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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100-day Haiku Challenge

Vandana Gupta

24 August 2015

Let me start with how I came to join Godrej. Given my love for the arts, I decided to attend an event organised by the Godrej India Culture Lab, an emerging experimental space, which was fast becoming the talk of the town. 

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Jeremy Mayer's Typewriter Sculptures

Kevin Lobo

24 August 2015

I first heard of Jeremy Mayer when I joined Godrej India Culture Lab in May 2015. I was new at the Lab, and I was meeting interesting people every day. Over lunch one day, head of Godrej Archives Vrunda Pathare told me of how her team has been collecting memorabilia that includes packaging of products, locks, almirahs, and also manuscripts, videos, audio interviews, among other things that date back to 1897!

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