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An arts curator, Himanshu Verma is the founder of Red Earth, a New Delhi based independent arts organisation that works with Indian contemporary visual art as well as diverse forms of cultural expression, started in 2004. Under the banner of Red Earth, Himanshu curates exhibitions, visual art projects, and art festivals. His curatorial work engages with diverse themes and narratives, such as Indian seasons and festivals, Food, Delhi, as well as other themes like masculinity, and contemporary Indian urban culture. As an artist, he is involved in multi-media collaborative art projects. Himanshu Verma is also a freelance researcher and writer. He has been leading offbeat conceptual walks around Delhi since 2009. In 2014, Himanshu started The Saree Festival, a festival dedicated to a celebration of diverse contemporary Saree styles and idioms. Already a very popular event on the cultural calendar of Delhi, The Saree Festival is the country’s first festival celebrating the classical drape of India through varied mediums like Saree exhibitions, talks, presentations, film-screenings, and other multidisciplinary projects.