Lakshmi Sarah

Producer, Educator & Writer

Category Archives: Project Groundswell Posts

Ancient Wisdom from Women Farmers in Mandakini Valley

The following are two profiles of women farmers from the Mandakini Valley in the Garhwal Himalayas, India. “Everything comes from the earth. We sow one, and thousands come.” – Ganeshi Devi, Bhattwari … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Of Gender and Farming: India’s Mandakini Valley

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell “What was her village before she was married?” I asked. “kyu? [Why?]” I heard a voice from the kitchen question in return. I thought it … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

India’s Tehri Dam: Stopping the Flow of Life?

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell “There’s no means to live here anymore,” said Mooni Devi, a 42-year-old farmer in the village of Sau Upu in the Tehri Valley. “What … Continue reading

October 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ode to the Delhi Metro

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell My fear of Delhi began sometime in the wee hours of the morning a few years ago when I was stuck in a freshly … Continue reading

October 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Debunking Development in Rural India

This post originally appeared in Project Groundswell When I arrived at my host family’s house in rural India, I immediately wondered how and why they had a TV and no toilet. … Continue reading

September 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Doha, Qatar – The New Bicycle City?

I rode my bicycle to and from work on the streets of Ahmedabad, India. A city where out of 100 residents only 15 to 18 use the existing public transport … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

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