Society, Culture and Peace

Enhancing socio-cultural well-being, ensuring justice and equity

Featured here are initiatives to enhance social and cultural aspects of human life: the revival and progressive use of visual, performing, and other arts, of the myriad crafts of the country, of threatened or submerged languages, of food and cuisine diversity, and other such cultural traits and processes. They also cover the various struggles and constructive movements to achieve social justice, to reduce inequalities and inequities of various kinds including caste, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion, and to create dignity in living for those currently oppressed and exploited. Finally, they include movements to generate ethical living and thinking, and spread values such as simplicity, honesty, frugality, and tolerance.

What Time is the Nomad?

Talking with Pabubhai, a nomadic pastoralist from the Rabari community in Kachchh, revealed the importance of time and temporality for his life and livelihood.

Crafting the Future

The revival of craft, food and agriculture traditions in Nagaland, is leading to stronger livelihoods, women's empowerment, and conservation of biodiversity.

For The Love Of Trees: Kashmiri Man’s Lonely Quest Of Planting, Nurturing Chinars, Majestic Trees Of Valley

“My passion to plant trees is a testament to the love I have for my homeland and the responsibility I feel towards it,” says Abdul Ahad Khan.

Not a token in your hands (Poem)

This is a poem written from the point of the view of the Nicobar Megapode - a threatened bird endemic to the island and the Shompen and the Great Nicobarese.

Indigenous traditions honour muggers amidst modern challenges

Maange Thapnee ritual plays a pivotal role in shaping villagers’ perceptions of muggers, fostering a culture of tolerance towards these creatures.

The Election Horizon and The Rainbow

The rainbow has been a symbol of the queer community. It is natural and beautiful but it is also rare. Can we see the rainbow in India’s national election horizon?

Young Hope for India in 2024?

How many of us, young people, have this agency today in modern India to question our governments against all the environmentally destructive policies, communalism, and decisive politics?

Korchi: Towards Adivasi Self-Governance

They strive for environmental conservation, cultural identity, and gender equality, forging a path towards a sustainable future, through collective activism.

IS RECYCLING CLAY THE SOLUTION?: The ecological impact of materials used in the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and a comparative review of various alternatives 

The shift from a temporary idol to a permanent idol is the final and ideal change that would ensure that there is no impact through immersion whatsoever.