The World Next Door—A Walk Through Khirkee

This walk will take you through the lanes of Khirkee—an urban village in heart of the city. Flanked by luxury malls and super speciality hospitals on one side and a 13th century monument on the other, the one square mile in and around this area is in many ways a microcosm of urban India. In this walk we will unpack the neighbourhood through the lenses of food, public art, urban development, history and migrant cultures.

This guided tour is free. 


Radha Mahendru
Walk Leader
Radha Mahendru is a Curator and Program Manager, leading Khoj’s socially engaged art practice and fundraising projects. Trained as a filmmaker from Srishti School of Art and Design, she has directed and edited many commissioned and independent documentaries. She is the co-author of The Horizon is An Imaginary Line, a semi-fictional illustrated account of a young Somali woman’s encounters as a refugee in India. She was the curator of Khirkee Festival, which was a four-day Community Arts Festival that celebrated the cultural multiplicity of Khirkee, bringing to foreground a variety of narratives about and from the neighbourhood through exhibitions, interventions, bazaars, food, music, theatre and sports events.