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.
महिलाओं की मेहनत रंग लाई (in Hindi)
इससे महिलाएं आत्मनिर्भर हुई हैं, उनके परिवार की आर्थिक स्थिति मजबूत हुई है, बच्चों की शिक्षा बेहतर हुई है।
Combating Desertification: Maharashtra's Vanvadi Bears Testimony to Magic of Forest Regeneration
Regenerating forests, rejuvenating soils, recharging groundwater, and reviving human spirits, all go hand in hand!
Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai
The fishermen were able to show the maps in the previous management plan as evidence that this was their workplace.
The mystery of Auroville - celebrating a few initiatives and individuals