It was a hot sunny day of April when we were sitting with the women farmers to discuss the cultivation of indigenous cotton instead of transgenic B.T.cotton and the mixed crops that are suitable to grow as companion crops with finger millet and horse gram crops in the post-monsoon season. When we were on the…
Indigenous traditions around the world have been mindful of the need to care for the environment in order to ensure the continuation of life on our planet. Their cultural beliefs and practices can often be found emphasising on a way of life that premises itself on the idea of co-existence. These are of great importance…
‘URAVU’ is a thought-provoking portrayal of the contradiction that exists in the abuse of water in urban capitalist spaces at a time when its scarcity haunts poor rural households. By following a day in the life of a poor village woman working at a mall in the city, the film highlights the wastefulness of a scarce resource by the rich when the poor continue to endure great suffering.
‘VARSHA HARSHA’ tells the story of an initiative taken by the local community for the rejuvenation of a dried up lake in the Malenadu region of Karnataka.
‘WEAVERS OF SHORELINE’ depicts the impact of climate change on mangrove vegetation in Kerala. The film advocates rejuvenation of mangrove stretches as a climate change mitigation strategy.
We are addicted to convenience, and it’s a fatal attraction both for us and the planet. Ready-made meals, motorised transport, smartphones make our lives a lot easier, but at what cost?
In this deeply insightful book, the author, S. Ignacimuthu, a Jesuit priest and academic, seeks to argue that environmental spirituality is the antidote to the global ecological crisis. Writes Roshan Shah.
The latest edition of the Living Planet report and an index based on it, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, have projected a very worrying picture of biodiversity, especially animal life, in the near future. It says the world is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate and very soon there will be irreparable loss of a good part of life on earth.
This study booklet aims to provide an overview of producers’ collectives in India, which broadly falls under the cooperative movement. It will also highlight some case studies of successful collective organizations, with a variety of organizational styles and under different laws, mainly to get a taste of the diversity of rural collectives in India.
Media coverage on climate change deliberations peaked in December 2015 when the Climate Summit hosted by the United Nations was taking place in Paris. The conference was attended by 195 countries with around 150 world leaders and dignitaries. Many countries, including India, have pledged ambitious targets for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. One of…