Recrafting Indian education
Will our children thank us for equipping them well for a future that is unclear?
An emerging wave of environmental politics
A catchy song, a hybrid of rap, folk, Carnatic and Tamil film music. The effort is priceless; the concern is deep.
Think like a civilisation
India as a civilisation has given the world some of its most creative concepts of peace, inspired by Buddha, Nanak, Kabir, Ghaffar Khan and Gandhi.
The incentive problem behind groundwater overuse in India
Deeper wells do not just hurt the environment but can also increase the cost borne by farmers.
A Revolutionary Toilet Saves Water, Money, But It Is Ignored
“The good thing about Ecosan toilets is that families are willingly putting their own money in it, which ensures that they will use it too,”
Why parents are choosing to unschool their children
"School was not a healthy place to spend one’s childhood in ... sitting quietly, being obedient are not things that children should be doing."
Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project?
"Alternative narratives at a scale that the farmer community can understand, control and adopt are already available."
How development excludes Adivasi peoples
Spaces need to be created for inter-generational learning for young Adivasi peoples, where adults in the community can impart local knowledge
Can Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious plan to stop the use of chemicals in farms succeed?
Natural farming has improved yields in some areas but scaling it up to cover the entire state requires Rs 17,000 crore.