Gandhi, Tagore, Modernity
Both were the earliest harbingers of the planetary ecological crisis, the latter warning of its imminence in multiple literary genres
Securing Livelihoods - The Paderu Story
Overcoming the challenges of rainfed agriculture by cultivating diversified, robust, climate resilient and culturally entrenched millets
This Family Did Not Send Their Children to School, but Taught Them by Creating a Forest
They built check-dams in the watershed, dug percolation-pits and mulched heavily to prevent soil erosion and to conserve water.
Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead
Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...
How mangrove nurseries are changing the lives of Odisha women & the forest around them
Mangrove forests act as natural bio-shields against the tidal surges of severe storms and protect the life and property of coastal communities
Biodiversity takes center stage in Odisha’s silent valley
“BMC members were trained on their duties and responsibilities ... and they are now organizing community awareness programs”
Biodiversity heritage sites could turn out to be a lifeline for India’s conservation efforts
The voluntary character of the process implies an intricate desire within the stakeholders to preserve the land.
Why Sita matters for an Ayodhya solution
... also revering Sita as Sakti, as mother Earth, the essence of plenitude.
A People’s Manifesto for the Western Himalayas Mountain region, April 2019
outlines a region-specific strategy for inclusive, ecologically sound development that takes into account the fragility of the landscape.