Top 10 quotes from our Best of KASHISH panel

Team Culture Lab

3 February 2016

On Saturday, January 23, 2016, we hosted a celebration of queer cinema by partnering with the biggest queer film festival in South East Asia, KASHISH. Between screening the best films from around the world and India, we also hosted a power-packed panel discussion titled ‘Pride and Prejudice – Building Alliances for a Better Tomorrow’. The discussion explored the importance of straight allies in the movement for equal rights for people who identify as LGBT. The panel comprised veteran filmmaker Hansal Mehta, noted actor-director Nandita Das, screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal and Festival Director of KASHISH, Sridhar Rangayan. Here are some pictures from the discussion and to watch the video click here.  Below are the top 10 quotes from the discussion:

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My two first encounters with Vikram Seth

Vandana Gupta

30 December 2015

The first encounter

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Top 5 blogs of 2015

Team Culture Lab

24 December 2015

We've invited writers, given young talent a platform, showcased campaigns the Lab has executed and much more in our blog section this year. Below are the Top 5 Blogs of 2015:

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Viva Vikram Seth, Viva Vikhroli!

Team Godrej India Culture Lab

7 December 2015

Over the past weekend it was our honour to host the celebrated author and poet Vikram Seth at our Culture Lab and show him the magic of our Viva Vikhroli along with our friends at Godrej Archives and the GPL Design Studio! A special thank you to Mr. Nadir Godrej for making this happen, and to our dear friend Aradhana, for coming back to us in what is now her Vikhroli home, with her brother Vikram.

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Transgender allies at Godrej - II

Team Culture Lab

25 November 2015

Before our Dancing Queens event, (you can read about it here) key people and teams from across Godrej came forward to show their solidarity with the transgender community in their fight for equal rights. We called it the Godrej Transgender Ally Project, and the response we recieved was overwhelming. For the whole album click here.

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Transgender allies at Godrej - I

Team Culture Lab

17 November 2015

Before our Dancing Queens event, (you can read about it here) key people and teams from across Godrej came forward to show their solidarity with the transgender community in their fight for equal rights. We called it the Godrej Transgender Ally Project, and the response we recieved was overwhelming. This is 'Part I' in the series. For the whole album click here.

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LGBT inclusion in Hindi cinema

Abhra Das

28 October 2015

On an average, the Hindi film industry releases about 200 films a year. However, even with so many movies being produced, there are only a handful that deal with LGBT themes or have significant queer characters in them.   

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Wandering Women, Wondering Man

Parmesh Shahani

9 September 2015

Each year, around Independence Day, our Culture Lab organizes a film festival called Indie-pendence Day, at which we celebrate the spirit of independent cinema from across our country. In 2013, we collaborated with NFDC for the first of these festivals and in the 2014 edition our partners were Films Division. This year, we decided to collaborate with the feminist website The Ladies Finger and organized a two-day documentary film festival at our new auditorium in Vikhroli, through which we explored multiple ideas, narratives and perspectives on feminism in India.

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