The work and activities of the Godrej India Culture Lab have drawn the attention of the media ever since our inception. Here is a selection of some of the coverage we’ve received. If you’re from the press and would like to visit our lab, attend some of our events, or would like specific images of certain events, please mail us on

The Hindu

Freedom of expression is dear to the documentary fraternity

Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar will talk about their book A Fly in the Curry, an ehaustive history of independent documentaries from India at the Godrej India Culture Lab today.5 May 2017

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The Times of India

Egyptian-American writer uses words and body to steer social and sexual revolution

Minutes before taking the stage for an adda on sex, feminism and female desires at the Godrej India Culture Lab on Tuesday, Mona Eltahawy pointed at a scar on her left wrist that hides a titanium plate with five screws underneath.23 April 2017

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Feminism is not about shutting things down. It's about claiming your pleasure: Geeta Patel

The Godrej India Culture Lab in Mumbai turned into an 'adda' of the feminist kind on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 with panelists such as  journalist and documentary filmmaker Paromita Vohra who runs the website Agents of Ishq, US-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, disability rights activist Bishakha ...22 April 2017

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South China Morning Post

What Bollywood icon's fatherhood says about India's attitude to homosexuality

Johar’s news, if anything, is a reminder to the gay community of what they cannot have. “I do hope to have children myself,” said Parmesh Shahani, head of the Godrej India Culture Lab, and author of the non-fiction book, Gay Bombay: Globalisation, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India, sai...12 March 2017

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New Left for Fashion

In collaboration with SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), an NGO that works in Mumbai’s Dharavi district, the Godrej India Culture Lab organized “Fashion Funda—A Dharavi Design Dialogue”. Moderated by Godrej India Culture Lab’s head Parmesh Shahani, it explored design in...18 February 2017

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Nusrat Durrani: The counter-revolution is love

From producing Madly — an omnibus of six love stories among which was Anurag Kashyap’s Clean Shaven — to creating Rebel Music series, MTV’s acclaimed documentary series on musicians and artists practising in areas of conflict, Nusrat Durrani is an agent of love. But, make no mistake; Durrani is...26 January 2017

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The Hindu

Love is all you need

Durrani will be conducting a masterclass at the Godrej India Culture Lab on how connectivity across the world has built bridges of understanding between communities, be it romantic or otherwise. “Examine the news, there is a gathering tsunami of intolerance, misogyny and racism everywhere you t...26 January 2017

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Hindustan Times

Colours of hope: Films, hugs and a flash mob for LGBT rights

India’s biggest pride march, Azadi March, heads to the streets on January 28 in Mumbai to legalise homosexuality. Events are on all week from Saturday. “Since the first March was held [in 2008], the movement has grown in incredible ways,” says Parmesh Shahani, who heads the Godrej India Culture...21 January 2017

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