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Adivasi Community in Odisha Stakes Claim to Forest Land, Wins

 
/ May 30, 2018

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.

“The Forest is our Mother”: Conservation and Sustainable Living in Odisha

 
/ April 11, 2018

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.

Dams and Irrigation Projects in India: Whose Development is it?

 
/ February 2, 2018

Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.

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Green College: Education with a Purpose

 
/ January 2, 2018

The Green College in Odisha is leading by example in the field of rural innovation and sustainable livelihoods.

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What’s in a Name? Only Patriarchal Control

 
/ November 1, 2017

Women in rural Odisha reflect on what the compulsion to change one’s surname after marriage means for their identity.

Fasting in the Name of Love

 
/ September 29, 2017

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.

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Disability Pension: Too Little, Too Late

 
/ September 26, 2017

How many lives will it take to shake the government out of its slumber and implement and better the disability pension schemes?

Untouchability Rife in Odisha Village

 
/ September 1, 2017

Devotees throng the temple on the auspicious night of Shivaratri, but untouchability bars Sarathi Das from entering.