The colour my village was
A French artist has attempted to recreate pre-industrial systems of land management through his paintings. Has any Indian painter tried to do …
Forest protection in a Midnapore village has created prosperity - and local heroes
Project brings cheap cement to the village
Narasimharaju's dream of providing inexpensive cement for rural use will come true when his plant starts production later this year.
From the blurbs
Official doublespeak stumps Udaipur villagers
An Udaipur NGO has been summoned to court because a community hall it helped the residents of Vasu village set up allegedly encroaches on …
Only males need apply
With an increasing number of joint forest management projects being implemented, it is vital that forest departments become more gender sensitive.…
Who will help her learn?
Merely providing schools is not enough to educate the more than 197.34 million illiterate women in India. Far too often, girls have to drop out …
Silk route to success
With the launch of a sericulture project in Vidisha, a district in Madhya Pradesh, the lifestyle of the rural women undergoes a metamorphosis
Pot-bellies weigh heavy upon Indian hearts
Paunches are common among Indians and this makes them especially prone to heart disease
Overcoming the gender barrier
Several voluntary agencies are working to provide greater control over natural resource use.
Fodder for victory
Politicians feel good governance does not win elections. Digvijay Singh proved them wrong
When alienation ruins
Sandalwood smuggling, epitomised by Veerappan, has become a collective phenomenon involving entire villages, which even the ban on sandalwood …
Helping women irks men in Haryana district
A non-govemmental organisation attempting to help women in Haryana's
and Rewari district is hampered by caste factors and male chauvinism.
Tribals solve problems through self - reliance
The Budakattu Krishikara Sangha, with its emphasis on people-oriented strategies, has improved tremendously the lot of the tribals in and around …
Poetry born of struggle
Whether the revolutionary passion of his early verse, or the more mellow vision of his later work, Jnanpith award-winner Subhas Mukhopadhyay's …
A school with an ecological curriculum
For 45 years, a school in Kausani has been inculcating ecological consciousness in hill women
Foreclosure of a Dream?
The Adarsh Gaon Yojana was set up to empower some 300 villages in Maharashtra. After eight long years, it is yet to show results. The people …
The answers within
Swadhyay, which literally means study of the self, is a movement that has introduced realistic social change in India's rural communities
Popular pressure must break this unholy alliance
Rice formulation treats better
Money from the sky