Birdwatching along the Betwa: Abundance threatened by Developmental Activities, Sand Mining

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Observations on wild birds made during a 10-day-long walk along the Betwa – part of Veditum’s Moving Upstream fellowship, from 11 to 20 January, 2019. The walk started near Orai in Uttar Pradesh and ended at Orccha in Madhya Pradesh.  Coordinates: 25.810894, 79.404423 and 25.396116, 78.662907.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3341″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Accounts from the Mahabharata say the nameContinue reading “Birdwatching along the Betwa: Abundance threatened by Developmental Activities, Sand Mining”

Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meeting the River [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]‘Day 1, 11 January: It’s 1 pm and we get our first sighting of the river. We have finally reached the banks of the Betwa. The sun is high in the sky, making its presence felt and the air smells like an afternoon meant for a siesta. We pause and rehydrateContinue reading “Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories”

Application call 2.0 – Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Challenge:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Moving Upstream: Betwa program is part of our Moving Upstream project series. This open call is for applicants interested in tracing on foot a certain section of the Betwa River, documenting various facets according to the brief given to them. The first phase covered the stretch from the confluence with River Yamuna at Hamirpur upto Orchha. We’veContinue reading “Application call 2.0 – Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Walking along the Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3139″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Betwa was a natural succession from walking the Ken river. Part of Veditum’s ‘Moving Upstream’ series of projects which aims to walk along Indian rivers to document & understand them, we initiated a fellowship to expand our perspective. A beautiful collaboration materialised with the Out of Eden Walk as partners forContinue reading “Walking along the Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Application call – Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Challenge:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Moving Upstream: Betwa program is a new addition to our Moving Upstream project series. This open call is for applicants interested in tracing on foot a certain section of the Betwa River, documenting various facets according to the brief given to them. The first phase will cover the stretch from the confluence with River Yamuna at HamirpurContinue reading “Application call – Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Moving Upstream : Betwa – Introduction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”About Moving Upstream:”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The ‘Moving Upstream’ series by Veditum is an attempt to document the rivers of India, bringing out first person narratives as well as large scale data archives on the river ecosystem and life of the people of the basin. We hope to bring out this information to the public in an openContinue reading “Moving Upstream : Betwa – Introduction”