The Wager On Cinema: Screening 1 – ‘Cities of Sleep’

  The Sarai Programme invites you to the inaugural screening of the film series titled, The Wager on Cinema. The series begins with a screening and discussion of Shaunak Sen’s ‘Cities of Sleep’. The respondents for the film are Nivedita Menon and Aman Sethi. Date: 12 February, 2016 Time: 5PM (Tea will be served at… Read More

Critical Internet Culture – Masterclass with Geert Lovink

The Sarai Programme invites applications for participation in a Masterclass to be conducted by Geert Lovink. The two day Masterclass is divided into six sessions and engages with the following topics – – State of Art – Net Criticism – Critique of Social Media – Internet Time – Cultures of Search – Wikileaks-Anonymous-Snowden and other… Read More

The Act of Media: Workshop on Law, Media and Technology

The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies is organising The Act of Media workshop on 8th to 10th January 2016. The workshop examines how media-enabled subjectivities produce new sites of departure in the law. The shift from theatre to cinema; cinema to video; and video to satellite television have been productive sites… Read More

OpenDataCamp Delhi – November 22

The Sarai Programme, CSDS will be hosting DataMeet’s OpenDataCamp Delhi, a one day un-conference, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. DataMeet organised the first OpenDataCamp in Delhi last year to create a discussion and sharing space for people involved in opening up and working with government and non-government data. This year’s Camp will focus on advancing these… Read More

‘The Question is Democracy’ – A Seminar in Honor of Rajni Kothari

For Rajni Kothari, one of the most influential political analysts of postcolonial India, the idea of democracy remained central to his intellectual concerns and to his political engagements as an intellectual-activist. He did not offer any fixed meaning of democracy and instead attempted to capture those context-specific ideas and practices, which are often described as democracy…

Social Media Research Workshop, November 06, 2015

Since March this year, short-term research fellows have been involved with The Sarai Programme, on themes that relate to digital and social media. On Friday, 6th November 2015, we are organising a workshop for the fellows to present and discuss their research with a select group of discussants. The workshop will be held at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29 Rajpur Road, Civil Lines.

Hinglish Workshop 2015 – Recordings

Following upon a successful workshop at Sarai-CSDS in August 2014, the Hinglish Workshop 2015 was organised at SOAS, University of London on 27-28 May, 2015. The workshop sought to continue our exploration of the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language choice/use and social, cultural and political imaginaries.

Call For Abstracts – The Act of Media: Workshop on Law, Media And Technology in South Asia

The Sarai Programme invites submission of abstracts for ‘The Act of Media’ workshop. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and should be sent to by 15th October, 2015, with the subject heading ‘Proposal for The Act of Media Workshop.’ Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified by 1st November 2015.

Video Workshop Report

The arrival of video ushered in a new logistics of access, circulation and production of audio-visual forms. Analog video introduced new infrastructures and legal contests for film circulation and viewing cultures, set new terms for amateur and professional practices in home videos, documentary and commercial works, pedagogical practices and civil society activism, and has been… Read More

Video Workshop, February 21-22, 2015

The Sarai Programme is organising the Video Workshop, which will be held at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies on February 21-22, 2015. Registrations Please pre-register here if you are interested in taking part in the workshop. Do note that we have a limited number of seats for participants (who are not presenting… Read More