One of the ways in which the Government of India censors the web is by asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites for its users. Following from the provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, website blocking in India can be opaque and executive-driven. There are no guidelines on the the … Continue reading Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #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
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 … Continue reading Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020
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
This 3rd June 2019 #mondayfixgoa, we will discuss about the spectrum of democracy and political thoughts. Mr Sujay Gupta, Consulting Editor, Herald Newspapers, will moderate this discussion about issues of participatory vs. procedural democracy and constitutional rights. Participants are Piyush Ranjan (Ph.D/ International Relations/ JNU), Ankit (Post Grad, Patna Medical College), Akash (Post Grad, Labour … Continue reading The New Normal | Discussion on Democratic Thoughts | 3rd June, 7.30 pm, 6 Assagao
“THE SECOND FOUNDATION”. Alternative futures India may have after 2019 based on analysis of India’s past by advocate Shriniwas Khalap. Advocate for Union of India, State of Maharashtra and State of Goa in Supreme Court of India.
She was awarded the 2012 Karmaveer Purashkar for the international campaign launched from London against mining in Goa.