Sunday, May 29, 2022

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Worshipping Waghoba: Faith meets conservation in Maharashtra where humans and leopards share space

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The Warli tribe, an indigenous community that lives in northwest Maharashtra, believes that the cat-god Waghoba will protect them from the negative impacts of sharing spaces with leopards.

The home of Chipko movement, now epicentre of disasters and relocation challenges

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With frequent disasters, residents have to relocate for their safety. But challenges like limitation of resources in host villages and poor temporary shelters, stand in the way.

The COVID-19 crisis and the Vulnerability of Human Existence: It’s time to Redefine Ourselves

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Dissociated with nature, isolated in pain and stigmatised in illness: how cruel has society made us? A reconnect with nature is our innermost need.
Bagmati river in Muzaffarpur. It flows across Bihar districts Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur and Khagaria. Photo by Metro Media/IWMI/Flickr.

Farmers, near Bagmati river in Bihar, pick fertility of land over safety from floods

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The Bihar government has been facing opposition, from locals, to the embankment project on River Bagmati. People of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga district have been...

Excerpt | The Violence of the Mechanical Mind

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Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.
GARDEN IN HARD TIMES

Why Urban Gardening Can Be A lot More Than Just a Hobby

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Gardening may be a widely practiced hobby, but can we look at it beyond just that? 

Lessons from Hegel for the Contemporary World 

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As we commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Hegel and contemplate on his relevance, what can we learn from him today? 
NATURE/ GREEN FIELD

In a pandemic, a chance to make India’s recovery and growth equitable

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Post-lockdown economic stress added to the woes of the Indian economy, which was already decelerating, much before COVID-19 pandemic. However, news of a normal monsoon that is still the mainstay of the country’s economy brought some hope for a stressed economy and worried government.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Reminds Us of the Fragility of the Human Ego

The Coronavirus Pandemic Reminds Us of the Fragility of the Human Ego

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The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us that contrary to what we may like to believe, nature is beyond and above our whims and wishes.
Planet earth painted on two hands. Image source - Twitter

Transcending Parochial Ties: A Call for World Citizenship

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There is an urgent need in the world to move beyond parochialism and urge for a collective identity.

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