Stranded Marine Animals | A conversation #mondayfixgoa 28th June 7.30 pm

The dazzling Goan coastline is also a tragic site for stranded – often sick, injured or dead – marine animals like dolphins, porpoise and turtles. Ever since 2017, through a concerted coordinated network, these incidents are being recorded, researched and the stranded animals being rescued and treated. Please join us on a panel with members…

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The ‘invisible’ virus and a vanishing Democracy | 7.30 pm, May 17th, 2021, #mondayfixgoa

Please join us for a conversation with Dr Abhay Shukla of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan https://phmindia.org on how COVID has exposed our crumbling health care system, without a strong ‘universal access to health’ mandate, made worse by a non-democratic political climate of administration. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsc-igpjwvE9GSOnPYBPSGxqWlWvjX5KcW After registering, you will receive…

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The Good Girls | A conversation with Sonia Faleiro, March 8th 2021 7.30 pm

“Suno, listen I have something to tell you.” A discussion online #mondayfixgoa with @sonia.faleiro on “The Good Girls” (Penguin, 2021), her latest investigative work chronicling the after life of the 2014 death of Padma and Lalli, the inseparable teenage cousins from rural Uttar Pradesh, narrating a system of decay and indifference. This is a joint…

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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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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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Web Censorship in India -Gurshabad Grover | #mondayfixgoa, 29.06 7:30 pm

The legal background of website blocking in India
Different techniques used by Indian ISPs to censor websites | Empirical data on whether ISPs are blocking the same websites. | The talk will also explore the legal and policy implications on online freedom of expression and net neutrality in India.

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Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

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…

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