Leadership Programme: Second meeting

Rohini Kottu

5 March 2018

For our second meeting as a build-up towards Culture Lab’s Leadership Programme this summer, we went for a special tour of ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS). This was a landmark exhibition which the museum presented in collaboration with The British Museum (London) and the National Museum (New Delhi).

 

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Dreamers of Young India

Snigdha Poonam

5 March 2018

As we gear up for the launch of Snigdha Poonam’s book Dreamers - How Young Indians Are Changing Their World at our Lab on 9 March, we bring you some of the most riveting stories from the book.

 

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Leadership Programme: The first meeting

Divya Vaidya

13 February 2018

We kicked off the Godrej India Culture Lab Leadership Programme last year, visiting 600 students over six colleges. After an intensive selection process, seven students have been selected for an immersive one month internship in the month of May. The programme was started to foster future leaders for the cultural scene in the city. This is the first in a series of blogs that the students will pen through the programme! 

 

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Culture Lab in the Land of Nawabs (and kebabs)

Sneha Kale

13 February 2018

A typical case of bad flight food later, the team eagerly headed straight to the Mahindra Sanatkada Festival the centrepiece around which our itinerary was constructed. Our four-day annual reflect and recreate trip, was designed to be a delightful encounter with the Lakhnavi way of life and its resplendent history. 

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Mumbai Pride 2018

Saniya Shaikh

13 February 2018

Mumbai hosted its tenth annual LGBTQ Pride march this year. Over 15,000 people took over the streets of the city with rainbow flags, fiery slogans, and an overwhelming sense of celebration, staging the second Quit India Movement for the archaic Section 377.

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Humans of Queer Theatre

Team Culture Lab

12 January 2018

The queer community in India don't have many reference points in popular culture - queer characters are often stereotyped, or worse stigmatised. We spoke to four individuals who are using theatre as a powerful tool to bring LGBTQ narratives in the public domain. 

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Living the animal life – my resolution for 2018 and beyond

Vandana Gupta

28 December 2017

There is a lot for us to learn from animals. I find spending time with people who represent certain 'animalistic' values is what pushes me to become a better person. Here's to surrounding yourself with the right kind of animals ;-)

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Top 7 blogs of 2017

Team Culture Lab

22 December 2017

We published book extracts, opinion pieces, personal stories and listicles this year! Our top seven includes pieces by Radio Nasha RJ Rohini Ramnathan, prolific filmmaker and journalist Minnie Vaid, film author and journalist Aseem Chhabra and historian Aanchal Malhotra among others. There’s enough reading material to take you into the New Year. 

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