Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020

Online platforms, particularly social media, operate as the new ‘public squares’. They play an increasingly critical role in shaping the public sphere and redefining democratic participation, through the enforcement of privatized content censorship, filtration and other forms of content moderation practices. This talk looks at the role of platforms in mediating online speech, and how … Continue reading Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020

Post Covid Environment, talk by Vimlendu Jha

India’s environment during and after Covid – A mirage or hope for future. Covid has caused unprecedented economic and social misery, pushing millions round the world to poverty and starvation, along with anxiety around health and safety. In these difficult and uncertain times, one thing that has found a fresh lease of life is our … Continue reading Post Covid Environment, talk by Vimlendu Jha

Social Media Networks and Production of Discourses, May 11th

Social media is simultaneously reviled and celebrated for its role in social movements and public discourse. It is as much an enabler as it is a hindrance to the democratic engagement of voices. With a vast possibility of outcomes, and given its impact on the nation’s destiny, social media networks have not yet been given … Continue reading Social Media Networks and Production of Discourses, May 11th

Migration issues | Social inclusion

Migrations are a social need across the world. Social integration and inclusive growth contributes to the development of a society /state /nation. Asif Hussain, Secretary, Centre for Study of Philosophy and Humanities, Goa, will tell us about this inclusive society. He mentions that a plural society needs to be mature and responsible and formulate mechanisms … Continue reading Migration issues | Social inclusion

Data Republic | Talk by Srinivas Kodali | #mondayfixgoa at hasgeek.com | 7.30 pm, April 20th, 2020

Duration- 30 minutes Q&A – 10 minutes Talk by – Srinivas Kodali – an independent researcher working on data and the internet. The Economic Survey of 2019’s proposal for the government is to sell citizen data to the private sector, treating data as public good without defining ownership of data. There, India’s chief economic adviser … Continue reading Data Republic | Talk by Srinivas Kodali | #mondayfixgoa at hasgeek.com | 7.30 pm, April 20th, 2020

Veg, non-veg & semi-veg | Talk by Vikram Doctor, 16th March 2020, 6 Assagao,7.30 pm

#mondayfixgoa 16th Mar, 7.30 pm | Food is becoming an increasingly contested area in India, in particular the divide between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. As this debate, like so many others, gets increasingly polarised it is pushing food habits increasingly apart, with both sides becoming increasingly vehement in their rationales and recipes. This talk looks … Continue reading Veg, non-veg & semi-veg | Talk by Vikram Doctor, 16th March 2020, 6 Assagao,7.30 pm

The Art of Listening- Western Classical Music Appreciation Workshop | Reis Magos fort, March 15th Sunday, 11 am- 6 pm

Reis Magos Fort and Thus. presents The Art of Listening – a western classical music appreciation workshop by Santanu Datta at Reis Magos Fort on 15th March 2020, 11 am to 6 pm. An interactive session covering the fundamentals of mindful listening in the context of Western Art Music. The workshop is open to all … Continue reading The Art of Listening- Western Classical Music Appreciation Workshop | Reis Magos fort, March 15th Sunday, 11 am- 6 pm