pastoralism
Understanding ‘Bait’: Stories from the Alpine Pastures of Jammu and Kashmir

The popularity of Bait (बैत) (traditional music) is significant due to the presence and visibility of Gojri language in public spaces.

Locking horns to save the Sacred Cow: India’s Indigenous Pastoralists Fight for Their Livelihoods and Cultural Traditions

... a classic case of community-based improvement and conservation of an Indigenous livestock germplasm.

India needs a rainbow recovery plan

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

For vote-seekers, a manifesto from livestock breeders

Compensation is due for grazing-land in forests, lost when a dam is being built or development projects are undertaken.

Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in Gujarat

Herds provided post-harvest manure for the fields with their dung and urine. The farmers gave the pastoralists bajra, sugar and tea.

From ‘Tent Nazir’ to ‘RTI Nazir’: Towards governance accountability in Kashmir, India

His passion for making the system accountable, through the dogged use of the RTI Act, takes up much of his time.

Swimming camels, mangrove islands of Kachchh face mounting challenges

“We don’t want grains or a house; just give us our grazing land.”