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How India can learn to tackle climate change from its indigenous communities- Mridula Chari, Scroll In


Article published in: Scroll.in Phrang Roy, a Khasi biodiversity activist, says it is important to weigh science and indigenous knowledge equally and take the best from both worlds. Phrang Roy, better known as Bah Phrang, was born and raised in … Continue reading

Hand over of Mei-Ramew Food Fest Venue to Hima Mawphlang

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Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 organisers handed over the Lawkyntang Mawphlang and the Heritage Village to the Hima Mawphlang in a formal manner on the 18th November 2015. In a significant step, the organizers of Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 handed over … Continue reading

ITM 2015 ends with a Joyous Celebration

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The concluding day of the Indigenous Terra Madre saw a joyous celebration of food, music, dance and culture as delegates and public mingled at the Mei-Ramew Food Festival at the Sacred Grove, Mawphlang. An estimated 60,000 people flocked to the … Continue reading

Reviewing Livelihoods and Farming Practices

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On August 7th 2014, NESFAS in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation) and the Agriculture Department, Government of Meghalaya, organized a field visit to Mawphlang, a village in the East … Continue reading

Adorning Mawphlang

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Bibhudutta Sahu interviews German installation artist Markus Heinsdorff on his creative vision for Indigenous Terra Madre festival in 2015 His works play with perception of space and dimensions. He takes simple materials like bamboo and crafts masterpieces. Germany based world … 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