Book excerpt: A Life in Trans Activism

15 February 2019

In author A Revathi's book A Life in Trans Activism, she speaks of her childhood and her journey to becoming a spokesperson for transgender rights. She is also one of he panelists for our event So Many Feminisms! Here is an extract from the book:

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Book Excerpt: Mannequin: Working Women in India's Glamour Industry

7 February 2019

In Mannequin: Working Women in India's Glamour Industry, author Manjima Bhattacharjya explores the changing relationship between fashion and feminism. Manjima is also one of the panelists for our event So Many Feminisms! Here is an extract from the book. 

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The role of caste in the LGBTQ community

Team Culture Lab

5 February 2019

Caste impacts all aspects of life in India. People are often evaluated based on the caste they are born into, irrespective of the skills they may possess. The menace of caste majorly affects the LGBTQ community as well. The India Culture Lab organised a discussion around what it means to be Dalit and queer in India as part of the event Queeristan.

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5 key milestones in the Section 377 battle

Team Culture Lab

4 February 2019

Anand Grover, senior advocate and director of Lawyers Collective, who argued on behalf of Naz Foundation from 2001 and Arif Jafar and Ashok Row Kavi in 2018, against section 377 speaks about the long journey to decriminalise homosexuality. Here are the key milestones that you need to know about.  

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Queeristan: Going beyond urban queerness

Team Culture Lab

4 February 2019

A power-packed panel discussion at Godrej India Culture Lab’s Queeristan event on Republic Day discussed lesser known issues and concerns of the LGBTQI+ community.

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#LettersfromQueeristan: 4 LGBTQ individuals pen their hopes for the future

Team Culture Lab

21 January 2019

In Letters from Queeristan, four LGBTQ+ individuals share their lived experiences of Pride in India. They write about what it was like to grow up LGBTQ+ in their home state and their hopes and dreams for a Section 377-free India. 

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10 Press Pieces from 2018

Team Culture Lab

21 December 2018

2018 has been a special year as we have received a lot of love from media, be it newspapers, magazines, websites or broadcast media. Here is a few curated pieces that we thought you might like.

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Urban Lens 2018: 8 films that we loved

Team Culture Lab

21 December 2018

Urban Lens 2018 featured several films that explored perceptions about urbanisation and various aspects of living in a city. We had over 2,000 entries from 105 countries from which we shortlisted a few and screened them at Urban Lens 2018. Here’s a round-up of the films we screened:

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