Minal Hajratwala

Out!

5 November 2012

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 hilarious. 

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Susheel J. Kurien

Finding Carlton

18 October 2012

This was an exclusive screening and was accompanied by a interactive session with the director of the film, Susheel J. Kurien. Finding Carlton is an original and lovingly crafted documentary of the story of jazz in India. It explores the African American jazz diaspora in South Asia and for the first time, brings to life a remarkable example of early cultural globalization. 

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Gita Aravamudan

Indian Women at Work

17 September 2012

How does an item girl tackle sexual harassment at her work place? Why does a highly paid woman software engineer pay a dowry? When a woman focuses on her career, does she lose out as a wife and a mother? Is there a female model of achievement as distinct from a male one? These and other similar questions are explored in Unbound: Indian Women @ Work through a series of interviews conducted by the author with women from all walks of life and from different parts of the country.

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Hindol Sengupta

The Liberals

30 August 2012

The Liberals is a very private story of a very public middle-class consumption revolution. From proselytizing American schools in Calcutta to Page-3 parties in Delhi and television studios in Bombay, the book brings to life unforgettable characters spawned by the needs of the world’s largest democracy. Communist Bob Dylans jam with murderous villagers, girlfriends give lessons in capitalism, TV stylists snarl over white shirts, Amar Singh talks about love and Akshay Kumar about what it takes to be the boy next door. Through it all, Hindol Sengupta lives to tell the tale of GDP rising.

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Book & Film Club

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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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Finding Carlton

This was an exclusive screening and was accompanied by a interactive session with the director of the film, Susheel J. Kurien. Finding Carlton is an original and lovingly crafted documentary of the story of jazz in India. It explores the African American jazz diaspora in South Asia and for the first time, brings to life a remarkable example of early cultural globalization. 18 October 2012

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Indian Women at Work

How does an item girl tackle sexual harassment at her work place? Why does a highly paid woman software engineer pay a dowry? When a woman focuses on her career, does she lose out as a wife and a mother? Is there a female model of achievement as distinct from a male one? These and other similar questions are explored in Unbound: Indian Women @ Work through a series of interviews conducted by the author with women from all walks of life...17 September 2012

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The Liberals

The Liberals is a very private story of a very public middle-class consumption revolution. From proselytizing American schools in Calcutta to Page-3 parties in Delhi and television studios in Bombay, the book brings to life unforgettable characters spawned by the needs of the world’s largest democracy. Communist Bob Dylans jam with murderous villagers, girlfriends give lessons in capitalism, TV stylists snarl over white shirts, Amar Singh talks about love and Akshay Kumar about what it takes to be the boy next door. Through it...30 August 2012

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Powder Room

In this very special Book Club event Parmesh Shahani, the head of Godrej India Culture Lab was in conversation with Shefalee Vasudev, the former editor of Marie Claire magazine and fashion insider, who has deep dived into her own experiences and observations to write the candid Powder Room . It is an insider’s view of people who make the industry what it is in India – from the lower-middle-class girl who sells global luxury for a living to the Ludhiana housewife on a...27 July 2012

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Jugaad Innovation

Whether to find ingenious solutions to problems or turn adversity into opportunity—we Indians swear by the spirit of jugaad. In their book (published by Random House), authors Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, and Simone Ahuja use the concept of jugaad to challenge the very way traditional organizations think and act. Using case studies of innovative entrepreneurs in emerging markets such as Africa, India, China, and Brazil, they show us different paths to engender breakthrough growth in our complex and resource-scarce world.5 June 2012

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Love, Wrinkle Free

Love, Wrinkle Free is a funny take on youth and beauty through the story of a dysfunctional family in Goa. It has been directed by Sandeep Mohan, an independent-spirited screenwriter-filmmaker based out of Mumbai. Sandeep has previously worked as an Assistant Director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Sandeep is the husband of our colleague Nalini Kala, from the Godrej group, and was excited to share his first film with Godrej before he shared it with the world!21 May 2012

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