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Carol Cassidy has plans for indigenous weavers of Meghalaya..

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Meet Carol Cassidy Who is she? Carol Cassidy is an American who has been working in the field of weaving and textiles for over 25 years. She has studied textiles at the Bergen College of Applied and Fine Art in … Continue reading

Ensuring a future for Traditional Medicine

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An interactive session “Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Traditional Medicine: Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition Practiced in India and South Africa” was organized by the Asian Confluence at its conference center on the sidelines of a survey visit to Meghalaya by scientists … 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

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

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