India Heritage Walk Festival 2018

India Heritage Walk Festival is a month-long festival led by Sahapedia and YES Culture. With its varied lineup, it explores the diversity that characterizes the cultural fabric of our country, such as, food, heritage, nature, art, architecture, and so on. There will be walks, talks, and films from across India covering a broad spectrum of Indian heritage and culture.

Ranging from museums, and historically significant monuments and markets, to explorations of interesting natural landscapes and areas known for their rich cuisine, the programme is curated thematically. The focus has been to encourage and increase different forms of engagement with interesting and important heritage spaces, while also ensuring these heritage spaces are made accessible to various audience groups. These efforts have also been specially directed towards those groups for whom engagement programmes in heritage spaces are commonly unavailable, such as children, the differently-abled, those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, for instance. We have also curated specific walks and events with specific user groups in mind, such as students, travelers, local residents, professional groups such as photographers, conservationists, and so on.

Through the festival, Sahapedia and YES Culture aim to highlight these issues to other institutions in the culture space and emphasize the need to make heritage spaces more interesting and inclusive.

Highlights

Sahapedia

Sahapedia is an open online resource on the arts, cultures and histories of India (broadly, South Asia) based on both curated and crowd-sourced content. ‘Saha’ (Sanskrit for ‘together with’), is an invitation to explore together the richness of the Indian cultural landscape. At Sahapedia, we appreciate that knowledge around each subject is complex and has many dimensions. Sahapedia’s platform gives users many options for finding their preferred way around each subject. At Sahapedia people can read articles, watch videos, listen to interviews, and browse image galleries. Users can also explore historic sites and natural spaces through virtual walks, timelines and interactive maps.

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YES Culture

YES Culture, a division within YES Global Institute, the think-tank of YES BANK, is dedicated towards the promotion, development and conservation of India’s cultural heritage. YES Culture is positioned to drive inclusive socio-economic development through the promotion of creativity and innovative Indian arts. It engages with the government, industry and academia to foster synergies between stakeholders and works towards identifying stand-out initiatives that it can engage with as key participants and partners. An important aspect of their work is advocating research on cultural issues and organizing platforms to augment awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage.

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