random selection of stuff I've worked on over the past couple of
years - mostly words, but also some images, both still and moving.
Speaker at Names Not Numbers Mumbai on November 26, 2011
Speaker at MIT Communication Forum on November 10, 2011, on cities and the future of entertainment.
Speaker at Nokia World 2011 - October 26-27, 2011, in London.
Speaker at India's first corporate Diversity and Inclusion Forum in Mumbai on September 21, 2011.
Interviewee in Project Bolo - India's first LBGT oral history video archive.
The Sounds then the Silence
Editorial in Indian Express - July 15, 2011
Why Gay Employees Need to Come Out
Forbes India cover essay - June 27, 2011
Speaker on “Documenting Culture” at the Unbox Festival in Delhi, March 26, 2011
Moderator, "Many Cultures, One Country: Perspectives on Multiculturalism from Across the World”. Asia
Society ‘Asian Affairs’ Series, Mumbai, March 1, 2011
Urban (Re)Imagination - January 15, 2011
Organized and hosted this full day seminar on re-imagining the
geography, history and communities of cities in general, and Mumbai in
Caviar for Your Grey Cells
Mint (Wall Street Journal) - March 24, 2011
Co-organizer - TEDxBandra (2011), TEDxMumbai and TEDxDelhi
Participant in the Digital Natives With a Cause Thinkathon organized by Hivos and Center for Internet and Society, in The Hague, Netherlands, December 6-8, 2010.
Panelist on the "E-literature-here today, gone tomorrow?" panel at Literature Live 2010 Festival in Mumbai.
Beyond the Pink Rupee
Essay in Outlook India - December 14, 2009
Power of Yes
Editorial in Mint (Wall Street Journal) - July 2, 2009
“How I Get Ideas" at X Media Lab, Auckland. Keynote, May 22, 2009.
“Swedish Style in Mumbai: Brand X Project Kick Off”. Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm. Keynote Presentation, October 20, 2008.
The Year We Really Came Out
Special feature in Mint (Wall Street Journal) - December 27, 2008
I edited Verve magazine between August 2008 and August 2009, and continue to
serve as its Editor-at-Large.
I am especially
I helped curate - the Terror
Response issue, and the Black
and White issue, and the events that I helped organize (like Mantles
of Myth). Also,
Moment and writing my monthly
column Viewfinder are
Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India
My first book released in April 2008.
Some excerpts (PDF): Chapter
1, Chapter 3, Chapter
4, Chapter 5.
Website of the Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT (now the Future of Entertainment annual conference), which I helped
start with Dr. Henry Jenkins and others, and worked for in 2005-2006.
Between the Lines:
I curated Boston's first South Asian LBGT film festival, with accompanying
panels and events.
I worked on the games literacy aspect of this MIT research initiative between
The Possibility of Love (PDF
File): December 2003
Class Paper discussing love and the responsibilities and limitations of
(pro)creation, with reference to the novels Frankestein and Galatea 2.2,
and the film AI.
File): October 2004
Short music video. (Collaboration with Brian Jacobson and Karen Schrier.)
Lovefool (Editorial)(PDF File):
Freshlimesoda.com (1999-2003) was India's first youth expression
website. I served as its Publisher, and sometimes, Editor.
She's an Object, a Tool for Men (2000)
A Rant, on Freshlimesoda.
Limestock II and Fizzy Logic: The Freshlimesoda Experience: 2000
A mini-Woodstock kind of musical evening and a poetry reading/dance event,
both organized as a part of the Kala Ghoda Festival of Bombay in 2000. Festival