Role of humour and social commentary in a democracy | Madri Kakoti with Sujay Gupta

Humour and social commentary are an integral tool in distilling politics and issues in general. It speaks of an ability to self-reflect, appreciate the fallibility of humans, and engage across the faultlines by building bridges. To elaborate on that point, we have with us this Mondayfixgoa, Madri Kakoti, the neighbourhood teacher, in conversation with Sujay…

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Silence in C+ve : Live Music and the Pandemic- A Conversation #mondayfixgoa Nov 2nd 7.30 pm

This #mondayfixgoa we are bringing together a panel to discuss the present and post pandemic situations of the Music industry. Vinesh Iyer (Co Founder – Art Escape, The Live Music Project, Inspire Trust) will be in conversation with Saxophonist Jarryd Rodrigues and Musician/ Entrepreneur/ Architect Buland Shukla. Jarryd comes from a family of musicians, such…

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The Queers Have Landed: A Discussion on ‘Queeristan’ 19th October 2020 7.30 pm

“The Queers Have Landed: A Discussion on ‘Queeristan’” https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88137252813 Parmesh Shahani, Dhamini Ratnam and Arvind Narrain in conversation with Alok Hisarwala. Barely a month and a half way away from the 2nd Anniversary of Navtej (the Indian queer rights decision), we bring you an exciting panel reflecting back and also forward, onto the queer movement.…

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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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Living Heritage Tree Tagging App Launch 2nd October 2020 7.30 pm

Rapid urbanisation has made it critical for us to conserve the environment, now more than ever. Accountability is the need of the hour and creating a database of all the trees ought to be a good start. The Living Heritage App is the way forward as it enables you to geo-tag trees, do health checks…

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In Conversation with Artists at Risk (AR) #mondayfixgoa Sept 28th 2020 7.30 pm

Artists, writers, curators, critics and scholars are targets of politically motivated threats and persecution in great parts of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has been worsened by increased government control and curbs on free speech and artistic expression. The need to protect artists – and their art as a form of political protest and dissent…

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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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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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Distress. Anger. Rebellion. Talk by Sudeep Chakravarti | 7.30 pm, online, 6th July #mondayfixgoa 2020

A discussion on conflict & conflict resolution in a post-Covid India

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Screening | We Have Not Come Here To Die |At Kokum and Sadhana Dell ‘Arte on Jan 17th, 2019, 6.30 pm onwards.

On January 17th 2016 a Dalit, Phd research scholar, and activist Rohith Vemula unable to bear the persecution from a partisan University administration and dominant caste Hindu supremacists hung himself in one of the most prestigious universities in India. His suicide note, which argued against the “value of a man being reduced to his immediate identity” galvanized student politics in India. Over the last year thousands of students all over the country have broken the silence around their experiences of caste discrimination in Universities and have started a powerful anti-caste movement. The film attempts to track this historic movement that is changing the conversation on caste in India.

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