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.

Auroville's innovators

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"

Democratic Confederalism

How Democracy Makes the State Wither Away

Facing the future of development

These initiatives have stayed or even reversed rural-urban migration and attempted gender and caste justice without trashing the environment.

A theatre group in Bengaluru invited Narendra Modi to watch a play that protests GST

As part of a Tax Denial Satyagraha, the Graam Seva Sangh did not charge GST on the tickets.

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