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Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)

The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

Case Studies of Alternatives (2014 - 16)

These case studies are in pdf file format.

Seed is better preserved this way

A Gondi Adivasi lady preserves seeds for over 12 years using a traditional technique!

Passive Solar Housing keeps people warm in icy Ladakh

The south face of a building needs to be all windows, as it gets maximum sunrise to sunset exposure in winters.

E-rickshaws in Jaipur: Freedom on three wheels

Housewives and young girls from slums in Jaipur are finding their freedom on three wheels

KSEB aims to generate 500 MW electricity from rooftop solar plants

Offer to install roof top panels at maximum number of residential and commercial buildings across the state (12 sq. meter area required for 1 kW).

Kole Birders: Learning habitat conservation from the birds

Conservation understanding will naturally come with the understanding about birds.

Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands

" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"

These consumers are funding farmers to make food sustainable

(Many consumers give) direct monetary support to farmers who have been practising traditional millet-based biodiverse agriculture for decades.

Café Paaka, Hyderabad: ‘Organic, artisanal, slow’

To promote underground independent arts, to provide a platform for such artists and to expose the crowd to a variety of alternative genres

These consumers are funding farmers to make food sustainable

(Many consumers give) direct monetary support to farmers who have been practising traditional millet-based biodiverse agriculture for decades.

Men in menstruation – are we addressing the elephant in the room?

... signal that men are coming forward to accept the elephant in the room.

Organic farming gathers steam in the Sundarbans

The training at the Knowledge Centre is now modified to weave in local knowledge to make it rooted in ground realities.

Community radio as a phenomenon: Winning hertz

In today’s world of converged media, radio programmes have a greater reach than ever before as they are shared on social media sites.

An alternative school in rural Kerala is teaching tribal children life lessons

Gothrathalam school aims at preventing Dalit and Adivasi students from being isolated

Sonam Wangcuk - winner of Magsaysay award

It’s not a conventional school, but a place to pursue practical, environmental, social and traditional knowledge, values and skills.

Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands

" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"

These consumers are funding farmers to make food sustainable

(Many consumers give) direct monetary support to farmers who have been practising traditional millet-based biodiverse agriculture for decades.

Kashmiri Pandit, Muslim Artists Come Together to Promote Harmony Through Their Work

Unique exhibition aimed at promoting the ideas of harmony and togetherness through the medium of art

People as auditors

The Supreme Court has ordered that Social Audit Standards be applied to set up truly independent state-supported Social Audit units.

E-rickshaws in Jaipur: Freedom on three wheels

Housewives and young girls from slums in Jaipur are finding their freedom on three wheels

Open a door: No room for discrimination and communal profiling in West Bengal

(They) intervene in cases where people complain of discrimination and mobilize the locals to eliminate discrimination.

Kole Birders: Learning habitat conservation from the birds

Conservation understanding will naturally come with the understanding about birds.

E-rickshaws in Jaipur: Freedom on three wheels

Housewives and young girls from slums in Jaipur are finding their freedom on three wheels

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