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Reimagining Cities

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

Groundwater Regulation: A Challenge to make the ‘Invisible Visible’ in India

Acknowledging groundwater as ‘commons’ is an important step in the right direction.

Fish on their plate, money in their wallet

The low-cost eco-friendly aquaculture model reboots rural economies and reduces people’s vulnerability.

Car-free Shimla

Activating and transforming the civic sensibilities around the issue of keeping Shimla car-free, and thereby, empowered the arguments favouring the car-free policy in the court.

Support for Auroville’s Experiments on Well-being

We need Auroville as an autonomous laboratory for evolving some pathways towards well-being and development through collective living and work.

Championing community mobilisation to conserve water resources

Farmers switch over to millets in this semi-arid village in Andhra Pradesh due to the efforts of a community resource person

Recognising the role of pastoralists in agrarian development

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

Young Farmers in Ladakh: The Future of Our Food

Growing ranks of youngsters are returning to Ladakh to contribute to a new form of progress.

Reviving the Thar Desert’s Camel Culture

Protecting the camel is synonymous to protecting its habitat—large, open, desert areas used by villages as commons