Based in Bangalore, the two of them initially collaborated on an open-to-public initiative by Max Mueller Bhavan – the Bangalore City Project. Whilst working on this project they realised the importance of neighbourhood histories. Of involving the residents of a locality in the process of excavating, documenting and engaging them in discovering secrets, truths and novelties that made their neighbourhood special.
Neighbourhood Diaries was a natural continuation of this idea seeded in the Bangalore City Project. The notion of documenting the oral, tangible and intangible heritage of neighbourhoods and making it publicly available on this website was born.