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NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market

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  On 7th April 2017, NESFAS hosted its first ever Mei-Ramew Market, which connected the people with local farmers in a mutually beneficial exchange. The event gave locals a rare chance to directly interact with the farmers as opposed to just … Continue reading

The office Community Garden

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On the 29th April 2014, the NESFAS team along with a few well-wishers got together to plant the first batch of seasonal vegetables in the office community garden. The day was picked in accordance with the Lunar Agricultural Calendar that … Continue reading

Following the Lunar Calendar

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The traditional Khasi Jaintia calendar for agriculture is based on the Lunar Calendar which is divided into twelve months based on cycles of the lunar phases. The agricultural calendar marks certain days as significant for planting (or not) like the … Continue reading

How to get happiness?

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How to get happiness? Once a group of 30 friends were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then … 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