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Life without water is unimaginable. Sadly, despite being well aware of the importance of clean water, we act ever so recklessly. The amount of plastic that is found in the oceans today speaks of the indifference that we showcase towards clean water and the marine life. The University of Georgia recently deduced in a research …

Yacouba sawadogo

Yacouba Sawadogo is a man who was once considered a madman by people in his village for preparing the soil for agricultural in a morbidly dry season. Little did they knew about the changes that were about to happen. Yacouba sawadogo revived an ancient African agricultural style called ‘Zai’ that helped turn acres of barren …

Parthasarathi and Rekha, a couple from Chennai,  were living a happy, married life with respectable positions in multinational companies. Their life took a new course when a member of their family fell prey to several diseases. The couple started questioning modernity. It was then that they stumbled upon organic farming and life has never been the same since. …

“It is said that in the Puri Temple of Orissa, the deity is served a different variety of rice every day during the Daily Puja. This means that there is a serving of at least 365 different varieties of rice every year”. At first, this claim might seem exaggerated to an astronomical extent, but the …

Like most people from middle-class families, Girija and Anand had simple and common dreams. Anand enjoyed travelling, spending time amid nature and learning new things. And these were interests stayed with him even after he got married to Girija. He was lucky that his life partner was somebody who understood and shared the same views and …

In animal friendly families, children get to hear from childhood that a domestic animal is the best and most trusted companion of Man. But Man on the contrary, has used and exploited the same domestic animals for security, pleasure, transport, wearables, ornamental, and even food. Robin Singh came visiting from US to Auroville India in …

If you live in Bangalore and have been concerned about the growing piles of burning waste dotting the cityscape, then you finally have something to smile about. Over the last 4 weeks, Jhatkaa, a campaigning organisation that harnesses citizen power to bring about change, has been actively promoting #BangaloreIsBurning  — a campaign to end the burning of garbage around …

Much of the problem of waste lies in our attitudes and behaviour towards it. The economic reforms and liberalisation of the 90s kickstarted India’s transformation into a consumerist society. Our consumption patterns changed, but our education system and waste management infrastructure did not, and when new forms of waste are thrust upon primitive systems, comes …