Srishti Sood

What these paintings tell us about Jahanara and Shah Jahan

Princess Jahanara is the quintessential #bosslady. Even in a family full of strong female figures, she stands out. Her extraordinary political clout, business acumen and generosity to the arts are just some of the things we remember her for....

A Gurudwara in Amritsar commemorates the Battle of Saragarhi

On the now-famous heritage trail of Amritsar, near the Golden Temple, stands the Gurudwara Saragarhi. The Gurudwara, was declared open by Sir Charles Pvez (Lt. Governor of Punjab) in 1904 is a tribute to Sikh courage and bravery. On...

How this statue of Shivaji at the Gateway of India replaced a ‘black horse’

If you've ever been to Mumbai, you would've visited the Gateway of India. And if you've been there, you know which statue we are talking about! The bronze sculpture of Chhatrapati Shivaji in his armour, atop a horse, looks...

Three Artists & a City: MAP Bangalore recounts a story of friendship and shared inspiration

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...

India Art Fair Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2019

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...

Tracing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Life through Museums

On the January 23, India celebrates the life of one of it's most heroic leaders - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Bose has been known for his bravery, optimism and conviction . His infectious spirit won hearts then, and continue...

First Visit to an Art Museum? Here’s how to make the most of it!

Art museums are fascinating places and should be accessible to everyone. However, so many people have never been because they don’t know what to do there or make the most of their visit. Don’t fear, the Heritage Lab is...

The Peacock: Of a Fabulous Tail and Fantastic Tales

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...

A 21st Century Retelling of Laur & Chanda’s Romance

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...

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Srishti is a recent graduate from University College London where she was studying Material and Visual Culture. A museum enthusiast, she is incurably curious with a sense of humour, sensible only to herself.
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Many moods of love : songs by the Indian poet Vidyapati

For centuries, poets, painters, dancers and other artists have sought inspiration from the love story of Radha and Krishna....
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