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The Garga Archives exists in order to set, as a useful precedent, an example of an active, alive personal archive. As an agency, Lightcube professes enormous faith in lived realities, anecdotal histories and individual narratives as units that are fundamental to the construction of a larger, overarching history. The Garga Archives, which exists as a testament to the life of a seminal, 20th-century cineaste, is an expression of this belief.
Umbra is a quarterly newspaper on screen culture published by Lightcube out of India. Its pages feature major developments in the sectors of film preservation, film archiving, film society activism, funding for alternative films and film literature. Its focus is to establish a broad narrative or a lineage between the state of these areas in the past and their condition in the present.
Projectorhead is an online film journal based out of India. It aims to publish content that is constituted by observations, personal truths, nostalgia, associations and brave commentary. In short, an ode to cinephilia as a private activity that links an individual to the world. In the seven years of its operation, it has released eleven issues, alongwith a magazine blog, and special dossiers.