Conservation now assured for Thurpu cattle of Amrabad
The Poda Thurpu cattle of Telangana have strong hooves that enable their notable endurance in both black and wet soils
Farmer producer companies: let a thousand balloons float
Private trade often spots the chinks in the armor of the FPC and snatches away the most profitable business from it.
Are Micro-Grids for Rural Electrification the Answer?
The community identified the forces that spun their old vicious cycle and determined what to change to start a more virtuous one.
Wealthy Indians Must Eat Differently from Those Whose Rights They Defend
Would we acknowledge that the costs of a mutton biryani, that we are tempted to order occasionally, are too high?
Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in Gujarat
Herds provided post-harvest manure for the fields with their dung and urine. The farmers gave the pastoralists bajra, sugar and tea.
Gandhi, Tagore, Modernity
Both were the earliest harbingers of the planetary ecological crisis, the latter warning of its imminence in multiple literary genres
This khadi collective in a Karnataka village has clients around the world
A diversified Gandhian village economy attempting to train Dalit women and women from other marginalised castes in new remunerative skills
The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India
The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.
When wasteland bears fruits
A neighbourhood forest, explains Anasuyamma, spreads across 12-16 hectares (ha) and usually grows timber, fruits and medicinal plants.