A methodological note on field work & research

On conducting research in development sector and doing field work it appears that there are divergent views on how a question of interest (enquiry) should be pursued. These academic concerns - epistemological and ontological, were clearly unknown to us in our comapny where we have done contract research for small businesses, funding agencies and NGOs. … Continue reading A methodological note on field work & research

Engaging Modern Indian Political Thought – A discussion

'The problem with Indian scholarship is that it lacks a robust, critical biographical tradition' - This remark was made by historian Ramachandra Guha who spoke at the university this week on modern Indian political thought. It is striking because I have often felt the absence of scholarship on several forgotten heroes of Indian independence as well … Continue reading Engaging Modern Indian Political Thought – A discussion

Seeing the old through new lenses – Digital Humanities

A few weeks back I attended a talk on Digital Humanities organized by Center for Public History at Srishti . I figured that what appeared new was something which we (my startup partner & I) were already doing without quite knowing that a new set of technology tools applied to sociology is now going by a new name called … Continue reading Seeing the old through new lenses – Digital Humanities

Dawn Upon Delhi – Photo exhibition at NGMA

There's an interesting exhibition of photographs going on at NGMA, Bangalore titled "Dawn Upon Delhi" this month. It is a rich collection of photographs from the 19th and 20th century Delhi, especially of the time when Delhi went on to become "New" Delhi and the three grand 'assemblages' called Durbars. The exhibition is curated by … Continue reading Dawn Upon Delhi – Photo exhibition at NGMA