Looking back at #RememberingPartition

Poorvi Bellur

9 August 2017

I remember the first time I heard about Remembering Partition in its most nascent stages, barely more than an idea at the time. It immediately sparked my interest, which is unsurprising as I am a passionate student of history. 

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Create your own narrative of change! #WetheNation

Poorvi Bellur

6 July 2017

At our Micro-narratives of Change conference, we had the pleasure of learning about the work of some incredible organisations dedicated to making change at a community level by innovatively using communication technology. Learn more about their work through this blog.

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I discovered the Lab right when I thought no one was looking

Aashna Chakravarty

5 July 2017

Our newest labbie Aashna, writes about how she stumbles upon the lab and takes you through the project she is heading - The Godrej India Culture Lab Leadership Programme, that is designed to find eager enthusiastic college students that are waiting to be cultural catalysts in the city.

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Twitter Chat - #WeTheNation with Khabar Lahariya, Bhanwar Meghwanshi and Osama Manzar

TEAM CULTURE LAB

5 July 2017

We hosted an incredible Twitter chat with Pooja Pande of Khabar Lahariya, Bhanwar Meghwanshi of Shunyakal and Osama Manzar of Digital Empowerment Foundation. The chat was an exploration of how social media is revolutionizing access and connectivity in non-metro India. We have compiled these tweets using Storify

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Museum Of Objects: A participative exhibition

Team Culture Lab

4 July 2017

The Godrej India Culture Lab and The Partition Museum, Amritsar is proud to present the Museum of Objects, an exhibit at our ‘Museum of Memories: Remembering Partition’ that will take place on August 4, 5, and 6.

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Book Extract: A Fly in The Curry

Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar

5 June 2017

Read this powerful book extract from A Fly in the Curry, a book by Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar on independent documentary filmmaking in India. In this extract they talk about Something Like A War, a documentary by Deepa Dhanraj which is scathing critique of the family planning campaign in India in the 80s.  

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#MangroveFunda - Highlights from our World Environment Day talk

Poorvi Bellur

5 June 2017

On June 2nd the Godrej India Culture Lab hosted renowned wildlife photographer, passionate conservationist and avid traveller Dr. Anish Andheria. With World Environment Day just around the corner, Dr. Andheria’s talk led the audience into the secret world of the mangrove forest. Exploring the various natural mechanisms sustained by these biodiversity hotspots, Dr. Andheria shared his experiences in conservation with the audience. 

Here are the highlights:

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Lab Recommends: Indian documentaries you have to watch

Team Culture Lab

1 June 2017

Professor Anjali Monteira and K.P. Jayasankar delivered an amazing talk at the Lab. In their 40-minute address, they spoke of how independent documentary filmmakers have been resisting the establishment with powerful films for decades. The talk was inspired by their National Award feted book A Fly in the Curry.

We thought it is a great time to ask our previous collaborators – excellent documentary filmmakers who have shown their work at the Lab - to talk about their favourite Indian works. You only know the best when you ask the best.

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