Logo Design – NetPehchaan

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Netpehchaan (netpehchaan.in) is a project of Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS), a study on internet access takes a close look at the digital divide and digital inequality in one of India’s fastest-growing metropolises – Pune. It aims to understand the extent to which people in low-income, resource-poor and diversely-literate urban settlements are disadvantaged […]

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Rethinking the Annual Report

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It is that dreaded time of the year. No. I am not just talking about 31st March. I am talking of the time that comes next. Preparing the Annual Report. Yes, THE Annual Report. A task which has to be done, which almost everyone I know hates. A task and time which every nonprofit, every […]

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Mei Ram-ew ends with a groovy Disco Soup!

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The event was unique. The gathering was huge. The music unifying. And the message clear – Local is Cool, Cooking is Fun. The Mei Ram-ew ended on a high-voltage note when young and old visitors to the Mei Ram-ew were treated to the unique Disco Soup – where Chefs and volunteers cut, chopped, danced, and […]

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Celebrating a Revival

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Something very interesting is happening in North East India. The local communities have been holding a series of Food Festivals where locally available (wild edibles) and locally grown food (cultivated) are displayed and cooked. Known as Mei Ram ew, and modeled on the Terra Madre and the good, clean, fair concept of Slow Food, these festivals are bringing communities […]

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Logo Design – NESFAS

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The logo was designed for North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), Meghalaya, India, as part of building their brand collaterals. The two different greens of the leaves symbolize beginning and end. As well as young and old… as intergenerational sharing, depicting the importance of both. As the old leaf gives way the young […]

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Finding Footpaths…

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… made for Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)’s programme on Rural Tourism, “Finding Footpaths” is a presentation that takes you into the delights that the village of Shiswad has to offer. It is an invitation to the traveller, not only to explore the environs, but also to make her/his travel meaningful.

Learning from Oriental Traditions of Connecting Food to Sharing

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“Learning from Oriental Traditions of Connecting Food to Sharing” is a presentation made for Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, Rome, presented at the AsiO Forum-2013, Seoul. The presentation uniquely brings out the inherent sharing approach in Indigenous communities and their sharing economy and its similarities to the Good, Clean, Fair approach of the […]