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 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

Visuals by Srinidhi Chandrashekar, with inputs from Rupali Kapoor and Tanvi Gupta. About the author Srinidhi Chandrashekar is an intern at the Consumer Culture Lab. She is currently pursuing her master’s in design at NID, Gandhinagar. From advertising to design, she believes that her work has journeyed from communicating to users to understanding users, and … 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

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

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

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

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.

Masaba Masaba is an Indian web television series based on the life of Masaba Gupta. It is a part reality and part fiction series. The series gained a lot of positive reviews for being able to portray the complex realities of many Indian women. The views in this article are of the author(s), and do … Read more

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