Rishika Mukhopadhyay is a human geographer and has submitted her MPhil dissertation at the Department of Geography, University of Delhi. Her thesis titled ‘Conservation of Heritage through lived spaces: A case study of Chitpur Road, Kolkata’ questions the conventional notion of heritage studies in India by focusing on different ethnic and religious groups and how they perceive and practice heritage along the oldest stretch of Kolkata. She wants to pursue her interest in Urban studies and Critical heritage studies in her PhD. She is presently working at Center for Social Studies, Surat as a Research Associate. She is interested in the issues of representation, exclusion, spatial injustice, sensory and digital spaces, modernity and historicism to name a few. She finds her interests growing in seemingly different but interconnected streams of thought with time. She has presented research papers in two international conferences at TISS, Mumbai and University of Copenhagen.