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Parmesh Shahani @parmeshs Mumbai, India.

Head - Godrej @IndiaCultureLab. Former senior @TEDFellow & alum - @Yale @WorldFellows + @yglvoices. Author - ‘Gay Bombay’ (2008) + ‘Queeristan’ (upcoming, 2020)

243 Following   11,260 Followers   25,397 Tweets

Joined Twitter 6/24/07


#AboutLastNight: Our panellist @parmeshs tells us what’s next for the LGBTQIA+ community and more.… https://t.co/n9BTwBMAsJ
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9/15
2019
Greatly enjoyed my @GraziaIndia conversation at @SohoHouse today with @radhika_apte, Megha Seth of @HumsafarTrust T… https://t.co/ikM0AC8VRDWe are so excited to host @uanjaria at The Great Indian Fandom Conference! Ulka will be part of our session 'Your D… https://t.co/eN4gWHfRAl
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniCheck it out here:https://t.co/iFBCrMUIAb and join us on 20 & 21 September at the Lab. RSVP on our website NOW!
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniThis is the worst social media challenge in history and we demand that all of you stop it AT ONCE. Books are precio… https://t.co/1m5DZIqTmS
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniI spoke to @sukanyashantha about why I called for Assistant Directors/Writers from DBA backgrounds. Please read to… https://t.co/J5gi5IjDYV
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani“Here are two pieces of bread. You eat two. I eat none. Average consumption: one bread per person.” —Nicanor Parr… https://t.co/SNeVu3zqtW
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniSome steps beyond the Harmonised Guidelines that need to be taken into account to make a toilet accessible for PwDs https://t.co/HKMIELZNol
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniOur #indianfandom curator Saniya is all over the newspapers today. Do come for her event to @indiaculturelab next w… https://t.co/Q95pDsfJojThe wonderful ⁦@sohinichat⁩ is a flaneur walking through one of my favourite parts of Kolkata in this ⁦@livemint⁩ f… https://t.co/imchq54VaUMust read, by @harsh_mander “Tabrez Ansari and I” https://t.co/L0E8t3kb8zCongratulations dear @ndtv team for this. Super achievement! https://t.co/BhkUmrWtFjOne answer to “but what can I do” ❤️❤️ https://t.co/QsVwQaNz7S
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniExcellent news! Press Council of India issues guidelines on media reporting of #Suicide & #Mentalhealth ! Not perfe… https://t.co/AgGdOWaotv
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9/14
2019
@MCSjournal Here is the CFP for ‘Encounters with Western media theory’ from @MCSjournal. Please circulate widely, a… https://t.co/ZRlWcasaZZ
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @MCSjournal We hope that essays we publish will join a broader conversation in the field and shed light on how we c… https://t.co/TFXy939wDW
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @MCSjournal We are particularly interested in provocative essays that stem from your experiences in doctoral progra… https://t.co/Oipmdf5Vn2
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniMedia & Commn. studies is a global endeavor now, but graduate training remains rooted in Western philosophical trad… https://t.co/tGXK5JC129
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniWelcome to the event of the year! DAFRICA cup. First in the history when Dalits will compete with Africans in a fr… https://t.co/WpuWpVIHkz
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniFor members of the LGBTQIA + community, fashion is more than just a trend. It’s about establishing a sense of self.… https://t.co/andvAoNpB0A super opportunity. https://t.co/K9DRehSvavOMG - so exciting! The #ZubaanMela is back from @ZubaanBooks - wish I was in Delhi for this. Lots of love to our fr… https://t.co/rv71oyGEYlExcellent! Lesbians Who Tech is building https://t.co/4bEaov5Phk to diversify hiring https://t.co/wouakRn4VLFor your #FridayFeeling #FIIRecommends Writing Caste/Writing Gender by #SharmilaRege. https://t.co/aHN1jVEMWX
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani"How fear, rumours fuel mob fury" Must read by @snigdhapoonam in @htTweets https://t.co/FTpbkDZIpfWildcard entries now OPEN for our @IndiaCultureLab humanities leadership program. If you’re a college student in Mu… https://t.co/VBP7UjqSeX
9/13
2019
We are thrilled to announce that Twinkle Choudhary, admin of India's first @BTS_twt fan club, @BangtanINDIA will sp… https://t.co/t4KO4t14ch
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniMy friends at @JunoonTheatre are looking to hire a person who has a keen interest in education and a value for the… https://t.co/7lDexG4y2tLooking for Assistant Directors and Assistant Writers from DBA backgrounds. Please share it to help friends. https://t.co/dqL1Orq5I4
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniThe meaning of words: https://t.co/FVqhkNes82
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniThe political cannot be reduced to the painstaking management of emotionally safe spaces and shared atmospheres. Ra… https://t.co/MCp8qyj6Ua
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9/12
2019
We are so excited to announce @rajtoday as a panelist for our ‘FanScaping communities in India’ panel which will br… https://t.co/AyF6AedCck
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniLabbie @koninika_roy shares her fan moment and love for our speaker @parodevi with us! As we gear up for the Great… https://t.co/SSJIX73off
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniCongrats dear @saysnidhigoyal 👏 https://t.co/FIZta31QcBHappy palindrome week! 9-10-19 9-11-19 9-12-19 9-13-19 9-14-19 9-15-19 9-16-19 9-17-19 9-18-19 9-19-19 (won't happen again for 92 years)
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniOut now! Our Twitter chat with @msjdubey and @bhatteshwari ⚡️ “Serial" Subversion⚡️ is now compiled into a Moment!… https://t.co/Dk1tdcOpX9
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniRome's decline was caused less by gaping wounds than gaping inequality, and by leaders unable or willing to remedy… https://t.co/FI0G9tNrlv
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniIndians are going too far for thrilling TikTok videos that can go viral https://t.co/FrgFUMGu4k
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniSearing, heart breaking 'You want to hear your mother’s voice like you’ve never wanted to hear it before.'… https://t.co/jFZOOWwvpk
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab @msjdubey @bhatteshwari Thanks all - this was scintillating ❤️A big thank you to the fabulous @msjdubey and @bhatteshwari for such a power-packed chat, and to all those who tune… https://t.co/XfxoNhpb30
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @WittyKittyVixxy @IndiaCultureLab @msjdubey Indeed, fandom and its discontentments is a massive unharnessed resourc… https://t.co/vJYvp6ccmA
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @WittyKittyVixxy @msjdubey @IndiaCultureLab Unlike in the west where fandoms have been around long enough (arguably… https://t.co/qA8wh18qHI
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @bhatteshwari @msjdubey @IndiaCultureLab From my experience,producers hate it when you show them the mirror.They lo… https://t.co/lJqLs9YhR0
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab Read #indianfandom fanfic on India forums, Telly Updates, MyeDuniya: india websites, and Archive o… https://t.co/tVQLtM3LqD
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniSpreading out is key. Some websites are easier to navigate than others, such as AO3 with its tagging system. There… https://t.co/GfoCYY0Tna
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @i_am_zaniamorph @bhatteshwari @IndiaCultureLab @msjdubey In fact,if they hired some of the fan fiction writers, th… https://t.co/WSy5J9NrS8
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @WittyKittyVixxy @i_am_zaniamorph @bhatteshwari @IndiaCultureLab To a large extent, any fan engagement with the sto… https://t.co/LX5ePABByb
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @WittyKittyVixxy @i_am_zaniamorph @bhatteshwari @IndiaCultureLab The makers have often blocked ardent fans on socia… https://t.co/VeHS0w4fB6
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @WittyKittyVixxy @i_am_zaniamorph @bhatteshwari @IndiaCultureLab The biggest production houses ignore fan voices &… https://t.co/N3Icjk6ORD
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab @bhatteshwari Soap makers also like to rile their viewers with red herrings, delayed gratification… https://t.co/lcbFGk7VqQ
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab The ads are very much part of the soap blitz. These shows are ruled by Indian advertisers. Foreign… https://t.co/b9WwXcEboP
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniWhen people called TV shows garbage, which they did all the time, until recently, commercialism was at the heart of… https://t.co/OVXd15yHMh
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab @bhatteshwari TRPs are mostly not an indicator of what fans want. TRPs may be a better measure of… https://t.co/u8fYUx5dru
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab My other TV serial pet peeve: the lure of uniting the main characters but stretching the story to… https://t.co/y1XhhGaQGe
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab In a way I am imagining myself as a soap writer—what would I do with the same formula? How would i… https://t.co/y2ArryNY4r
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab What offended me most about TV soaps was that characters're never held accountable 4 horrid words… https://t.co/7GSHsswzxF
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab 2) how long a show runs is dependent on keeping the fans happy- not true of a film! Once its made… https://t.co/XPW9GyE2Ap
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani.@bhatteshwari in your study of Indian fan subcultures - how are Indian soap fandoms different from (or even simila… https://t.co/Lptqn6YFrW
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab Themes: Love, Love and more ishq wall love. Sexual and platonic love. Jealousy, heartache, lovesic… https://t.co/qjCeRbloGT
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab Since I adapted a soap opera, my story arcs have been super-emotional, heavy-duty Bollywood stuff—… https://t.co/iTrxhA1Zpt
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab The readers are predominantly female. But there are men too who’ve been loyal in their comments an… https://t.co/dqrwxzWuEs
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniFirst up, @msjdubey, since you’ve built a loyal following for your writing, what have you noticed about your reader… https://t.co/MyDID9VXqP
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniOur 2nd panelist is @msjdubey. She discovered her love for writing by hate-watching desi soaps. She started writing… https://t.co/gbCyRlnnxH
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniOur first panelist is @bhatteshwari. Laboni is a graduate student in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at… https://t.co/myoFEmDBln
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani @IndiaCultureLab @msjdubey @bhatteshwari Actually @ektaravikapoor - you will like this Twitter chat too. Do track i… https://t.co/ZvyGg26SKKDear @aswinp @uanjaria @henryjenkins @Sam_Ford @djrekha @RachelMJDwyer - you may find this interestingHalf an hour from now, tune into @indiaculturelab's exciting twitter chat '"Serial" Subversion' with the incredible… https://t.co/MYYNxPuTvLIf you're in Delhi tomorrow, let's talk #Kashmir at the release of a book that is charged with the urgency of rapid… https://t.co/rw8y5j70zp
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani“Who Hurts When You’re Gone? Suicide Through the Eyes of Families” - must see story by our @IndiaCultureLab alum… https://t.co/BOQ9f5MYyG
9/11
2019
We are so excited to host @parodevi at The Great #IndianFandom Conference! Paro will be part of our session 'Your D… https://t.co/EHGP6XGwtn
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniWoman on wheelchair asked to stand at Delhi’s T3, told ‘don’t do drama’ via @htTweets https://t.co/FRZlxzTcux #inclusion #Disability
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniAnd if you want to dig deeper, sign up for our open online course which covers this topic: https://t.co/l4IOF3HBDm
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniThe poorest women in the world subsidize global health to the tune of $1 trillion dollars with their underpaid & un… https://t.co/n1kzgZU9KB
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9/10
2019
Why you should read Parmesh Shahani's book 'Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in Corporate India' @parmeshshttps://t.co/Nezr8Yq84e
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniNew this week: Sahba Husain’s ‘Love, Loss and Longing in Kashmir’, a book that is the result of decades of activist… https://t.co/l8FGSlILxG
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniSuch an interesting art project in Bangalore - supported by @IndiaIFA https://t.co/WvBlFXpddA https://t.co/HuoyIQCudtLooking forward to seeing you and hearing you dear @iamamlan https://t.co/TIRPJBd76ISuper read on @1843mag. Dear @ashadevos - have you seen this? https://t.co/NFWB7m2jvEOur updated @IndiaCultureLab fandom conference schedule is below. Hope you've RSVPd already. https://t.co/PAOmI8nWJnRahul followed this spectacular @TEDTalks video with his masterclass in Mumbai at our @IndiaCultureLab - watch that… https://t.co/UOzRHWJhey"During the festival of Ganpati, a street becomes a community hall, but in a matter of 10 days, it is reversed & th… https://t.co/YxxBVcCVcy
Retweeted by Parmesh Shahani“Son, dear son, what good were all the marks you got?” a group of women, including the dead boy's mother, wailed on… https://t.co/wiKF48YndV
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniIndia is squeezing it's biodiverse areas like a neck in a noose. This is Ramnagar town next to the, Corbett Tiger R… https://t.co/5llDOAs4if
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9/9
2019
We are so excited to announce @iamamlan as a panelist for our panel ‘FanScaping communities in India’ which will br… https://t.co/mRoXcvdzbY
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniImportant report from @IndiaSpend "In J&K Shutdown, PM’s Health Scheme Grinds To Halt, Healthcare Crisis Grows" https://t.co/jsMt7Ega6a @saliltripathi @HoudartUN @ihrb @karthikavk Yes! Am writing about our two events together and how things changed in… https://t.co/GusOSQfGCmFor those of you in Bangalore, do attend the talks by @PSainath_org if you can. It's open to all. Venue - Nationa… https://t.co/lpvBc7EqYW
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniThis was long overdue darling @thedivasushant. Lucky them 😉😘❤️ https://t.co/fvn0tN8RReLovely piece by @Apurvasrani in @MumbaiMirror - do read https://t.co/uHJkHCP9eLChalo. Go listen to my ⁦@ExpressPodcasts⁩ on the ⁦@sandipr⁩ show NOW! “How much corporate India changed a year aft… https://t.co/n08hfdoddgWas happy to talk to @sandipr for this article. Please read: “377: Equality has to go beyond pink momos, memes” https://t.co/7zSKKyW8mwComing up today on The Sandip Roy Show. Parmesh Shahani aka @parmeshs talks about life after #Section377 on… https://t.co/n0L4xRy5RW
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9/8
2019
Thanks for this guide dear @CB_Asia - it is excellent!!!! 🙏🏽 https://t.co/IkNug0oxn8“The False Link Between Article 370 and Queer Rights” - must read by ⁦@anishgawande⁩ https://t.co/g5LEgsGP9W @keshav_suri Hug 🌈😘❤️We want to know YOUR fan moment! Tell us by replying to this tweet and 3 lucky winners will stand a chance to win e… https://t.co/8qZBtmg7Qh
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniAnd here's our very own Labbie Saniya's @BTS_twt fan moment! #IndianFandom https://t.co/IlatfSz6bS
Retweeted by Parmesh ShahaniAs we gear up for The Great Indian Fandom Conference on 20 & 21 September, our dear Lab friend @NeonKink shares her… https://t.co/6wZ1Xcy5Uv
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9/7
2019

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