Elections Make a Mockery of Democracy
Day-to-day decisions, including crucial ones that impact a large number of people, are predominantly taken by elected politicians and the bureaucra...
Fed up of city life, this 51-year-old is building an eco-village from scratch
Villagers' already existing skills can enhance their own livelihood in home village (so they can do without having to go to cities).
Amid fund crunch, CGNet Swara eyes shift to Bluetooth radio tech
Under the Digital India campaign, optical fibre cables are being laid at the village level. That makes it possible for “Bluetooth radio" to work.
Selling on the street
Janpahal, a Delhi-based NGO, is supporting the struggle of street vendors for dignified livelihoods, using advocacy and promoting solidarity.
Odisha gets its 1st 100% solar-powered village
The Rs 7-lakh project has put individual solar units with two lamps in each of the village's 61 households ...
Prosperity in times of drought
The objective of building a water shed, making trenches, etc. is to cut down the speed of rain water and controlling soil erosion.
The Creativity Adda
Where government school-going children are free to pursue and develop their interests everyday without textbooks, exams, or marks.
The Last Builder of Naulas in Chatola, Nainital
Constructing naulas, small structures that house springs in Uttarakhand, requires an intimate knowledge of many sciences.
The challenge is deeper than technology
Challenges can be overcome if people themselves fight for the demands made at last year's climate marches: "Keep the climate, change the economy!"