Why do indigenous communities persist with practising shifting cultivation?
The government has announced that shifting cultivation to receive legal backing ? A comprehensive policy is being written
Handmade collective goes online
... to help farmers, weavers, spinners and dyers, who are all part of the cotton value chain and were affected…
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…
Women Revive Traditional Water Sources in Uttarakhand
"... after pipelines got damaged in the 2013 floods, people started visiting these traditional sources of water once again,”
The Peoples’ Biodiversity Register, meant to empower local communities, is leaving them out
"The preparation of PBRs by consultants defeats the whole purpose of having this register. Local people are central...”
In the pursuit of ‘Khushaal Zindagi’- Journey of villagers from being Beneficiary to Researcher
The discussion on the imagination of ‘Khushaal zindagi’ (Good Life) brought different age and sex groups to talk to each…
COVID-19: Time to rethink development
It is also an opportunity to help people value the importance of happy and fulfilling lives over one based on…
Young activist aims to bring India’s tribal wisdom to the climate fight
Her strong work in advocacy and research, promoting the traditional knowledge and cultural practices of indigenous communities.