Voices of women from Dilli Chalo: We need equal rights as men farmers
A large contingent of women farmers marched along with their male counterparts at the Dilli Chalo protest on November 29-30 in Delhi. The women wanted their voices to be heard in the capital's power corridors. They want to be treated equally along with male counterparts. This includes equal wages; access to government credit and insurance schemes; equal land rights and the recognition that …
Farmers explain what brings them to the capital
Why did thousands of farmers take to the streets of New Delhi? Down To Earth turned …
Aanandaa Farms: The joy of growing a food forest
Manisha Lath Gupta, who was an executive vice president in a private bank, decided to grow healthy food for herself and her family in 2011. She and her husband then created a food forest called Aanandaa on the principles of permaculture. What was a barren piece of land six years ago is now a food forest with more than 4,500 trees.
DIY: How to make Colin type of glass and multipurpose cleaner at home
Making your own personal hygiene products are easier than you think. Kirti Negi Bajoria, a professional who is on a sabbatical makes a lot of household and personal care products on her own. In this video, she demonstrates a simple recipe to make multipurpose cleaners and glass cleaners at home using Castile Soap. This is a DIY video.
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular, but which countries are buying them?
A new report by the International Council of Clean Transportation has come out with a new briefing paper on the electric vehicles market. This report has some useful insights into where electric vehicles have become popular and the reasons for its popularity.
Why virginity tests should be banned
In a global call against violence against women and girls, UN agencies— UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization—have called to end virginity testing, a medically unnecessary, and often times painful, humiliating and traumatic practice.
IIT Delhi develops a cheap cure for snake bites
Researchers from IIT Delhi have developed a cheaper and more effective antidote for snake venom. The research has been done this in collaboration with San Jose University, US. The new drug could cost as less as Rs 70 from the current price which could be as high as Rs 1000
Home made leave-in conditioner using flax seeds with Kirti Negi Bajoria
Making your own personal hygiene products is easier than you think. Kirti Negi Bajoria, a professional who is on a sabbatical, makes a lot of household and personal care products on her own. In this video, she demonstrates a simple recipe to make a leave-in conditioner that is free of harmful chemicals.