Queeristan: Pride, Pan-India

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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Historian Saleem Kidwai on queer narratives in history

Saleem Kidwai

10 January 2019

The issue of queer identity is a recent one and therefore, one does not often come across it in history. However, caste, class, and religion are often mentioned in history in the context of same sex attraction or relations, though one never notices any discrimination on the basis of any of these identities against queer people in particular.

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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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New beginnings at the India Culture Lab

Soma Das

20 December 2018

Dear Culture Lab family,

Let me introduce myself. My name is Soma and I am the newest member of the Godrej India Culture Lab team J. I joined during a really hectic but exciting time – bang in the middle of Urban Lens Film Festival 2018. And the week after that was the launch of A Manifesto for Trans Inclusion, our white paper on transgender inclusion in the workplace.

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Top 5 videos of 2018

Team Culture Lab

20 December 2018

In 2018, we had some amazing speakers and performers come to the India Culture Lab. Here is a selection of conversations and performances that we have curated for you on the blog. Enjoy!

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How to make workplaces more inclusive for trans community

Team Culture Lab

20 December 2018

September 6, 2018, was a landmark day for the LGBTQ community. After years of prolonged efforts by activists, lawyers and NGOs, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement decriminalising homosexuality. In December, this year, we launched A Manifesto for Trans Inclusion in the Workplace. 

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