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A Decade of Pour Tous Distribution Centre (PTDC) : the evolution of an Auroville institution

PTDC was the first major breakthrough towards an economy with no exchange of money, in contrast with previous experiments.

In Delhi, a bank run by street children for street children

It was established in 2001 to give the Delhi street children a safe haven to store money and steer them in the right direction.

Practising Ecological Sustainability at School

With a staggering 225 KW rooftop solar plant, the school is completely self-reliant when it comes to electricity. Even their lifts operate on Solar...

Border village in Rajasthan looks up to the sun

Micro-solar installations backed by village-led cooperatives in places such as village APD 24 has, epitomise the adoption of solar power in India...

How Assam’s four ponds kept the city from sinking, till now

Guwahati can combat the urban flooding problem by urgently revitalizing these ponds along with hundreds of other ponds and channels.

A waste management model for small towns

Vengurla towns in coastal Maharashtra generates revenue out of waste - Rs 1.5 lakh /month from processing 7 tonnes waste generated per day.

बीजों की परंपरागत संस्कृति और खेती पद्धतियों से खाद्य सुरक्षा संभव (in Hindi)

स्थानीय मिटटी पानी के अनुकूल देशी बीजों की परम्परागत विविधता बिना पर्यावरण का नुक्सान किये लोगों की खाद्य सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित कर सकती है

This Hyderabad-based organisation has helped over 2.5 lakh farmers through permaculture

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is striving to achieve ecological and sustainable agricultural livelihoods through permaculture farming.

Therapy for India's distressed farmers

For many farmers, sharing and ventilating their toxic and morbid thoughts was cathartic.

Tune in: What did Buddhist monks hear when they meditated in Goan caves in the 6th century?

“It is important to preserve this experience. Sound is just an alternate exploration of information and an experience...”

मालवा के कबीर से एक मुलाकात (In Hindi)

कबीर भजनों के साथ साथ बातचीत करना, चाय पीना, दोस्ती बढ़ाना और अपने दुख-दऱ्दों को आपस में बांटना और इन भजनों में इसके समाधान ढूंढना, लोगों को इससे जोड़त...

How skateboarding brings social change in Madhya Pradesh village

The skatepark had just two rules—“Girls first” and “No school, no skateboarding”—the rest was left up to the kids.

Practising Ecological Sustainability at School

With a staggering 225 KW rooftop solar plant, the school is completely self-reliant when it comes to electricity. Even their lifts operate on Solar...

Odisha tribal women start info centre to fight for individual, community forest rights, pending for several years

They harnessed their intimate traditional knowledge of the forest and plant species to increase the forest cover and brought streams back to life.

Pune NGO for women farmers wins UN Equator Prize

SSP’s climate-resilient farming model gives cultivation rights of a small piece of land, which is usually half or one acre, to women from marginal ...

Successful self-governance in Barkheda leads others to embrace gram swaraj

Restoration and effective management of village commons here leads neighbouring villages to self-governance

Environmental & Economic Sustainability, Social Harmony and Social Transmutation : an example towards Self-rule/Swaraj

On an average, around one hundred people worked daily for around one and a half years to dig the canal through the mountain.

How Assam’s four ponds kept the city from sinking, till now

Guwahati can combat the urban flooding problem by urgently revitalizing these ponds along with hundreds of other ponds and channels.

A Decade of Pour Tous Distribution Centre (PTDC) : the evolution of an Auroville institution

PTDC was the first major breakthrough towards an economy with no exchange of money, in contrast with previous experiments.

What We Can Learn From the Young Woman Who Has Rocked the Madhya Pradesh Police

Taking on the system at every level – administrative, social and cultural – this young survivor of sexual assault is a brilliant survivor.

A Village in Bengal Where Every Inmate is an Artist

The Patua painters also sing Pater Gaans which may relate to mythology and tribal rituals or to issues like preventing spread of HIV/AIDS.

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