The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India
The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.
Kondh Ingenuity: An Unsentimental Reverence to Nature
In the month of April, at the Bihan Parab festival, people come together to share seeds for the upcoming cultivation cycle, ensuring equity.
Open Letter to Subhash Palekar-ji, on his comparison of Organic Farming to Atom Bomb
Request: Publicly withdraw your statement that “Organic farming is worse than atom bomb;” and your approval of GM seeds in ZBNF/SPNF.
India's water Crisis: The clock is ticking
We need to promote a decentralised approach, with a key focus on water conservation, source sustainability, storage and reuse wherever possible.
Kerala to Follow Collective Farming Instead of Corporate Farming, Says State Agriculture Minister
Community networks are involved in collective farming (which is based on social ownership of means of production and collective labour.)
Needed: A million Recharge Wells
Clean catchments such as rooftops, roads and storm drains could be used to harvest a substantial volume of the city's rainfall.
Bengaluru's well diggers have shown how traditional water bodies can be revived: Water activitst Vishwanath Srikantaiah
"We must build the governance and institutional capabilities for an integrated urban water management system. The rest will follow."
India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over
When every village captures all the run-off resulting from the rain falling over its entire land can every village have enough water.
Climate change threatens India’s crop production, rice yields may be hit hard
Yields of millets, sorghum and maize showed better resilience to extreme weather and also witnessed smaller declines during droughts.