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.

Sowing Seeds of Ecocentrism

Journey of Jeewika as she sets up safe spaces to converse about wellness, food, societal constructs and the world within.  

What Wisdom Should We Carry Forward from Our Past?

Victor Hugo Gomes in an effort to understand, restore, and archive Goa’s heritage and culture while paying ode to its traditional knowledge.

Dancing into Consciousness

How an artist nurtured children of a slum dwelling, strengthened a community and is working for a more just society all by the means of art.

Reimagining Cities

Imagining a future where every city and its citizens claim a deep connection with its surroundings, history, knowledge systems and the commons.

இளையவர்களின் பங்களிப்பில் உயிர்த்திருக்கும் ஆறு (In Tamil)

உள்ளூரைச் சேர்ந்த இளம் களப்போராளிகளைத் தொடர்ந்து உருவாக்குவதன் மூலம் அழிந்து கொண்டிருக்கும் ஓர் ஆற்றைப் பாதுகாக்கும் முனைப்பு மேற்கொள்ளப்படுகிறது.

Colonisers and colonized

Living in a non-colonising way; resistance coupled with alternatives, often conceived of as prefigurative politics, can indeed lead to justice, equity, and sustainability.

पर्यावरण संवर्धक मत्स्यपालन (In Marathi)

तलावांचे पुनरुज्जीवन करणाऱ्या आणि समुदायांना सशक्त करणाऱ्या उपक्रमाविषयीची कथा

All Ladakh Goba Association (Leh district) formed to strengthen goba system

This Association will take up various issues relating to gobas, to help strengthen their role for the benefit of Ladakhi society as a whole.

मछली पालन और बदलाव (In Hindi)

एक पहल के बारे में एक कहानी जो झीलों को पुनर्जीवित करती है और समुदायों को सशक्त बनाती है