Sidharth Bhatia

Amar Akbar Anthony

13 September 2013

Even forty years after it was made, Amar Akbar Anthony remains the final word in film entertainment, which many film-makers aspire to, but seldom manage to replicate. Film author Sidharth Bhatia went behind the scenes of one of the most loved Hindi films of all time to unravel the story of its making and what it means to Indian cinema.

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Pavan K. Varma

Chanakya's New Manifesto

29 July 2013

In this event, author Pavan Varma talks about his book Chanakya’s New Manifesto.

The talk was preceded by a  poem specially written and recited by Nadir Godrej, Managing Director of Godrej Industries Limited and Associated Companies.

This event was a collaboration between LitLive! and Godrej Nature’s Basket.

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Jeff Roy

Queer Voices from Mumbai

19 July 2013

In the Fall of 2012, while on a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, American filmmaker and PhD student Jeff Roy came to Mumbai to film a documentary on music, dance, and performance art expressions from within the city's LGBTQ and Hijra communities. Combining interviews and performances from established and emerging performers in contemporary and folk traditions, the films that Roy will share with us show how the fundamental practice of music and dance helps to empower and strengthen individual LGBTQ voices as they navigate tradition and modernity in Mumbai's urban landscape.

 

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Pop up Kashish LGBT Film Festival

Pop up Kashish

10 May 2013

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the biggest LGBT (Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender) Film festival in India and South Asia. Since its debut in 2010, Kashish has today become one of the important annual events in Mumbai's cultural calendar. The Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a special Pop Up edition of the festival on 10 May 2013.

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Book & Film Club

Our book and film clubs always have the authors and filmmakers in attendance respectively. Our readings and screenings are followed by passionate animated discussions. Join us for our events and tell your friends about them as well. Most of our events are open to the public with RSVP.

Amar Akbar Anthony

Even forty years after it was made, Amar Akbar Anthony remains the final word in film entertainment, which many film-makers aspire to, but seldom manage to replicate. Film author Sidharth Bhatia went behind the scenes of one of the most loved Hindi films of all time to unravel the story of its making and what it means to Indian cinema.13 September 2013

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Chanakya's New Manifesto

In this event, author Pavan Varma talks about his book Chanakya’s New Manifesto. The talk was preceded by a  poem specially written and recited by Nadir Godrej, Managing Director of Godrej Industries Limited and Associated Companies. This event was a collaboration between LitLive! and Godrej Nature’s Basket.29 July 2013

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Queer Voices from Mumbai

In the Fall of 2012, while on a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, American filmmaker and PhD student Jeff Roy came to Mumbai to film a documentary on music, dance, and performance art expressions from within the city's LGBTQ and Hijra communities. Combining interviews and performances from established and emerging performers in contemporary and folk traditions, the films that Roy will share with us show how the fundamental practice of music and dance helps to empower and strengthen individual LGBTQ voices as they navigate tradition and modernity...19 July 2013

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Pop up Kashish

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the biggest LGBT (Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender) Film festival in India and South Asia. Since its debut in 2010, Kashish has today become one of the important annual events in Mumbai's cultural calendar. The Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a special Pop Up edition of the festival on 10 May 2013.10 May 2013

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So Heddan So Hoddan

Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, a medieval Sufi poet, is an iconic figure in the cultural history of Sindh. His remarkable poems are sung by many communities in Kachchh and across the border in Sindh (now in Pakistan).These songs speak of the pain of parting, of the inevitability of loss and of deep grief that takes one to unknown and mysterious terrains. Umar Haji Suleiman of Abdasa, in Kachchh, Gujarat, is a self taught Sufi scholar; once a cattle herder, now a farmer,...1 March 2013

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Love Stories #1 to 14

Love! Some say it’s a feeling that can never be explained in words. Some say it is a journey of emotions. Love makes the world go around…Love is a many splendoured thing... (In that case, why do I hate you like I love you?) This Valentine’s Day (or rather, the day after), the Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a very special talk and book reading by Annie Zaidi, someone who’s written an entire book in trying to decipher this strangest of all...15 February 2013

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The City of Devi

In the desolate streets of Mumbai, empty after threats of nuclear annihilation, Sarita can only think of one thing. She must buy the last pomegranate that remains in perhaps the entire city for her physicist husband Karun, who has been mysteriously missing for over a fortnight. Jaz – young, cocky and handsome – is also looking for his own lover. Traversing the surreal landscape, always under the pervasive influence of the Bollywood cinema megahit Superdevi that some blame for sparking religious fanaticism, both Sarita and Jaz...14 January 2013

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Out!

In Bengalaru, a law student falls in love as the nation’s highest courts decide whether his love is legitimate. In Mumbai, a film star and a parent discuss their own journeys of "coming out" as advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement. In rural Kerala, two girls row a small boat and feel their hearts opening, even as they outgrow the village that is their only home. These are the lives of queer Indians today: poignant, gripping, and occasionally even...5 November 2012

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