Social movements within India have resulted in significant changes in the human geography of India. Communities that used to be tightly knitted together and living in one space are now fragmented, and have to find new ways of connections/reconnections for human and social sustainability. Existing social applications require the use of advanced technological devices and connection to the Internet – and may not be accessible to many in such communities.
Social applications are required that would be accessible to the masses, yet functional enough to address the social needs of communities that are at risk of quickly disappearing.
In many cultural communities social interactions are marked by participations in social events, festivals and gatherings. Yet with mass migrations and changes in urban geography such participation may no longer be possible. Additionally, there is now a greater need to connect and find resources that used to be available to traditional communities such as microloans, religious gatherings, and shared celebrations. Such services are especially crucial to people who are living away from their homes and traditional communities.
In order to progress further, it is important to understand the cultural aspects that are crucial to the identity of a community and are now becoming invisible and getting diluted due to obliteration.
The project aims at identifying the critical needs of the community in terms of the fading cultural identity, and developing an initiative that will sustain the identity of the community and help bring the members of the community together.
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