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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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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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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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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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.

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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…

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You Don’t Belong – Screening

‘You Don’t Belong’ traces the journey of a song from the margins into the urban ‘popular’ mainstream which is placed in the larger narratives of myth and memory, folk and copyright, home and migration, writer and composer. Disparate artists are bound together in this film in the quest for the elusive author of the song “Laal Pahari”.

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Presentation/ The Last Wave/ Pankaj Sekhsaria

Pankaj Sekhsaria is a member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh where he works on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also edits the bi-monthly newsletter, the Protected Area Update. He is a freelance journalist, photographer and author, most recently, of The Last Wave – an island novel, a story based in the Andaman Islands.

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Films against stigma: Screening & Conversations

Talking about mental health issues to others can feel shameful, boring, selfish and burdensome. Those going through depression, addictions, bi-polar or other debilitating conditions often face much shame and stigma from society in general. Many people seem almost embarrassed to admit that they need help and support, thinking it’s a weakness; whilst others think that having a mental health problem is something that happens to other people who are often perceived to be unstable and disturbed. There is a lot of prejudice, ignorance, fear and discrimination about mental health as it is usually dealt with behind closed doors; when it should be spoken about as openly as all health issues, so that the root causes can be addressed as a community.

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