What is The Republic | A Discussion – Jan 25th 7.30 pm

Albertina Almeida, Miguel Braganza and Saidutt Kamat in a free wheeling discussion about what Federalism and Republic means to them, on the eve of Republic Day. Albertina Almeida is a human rights activist, a Goa-based lawyer practicing for the last 30 years and an independent researcher and she writes regularly for the local press and…

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Citizen Outsider | January 18th 2021 Monday 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

Can you be an outsider in our own country? Article 19 (1) (d) of the Indian Constitution guarantees each Indian citizen ‘the right to move freely throughout the territory of India’. Does the idea of a single citizenship attached to the federal republic of India allow an equal claim over the cultural and natural resources…

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Coastal Coalamity | A discussion on Coal infrastructure from East and West of India.

Coal on the coast : Coastal Coalimity Perspectives on coal infrastructure from east and west coast of India Coal-based projects are threatening India’s coastline and its people. In Goa, the government wants to expand the import and movement of coking coal for the steel industry. In Chennai, coal-fired thermal plants and coal-handling ports have taken…

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Blackness in Brown Spaces : A Discussion 4th Jan 7.30 pm 2021

Indian society conflates different forms of prejudices and discriminations relating to skin, colour, race, caste and class, and their interrelationship with each other. Consequently, frequent acts and events of individual and collective violence against the ‘other’, across the country, lead to public humiliation, shame and torture. We seek to bring under the lens – ‘blackness’…

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Movements Unplugged : A Conversation – 28th December 2020, 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

In ‘Movements Unplugged’, we intend to discuss a characteristic feature of many contemporary movements across the globe: their non-party horizontalist character. They often appear as ‘movements without leaders’, viral in nature, and are difficult for governments to deal with precisely because of that. The recent anti-CAA/NRC movement and the ongoing farmers’ struggle in India add…

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Reading Ramayana by moonlight – part 3| Dec 21st 7.30 pm 2020 #mondayfixgoa

Reading the Ramayana by moonlight- Part |||Imran Ali Khan with Arshia Sattar. They are discussing about the process of translating a text that has come to mean different things at different times, unpack the existential crisis that follows the characters in decisions between right and wrong. Arshia Sattar is a translator, author and director. Sattar…

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Animal Rights: Solidarity Across Species Boundaries, Dec 14th 7.30 pm 2020

The ethics and politics of animal rights are complicated throughout the world but especially so in India where vegetarianism and meat eating have caste and communal histories. At the same time, there’s increasing recognition that meat and dairy animals as well as animals used in fights, races, rituals and sacrifices are conscious beings who suffer…

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Snake Tales | A Discussion | 7th December 7.30 pm 2020 #mondayfixgoa

Join us for a discussion this #mondayfixgoa with some of Goa’s resident experts on snakes and wildlife rescue in Goa. The panel will answer questions from the audience, discuss and dispel myths and superstitions and help us to live more in harmony with these remarkable and misunderstood creatures. Snakes may be some of the most…

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Reading the Ramayana by Moonlight (Part ||) | Arshia Sattar with Imran Ali Khan

A few months back in September, we hosted a fantastic discussion between Arshia Sattar and Imran Ali Khan on reading the Ramayana by Moonlight. One of the promises we were able to extract – based on popular demand for an encore – was to come back with a second edition (and there will also be…

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Nourished by the Jungle: Feeding Mythology | 23rd Nov 2020 7.30 pm

Nourished by the Jungle: Feeding Mythology The jungle looms large in Indian mythology. In both the great epics, the heroes must spend large parts of their lives there – they may not go there willingly, yet it seems important that they do. The jungle is dangerous, yet it also seems to be a source of…

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