Population prompts progress
The experience of a Kenyan community contradicts a traditional theory that population and development are inversely proportional
Villegers blueprint their own development
MYRADA moves a step forward in rural appraisal programmes, emphasising the necessity of involving villagers in their own development.
From miracle cures to holistic development
A doctor whose aim once was to treat poor patients, now helps Soliga tribals to assert their rights and choose their own way of development.
How green is the dollar?
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Think Jap, be Indian
An automobile mechanic solves a dusty riddle
Will women in panchayats change Bengal?
West Bengal is making what could be another step towards village self-rule, where villagers, including women, will decide what is best for them, …
The axe and human civilisation
The use and abuse of wood is a major theme in the history of humankind according to a new book, A Forest Journey
A Pune teacher develops a calculator made out of cardboard for as little as Rs 15, which can even handle mindbending logarithms.
Destruction as a way of sustainable farming
For centuries, the Iban tribals of Malaysia have cultivated crops by clearing trees, but without endangering the rainforests. At the centre of …
Breaking the rural barrier
The Centre for Application of Science and Technology to Rural Areas, set up in 1974, was a bold effort at bringing appropriate technology to the …
Artisans the untold story
Despair and devastation stare India's artisans in their face, as resource crunch, modern
civilisation and government apathy combine in an …