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Date & Time

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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Researcher Siddharth Chakravarty and anthropologist & researcher Vani Sreekanta exchange notes on their most recent visit to West Bengal post the lifting of the lockdown. They talk about complexities of food habits, food production, policies that govern the ecologically sensitive areas of the Mangroves, coastal mechanisation, gender politics and the politics of migrating fishing workers and labour.

This wide ranging conversation mulls over the role of the researcher and the engagement, intervention and impact on their subjects.


Siddharth Chakravarty

Siddharth Chakravarty is an independent researcher interested in the encounters between land-based policy-making and the biophysical properties of the oceans. He is interested in fish as they shape and are shaped by processes of territory-making, resource-sharing and trans-boundary migration. He is on Instagram at @Oceanbanter and on email at oceanbanter@gmail.com

Vani Sreekanta


Vani Sreekanta is an independent researcher interested in the complex enmeshment of human and more-than human systems. She also likes to think about the roles networks and collaborations play in building more representative, participatory research. She has worked in environmental conservation for nearly a decade and is currently involved with a transdisciplinary collaboratory called the Southern Collective. She was recently adopted by a dog and she’s probably thinking about him right now. She tweets @vanisreekanta and you can find the Southern Collective @SouthCollect