I Am Present – a series of podcasts recorded for Roseate Hotels and Resorts (New Delhi, 2018)

I Am Present was a cultural space that celebrated people and practices which offered a unique glimpse of what the world was becoming. These testimonies of being in the moment are in diverse forms – art, cinema, research, literature… all the cultural forms that make us question the value of our existence.

Hospitality is about caring, about how these cultural practices are staged.  

‘I am Present’ was a cultural space at Roseate Hotels (Aerocity, New Delhi) and is a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-focus for the hotel and other associated companies. The cultural programme was initiated by Thukral and Tagra in collaboration with Roseate Hotels and is being curated by Prayas Abhinav.

The programme hosted two-day residencies. The residency includes a sixteen (16) minute interview with the curator, Prayas Abhinav. The interview was recorded and made available on the ‘I am Present’ website (http://iampresent.roseatehotels.com). We organised this residency as an effort to build a new community of support and conversation and it does not involve any financial commitment on either side.

Know more about Roseate Hotels & Resorts at http://roseatehotels.com.

Project initiated by Thukral & Tagra.

Audio editing support by Malavika Rajanarayan.

Duration of project: March 2018 to December 2018.

Resources: Four people (research, design hosting and editing)

Resident # 1: Interview with Gaurav Jai Gupta (19 and 20 April, 2018)

Resident # 2: Interview with Rashmi Varma (10 and 11 May, 2018)

Resident # 3: Interview with Rana Safvi (24 and 25 May, 2018)

Resident # 4: Interview with Siddhartha Gigoo (14 and 15 June, 2018)

Resident # 5: Interview with Jhelum Biswas Bose (June 28 and 29, 2018)

Resident # 6: Interview with Susanta Mandal (13 and 14 July, 2018)

Resident # 7: Interview with Chef Saby (27 and 28 July, 2018)

Resident # 8: Interview with Angela Nar (8 and 9 August, 2018)

Resident # 9: Interview with Nikolina Nikoleski (26 and 27 August, 2018)

Resident # 10: Interview with Ravi Gulati (13 and 14 September, 2018)

Project URL: http://iampresent.roseatehotels.com/

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