Articles Archive

Nov 07, 2016

Political turmoil leaves Kashmir’s education sector in tatters

Four months of closed schools in the middle of an academic year has left an entire generation of Kashmiri students in the lurch although there are some scattered efforts at makeshift community schools

Nov 04, 2016

Tackling malnutrition in India needs thinking out of the box

If India has to improve its rank on the global Hunger Index, there has to be an emphasis on alternative and participatory approaches of delivering nutrients to underserved populations

Nov 02, 2016

Women in Guphu show power of collective action

Collective action has enabled many women in Khunti in Jharkhand to rise out of poverty, providing them with new opportunities and ensuring greater choice in their lives

Oct 31, 2016

Community initiative recharges water table in Kumbharwalan village

Collective action through a pani panchayat (water council) has enabled a remote village in Pune district of Maharashtra to provide for adequate irrigation in this rain shadow area prone to droughts

Oct 28, 2016

Another autumn of uncertainty for Kashmir’s saffron farmers

A most prized harvest, the falling production of saffron in the villages of Pulwama is now a serious concern for farmers who have been traditionally growing the rare flower

Oct 26, 2016

Social forestry provides useful lessons in participatory democracy

The road to participatory democracy cannot be paved with good intentions alone but needs resources, sustained work and self-critical reflection by villages and voluntary organizations alike

Oct 24, 2016

Gorang Valley battles water woes as perennial springs retreat

Drying streams in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand have made life difficult for women as they wait for watershed management to bear fruit in a couple of years