A slew of mobile apps were released by different government bodies in India as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. State and UT governments released apps for the purposes of quarantine management, ensuring compliance to quarantine rules, providing healthcare information and updates, and so on. Public health being a subject on the State List, the … Continue reading Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa
“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 … Continue reading Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020
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 … Continue reading Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online
India’s environment during and after Covid – A mirage or hope for future. Covid has caused unprecedented economic and social misery, pushing millions round the world to poverty and starvation, along with anxiety around health and safety. In these difficult and uncertain times, one thing that has found a fresh lease of life is our … Continue reading Post Covid Environment, talk by Vimlendu Jha
The Pleasure Project brings to you new research on ‘Sex Education in the Digital Era’ by the Institute of Development Studies and Love Matters. The research highlights how young people urgently need access to new types of digital sex education environments that are realistic, emotionally attuned, non-judgmental and open to the messages they themselves create.
Sanjoy Hazarika has just taken over as Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), having earlier set up the first Centre for North East Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and the innovative C-NES which runs the pioneering boat clinics of Assam in partnership with the National Health Mission, reaching over 4 lakh persons with health care esp vulnerable women and children on islands in the Brahmaputra river.
‘Brokering News- Media, Money and Middlemen’ shows us the nexus of Government, Corporates and Media. Director Umesh Aggarwal points out the increasing public disenchantment, not just with its shrillness, but with its core value – integrity. Journalism is up for sale and selling of editorial space has become both blatant and institutionalised and neither the print nor the electronic media are immune to the malaise.
We will be screening Stalin K’s revealing documentary on caste issues – ‘ India Untouched’. He will address the audience after the show.
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.
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 … Continue reading Crisis of Democracy and Development: A talk by Sudeep Chakravarti