Economics and Technologies

Community-based alternatives for production, consumption, and exchange

This section features stories of initiatives that help to create an alternative to the dominant neo-liberal or state-dominated economy. These include: localisation of economic activity with democratic control, producer and consumer collectives, local currencies and trade, non-monetised exchage and the gift economy, ecologically sensitive products and processes, macro-economic concepts that respect ecological limits, and approaches to human well-being that go beyond growth, GDP and other narrow measures and indicators.

What we do not feature are superficial and false solutions, such as market and technological fixes for problems that are deeply social and political, or more generally, ‘green growth’ kind of approaches that only tinker around with the existing system.

How Punam’s journey into entrepreneurship was bolstered by the Margshala Fellowship

How businesses can be community-centric, environmentally sensitive and thrive with the right support systems in place

Socio-political and environmental dynamics of Manipur’s Loktak Ramsar site

Scientists studying the ecological profile of the lake say that many species of native plants, fishes and other invertebrates have steadily declined

A manifesto for justice

People’s movements and civil society organizations have to continue promoting changes through advocacy for policy shifts and ground action by and with communities.

एकता की एकांत ग्रामीण परिदृश्य (लैंडस्केप) में उद्यम की यात्रा (In Hindi)

एक गाँव की उद्यमिता को नीचे से बनाने में समुदाय और नेटवर्किंग की भूमिका


The Manifesto, aimed at political parties, government agencies, and civil society organisations and movements at various levels, lists key strategies and actions that need to be taken for just living conditions.

Yusuf Meherally Centre: Fostering the Rural in an Urbanizing India

“We learned this from our mistakes. If you just work for one section, say Adivasis,  then there is a risk of antagonizing the non-Adivasi population living in the same area”, says G.G Parikh.

Ekta’s journey in the lonely landscape of a rural entrepreneur

The role of networking and community in building a business bottom-up

जीवन शिक्षा के साथ पर्यावरण रक्षा (In Hindi)

आत्मनिर्भर, टिकाऊ और स्वावलंबी समुदाय बनाने की पहल की जा रही है

Feminist Khyati Shree ने बताया Patriarchal समाज में महिलाओं की क्या Freedom होनी चाहिए? (In Hindi)

द मूकनायक के साथ साक्षात्कार में फेमिनिस्ट ख्याति श्री ने आज के पितृसत्तात्मक समाज में महिलाओं की इन स्वतंत्रताओं को बताया जरूरी...