participatory democracy
Sundarlal Bahuguna: A Himalayan voice for ecological truth and social justice

Generations of activists learnt from him about the connection between forests, livelihoods, gender inequalities, and the sheer injustice of ‘development’

Vikalp Sangam: A Movement for Alternatives

Exciting alternative initiatives for meeting human needs across India!

India needs a rainbow recovery plan

... sustainable livelihoods, to be built on regenerating and safeguarding the soil, natural ecosystems, water, biological diversity, and air.

The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India

The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.

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.

Under Modi, India Has Witnessed an Unprecedented Chomping of the Earth

The natural environment is the daily lifeline of ... forest-dwellers, fishers, farmers, craftspersons, pastoralists, urban poor.

Elections Make a Mockery of Democracy

Day-to-day decisions, including crucial ones that impact a large number of people, are predominantly taken by elected politicians and the bureaucracy serving them.

The Search For Radical Alternatives: Key Elements And Principles

This could be a powerful new movement to provide some light at the end of what currently seems a very dark passage through which India is moving.

लोकांनी घेतलेले, लोकांचे, लोकांसाठीचे निर्णय (in Marathi)

डोंगरीया कोंढ समुहांनी सिध्द करुन दाखविली, तथाकथित विकास प्रकल्पाला परवानगी देण्याची अथवा ती नाकारण्याची समुहाची ताकद