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
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
BOHECO stands at the forefront of the Hemp industry in India in pursuit of receiving it’s 3rd license followed by India’s first ever medical cannabis license received in Jammu and its second license in Uttarakhand for industrial hemp, both in partnership with government institutes.
There is a need to question this widely accepted building material, cement and assess how this deeply affects the small scale building industries that are dying. Local economies that once made a village or a town self-sustainable are being destroyed. This talk is about the power of humble local materials as alternatives to cement, with examples and stories of natural buildings.
Presentation by Ravi Mariwala | http://www.smaartwater.com/ Water is life. It nourishes us, it cleans us and sustains us. It keeps our communities healthy, our cities running and our economies growing. It is the thread that weaves together our daily lives. Water is a cup of tea, the vegetable market, the increase in exports and the … Continue reading Paradigms and Paradoxes: Stories of Water from Bharat to Goa|6 Assagao, 2nd April, 2018, 8 pm onwards
She will talk about her interest in propelling the human race towards sustainable development and her vision of a desirable future state in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the “integrity, stability and beauty” of natural biotic systems.