Moderator: Harini Nagendra
07 November 2022 | 2:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Moderator: Mansee Lal Bhargava
02 November 2022 | 5 PM to 6 PM
Giving voice to our cause
How narratives of river-human entanglement can open up new ways in the study of life, in river landscapes
Namrata Sharma, student intern, Azim Premji University, in Guwahati Times, highlights how people from the Miyah community, living in the flood-prone regions of Assam, have devised various ways to adapt to the instability of rivers — a lifestyle as fluid as the Brahmaputra.
Rivers of Life: How villagers joined hands to save Rushikulya river, Odisha
A Lalitha and Rajama, student interns at Azim Premji University, share the story of their villages in Ganjam district, Odisha, with Sanika Athawale, in Times of India, to show how collective action saved the river system.
Machines on the river bed: A case study of Teesta and Rongyong
Indiscriminate mining is choking parts of the Teesta and Rongyong in Sikkim, writes Pema Yangden, a student intern at Azim Premji University, in Sikkim Chronicle.
Rivers of Life: An exhibition where children learn river conservation from personal stories
More than 300 persons worked for six months to create and curate the event, says Kunal Sharma, Faculty member, Azim Premji University, in conversation with Chiranjeevi Kulkarni, in Deccan Herald.
Explore 70 rivers at Rivers of Life festival, an initiative by Azim Premji University
Apart from Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Cauvery rivers, the Rivers of Life festival has also captured details of lesser-known but equally important rivers such as Ayad (Udaipur, Rajasthan), Arpa (Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh) and Khad (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh).
Why do we not see that our cities have come up around rivers?
There is severe stress on our rivers when we treat them like a resource that can be exploited instead of protecting them, reiterates Kunal Sharma, faculty member, Azim Premji University, in conversation with Jashvitha Dhagey, in Question of Cities.