Sacred groves of Kodagu: How faith is helping conserving Karnataka’s protected forests

Water for the Kaveri and bees for pollinating coffee plantations, the ecosystem services of 1,214 sacred groves of Kodagu is immense. Even though Kodagu groves are protected forests under the Indian Forest Act, they also face pressures similar to the other forest patches in other parts of the country. Read more

‘Minaki’ (muskmelon); thirst quenching companion for farmers

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…

SHORT FILM: URAVU

‘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.