Archive for October 2009
From The Fields : Spice Girls and Water Harvesting Women: A Gandhian Legacy
By Blue Baldwin In the remote reaches of the Thar Desert, where the bustle and noise of Rajasthan’s blue hued city of Jodhpur fades and disappears into the sand, far beyond the sandstone mines at the outskirts of the city, Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, a.k.a. GRAVIS, and otherwise known as Center of People’s Science…Read More
From The Fields : Which gulab jamun was your favorite?
By Deepa Iyres Cecoedecon – sounds mysterious – is it a recently discovered dinosaur, the Latin name of an indigenous seed, an exotic Indian dish with a strange spelling? Actually, it is an amazing organization, but let’s talk about what the buzz is really about. Which gulab jamun was your favorite? Was it the denser,…Read More
From The Fields : “Forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet”
By Navina Khanna “and forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” —Kahlil Gibran. Our hotel is luscious: the Shahpura House, owned and operated by the local maharaja and maharani. Jaipur is full of historical buildings, fantastical palaces and forts, mostly painted pink. The…Read More
From The Fields : Intrigued and well-fed in Punjab
By Rucha Chitnis We wake up in Ludhiana. View Larger Map It’s day 3 of WEA’s India Women and Agriculture Initiative. We are 14 women, transplants from different parts of the world, who have a deep sense of reverence for land, food cultures and the sanctity of our food systems. We find ourselves transported to…Read More
From The Fields : WEA and Satya-Jyoti Celebrate 350!
By Corinne Almquist We rose before dawn this morning to greet one of the most exciting days of the year: the 350 International Day of Climate Action. Sunrise found us huddled on the station platform in Chandigarh, awaiting our train to Delhi. Hours later, our journey continued by bus into Rajasthan, with the landscape transitioning…Read More