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The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column: The Tale of Typesetting
The first time, printing interns at PrintWeek saw an old newspaper, they were stupefied. It was so difficult to imagine typesetting, one by one, by hand, every tiny letter of metal in complex lockups...
Category: Noel D'Cunha column/Printweek
by Noel D'Cunha | On 14 Feb 2021
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Bringing Balance to the Ecosystem: Restoring Degraded Wildlife Habitats
Restoring wildlife habitat around Shivnagari, Ajmer, Rajasthan has ensured that domestic animals of the village are no longer under threat. This has also meant better pastureland for the cattle with...
Category: Ecomanagement
by Anjali P Iyer | On 12 Feb 2021
Know Your Publishing Space: Open Access Publishing
Publishing research in open access journals has been widely discussed over the last decade. Both free access and open access give the reader seamless access to research papers/articles. So, what’s the...
Category: Education, higher
by Shubhada Nagarkar | On 01 Feb 2021
Employment Generation in Difficult Times: Reflections on Kerala Budget
Despite high educational attaintments, educated unemployment is a worrying feature of Kerala. Some of the suggestions made by the Kerala Finance Minister are discussed below. The note suggests that tu...
Category: India: Union and All Budgets
by Rakkee Thimothy | On 02 Feb 2021
IMF and Big Business for Universal Vaccination Better Red, than Dead
The me-first policy on vaccine sharing will bring losses of $203 billion to $5 trillion to rich countries, while the returns are the highest if they support global universal vaccination.
Category: COVID and Associated disaster and pandemic literature
by Prabir Purkayastha | On 01 Feb 2021
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Regain and Regenerate Creating Accountability for the Commons
The mere passing of laws and regulations to preserve village commons, regenerate natural resources and enrich villages does not ensure their operationalisation. What is needed is a concerted attempt t...
Category: Environment: Climate Change
by Anjali P Iyer | On 21 Jan 2021
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Shahpura Explores Innovative Ways of Governing the Commons
This case study describes is how a village, Shahpura, collectively saved its common land, developed a plantation and innovated a way to water it regularly wihout adding to women’s burden. It is a part...
Category: Ecomanagement
by Anjali P Iyer | On 15 Jan 2021
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies:Reclaiming Commons - Restoring and Protecting Grazing Lands from Illegal Dumping
While tourism may support a town economy, it can also damage the environment and ecology of the surrounding villages and destroy common grazing lands. Here’s how two villages fought to preserve their...
Category: Ecomanagement
by Anjali P Iyer | On 04 Dec 2020
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Villagers Unite Against Illegal Mining
In Sawar village in Ajmer, over the years private mining companies, extracting stone and marble that is exported all over the world, have progressively encroached on village common lands. Not only h...
Category: Ecomanagement
by Anjali P Iyer | On 27 Nov 2020
Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Villagers Unite Against Illegal Mining
In Sawar village in Ajmer, over the years private mining companies, extracting stone and marble that is exported all over the world, have progressively encroached on village common lands. Not only h...
Category: Environment: Industrial Pollution
by Anjali P Iyer | On 27 Nov 2020
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