Tag: Forest

At the Heart of Mizoram-Assam Border Clashes, a Reserved Forest

The Inner Line Reserve Forest, the events that led to the forest's demarcation, and the colonial history of resource extraction in Northeast India lie at the heart of border clashes between Mizoram and Assam.

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.

The Scattered Implementation of Forest Rights Among the Siddis of Karnataka

The Siddis, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, occupy a special place in the history of India—they are one of the few historical African diasporic...

What’s in a name? The ‘Odia Kandha’, their OTFD status, and...

Harbandhao Pradhan was 12 in 1952, which is when the first settlement process took place in his village of Sankhajodi, in Odisha’s Nayagarh district....

The State is Evicting Forest Dwellers in J&K and Implementing The...

In the throes of Jammu and Kashmir’s winter earlier this month, pastoralists were in for a shock. About 10,000 apple trees were razed by...

“With Dehradun’s Airport Expansion, We are Shooting Ourselves in the Foot”

Two years ago, drivers on the Doiwala-Rishikesh-Dehradun road were in for a surprise. An elephant walked onto the road. Traffic was disrupted and people...

#Dialogues: Implementing FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha...

Edited by Malavika VN What factors have stymied the effectiveness of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India? What misconceptions prevent the FRA from...

Changing Notions of Human-Leopard Conflict around Jhalana Leopard Reserve, Jaipur

The news of a pregnant elephant dying after consuming a pineapple filled with crackers in Kerala has been doing the rounds. The fact that...

“It has become Acid”: Aravallis battle against Garbage Disposal and More

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore “When we were around 9 years old, we used to go to the bani, and you would not believe the kind...