Panel participation at ICQI, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Panel participation at ICQI, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Got a chance to present initial thoughts about our next project at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry-ICQI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on the power of a song and the activist potential of ethno-fiction filmmaking (by involving the community in imagining and intervening in futures). https://icqi.org Arts Based Research ~ Ethnography and Research Creation Panel: Dr. […]

‘Kashi Labh’ Official Selection – Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival!

‘Kashi Labh’ Official Selection – Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival!

We are so happy to let you all know that Kashi Labh will be screened at the 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi on April 30. The day marks the birth anniversary of Late Sh. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. The film has already been screened in twelve cities around the […]

Kashi Labh | film trailer

Kashi Labh | film trailer

Aesthetics of dying, coming together of family and the last vital breath in Kashi, India’s sacred city. A video reflexive ethnography by Rajat Nayyar. Kashi Labh is coming this July! It took more than 7 years of research that started with after death rituals and then before death rituals in Kashi. Nowhere we could locate […]

सास बहु सोहर गीत | Bhojpuri Folk Song | Sohar Geet

सास बहु सोहर गीत | Bhojpuri Folk Song | Sohar Geet

Smt. Indravati Devi (Chachiya) sang for us a beautiful Sohar song when we spent time with her in 2014 at her house in Bhadwar village (Buxar), Bihar. She is no more but her memories and her voice lives with(in) us.

Ep 1 – Culture Concept | Intro to Anthropology

Ep 1 – Culture Concept | Intro to Anthropology

We make an attempt towards introducing everyone to Social & Cultural Anthropology. First episode – ‘Culture Concept’. The concept of culture is rather hard to conceive. If people are left without any culture it seems that we will end up destroying each other and ourselves. Therefore, we have in some way traded our freedom to […]

Promoting DigitalBurhwal website locally in Burhwal

Promoting DigitalBurhwal website locally in Burhwal

We go back to promote DigitalBurhwal.in locally in Burhwal village and to invite people to upload their own photos/videos to the website. DigitalBurhwal is an interactive cultural landscape of Burhwal village in the Rohtas district of Bihar. http://www.digitalburhwal.in — We arrived after a year, exactly a year, everyone reminds. Seeing rice fields. Not much has […]