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Amidst Lockdown, Odisha’s Forest-Dependent Communities Have Their Hands Tied

“We fear that we will run out of cash and food soon,” says Subhashree Madi, a member of the Mahila Jan Shakti Sangathan of...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Conservation, Rights and Exclusion in...

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri “The Forest Department is not ready to share its power; it sees itself as a landlord of these forest areas. The...

The Bastion Dialogues: Dr. Uma Maheshwari Chimirala

Interviewed by Ayush Jain on 11th March 2019 This week, The Bastion’s Ayush Jain delved deep into the Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) system. Set...

‘Developing’ Education or Cultural Distancing? Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Written by Ayush Jain Ever since Independence, the educational indicators of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have been much lower compared to the rest of...

Of the people, By the People, but For Whom? Building Environmental...

Written by Sourya Reddy  Another election season is upon us, and the echoes of electoral promises are getting louder and more chaotic. Amidst this “festival...

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...