Press Release: Ken Yatra – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] SANDRP & VEDITUM Press Note : 19th April 2018 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Ken is considered to be one of India’s cleaner rivers. It is part of the Ganga basin and meets the Yamuna at Chilla Ghat in Banda District, Uttar Pradesh. To closely understand the  Ken, this walk along the Ken was organised by SANDRP –Continue reading “Press Release: Ken Yatra – Moving Upstream”

Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River

[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”

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”

Tuberculatus trees, Rain Forests and Cauvery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To do or not to do? There are few things in life that leave me utterly fascinated. When you step into the world of forestry, you realize that the world of ecology – leaving behind the technicalities of science and panic-inducing calculus – is one that is filled with wisdom ready to be imparted toContinue reading “Tuberculatus trees, Rain Forests and Cauvery”

Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream

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”

Finding shade – 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 well in a river, the story of Semara

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”

Ahmedabad City WaterWalks – Of Water, Birds and Beings

(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.

Ganga: Moving Upstream – Second Leg

Rewind: Last June, as part of our Moving Upstream series of projects, Siddharth started walking along the river Ganga from Gangasagar, West Bengal. Moving from the ocean to the glaciers at 14000 feet, the attempt was to present a very personal narrative of the Ganga and stories of the people who affect and are affected by it. This was the firstContinue reading “Ganga: Moving Upstream – Second Leg”

Chennai City Water Walks

(This is a guest post by Prithvi Mahadevan, who is taking the lead for the Chennai leg of our City Water Walks initiative.)   I was strolling on one of the beaches in Chennai, when Akshay got in touch with me and presented me with the wonderful idea of ‘City Water Walks’ and ‘Moving Upstream’. It all seemed bizarre to me then,Continue reading “Chennai City Water Walks”