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The Godrej India Culture Lab is a fluid experimental space that cross-pollinates ideas and people to explore what it means to be modern and Indian.

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Star power doesn’t flow from above says @sv_tweets quoting Madhav Prasad. It comes from below. @IndiaCultureLabhttps://t.co/fEXLEorv4Y
Retweeted by India Culture Lab.@sv_tweets incredibly contextualises the facts vs. fiction dilemma - the argument has never been about that. The c… https://t.co/OcickiDf3aThe brilliant @sv_tweets revealing the meeting of two worlds - film fandoms and politics!! #IndianFandomhttps://t.co/s6m8dPy9s3
Retweeted by India Culture Lab.@sv_tweets talks about "reality narration" and the creation of alternative facts during election time through hagi… https://t.co/1HbErHXcahThe most expensive Kannada film made to promote a future politician who happened to be the 'star' of the film..not… https://t.co/HdTNRsdsQy
Retweeted by India Culture LabA brilliant masterclass by @sv_tweets on the intersection between fandom and politics on now at @IndiaCultureLabhttps://t.co/xBywFXfOrB
Retweeted by India Culture Lab"It's useful to go back to South Indian fandom because it has been around for about half a century - linguistic and… https://t.co/jgzrV8wkJMThe degree of digitisation brings to the fore the extent of media consumption in politics - the shift of focus goes… https://t.co/8Sin66rws4.@sv_tweets says that the kind of hyperbolic expressions of loyalty that come from fan activity are being absorbed… https://t.co/uItIsnL3xMThis is Pappu Sardar's @MadhuriDixit shrine - @sv_tweets calls our attention to fans behaving as devotees and how i… https://t.co/kjJWDNRq9a"Today, all of us are 'prosumers' - the fan is also a performer - not just a consumer." - @sv_tweets on the parti… https://t.co/XboUdkrXDg.@hiyer welcomes @sv_tweets for his talk 'Performing Devotion, Doing Politics' on cinepolitics and fan participatio… https://t.co/CdOOPCrOmc- @anecdotefilms' 'For the Love of a Man' comments on #Rajinikanth acting as the voice of the common man, the megap… https://t.co/37xYjjxbMJIn a song clip in 'For the love of a man', #Rajinikanth sings about our prestige, our good looks, our food and our… https://t.co/wcyHad30yBRajinikanth mimicry - an actor's popularity skyrockets as enacts Rajinikanth - and enacts his fanhood!… https://t.co/l76ROBMBf4 @IndiaCultureLab @anecdotefilms Another angle of fans watching fans 😀 @IndiaCultureLab #indianfandom https://t.co/E2ruDuawgW
Retweeted by India Culture LabWe have fans watching fans here at our Great #IndianFandom Conference! So glad to have the incredible and enthusias… https://t.co/TVxz1N8PJb.@anecdotefilms' 'For the love of a man' on how religious hero worship and Rajinikanth's fandom give and take a lot… https://t.co/YqgedoUOdk"Our cultural ethos is based on religion, and in the absence of cinema - religion was the only form of entertainmen… https://t.co/UTHNZsOcXKLoving every second of @anecdotefilms For the Love of a Man - about #Rajinikanth fandom. Brilliant just brilliant.… https://t.co/hNJPaq5IUX
Retweeted by India Culture Lab"When a villain acts against Rajini, we start shouting at the screen. When Rajini gets slapped, we get angry - what… https://t.co/Nbz6YXT3Kp"Even the people who see cinema as just entertainment call him Thalaivar (our leader)" - @anecdotefilms' 'For the l… https://t.co/19xrIRE6XtWe are kicking off our #IndianFandom conference with a screening of @anecdotefilms' incredible film 'For the Love O… https://t.co/K4MIHcuoULCurator of the Great #IndianFandom Conference Saniya talks @tumblr, friendship, cosplaying and her journey towards… https://t.co/wvLFltSD65So is Samreen. Being Bhaijaan screens tomorrow but she is here to catch the opening and Prof Srinivas’ masterclass… https://t.co/D8aBrodNTs
Retweeted by India Culture LabWe have FAN-tastic artwork here as take-aways at the #IndianFandom Conference! #Rajinikanth fans will love… https://t.co/Ydc2UCbZh5Professor Srinivas is here. You should be too. @IndiaCultureLab #indianfandom https://t.co/o7UW93FhGX
Retweeted by India Culture LabDr. Srinivas (@sv_tweets) is in the house! Here he is talking to our Culture Lab champions an hour ahead of our Gre… https://t.co/Ct8iJr4k0ACalling on all #GameOfThrones fans to check out this cool tribute by the Indian Whistler's Association in their vid… https://t.co/9llsb7o0c4Make your way to #VivaVikhroli early to catch the exhibits before The Great #IndianFandom Conference begins! https://t.co/W8e0aREwTBAll roads lead to our The Great #IndianFandom Conference today at 5pm! Don't miss it! https://t.co/PWb7fdnaVV
9/20
2019
Come and witness this amazing exhibit on the 20-21 September at our The Great Indian Fandom Conference! RSVP here: https://t.co/XVHSj0voOrThey are the only club that still does a ride every month and while many of their members have moved on to bigger a… https://t.co/T93wIC9krUWe are so excited to host a photo exhibit by The Inddiethumpers Bullet Club chronicling the journey of people broug… https://t.co/jf9Hs6mQgZA big congratulations to our #indianfandom contest winners @seerahsthetic,@whats.inn.a.name(instagram) and… https://t.co/43QpmvjUQsCatch this and more at our The #IndianFandom Conference on 20-21 September! RSVP here: https://t.co/XVHSj0MZFZWe are thrilled to have fan-tastic fan art of BTS (created by @borahaetk), Rajinikanth (by @elodrawsthings), Sridev… https://t.co/QFDHqXTDJ5Catch this and more on 20-21 September at our The Great #IndianFandom Conference. RSVP here: https://t.co/XVHSj0MZFZ
9/19
2019
Come and experience this amazing exhibit on 20 and 21 September at The Great Indian Fandom Conference! RSVP now: https://t.co/XVHSj0MZFZThe Indian Whistlers’ Association (@indianwhistlers) is the world’s largest whistling fraternity dedicated to bring… https://t.co/ihmBRx3hT1We are so excited to host a video installation by @indianwhistlers who are exploring community building through lov… https://t.co/TSvh6tlDW3The next ace up @IndiaCultureLab's sleeve is the first ever Fandom Conference that's coming up this weekend. @URM1https://t.co/e1CQ1xiGZ7
Retweeted by India Culture LabWe spent an amazing morning with the brilliant, enthusiastic students of V. G. Vaze College talking to them about o… https://t.co/dUgjcNUHkj
9/18
2019
Inderjit Nagi is the co-owner of fashion and lifestyle brand, 'Item Number'. He is a creative and artistic consulta… https://t.co/ppAV2iqy7qArif is the co-owner of fashion & lifestyle brand, 'Item Number'. He is a contemporary artist, graphic designer, ph… https://t.co/VRvl9e3ZvWIt has been conceptualised, designed, compiled and edited by her fans Syed Ali Arif and Inderjit Nagi, while many m… https://t.co/BlpntbDn3ZWe are thrilled to be hosting the launch of India's first collector's-edition coffee-table book on the legendary Sr… https://t.co/vqp9NxlPKg
9/17
2019
@IndiaCultureLab Also, here is Indu Antony's series of Indian drag kings doing brilliant impersonations:… https://t.co/yj3vbQmLiw
Retweeted by India Culture LabLove you all @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @aswinp - thank you so much for doing this. 😍🌈🙏🏾 #indianfandom https://t.co/tBJvyYtdRw
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab I wrote about the play 4 years ago here: https://t.co/h8mqTlK7CI #indianfandom
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @kareempuff @RachelMJDwyer Thank you! This was a whirlwind! And I will continue to tweet responses… https://t.co/3LIaF5xZMm
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @parmeshs @aswinp @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab Sarabhai vs Sarabhai 2 was an example of a comeback b… https://t.co/3JNN2EByIb
Retweeted by India Culture LabAnd that's a wrap! A big thank you to the amazing @kareempuff, @aswinp & @RachelMJDwyer for such a fun chat - we ha… https://t.co/mMSJ9nAbFg @IndiaCultureLab Also important to note queer women's Bollywood fandoms, of Shammi Kapoor, early Amitabh, early Sal… https://t.co/YqtagufrGb
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @aswinp @parmeshs @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab A bit off the question but remakes are key too. The remake of 'Don'… https://t.co/w8yD3uoXLm
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Someone like @AzmiShabana who across her career has played empowered women, fierce begums, and was… https://t.co/2FO7U6kvrj
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @paoroti @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab Anna Morcom (UCLA) has an excellent book 'The illicit worlds of Indian dance'… https://t.co/LJHeceO7PJ
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Often it's not necessarily their straightness that is being celebrated but the radical ways they p… https://t.co/1D0yDt6hI2
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Of course, this doesn’t mean that fan/audience work did not exceed the boundaries that were set up… https://t.co/jTcmOgPJ5f
Retweeted by India Culture LabUs too!! #IndianFandom https://t.co/sVUMiEYND2 @IndiaCultureLab That said, I do think that the Indian Idol-era of reality TV is critical b’cos it inaugurated a ne… https://t.co/bx4aIFGM2a
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Fans do keep the stars in their roles. SRK has enjoyed action films but his fans want to see Rahu… https://t.co/svY6l575W0
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Again, we can go back to Amitabh here. His fans' reactions to his accident on 'Coolie' led to the… https://t.co/9NqOCDr9Jm
Retweeted by India Culture LabIndeed. I was just thinking of this..... @snigdhapoonam you need to come back to our @IndiaCultureLab soon.… https://t.co/YtFMkXFAq0
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab *sigh* the pace at which the media scene has shifted (both culturally and politically) is daunting… https://t.co/xaASoX3seT
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @aswinp @IndiaCultureLab @kareempuff This essay by @snigdhapoonam is brilliant on Tiktok. https://t.co/Fk93AIX3Te
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @RachelMJDwyer @IndiaCultureLab @kareempuff @RachelMJDwyer and @kareempuff are right to stress the performative dim… https://t.co/MeRPLTnoVe
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab And to be clear, these are all practices of political self-making! #IndianFandom
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @aswinp @kareempuff Why aren't romance and love taken seriously? Is it because emotions are trivi… https://t.co/amW1H6YaGf
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Whether it's people creating shrines at home, or engaging in ephemeral performance practices of mi… https://t.co/N1PR0P0QYD
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @parmeshs @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab Netflix, Amazon, and others are tapping into Indian nostalgia… https://t.co/mYIJrf9TbN
Retweeted by India Culture Lab.@RachelMJDwyer, is there a sense of participation for fans of big movie stars, seeing as powerful production house… https://t.co/L7rIacKffT.@aswinp, you’ve written about ‘mobile publics’ and the process of voting in Indian Idol having ethno-national impl… https://t.co/J6jDrj5dd1.@kareempuff, could you theorise the phenomenon of straight women such as Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and Sonam Kapoor… https://t.co/TZjS4RLKOz @parmeshs @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab We are seeing a lot of this in the digital domain for sure. I… https://t.co/kmmIFBaRWx
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab I think it's a question of archive. The public worship of politicized film stars, the nature of sp… https://t.co/smspvSg82B
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @aswinp @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer Ya, our very own desi girl Priyanka Chopra's condecsending response to Ayes… https://t.co/zZodOPhivk
Retweeted by India Culture LabI wonder what all of you think of Indian fandoms and their capacity to bring properties back from the dead, or into… https://t.co/hZVK9nTw1r
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer @aswinp BRICS: Brazil - Russia - India - China - South Africa #IndianFandom
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer @aswinp I'm also interested in ways that folks from the global south take up Indian… https://t.co/bQwHZhfngQ
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @aswinp @kareempuff It's often felt to be silly or trivial to be a fan, yet it's important to unde… https://t.co/vRcIhwU3gp
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer We should dwell on @kareempuff’s point for a minute. So many Bollywood… https://t.co/CohoetUlBV
Retweeted by India Culture LabSo interesting! Gayatri talks about the double-edged nature of the concept of diaspora - read the paper here:… https://t.co/tVcblkzIDc @IndiaCultureLab SRK has a huge female fan following in Germany who make dolls and follow him on his visits. #IndianFandom
Retweeted by India Culture LabWe can't wait to hear from them! Here's the schedule and the registration link for all those who haven't RSVP's yet… https://t.co/4WlsJw8eJJ @IndiaCultureLab Film stars can be real ambassadors of soft power. Amitabh Bachchan has a great following as a mod… https://t.co/jhnzTk3SjA
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab I'm not sure ... now it's much easier to engage with India without going down an Orientalist path.… https://t.co/UyklsiUhYz
Retweeted by India Culture LabWhat explains our lack of focus on the affective component of being a fan? #IndianFandom @aswinp @kareempuff @RachelMJDwyerIndian fan studies has historically focused on either sports & nation building or the cine-politics of megastars su… https://t.co/TA7lID6zgC @IndiaCultureLab I love this YouTube documentation of choli ke peeche by the poolside because it shows not only the… https://t.co/yGA15o81JP
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins As for #indianfandom, before we talk capital T Theory, we need to come to terms w/ i… https://t.co/uIPSN5yRBy
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab Also, hijras, kothis, transgender bar dancers have always been re-interpreting film song queerly t… https://t.co/I8hkpLjlXO
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab I think we're seeing lots of queer interpretations of Bollywood given internet-based circulations… https://t.co/SrguYysLMh
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins This conversation feat. Aditya Nigam, for instance, is interesting. https://t.co/IodXgmxHvJ 2/3 #Indianfandom
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins This is an issue not only for media studies but the humanities and social sciences w… https://t.co/CzzExs1FDF
Retweeted by India Culture Lab @IndiaCultureLab I think important to note is that song and dance are CENTRAL to Hindi Cinema's queer possibilities… https://t.co/TOwS2gCmpA
Retweeted by India Culture LabCould you tell us about the state of fandom around Indian texts outside of the country, and what this means for Ind… https://t.co/8U2ga2cWRvLet’s talk transcultural fandom. @RachelMJDwyer, the image of India has travelled world over and created several my… https://t.co/U7pn2dGFc2 @IndiaCultureLab I think this song especially asks us to interrogate more than heteronormativity and gender binarie… https://t.co/rMLA4SNAlr
Retweeted by India Culture LabAnd we are so excited be screening @thefawz's fabulous film #TheQueenOfMyDreams which involves queer reading of Sha… https://t.co/FyOj5igMzr
9/16
2019

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