Sattvik-A cultural milieu to revive the forgotten tastes and hence the forgotten ties!
Art Culture Society

Sattvik-A cultural milieu to revive the forgotten tastes and hence the forgotten ties!

SRISTI invites all to   its Eleventh Traditional Food Festival -Sattvik 2013 . The festival was started ten years ago to promote conservation of agro-biodiversity and creation of demand for nutritional crops, which are rarely or less cultivated now. The paradox of development is such that nutritious food is still consumed in the most under-developed areas. This … Continue reading

Panchratna Soup – Traditional Indian Cuisine
Art Culture Society / Biodiversity

Panchratna Soup – Traditional Indian Cuisine

Ingredients: Seasonal green leafy vegetables (Spinach, Fenugreek leaves, Drumstick leaves, Cauliflower greens, Shepu leaves) – 100 g each Mint leaves – 50 g Green tomatoes – 100g Amla (Gooseberries) – 100g Crushed ginger- 2 tsp Drumsticks – 5-6 pieces Coriander leaves – 50g Lemon juice – 2 tsp Honey – 2 tsp Cumin seeds powder … Continue reading

Towards a Social Open Innovation Fund
Art Culture Society / Innovation

Towards a Social Open Innovation Fund

With the economic downturn, entrepreneurial opportunities for young and old innovators have got further squeezed.  Even earlier, there was hardly any fund to invest in creative ideas of young students, self-employed people or even professionals who had ideas and sometime even the proof of concept which could make a difference.  Despite numerous attempts, I could not convince the members … Continue reading

All in a Mother’s Memory – Languages Getting Lost, Knowledge Eroding and the Story of a 50 Dollar Note
Art Culture Society / Innovation

All in a Mother’s Memory – Languages Getting Lost, Knowledge Eroding and the Story of a 50 Dollar Note

The sun was about to set in the local craft market, where we had gone to experience art, culture and food. Kelli Ryan complimented my talk that I had given earlier this day at the inaugural session of the World Indigenous Network Conference WINC2013 in Darwin, Australia, and said that she was trying to do … Continue reading

World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia
Art Culture Society / Biodiversity / Innovation / Lectures & Meetings

World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia

More than 1200 activists, professionals, community representatives, elders, herders, academics and students from 55 countries got together in Darwin, part of Larrakia Country, to exchange, explore and embed their concern about the cultural erosion of knowledge of elders and about how to tap the curiosity of young people to preserve and persist with what should … Continue reading

List of Awardees 2013
Awards / Innovation

List of Awardees 2013

On March 7, 2013, the Seventh National Award function for Grassroots Innovations and Outstanding Traditional Knowledge was held at Mughal Gardens, New Delhi. The National Awards were given away by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. A total of 68 innovators/traditional knowledge holders and five communities were awarded and appreciated in the award function. … Continue reading

The song of whales: Creativity, distinctiveness and collaboration through techpedia.in
Biodiversity / Innovation / Uncategorized

The song of whales: Creativity, distinctiveness and collaboration through techpedia.in

While conducting a literature review on the informal economy, I came across a very interesting research paper “Can the Hidden Economy Be Revolutionary? Toward a Dialectical Analysis of the Relations Between Formal and Informal Economies”. It was published in 1988 by Stuart Henry in the journal Social Justice (Vol. 15, No.3-4). What caughte my attention, … Continue reading

SATTVIK – A cultural milieu to revive forgotten tastes and ties!
Art Culture Society / Children

SATTVIK – A cultural milieu to revive forgotten tastes and ties!

Have you ever wondered what your great grandparents cooked in their kitchen? SATTVIK, a traditional food festival, aims at fulfilling that curiosity while highlighting diversity in cultures and taste. About 45,000 visitors came to last year’s event. This shows the growing interest in traditional food items and organic products coupled with a sustainable lifestyle. Some … Continue reading