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Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative

First and Second Authors’ Affiliation: Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: India is home to a multitude of art forms. The rich cultural diversity of India lies at the very root of its existence. However, many of these art forms have either completely vanished into the unknown or are on the verge of extinction. This paper provides a brief account of one such art forms called, Aipan, a Kumaoni folk art practised in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. This is discussed in the backdrop of ‘Project Aipan’, initiated by the Enactus team of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Consisting of rhythmic geometrical patterns made of lines and dots, Aipan is traditionally made on Geru (an earthy-red surface) with white rice paste. It is practiced on special ceremonies and household rituals to evoke divine blessings. Project Aipan worked towards strengthening communities, bound by a common thread of hope fostered by collective entrepreneurial actions. Through this paper, an attempt is made to highlight the struggle to keep alive the Aipan art form and sustaining it for posterity. The role of women in this struggle is also highlighted, be it the Kumaoni women who have been the practitioners of this art form, or the women team of Enactus IPCW who took the charge of protecting this heritage.

Keywords: art forms, Aipan, development, culture, sustainability.

First received on: 09/12/17.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Virmani, Meeta and Nitansha Bansal. "Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative". Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 3.1 (2018): 40-44.

APA:
Virmani, M. & Bansal, N. (2018). Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 3(1), 40-44.

Chicago:
Virmani, Meeta and Nitansha Bansal. "Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative". Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 3, no. 1, (2018): 40-44.

Harvard:
Virmani, M, Bansal, N. 2018. Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 3(1), pp. 40-44.

Vancouver:
Virmani M., Bansal N. Seeking Sustainable Heights in the Lives of Women Through Aipan: Case Study of Enactus IP College Initiative. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2018; 3(1):40-44.

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Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows

First Author Affiliation: Department of Political Science, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Department of Hindi, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The Birdman of India, Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, was one of the first Indians to conduct a systematic and patterned survey of birds in India. W.S. Millard, the Secretary of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) had introduced Salim Ali to the beautiful world of the birds. Millard had identified an unusually coloured sparrow that was actually shot by a young Salim Ali with his air gun. This was a yellow-throated sparrow. Following this, Millard showed Salim Ali the Society’s collection of stuffed birds, and this became the beginning of a marvelous journey of exploring the bird kingdom and establishing great landmarks by Salim Ali. The sparrow had transformed Salim Ali’s world. Undoubtedly, his autobiography was later titled ‘The Fall of a Sparrow’. Salim Ali has very carefully noted in his autobiography as to how this yellow-throated sparrow became the turning point in his life that led him into the fascinating world of ornithology. This research contribution is not about the birdman but the bird, which is rapidly vanishing from our vicinity. The reasons for the decline of the sparrow are varied but the fact of the matter is that the natural world around us is rapidly receding. And the decline of the sparrow is an alarm, a warning against the degrading ecosystems, and an alarm against blind-folded urbanisation which is leading to human-induced disasters.

Keywords: disaster, ecology, sparrow, urbanisation.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Sharma, Jyoti T and Harsh Bala Sharma. “Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 86-90.

APA:
Sharma, J.T., & Sharma H.B. (2017). Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 86-90.

Chicago:
Sharma, Jyoti T and Harsh Bala Sharma. “Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 86-90.

Harvard:
Sharma, J., Sharma, H.B. 2017. Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 86-90.

Vancouver:
Sharma JT, Sharma HB. Reflecting on the Relationship Between Human Beings and Sparrows. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):86-90.

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A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India

Author’s Affiliation: Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: Wetlands are highly productive ecosystems which provide multiple-value ecosystem services. The Loktak Lake wetland is located in the Bishnupur district of the Indian state of Manipur, and is the largest freshwater wetland in Northeast India. The lake is used extensively by local people as a source of water for irrigation and domestic use and is an important wintering and staging area for water birds, particularly ducks. The Loktak Lake has a socioeconomic and cultural relationship with the people of Manipur. However, of late, the impacts of increase in population, urbanisation and the rapid pace of development have started being felt on Loktak Lake. The once over 266 sq. km large Loktak Lake is now showing signs of shrinking and reduction in wetland spread. The lake had a seasonal and pulsating characteristic which kept it clean and healthy. However, changes in its hydrology due to regulation of water flow for development purpose are now showing a detrimental effect on the health of this wetland. The following article is an attempt at putting greater focus on the lifeline of Manipur, the Loktak Lake and a floating island paradise where tourism is wanting.

Keywords: Loktak Lake, wetland, ecosystem services, Manipur.

First received on: 03/01/17.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Devi, Konsam N. “A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 30-35.

APA:
Devi, K.N. (2017). A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), 30-35.

Chicago:
Devi, Konsam N. “A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 1, (2017): 30-35.

Harvard:
Devi, K.N., 2017. A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), pp. 30-35.

Vancouver:
Devi KN. A Wetland and a Lifeline: the Importance of Loktak Lake for Manipur, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(1):30-35.

Views: 198

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