When Money Does Grow on Trees

Gauging the economic value of an ecosystem can save it from degradation. But proper yardsticks need to be used without getting carried away by numb...

Learning from the past: A new protocol for agricultural education and research in India

Our ancestors devised sophisticated, relatively sustainable systems finely tuned to the conditions of each region, and, indeed, each village.

Liberative communication for Genuine participation

Masses of the rural poor can liberate themselves not only from regressive tradition but also from manipulation, control and exploitation of elite o...

The Music of Everything

I would ask the twelve-year-olds to come back (from forest walks) with a call, or a sound, and we would do a round of grunts, cheepings and squawks.

We are addicted to convenience, and it's a fatal attraction both for us and the planet

Ready-made meals, motorised transport, smartphones make our lives a lot easier, but at what cost?

Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s insights on economic democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on gram swaraj and his thoughts on economic democracy through creative localisation could well be the new launch pad to crea...

Aesth-ethics: towards blending ecology, justice, and art

Art could become a significant medium for not only protest, but to explore the potential of visioning a different world, and a space for creation ...

Sikkim's organic revolution at risk as local consumers fail to buy into project

“The organic vegetables are more expensive, and I have a family to feed.” “It’s supposed to be better for you, but the imported vegies are bigger,”

Art outside comfort zones

The Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha has enabled a non-identity-specific openness that enriches every part of one’s being and revitalises art itself.

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