Stories by category

Case Studies of Alternatives (2014 - 16)

These case studies are in pdf file format.

Very Much on the Map: the Timbaktu Collective

Very Much on the Map: the Timbaktu Collective. Kalpavriksh Pune, Maharashtra.

Guwahati now has India's first solar Powered railway station

The solar-powered station is aimed at reducing carbon-footprint as well as cut down power costs drastically.

Meet the man who is digitally conserving and restoring the Ajanta caves

The paintings in the 2000-year-old Ajanta Caves are in a precarious state and can’t be fully restored. But there is an attempt to restore them digi...

India’s sustainable energy superheroes shine at the Ashden Awards

The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support

Kerala gets first solar-powered school in Alappuzha

The grama sabha made the initial investment. The school (975 students) needs 1.5KW- 2KW daily. They have become self-sufficient in power

Mesar Van Kautik, a unique Himalayan forest festival

Traditional Festival to celebrate the nature-culture links and to bring attention to the need to reverse ecological degradation

Peeling away traditional Rajasthani cooking

On using peels, seeds, pits and even watermelon rinds to make dishes ranging from subzi (cooked vegetable) to fried snacks.

Karnataka embarks on millet revolution, UAS shows the way

Processing at the University is comparatively cheap, and since there are no middlemen, farmers of Hyderabad-Karnataka save a lot.

India’s sustainable energy superheroes shine at the Ashden Awards

The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support

How a farmers’ group is reviving the jackfruit

Pingara, run by 1000 farmers of Dakshin Kannada, employs 18 people and has the capacity to process over 400 kg of raw jackfruit a day.

The indigenous doctors and Healers of Chhattisgarh

Knowledge and a respect for ecology still enables the local traditional healers to ensure immense faith and following by Chhattisgarh folk.

Organic farming gathers steam in the Sundarbans

The training at the Knowledge Centre is now modified to weave in local knowledge to make it rooted in ground realities.

Community radio as a phenomenon: Winning hertz

In today’s world of converged media, radio programmes have a greater reach than ever before as they are shared on social media sites.

Kerala gets first solar-powered school in Alappuzha

The grama sabha made the initial investment. The school (975 students) needs 1.5KW- 2KW daily. They have become self-sufficient in power

The forest in Shanti teacher's classroom

Shanthi Kunjan, an Adivasi and degree-holder, is a primary school teacher. She wants education for tribal students to be relevant and accessible

Karnataka embarks on millet revolution, UAS shows the way

Processing at the University is comparatively cheap, and since there are no middlemen, farmers of Hyderabad-Karnataka save a lot.

Unique farmer-consumer initiative to cultivate millets to be launched on June 16

The initiative is about enlightened consumers getting into an understanding with ecological farmers to cultivate millets of their choice.

People as auditors

The Supreme Court has ordered that Social Audit Standards be applied to set up truly independent state-supported Social Audit units.

मजदूरों के संघर्ष ने बोये उम्मीद के बीज (in Hindi)

जो ग्रामीण रोजगार के काम हो रहे हैं, जनता के समक्ष पूरी जानकारी रखी जाए - यहीं से सूचना के अधिकार की शुरूआत हुई।

India’s sustainable energy superheroes shine at the Ashden Awards

The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support

Seed swap, a growing trend among green thumbs

"The seed saving technique for each variety differs - during the meet-ups, we share the concepts with newcomers”

Mesar Van Kautik, a unique Himalayan forest festival

Traditional Festival to celebrate the nature-culture links and to bring attention to the need to reverse ecological degradation

Peeling away traditional Rajasthani cooking

On using peels, seeds, pits and even watermelon rinds to make dishes ranging from subzi (cooked vegetable) to fried snacks.

Stories by Location
Google Map
Events