Events

Social Media Research Workshop, October 11, 2014


Since March this year, seven short term research fellows have been involved with The Sarai Programme and carried out various studies on digital and social media. On Saturday, October 11, we are organising a research sharing workshop for the fellows to present and discuss their works with a selected group of discussants.

Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014 – Recordings


The Hinglish workshop was organised by The Sarai Programme, CSDS, and SOAS, University of London. The workshop sought to explore and understand the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language use and social and cultural imaginaries, along lines of inclusion, stratification, and exclusion. Here are recordings of the presentations from the workshop. All files are hosted at Internet Archive.

Lives of Information Workshop – Recordings


The Sarai Programme organised the Lives of Information workshop to gather an inter‐disciplinary group of researchers to discuss information practices, cultures, infrastructures, and histories with a specific focus on post-colonial contexts. The workshop examined topics of colonial and post-colonial strategies of archiving identification, storage and informatic governance; bureaucratic cultures and politics of document and media forms; information infrastructures and networked politics; user-created content cultures and anxieties of mediated lives; and more. Here are the audio recordings of the presentations at the workshop…

HillHacks Pre-Event, Saturday, September 13


The Sarai Programme is very excited to co-organise and host the Delhi pre-event of hillhacks on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The event will begin at 3 pm, and will take place in Sarai basement area. ‘DesiSec,’ a documentary on cybersecurity and civil society in India made by the Centre for Internet and Society, will be screened along with the event, at the CSDS conference room… To RSVP, please send an email to dak@sarai.net.

Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014 – Readings


The Hinglish workshop is being organised by The Sarai Programme, CSDS, and SOAS, University of London. This workshop seeks to explore and understand the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language use and social and cultural imaginaries, along lines of inclusion, stratification, and exclusion. Read the… Read More

Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014 – Abstracts


The Hinglish workshop is being organised by The Sarai Programme, CSDS, and SOAS, University of London. This workshop seeks to explore and understand the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language use and social and cultural imaginaries, along lines of inclusion, stratification, and exclusion. Read the… Read More

Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014


The relationship between Hindi and English has undergone enormous changes in contemporary India in the last ten years or so. After over a century of language nationalism and almost as long a period of intense competition and mutual contempt, in post-liberalisation and post-low caste assertion India the boundaries between English and Hindi have suddenly become more porous… [T]he relation between English and Hindi (and in variable terms between English and other Indian languages) has become less a zero-sum game and more a relationship of parallel expansion.

The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 03


Recordings from the third day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.

The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 02


Recordings from the second day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.

The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 01


Recordings from the first day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.