Media

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 i[email protected]

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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The Hindu

Ravi Agrawal’s book India Connected explores the effects of rampant access to affordable smart devices and data plans. The Mumbai book launch will take place at the Godrej India Culture Lab.25 September 2018

The Hindu

Summit to empower queer leaders held in Mumbai

The Humsafar Trust, an NGO that works for LGBTQHI rights recently collaborated with the Canadian Consulate in Mumbai to host the Emerging Queer Leaders (EQueL) Summit. Some of the speakers that were invited included queer rights activists Harish Iyer and Sonal Giani, Parmesh Shahani head of God...31 August 2018

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The Hindu

Ways of seeing entertainment

 A day-long event this weekend looks at engaging stories that encourage us to participate in our own civic destinies. This Saturday, Godrej’s India Culture Lab and MIT’s Media Lab are collaborating on an event, The Past, Present and Future of Civic Entertainment in India they hope will encourag...10 August 2018

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Mint

Parmesh Shahani dreams of transgender employment at every workplace

What if every major company—private and public—had a multiple-level transgender employment initiative, asks Parmesh Shahani of Godrej India Culture Lab.10 August 2018

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Firstpost

Urdu in the internet age: Experts weigh in on how the language must adapt, evolve to become more accessible

These concerns, as well as the fate of Urdu in the internet age, were the focal point of a discussion at the India Culture Lab. "The idea that Urdu is in 'danger' is not true. It is alive; what it needs right now is development," said Mahtab Alam, executive editor of The Wire Urduand one of the...10 August 2018

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Midday

A Studio That's Seriously Entertaining

A new production studio seeks to address burning civic issues in a fun manner, through a genre they call 'civic entertainment'. While a lot of entertainment content these days are taking up civic issues and addressing problems in a light vein to drive the message harder, a new initiative seeks ...29 July 2018

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The Afternoon

The Rise of Gully Rap

Attending a Gully Rap program organised by the Godrej Culture Lab in the company's sprawling and beautiful Vikhroli premises, I saw a large number of oldie goldies and middle-aged manoos tapping their feet, clapping their hands and generally having as good a time as the youthful community that ...13 July 2018

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