Arpita Das Ribeiro of Yoda Press, A Talk. Design Centre, Alto Porvorim, March 31st, 6 pm

We are glad to announce that Yoda Press http://www.yodapress.co.in founder Arpita Das Ribeiro will be with us for a conversation this *Wednessday March 31st 6 pm *at Design Centre, Porvorim to tell us about her/ their story, the creative and alternative processes that helps non mainstream publishing houses stand firm and produce relevant books on…

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Premier | Goenchi Maati Movement film, at Design Centre, Porvorim, 6 pm, March 18th 2021

Film by Living Heritage Foundation.Directed by Marc Francis & Mohan Kumar MochiPremiere by Thus.Hosted by Design Center “Goenchi Mati: A new perspective on mining in Goa” Directed by Marc Francis and Mohan Kumar Mochi, this 43 minute film includes notable figures such as Raju Nayak, editor – Lokmat, Haresh Melwani – mine owner & Late…

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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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Wiki World : A glimpse into the fascinating world of wiki editors- 20th year of Wikipedia – 15th February 2021 7.30 pm

Wikipedia is ranked between the fifth to 15th most-visited websites in the world – a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. This year we celebrate Wikipedia’s 20th birthday. Now Wikipedia has over 100,000 active volunteers working in 270 languages. Frederick Noronha is once the…

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What is The Republic | A Discussion – Jan 25th 7.30 pm

Albertina Almeida, Miguel Braganza and Saidutt Kamat in a free wheeling discussion about what Federalism and Republic means to them, on the eve of Republic Day. Albertina Almeida is a human rights activist, a Goa-based lawyer practicing for the last 30 years and an independent researcher and she writes regularly for the local press and…

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Citizen Outsider | January 18th 2021 Monday 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

Can you be an outsider in our own country? Article 19 (1) (d) of the Indian Constitution guarantees each Indian citizen ‘the right to move freely throughout the territory of India’. Does the idea of a single citizenship attached to the federal republic of India allow an equal claim over the cultural and natural resources…

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Blackness in Brown Spaces : A Discussion 4th Jan 7.30 pm 2021

Indian society conflates different forms of prejudices and discriminations relating to skin, colour, race, caste and class, and their interrelationship with each other. Consequently, frequent acts and events of individual and collective violence against the ‘other’, across the country, lead to public humiliation, shame and torture. We seek to bring under the lens – ‘blackness’…

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Movements Unplugged : A Conversation – 28th December 2020, 7.30 pm #mondayfixgoa

In ‘Movements Unplugged’, we intend to discuss a characteristic feature of many contemporary movements across the globe: their non-party horizontalist character. They often appear as ‘movements without leaders’, viral in nature, and are difficult for governments to deal with precisely because of that. The recent anti-CAA/NRC movement and the ongoing farmers’ struggle in India add…

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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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