All-rounder Millets on Rural People’s Plates Since the Sangam Period

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Millets formed a major part of the food people in rural areas consumed until recently. In fact, in remote villages of Tamil Nadu, food items made of millets were staple food and rice was consumed occasionally. They had nelluchoru (food … Continue reading

Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts.
Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high and middle-income countries

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Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society’s relationship with the Earth and restore human … Continue reading

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

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