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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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File Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India
by Ankan Barman published Jun 03, 2021 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Between Platform and Pandemic: Migrants in India's Gig Economy
by Kaarika Das and Srravya C published Dec 06, 2021 — filed under: , , , , ,
In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the central government announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020.
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Blog Entry Datafication of the Public Distribution System in India
by Sameet Panda published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Aug 09, 2022 08:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this study, we look into the datafication of social protection schemes with a special focus on the Public Distribution System in India. Proponents of datafication claim that the benefits will reach the right person and curb leakages through the automation and digitisation of all PDS processes. Aadhaar is the most important link in the datafication; supporters claim that it makes technology people-centric. This study looks at the status of PDS datafication and its impact on the delivery of the scheme in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. We also try to understand to what extent the stated objective of portability has been met and how far the challenges faced by the rights holders of the PDS have been resolved.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: People Like Us
by Nishant Shah published Dec 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
How the algorithm decides what you see on your timeline. If you have been hanging out on social media, there is one thing you can’t have escaped — a filter bubble. Be it demonetisation and its discontents, the fake news stories that seem to have ruined the US election, or the eternal conflict about the nature of Indian politics, your timeline must have been filled largely by people who think like you.
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Blog Entry Digital transitions in the newsroom: How are Indian language papers adapting differently?
by Zeenab Aneez published Jan 16, 2017 last modified Feb 03, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
In a new report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Centre for Internet and Society, Zeenab Aneez explores how Indian newsrooms are adapting their workflow and processes to cater to an increasing digital audience and the implications these changes have on how journalists produce news.
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Blog Entry Ethics and Human Rights Guidelines for Big Data for Development Research
by Amber Sinha, Manjri Singh, Rajashri Seal, Pranav Bhaskar Tiwari, Pranav M Bidare published May 19, 2020 last modified May 20, 2020 07:56 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is a four-part review of guideline documents for ethics and human rights in big data for development research. This research was produced as part of the Big Data for Development network supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada
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Learning through Archives: A Colloquium on Digital Scholarship
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 last modified Nov 05, 2016 11:27 AM — filed under: ,
FLAME University had invited Centre for Internet & Society to join a colloquium to delve into the opportunities and challenges of digital studies in India, with particular emphasis on pedagogy and the archive.
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Blog Entry Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report
by Kaarika Das and Srravya C published Jan 04, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
Gig workers working for on-demand platform services have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Blog Entry P.P. Sneha - Mapping Digital Humanities in India
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Dec 30, 2016 last modified Dec 31, 2016 05:56 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
It gives us great pleasure to publish the second title of the CIS Papers series. This report by P.P. Sneha comes out of an extended research project supported by the Kusuma Trust. The study undertook a detailed mapping of digital practices in arts and humanities scholarship, both emerging and established, in India. Beginning with an understanding of Digital Humanities as a 'found term' in the Indian context, the study explores the discussion and debate about the changes in humanities practice, scholarship and pedagogy that have come about with the digital turn. Further it inquires about the spaces and roles of digital technologies in the humanities, and by extension in the arts, media, and creative practice today; transformations in the objects and methods of study and practice in these spaces; and the shifts in the imagination of the ‘digital’ itself, and its linkages with humanities practices.
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