Coastal Coalamity | A discussion on Coal infrastructure from East and West of India.

With Brototi Roy, Abhijit Prabhudesai, Patrick Oskarsson and Pooja Kumar, Moderator Nihar Gokhale

Coal on the coast : Coastal Coalimity

Perspectives on coal infrastructure from east and west coast of India

Coal-based projects are threatening India’s coastline and its people. In Goa, the government wants to expand the import and movement of coking coal for the steel industry. In Chennai, coal-fired thermal plants and coal-handling ports have taken over coastal wetlands and choked the air.

Join us for a discussion on these cases and what they mean for our coastlines and our future.

Patrik Oskarsson is Associate Professor and Vice Head of Division at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His teaching and research is on resource politics. His present research examines coal mining and land use in ongoing energy expansions in India.

Brototi Roy is a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she is a part of the Environmental Justice Atlas team. Her research focuses on environmental justice movements in India against coal, using political ecology and ecological economics framework. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics. 

Abhijit Prabhudesai, Activist, Goyant Kollso Naka

Pooja Kumar is a Researcher with the Coastal Resource Centre, Chennai. She works on issues of Land Rights, Coastal Zone Management and Environmental Justice issues in Tamilnadu.

Moderator Nihar Gokhale is Associate Editor at Land Conflict Watch, an independent network of researchers and journalists documenting land conflicts in India. He has been a journalist for close to a decade and has written about environmental regulation, property rights and resource governance.

Tech + Design @palebluedotgoa with @hisarwalla Solidarity @ecoposro and @ediblearchives

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Tech + Design @palebluedotgoa with @hisarwalla

Solidarity @ecoposro and @ediblearchives

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Photography Exhibition: Life in troubled waters, 7th Feb – 5th March, Reis Magos Fort, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm


Reis Magos Fort invites you to Life in Troubled Waters a photography exhibition by Selvaprakash Lakshmanan.
Opening on the 7th February 2020, 7 pm onward. The exhibition will go on from 8th February 2020 to 5th March 2020. It is open to public from 9.30 am to 5 pm (Monday Closed).

This exhibition is part of a project Selvaprakash has been working on for the last ten years, which explores the effects of climate change and development on India’s coastline. The images highlight the extraordinary natural beauty and uniqueness of the Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and West Bengal’s seafronts.

Selvaprakash is an independent Bangalore based photographer who has been widely published in the NY Times, Forbes, and Der Spiegel as well as many other leading newspapers and magazines in India.

There would be more events specially organized during the event. The details are as below:

12 Feb: a talk by Pantaleao Fernandes on ‘The dying professions of Goa due to modernism’
13 – 15 Feb: Photography Workshop by Selvaprakash Lakshmanan
15 & 16 Feb: Photoshop Workshop by Rajkishor Chauhan
19 Feb: a Film screening of Granary of Salcete by Vince Costa
26 Feb: a by Olencio Simoes about ‘Climate change’
5 March: Astronomy session ‘The talking sky’ by the Association of Friends of Astronomy

For any further details/registration call: +919673935195

CRZ Draft Notification | Key Factors|6 Assagao, 8-10 pm, June 25th, 2018


Goa’s Green Brigade will highlight the controversial CRZ Draft Notification 2018 and it’s impact on Goa’s coastlines. Dr. Antonio Mascarenhas, Marine Scientist formerly working with the National Institute of Oceanography, India will do the presentation on the implications of the said draft notification. Avertino Miranda, senior journalist and coordinator of Goa Green Brigade will speak on the devastation caused to Goa’s coastline with current laws and policies.

This is a donation based event. There will be North Eastern Food.

Post event –

Antonio Mascarenhas #Thus. Cause n Effect of #Goa‘s #CRZamendment was a sobering moment
The good scientist talks of our coastline degradation along with best practise remedials : which would be excellent to push for a public participation way❤️

Simple 1 : putting up simple wooden fences in the sand
Complicated 1 : getting #GoaGovt to care😂sucky policy makers😴they need to do MUCH MORE 4 Goa
🙏🙏Avertino Miranda🙏🙏for making this possible
Nilankur Das for creating a space that’s AwesomE💋#Thus.

The presentation of Dr Antonio Mascarenhas –

Z Assagao June2018