Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories

Meeting the River 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 rehydrate ourselves.Continue reading “Moving Upstream: Betwa – Her people and their stories”

Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the sameContinue reading “Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken”

A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]

[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]”

Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Left, right, left, right, left, right In my head my legs are the extreme ends of a swinging pendulum, repeating the same movements, but surely getting somewhere. In that sense walking long distances is like a physical metaphor of time passing. And when walking in India, you pass through space and time while passingContinue reading “Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga”

Walking across India as a Woman – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a guest blog by Nupur Agrawal. She had joined our Moving Upstream project andwalked with us for almost400kms fromBijnor, Uttar Pradesh toGangotri, Uttarakhand along the Ganga as we documented the river. In the ongoing movement forgender equality, we feel it is imperative that everyonecontributes in creating a more open society with equal opportunitiesContinue reading “Walking across India as a Woman – Moving Upstream”

Resting Spots – Walking across India – Moving Upstream

This post is in continuation to: ‘Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream‘.These posts attempt atanswering oneof the most common questions that peopleask in relation toourlong 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 peopleask 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 youa glimpse into what ensued.   The dynamicsContinue reading “Finding shade – Walking across India – Moving Upstream”

Chennai City Water Walks – The Canal Tale

  Can you imagine a city of villages? How would it be to have a cluster of villages with the right amount of open spaces, right amount of built and the water in the purest form? Well, Chennai or more aptly Madras was one such utopian idea before urbanisation stole its innocence to makeContinue reading “Chennai City Water Walks – The Canal Tale”

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”

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