Khirkee Voice is an quarterly, local newspaper produced by artist and researcher Malini Kochupillai. The newspaper was first produced during Khoj’s 2016 edition of Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa Residency, during which Kochupillai was a resident artist.
The backstreets of Khirkee are crammed with shops, houses, eateries and small businesses. Within this labyrinth — the squalor of which is considered a stain on the swanky South Delhi neighbourhoods that flank it — is a white edifice. It is the office of the Khoj International Artists Association, an organisation for contemporary arts. Copies of Khirkee Voice, a broadsheet published quarterly, can be found at the entrance.
In a little over three years, the community newspaper has become the voice of the multicultural urban village in the heart of the Capital. The newspaper is published in two languages — English and Hindi — and each edition deals with a specific theme.