Getting a city into shape
Peasant women list their woes to scientists
At a recent conference, women farm workers got a chance to discuss their problems with agricultural experts.
THE BIG BAD WHITE MEN
To villagers in Bihar, the Dunkel Draft and GATT are not proposals or agreements but a couple of angrez out to play havoc with their lives.
Will future cities be friendly?
Urbanisation is not just about infrastructure but also social cohesion
The CMZ notification
Delhi's two faces: One rich, the other poor
The slums in the capital city will keep on growing unless the villages around it are allowed to prosper.
Improving village life will keep villager home
Voluntary agencies will have to come up with ways to make the village peaceful and productive. Only a satisfying life in the village will prevent …
All in a day's work
For women in the hill area of Kumaon, Uttar Pradesh, life is not easy. They have to wear the skin off their knuckles to scrape together a living
Women build where others destroy
Why do women who attempt changes in local land use patterns meet with so much hostility?
Indian cities are being engulfed by vehicular pollution. Under such circumstances, the electric autorickshaw and bicycle offer some respite
A rise in the elephant population in the Chandaka reserve forests raises the basic question of ecological management keeping human needs in mind
Coming back to life
When villages work with each other to regenerate the environment, there are unexpected blessings. Sometimes, they are as big as a river
To hell and Back
How TBS helped communities revive the rural environment
Simple systems available to treat sewage
Planners should be made aware of easy techniques that can recycle waste water using little electricity.
Living with nature
Urban living ought to aim towards the sustainable symbiosis of nature and architecture
House sparrows want old homes
Divided we stand
Wildlife conservationists and social ecologists are sharply divided despite common goals
Lavasa’s journey downhill
Rules were bent to concentrate development in the valley, lakefront
Amartya Sen right prize for the wrong work?
Sen's manner of addressing poverty issues has left many questions unanswered
Words of wisdom
The traditional knowledge of indigenous communities was for a long time viewed with scepticism. Now, the world acknowledges its significance
Nobody expected farm forestry and exotics to become a major source of firewood
Green cussedness, anyone?
They did the impossible on land that held no hope
The world isn't just Big Macs and Coke
How many people can the earth sustain? While the world feverishly computes the answer, it must not forget that sustainability is not just feeding …
The solution lies in making waste management a community exercise
A Public Effort
Where the government has failed miserably in providing quality service to the people, some ngos have set an example on how urban waste can be …