A People’s Manifesto for the Western Himalayas Mountain region, April 2019

outlines a region-specific strategy for inclusive, ecologically sound development that takes into account the fragility of the landscape.

Reforesting the hillsides of the Himalayas

Alaap has taken on a mountain of a challenge - restoring Himalayan native forests, involving community and engaging with government

The arrogance of the ignorant

Forests inhabited by Adivasis are some of the best conserved in the subcontinent ... and ‘indigenous knowledge’ is invaluable.

‘संगमेश्वरी’ला पुन्हा लोकाश्रय मिळवून देणारं नाटक (in Marathi)

सारे लोकव्यवहारच त्या बोलीत होत असल्यानं कला, संस्कृती, परंपरा, खाद्यसंस्कृती, उत्सव अशा विविध बाबींशी निगडित मोठा खजिनाच बोलीभाषेत असतो.

Seed guardians of Banswara revive traditional varieties

Preserving traditional seeds is intrinsically linked to food security and livelihoods of families of farming communities.

A brand new yarn: The return of handloom weaving in Kutch

Of renewed interest in weaving and about its allure in terms of economics, culture, identity, dignity, convenience, social ties, and innovation.

A warning note

A song that is an ultimatum to the authorities that the community will protect what is rightfully theirs

Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai

The fishermen were able to show the maps in the previous management plan as evidence that this was their workplace.

महिला किसानों का संगम रेडियो (in Hindi)

यह महिलाओं की आवाज है। वे इसे चलाती हैं, वे ही इसकी मालिक हैं। उनके सशक्तीकरण का अच्छा उदाहरण है।

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