Carnatic music and a folk theatre form come together to push the stubborn lines of caste and gender
Artistic traditions are being fostered without the incumbent caste and gender biases.
The mystery of Auroville - celebrating a few initiatives and individuals
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.”
Tribals urge parties to ensure food security
"Tribals have an enormous storehouse of knowledge on food gathering, shifting hill cultivation, pastoralism, labour and handicrafts,”
Bhimshankar village makes the most of nature’s trail
While promoting ecotourism, the villagers try to maintain a balance between conservation, livelihood and convenience
Legacies crucial for the commons
They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.
... to practise organic farming to rejuvenate the land and to work on gender issues in agriculture.
How to move a mountain
"We must be ready with ... our resolve to move mountains (of a hierarchical and unequal social order that has risen again)"
Re-reading Tagore to Become Human
"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"