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Following the Lunar Calendar

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

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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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Cooks – The Hidden Change Agents

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

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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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Beyond techno fixes
Recognise the vulnerable people as knowledge holders and agents of change, and not mere recipients of technical assistance and loans

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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