Nature, the nurturer

Vandana Gupta

16 May 2018

Godrejite Vandana Gupta talks about her love for nature and encourages all and sundry that stopping and smelling the flowers (literally) can make you more grateful

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Ask Me Anything with comedian Nidhi Goyal on being a feminist, disabled stand up comedian

Team Culture Lab

9 May 2018

Ahead of our main event, Freedom To Be Flawed: Awkward Conversations Around Disability, India's first female disabled comedian, and disability and gender rights activist Nidhi Goyal joined us for a fearless AMA on Twitter.

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Tips to make an event accessible

Team Culture Lab

9 May 2018

We hosted Freedom to be Flawed – Awkward Conversations around Disability, an event that focused on access and inclusion for people with disabilities. It was our first event putting the spotlight on disability it’s then that we realized that there was so much more we could do to make our events more inclusive. We’ve had people on wheelchairs and people with other disabilities coming for our events before. In fact some of them have come up to us and thanked us for the experience they have had at a Culture Lab event. But it was not enough. So, here are few things we learnt:

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Top 6 quotes from Freedom to be Flawed

Team Culture Lab

8 May 2018

We had a discussion on access and inclusion at our Freedom to be Flawed - Awkward Conversations around Disability. The speakers are all in some way making an impact on getting able-bodied people to interact with people with disabilities. 

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Lab Recommends: Sonali Gupta's mental health resource list

Sonali Gupta

9 April 2018

Mental health practitioner and curator of our Why We Need To Talk About Mental Health NOW event, Sonali Gupta has put together a resource list of books that one must read to take care of our mental health. These books tackle a variety of issues from finding meaning in life to finding love. 

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Leadership Programme: The Third Meeting

Harsh Vora

9 April 2018

As part of a series of pre-meetings before we kickstart the Leadership Programme this summer, our Leadership Programme fellows attended the book launch of 'Dreamers - How Young Indians Are Changing Their World' by Snigdha Poonam, after which they got together and discussed their ideas in response to a question we asked them five months ago- 'What change would you like to see in Mumbai's culture?' Leadership fellow Harsh Vora writes about how they chose the final idea they would work on with us as our very first Leadership Programme Class!

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Sonali Gupta on why we need to talk about mental health NOW

Sonali Gupta

26 March 2018

Mental health professional and curator of Why We Need to Talk about Mental Health NOW Sonali Gupta writes about the state of mental healthcare in India and her aim behind curating the event. 

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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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