Futures of Fankind

Team India Culture Lab

30 September 2019

Kareem Khubchandani, Aswin Punathambekar and Rachel Dwyer joined us leading up to The Great Indian Fandom Conference to discuss the politics and possibilities of fan cultures in India on our Twitter chat- Futures of Fankind. Here's what went on!

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"Serial" Subversion

Team India Culture Lab

11 September 2019

We hosted "Serial" Subversion - a Twitter chat on fan fiction and fan communities surrounding Indian TV soaps. Fan fiction writer Jaya Dubey and Media Studies scholar Laboni Bhattacharya shared their insights on fan activism, characters with agency, TRPs, the fan-producer dynamic and writing erotica for Indian serials. Read the exciting exchange here!

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My Fan Moment: Stories of Fan-love!


10 September 2019

We asked some of our friends about their experiences of being a fan - from football to BTS to film - read their FANtastic stories of excitement, love and community here!

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On Creating a Feminist Internet with Smita Vanniyar

Anurag Soni | India Culture Leadership Fellow 2019

8 September 2019

The India Culture Lab Fellows class of 2019 had the pleasure of meeting and learning from Smita Vanniyar of Point of View. Smita’s masterclass with the Fellows was on the interconnectedness of the offline and online worlds, the acute gendering of digital spaces and how the internet works as a space for dissent. 

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10 Key Takeaways from our Masterclass with Architect Rahul Mehrotra

Team Culture Lab

5 September 2019

On 9 August we had the honour of hosting a Masterclass by Starchitect Rahul Mehrotra. His lecture commented on the nature of architecture today, about communities, contexts, pedagogy and the need to build with empathy. Below are the top 10 takeaways from the masterclass:

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Your Story Matters: The Leadership Fellows visit Yuvaa

Culture Lab Fellow 2019, Kiran Kulkarni

19 August 2019

Kiran writes about Nikhil Taneja's empathetic approach to storytelling and Yuvaa's research-driven, passionate vision for youth content on the internet.

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Salon with Sohaila

Nishanti Srinivasan, Leadership Fellow 2019

16 August 2019

We hosted a private salon with the author of 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape', Sohaila Abdulali. Leadership Fellow, Nishanti Srinivasan writes about the salon in this blog.

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Walk With Me: Atharva Goes On 'Art Deco Mumbai' Tour

Atharva Brahmecha

18 July 2019

Summer Scholar Atharva takes you through the enchanting Art Deco buildings in Mumbai.

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