HWC Small Talks #1 With Deepanjan Ghosh
Heritage Walk Calcutta presents HWC Small Talks, a one-of-its-kind initiative where we bring people of the city together to chat about things that bother us all, but goes untouched in the daily hustle and bustle of our lives. An adda session with experts on different aspects of Calcutta’s heritage, where you will get to listen and talk about new ideas in preserving the built heritage of the city – the first one will feature Deepanjan Ghosh, a broadcast professional from Kolkata, India. A history buff, a landscape and architecture photographer, and blogger, he has been writing about Kolkata since 2013 and hopes to release a book on the city’s history soon.
He will be talking about HOW WALKING CAN PRESERVE AND PROMOTE HERITAGE. The two most destructive things when it comes to heritage awareness are modern transport and smartphones. Transport, while efficient, is designed to get you as soon as possible from point A to point B, which ensures that you see little of what is between those two points. Subways are perhaps the best and worst example of this. Added to it is the menace of smartphones where something is always there to distract you from your surroundings. As a result, people are often amazed when someone points out a historic structure in the neighbourhood they live in. The simple act of walking, instead of taking a cab, for short distances, can go a long way in promoting heritage awareness.