Beyond beef, pork and BAN…

Television, Newspaper and social media are filled with beef, pork and chicken since a few weeks in India. Eat Beef!!!Ban Beef!! Ban pork!! Ban Chicken!!! What’s happening?? Why have we been concentrating on what people should eat and not??? But there are no highlights on number of people who go to bed with no food …

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Water- the Elixir of Life or May be Not…

This was my first visit to Chukru, a small village in the Palamu district. Although I had heard quite a bit about the village, it did not prepare me for what I saw and heard. Here is an account of my experience of my field visit, a very familiar but tragic tale. Chukru is notoriously …

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Community Based Recipe Demonstration…

Harvest of finger millet did not end the millet promotion activity for this year. People of our villages have long forgotten most of their own indigenous recipes. As we are promoting finger millet as a drought resistant and highly nutritious crop, we needed to make sure that Finger Millet getting into their mainstream food. We had already developed a …

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Ancient Act of Basket Making

As part of our field visit I had an opportunity to visit a village called Champi. This is a small community called 'Turi" and their main occupation are to weave basket and sell it in the local market. The tradition came to this community when there were lots of bamboos in the village and they …

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Holiday @ My Native land

During my holidays, I spent few days in my village where I was born and spent my childhood.  The name of my village is ‘Podaruan’. The village is 12 kilometers from the coastline of ‘Bay of Bengal’. Nothing has changed much since my visit three years ago, particularly, the main attraction of my village the …

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