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 Quint

Diversity Begins at Home: Smriti Irani Talks Gender and Inclusion

The World Economic Forum India Summit, hosted by Vikram Chandra on NDTV, brought together a panel that included Smriti Irani (Minister of Textiles), Sashi K Mukundan (Country Head at BP Exploration), Parmesh Shahani (Head of Godrej India Cultural Lab) and Shamina Singh (Mastercard Centre for In...6 October 2016

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India Economic Summit: Breaking Down Diversity Barriers

The recent World Economic Forum's India Summit had a panel on "Breaking Diversity Barriers" that included Lab Head Parmesh Shahani, Min. Smriti Irani and others. Watch the discussion here. 6 October 2016

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The Hindu

Translation is the noblest failure: Jerry Pinto

A few days before writer Jerry Pinto leaves for the United States, he agrees to meet us at Kitab Khana in Fort on a humid, long-shadowed afternoon. The last few months have been a double blessing for the writer; he’s not just won the $1,50,000 prize for his fiction novel Em and the Big Hoom, bu...2 September 2016

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Being LGBT in India: Some home truths

Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab and author of the book Gay Bombay, does not know a single person whose life turned for the worse after coming out, in the long term. “Though it is challenging, I am a strong advocate of people coming out. I know of so many families that have bec...28 August 2016

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The Hindu

How should a feminist dress?

Since the Chanel show, the debate on the correlation between fashion and feminism has gone mainstream, with celebrities like Lena Dunham and Priyanka Chopra advocating a woman’s right to wear what she wants. Today, Lakmé Fashion Week, in collaboration with Godrej India Culture Lab, will host a ...19 August 2016

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Asian Age

Fashionably Feminist

As the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) is set to stage the first plus-size fashion show, thereby redefining the ramp-ready body type, a few feminist thinkers and fashion designers are preparing to give a talk on fashion and feminism at the Godrej India Culture Lab, in a bid to sensitise and change the...18 August 2016

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India Today

My freedom to be: Freedom is a compass to orient oneself with

I love living in a country where fierce debate is possible. Having differences in opinion is never the problem; the challenge would be if the debates were to stop. At the Godrej India Culture Lab, we provide a space where one can share perspectives, offer opportunities for negotiation and conve...10 August 2016

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All about inclusion

The Godrej group has emerged as a leader of the movement for LGBTQ inclusion in the corporate space with sensitisation programmes and HR rules that support integration in every which way. DNA talks to Godrej India Culture Lab Head, Parmesh Shahani to learn more.31 July 2016

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