Sending the Climate Change message through the Ramayana
Sita and Rama are metaphors for Prakruti (nature) and Purusha (mankind)
1420 Varieties, 25 Years: Meet the Man Rescuing India’s Rice Diversity From Extinction
"We go the extra mile so that the farmer who takes these seeds takes home the same variety that I conserved 25 years ago. "
“These seeds have had a huge role in diets as protein supplements. Some have been used in Ayurveda and Unani medicine..."
MILLETS - The Miracle Grains
Millet farming saves nearly six million litres of water per acre - they can stand up to the crisis of climate change.
Amid hype for superfoods, Indian tribals save nearly-extinct crops
They produced 6,700 kg of 722 landraces of rice, cereals, pulses, oilseeds and established 27 in-situ centers in the 92 villages
64-year old finds success through native paddy
"Raghupathi was successful mainly because he worked hard, following the basics of organic farming,"
How to move a mountain
"We must be ready with ... our resolve to move mountains (of a hierarchical and unequal social order that has risen again)"
Weaving an urban fabric
"Textiles can transform not just the appearance of a building but also its function”
A bhisti ruled an empire once
... doctor of dead skin, dressed in white, in this medieval mortuary with hides dangling around him from a blood-red wall, grafts a piece of skin...