Ankita Marwaha | New Delhi, Delhi

Development of Intention-Driven Physical Communities


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Ankita was born and raised in Delhi, a city she wishes to visit only during a lockdown. She graduated in English literature with a minor in sociology. Her academic folder also contains certificates of Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and Master’s in English from Ambedkar University, Delhi.

In her three-year experience with mainstream and alternative media, she wrote on business, gender, education and culture. She has dabbled in storytelling with different formats including long-form journalism, comics and personal essays, and one day hopes to find her short-story collection and comic book on a dusty shelf of a bookstore.

​In her attempt to live slow and write slower, Ankita has taken a break to live on a farm, sow seeds and build with mud. Her interest in understanding community building and participatory planning brought her to this fellowship. She wants to visit sustainably designed community spaces in the hope of contributing towards one someday.

She associates herself with a touch-me-not plant. Don’t ask her why.

As part of the 52 Parindey Fellowship, she is exploring how intention-driven physical communities are formed. For this, she will be visiting various communities and sustainably designed community spaces in India that have been mobilised by a common interest or cause to understand the essence of community building, in the hope of contributing toward one someday.