Making dam water reach the farmer
"We pushed large dams, not irrigation. But this has to change.”
Even More Starkly, We See How Liberal Democracies are Unjust
In these seven decades, we should have worked towards building power at village level, so that villagers are the local key decision-makers.
Resistance Is Fertile – The Emerging Alternative Political Discourse in the Indian Parliamentary Elections
People and communities need empowerment to govern and manage their lives, and also to make the state accountable & transparent.
On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP
An alternative approach to well being ... would democratise the economy, promote healthy living and respect rights of nature too.
The mystery of Auroville - celebrating a few initiatives and individuals
This is not the future we want
Any decent ecological assessment of a project needs a year of study (over all seasons), so the 180 days limit means short-cuts.
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.
Re-reading Tagore to Become Human
"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"