Supriya Nair on Cultural Journalism: The Joys and the Challenges

Sanchi Mehra, Culture Lab Fellow 2019

10 June 2019

Supriya talked to the Culture Lab Fellows 2019 about journalism in the cultural space, the changes in the field post the digital revolution, and the various intersections that construct the web of culture itself. Lab Fellow Sanchi writes about the masterclass in this blog!

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Surpiya Joshi on Writing Sketch Comedy

Sanchi Mehra, Culture Lab Fellow 2019

10 June 2019

The Supaarwoman of Indian comedy, Supriya Joshi talked to the Culture Lab Fellows 2019 about sketch writing in the age of the Internet and explained the production process for the same. Read on for takeaways from the session!


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Rashmi Dhanwani on Arts Management in India

Nishanti Srinivasan, Leadership Fellow 2019

7 June 2019

Leadership Fellow Nishanti shares her learnings from Rashmi Dhanwani on the functions of art managers and their role in the culture and art industries of India. 

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A Morning in the Mangroves

Anurag Soni, Culture Lab Leadership Fellow

1 June 2019

Our Leadership Programme Fellows made their way to the Vikhroli mangroves ahead of World Enviroment Day to explore the mangrove ecosystem. Anurag Soni writes about the experience in this blog. 

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My last year as a TED Senior Fellow: Notes from TED 2019

parmesh shahani

14 May 2019

2019 being Parmesh's last year as a Senior TED Fellow, he reflects on the incredible people he's met through the programme. He also writes about how the conference reflects the changing times we live in how it remains an amazing confluence of big ideas.

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“We Can Do It” – Meena Seshu on the power of collectivisation for access to healthcare

Kiran Kulkarni

8 April 2019

Dylan Mohan Gray's film From Durban To Tomorrow featured five advocates on the frontline of the rights-based future for global healthcare, one of which was Meena Seshu. Meena Seshu, founder of SANGRAM and advocate for sex worker rights and empowerment, spoke about access, public healthcare and collectivisation at the Lab in April. Our 2019 Leadership Fellow Kiran wrote all about Meena's learnings from the field in this blog.

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The Past is Before Us

Isha Pawar

5 April 2019

Leadership Fellow Isha Pawar writes about her feminist politics and 'The Past is Before Us', our opening panel at 'So Many Feminisms!' featuring stalwarts in the movement. 

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The Lab goes to Ahmedabad and Vadodara

Mukta and Nayanika

4 April 2019

Our team retreat to Ahmedabad and Vadodara saw us exploring fascinating work being done in academia, breath-taking architecture and the beautiful legacies of the city’s cultural patrons -all while feasting on fafda. 

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