Traditional knowledge of a north-east community holds answers to the misunderstood practice of shifting cultivation

Adis know what kind of crops take up what kind of nutrients and how it affects other crops

An alternative school in rural Kerala is teaching tribal children life lessons

Gothrathalam school aims at preventing Dalit and Adivasi students from being isolated

Does Raising Questions on the Rights of Adivasis Make Me a ‘Deshdrohi'?

The (Samatha) judgment was meant to provide safeguards for adivasis to control the excavation of minerals in their lands...

The Centre Cannot Hold: How GN Devy challenges our concept of knowledge

Devy is now at the frontline of the war over knowledge, language and politics.

Using organic waste for paddy germination

The Raj Gonds have the seeds germinate speedily between layers of leaves of teak and Vitex trifolia, a method suitable for dry conditions.

Meet Aqui Thami from Darjeeling, whose travelling library is putting the spotlight on women’s books

... I was moved to reading more and more non-fiction which in turn enriched my work and life processes.

Two conservation communities from northeast India win biodiversity awards

The realisation that the community-controlled forest was home to many endemic species helped ... provide protection to all species here.

Self-rule by Adivasis could end Maoism

Adivasis make 99% of the Maoist movement, and most of them are fighting to save their forest, land and dignity

Can Baiga millet be part of mainstream?

Sikiya is an extra produce the Baigas get without even cultivating it. It has about 12 to 12.5 per cent protein.

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