Tag Archives: Indigenous Terra Madre

Discussing the Future We Want

As the conference days of the ITM 2015 concluded with plenary and thematic sessions that addressed looking back with respect and looking forward with hope. Continue reading

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Reviewing Livelihoods and Farming Practices

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

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Adorning Mawphlang

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

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How to get happiness?

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

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The power of participatory video documentation – A grassroot perspective

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

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The Future We Want and the Influx Issue By Phrang Roy (The Shillong Times)

As Meghalaya seems to be once again heading towards the well travelled road of confrontation and bandhs, I would like to draw the attention of the readers to some of the creative solutions that some nations and communities have found … Continue reading

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