One year since the Trans inclusion Manifesto

Parmesh Shahani

18 December 2019

It’s been one year since we launched the Manifesto for Trans Inclusion in the Indian Workplace - Lab head Parmesh looks back on what’s changed since, and the road ahead for corporate India in this blog piece.

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The Lab was ‘Re-Imagining Other Indias’ at Serendipity Arts Festival 2019

Pallavi Khare

18 December 2019

The Godrej India Culture Lab popped up in Goa at the Serendipity Arts Festival with a session on creative place making called ‘Re-Imagining Other Indias’. The session was devoted to exploring the evolution and shifts in how the ‘urban’ is defined, perceived, and experienced in India. 

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Looking back at 2019: Our favourite Culture Lab memories

Team India Culture Lab

17 December 2019

2019 at the Lab was a year of having conversations that are close to our hearts through our events and projects, building solidarities with all those who graciously shared their knowledge and experience at our Lab, and nurturing the young generation of cultural changemakers through our youth fellowships. As the year draws to a close, here’s a recap through some of our fondest memories, in the words of our very own Culture Lab team!

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Thank you Godrej One!

Saniya Shaikh + Team India Culture Lab

17 December 2019

Our Lab started in 2011, hosting Friday Fundas in our modest auditorium at the old Godrej campus which we called Space Office. Sitting here in a completely revamped office, looking back at the last 9 years of our journey- from a 100-seater auditorium for lectures to larger-than-life ephemeral museum, a Culture Map, our student fellowships and more- not only do we feel a deep sense of nostalgia, but also a sense of immense gratitude. Through this blog, we want you to meet our friends at Godrej One who have been our support system #1, and also thank them for helping us make our Lab successful in every way! 

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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!

TEAM CULTURE LAB

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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