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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.

Ping! Elephants ahead: reducing human-elephant conflict, one SMS at a time

Forest authorities registered over 35,000 mobile numbers for the pre-warning SMS alert system, apart from several local WhatsApp groups.

A brand new yarn: The return of handloom weaving in Kutch

Of renewed interest in weaving and about its allure in terms of economics, culture, identity, dignity, convenience, social ties, and innovation.

The story behind the Solar Village Project Solar Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Irumbai

Depending on the traffic to the search engine, the group will install a certain number of solar panels in the village.

Gutter gas fueled tea boosts chaiwala's livelihood

Can a Chai stall be run with Zero expenditure on Energy?

Millets, The 'Nutri-Cereals' That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

Millets are being made part of the midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in several districts of Odisha

From Lodhi Garden to your dining table: Foraging for food in New Delhi

“Most of the plants dismissed as weeds are edible and we don’t even know it. We walk past them every day ..."

Millets, The 'Nutri-Cereals' That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

Millets are being made part of the midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in several districts of Odisha

From Lodhi Garden to your dining table: Foraging for food in New Delhi

“Most of the plants dismissed as weeds are edible and we don’t even know it. We walk past them every day ..."

Casteless & Constitutional: Pune’s Padman Had a Unique Wedding That We Can All Learn From!

For wedding presents, they insisted upon only books! - they are set to open libraries, in their respective villages in Solapur and Kolhapur

This NGO Recycles Old Clothes & Provides Free Cloth Pads To Tribal Women

Each cloth pad takes up around half a meter of material and needs to be disposed of in six months.

Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai

The fishermen were able to show the maps in the previous management plan as evidence that this was their workplace.

Social Media aiding Conservation of Wetlands in Kerala

Ensuring that water quality is restored will will result in positive economic returns for the tourism industry as well as local stakeholders

Why Abhyasa Vidyalayam in Vijayawada is the very definition of wholesome learning

Students do not carry heavy books to school, have a games period and at least one co-curricular activity each day!

नर्मदा घाटी के नंदूरबार जिले में जीवनशालाओं का बालमेला 2019 (in Hindi)

शिक्षकों की सोच केवल शिक्षा या बच्चों के खेलकूद तक सीमित नहीं है, उन्होंने बात की लोकशाही पर, उन्होंने बात की पर्यावण, पर्यटन पर भी ...

Millets, The 'Nutri-Cereals' That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

Millets are being made part of the midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in several districts of Odisha

Generating alternative sources of livelihood through farm forests

Vegetables, pulses and oilseeds were cultivated, protected and nurtured ... The produce was equally shared by members

Women come out of the woods: collectivisation in rural Maharashtra

Gadchiroli’s women first came together to protest mining in their forests. Now, they’re calling the shots

People’s Manifesto For a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable India (2019)

Sent to political parties in relation to the upcoming national elections...

Their Will, Their Way

Pune citizens come together to save their water resources, show ways to use water sustainably.

Clean up Drive Helps Bird species Return to Mumbai After 80 Years!

"We, as citizens, need to take up the mantle for ensuring cleaner air and healthy surroundings,”

Chennai’s complicated relationship with its dying rivers, as chronicled by artists

“This kind of art can make people come to the river, not take it to be just a dirty river but something that you would want to come and see. "

‘संगमेश्वरी’ला पुन्हा लोकाश्रय मिळवून देणारं नाटक (in Marathi)

सारे लोकव्यवहारच त्या बोलीत होत असल्यानं कला, संस्कृती, परंपरा, खाद्यसंस्कृती, उत्सव अशा विविध बाबींशी निगडित मोठा खजिनाच बोलीभाषेत असतो.

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