Hello Culture Lab Family,
The festive season is here! Hope you are all enjoying yourselves just as we are in #VivaVikhroli. We have an amazing calendar of events lined up for you that aim to create meaningful dialogue and celebrate changing contemporary India.
First up in this series of heavy hitters is our Diversity Funda on October 9. Our power-packed panel for this features a top industrialist, a person working within big corporates for LGBT inclusive policies and the awesome mom of an LGBT activist. (Read below to know who these amazing people are.) After this, we will be screening Breaking Free, the path breaking new documentary by Sridhar Rangayan that traces the LGBT movement in India! We are collaborating with Godrej’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative and with Community Business, a non-profit organization, for this event. Don’t miss it. (To whet your appetite, here’s what transpired the last time we collaborated with D&I.)
After you RSVP, don’t miss two really cool new articles on our website. The first one is a blog within a blog – think of it like a blog version of Inception. We have compiled a list of all the posts Dr Henry Jenkins wrote on his website during his trip to India. They are delightful reads and prove to you something we have been saying since he came down - he is one of the coolest academics we have met. After you are done with them, read Lab head Parmesh Shahani’s thoughts on Wandering Women, the feminist film festival that we held at our Lab over the Independence weekend.
As always, we have a great new video for you. Navroze Godrej, the brains behind Hubble, Archana Prasad, the founder of Jaaga, and Rajeev Thakkar of Studio X are in conversation with Lab head Parmesh Shahani about “the architecture of collaboration” – so do check it out, as well as the other 100 videos or so on our website.
To wrap up this newsletter, don’t miss the highlights from our last event, the screening of The Invisible (R)evolutions (you can see the beautiful setup we had for the show in the picture above). Also, read on to know why you are missing out on a large part of your online social life if you are not following the Lab on Instagram.
That’s all folks… for now. Stay tuned.
Kevin Lobo + Team Culture Lab