Talks & events

As the head of the Godrej India Culture Lab, I often moderate our discussions with visiting academics, authors and filmmakers. In addition, I occasionally give talks and participate in conversations about different aspects of contemporary India at different forums within and outside India. Here are some of the events I have participated in.

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  • Thursday 6th October 2016

    Breaking Down Diversity Barriers

    Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum India summit 2016 on breaking down diversity barriers with Union minister Smriti Irani and others. 

  • Friday 26th August 2016

    Strategies for Engaging Diverse Communities

    Panel discussion at the Edinburgh Cultural Summit held at the Scottish Parliament

  • Friday 25th March 2016

    The meaning of luxury

    Panel discussion at the Mint Luxury Conference, 2016

  • Friday 20th November 2015

    Conversation with Madhuri Dixit

    Conversation with Bollywood legend Madhuri Dixit on her journey as an actor and humanitarian, at the first Women in the World India summit in Delhi. 

  • Friday 23rd October 2015

    Keynote Address - IIM Indore

    Keynote address at IRIS, the annual management and cultural festival of Indian Institute of Management Indore,

  • Friday 25th September 2015

    LGBT - a social stigma at work?

    Panel discussion on LGBT rights in the workplace at the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management. 

  • Friday 5th June 2015

    Telling Africa's Stories

    Panel discussion on "Telling Africa's Stories" at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town

  • Tuesday 18th November 2014

    Creating an Antevasin Corporation - Experiments from India's Godrej Group

    This was a talk at the Yale School of Management's China India Insights Colloquium about four experiments by the Godrej group - spanning human capital, design, venture capital and culture - aimed at transforming itself into an 'antevasin' corporation. 

  • Sunday 11th May 2014

    Soft Diplomacy

    A special event at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, co-organized by Arts Centre Melbourne and AsiaLink, discussing the future for creative diplomacy initiatives. 

  • Wednesday 9th April 2014

    India +SocialGood

    Panel discussion on the "Future of Cities" at the India +SocialGood conference in Mumbai, co-organized by the United Nations Foundation, Gates Foundation, Mashable and other partners.  

  • Saturday 8th March 2014

    INK Women

    Talk at the first INK Women conference in Mumbai, on optimism in the LBGT community, despite the recent legal setbacks on section 377. 

  • Sunday 16th February 2014

    The Indian LGBT Youth Leadership Summit

    Talk and panel discussion at India's first LGBT Youth Leadership Summit organized by the advocacy group Mingle.