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Blog Entry 'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri Trans Woman Recounts Her Ongoing Lockdown Ordeal
by Santa Khurai published Jun 22, 2020 last modified Jun 22, 2020 11:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
"My life and work in Bengaluru came to an abrupt halt with the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown this March. We no longer had jobs and were forced to plan our departure from the city." -- As told to Santa Khurai, Manipur-based queer and Nupi Manbi activist, artist and writer. Compiled by Aayush Rathi, a cisgender, heterosexual man, and researcher with Centre for Internet and Society, India. This account is part of an ongoing CIS research project on gender, welfare and surveillance in India, and is supported by Privacy International, UK.
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Blog Entry A Compilation of Research on the Gig Economy
by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 19, 2020 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Over the past year, researchers at CIS have been studying gig economies and gig workers in India. Their work has involved consultative discussions with domestic workers, food delivery workers, taxi drivers, trade union leaders, and government representatives to document the state of gig work in India, and highlight the concerns of gig workers. The imposition of a severe lockdown in India in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 has left gig workers in precarious positions. Without the privilege of social distancing, these workers are having to contend with a drastic reduction in income, while also placing themselves at heightened health risks.
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A History of Transparency, Politics and Information Technologies in India
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2011 last modified Aug 03, 2011 09:59 AM — filed under:
In this blog post, Zainab Bawa reviews the different spectrums of information, transparency and politics.
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Blog Entry A Question of Digital Humanities
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Nov 16, 2015 last modified Jun 30, 2016 05:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called 'mapping digital humanities in India', this enquiry began with the term 'digital humanities' itself, as a 'found' name for which one needs to excavate some meaning, context, and location in India at the present moment. Instead of importing this term to describe practices taking place in this country - especially when the term itself is relatively unstable and undefined even in the Anglo-American context - what I chose to do was to take a few steps back, and outline a few questions/conflicts that the digital practitioners in arts and humanities disciplines are grappling with. The final report of this study will be published serially. This is the second among seven sections.
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An Introduction to the Chinese Wikipedia
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 08, 2009 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:32 AM — filed under:
A talk at CIS by Ting Chen, a Trustee on the Wikimedia Board, about the Chinese edition of Wikipedia
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Blog Entry Announcing Selected Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 13, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
We published a Call for Researchers on January 10, 2020, to invite applications from researchers interested in writing a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that people of LGBTHIAQ+ and gender non-conforming identities and sexual orientations are put under as they seek sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. We received 29 applications from over 10 locations in India in response to the call, and are truly overwhelmed by and grateful for this interest and support. We eventually selected applications by 3 researchers that we felt aligned best with the specific objectives of the project. Please find below brief profile notes of the selected researchers.
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Blog Entry Anushree Gupta - Ladies ‘Log’: Women’s Safety and Risk Transfer in Ridehailing
by Anushree Gupta published Jan 01, 2020 last modified May 19, 2020 06:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Working in the gig-economy has been associated with economic vulnerabilities. However, there are also moral and affective vulnerabilities as workers find their worth measured everyday by their performance of—and at—work and in every interaction and movement. This essay by Anushree Gupta is the third among a series of writings by researchers associated with the 'Mapping Digital Labour in India' project at the CIS, supported by the Azim Premji University, that were published on the Platypus blog of the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC). The essay is edited by Noopur Raval, who co-led the project concerned.
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April 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 29, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 10:45 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage:
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April 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2012 — filed under: , , , , , ,
In this issue of our newsletter, we bring you updates of our latest research, event reports, videos, news and media coverage during the month of April 2012:
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Blog Entry Archive and Access: Call for Review
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 18, 2010 last modified Dec 14, 2012 12:15 PM — filed under:
The Archive and Access research project by Rochelle Pinto, Aparna Balachandran and Abhijit Bhattacharya is a part of the Researchers @ Work Programme at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. The project that attempts to look at the ways in which the notion of the archive, the role of the archivist and the relationship between the state and private archives that has undergone a transition with the emergence of Internet technologies in India has been put up for public review.
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