Lives of Women in Zakir Nagar, Delhi
To interrogate issues of clothing, gestures, habitation, entertainment, physical movement and the very texture of the daily lived experiences of the
women as something that is intrinsically linked to the peculiar formation of Zakir Nagar, Okhla, Delhi.?
12) Kundan Kaushav
Upanyason Ka Shahar: The World of Hindi Popular Fictions, its Economy & its
To examine the world of pulp literature in Hindi, especially centred around Meerut and Delhi, as sites of production. It wants to look at the network
which is created around the production and distribution of the 'pulp novel' - small printing set ups and stalls on footpaths and railway stations, as well
as examine the world views of both readers and writers through interviews, and collections of fan material.
13) Kurnal Rawat and Vishal Rawlley
Typocity: Documentation and Interpretation of the Typographic forms in Public
Signage in Mumbai
To do a documentation and analysis of interesting and rare instances of typography throughout the city of Bombay from the point of view of graphic
design, production techniques and social significance including painted film posters, hand painted restaurant menu boards, hand crafted shop signs and
calligraphic taxi number plates.This duo consists of a graphic designer with specialization in multimedia design, illustration and calligraphy, and a writer/researcher/media practitioner.
14) Manju Singh (Hindi)
Pregnancy Wards se kahaniya (Narratives from Pregnancy Wards in Delhi)
To collect and illustrate narratives of pregnant women, their visitors and the workers in public and private hospitals in Delhi.
15) Meenu Gaur
Camp People : The Refugees From Kashmir in Delhi
To look at the way in which Kashmiri refugees have become part of the rhetorical arsenal of the Hindu right, even as their very real human needs
and deprivations are completely neglected, and the violence that they have suffered is not addressed in any real sense. This project will be a
documentation of the everyday lives, struggles and experiences of these refugees through recorded testimonies and photographs. It will also be an
interrogation of the ambivalent and multiple meanings that the word 'home' conjures in the context of camp life, and the memories that the refugees have
of the 'home' that they have left behind.
16) Nandini Chandra
The Child's Experience of the City in Hindi Cinema
To interrogate the narrative of the child in the city in Hindi Cinema, which is used as narrative justification for much that goes on in the course of a
film. Interviews with famous child artists of the fifties and sixties, especially Daisy Irani and Master Raju, will help explore the performative
trope of 'cuteness' that was mastered by them, and how they saw their own status as glorified child workers within the ambience of a bourgeoise
cuteness that they had to affect. An interesting list of 33 films will form the basis of this study.
17) Narender Thakur
Chowk : Study of the Daily Labour Market (Labour Chowk) in Delhi
To document the world of the daily wage worker who sells, or attempts, to sell his labour in three sites of daily labour markets in North, East and
South Delhi. A questionnaire, which encompasses a range of areas from communication networks within daily wage workers, to expenditure decisions,
links with the village and many other specific inquiries, has been devised for detailed interviews.
18) Naresh Goswami (Hindi)
Yamuna Paar ke Saptahik Bazaar: Paridhi par jeevan
(The Weekly Markets of Trans-Yamuna: Life in the margins) To take a close look at the weekly haats (markets) that are held in different
parts of the Trans-Yamuna area of Delhi on a particular day of the week. The network that is involved in the creation and dismantling of these markets
will be explored through a mix of text, sound, image and video by interacting with vendors, buyers and all those who involved.
19) Naunidhi Kaur
Examination of everyday life in localities in Mumbai that were hit by the
To explore how people in these locations view solidarity as well as tensions of everyday existence in the family and neighbourhood contexts, the cycles of
festivals and ceremonies in public spaces and the routines, stratagems and factional battles deployed in mass politics?
20) Navaneetha and Shefali
The Space Between: Women's Hostels as Urban Spaces
This study of women's hostels in Hyderabad wants to see the city through the eyes of young women, students and professionals who live in hostels, and also
see how they reclaim the hostel as a common space.