Category Archives: India

The power of walking

Kamala Harris’s future career was shaped by long walks with her grandfather along Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai. Continue reading

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When we are free: a ramblers’ anthem

Today would have been Barbara MacDonald’s 108th birthday. She would have enjoyed the song When we are free by her granddaughter Anna Tanvir. Continue reading

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Farewell to Dehradun

For the last five months I have enjoyed gigs from Dehradun, India Continue reading

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Manikin

On the field trip to Saipet, India, in January, I met Manikin.  I’m afraid I don’t know how to spell his name.  He spoke hardly any English but he gave us a great welcome to the village. When we sat … Continue reading

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Where black sheep are celebrated

I went on a field trip to study pastoralism in the Deccan region of India, at the recent conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons.  Here people’s survival depends on their black Deccani sheep, much as … Continue reading

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Commons worldwide – and beyond

I’m at the International Association for the Study of the Commons conference in Hyderabad, and it’s an eye-opener.  Our commons of England and Wales, 600,000 hectares of land with huge public interest, on which commoners have legal rights in common … Continue reading

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