With the increasing penetration of internet and smartphones in rural India the last few years, we notice a substantial increase in people’s engagement with them. As the internet makes inroads into the previously untouched parts of the country, we also witness a surge not only in consumption, but also in content creation. A consequence of … Read more

In the past decade, a number of anthropologists have provided fascinating insights into people’s digital behaviour. People have been increasingly using the internet for a varied number of reasons such as to socialize, consume and produce knowledge, for entertainment, work etc. Moreover, the pandemic further accelerated our usage of the digital. Even in India, as … 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 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

With the onset of Covid-19 a few months back, the world around us changed in ways we had never imagined. In one way or another, people witnessed almost every aspect of their life undergoing a transformation. Like many other countries, India too began to observe a lockdown from mid-march. However, India’s lockdown was much more … Read more

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

Food blogger Gaurav Wasan, highlighted the plight of an elderly couple who are selling fresh food in South Delhi. He made a video in which the elderly man was teary-eyed while narrating the financial plight he was going through with the business slowing down. The video went viral instantly with people sharing it on their … Read more

Tanishq released an advertisement on October 9; the ad features a Muslim family preparing for an upcoming baby shower for their Hindu daughter-in-law. However, the ad was later pulled down by the company after the social media outrage it received from a section of the society. The views in this article are of the author(s), … Read more

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

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