A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik
Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.
Sundarbans women lead the way in making dairy farms organic
"The herbs that go into herbal concoctions used as as insect repellents and for veterinary purposes come from our own herbal gardens."
Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one of Uttarakhand’s top birders
He handles field equipment with ease, enters field data in computer, analyses video footage of woodpeckers, initiates nature clubs in villages...
A new Chipko in Odisha
"We, the women of Balarampur, are determined not to let anybody touch our trees" says Chaturi Sahu of Balarampur village, Dhenkanal
Bargur buffaloes from Erode recognised as specific breed
Adapted for grazing in the hilly terrain, the small Bargur cattle is mainly reared for milk and manure
Kole Birders: Learning habitat conservation from the birds
Conservation understanding will naturally come with the understanding about birds.
Harvesting hope: the permaculture movement in India
Permaculture farms offer food throughout the year, reduce waste and pests and keep the soil healthy and productive.
What would a thriving rural space look like?
Understanding that the more important role of the pond was to recharge underground reservoirs and if the water stays longer more will percolate...