Smashing Gender Norms

Kerala Woman Climbs Coconut Trees to Support Her Family [auth] The lockdown forced Sreedevi Gopalan, 25, a final year B.Ed student to return home in Malappuram, Kerala. Her father has been a coconut tree climber…

Kiran Nidhi Yojana

Piplantri was a Rajasthan village of barren and dusty hills. From 2005, Marble mining completed its desolation. Heat and dust, water scarcity and droughts made young people migrate. Girl children were considered a curse, many…

Organic Fruits from Drought-Prone Beed Dt.

This farmer of Beed Dt. switched to organic fruit farming after attending a seminar. He made a fortune growing organic papaya and watermelon. [auth] Marginal small farmers do not easily experiment with alternative crops or…

Unique Bamboo Houses Survive 7 Assam Floods in…

Almost every Monsoon, the Brahmaputra floods Assam, sweeping away everything they encounter — human settlements and paddy fields. In 2016, the soil erosion due to floods in Golaghat district wrecked more than 40 residential shelters and schools.…

‘Lockdown’ student cultivation

Teacher Saritha Vijaykumar found Covid-19 lockdown a perfect opportunity to explore ways to engage children in more creative and healthy pursuits than just sitting at home and getting bored! “When the lockdown was implemented, children…

Loretos turn green

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), known as Loreto Sisters, was founded by Mary Ward in 1609. She was a resilient person of great faith and strength of character.  She was labelled a heretic in her…

Love Bomb

Albert Einstein, who we all know as a great genius, wrote some letters to his daughter Lieserl back in 1938. He said, “Please hold on to these letters because I’m not sure that humanity is…