As a Culturalist, Urmi engages with the domain of culture in various ways. She writes independently about the performing and fine arts, museums, literature, mythology and religion for various Indian publications. Previously, she has worked as an advertising professional, a journalist and a museum professional among other things in her 12+ years of industry experience. She is gradually moving towards the developmental sector and wants to work in the area of interreligious peace. She is currently enrolled as a candidate for the Professional Doctorate program of Interfaith Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and her research interests include interfaith art, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, especially in the Hinduism-Islam context of India. She also takes a keen interest in minority rights, and gender and heritage studies.