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FOOD AND WATER

How Bidar beat back the drought

As Karnataka reels under drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago.

LEARNING AND EDUCATION

Of the students, by the students, for the students

Their clarity of thought, sensitivity towards others and the ability to look inwards were rare and presented a hope for a positively different soci...

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris’ forest communities return to traditional wisdom

The drought has provided the trigger for people to think and act to conserve the shola-grassland ecosystem, and some of the water sources.

SOCIETY, CULTURE AND PEACE

A Family Wedding as a creative project

It was a reminder of times spent together in fruitful leisurely production, re-visioning a shared living space, a fundamental experience of community

LEARNING AND EDUCATION

Schoolchildren turn wetland warriors

The group has already collected about 3,000 signatures in two phases, besides engaging fellow students in discussions on the campaign.

FOOD AND WATER

Women labour in drought-hit Karnataka on a mission to revive water bodies

Women across Karnataka, in districts like Mandya, Gulbarga and Kolar, are taking the drought head-on by toiling to revive water bodies themselves.

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Assam activist receives Green Oscar for conservation of endangered stork species

The bird has now been embedded into the local culture have also succeeded, with the hargila motif finding its way into local handloom products

FOOD AND WATER

Ancient Gond wells yield water all year

An underground stream collects water from a stream located about 15 kilometres away in this ancient well, which serves the needs of the village.

HEALTH AND HYGIENE

How a Clown in Delhi Is Helping Ailing Kids Cope With Tough Times

The clowns enter singing and dancing as they use balloons to ease the atmosphere of stress that the patients and caregivers are undergoing.

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