Godrej hosts key UN consultation with Bollywood star Celina Jaitly

15 June 2016

Last week Godrej was proud to host an important delegation on LGBT rights in partnership with the United Nations. Attendees included Bollywood star and human rights champion Celina Jaitly, LGBT activists from across India, as well as senior leaders from some of India’s leading companies. Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab said, “We are very proud that our Godrej is considered to be a thought leader for diversity and inclusion at the workplace, and that India’s leading companies look up to us for guidance. It is an honour to host this event alongside our friends from the UN as we strategize together on how to make our world a more equal place.” Click here to view photographs from the conference. 

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Top 10 AMA questions on Communitainment

Team Culture Lab

1 June 2016

We experimented with our first ever Ask Me Anything with Professor David Craig and it was a stupendous success. Questions poured in from the Twitter universe and the professor was up to the task. Check out the top 10 answers:Iamneerajgaba: Is content King & follower numbers, the Bishop? Or, numbers trump content, with fad following. Thx @IndiaCultureLab #communitainmentDavid Craig: Content is King. Distribution is King Kong. Talent is God! With unlimited content and distribution...the real scarcity is talent, although strategic media management and premium advertising are also important drivers in this ecosystem. Content marketing, influencer marketing, native advertising...and sustainable CPMS...VITAL!

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Being Mr Gay World India 2016

Anwesh Sahoo

1 June 2016

In last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity of meeting Sir Ian McKellen, the President of Berklee College of Music - Roger Brown and influential speakers, researchers, thought leaders from across the world. All this has happened thanks to my internship at Godrej India Culture Lab. But I have had the most amazing journey before I bagged this internship and I share that with you my dear readers.

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Culture Lab at KASHISH 2016

Team Culture Lab

31 May 2016

Our association with KASHISH goes back a long way. Sridhar Rangayan, festival director, and his team have been a constant support through all the LGBT programming we have hosted through the years at the Lab. We have also hosted two pop-up KASHISH festivals at our Viva Vikhroli, which included this great discussion with Hansal Mehta and Nandita Das. However, KASHISH 2016 was truly a special one at the Lab. 

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Seven amazing quotes about public medicine by Dr Sanjay Oak

Team Culture Lab

27 April 2016

The burden on public hospitals is seemingly unsurmountable, yet they manage to function and provide the best possible treatment to their patients. Take for example, King Edward Memorial Hospital. It treats over 1.7 million patients every year! Vice Chancellor at D Y Patil University Dr Sanjay Oak who was until recently Dean at KEM hospital, is a fiery speaker who spoke from experience about what it takes to run a public hospital. Read a few quotes from the conversation he had with Gulserene Dastur and Anupama Chabukswar after the screening of their film, Getting Better. 

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Indian Graduates from MIT Who Have Changed the Face of Technology

Professor Ross Bassett

29 March 2016

Anant Pandya (1909-1951)Anant Pandya, from Gujarat was the first Indian to graduate with a doctorate in engineering from MIT, earning the degree in civil engineering in 1933. However, when he came back to India he had a hard time finding a job.  British firms did not recognize the value of his MIT education. One firm offered him a job for the humiliatingly low salary of 150 rupees a month. Pandya eventually took a job in London working on advanced construction techniques. Then in 1939, Pandya was appointed the first Indian principal of the Bengal Engineering College.

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Behind-the-scenes from the LinkedIn-MTV Get A Job shoot

Team Culture Lab

29 March 2016

In March, we partnered with LinkedIn-MTV Get A Job to find the country’s most eligible intern. We had a crazy, fun day shooting with the team. It took months to sift through the two lakh resumes that were sent in to the TV channel. The final five who made it to the Lab were in for a reality show-style contest. The episode will be aired soon, but until then, check out a few behind-the-scenes pictures from the shoot that took place in our Godrej One campus, in Viva Vikhroli of course. 

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Winners of our #ILoveGodrejOne contest

Team Culture Lab

27 February 2016

One of the reasons we wake up with a big smile on our face every morning, is because our Lab is housed in one the most beautiful office campuses in the country. In February 2016, we launched a campaign to celebrate our workplace with the #ILoveGodrejOne contest. We called for Godrejites to send their best pictures of the Godrej headquarters and we were innundated with photographs. Here are 12 of the best that we received! 

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