This website is a free resource related primarily to the living intangible cultural heritage of the National Capital Region of Delhi.

The information on this website has been collated over the last 19 years by students who did internships with us, selecting different aspects of Delhi's intangible heritage that interested them. These have been students ranging from School, Under graduate and post graduate level. Whereas a majority have been from Delhi, others have been from cities and town other than Delhi.

We seek to provide a creative platform for young people to freely explore the living intangible heritage of Delhi through interactions with living exponents of cultural expression, communities, crafts, artistic persuasions, cultural and social aspects as practiced by communities neighborhoods and people. Students come and work with us and on completion of an internship, and submission of their Internship project, we publish the students report. Over the years, students have covered many areas of Delhi's living heritage. We keep trying to improve the site, trying to find order in a vast random array of subjects, but then isn’t that something like the pattern of our own lives.

Odia Cuisine in Delhi through Odissian Temple Prasad

Samiksha Purohit

Food is often used as a means of retaining cultural identity. People from different cultural backgrounds have distinct food preferences influenced by their ancestral origins. These preferences lead to unique food choices within cultural or regional groups. Food also plays a significant role in connecting people to their cultural or ethnic heritage.
In New Delhi, the Odia diaspora maintains its cultural identity through religious affiliations and culinary heritage, both of which are deeply rooted in the famous Jagannath temples in the Delhi-NCR region.
The temples have a unique tradition of serving authentic Odia cuisine as a daily practice, but what catches the eye, is the similarity they follow with the Puri Jagannath temple i.e. by providing the same prasad. By means of their regional cuisine and temple rituals, the Odias here too are trying to make an identity for themselves. Read More


Arts related projects done by Anand Foundation interns


Crafts related projects done by Anand Foundation interns


Communities related projects done by Anand Foundation interns


Languages related projects done by Anand Foundation interns


Nature related projects done by Anand Foundation interns

Tangible Heritage

Tangible Heritage related projects done by Anand Foundation interns

Disclaimer: The information mentioned in the website has been collected by our interns. If you are listed in the Directory or any blog on our website and want your details to be removed then please do let us know along with the link. We will get it removed immediately.

Cultural Calendar

You can access the calendar in 2 ways:

  1. 1. Select the desired category to display all the forthcoming events in that category.
  2. 2. View the calendar as a whole to get a holistic view of all events for that week/month, as per your desired date(s).

The default listing on this calendar is by day and date. If you would like to see the listing in any one particular category, click on the category and then select the one of your interest.