Press & Publications

Browse through the latest news and features on Civic Studios’ work.
And check out our blog here for writings and perspectives on ranging topics around civic entertainment.
MIT India: Imagination and Innovation in Storytelling: A conversation with Shekhar Kapur
May 28, 2021
ADR Podcast: Women Representation in Electoral Politics: A lack of political will? – Part 2
November 8, 2021
News Laundry: World Toilet Day: Public toilets and citizens, not a prem katha?
November 19, 2021
Newslaundry: In a country where two yards distance is not being maintained, why is data privacy important?
June 24, 2021
Newslaundry: How female social media users reacted to Amrita’s decision in Thappad
August 7, 2020
Livemint: Rethinking the angry young cop in Indian cinema
July 13, 2020
The News Minute: ‘We have done injustice by glorifying custodial violence on screen’: Vetrimaaran
July 11, 2020
Lallantop: अगर आपके साथ या आसपास घरेलू हिंसा हो रही है, तो आपको ये वीडियो ज़रूर देखना चाहिए
June 3, 2020
ScoopWhoop: When Home Is Unsafe: This Video Explains How To Help Domestic Violence Victims During Lockdown
May 31, 2020
Lallantop: CAA को लेकर हुए प्रदर्शनों पर क्या सोचते हैं पुलिसवाले?
March 19, 2020
Firstpost: Decoding India’s engagement with CAA, NRC
February 9, 2020
Firstpost: Crime, courtroom drama in Indian entertainment
January 23, 2020
Film Companion: Crime and Punishment in Indian Entertainment Launch Event Highlights
December 9, 2019
Film Companion: Can Bollywood Cop Movies Influence Real-Life Crimes? A Report Finds Out
November 14, 2019
The Hindu: Analysing reel vs real of crime and punishment
November 10, 2019
The Godrej India Culture Lab: Crime and Punishment in Indian Entertainment
November 8, 2019
The Hindu: Separating the difference between reel and real crime
November 06, 2019
Civic Studios Report: Crime and Punishment in Indian Entertainment
November 1, 2019
MIT Comparative Media Studies Podcast: How Entertainment Can Help Fix the System
October 15, 2019
Radio One: Hrishi K with Anushka Shah, Researcher MIT Media Lab on ‘Civic Studios’ & ‘Media Cloud’ projects
August 6, 2019
Twitter: Delhi Crime Twitter Chat
May 8, 2019
Film Companion: How Delhi Crime Gave Audiences A Chance To Reimagine The Police Force
May 6, 2019
IDR: Seven ways to create entertainment with impact
March 14, 2019
Henry Jenkins Podcast, USC: Anushka Shah on Civic Entertainment
September 29, 2018
The Hindu: Ways of seeing entertainment
August 9, 2018
Midday: A Studio that is seriously entertaining
July 31, 2018
The Wire: Vigilantism and Mob Justice Are Glorified by Bollywood and That Is a Big Problem
July 18, 2017


How Entertainment Influences Us

How Entertainment Influences Us

We know that emotion, drama, and humor play a vital role in allowing people to be engaged with a character or story. But shows with the ‘Sabido methodology’ are not those that merely...

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A Case For Civic Entertainment

A Case For Civic Entertainment

We live in an age where globally, on average, we have more democracy and more power to participate in change than before – teaching civics through entertainment could help us realize...

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