‘Where does the river flow’ is an illustrated essay by artist Khyati Pathak, exploring the question: ‘Where did the river go?’
Over the past few years, as part of the Moving Upstream series of projects at Veditum, we have been diligently walking along rivers in India and documenting the socio-ecological situation that exists. These exercises aim to establish a publicly available baseline for a better understanding of our ecological condition, while allowing an intimate understanding ofContinue reading “Walking to River Betwa’s source – Moving Upstream”
Reflections from a 300km walk along river Betwa in Bundelkhand, as part of Veditum’s ‘Moving Upstream’ series of projects.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In January 2018, I was invited to TEDxLNMIIT to share my story. The talk was designed considering the immediate audience of young college students, and the general distancing we observe from the cause & effect of human induced climate change. I presented ‘A case for slowing down - Walking along rivers in India’ and the ideaContinue reading “A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]”
Press release capturing notes from a 600km walk along River Ken by SANDRP and Veditum India Foundation
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Pancheshwar dam is proposed to be taller than any dam currently standing on earth. It also happens to be the dam that might impound the still free Mahakali river, the last Himalayan river that still flows free from source to confluence. There have been various reports about the many technical issues with the constructionContinue reading “Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River”
This post is in continuation to: ‘Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream‘. These posts attempt at answering one of the most common questions that people ask in relation to our long walks, “how do you manage your stay while walking?”. The first part showed you glimpses from the first leg of the journey through the plains in WestContinue reading “Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”
How did you manage? One of the most common questions that people ask in relation to the long walk along the river Ganga is, “how did you manage your stay while walking?”. It is a legitimate doubt and through a couple of posts on our website, we offer you a glimpse into what ensued. The dynamicsContinue reading “Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”
Open wells and society: The well has been celebrated as a place for social interactions, encouraging people to share their daily lives with each other while they draw water. At times, a sight of relief for the farmer who has toiled hard or the traveller who has covered great distance, and also an assurance inContinue reading “Open well in a river, the story of Semara”
(This is a guest blog by Dipani Sutaria and Renu Desai with inputs from Mansi Shah and Vrushti Mawani, who are taking the lead for the Ahmedabad leg of our City Water Walks initiative) Maps and graphics by Mansi Shah.