Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?
"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."
Tosamaidan- A zone of peace and resilience in Kashmir (India)
This case study describes and analyses a non-violent movement to save a Himalayan landscape of enormous ecological and livelihood importance,…
In Kashmir, an imperilled zone of peace
" ... a number of peaceful protests were organised here and in Srinagar and no incident of violence was ever reported,”
A pond, a community and a forest fair – The story of Mesar Van Kautik
Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.
Tosa Maidan Liberation & Conservation Struggle: A successful struggle of Non-violent & Democratic means in Kashmir
Following year-long demonstrations by the local villagers, the Government of J&K made a decision. TosaMaidan was handed over to its people.
Green Toilet in my backyard
Ecosan (short for ecological sanitation) toilets are improved versions of old dry toilets that do not demand water for flushing
The Devalsari Story Unfolds
... to provide an alternate livelihood, in order to incentivize conservation of flora and fauna, is at the heart of the strategy!
Community-based Homestays: Innovation in Tourism
Rural homestays are becoming a valuable source of livelihoods and sustainable tourism in parts of the Himalayas. Here are some stories of such facilities.