Lalita Iyer

I'm Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot!

18 October 2013

Eating for two. Post-baby body. Beatific mom. Yeah, right!  Lalita Iyer’s I'm Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot! is an irreverent, politically incorrect take on pregnancy and motherhood. It is a book on pregnancy that does not feature a week by week foetus diary, but instead dissects the raw deal of ‘baby-making’ and the reality ‘behind the rosy dream’. Through much humour and entertaining anecdotes, the author makes the reality check into motherhood softer to chew on. 

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MINNIE VAID

Awaaz Aala

4 October 2013

‘AWAAZ AALA’ is not just a documentary, but an attempt to create maximum social awareness about a possible solution (via the Cochlear Implant) to the crippling disability of deafness, especially in children. AWAAZ AALA follows the journey of  four hearing impaired children from pre-surgery to three years post-implant stages. It goes inside the Operation Theatre  to illustrate the actual process of implantation.

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Sidharth Bhatia

Amar Akbar Anthony

13 September 2013

Even forty years after it was made, Amar Akbar Anthony remains the final word in film entertainment, which many film-makers aspire to, but seldom manage to replicate. Film author Sidharth Bhatia went behind the scenes of one of the most loved Hindi films of all time to unravel the story of its making and what it means to Indian cinema.

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Pavan K. Varma

Chanakya's New Manifesto

29 July 2013

In this event, author Pavan Varma talks about his book Chanakya’s New Manifesto.

The talk was preceded by a  poem specially written and recited by Nadir Godrej, Managing Director of Godrej Industries Limited and Associated Companies.

This event was a collaboration between LitLive! and Godrej Nature’s Basket.

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I'm Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot!

Eating for two. Post-baby body. Beatific mom. Yeah, right!  Lalita Iyer’s I'm Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot! is an irreverent, politically incorrect take on pregnancy and motherhood. It is a book on pregnancy that does not feature a week by week foetus diary, but instead dissects the raw deal of ‘baby-making’ and the reality ‘behind the rosy dream’. Through much humour and entertaining anecdotes, the author makes the reality check into motherhood softer to chew on. 18 October 2013

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Awaaz Aala

‘AWAAZ AALA’ is not just a documentary, but an attempt to create maximum social awareness about a possible solution (via the Cochlear Implant) to the crippling disability of deafness, especially in children. AWAAZ AALA follows the journey of  four hearing impaired children from pre-surgery to three years post-implant stages. It goes inside the Operation Theatre  to illustrate the actual process of implantation.4 October 2013

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Amar Akbar Anthony

Even forty years after it was made, Amar Akbar Anthony remains the final word in film entertainment, which many film-makers aspire to, but seldom manage to replicate. Film author Sidharth Bhatia went behind the scenes of one of the most loved Hindi films of all time to unravel the story of its making and what it means to Indian cinema.13 September 2013

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Chanakya's New Manifesto

In this event, author Pavan Varma talks about his book Chanakya’s New Manifesto. The talk was preceded by a  poem specially written and recited by Nadir Godrej, Managing Director of Godrej Industries Limited and Associated Companies. This event was a collaboration between LitLive! and Godrej Nature’s Basket.29 July 2013

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Queer Voices from Mumbai

In the Fall of 2012, while on a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, American filmmaker and PhD student Jeff Roy came to Mumbai to film a documentary on music, dance, and performance art expressions from within the city's LGBTQ and Hijra communities. Combining interviews and performances from established and emerging performers in contemporary and folk traditions, the films that Roy will share with us show how the fundamental practice of music and dance helps to empower and strengthen individual LGBTQ voices as they navigate tradition and modernity...19 July 2013

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Pop up Kashish

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the biggest LGBT (Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender) Film festival in India and South Asia. Since its debut in 2010, Kashish has today become one of the important annual events in Mumbai's cultural calendar. The Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a special Pop Up edition of the festival on 10 May 2013.10 May 2013

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So Heddan So Hoddan

Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, a medieval Sufi poet, is an iconic figure in the cultural history of Sindh. His remarkable poems are sung by many communities in Kachchh and across the border in Sindh (now in Pakistan).These songs speak of the pain of parting, of the inevitability of loss and of deep grief that takes one to unknown and mysterious terrains. Umar Haji Suleiman of Abdasa, in Kachchh, Gujarat, is a self taught Sufi scholar; once a cattle herder, now a farmer,...1 March 2013

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Love Stories #1 to 14

Love! Some say it’s a feeling that can never be explained in words. Some say it is a journey of emotions. Love makes the world go around…Love is a many splendoured thing... (In that case, why do I hate you like I love you?) This Valentine’s Day (or rather, the day after), the Godrej India Culture Lab hosted a very special talk and book reading by Annie Zaidi, someone who’s written an entire book in trying to decipher this strangest of all...15 February 2013

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