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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Top 10 quotes by Stephen Alter

Team Culture Lab

27 February 2016

On his first draftsI write with my feet. When I walk along paths in the mountains, that’s when I write the first drafts of my books. If I choose to take the long way, it always makes for a better story, but getting lost is the best.

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The Delhi Diaries

3 February 2016

The Lab travelled outside Mumbai for the first time in its five-year history in January for our pop-up at India Art Fair, the biggest annual art mela in the country. Curating two power-packed panel discussions and an immersive audio-visual installation at the closing party was the premise of the trip, but we made a bunch of cameos at cultural events and spaces across the city. We have put together a few pictures that capture our amazing time in the Capital.

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Presenting... your award-winning Culture Lab

Team Culture Lab

3 February 2016

In a glittering ceremony hosted at The Leela Palace, New Delhi, on January 28, the India Today Art Awards were held for the first time to celebrate the best of Indian art.

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