Graffiti is defined as writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or painted on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. It has existed since Roman Empire and has been used to express social and political messages. India was not big on this art form as most looked down upon till now.
Hanif Kureshi is a young man in his late twenties and has studied Fine Arts at M.S. University of Baroda. He has worked at Ogilvy & Mather and Wieden+Kennedy. He has won international and national awards for his various projects. He along with Akshat Nauriyal and some other artists formed St+Art India Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works on art projects in public spaces.
One of their initiatives is St+art Festival and is currently running in New Delhi, in Lodhi Road area. Some of the art put up by them on several walls between Khanna Market and Meherchand Market have turned them into an open air art gallery accessible to everyone.