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Srishti Sood

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Srishti is an abundantly curious individual who counts history, poetry and chocolate as her many first loves. As the Editor of The Heritage Lab she does her bit to breathe fresh life into how museums are perceived in India. She's currently studying Cultural Anthropology at the University College, London.

A leading Indian modernist, renowned internationally. A tribal artist painting his Gondi heritage. A photographer on a mission to document India’s living traditions. Different mediums, world-views and with seemingly little in common; these three artists somehow ended up together in the same city, responding creatively to a shared landscape. If you detect the hand of fate in bringing about this confluence, the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bangalore would agree. At our recent excursion at the India Art Fair,…

india art fair edit-a-thon

The Heritage Lab, in collaboration with WeWork India, was proud to organise India Art Fair’s first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. This was a preview to a larger campaign in March, called Art+Feminism. It is an international movement which seeks to improve content on ‘women in the arts’ on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship of the platform. https://youtu.be/uhNct4zUy1Q The guiding belief of…

subhash chandra bose museum

On the 122nd birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose, India celebrates the life of one of it’s most heroic leaders. Bose has been known for his bravery, optimism and conviction . His infectious spirit won hearts then, and continue to do so, even now. Today, as a new museum dedicated to his life was inaugurated today at Red Fort, Delhi…

peacock national bird

The competition was tough, the prize impressive. Among the many strong contenders were influential members of the avian fraternity- the Great Indian Bustard, the Sarus crane, the Garuda and the Swan. But only one would rise above the rest and bag the top honour- the national bird status.  We all know how that story ends. In 1963, the Peacock became…

Some stories get handed over as batons from one generation to the next. But only rarely do we find stories which seem to belong to the wrong generation! Maulana Daud’s folk romance Laur Chanda was written in the 14th century but has all the trappings of a 21st century love story. That got us thinking, what would the story look…

The internet has had a revolutionary impact on how we access and share information. With its arrival, a storehouse of knowledge is ever present at our fingertips. But what happens when this knowledge, which reaches millions, is incomplete or biased? Unfortunately, content on the internet is as gendered as contemporary society. For instance, Wikipedia, the world’s most widely read encyclopedia,…

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