Make cities maker-centric
Cities everywhere are combining craft, creativity, technology and marketing by promoting mixed-use neighbourhoods
Budget beyond gender
Women are not considered farmers despite their active participation in farming in rural India. A gender responsive budget is essential to empower w...
Can the Ganga have human rights?
Can rivers not be recognised as having identity, worth, dignity, and rights as intrinsic qualities, not because they serve us?
When Money Does Grow on Trees
Gauging the economic value of an ecosystem can save it from degradation. But proper yardsticks need to be used without getting carried away by numb...
Learning from the past: A new protocol for agricultural education and research in India
Our ancestors devised sophisticated, relatively sustainable systems finely tuned to the conditions of each region, and, indeed, each village.
A Panel Discussion on 'Wastewater: a curse or an untapped resource?'
Wastewater recycling can address the twin problems of water pollution and scarcity in the city.
Liberative communication for Genuine participation
Masses of the rural poor can liberate themselves not only from regressive tradition but also from manipulation, control and exploitation of elite o...
The Music of Everything
I would ask the twelve-year-olds to come back (from forest walks) with a call, or a sound, and we would do a round of grunts, cheepings and squawks.
We are addicted to convenience, and it's a fatal attraction both for us and the planet
Ready-made meals, motorised transport, smartphones make our lives a lot easier, but at what cost?