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Eternal Bhoomi features positive initiatives and stories of activists, philosophers, farmers, teachers, artists and others about living with conciousness of being earth citizens, also great perspectives and articles by renowned writers and thinkers from around the world.

Current Issue: Jan Mar 2017
Local Water Solutions

Typically today, we expect our Governments to ensure that our water and other basic needs are looked after. So Governments around the world run huge organisations  with centralised control for procuring and storing grains, putting up nuclear power plants, managing water and energy systems and so on. And we, as individuals and local communities have forgotten to take charge of basic essentials for ourselves.

Editorial

Typically today, we expect our Governments to ensure that our water and other basic needs are looked after. So Governments around the world run huge organisations with centralised control for procuring and storing grains, putting up nuclear power plants, managing water and energy systems and so on. And we, as individuals and local communities have forgotten to take charge of basic essentials for ourselves.

Selected Articles
A few articles from our current issue are offered below in full, to view other articles please browse this issue.

'The Lakes Are Still Alive' by Anupam Mishra is helping villagers rediscover ancient water-conservation methods, writes Nivedita Khandekar.

This year, in the parched district of Mahoba in Bundelkhand, in southern Uttar Pradesh, where persistent drought has led to large-scale migration over the past decade, several ponds were full of water even before the monsoon began.

Eco

In a world where we constantly hear of ecological destruction as well as an increasing poverty of wellbeing, we also have innumerable organisations, groups, leaders and ideas emerging to provide solutions to help reverse the trend. One such solution is that of eco-spirituality. It is not at all a new theme - all religions and spiritual traditions have to a greater or lesser extent talked of reverence for Nature, and how humans beings need to live in harmony with Nature.

Building ‘water intelligence’ in future generations has to begin with home, schools and colleges in this era of formal and structured education. Rema Kumar, a passionate educationist who believes that Education can still be part of the solution writes an open Letter to Parents, Educators and Curriculum Planners.

Dear All,

Shikha Shah takes us through various traditional and innovative water conservation methods used in different parts of the country.

The year was 2014. Siddharth Agarwal, along with a friend set out on a cycling expedition. The journey spanned over a month, from Kharagpur to Mumbai and that too in the peak of the summer season. They called it ‘The Madness Project’. And quite aptly so! They did it to gain an authentic understanding of the issues the communities they met on the way.