Art Culture Society / Biodiversity / Children / food and nutrition / policy / shodhyatra / Uncategorized / women

Searching where is the light is: Focus on hotspots of sufficiency to seek answers for malnutrition

There is an old apocryphal story of an old women. She had lost a needle in a dark place. But she was searching where the light is. She is lampooned for this seemingly irrational act. True, under the lamp post, she would not find her needle but may be, she might find something else, may … Continue reading

shodhyatra / Uncategorized

What do we do in shodhyatra -learning walk

we pursue several activities during shodhyatra a) on the basis of prior fieldwork, we identify key challenges in agriculture, livestock, farm machinery, food, nutrition, etc., and share the i) prior knowledge we have collected from different parts of the country with local communities and ii) the knowledge collected from local communities with their name and … Continue reading

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Smiling through the Hardships, a culture coping creatively: Gurez Valley, North Kashmir:

Did you know that a broken gadget is never completely dysfunctional? It possesses working parts which can be reused to develop new technologies or fix old ones. The thought was triggered by a class VI student, Khursheed Ahmed Meer from Niru village, Gurez. Further, he proposed the idea of setting up a workshop in every … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Biodiversity / Creativity / Innovation / Research / shodhyatra / social innovation / technology

A kurta without a stitch (39th Shodhyatra)

Imagine wearing a kurta in which there is no stitch, it would be difficult for us to think of it.  But, a weaver Karna Mehr had actually woven a kurta as a cylindrical cloth.  Another weaver  Chukmani Mehr had woven poetry of Shri Gangadhar Mehr in the Barpali saree.   Bhikhari Mehr had woven the Hanuman … Continue reading

Learning from a Healthy, happy and helpful culture:  Goa Shodhyata – II
Art Culture Society / Children / shodhyatra

Learning from a Healthy, happy and helpful culture:  Goa Shodhyata – II

The drought has taken its toll in Goa as well.  There were many regions where people received water once in two days through the tankers.  One could see several dry wells and ponds.  The ones that had water were perhaps not adequately utilized.  While moving from south to north Goa, we also came across regions … Continue reading