The Champions Programme begins

Upasana Baliyarsingh

19 October 2018

In October, the good folks at India Culture Lab organized a first time ever gallery-hopping experience for us, the Culture Lab Champions. The Champions programme is an avenue to meaningfully engage with Culture Lab enthusiasts from across the companies in Godrej, thus creating a network of Culture Lab ambassadors among Godrej employees. I am one of the privileged few to be part of this group. 

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Six things we learnt from Manto

Team India Culture Lab

11 September 2018

Bollywood and academia came together to talk about the life of the skilled satirist Saadat Hasan Manto, contextualising his writings in our current socio-political climate, as a precursor to Nandita Das's upcoming biopic Manto. Here are some of the quotes by our power-packed panel featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal from the film's cast, literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil and author Nazia Erum.

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Civic Entertainment FAQs

Anushka Shah

14 August 2018

Civic entertainment is difficult to define in a few sentences, so we put together some frequently asked questions to give you a better idea of the concept.

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Online adda - Hip hop and Marginalisation with Dee MC, Uday Kapur and Borkung Hrangkhawl

Team Culture Lab

10 July 2018

We discussed how hip hop in India is mobilising marginalised voices to bring about change in our Twitter chat with our incredible panel featuring Borkung Hrangkhawl, Dee MC, and Uday Kapur of Azadi Records who represented VICE India on the chat.

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Resource: Best mental health professionals

Tanuja Babre

10 July 2018

iCALL has been crowdsourcing a directory of the best mental health professionals across the country since 2015. Given that there is no central regulatory body that offers or verifies such information in the field of mental health care in India, this list has been a stepping stone in making mental health care more accessible. Check out the list and add to it! 

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Humans of Gully Rap

Saniya Shaikh

6 July 2018

There has been an alternative hip hop movement brewing in the gullies of Mumbai and it's on the threshold of mainstream recognition. We profile six prominent voices from the scene - D'Evil, MC Tod Fod, Poetik Justis, Ace, MC Altaf and Mr. Scam - talking about why they chose hip hop and why they continue to pursue their dreams in music.  

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Alternative Andheri: Arts, Accessibility and Jugaad

Aayush Chaturvedi

14 June 2018

Aayush Chaturvedi was taken for an intense tour of the exciting cultural spaces of Andheri West. Aayush is part of the first batch of the Godrej India Culture Lab Leadership Programme - a one month internship at the Culture Lab. The programme is designed to give students an insider's look of the cultural industry in the country to raise cultural leaders of tomorrow.  

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Networking in the cultural industry

Harshit Satija

14 June 2018

Our Leadership Programme fellow Harshit Satija was introduced to the world of networking thanks to the Art X Company. How does an introvert network? He talks about it here! Harshit is a part of the first batch of the Godrej India Culture Lab Leadership Programme - a one-month intership at the Culture Lab. The programme is designed to give students an insider's look of the cultural industry in the country to raise cultural leaders of tomorrow.  

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