Wiki World : A glimpse into the fascinating world of wiki editors- 20th year of Wikipedia – 15th February 2021 7.30 pm

Wikipedia is ranked between the fifth to 15th most-visited websites in the world – a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. This year we celebrate Wikipedia’s 20th birthday. Now Wikipedia has over 100,000 active volunteers working in 270 languages. Frederick Noronha is once the…

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The Journey of Fado | Sonia Shirsat with Fernanda Maciel – Feb 8th, 7.30 pm, 2021

Fado is the traditional folk music from Portugal, usually characterised by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. The Portuguese Guitar (an ethnic instrument which resembles more the mandolin than the contemporary guitar) is the main accompanying instrument…

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State of The Arts | A Discussion #mondayfixgoa 1st Feb, 7.30 pm 2021

Rashmi Dhanwani (Art X Company) will be in conversation this #mondayfixgoa with Nupura Hautamaki (Gypsy Gigs) Sapna Shahani (Blurb), and Vijaya Josephine Pais (Offbeat Goa), to discuss the Taking the Temperature report. The group will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the local creative economy in Goa, based on the insights from the report and…

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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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