Our regular speaker and performer series in Vikhroli has become a popular fixture on Mumbai’s event calendar. Join us on select Fridays of the month for these events and tell your friends about them as well. Most of our events are open to the public with RSVP.
In this Friday Funda, Dr. Payton MacDonald gave a talk and a demonstration on Indian and Western fusion music. He performed American maverick John Cage’s “Raga Music,” a unique piece that blends East and West aesthetics. Dr. Payton also gave a short talk about various composers and performers exploring fusion music in the present time, including artists such as Zakir Hussain, Terry Riley, Michael Harrison, Reena Esmail, and many others.28 March 2014Continue to Event
Textile Funda at Lakme Fashion Week
*How do we make Indian textiles cool+relevant for young India?* This fashion season the Godrej India Culture Lab returned to Lakmé Fashion Week for another pop up Fashion Funda! Cool designs and smoking hot ideas came together in this very special Funda!14 March 2014Continue to Event
Yo, Yo, Give Me Back that Beat! With DJ Rekha
Borrowing the bass? Or, just plain stealing? Many Bollywood producers have been inspired by music from different cultures. Likewise, non-desi producers have used exotic elements to widen their sonic palettes. And now, one of India’s biggest music artists pays a direct tribute to hip-hop by preceding his name with Yo Yo. DJ Rekha, the acclaimed mix master from New York in this very special Friday Funda, shared her tracks and her take on the global phenomenon of music appropriation.28 February 2014Continue to Event
The High Pamirs of Tajikistan sit among the most rugged and beautiful mountains on Earth - where the Himalaya, the Karakorums, the Tien Shan, Kun Lun, Hindu Kush and the Wakhan Range meet and fan out. In turn, these are part of an area of Earth that have defined not only mankind’s growth and development from our earliest period, but also its geopolitics for literally hundreds of years. Most of us seem to know little about it, that speaks more about us than this...14 February 2014Continue to Event
The New Indian Male
In this Friday Funda, anthropologist Michiel Baas focused on so-called ‘new professional categories’ such as ‘fitness trainer’ and ‘coffee barista’ to develop an understanding of the social mobility strategies of young professionals in urban India.31 January 2014Continue to Event
Democracy and Corruption - A view from the gray zone.
*The Godrej India Culture Lab was proud to collaborate with Stanford University for this very special lecture.* 17 January 2014Continue to Event
The Godrej India Culture Lab was proud to collaborate with the exhibition *Across Oceans and Flowing Silks: From Canton to Bombay 18th to 20th Centuries* that was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. As part of this exhibition we hosted a special discussion by designer Ashdeen Lilaowala titled ‘Global Gara’. 3 January 2014Continue to Event
The Future of Indian Children's Education
On the occasion of yet another Children's Day, what is the future of India's children, when it comes to education? At this special Funda, Neera Nundy from Dasra shed some light on recent innovations within the education landscape for children in India, including mega trends as well as individual exemplars. Aditya Nataraj from the Kaivalya Foundation then dug in deeper by talking about the foundation's efforts over the past few years and their learning journey. In the discussion that followed, both Neera and Aditya offered...15 November 2013Continue to Event