Cooks – The Hidden Change Agents

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by Rahul Antao 27000. This is the number of meals I have eaten in my life far. How do we come to this number? We all eat approximately 1000 meals a year. I’m 27 years old. So, in 27 years … Continue reading

The power of participatory video documentation – A grassroot perspective

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by Pius Ranee A few years ago, while visiting a jhum field along with two of my friends, an incident occurred that opened my eyes. To get to the jhum field we had to cross a small stream. While crossing … Continue reading

Mission possible

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By Sayantan Bera – Thumbs up to Sikkim Seventy-year-old Lilabati Gautam’s modest wooden house in Ranka block of East Sikkim is better than many posh resorts. Perched on a hill slope, it overlooks orange trees dotting a lush green valley. … Continue reading

Beyond techno fixes
Recognise the vulnerable people as knowledge holders and agents of change, and not mere recipients of technical assistance and loans

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By Phrang Roy – The severe impact of global warming and technical solutions to it have always grabbed the attention of the media. Unfortunately, the socio-economic challenges of climate change that exposes the marginal to greater vulnerabilities and creates conflicts … Continue reading

NESFAS at the TED Talks

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A great idea can be the start of a great revolution. At UTM Shillong, ideas that can change the world for a better tomorrow will take center-stage. The TEDxUTMShillong is an effort towards sharing and spreading life changing works of … Continue reading

Indian President’s passionate plea against assimilating tribes

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In a strongly worded speech the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, said this week at the inauguration of the ‘Andaman & Nicobar Tribal Research and Training Institute’ (ANTRI) that attempts to assimilate tribes into the mainstream had failed and were … Continue reading

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