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What is a cultural practice or culture itself? Through my research and practice I have come to realise that what once was a way of living or necessities of old time now has transformed itself and is living silently in our society as our living culture. People always tend to misuse the word 'culture' against each other in a sense of trying to protect it and at the same time doing honor killings in the face of preserving their own culture. But they don't understand that the living culture present in today's society was a way of living in those times and even according to the society of that time. All the practices now a days have just become rudimentary, they are practiced just for the sake of performing it. The real objective/motto behind every practice has completely vanished and the fake attitude of performing a ritual has taken over it. Like suppose if in a ritual you have to collect and bring water from the nearest pond you might have to carry a weapon for the sake of your own protection from the wild animals as everywhere was jungle in old times but living in today's society you don't carry swords in your hand and walk through the streets for protection which you don't need. An individual only performs such activities/rituals because through generations it has been passed on and performed, through time the main objective has been lost somewhere and it will be performed again without any purpose or a practical logic behind performing such cultural activities. As every ritual had particular logics of performing it but now some of our culture has become fake and baseless when performed. Having this as a manifesto I research and document the areas where such events are performed and try to create a body of work upon it.