Removing forest dwellers from areas to protect biodiversity costs more than involving them: report
"... Such examples of realising economic benefits have a direct positive impact on forest growth,”
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…
Lessons on coexistence with the environment from two tribal districts in Odisha
Over 60 varieties of crops, including paddy, millets, legumes, leaves, tubers and vegetables are grown during a season in a…
Revel in the beauty and grandeur of Kutch, at this four day exhibition in Delhi
Desi Oon presented by Khamir, runs at Bikaner House, Delhi from January 10-13, 2020
Kuruba shepherds lose their security blanket
In some villages, women have formed ‘self-help-groups’ to collectively try and generate better incomes from Deccani wool.
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…
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…
On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP
An alternative approach to well being ... would democratise the economy, promote healthy living and respect rights of nature too.