Kiran Society Varanasi

It was in the early 1990s that I got introduced by Ms Agnes Kunze, who was the founder of KKM in Dehradun, to the Regional Office of SOIR-IM at Rajpur. So happy I was to meet there…

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Dear Forest, With Love

Dear Forest, With Love

If you thought Durga Devi would stop her plantation drive after having already planted half a million trees, think again. Durga, under whose watch the Department of Forest…

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The times they are a-changin'

The times they are a-changin'

In 1964 legendary songwriter and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan was just 22 when he wrote a protest song ‘the times they are a-changin’ that became…

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Knitting Empowerment

Knitting Empowerment

Knitting is not an entirely new skill set for women like Sarita Devi from the foothills of Himalayas. Sunny afternoons in winter calls for get-together sessions where women…

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Bring out the women entrepreneurs

Bring out the women entrepreneurs

In a room full of buyers, Glory and Evangeline try to sell their products. It is not just an additional income opportunity for these rural Indian…

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What is Fair Trade and why should we care?

What is Fair Trade and why should we care?

Everyone’s heard the term Fair Trade. The words conjure images of coffee, chocolate and happy farmers with fresh produce advertised on a product…

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