Nuste – Goa’s relationship with fish. | 3rd August 2020 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

Goa’s history with fish is perhaps most prominently on display in the ‘Fish Thali’ signs across the state. For the tourist, Goa is about its culinary history with fish. For the Goans themselves, in the last few years, fish has become synonymous with formalin- a chemical added to increase the shelf life of fish. For … Continue reading Nuste – Goa’s relationship with fish. | 3rd August 2020 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

A Discussion on Mollem Issue, 27th July 2020 Monday 7.30 pm

This discussion with environmental lawyer Sreeja Chakraborty, Francesca Cotta of Save Mollem Campaign, with Avertino Miranda, Founder, Goa Green Brigade will cover issues of environmental protection acts, responsibilities of citizens and the possible outcomes for this Mollem issue. Sreeja Chakraborty is an Environmental Lawyer and Co-Founder of Living Environment Advocacy Foundation (LEAF), a dedicated environmental … Continue reading A Discussion on Mollem Issue, 27th July 2020 Monday 7.30 pm

Goa Covid Relief Ops- An Analysis #mondayfixgoa 7.30 pm, 20th July 2020

Recently, citizens of Goa came out to assist the Covid relief operations – collaborating with the Government procedures. From the time of essentials distribution till the last Shramik trains, they were relentless in their pursuit of dignity for the workers. In this #mondayfixgoa, with Vijaya Pais, Nupura Hautamaki and Miriam Koshy, in conversation with Alok … Continue reading Goa Covid Relief Ops- An Analysis #mondayfixgoa 7.30 pm, 20th July 2020

Flavours of Nationalism | A conversation with Nandita Haksar & Vikram Doctor | #mondayfixgoa, 13th July, 7.30 pm, 2020

India was born a hungry nation and, as we are constantly reminded, most recently by stories of migrants travelling back home with little food, it is still a hungry nation today. Yet this often seems forgotten in all the growth in food writing in recent years. Nandita Haksar seeks to change this with The Flavours … Continue reading Flavours of Nationalism | A conversation with Nandita Haksar & Vikram Doctor | #mondayfixgoa, 13th July, 7.30 pm, 2020

Distress. Anger. Rebellion. Talk by Sudeep Chakravarti | 7.30 pm, online, 6th July #mondayfixgoa 2020

DISTRESS. ANGER. REBELLION. A discussion on conflict & conflict resolution in a post-Covid India by Sudeep Chakravarti. Author of several books including ‘Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country’ and most recently of ‘The Bengalis’ and ‘Plassey: The Battle that Changed the Course of Indian History’. Leading independent commentator and writer on of conflict and conflict … Continue reading Distress. Anger. Rebellion. Talk by Sudeep Chakravarti | 7.30 pm, online, 6th July #mondayfixgoa 2020

Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

One of the ways in which the Government of India censors the web is by asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites for its users. Following from the provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, website blocking in India can be opaque and executive-driven. There are no guidelines on the the … Continue reading Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

A slew of mobile apps were released by different government bodies in India as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. State and UT governments released apps for the purposes of quarantine management, ensuring compliance to quarantine rules, providing healthcare information and updates, and so on. Public health being a subject on the State List, the … Continue reading Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

“Migrants (and refugees) are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity”, quoth Pope Francis. Yet very often, they are. Globally, migrations fulfil different needs: economic, social, or political, and allow societies to assimiliate and forge heterogenous identities. A plural society needs to be mature, responsible, and should legislate mechanisms to avoid the neglect and demonisation … Continue reading Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

The use of mass scale as well as individuated surveillance to respond to Covid-19 pandemic has been a serious cause of concern. It has also exposed the underlying fault lines within the debate on surveillance and privacy. Unlike conventional cases of political surveillance of citizens, the deployment of surveillance for the purposes of public health … Continue reading Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online