Celebrating the spirit of Indian independent cinema

Indie-pendence Day

17 August 2013

This Independence weekend, on August 17th, the Godrej India Culture Lab and The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) collaborated to celebrate the spirit of Indian independent cinema. Going the unconventional route, we screened four indie films (non–mainstream) from NFDC’s collection in a movie marathon of sorts at the verdant and vibrant Godrej Vikhroli campus. The films screened were from four different regions in India. Kamal Swaroop, the eminent film director and author of the book Tracing Phalke graced the occasion and gifted signed copies of his book to select audience members via a lucky draw. 

 

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Parmesh Shahani in conversation with Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan's Godrej visit

5 August 2013

Popular Bollywood superstar, producer, TV phenomenon, change agent and Godrej brand ambassador Aamir Khan visited the Godrej Vikhroli campus on 5 August 2013. During this visit he had a freewheeling conversation with Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab about innovation, sustainability and creating a better tomorrow.

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Pop Up INK

Pop Up INK

5 July 2013

The INK Conference (in association with TED), is India's leading platform for spreading innovative ideas. The annual event attracts a few hundred of the world's most influential thinkers and doers, such as James Cameron (Director of Avatar, Titanic and other Hollywood blockbusters), Joi Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab), Matt Groening (Creator of The Simpsons comic strip), spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, anti-trafficking crusader Sunitha Krishnan, philanthropist Anu Aga, performers like the Raghu Dixit Project and many others.

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100% Local

100% Local

14 June 2013

The Godrej India Culture Lab was proud to present the launch of the special issue of 100%LOCAL on June 14, 2013. This special event had a preview exhibition of some of the artworks from the issue featuring some great talent and minds from India. This was followed by a talk and slide-show by the award-winning photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri.

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Special Events

These are large-scale events, like conferences, lectures, and spectacles like the pop-up Museum of Memories that we organize, sometimes collaboratively. Join us for our events and tell your friends about them as well. Most of our events are open to the public with RSVP.

Indie-pendence Day

This Independence weekend, on August 17th, the Godrej India Culture Lab and The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) collaborated to celebrate the spirit of Indian independent cinema. Going the unconventional route, we screened four indie films (non–mainstream) from NFDC’s collection in a movie marathon of sorts at the verdant and vibrant Godrej Vikhroli campus. The films screened were from four different regions in India. Kamal Swaroop, the eminent film director and author of the book Tracing Phalke graced the occasion and gifted signed copies of...17 August 2013

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Aamir Khan's Godrej visit

Popular Bollywood superstar, producer, TV phenomenon, change agent and Godrej brand ambassador Aamir Khan visited the Godrej Vikhroli campus on 5 August 2013. During this visit he had a freewheeling conversation with Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab about innovation, sustainability and creating a better tomorrow.5 August 2013

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Pop Up INK

The INK Conference (in association with TED), is India's leading platform for spreading innovative ideas. The annual event attracts a few hundred of the world's most influential thinkers and doers, such as James Cameron (Director of Avatar, Titanic and other Hollywood blockbusters), Joi Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab), Matt Groening (Creator of The Simpsons comic strip), spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, anti-trafficking crusader Sunitha Krishnan, philanthropist Anu Aga, performers like the Raghu Dixit Project and many others.5 July 2013

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100% Local

The Godrej India Culture Lab was proud to present the launch of the special issue of 100%LOCAL on June 14, 2013. This special event had a preview exhibition of some of the artworks from the issue featuring some great talent and minds from India. This was followed by a talk and slide-show by the award-winning photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri.14 June 2013

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Business Sutra

In his new book, best-selling author, leadership coach and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik showed how, despite its veneer of objectivity, modern management is rooted in Western beliefs and obsessed with accomplishing rigid objectives and increasing shareholder value. By contrast, the Indian way of doing business—as apparent in Indian mythology, but no longer seen in practice— accommodates subjectivity and diversity, and offers an inclusive, more empathetic way of achieving success.12 April 2013

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Museum of Memories

The Godrej India Culture Lab collaborated with Brown Paper Bag, Visual Disobedience, Junoon Theatre and RIIDL to organize The Pop Up Museum of Memories, a one-day only extraordinary event that was held in Vikhroli. This special event had live art, robots, alternate reality games, fashion shows, opera singing, rock music, dance performances, food, theatre, and much, much more, including a user-generated museum of memories, all located within a 60,000 square feet empty Godrej factory that was scheduled to be demolished the next day.  15 December 2012

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Tadao Ando

Godrej India Culture Lab organised a lecture by the celebrated Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. Tadao Ando was born in Osaka in 1941. He first worked as a truck driver and boxer before deciding to become an architect, despite never having taken formal training in the field. He travelled widely, visited buildings designed by renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Vander Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis I Khan before returning to Osaka in 1968 and established his own design studio, Tadao Ando Architect and...2 May 2012

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Exploring Emptiness

The Godrej India Culture Lab proudly hosted the iconic Japanese designer Kenya Hara (of Muji fame) during his visit to Mumbai in February 2012 and organized a lecture by him called 'Exploring Emptiness' at the Taj Land's End Hotel, in association with the Taj group of hotels, Tokyo Fashion Week in India, METI and Infinity.20 February 2012

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