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.

Engaging with the Pandemic: Hope and Despair in five villages of Chhattisgarh

Koliyari was the only village that not only remembered the road to a self-dependent past but also agreed to tread such a path.

The duo who revolutionized the folk culture of Rajasthan

An institute that set the ball rolling in the field of folklore, art and music in Rajasthan.

Folk singer & orphans rejuvenate barren land

Students walk up to a hilltop, daily, and water the sapling planted the previous day before putting a new one into the soil.

Folk artists as record-keepers of the pandemic

For perhaps the first time, folk and tribal artists around the country have been united by a common theme: Covid-19.

Recognising the role of pastoralists in agrarian development

Migration to fertile crop fields has been the norm for pastoralists to overcome environmental variabilities

On the path to reclaiming their land: the story of Banni and its Maldharis

Encroachments over Banni grassland to be removed, reinforcing Grazing Rights of Maldharis.

People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

Nagaland’s Y Nuklu Phom wins prestigious Whitley Award 2021 for his ‘biodiversity peace corridor’

Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen successful conservation by local communities.

युवाओं की कहानियां (in Hindi)

संकलित कहानियां समाज में आशा और उम्मीद जगाने की हैं