Moving Upstream

Great civilisations have flourished on the banks of rivers across the world, bringing to life and supporting generations of people and their needs. The ‘Moving Upstream’ series by Veditum is an attempt to document the rivers of India, bringing out first person narratives as well as large scale data archives on the river’s condition and life of the people of the basin. We hope to bring out this information to the public in an open and easily accessibly format.

It has been our founding endeavour to create opportunities for more young folks from across the country to undertake similar activities and experience the country at the grassroots. We started the Moving Upstream series with a project on the Ganga to understand and experiment with the idea of documentation as well as walking along a river.  Today, we’re happy to share that there are some opportunities now available for more folks to join us. The images below will take you to respective river  project pages that house more information and links to detailed information as well as applications (where applicable).

Interested in this work? Please follow the  application process. Know someone who will be interested? Please share this with them. The river you want to document is not on our list yet? Write to us and we will try to work something out. We are also looking to collaborate with good people (artists, techies, research/media organisations, etc) for our projects, and if this interests you in any manner please write to us. Follow this project on social media using the hashtag #MovingUpstream Email: [email protected]


Illustration by Soumya Pachigolla @ Glitchworks


Betwa Image by Siddharth Agarwal


Ken Image by Siddharth Agarwal

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