Raqs Media Collective includes Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. They began working together in 1991. Raqs is a word in Persian, Arabic and Urdu that means the state that “whirling dervishes” enter into when they dance. Raqs is a collective of media practitioners that works in new media and digital art, documentary filmmaking, photography, media theory, research and writing. Their work explores the issues and histories of the sites and places they work. They have presented a work in Guangzhou China; Ephemeral Cities in London; “A Measure of Anacoustic Reason” in iCon: India Contemporary, Venice 2005; and many other projects in Europe, India and the United States. They live and work in Delhi.