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.

The Water Managers in Kibber

The irrigation technique is passed on from mother to daughter, from the time little girls start helping in the fields.

Telling Stories, Creating Change

For Uttarakhand youth - a platform to engage mountain communities in ecological conservation

संथाली बच्चों के घर पहुंचा स्कूल (in Hindi)

बच्चों के घऱ आया स्कूल, अध्ययन केंद्र में पढ़ाई हो रही है।

A wagtail on shared space, birdwatching and hope

'Wagtails feed on insects and protect our ecosystem' say the local children, who now observe birds and make checklists.

सिर्फ दवा से ही नहीं, समुदाय से भी इलाज (in Hindi)

यहां दवा के साथ समुदाय सहायता समूहों के जरिए इलाज किया जाता है।

What Problems Does Organic Cotton Solve?

The author tracked years of decision-making and untangled what sorts of things work, and for whom, in sustainable smallholder agriculture.

Nature’s profusion

One realizes that as an individual one is made of the fabric of the collective

Productive Efficiency Of Traditional Multiple Cropping Systems Compared To Monocultures Of Seven Crop Species: A Benchmark Study

These family farms support cereals, fruit trees, tuber plants, vines, herbs, and vertebrate and invertebrate fauna

Digital tool to monitor groundwater

Women can lead the efforts to strengthen resilience during drought-like situations