Downloading the ‘Social Justice’ App: Rebooting the emerging technologies conversation

Technology is aspirational as well as embedded in the micro practice of everyday life.  Technology has enveloped and ensconced us in its bear hug embrace. Technology has inherent values of its founders which drive its proliferation and its outreach of this sociotechnical construct. Apple, the maker of the now less than iconic iPhone, with its … More Downloading the ‘Social Justice’ App: Rebooting the emerging technologies conversation

Identity and Migration

Long before the refugee and the humanitarian crisis of the post Arab Spring countries demasking the so called empowered politics of the EU nations and the U.S.; the Indian Subcontinent had one in 1947, where millions died and mass migration occurred due to region based partition- Punjab and Bengal was severed. Identities were fortified into … More Identity and Migration

Communities : The battleground for (g)overnance

As the world integrates digitally, inequities are being superficially ironed over by rhetoric whereas most of the crucial governance work remains in the communities which are unreached. There is a sure shot gap between the development elite and the on the ground workers. Pretty much like the parliamentary left and organized social sector in the … More Communities : The battleground for (g)overnance

Media Response and Labor action in a deregulated economy?

I am aware that labor strikes are contrary to middle class sensibilities in India, and take them as relics of a pre 1991 India which everyone in the media is keen to relegate to the confines of history as if Reliance Jio launch is the stuff of history rather than an archaic national strike. Welfare … More Media Response and Labor action in a deregulated economy?