The ancestral village of Kamala Harris, US Vice President-elect, erupted in celebrations hailing her victory in the US presidential election. The residents of the village have been showcasing a lot of love and support as they even performed a special puja earlier to show their support for her campaign. Feature Picture Credit: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/kamala-harris-south-india-joy-daughter-of-our-village)

With Diwali being just around the corner, many brands are making sure that they are able to add some positivity through their communications. We have put together a list of few interesting ads that are currently grabbing people’s attention

Many authors have tried to define culture. Varnum and Grossmann synthesize these definitions and state that culture is “a shared set of ideas, norms, and behaviors common to a group of people inhabiting a geographic location”1. This suggests that culture can have multiple levels as there can be different groups with different beliefs. Nonetheless, in … Read more

Recently, Instagram launched its own short video feature called Reels in India. It lets users create videos on the app, add creative filters, music. Reels can be shared with friends or anyone on Instagram. India is the fourth country where this new Instagram video format is being tested. The views in this article are of the … Read more

As per a survey conducted by the Limelight Networks it was identified that Indians are watching the most online content per day during the ongoing pandemic globally The views in this article are of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of the institute.

Prof. Julien Cayla, Prof. Rajesh Nanarpuzha, and Prof. Tanvi Gupta spoke at a webinar conducted by IIM Udaipur’s U Forum on August 2nd, 2020. While discussing the relevance of thick data, Prof. Julien Cayla also talked about the genesis of his idea for the Consumer Culture Lab. Watch the recording of the webinar below.

Why is Thick Data Important for Consumer Research in India? Consumption is a part of life and thus cannot be explored in a detached and isolated manner. People are living slices of their lives while interacting with products offered to them by marketers. As consumer researchers, we need to understand how products can be meaningfully … Read more

Axone Axone is a film that was released on 12th June, 2020. The film depicts the events of a single day in the lives of a few northeastern people living in Delhi. The views in this article are of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of the institute.

Beauty is an important concept in Indian consumerism, making India one of the biggest markets for beauty products in the world. Within the Indian beauty market, one of the highest selling products are skin fairness creams. The notion of beauty is heavily influenced by culture. Fair skin is synonymous to the Indian notion of beauty. … Read more

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