India Futures Project:
Walking around India in 2035

Ayaz Basrai

The works of The Busride, which have been focused on speculative fiction, design, heritage conservation, and futures research since 2003, aim to construct a hopeful vision of the future rooted in Indian culture. Through their examination of various social and cultural experiments, the collective has envisioned a future India that draws upon themes from the nation's past and utilizes ancient traditions as a source of inspiration and progress, rather than a hindrance. In this lecture, the journey of the collective will be explored, highlighting their social experiments and the development of a new movement called Indo Futurism. Basrai will discuss how visualizing bold and innovative ideas can positively impact current practices, shape policy-making, and empower activism.