State of the Nation – looking for light at the end of the tunnel – with Teesta Setalvad + Claude Alvares + Miguel Braganza, 5th October 2020 7.30 pm

CAA, EIA, Farmers’ Bills, Ayodhya Verdict(s), Hathras Rape, COVID-19 and the overall economic collapse… We will discuss – Increasing Radicalisation Strong Centre versus State Rift American style corporatisation of policies only to benefit the rich. Dilution of Judiciary and all “due process” for example EIA ON ground: increase in violence either by state or empowered…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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Crisis of Democracy and Development: A talk by Sudeep Chakravarti

Sudeep Chakravarti is the author of critically acclaimed books – “Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite country”, “Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land” and recent “Clear Hold Build: Hard Lessons of Business and Human Rights in India”. He began his career in The Asian Wall Street Journal and held senior positions at Sunday, India Today…

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