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Know Your Publishing Space: Predatory Journals: Publish and Perish!

Predatory journals solely exist for monetary profit without any commitment to publishing ethics or quality of research. Not only do they damage the reputation of individual researchers and institutions, but more dangerously, they p...

Category: Current Affairs

by Shubhada Nagarkar

Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Bringing Balance to the Ecosystem: Restoring Degraded Wildlife Habitats

Restoring wildlife habitat around Shivnagari, Ajmer, Rajasthan has ensured that domestic animals of the village are no longer under threat. This has also meant better pastureland for the cattle ...

Category: Current Affairs

by Anjali P Iyer

World Wetlands Day: View from Loktak Wetland Complex

Fisher unions and farming communities of Manipur, India, commemorated the 2021 World Wetlands Day (2nd February) at Tonoma Chingjin, Mamang Ching, Pumlen Pat - a wetland devastated by the Ithai Barrage of the Loktak Hydroelectric Project. [Based ...

Category: Current Affairs

by Ngamee Lup, Indigenous Perspectives IP, Environment Support Group ESG

Know Your Publishing Space: Open Access Publishing

Publishing research in open access journals has been widely discussed over the last decade. Both free access and open access give the reader seamless access to research papers/articles. So, what’s the difference? This article discusses the credibilit...

Category: Current Affairs

by Shubhada Nagarkar

Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Regain and Regenerate Creating Accountability for the Commons

The mere passing of laws and regulations to preserve village commons, regenerate natural resources and enrich villages does not ensure their operationalisation. What is needed is a concerted attempt to e...

Category: Current Affairs

by Anjali P Iyer

Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Shahpura Explores Innovative Ways of Governing the Commons

This case study describes is how a village, Shahpura, collectively saved its common land, developed a plantation and innovated a way to water it regularly wihout adding to women’s burden. It is a part of a ...

Category: Current Affairs

by Anjali P Iyer

eSS Sunday Edit: Humanities and the Public Good

Constitutions and founding principles, including our own, were drafted by those who studied Humanities and its cognate fields, which helped them see far into the future. The plan and vision remains, as ever before, with the Humanities....

Category: Editorials

by Pramod K. Nayar

Tribute: Diego Maradona

Even now, over 30 years after he scored that incredible ‘goal of the century’ against the English team in the World Cup, and despite his later descent into drugs and addictions, Maradona remains an icon, and a mystery....

Category: Current Affairs

by Shibaji Bose

eSS Sunday Edit: The New Cultures of Learning : Pedagogy Online

With online education, multimodal literacy is poised for a boom. To ensure that the enhancement made possible by this form of literacy reaches more demographics, a radical rethinking of pedagogics seems inevitable....

Category: Editorials

by Pramod K. Nayar

Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies:Reclaiming Commons - Restoring and Protecting Grazing Lands from Illegal Dumping

While tourism may support a town economy, it can also damage the environment and ecology of the surrounding villages and destroy common grazing lands. Here’s how two villages fought to pr...

Category: Current Affairs

by Anjali P Iyer
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