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Parmesh Shahani


Parmesh Shahani, listed in 2012 as one of 25 Indians to watch out for by Financial Times, is the head of the Godrej India Culture Lab – an experimental idea-space that cross–pollinates the best ideas and people working on India from across the academic, creative and corporate worlds to explore what it means to be modern and Indian.

In addition, Parmesh also serves as the Editor-at-large for Verve magazine, India. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a TED Fellow, an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow, and a Utrecht University-Impakt Fellow. His book, Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (Sage Publications), was published in 2008.

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