The word intimacy was first used in the English dictionary in 1632. Since then the word has gone through its own tumultuous journey. Over centuries, its meaning has evolved and branched out acquiring newer dimensions. “Intimacy has traditionally been fixed in the realm of the private and the personal and viewed as physical contact within … Read more
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 the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, people’s lives across the globe turned upside down. Many professions and industries found themselves unprepared to adapt to this new lifestyle and struggled to find their place in this new way of being. Even for the qualitative researchers, there was an immediate pressure to adapt to this new … Read more
During an Instagram Live session, popular Punjabi and Bollywood singer, actor Diljit Dosanjh had an interesting ‘clash’ with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. The video showed the hilarious exchange that followed between the two as Diljit repeatedly kept asking Alexa to play his latest track. It immediately became viral and has received over 2.5 million views. … Read more
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
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