The Forest Rights Act entitles Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities to both individual and community land ownership, but the process, mostly, is a long-winding one.
Most indigenous communities traditionally depend on forests for their lives and livelihoods, forests that are steadily shrinking. When the forest resources in Nayagarh started to disappear, the community took to conservation and sustainable living, exercising their lawful forest rights.
Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.
The Green College in Odisha is leading by example in the field of rural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.
Women in rural Odisha reflect on what the compulsion to change one’s surname after marriage means for their identity.
Karva Chauth has arrived. A festival of love as some call it, is just one more occasion for advertisers to ply you with everything from garish lehengas to bejewelled sieves and special facials and hairdos.
How many lives will it take to shake the government out of its slumber and implement and better the disability pension schemes?
Devotees throng the temple on the auspicious night of Shivaratri, but untouchability bars Sarathi Das from entering.