The work and activities of the Godrej India Culture Lab have drawn the attention of the media ever since our inception. Here is a selection of some of the coverage we’ve received. If you’re from the press and would like to visit our lab, attend some of our events, or would like specific images of certain events, please mail us on

The Swaddle

How Caste Has Always Shaped Desire, Desirability

“Sexuality in any form, heterosexual or not, is shaped by caste,” said Dhiren Borisa last Friday, during a panel discussion at ‘Queeristan,’ a two-day program (18 and 26 January) by the Godrej India Culture Lab. The event, ‘Caste and Queerness’ focused on the intersection of caste and sexuality...21 January 2019

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The Asian Age

Queer grounds for prejudice

A new year signifies a new beginning, and this year’s first Pride month throws light on the prejudice within the queer community. The Godrej India Culture Lab along with the Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) will address and explore intersectional issues that afflict the queer community in India.18 January 2019

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Saluting lesser-known voices

The decriminalisation of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was a watershed moment for the LGBTQ community last year. To commemorate it and look at the movement from a wider lens, the Godrej India Culture Lab (GICL) has organised a two-day event called Queeristan on January 18 and 26.17 January 2019

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Being queer, being Dalit

Take a cue from the Pride Rainbow flag—queerness is a vivid spectrum. It’s the kind of diversity that Jo and Dan bring to the Instagram account @find___love, where each post is a modern lonely hearts ad. Projects like this one and many more are set to be part of Queeristan, a two-day (18 and 26...13 January 2019

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The Hindu

Inclusion is a way to make money, ensure innovation

Godrej India Culture Lab launches manifesto to encourage trans inclusivity, employment in corporate sector. Before elaborating on the vital points of the manifesto, Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab, emphasised, “If you don’t be inclusive you will wither away and die,” he joked,...14 December 2018

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The Swaddle

Corporate India Needs to Get With the Program — Trans Inclusion Is Good for Business

For the past year, the Godrej India Culture Lab has been working on a project that specifically makes the case for corporate India to embrace the 4.9 lakh documented trans people in India, 92% of whom are still unable to participate in the formal economy, according to the National Human Rights ...14 December 2018

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Economic Times

India Inc looks at wider LGBTQ inclusion

Godrej India Culture Lab is launching ‘A Manifesto for Trans Inclusion in the Indian Workplace’ that aims to highlight the circumstances of transgender people in Indian society and how corporate India can take action. 10 December 2018

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Asian Age

Revisiting the violent past

Two documentary filmmakers want to remind of horrific events in India’s history to keep us repeating our mistakes.The films diffuse the idea between fiction and non-fiction with narrative and voice over followed by the characters sharing their anecdotes. They force the audience to recall the fo...2 November 2018

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