April 18, 2024
Articles & Publications

Data Rights for Communities

The presentation has been written to provide and create a sense of understanding amongst communities about data, how it is collected and used and the rights associated with it. India is unique in culture, geographic pattern, community settlements, economic or natural resources. There is wide regional disparity in development within the country. As a result, […]

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The Migrants

A research book based on an ethnographic study done during the 2020 COVID lockdown induced migrant crisis that occurred in India. This book is a compilation of 60 interviews with migrant workers who had returned to their villages. It highlights the plights, struggles and aspirations of the migrant workers who were left displaced because of […]

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On the Brink of Oblivion

“Many of us have had international recognition. But right now, we are at the brink of losing our artforms to poverty” said Ishamuddin Khan in an article published by CNN in 2020. During an interview for the DEF Dialogue series, Khan tells us that the situation of street performers continues to remain bleak and also […]

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Art, Culture Heritage & Rights

Chanderi-Heritage- The Town of Chanderi encompasses within itself several layers of cultural efflorescence. The town, divided into outer and inner sections, is composed of a lyrinth of lanes full of archaeological remains both religious and secular, beckoning one to unravel the realms of the historical fabric. Shahjahanabad Heritage- This project aims to digitised the heritage […]

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Alfaaz Ki Mehfil

By Satya PrabhakarYear of Publication – 2022 I am very pleased to write this introduction to Satya Prabhakar’s Alfaaz Ki Mehfil book of his translation of more than a hundred and fifty selected Urdu couplets. A translator’s work has been described as someone who builds bridges between languageswith the literal meaning from the original ‘trans’-across; […]

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Language: A mere medium of expression?

Roger Bacon once said, “Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom”. Understanding languages is not just limited to anthropological context, as it is widely believed so, but goes beyond that, into the realm of deep understanding of the dynamics of our natural environment ensconcing the beauty and the wisdom of the world which was […]

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Internet and Data Rights

By Digital Empowerment Foundation Data rights takes the centre stage in many intellectual and political debates but hardly percolates into the social interactions of the common public. Realising the need for every digital user to be aware about their data rights, sessions are being held to spread the message. The internet and data has meshed […]

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