Bone of 'content'ion: anime

Aditya talpade and Ambika Lambah

26 May 2020

Fellows Ambika and Aditya took us through convergence culture and the anime universe with Henry Jenkins' work on participatory culture and media convergence. They write about Ian Condry's writing on the collaborative creativity of practices like fansubbing to the migratory culture of anime communities in an increasingly digital world.

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Culture cocktail: The cutting edge of Indian design

ISHA SANEKAR AND ROHAN BHIDE

20 May 2020

Isha and Rohan define design and attempt to trace an Indian history of design - from doorknobs to fashion, two of our Culture Lab Fellows write about why Roadside Romeo is pathbreaking and tell you about 'borrowed' design elements in Ra.One. Read on to know more!

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Don’t Stop, Make it Pop

Laxmi Krishnan and Prateek Gupta

18 May 2020

In week two of the Leadership Programme, Fellows Laxmi and Prateek study what it means to define pop culture. They write about their encounters with the Indian contemporary through a contemporary debate - how does the TikTok versus Youtube feud play out in our cultural imagination and what are its stakes? For mobile publics, cringe content and a hint of subculture (in a blog about pop culture?!), read on!

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Meet the Meme Team!

TEAM CULTURE LAB

13 May 2020

Meet our Leadership Programme batch of 2020 - the Fellows will be working on The Meme Project this year, so check out the aptly themed introduction! 

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The Leadership Programme 2020 begins!

Nayanika

8 May 2020

Labbie Nayanika writes about the first week of the Leadership Programme - it's been full of video calls, hilarious audio lags, exciting work on The Meme Project, and some introductory cultural and design theory. 

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Top Quotes from our Instagram Live Chat with Yashica Dutt

Team Culture Lab

24 April 2020

On 17 April 2020 we marked Dalit history month by hosting an enlightening Instagram live conversation with Yashica Dutt, journalist and the author of Coming Out as Dalit. Yashica’s candid chat with us spanned everything from her personal journey of navigating her Dalit identity in the newsroom and in fashion. Read on as we bring to you some of the highlights of this conversation.

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Dalit History Month

TEAM CULTURE LAB

16 April 2020

From media and journalism to mental health and education - we’ve had some incredible people at the Lab talking about resistance, representation and anti-caste activism through their work. Check out our Dalit History Month playlist!

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COVID-19: Relief Efforts and Resources

Lab Team

8 April 2020

As we collectively face the challenges posed by Covid-19, we have put together a list of relief efforts driven by our friends and collaborators that aims to shape a more hopeful and resilient future for us all. Please do contribute in whatever way you can.

 

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