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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My KASHISH Experience

Saniya Shaikh

1 June 2017

Our Lab social media whiz, Saniya Shaikh talks about her experience at KASHISH 2017.

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#IDAHOT2017 at Godrej

Team Culture Lab

20 May 2017

On May 17, 2017, we joined the worldwide commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia commonly known as IDAHOT.  Started in 2004, this day of remembrance was started to get the attention of policymakers, influencers, social movements, the media and the general public to the discrimination faced by LGBTI people across the world.

The theme for 2017 was families. We went across Godrej to get people to tell us what family - related by blood or not - means to them.  

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What technologies are affecting your intimacy?

Geeta Patel

9 May 2017

Our Feminist Adda ‘What’s Sex Got To Do With It?’ panelist Geeta Patel writes about her book Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy: Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, Finance in this blog.

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Online Adda - #DigitalFeminism with Bishakha Datta and Paromita Vohra

Team Culture Lab

3 May 2017

We held a #DigitalFeminism twitter chat with Bishakha Datta of Point of View and Paromita Vohra of Agents of Ishq. Powerful observations were made on how the internet is changing feminism - from forming solidarity among women from across the world to developing innovative ways to fight online harassment. We compiled these tweets using Storify. 

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Three ways to navigate the content trap

Team Culture Lab

18 April 2017

Businesses are looking at two things in today’s digital world: how to get and how to create a market for one’s product or service. At the Godrej India Culture Lab, master business strategist Bharat Anand shed light on how using siand not fall prey to The Content Trap, also the title of a book he’s authored.  

In February 2017, the Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a special lecture by Bharat Anand which provided a new perspective on one of the key questions society faces: how to thrive instead of being destroyed by digital transformation.

 

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