Guest Post by Neyaz Farooquee
(Quotes can be found at the end of the report)
The danger of losing our traditional knowledge forever seems imminent. Sadly, it’s consolidated mostly in rural areas, and mainly where forest cover is high, but seldom does it go out in open or gets transferred to others. The already diminishing chain of transferring the knowledge to the next generation is a matter of grave concern.
Experts of community health and Vaids, the practitioners who possess traditional knowledge are aware of the imminent danger.
In a unique initiative, to address that, CGNet Swara organised a specialised two-day camp – known as Swasthya Swara (Health Swara) – that plans to take the parent CGNet Swara initiative to a specialised and much neglected sphere of community health...Read More >
आम का अचार बनाने की विधि :-
विधि :- सबसे पहले हम सात किलो आम लेते है इनको कम से कम हम 8 घंटे तक ठन्डे पानी में भीगा कर रखते है इसके बाद इन्हें अच्छी तरह से एक कपड़े से साफ कर लेते है ताकि यह साफ हो जाये इसके बाद हम इन्हें काट लेते है...Read More >
A team from the Greenpeace visited Hackergram, Jatkhedi in Bhopal on 31st of May for a three day workshop. The purpose of the team was to observe the way CGNet Swara put Mobile and Internet to effective use in Central India particularly the Adivasi community. CGNet Swara since its inception has been working to better a model which can ensure equitable access to communication, in the process democratizing the process with cheap, fast and efficient tools. Greenpeace team was interested in knowing and understanding this process, at CGNet Swara, as they wanted to examine the feasibility of employing the technology for advocacy and activism in their upcoming projects.
Mahan Company led by corporate giants like Essar and Aditya Birla Groups intends to mine the abundant co...Read More >
Guest Post by Manoj Yadav ji, who was with us in Bhopal in May and June 2013 -
साथियों पिछले दिनों मेरे साथी नरेश विशवास ने मंडला मोबाईल लेकर बुलाया ,ऐसे तो हमेसा मोबाईल साथ लेजाता रहा हू किन्तु यह आग्रह कुछ अलग था .मै मंडला गया वहा सुभ्रांशु जी cgnetसीजी नेट का वर्कशॉप कर रहे थे वहा मोबाइल से संदेश रिकॉर्डिंग करने व् सुनने का अभ्याश कराया जा रहा था मैंने भी स्थानीय गोंडी बोली में एक संदेश रिकॉर्ड कराया मैं सहज समझअपनी दुनिया में मस्त घर वापस आ गया ...Read More >
Guest post by Kudem Sammaiah
मैं एक आदिवासी परिवार से हूँ. मै एक प्राइवेट स्कूल में पढाई किया. इसके बाद मै एक हाईस्कूल में बारहवी पास करने के बाद प्राइवेट स्कूल में टीचर रहा. इसके साथ –साथ मै अपने समाज में जन –सेवा भी करता था. उनके साथ बैठना, और उनके समस्या को सुनकर सम्बंधित अधिकारी से काम करना, समाज में सहभागिता निभाना, ऐसा काम भी करता थ...Read More >
Taniya D’Silva spent a week at the Jatkhedi campus recently and wrote us back this very nice guest post…
“Don’t say it, Rajat. Most horror movies start this way. This space already looks like a war zone.” It is 2:36 a.m and my groggy eyes and sleep-deprived brain tricks me into believing that there is a white hazy figure creeping in through the window. I bury my head and try to sleep. The light from the CFL tube pierces my eye but I refuse to let Rajat turn it off. As long as I can see things, I’m safe. Who knows what kind of things live around here?
I close my eyes. An array of sounds flood my ears- the buzzing blades of the cooler, the cricket in the barn outside, the metal in my bed creaking in pain as I turn to one side and the sound of silence...Read More >
Guest post by Dr Ramesh Pant, our resident “Professor of Herbology”, who hails from Bageshwar in the Himalayas and has been leading the land reclamation effort at the campus in Jatkhedi.
Here Dr Pant talks about the medicinal uses of yams, also known as jimikand, a specimen of which he unearthed recently in the campus.
पुरे भारतबर्ष में जिमीकंद की बिभिन्न प्रजातियां पायी जाती हैं ! यह एक भूमिगत बहुबर्षीय बहुमूल्य कन्द है.जितना पुराना होगा उसकी कन्द उतनी ही स्वस्थ और बड़ी पायी जाती है प्रति बर्ष एक बड़े कन्द में छोटे – छोटे कन्द निकल आते है जिनसे नए नए पोधे उभरने लगते है बिभिन्न प्रकार के जिमी कन्दो में भिन्न प्रकार के फल फूल पत्ती भी पाई जाती है...Read More >
We are happy to announce that we have struck 70 feet of beautiful liquid gold. Well, technically, it is not a discovery as there was a borehole in the property before and we just got it operational again. Having said that, we were a bit apprehensive as the neighbors said we would be lucky to have three feet of water and our entire ecosystem depends heavily on water. Instead what we found was 70 feet of water below 30 feet of land. Basically we have a 100 feet hole and 70 feet is water.
We are already considering rainwater harvesting on another part of the property, as we are still ascertaining the level of water consumption and how much of that might be replenished in the monsoon. In any case, more is always better. If nothing else, we can build a pond and grow lilies in it.
With the hack...Read More >