A (virtual) walk to remember
The Morning Standard|November 26, 2021
DELHI and the many stories of this city merge with history, legend, and myths. A number of historians and authors have tried to explore these narratives over the years. Anoushka Jain (26) from Janakpuri, has been documenting the city, too, since 2019. Her passion for Delhi compelled her to found Enroute Indian History, an initiative that chronicles the many heritage sites of the Capital through walks. “I have seen so many people who are disconnected from the city they live in. Through Enroute, I wanted to create an active community engagement in understanding heritage spaces,” she remarked.
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As the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns brought the entire country to a halt, the heritage sites that were earlier frequented by visitors started being neglected. To bridge the growing disconnect between Delhi’s unparalleled history and its citizens, a few heritage organisations have started conducting digital walks so as to keep these experiences alive. Reckoning with this idea, Enroute conducted a virtual heritage walk to Mehrauli Archeological Park on Thursday evening. The walk, which began at 6pm, was led by Jain. Although apprehensive at first about the authenticity of a virtual tour, Jain mentioned, “After my first digital walk, I realised how immersive this experience is. It was sort of an evolution of heritage.”

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