Tag: Tribal Rights

Firefighting in the Forests: What Goes Wrong Every Year

If we know when and where forest fires are likely to occur in India, then why is managing them such a challenge for communities and the Forest Department?

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

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...

Who Will Protect the Mental Justice of Deprived Communities?

Growing up, I would never have a fitting response for my school friends when they laughed at me for spending hours in line to...

In Her Opinion: Dolly Kikon on Resource Extraction in Northeast India

Coal and oil mining in Northeast India have come to light now and then, whether it’s the recent news of illegal coal mining in...

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...