Socio-Economic Transformation

India is in the midst of a transformation. Spurred on by the economic liberalisation in the 1990s, the country has gradually moved ahead on a path of industrial and technological modernisation and a further integration into the global markets. The rise of the middle class has challenged existing traditions and values. Urban areas have become the hub of employment and witnessed social progression, triggering an ever-growing migration towards cities. The thrust for modernisation as well as burgeoning household consumption, over the years, have pushed up the demand for electricity, whose production has mostly been based on fossil fuels, creating social and environmental problems. Consequently, today, the numbers of young Indians that want a future based on new technologies and ideas is steadily on the rise. Furthermore, digitalisation is disrupting old business models and traditions, and new ways of living are emerging.

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Events

Monday, 22.02.2021 | Event

Pandemics, Climate Crisis and Mother Tongues

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Teaser: The diversity of languages spoken by humans around the world is a reflection of the endless possibilities that we can naturally create for…


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Thursday, 07.01.2021 | Event

Not Just Roads – A sensory immersion into urban transformations shaping in the peripheries of Delhi

Photo credit: Nitin Bathla & Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou

How to portray the massive transformations shaping up in the extended urbanisation of Indian cities through a film? Is a film on this subject even…


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Thursday, 22.10.2020 | Event

Not Just Roads

Not Just Roads is a documentary film about prevailing infrastructure building practices in India, which are connecting the nation through a…


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Publications

Eckstein, Iona; Mawii, Zothan

Workplace monitoring: data collection practices and emerging risks for low wage workers in India

NewDelhi, 2020

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Gurumurthy, Anita; Chami, Nandini; Sanjay, Sadhana

The gig is up! Worker rights for digital day labour in India

NewDelhi, 2020

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Aneja, Urvashi; Chamuah, Angelina; Reddy K, Abishek

Artificial Intelligence and Democracy

NewDelhi, 2020

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