A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik

Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.

Dissolution of traditional Adivasi structures for modernity

"There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from Adivasi communities, which have an equitable structure and provide opportunities for everyone to grow.”

Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one of Uttarakhand’s top birders

He handles field equipment with ease, enters field data in computer, analyses video footage of woodpeckers, initiates nature clubs in villages...

The people who help you die better

Compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is allowing more people in Kerala, to end their days at peace, at home.

Delhi's social Butterflies: Why the city's citizen scientists are counting butterflies in crowded residential areas

They flutter like eyelashes, dip like fish, or float languidly in an undulating rhythm that is mesmerising to watch, like ripples on a lake.

Pride of Place

The transformation of a waste-picker's dark and ill-ventilated house into a bright, airy and safe home.

The peacocks of Yeola

... keeping alive a centuries-old legacy, while innovating to keep pace with changing tastes.

Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands

" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"

Reviving Himalayan Springs essential for climate adaptation

Addressing forests-water-people-climate links wisely, comprehensively and expeditiously is crucial to our long-term wellbeing, if not survival.

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