Reading the Ramayana by moonlight | A conversation

Join us on Mondayfix when Imran Ali Khan talks to Arshia Sattar about the Ramayana, her translation of the Valmiki text first published in the 1990s and the complexities of reading this story in the 21st century. Arshia will speak about the process of translating a text that has come to mean different things at…

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Empty Nets and Barren Beds | A conversation | Vikram Doctor with Dr. Aaron Savio Lobo | 14th September 7.30 pm

We have two interesting speakers this #mondayfixgoa to converse on how the changing nature of seafood consumption, particularly in tourist destinations like Goa, is changing our environment and the future of our food. Speakers: Vikram Doctor is a journalist with the Economic Times. He writes features, mostly on material culture in India and with a…

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The People’s Biodiversity Register (Goa) – Hycintha Aguiar | #mondayfixgoa 7.30 pm | 7th September 2020

Goa has a People’s Biodiversity Register that contains detailed information about local biological resources along with the medicinal and other traditional knowledge associated with them. Preparing these registers is mandated under India’s Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules, 2004. Being a qualified Zoologist and the Chairperson of the Biodiversity Management Committee of VP Goltim Navelim…

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At 6 Assagao, for the first time, I found Goa’s different worlds intersecting – artists talking to activists, social scientists talking to entrepreneurs, new age spiritual practitioners talking to Goan locals – and engaging with each other through stimulating, productive conversations.

Christopher Rego, Creative Director, Paani Foundation

The free but misunderstood Street Dogs of Goa – Adv Norma Alvares & Dr Karlette Fernandes | #mondayfixgoa | 31.8 7.30 pm

What many of us call stray, the law recognises as ‘street’ dogs. The colonial policy – which we followed, recommended catching and killing them en masse, until the law was changed in 2001 with the implementation of the Animal Birth Control Rules. Norma and Karlette have been on the frontline of the very heated street dog debates in Goa, and in this session they debunk some deeply held beliefs and hopefully show us a way forward of peaceful coexistence.

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100 years of Pandit Ravi Shankar -a presentation by S Kalidas | #mondayfixgoa 24.08 | 7.30 pm

To celebrate the centenary year of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth, musicologist and arts writer S Kalidas will make a presentation on the life and music of this global Indian genius whom he calls the Tansen of our times.

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The Life of Steve Siqueira – in conversation with Naresh Fernandes | #mondayfixgoa 17.08 | 7.30 pm

The Goan Afrikander who became a musician during the transitional age from jazz to rock. Naresh Fernandes and Steve Siqueira, through music, will take us through jazz history and the role Goan musicians played.

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A discussion on Mollem | The art of destruction | 10th August Monday 7.30 pm

A panel discussion on the Mollem issue, with reference to the three proposed projects and their attendant environmental, ecological, social, economic and entomological affects on large areas contained in the Mollem National Park and the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

Using the journey of the migrant fishworker -someone who travels to Goa for ten months of the year and expends his labour on the mechanised boat- this talk will explore some of the aspects of Goa’s relationship with fishing industry.

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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.

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