We had a vision of a perfect marriage where social meets utility—a product that would act as a shell allowing people to create collections based on passion, exploration, travel, hobbies, history and art. The sense of community, of learning, is what made Karta so unique; to wake up each morning and find maps created in places that you've never even heard of.
"St Xavier’s [a high school in Bombay, India] houses a 3,000-odd collection of preserved animals, birds and reptiles. I saw a stuffed, snarling Bengal Tiger in a glass case guarding a row of classrooms. The collection is scattered across 3 floors, and belonged to Father Antonio Navarro, a former Jesuit priest and ornithologist. The tiger was gifted to him by a maharaja who was a student at the school."
- ANURADHA SENGUPTA, CREATOR OF ALTERNATIVE BOMBAY