops:
- Academic learning and practical understanding of issues
- Chance to observe 'live projects'
- Opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals
- Opportunity to extend professional and social circles
- Participate in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa
- Attend IFFI 2021 Film Festival* (Open Forum)

Registration for Workshops:
Click here to register

Note: To register for two or more Workshops / Retreats or for Group Registrations, contact the office on institutes@draftcraft.in for special rates.


1) Laws affecting Film-makers
Week-long Workshop
Fees: INR 35,000* | Register
Films are governed by the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression directly and indirectly by the Right to Life. Today, with censorship in the news for arguable reasons, the need to examine the laws that affect film-makers is felt most strongly. Making a film on change may be radical and exciting even elicit immense support across Social Media but may be clamped down upon by the State for fears that may be reasonable. Why, the State is even on the brink of making laws and regulations for online content doled out of OTT platforms. A legal analysis and update.

2) See Change: Films for Change
Week-long Workshop
Fees: INR 35,000* | Register
The workshop will tackle the processes of documentary film-making to create change. The need for political, judicial or social intervention can be successfully fulfilled by films. This workshop will apprise participants of the modes of identifying issues, learn persuasive techniques of tackling them for viewers, get a hang of the processes to insinuate, instigate or  insult viewers and...trigger change. A series of DraftCraft Films' See Change documentaries that have triggered radical changes at Ground Zero will be screened and techniques discussed here.

3) Films and Freedom
Week-long Workshop
Fees: INR 35,000* | Register
The workshop will apprise the participants on how films go beyond being just a product of creativity when they are released for public viewing. A film is a medium of communication and undoubtedly with the most impact of them all. The law of the land comes into play when one's freedom of speech and expression violates any other's fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. The workshop will throw light on Films, Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Legal Implications, Copyright and more with a comparative discourse on films and freedom in India and across the world.


1) International Human Rights (Focus - Kashmir)
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
Human rights issues are no longer restricted to the domestic confines of a nation. Any violation causes political and diplomatic ripples globally. Internationally, human rights are morphed from the international rules and treaties between nations arbitrated by entities like the United Nations, International Court of Justice, etc. The workshop will explore the interlude of human rights within and between States; how human rights all over are formulated and violated; and ways and means to protect the same, with a deep focus on human rights situation in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, particularly now with the strategic terrorist attacks on 'outsiders' in Kashmir.

2) International Refugee and Migrant Rights (Focus - Taliban and the Afghanistan Imbroglio)
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
International migration is presently the most pressing social issue globally. Many communities continue to face existential crisis following civil and external wars. Refugees get mired with stringent migration and refugee laws of a region that are a complex mix of international and domestic legal systems and human rights law. These laws need to be analysed to help identify and tackle legal lacunae that affect migratory patterns. The workshop will enhance understanding of the interplay of laws in conflict zones, complexity of key issues and the responsibilities of governments towards protection of human rights of migrants and refugees. Focus areas include: The Afghanistan Imbroglio, History of Rohingyas and Crisis, NRC and Fears.

3) International Law and Diplomacy
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
International Law or the Law of Nations deals with the legal interactions and relations between countries and governments. The workshop on International Law examines international treaties, European conventions, the binding force of conventions and the procedures of the International Court of Justice. The myriad aspects of international law such as diplomacy, human rights, trade, terror, environment, etc. are also covered. The workshop will be beneficial for human rights activists, lawyers, diplomats, civil society, students of international relations, law, journalism, etc. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.

4) Gender: Section 377 and Beyond
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code covers just the 'criminal' aspect of non-consensual sex 'against the order of nature with man, woman or animal'. It does not in any way detail the existence of diverse genders. That was touched upon by the Supreme Court judgement that read down the Section for the purpose of brevity. Also, issues such as gay marriage, separation, divorce, inheritance and adoption, that directly affect the community have not received any attention whatsoever. The workshop will explore the laws and policies regulating the LGBTQI+ community; gender identity and discrimination; perception in India and around the world. It will also discuss the way ahead for the community post the landmark Section 377 judgement.

5) Women: Law, Policy, Perception and Practice
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
Despite the host of legislative and administrative actions to empower women, they remain marginalised. Constitutional provisions of the right to equality do not ensure implementation of laws that remains weak owing to traditional mindset of the society and lackadaisical attitude of the authorities. The workshop will throw light on gender concepts, patriarchy, empowerment, traditional crimes against women, Indian laws and policies vs the world, implementation and perception.

6) Media Laws
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
The workshop covers legal aspects of the Media industry - newspapers, magazines, periodicals in the print media; radio, podcasts in the audio media; news channels, documentary channels and others in the television/broadcast media; spoofs, documentaries, shorts and reviews in the online/electronic media; and films. Media is hailed as the 'Fourth Estate' i.e a watchdog for the other pillars of democracy. Media informs the society, raises issues of public interest and advocates to those responsible for public welfare. This workshop will apprise participants of the legalese involving Copyright, Agreements, Fake News, Indian and Foreign Media Regulations, Censorship, Civil and Criminal Defamation, Freedom of Speech, Bias, Public Good and Sedition. Understanding these laws that bind the media and protect intellectual property is very important. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.

7) Copyright Laws affecting the Media
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
Any industry that deals with creative properties faces the risk of copyright violation, plagiarism and intellectual property rights issues. It isn't rare to find someone stealing your creative works or concurrently find yourself faced with legal action should you tend to infringe upon someone's creative works. With the world becoming smaller, access to others' works is as easy as clicking on a hyperlink, making threats of Copyright violations real. The workshop will explain the legalities and the pitfalls of copyright law that directly affects the media/entertainment industry.

8) Legal Risks of Social Media
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
With the evolution of social media platforms in the last decade and the invasion of multiple social media apps in our personal and professional lives, the risks involving the same have increased multifold and so have the laws regulating the cyber space. One innocuous even unintentional Facebook post or Tweet could today land you in trouble, even jail. The stakes become higher when you work for an organisation as the liability for your actions isn't restricted to you but spreads to your workplace too. This workshop helps identify and safeguard from risks of social media for professionals, those working in public domain, students, media professionals, government employees, PSU employees and Human Resources Personnel.

9) Privacy Concerns for Parents
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
With the evolution of social media platforms in the last decade and the invasion of multiple social media apps in our personal and professional lives, the risks involving the same have increased multi-fold and so have the laws regulating the cyber space. One innocuous even unintentional Facebook post or Tweet could pose immense risk for your child or teenager. Social media is swiftly turning into a huge web of information that can be accessed by potential criminals, stalkers constantly watching your account for key information that can be used to fake identity, mislead your clientele,  hack into your child's accounts, kidnap even use facial images on others' bodies in a porn-peppered industry. This workshop helps identify and safeguard from risks of social media for families and parents.

10) Rewriting History
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
There is no single correct version of history because, like Dan Brown says 'By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account'. Amid growing allegations of attempts to rewrite history by renaming cities, tampering textbooks, etc., there is also a counter-narrative that justifies these moves because the history that we have been reading till now was mostly written by the colonists who ruled the country. Is there really a need to 'correct' history? Whose version is more correct? What will be the ramifications of these changes? These and more pertinent questions will be addressed in the workshop.

11) Back To Roots
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register
In our fast-moving lives exposed to the hype of global media and buzz of social media, we risk losing touch with reality, more so our historical, social and cultural roots. India, even before being conceived as a nation, boasted of a truly rich heritage and an eternally contemporary treasure of knowledge. This trove has been lost due to cultural apathy and centuries of foreign invasion and the sabotage of ancient Indian culture. The Back To Roots Programme aims to introduce India to Indians.. and what better time to start than with your young. Teach them about your land, its people and a culture of a civilisation ... the oldest of them all. Come back, home!


1) Article 15 and its Reach (Focus - The Muslim Identity)
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
The Right To Equality as guaranteed by Article 15 of the Indian Constitution extends to all within a religious group like say Hindus which addresses bias towards a gender, community or person from 'a' calling of the group. Concurrently, the right is used with judicious license to strike down laws and regulations that are violative of the same. Instances of when Article 15 is put to use and examined in Independent India's context as opposed to the World view will be analysed and discussed.

2) Article 19 and Reasonable Restrictions (Focus - Social Media)
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Article 19 that deals with freedom is always in the news and because of its all-pervading influence in daily lives. Freedoms continue to be at stake when regimes or elected governments feel threatened. The Freedom to express, move, form associations even work is guaranteed by the Constitution of India but with reasonable restrictions. The workshop will tackle the issue of restrictions and examine the reasonableness of each...with judgements and case-studies to boot.

3) Article 21 and the State (Focus - Section 144 of CrPC)
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Right to Life and Personal Liberty is pivotal to the very existence of all humans. And, concurrent to the Right to Life are Right to Fresh Air, Right to Walk, Right to Reside, Right to Water and more that are upheld by judgements delivered by the Apex Court and High Courts across India. The workshop will delve into finer aspects of the Right to Life and Personal Liberty and examine detention, arbitrary moves by the state and deprivation of basics by the State and its machinery along with judgments and case-studies.

4) Right to Dissent (NSA and Sedition)
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Closely associated with consent and freedom is the right to dissent. Very often, most of us are oblivious to the fact that we can register our dissent and concurrently refuse to provide information that may be risky to reveal or pose us with some sort of threat. This workshop will detail times and zones where the right to dissent must be exercised to enhance prudence. There will be precedents analysed where consent was misused or dissent wasn't taken with the seriousness it was initially delivered leading to damage or injury. The workshop helps identify and safeguard from the risks of consent being misused or dissent not being recorded or taken seriously.

5) Secularism in India
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
India is not just a country. It is a multi-hued palette of religions, faiths, tribes, cults, customs and more. For centuries, before India was even called by that name, the people of this land embraced travellers, refugees and migrating communities. In present-day scenario, the country has faced several allegations of being 'non-inclusive' and 'intolerant' by entities within and beyond borders, especially in the polarised political environment. The workshop will explore the timeline of 'Secular India' and how perception is diametrically different from reality.

6) Religion and the Law (Focus - Conversion and the Law)
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Religion has been the bone of contention for most in Independent India. Secularism, assured and delivered, in judgements and rulings across India will be analysed here. Alongside, the history of Secularism, Religion and the State's twin-edged bias towards the strict essence of Secularism will be examined particularly in the context of Constitutional Provisions and Guarantees. Freedom of Religion in newly-freed India vs Freedom of Religion in today's context will also be discussed. The Laws on Conversion and their validity will be in focus here.

7) Media and Bias
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Today, the Media has been charged with practising bias as never before. While the fourth estate struggles with credibility issues, fake news and being called names like 'presstitute', it's time to look within. The workshop will take you back to the drawing board and examine the concept of bias that lies deep-rooted within society and, particularly so, among the Media; how to safeguard against Bias; Instances and Outcomes.

8) Identifying Fake News
Three-day workshop
Fees: INR 19,000* | Register
Fake News is the new buzz word in media and in socio-political debates. The new phenomenon, its origin and extent are still being studied and researched upon. The legal ramifications and social repercussions are still unknown to most stakeholders. The workshop will equip you with the tools and skills to identify fake news, its source and analyse impact in India and internationally. DraftCraft International has been working in the area of identifying fake news globally. The workshop will analyse case studies from all over the world and how fake news has changed the narrative and topics of debate.


Who Should Attend: Doctors, Surgeons, Physicians, Consultants, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Para-Medical Professionals, Medical Students, Lawyers, Law Students 

1) Medical Professionals - The Law on Consent
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register

Consent is a tricky component in any contract. Particularly so after the COVID era where a lot of consultations are provided digitally or over networking platforms as mandated by the National Commission and the law. Doctors, despite riders, disclaimers and advisories generated as a rule on social media platforms, are legally liable for whatever is said, indicated or communicated irrespective of the platform. This workshop conducted by Solicitor Gajanan Khergamker will throw light on the subject, educate participants on their liabilities and ways to stay protected by law. The workshop will include question-answer sessions and personalised interactions too. 

What Will You Get: First-hand updated information on the law, opportunity to answer all your queries and a certification of attendance | The residential workshop is followed by a month-long online WhatsApp support to guide the participant for any query or concern. 

2) Medical Professionals - Mens Rea and Medical Negligence
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register

Mens Rea or Guilt in the mind is no longer a prerequisite to ascertain negligence as a tort. The Supreme Court in a recent ruling, with far-reaching repercussions on medical professionals across India, has held that Mens Rea - intention for most does not have to be established to ascertain an act of medical negligence and, concurrently, call for redress by way of compensation. Establishing that there was no wilful intent behind the act by way of recording actions - read CCTV cameras - or disclaimers as promptly issued by the fraternity DOES NOT immunise the medical professional from liability. The workshop conducted by Solicitor Gajanan Khergamker will throw light on the subject, educate participants on their liabilities and ways to stay protected by law. The workshop will include question-answer sessions and personalised interactions too. 

What Will You Get: First-hand updated information on the law, opportunity to answer all your queries and a certification of attendance | The residential workshop is followed by a month-long online WhatsApp support to guide the participant for any query or concern.
  
3) Medical Professionals - The Impotence of Bolam Test
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register

The Bolam Test, to identify medical negligence, is used as defence by doctors charged with the tort. Now, following the promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 replacing the Consumer Protection Act 1986, the issue of unfair trade practice has been included and applied in the case of doctors committing acts of negligence. That along with a recent judgement by the Supreme Court has literally put the debate on the efficacy of the Bolam Test, once and for all, to rest. The workshop conducted by Solicitor Gajanan Khergamker will examine the practice, the perception and the law with an overview of the present-day legal situation. The workshop will include question-answer sessions and personalised interactions too. 

What Will You Get: First-hand updated information on the law, opportunity to answer all your queries and a certification of attendance | The residential workshop is followed by a month-long online WhatsApp support to guide the participant for any query or concern.

4) Medical Professionals - Social Media, Online Presence, Advertising and Endorsement: By Law
Four-day workshop
Fees: INR 24,500* | Register

Advertising is banned by law for medical practitioner. That said, social media, websites and platforms are used left, right and centre by medical practitioners who risk facing censure and legal action by the law for 'advertising'. This workshop will analyse how medical professionals can make their presence felt on online fora without facing the rap of the authorities for 'advertising', the liability with regard to 'endorsement' or products or services as detailed under The Consumer Protection Act 2019 and more. The workshop conducted by Solicitor Gajanan Khergamker will examine the practice, the perception and the law with an overview of the present-day legal situation. The workshop will include question-answer sessions and personalised interactions too. 

What Will You Get: First-hand updated information on the law, opportunity to answer all your queries and a certification of attendance | The residential workshop is followed by a month-long online WhatsApp support to guide the participant for any query or concern.

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DraftCraft International, through its educational arm DraftCraft Institutes and the School of Understanding Life (SOUL), organises Residential Retreats at select locations, every year. 

For the upcoming Goa Programme, many of these retreats will specially be conducted in the backdrop of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) being held in Goa from 20 November - 28 November 2021. IFFI is one of the most-awaited events of the year when filmmakers from across the world converge to Goa.

Writers' Retreat 2021-22

Residential Retreats are conducted by experts in specific areas with carefully-curated sessions, exercise-based workshops and learning activities. And, what better place to host the retreats than Goa which offers the perfect venue, rejuvenating, inspiring and invigorating, to unwind, explore your hidden talents and get in touch with your creative side!

So, you want to write a book? Start a blog of your own? Or embark on a career of travel writing?

Come...sign up for the Writers' Retreat where you get to attend training sessions and mentoring by a senior editor and his team at informal, intensive sessions held in the open in Goa. 

A session could be held at the bohemian Arambol Beach in the night; at a UNESCO World Heritage Site like the steps of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception; against the backdrop of the historic St Augustine Tower in Old Goa; on a barge while sipping on wine along Tiracol River and more through the programme. 

You are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, conceptualise your works, break free of blocks and pen down your first draft for publication.

Who Should Attend: Students, Book Writers, Travel Writers, Journalists, Fiction Writers, First-timers, Amateurs, Aspirants and those stuck with the proverbial writer's block!

Duration of the Retreat: The programme is organised as a three-day, five-day or seven-day retreat

Those who wish to attend the International Film Festival of India may request to be put in the specific Retreat being organised within that period.

Takeaways from the Retreat: The residential retreat at Goa is followed by three weeks of online WhatsApp support to guide and hand-hold the participant through the creative processes even after the retreat.

Participants will be offered professional pre-publishing consultation for ideation, identifying writing styles, developing individualistic formats, creating and developing pitches, engaging editors, clinching publishing deals, promoting their works and more through integrated talks and question and answer sessions. There will be opportunities to publish online and in print. You will be eligible for DraftCraft Publication's range of services available at discounted rates.

- Learning various styles of creative writing
- Discovering your true potential
- Availing opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals
- Availing opportunity to extend professional and social circles
- Attending IFFI 2021 Film Festival* (Open Forum)
- Participating in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa

Contact for charges that may vary with the number of participants and the duration of the programme.

Photographers' / Filmmakers' Retreat 2021-22

For photographers and filmmakers, both amateur and professional, Goa holds myriad opportunities. Come attend a Residential Retreat in Goa where you can avail first-hand training sessions and mentoring by a professional photographer / filmmaker during sessions held across Goa. 

What's more is that you could also partake in exciting Film-Making and Photo-Feature Projects in Goa with a team of DraftCraft International professionals. Shoots could be held in the by-lanes of Fontainhas aka Latin Quarters in Panjim; in the wildlife parks of Old Goa or on an island, far away from the bustle of urban life.

The residential retreat is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, conceptualise your works, break free of blocks and click your first works for publication.

Who Should Attend: Students, Photographers, Film-Makers, Journalists, Photo-Bloggers, Photo-Journalists, Travel Photographers, First-timers, Amateurs and Aspirants

Duration of the Retreat: The programme is organised as a three-day, five-day or seven-day retreat

Those who wish to attend the International Film Festival of India may request to be put in the specific Retreat being organised within that period.

Takeaways from the Retreat: The residential residential retreat at Goa is followed by three weeks of online WhatsApp support to guide and hand-hold the participant through the creative processes even after the retreat. 

Participants will be offered professional photography / film-making tips and techniques, conceptualisation tips, post-production tips and industry insights through integrated talks and question and answer sessions. Detailed critical analysis and appreciation of their works will be offered by DraftCraft International's professionals during the retreat. There will be opportunities to publish their works online and in print. You will be eligible for DraftCraft's range of services available at discounted rates.

- Learning various styles of photography / film-making
- Discovering your true potential
- Availing opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals
- Availing opportunity to extend professional and social circles
- Attending IFFI 2021 Film Festival* (Open Forum)
- Participating in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa

Contact for charges that may vary with the number of participants and the duration of the programme.

Women's Retreat 2021-22

If there's anything tougher than being a woman, it's being an 'independent' woman. You get judged round the clock and for doing just about anything in life. Whether it's having a coffee by yourself at a coffee shop; catching a movie or simply buying an I-Pill over the counter. Take a break...you deserve it!

And, what better way to take a break from it all than opt for the Women's Retreat in Goa. Conducted by DraftCraft International's The Woman Survivor and School of Understanding Life (SOUL), the retreat will help you get away from being judged; get away from the bustle of life; grab an opportunity to get recharged to be able to perform better and have a blast while doing it. 

You get a chance to be by yourself; sip on a Long Island Iced Tea; down a couple of Tequilas and soak in the sun at dawn or stretch away your blues at a yoga session at dusk. Come, sign up...now!

The Residential Retreat will include Yoga Sessions, Challenge Programmes, Personal Consultation Sessions, Talks/discussions/screenings on life lessons, positivity, balance, bias, the law and mind over matter. You will get an opportunity to partake in The Woman Survivor's Sense-I-Tive Programme to help boost you personality and rediscover the 'real' you.

Who Should Attend: Single Women, Girls, Female Students, Working Women and any Woman who wishes to join in

Duration of the Retreat: The programme is organised as a three-day, five-day or seven-day retreat

Those who wish to attend the International Film Festival of India may request to be put in the specific Retreat being organised within that period.

Takeaways from the Retreat: You are guaranteed to find new meanings to your own existence; solutions to long-standing issues and the courage to face them. The Women's Retreat is DraftCraft's flagship programme to reach out to those struggling to find their way and help them not just find their bearings but surge ahead...and together!

- Learning the art of 'loving yourself'
- Finding the 'real' you
- Discovering your true potential
- Successfully combating the societal bias
- Availing opportunity to network and meet like-minded individuals
- Availing opportunity to extend professional and social circles
- Attending IFFI 2021 Film Festival* (Open Forum)
- Participating in outdoor lectures/sessions across Goa

Contact for charges that may vary with the number of participants and the duration of the programme.

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DraftCraft International is organising one-day Certified Industrial Visits during the Goa Programme. The Industrial Visits are highly recommended to project interns who are participating in the residential field programme in Goa. 

Industrial Visit 1 (includes the following) | INR 5,500/-
- The Hippy Story at Arambol’s Sweet Water Lake (Law, History and Practice)
- The Pandava Caves at Querim Beach (Mythology and Heritage Ruins)
- Border Issues at Maharashtra-Goa Border
- Development vs Environment at Tiracol Fort
        Note: Charges are inclusive of snacks and drinks

Industrial Visit 2 (includes the following) | INR 8,550/-
- Colonial Heritage at The Latin Quarters
- Feni and the Bar Life (Local vs Tourist)
- Casino Cruise on Mandovi River (The Law for Goans and Equality)
        Note: Charges are inclusive of casino entry, snacks and drinks

Industrial Visit 3 (includes the following) | INR 4,500/-
- Augustine Tower and the Georgian Queen’s Hand
- The Basilica and St Francis Xavier’s Body
- Asia’s Longest Causeway - Ribandar
        Note: Charges are inclusive of snacks and drinks

Industrial Visit 4 (includes the following) | INR 4,500/-
- Insider-Outsider Issues at Vanxim Island
- Ganesha, 108 Temples at Naroa and the Invasions
- Divar Church and the Goan Inquisition
        Note: Charges are inclusive of snacks and drinks

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* As per an updated DraftCraft International's COVID Policy 2021, participants will have to provide in person, at the time of joining, a COVID Vaccine Certificate, after completing both doses of the vaccine at least a fortnight prior to joining Workshop / Certificate Course / Project Internship Programme / Residential Field Internship Programme / Field Assignment at any DraftCraft Studio, Project / Field Location or Partner Venue. Should the candidate display any symptoms of COVID-19 during the programme or test positive for COVID-19 despite having been vaccinated, the candidate's programme will be put on hold for the period of infection and resumed once s/he procures a Negative RT-PCR Test Report.

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India's smallest state, Goa has, historically, been synonymous with cheap alcohol, rave parties and loud beach events. It is known as a tourist zone where all things fun are wild, bizarre and often illegal.

However, most people are not aware of the rich cultural and natural heritage of Goa, its impressive history, the high international rankings and global associations. For example, not many are aware that Goa has five national parks; that Goa housed the Pandavas while on exile and, till date, have structures associated with them and the fact that in South Goa next to a river bank in a jungle, lie petroglyphs (rock carvings) that are approximately 30,000 years old.


DraftCraft International, through its various core and associated entities, has been actively working in Goa for more than a two decades, tackling a wide range of issues plaguing the state. DraftCraft International endeavours to resolve these Via Media and By The Law. Some of the broader areas of work include, but are not limited to:

Inclusive Tourism, Mining, Environment, CRZ Issues, Sustainable Development, Women Rights, Gender Issues, Human Rights, IPR, Tribal Affairs, Indigenous Rights, Culture, History and Heritage, Anthropological studies, Immigration, Migration, Refugee Rights, Property Rights, Law and Order, Conflict and Excess, Rule of Law, Law and Diplomacy, International Law, etc.

DraftCraft International's educational arm, DraftCraft Institutes conducts a wide range of residential programmes where lawyers, journalists, researchers, interns, fellows and volunteers work on live projects across Goa. During their works that include volunteering jobs / internship opportunities / project internships / research works, they reside 'at' DraftCraft's projects zones and 'at' partner venues. The residence of the project intern / researcher / fellow / volunteer is provided complementary along with a working breakfast during the programme. 

DraftCraft International's Goa Projects

The 'Heritage In Ruins' Project

Goa's rich heritage, both cultural and architectural, faces risks from the scourge of tourism, development and several environmental factors. World heritage sites, beaches, historical locations, heritage zones and natural getaways face constant threats from tourists, outsiders who have established businesses in the state sometimes even from locals. DraftCraft International works closely with the polity, civil society and woke citizen groups in furthering policies that are tourist-friendly, inclusive and ensure local interests are not compromised.
Locations: Velha Goa, Divar Island, Vagator, Arambol, Keri

The 'Insider - Outsider' Tussle Project

Goa isn't immune to probably one of the oldest issues plaguing tourism destinations across the world, the insider-outsider issue. With tourism being the an industry that drive Goa's  economy and 'outsiders' forming an integral part, issues with 'locals' are bound to arise. Whether it's the tour operator from Karnataka and tourists from Delhi for the tourism sector, the strife with locals over split in business and reluctance to adhere to local norms and policies spells trouble. DraftCraft International works closely with the polity, civil society and woke citizen groups in furthering inclusive policies and practices in the sector.
Locations: Arambol, Calangute, Vagator, Divar Island, Panjim, Fontainhas

The Mining In Goa Project

Mining in Goa has been mired with controversy over the years. While thousands are dependent on mining for a living, the controversies associated with the industry vis-a-vis environmental concerns and illegalities associated led to the closure of all mines in Goa. DraftCraft International works closely with stakeholders from the industry, the state polity, the media, the Civil Society and Environmentalists to draw sustainable solutions to the issue in question.
Locations: Mining sectors across State - Bicholim, Sanguem, Quepem

The Scourges Of Tourism Project

Following the New Year party on 31 December 2019, a video of revellers drunk and wasted, asleep on Calangute Beach and its roads made headlines across Goa and the world fetching back into focus the issue of tourism turning into a scourge for Goa and its residents. Tourists from across the world - particularly Russia and from Mumbai, Karnataka and Delhi in India - tend to make a beeline for Goa during 'season' (Read the last weekend of the Christian year) and wreak havoc across India's smallest state creating a veritable law and order problem.

While it is perceived as a collateral damage having tourists running amok during 'season' and spoiling the beaches by drinking wildly, sleeping just about anywhere etc., it's time that changes. Goa continues to struggle to contain illicit Nigerian Drug peddlers, Russian mafia and Israeli miscreants who continue to thrive freely in Goa, despite the law. So, DraftCraft International with local political parties, the state and stakeholders works towards sensitisation of the local and 'touring' towards tourism issues.
Locations: Arambol, Calangute, Small Vagator, Panjim, etc.

The Safety Of Tourists Project

Goa is no longer as safe as perceived. Not for tourists who continue to face threats from drug and violence across India's smallest state. The Sunburn Festival in 2019 witnessed the death of three tourists likely due to 'drug overdose' and a string of other offences. Tourists are routinely roughed up following traffic violations even evicted forcibly from legitimately occupied premises taken on rent or leave and license by mischievous licensors. Those who have taken vehicles on rent are forced to cough up 'fines' for 'repair jobs' by force by vehicle hire operators.

Also, taxi services (four wheeler and two wheeler) are provided by unauthorised persons and charge over and beyond acceptable limits, sometimes even forcing customers, by threats and coercive methods, to pay up. There is an acute need to stream line services for tourists failing which Goa's image - already in the dumps - takes a further bashing. DraftCraft International works with Tourism and Culture Ministry, tourism institutions, travel corporation, lawyers, activists and stakeholders to plug loopholes and evolve sustainable solutions.
Locations: Calangute, Baga, Mandrem, Arambol, Keri, Panjim, Divar and others

The Tourism vs Development Project

Tourism if not sustainable risks snowballing into a crisis. Goa isn't different. Sadly, development is perceived as an affront to tourism - particularly so if it is culture, heritage and history involved. Goa's USP remains its natural surroundings and that is directly at risk with 'developmental activities' occurring across the state. So, hills are being cut to make way for roads and highways. Natural forests and lakes are affected drastically with the surge in tourism. Mining works and associated developmental activities too have affected tourism. DraftCraft International works with local players, state authorities, media and stakeholders to educate them to tweak projects to make them tourism friendly and inclusive in the true sense.
Locations: Chorao Island, Divar Island, Grande Island, Fontainhas, Arambol and Panjim Riverfront