Cows, Cars, Collisions – A discussion on the problem of abandoned Cows on Goa’s roads #mondayfixgoa 16th Nov 7.30 pm

No drive through Goa these days seems to happen without close encounters of the bovine kind. It may seem cute at first, but it is actually very dangerous. 100s of cows, including young, newly born calves, end up at shelters across Goa after being run over by cars. Many die a painful death. The cows…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

“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…

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Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

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…

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