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Introducing Rain Fed Agricultural Systems

Diversity is the one word that characterises the rainfed agricultural areas of India, spread over 77 million hectares of the country. Diversity of the cultures and cuisines of the indigenous communities that live there. Diversity of flora and fauna. Diversity of crops and cropping patterns. And diversity in topography, rainfall patterns and soils. … Continue readingIntroducing Rain Fed Agricultural Systems

People And Water – A Global Concern With Localised Solutions

By Nayantara Lakshman

The ownership of water preservation and conservation is not only for indigenous and rural communities, but also for all of us who live in larger towns and cities. It is in fact us who consume more than needed, simply because we seldom witness the element of scarcity as our taps always provide more than enough water.

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A Peaceful Alternative To Warlike Situations – The Tootedara Game

The Tootedara game is a highly methodical, stylized and ritualized game between players belonging to two Guttu’s (a Guttu denotes the smallest political unit, comprising a few villages of Tulunadu, that originated in ancient times). The elders and headmen of the Guttu’s involved are the captains of the teams with full powers to start and end the game as they deem fit. … Continue readingA Peaceful Alternative To Warlike Situations – The Tootedara Game