Kalpavriksh Kids’ Book Reading Session…
Critters around our home : The book is a peek into the lives of some of the creatures we see in and around our homes.
Has anyone told you that a gecko can detach its tail? Or that some moths live only for a week or two?
Find out about these creatures and many more… and also join us for lively chat and discussions with the author of the book Sanjay Sondhi.
Sanjay Sondhi is a Dehradun-based naturalist and also author of numerous books and technical papers on amphibians and reptiles, birds, butterflies and moths and other Indian wildlife.
Date: 24th May Time: 11.00 AMVenue: zoomLink for the meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3054248797?pwd=WmF5U204WW9temo2Y3ZEczYxQ29Kdz09
Meeting ID: 305 424 8797Password: 9fg3K1
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Thursday, May 21. Post-Everything Worlds: A Pluriversal Webinar
Thursday, May 21, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. California time,
Zoom link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/2295905339
Please join us for a plunge into the amazing array of alternative ideas, practices, and experiments from all over the world!
This webinar will include some of the folks associated with the visionary book Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary, and scholar-activists who are working on the many worlds that are coming forward even as we endure the coronavirus crisis.
It is co-sponsored by the University of California, Santa Barbara Environmental and Climate Justice Hub, the Global Tapestry of Alternatives, and the participants in the class, The World in
2050 2025: Systemic Alternatives.
Federico Demaria is a lecturer in ecological economics and political ecology at the University of Barcelona; as well as a member of Research & Degrowth. He is a co-author of The case for degrowth, and co-editor of Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, and Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.
Ashish Kothari, Founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium. Participated in people’s movements including Narmada Bachao Andolan; helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam and Global Tapestry of Alternatives processes and Radical Ecological Democracy network. He has (co)authored or (co)edited many books, including Churning the Earth: Making of Global India (with Aseem Shrivastava) and Alternative Futures: India Unshackled (ed., with KJ Joy).
Susan Paulson studies and teaches about gender, class, and ethnoracial systems interacting with bodies and environments. She has researched and taught in Latin America for thirty years, fifteen of those living in South America among low-income, low-impact communities. Susan currently serves as Professor at the University of Florida, and is studying changing masculinities among men who perform painful and dangerous labor in extractive industries. Her recent publications include Degrowth: culture, power and change; Pluriversal learning: pathways toward a world of many worlds; and From pandemic to care-full degrowth.
Alberto Acosta es Economista ecuatoriano. Profesor universitario. Fue ministro de Energía y Minas, presidente de la Asamblea Constituyente, candidato a la Presidencia de la República. Miembro del Grupo de Trabajo Alternativas al Desarrollo de la Fundación Rosa Luxemburg. Juez del Tribunal Internacional de los Derechos de la Naturaleza: Compañero de ruta de movimientos sociales.
Giorgos Kallis is an ecological economist from Greece. He is an ICREA Research Professor at ICTA – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he teaches political ecology. He is one of the principal advocates of the theory of degrowth.
Texts for the webinar
Ashish Kothari, Arturo Escobar, Ariel Salleh, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta, “Can the coronavirus save the planet?” (March 26, 2020), https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/can-coronavirus-save-planet/
Susan Paulson, Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria, and Giorgos Kallis with Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance, “From pandemic toward care-full degrowth” (April 30, 2020), Interface: a journal for and about social movements, https://www.interfacejournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Paulson-et-al.pdf
Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh,Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta, co-editors. Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary (New York: Columbia University Press, and Delhi: Tulika Books/AuthorsUpFront, 2019), https://www.radicalecologicaldemocracy.org/pluriverse/
Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria, “The case for degrowth in a time of pandemic” (May 14, 2020), https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/case-degrowth-time-pandemic/
#6 Vikalp Varta : Panchayat’s Response through Self-Governance and Inter-generational Learning : A dialogue with Suresh Chhanga, Sarpanch of Kunariya village, Kachchh, Gujarat
Vikalp Varta invites you to its 6th dialogue with Suresh Chhanga, Sarpanch (Head) of the Kunariya village, in Kachchh, Gujarat.
Suresh Chhanga, will share the story of how the Kunariya village panchayat by attempting self-governance, people’s participation and promoting inter-generational learning has been empowered to respond to the Covid crises.
He will be joined by some of the members of the COVID response team of the village at the Varta.
The session shall be moderated by Shrishtee Bajpai from Kalpavriksh, Pune.
See you all on Saturday, 23rd May, from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.
Zoom ID : 85608670080
Please feel free to share this invite within your individual networks, especially folks working in the ground in rural and semi-urban spaces.
Thank you! Kind regards, Vikalp Varta Team
Vikalp Sangam Core Group Statement On The Need For Creative, Long-Term Alternatives In View Of COVID-19
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Youth revive traditional crafts in Kachchh, India. To read the article, please click here.
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Kalpavriksh Children Books are on the Parag- An initiative of Tata Trusts Honour List !
We are extending our celebrations with all of you, get the four Kalpavriksh-Parag books on discount !
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The Poop Book! + People and Wildlife + Critters around our Homes + Saving the Dalia Lama’s Cranes = INR 600/- now at INR 500/- !
Offer valid till 29 February 2020
New Book: The State of Wildlife and Protected Areas in Maharashtra: News and Information from the Protected Area Update 1996-2015
For nearly two and a half decades now the Protected Area Update (PAU)
has religiously presented a consolidated account of India’s wildlife and
protected area (PA) network. Published six times a year, it carries in a
tightly edited format, news and information of what is happening in, to
and around these national parks and sanctuaries that have been at the
core of India’s wildlife conservation strategy.
In the second of a series of edited books that synthesis this huge body
of information on geographical lines The State of Wildlife and Protected
Areas in Maharashtra – News and information from the Protected Area
Update 1996–2015 presents a consolidated historical account of
developments in the PA network in Maharashtra over two decades. While
the primary unit still remains the individual protected area, the time
line has changed from two months of one issue to 20 years that this
In following one news item after another about any particular PA we see
what happened month after month, year after year; what developments
recurred at what periodicity; what were the issues that were important
and what was done about them – it’s an important glimpse into the
contemporary history of a place (many places) marked on the map as a
Edited by Pankaj Sekhsaria; Published by the Duleep
Matthai Nature Conservation Trust, Kalpavriksh and Rainfed Books;
xii+235pp; 100 line drawings; Price Rs. 400; ISBN: 9788192326931
Book can be currently bought for a 20% discount.
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